2012 Technology Innovation Award

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At Digital Ball® 2012, Accenture announced the winner of the 2012 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award:


Founded in 1984, the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children is a daytime resource center and safe refuge for homeless women and children. Its mission is to restore hope and selt-esteem in its guests by providing the tools they need to overcome their homeless situation and regain self-sufficiency.

Atlanta Day Shelter seeks a database overhaul and redesign enabling the Shelter to better serve its guests, report on their needs and successes, and track and monitor its programs, resulting in the more appropriate allocation of staff time and Shelter finances. For more info visit www.atlantadayshelter.org.

We also congratulate our two finalists:


Genesis Shelter’s mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services to enable homeless newborns and their families to achieve positive live outcomes for this generation and those to come. Genesis is the only organization in Atlanta specifically serving homeless newborn babies and their families.

Genesis is looking to streamline its agency computing processes by converting to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure accessed through the Genesis server, which will ensure viability of and access to agency and client data. Learn more at www.genesisanewlife.org.


Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS)is a nonsectarian, community-based social services agency that provides health, career and human services to support and enhance the well-being of individuals and families across all ages, faiths, cultures and lifestyles. JF&CS’ Ben Massell Dental Clinic (BMDC), since 1929, has provided no-cost comprehensive dental care to thousands of uninsured, unemployed or underemployed Atlantans.

JF&CS proposes to implement an Inventory Management System at the BMDC, increasing efficiency and allowing a focus of financial and personnel resources on the founding mission for the Clinic – serving Atlantans in need. Learn more at www.yourtoolsforliving.org.


2012 Technology Innovation Award Judging Panel

An esteemed panel of judges from both the nonprofit and for-profit business communities will assess the candidates.


Keith Boone
Senior Executive – Technology
Hometown: Decatur, GA
TIA Judge since 2010
Larry Clark
Advantage Resourcing
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2006
Dave Deckebach
VP, NACP Information Technology
Hometown: Port Angeles, WA
Jay Ferro
American Cancer Society
Hometown: Munster, IN
Host since 2010
Sheryl Fikse
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
John Goslin
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Hometown: Welch, WV
TIA Judge since 2011
Mike Hartness
EVP – Enterprise Delivery Services
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Hometown: Macon, GA
TIA Judge since 2010
Michelle Huskey
CE & Technology Coordinator
SW GA Area Health Education Ctr
Hometown: Albany, GA
2011 Technology Innovation Award Winner
Dr. Barb Kunkel
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Host since 2007 | TIA Judge since 2007
Greg Morrison
Cox Enterprises
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
Host since 2003 | TIA Judge since 2006
Kathy Pittman
AFC Enterprises Popeyes
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2011
Karen Renner
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Host since 2011
Dr. Guido Sacchi
Global Payments
Hometown: Rome, Italy
Host since 2005
Joe Surber
AGL Resources
Hometown: Norcross, GA
Host since 2009
Bill VanCuren
Hometown: Centerville, OH
Host Since 2010 | TIA Judge since 2010
Gene Viscelli
King & Spalding, LLP
Hometown: Hansbrouck Heights, NJ
TIA Judge since 2011
Tom Werner
VP Information Technology
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Hometown: Ramsey, NJ
Host Since 2011 | TIA Judge since 2011

2012 Technology Innovation Award Nominees


24/7 Gateway, LLC
Agape Community Center
Area Committee To Improve Opportunities Now, Inc. (ACTION)
Athens Land Trust
Atlanta Children’s Shelter
Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children
Aurora Theatre Inc.
Caring for Others, Inc.
Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE)
Clarkston Community Center
Culture Connect
Easter Seals North Georgia
enAble of Georgia, Inc.
Enrichment Services Program, Inc.
Faith, Hope, Adoption Inc.
FCS Urban Ministries | * Metro Merge, a division of FCS
Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services
Genesis Shelter
Georgia Law Center for the Homeless
Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
Georgia Magnet/Charter Schools Foundation, Corp.
Hands On Atlanta
Hearts to Nourish Hope
Hodac, Inc.
HOPE Atlanta, The Programs of Travelers Aid
Hope Health Clinic
Intown Collaborative Ministries
Jeryme Brown & Mitchell Smalls Foundation
Jewish Family & Career Services, Inc.
Let’s Retrofit A Million Education Fund
Literacy Action, Inc.
Moving in the Spirit
New Hope Enterprises
No Longer Bound
PAWS Atlanta, Inc.
Project GRAD Atlanta, Inc.
Rainbow House, Inc.
Resources for Residents and Communities of Georgia, Inc.
Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, Inc.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Atlanta
Southeastern Horticultural Society
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc.
Sustainable Neighborhood Development Strategies, Inc.
The Center for Children & Young Adults
The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI)
The Edge Connection
The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.
The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations
The Place of Forsyth County
The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research
Trees Atlanta
Truancy Intervention Project Georgia, Inc.
Victory World Christian School
Vision Rehabilitation Services
Word for the Nation Nonprofit, Inc.