2014 Digital Ball

May 3, 2014

TechBridge is pleased to announce that the annual Digital Ball celebrated continued success in its fourteenth year. The black tie event held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis brought together over 800 technology, business and nonprofit leaders for an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. Welcomed by over 50 IT executive Digital Ball Hosts, 100 sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission – to help nonprofits be more impactful through technology.

Click to view:
– 2014 Digital Ball Photo Gallery
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2014 Digital Ball Receptions Photo Gallery
– 2014 Digital Ball Program
– 2014 Digital Ball Host Photo
– TechBridge Impact Video

Produced for TechBridge by 

We were thrilled to have Booth 61 recording at this year’s Digital Ball!  See below for sound bites from various guests.

Walt Carter, CIO, Generation Mortgage Company
Lisa LaRoque, ED, GCLA
Bill VanCuren, CIO, NCR, and Karen Renner, CIO, Novelis
Karen Kreider, CIO, U.S. Automotive Parts Group of Genuine Parts Company
Jess Jones, Sales Support, HUNTER Technical
Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society
Aaron Hillegas, Founder, Big Nerd Ranch, and Charles Brian Quinn, CEO, Big Nerd Ranch
James Franklin, CEO, TechBridge
Alan Stukalsky, CIO, Randstad

Additionally, there was a very special broadcast after the 2014 Digital Ball with Booth 61 – listen here.

Overview

2014 Digital Ball Hosts


We have an ever-growing group of CIO supporters, and we appreciate them lending their time, resources, and enthusiasm.

2014 Digital Ball® Co-Chairs

2014 Karen_Renner Karen Renner
CIO
Novelis
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Host since 2011 | TIA Judge 2012 – 2013
2013 VanCuren web Bill VanCuren
CIO
NCR Corporation
Hometown: Laurelville, OH
Host since 2010 | TIA Judge since 2010

2014 Digital Ball Hosts Emeritus

TechBridge™ is grateful for the support of the CIO community, past and present. This year, we would like to salute the following as members of the Digital Ball Hosts Emeritus group for their significant commitment to TechBridge.

7 Becky Blalock
Managing Partner
Advisory Capital
Hometown: Greenville, SC
8 Bob DeRodes
President
DeRodes Enterprises, LLC
Hometown: Wooster, OH
17 Fran Dramis
CEO
F. Dramis, LLC
Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio
Sandra Hofmann
Board Member
Gadfly; TiE – Atlanta
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Seral-Web John Seral
IT Advisor
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Hometown: Chicago, IL

2014 Digital Ball Hosts

 

Dave Barnes
SVP & CIO
UPS
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Co-Chair 2010-11 | Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2006
BenedickRay-apron2web Ray Benedick
VP – IT Supply Chain & Finance
The Home Depot
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2011
Candeto-Web Dan Candeto
CIO – North America
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2009 | TIA Judge 2010
Carter-Web Walt Carter
CIO
Generation Mortgage Company
Hometown: LaGrange, NC
Host since 2012
2014 Curt Carver Curt Carver
Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Cheriyan Anil Cheriyan
CIO
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
TIA Judge 2013
ClabbyWeb James Clabby
CIO
AIG Advisors
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Host since 2013
Beach-Clark-Web Beach Clark
VP Information Technology
Georgia Aquarium
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2006
Larry-Clark-Web-2010 Larry Clark
Former CIO
PSA Healthcare
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge 2006
Coleman_Kenneth Kenny Coleman
SVP & CIO
Southern Company
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Host since 2012
Keith Credendino
VP, Global ECommerce & Guest Solutions
IHG
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2013
Lee Crump
Group VP & CIO
Rollins, Inc.
Hometown: State College, PA
Host since 2012
Nancy DAmico 2013 for website Nancy D’Amico
SVP & CIO
LeasePlan
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Host since 2010
2014 Julia Davis Julia Davis
SVP & CIO
Aflac
Wyckoff, NJ
2014 Tim Davis Tim Davis
VP IT
Agilysys
Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Host in 2009
Dunbar-Photo John Dunbar
CIO
Atlantic American Corporation
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Host 2007 – 12
Jay Ferro
CIO
American Cancer Society
Hometown: Munster, IN
Host since 2010 | TIA Judge 2012
FikseWeb Sheryl Fikse Bunton
VP & CIO
AGCO Corporation
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Host since 2012 | Judge 2013
Jay Fisher Jay Fisher
CIO
Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services
Hometown: Neenah, WI
Host since 2013
Frey-Web Larry Frey
CIO
EnPro Industries
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Host since 2012 | TIA Judge 2005-11
Gautam Web Praveen Gautam
VP – IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture
Brambles
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Host since 2013
Gilbert Doug Gilbert
CIO
ABM
Hometown: Upper Arlington, Ohio
Host since 2013
Ashish Gupta
CIO
GE Energy Management
Hometown: Delhi, India
Host since 2013
Hadley 2 Bob Hadley
VP of Technology
AutoTrader.com
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2013
Haywood Melanee Haywood
Managing Director, Airline Operations & Corporate Services
Delta Air Lines
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
TIA Judge 2013
Bob Hesskamp
SVP, CNN Broadcast Engineering & Systems Technology
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Host since 2011 | TIA Judge since 2011
Jean Holley
SVP & CIO
Brambles
Hometown: Roswell, GA
Host since 2013
2014 Kathy Kay Kathy Kay
SVP Application Services
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Keefe-Web Robert Keefe
SVP & CTO & CIO
Mueller Water Products, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2013
2014 Bryson Koehler Bryson Koehler
CIO
The Weather Company
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Host in 2010
Karen Kreider 2013 Karen Kreider
CIO, U.S. Automotive Parts Group
Genuine Parts Company
Hometown: Reading, PA
Host since 2013
Kunkel-Web Barbara Kunkel
CIO
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2007
2014 Mike Manos Mike Manos
CTO
First Data
Hometown: Chicago, IL
McDearisWeb Kevin McDearis
CIO
Manhattan Associates
Hometown: Calhoun, GA
Host since 2013
Scott McGlaun Scott McGlaun
CIO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Host in 2006
2014 Miriam McLemore web Miriam McLemore
CIO – Global Functions
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Smyrna, GA
2014 Gregory Morrison Gregory Morrison
SVP, CIO
Cox Enterprises
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
Host since 2003 | TIA Judge 2006 – 12
2014 Michael Noel Michael Noel
CTO
Manheim
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2013
Karen Painter
SVP Enterprise Applications
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Hometown: Grantville, GA
Host since 2012
Eric Pearson Eric Pearson
EVP & CIO
IHG
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Pekala-Web Joseph Pekala
VP & CIO
Graphic Packaging International
Hometown: Madison, WI
Host in 2009, 2011, 2013 | TIA Judge 2009
2014 Tom Phillips Thomas Phillips
CIO
Elavon
Hometown: Winthrop, ME
2014 Vijay Raghavan Vijay Raghavan
EVP & CTO
LexisNexis
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
2014 Jon Ramsey Jon Ramsey
CTO
Dell SecureWorks
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
2014 Raymond Repic Ray Repic
VP IT
Dell SecureWorks
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Ryan-Web Mark Ryan
SVP & CIO
Travelport
Hometown: Cartersville, GA
Host 2011 & 2013
Jim Scholefield
CTO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Asbury Park, NJ
Host 2013 | TIA Judge since 2013
Louise-Scott Louise Scott
CIO – Georgia Region
Southern Company
Hometown: Gloversville, NY
Host since 2012
SherlockWeb Janet Sherlock
CIO & SVP
Carter’s, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2013
2014 Ed Smith Ed Smith
CTO
AutoTrader Group
Hometown: Washington D.C.
Steinike-Web Ed Steinike
VP, CIO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge 2008 – 09 | Co-Chair 2012 – 2013
Stukalsky-Web Alan Stukalsky
CIO
Randstad
Hometown: Miami, FL
Host since 2010-11, 2013
2014 CindyTaylor Cindy Taylor
VP IT
Oxford Industries
Hometown: Marietta, GA
2014 Bob Toupin Bob Toupin
CIO
BlueLinx Corporation
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
TrainorWeb John Trainor
CIO
Aaron’s, Inc.
Hometown: Calhoun, GA
Host since 2013
Gene Viscelli
CIO
King & Spalding, LLP
Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Host since 2012 | Judge since 2011
2014 Digital Ball Sponsors
Through the support of our sponsors, TechBridge™ is able to deliver critical technology services and solutions to Atlanta nonprofits. We are honored by our sponsors decision to invest in the work of TechBridge and appreciate the trust they place in us to make their investment in the community really count.

Presenting Sponsor
Accenture

Terabyte/$30,000 Sponsors
 Avaya 2014    Dell logo
 Infor    Insight_logo
 Coca-Cola Logo
 VIP Reception/$20,000 
Big Nerd Ranch
 Raffle Match/$20,000 
EMC
Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsors
ATT      CIBER
First-Data      HP
McKessonHealthcare      PwC-Logo_4-Color-2011
QTS 2014      SalesForce logo2
Slalom 2014      TSA logo
Turner logo       
Vonage 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsors

ABM
AirWatch
ASAP Solutions Group, LLC
Avanade
Bob & Bernadette DeRodes
Brambles
Cloudera
Cognizant
CSI Leasing, Inc.
Delta Air Lines
Ernst & Young, LLP
GE Energy Management
Genpact
Genuine Parts Company and Grant Thornton, LLP
IBM
IHG
ING U.S. / VOYA
iVision and J. Bartlett, LLC
LexisNexis
Liaison Technologies
Macy’s Systems and Technology
Manheim
Microsoft
Mitchell Martin, Inc.
Mitel and United Technology Group
NCR
Norfolk Southern Corporation
OpenText | GXS
Oracle
Paramount Software Solutions, Inc.
Peak 10 and CommVault
PGi
ProSys
Qlik
S3 – Strategic Staffing Solutions
Silverpop
Sogeti USA
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
The Home Depot
The Intersect Group
UPS
VeriStor Systems
Virtustream
Wipro

Kilobyte/$6,000 Sponsors

Abacus Solutions
Alston & Bird, LLP
Atlantic Trust
AutoTrader.com
B2B Technologies, LLC
Box
CCCi
CIO Partners
Corus360
Cox Enterprises
CTS, Inc.
Elavon, Inc.
Gadfly
Georgia CIO Leadership Association
Habif, Arogeti, & Wynne, LLP
HUNTER Technical
LeasePlan
Matlen Silver
nVision Studios
Oversight Systems
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
RCG Global Services
Rollins, Inc.
SHI International Corp.
Silicon Valley Bank
SIM Atlanta
Smith & Howard
Southern Company
The Madison Henry Group
The Weather Company
Thompson Technologies, Inc.
Troutman Sanders, LLP

 

Event Producer
Summit Partner
 Evanta-CIO-ES
2014 Digital Ball Key Dates

Sponsor Reception

September 24, 2013 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Hosted by Bryson Koehler, EVP & CIO, The Weather Company,
300 Interstate N. Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
To see photos, go here.

Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
GA Tech Hotel & Conference Center – Club Lounge
800 Spring Street, Atlanta GA 30308
Directions
To see photos, go here.

Early Sponsor Commitment Deadline

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sponsors who commit to a $10,000 sponsorship or above by December 31, 2013, will receive an additional ticket to the Digital Cocktail™ in March 2014.

Sponsor Reception

February 12, 2014
Hosted by Janet Sherlock, SVP & CIO, Carter’s Inc.
3438 Peachtree Road NE, 10th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30326 

Final Sponsor Commitment Deadline

Friday, February 14, 2014* * Assumes event does not sell out before this date

Digital Cocktail™

* Exclusive reception for $10k+ sponsors only
March 26, 2014 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Hosted by Karen Renner, CIO, Novelis, and Bill VanCuren, CIO, NCR
To see photos, go here.

Digital Ball® Orientation

April 15, 2014 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Accenture Office
75 5th Street, Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA 30308

Digital Ball VIP Reception

* Exclusive reception for $15k+ sponsors only
Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303
Directions

Digital Ball

Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 6:30pm until Midnight
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303
Directions Note: Rooms are available at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the discounted rate of $119/night for May 3rd.  Book your room here.
To see photos, go here.

Private Breakfast with Co-Chair

June 25, 2014, 8 am – 10:30 am
* Exclusive reception for $10k+ sponsors only
Hosted by Bill VanCuren, CIO, NCR
To see photos, go here.

2014 Digital Ball Executive Committee

Many thanks to our 2014 Digital Ball Executive Committee!

Marva Bailer, IBM – Digital Ball Board Executive Advisor
Clint Bailey, HUNTER Technical – Digital Ball Board Executive Advisor
Tiffany Brott, Accenture – Co-Chair -Technology Innovation Award
Patti Dismukes, CIO Partners – Co-Chair – Sponsorship
Joan Guillory, G-Squared Group – Co-Chair – Host
Megan Hofmeyer, Peak 10 – Co-Chair – Raffle
Vincent Mayers, Sentio Technologies- Co-Chair – Sponsorship
Meg Lyon, airSpring Software– Co-Chair – Raffle
Karen Renner, Novelis – Digital Ball Co-Chair
Jim Scholefield, The Coca-Cola Company – Co-Chair – Host
Beth Smith, Corus360 – Co-Chair – Volunteer
Deirdra Stewart, Accenture – Co-Chair – Technology Innovation Award
Bill VanCuren, NCR  Digital Ball Co-Chair
Scott Wells, RCG Global Services – Co-Chair – Volunteer
Donna Woodruff, AutoTrader Group – Co-Chair – Volunteer


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