Digital Ball 2015

May 9, 2015

TechBridge® is pleased to announce that the annual Digital Ball celebrated continued success in its fifteenth year. The black tie event held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis brought together over 840 technology, business and nonprofit leaders for an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. Welcomed by over 60 IT executive Digital Ball Hosts, 100 sponsors joined presenting sponsor, Accenture, to raise $1.25 million in cash and in-kind donations to continue the TechBridge mission – to help nonprofits be more impactful through technology.

Click to view:
– 2015 Digital Ball VIP Reception Photos
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2015 Digital Ball General Reception Photos
– 2015 Digital Ball Dinner and Program Photos
– 2015 Digital Ball Photo Booth Photos
– 2015 Digital Ball Host Photo
– 2015 Digital Ball Program/Annual Report
– 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:

James Franklin, CEO, TechBridge and Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society
Walt Carter, CIO, Primary Capital Mortgage, LLC
Lisa LaRoque, ED, GCLA
Aaron Hillegas, Founder and CEO, Big Nerd Ranch
Michael Williams, VP, Delta Global Staffing
Dave Hudson, Chief Business Strategy Officer, SVP Technology Strategy, Amtrak

 

Additionally, you can listen to all Digital Ball related broadcasts with Booth 61 here.

Overview

2015 Digital Ball Hosts


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

2015 Digital Ball® Co-Chairs

SherlockWeb Janet Sherlock
SVP & CIO
Carter’s, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2013
2013 VanCuren web Bill VanCuren
CIO
NCR
Hometown: Laurelville, OH
Host since 2010 | TIA Judge since 2010

2015 Digital Ball Hosts Emeritus

TechBridge® is grateful for the support of the CIO community, past and present. We salute the following as members of the Digital Ball Hosts Emeritus group for their significant commitment to TechBridge.

BlalockHost Becky Blalock
Managing Partner
Advisory Capital
Hometown: Greenville, SC
James Dallas James Dallas
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Bob DeRodes Bob DeRodes
President
DeRodes Enterprises, LLC
Hometown: Wooster, OH

2015 Digital Ball Hosts

Bartlett-Web Jerry Bartlett
EVP & CTO
SecureNet Payments/Worldpay US
Hometown: Roswell, GA
Host since 2011 | TIA Judge 2011-13
Dave Barnes
SVP & CIO
UPS
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Co-Chair 2010-11 | Host since 2007 | TIA Judge 2006-13
Bennett-Web Robert Bennett
SVP & CIO
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Hometown: Fairborn, OH
Host since 2005
Tom Carter Tom Carter
Director & CIO, North America
Novelis
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Carter-Web Walt Carter
CIO
Primary Capital Mortgage, LLC
Hometown: LaGrange, NC
Host since 2012
2014 Curt Carver Curt Carver
Vice Chancellor and CIO
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Host since 2014
Greg Casagrande Greg Casagrande
CIO
Verizon Telematics
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Cheriyan Anil Cheriyan
CIO
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2014 | TIA Judge since 2013
ClabbyWeb James Clabby III
CIO
AIG Advisory Group
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Host since 2013
Larry-Clark-Web-2010 Larry Clark
CIO
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge 2006
Barry Cohen pic_REVISED Barry Cohen
VP & CIO
Asbury Automotive Group
Hometown: Big Canoe, GA
David Cox David Cox
VP & CIO – Information Technology
Alabama Power Company
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Jonathan Cox Jonathan Cox
Director of Technology
Kauffman Tire
Hometown: Marietta, GA
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
John Dunbar John Dunbar
CIO
Atlantic American Corporation
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Host since 2007
Cy Fenton Cy Fenton
President, Digital Unit & CIO
Books-A-Million, Inc.
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Steve Fernandez Steve Fernandez
CTO, Bottling Investment Group
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Jay Ferro
CIO
American Cancer Society
Hometown: Munster, IN
Host since 2010 | TIA Judge 2012-13
Jay FisherWP Jay Fisher
CIO
Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services
Hometown: Neenah, WI
Host since 2013
Alan Fralick Alan Fralick
CIO
Oldcastle Materials, Inc.
Hometown: Parkersburg, WV
Frey-Web Larry Frey
VP & CIO
Beazer Homes
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Host since 2012 | TIA Judge 2005-11
Gautam Web Praveen Gautam
VP – IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture
CHEP/Brambles
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Host since 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
CHEP/Brambles
Hometown: Roswell, GA
Host since 2013
Tim Huff Tim Huff
Director, Stores Network Infrastructure
Macy’s
Hometown: Clemson, SC
Keefe-Web Robert Keefe
SVP, CTO & CIO
Mueller Water Products, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2013
Trey Keisler 90100 Trey Keisler
CIO – PGS Field Services
GE Power & Water
Hometown: Columbia, SC
2014 Bryson Koehler Bryson Koehler
CIO
The Weather Company
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Host in 2010 & 2014
Stan Kubis Stanley Kubis
CIO
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
TIA Judge in 2014
Kunkel-Web Barbara Kunkel
CIO
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2007
chrislindner Chris Lindner
Director – Global Enterprise Technology Services
Manhattan Associates
Hometown: Suwanee, GA
Walter Loiselle Walter Loiselle
SVP/COO
Fiserv
Hometown: Providence, RI
Miguel Louzan Miguel Louzan
Vice President IT/CIO Commerical  
UCB Inc.
Steve Lynch Steve Lynch
VP IT
First Data
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Scott McGlaun Scott McGlaun
CIO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Host in 2006 & 2014 | TIA Judge 2014
 2014 Miriam McLemore web Miriam McLemore
CIO – Global Functions
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Smyrna, GA
Host since 2014
Jared Miller Jared Miller
Chief Technology Officer
AMB Sports & Entertainment
Hometown: Cumming, GA
Christie Miree Christie Miree
Regional Chief Information Officer
Southern Company
Hometown: Brewton, AL
Ramesh Munamarty Ramesh Munamarty
CIO
Verint Systems Inc.
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Vish Narendra Vish Narendra
CIO
Graphic Packaging, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
2014 Michael Noel Michael Noel
CTO
Manheim
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2013
Eric Pearson Eric Pearson
EVP & CIO
IHG
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Host since 2014  | TIA Judge 2014
Jason Pettway Jason Pettway
Director – IT Operations
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
2014 Tom Phillips Thomas Phillips
CIO
Elavon
Hometown: Winthrop, ME
Host since 2014
Ehren Powell Ehren Powell
CIO, PEIT
GE Power & Water
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Venki Rao Venki Rao
CIO
GE Digital Energy
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Jaspal Sagoo Jaspal Sagoo
CTO
CDC
Hometown: Woodstock, GA
Samir Saini HeadshotWP Samir Saini
CIO
City of Atlanta
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Mark SatterfieldWP Mark Satterfield
VP Enterprise Delivery Operations, Risk & Security
Cox Automotive
Hometown: Gambrills, MD
Brian Sondergaard Brian Sondergaard
CIO, Financial & Risk Management Solutions
Fiserv
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Matt Speare Matt Speare
EVP Governance & Regulation
Regions Financial Corp.
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Steinike-Web Ed Steinike
VP, CIO
The Coca-Cola Company
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Co-Chair 2012-13 | Host since 2007 | TIA Judge 2008-09
Stukalsky-Web Alan Stukalsky
CIO
Randstad
Hometown: Miami, FL
Host since 2010
Joe Surber Joe Surber
SVP & CIO
AGL Resources
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2009 | TIA Judge since 2012
2014 CindyTaylor Cindy Taylor
VP, Information Systems
Oxford Industries
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Host since 2014
TrainorWeb John Trainor
VP & CIO
Aaron’s, Inc.
Hometown: Calhoun, GA
Host since 2013
Gene Viscelli
CIO
King & Spalding, LLP
Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Host since 2012 | TIA Judge since 2011
David Wade David Wade
CIO/EVP
Primerica, Inc.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Robert Webb Robert Webb
Chief Information and Technology Officer
Etihad Aviation Group
Hometown: Abu Dhabi, UAE
2015 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      Dell logo
Infor Logo     Coca-Cola Logo
 VIP Reception/$20,000 
BNR Updated Logo
 Raffle Match/$20,000 
FortinetWP Border
Gigabyte/$15,000 Sponsors
ATT     Box
EMC     Fiserv_2015
First-Data     IGATE LOGO
Insight_logo     Microsoft Logo for WP_wBorder
NorfolkSouthern Logo 2015     oracle logo
PwC     Teradata
VERIZON     Vonage logo

Megabyte/$10,000 Sponsors

ADP, LLC
AirWatch by VMware
Avanade
Bob & Bernadette DeRodes
Brambles
CA Technologies
Cloudera
Delta Air Lines
Diversant, LLC
Elavon, Inc.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
GE Energy Management
GE Power & Water
Genpact
Genuine Parts Company
Grant Thornton, LLP
HCL Technologies
IBM
IHG
Informatica
iVision
KPIT
Macy’s Systems and Technology
NCR
ObjectFrontier Software
OneSpring, LLC
OpenText
Peak 10
PGi
PMG
Polycom
ProSys
Qlik, Inc.
Relus
Salesforce
SEI-Atlanta
Sogeti USA
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Tanium
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
TechMahindra
Technical & Scientific Application, Inc. (TSA)
The Home Depot
The Intersect Group
Thompson Technologies, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
UCB, Inc.
United Technology Group
UPS
UST Global
Voya Financial
Worldpay

Kilobyte/$6,000 Sponsors

Alston & Bird, LLP
ASAP Solutions Group, LLC
Autotrader
B2B Technologies, LLC
CIO Partners
Corus360
Cox Enterprises
CTS, Inc.
Cumberland Group
Elev8 Hire Solutions
Ernst & Young, LLP
Georgia CIO Leadership Association
HUNTER Technical
LeasePlan
Matlen Silver
nVision
Oversight Systems
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.
RCG Global Services
Rollins, Inc.
SHI International Corp.
Silicon Valley Bank
SIM Atlanta
Smith & Howard
Southern Company
Splunk
The Madison Henry Group / Mosley Ventures
The Weather Company
Troutman Sanders, LLP

Event Producer
 Summit Partner
 Evanta Logo
2015 Digital Ball Key Dates

Sponsor Reception

September 24, 2014 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hosted by Dave Barnes, SVP & CIO, UPS
55 Glenlake Parkway NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
See photos here.

Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
GA Tech Hotel & Conference Center – Club Lounge
800 Spring Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Early Sponsor Commitment Deadline

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sponsors who commit to a $10,000 sponsorship or above by December 31, 2014, will receive an additional ticket to the Digital Cocktail® in March 2015.

Sponsor Reception

February 11, 2015 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hosted by Michael Noel, CTO, Manheim
Cox Automotive
6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
See photos here.

Final Sponsor Commitment Deadline

Friday, March 6, 2015* * Assumes event does not sell out before this date

Digital Cocktail®

* Exclusive reception for $10K+ sponsors only
March 26, 2015 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hosted by Janet Sherlock, SVP & CIO, Carter’s, Inc., and Bill VanCuren, CIO, NCR
Junior Achievement Discovery Center
Georgia World Congress Center, Building C
280 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314

 

Digital Ball® Sponsor Orientation

April 13, 2015 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Accenture Office
75 5th Street NW, Suite 1100, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

 

Digital Ball® VIP Reception

* Exclusive reception for $15K+ sponsors only
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 

Digital Ball®

Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 6:30 pm until Midnight Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 6:30 pm until Midnight
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 

 

Private Breakfast with Digital Ball 2015 Co-Chair

June 24, 2015 – 8:00 am to 10:30 am
* Exclusive reception for $10K+ sponsors only
Hosted by Janet Sherlock, SVP & CIO, Carter’s, Inc.

2015 Digital Ball Executive Committee

Many thanks to our 2015 Digital Ball Executive Committee!

Catherine Ashford, Illuminate360 – Co-Chair – Host
Marva Bailer, Splunk – 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
Megan Hofmeyer, Peak 10 – Co-Chair – Raffle
Vish Narendra, Graphic Packaging – Co-Chair – Host
Dave Pearson, Salesforce.com – Co-Chair – Sponsorship
Janet Sherlock, Carter’s, Inc. – Digital Ball Co-Chair
Sharon Steingruber, Corus360 – Co-Chair – Raffle
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

If you have questions about the Digital Ball, please contact TechBridge at digitalball@techbridge.org.

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