CxO Alliance: Atlanta the New Global Tech Hub

Feb 9, 2023
Attendees at the February 2023 CxO pose for the camera.

Our CxO Alliance forum event series is led by Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 CIOs. It provides sponsors and attendees access to thought-leadership discussions and virtual/in-person access to a private network of national IT and technology professionals. It is also a great opportunity to link discussions about our four pillars to the tech sector, exploring ways to address generational poverty.

Our First CxO Event of

In , the number of tech job postings in Atlanta surpassed those in Chicago, Austin, and San Francisco. With Atlanta being one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., we can provide talent to support the growth of tech giants such as Google, Apple, Amazon, NCR, Microsoft, MailChimp, Visa, and more.

At our first CxO event of , leaders and innovators from the technology space explored Atlanta as the latest American tech hub. The conversation focused on the opportunities Atlanta provides the tech sector, including the city’s fast growth, information technology’s expanding footprint, and exciting innovation.

Moderator Jared Streppa (Insight Global) and panelists Michelle Arrington (Verizon), Tushar Sachdev (KORE Wireless), and Rae Williams (Google Cloud) discussed how companies and organizations like ours can build a diverse pipeline of qualified candidates with top tech skills, providing financial stability and a path to life-long career success and self-sufficiency.

An Innovative Space for Forward-Thinking Conversation

With the first event of taking place at Google’s new space in Atlanta, attendees enjoyed great conversation in an amazing picture-perfect space with beautiful views of the city.

From a blog post about the new space:

Google has been a part of Atlanta for more than 20 years. There are more than 1,000 full-time Google employees in Georgia — in two offices in Atlanta and a data center in Douglas County — helping to build and support our products, and help our partners and customers across the South and nationally.

We recently opened our doors to the newest office space in Midtown Atlanta at the 1105 West Peachtree building. This new Google office encompasses 19 floors spanning 500,000 square feet, and is a part of our broader investment in local communities across the U.S.

Atlanta has a rich civil rights history and is home to top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and tech talent. Continuing our long-term investment here will help support our Black Googler community in Atlanta, in line with our racial equity commitments.

Inspired by the city’s legacy for social change, our office was designed as an homage to the people of Atlanta, with each floor an ode to Atlanta’s cultural, musical and artistic history. We worked with more than 50 local and diverse companies to design and build the new space, including artwork from more than 20 local artists.

— Matthew Pritchard, Google Atlanta Co-Site Lead and Global Business Organization Lead

Our Event Photo Gallery

Check out a photo gallery from our first 2023 CxO Alliance

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