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    Georgia Technology Summit

    "Evolutionary Technology for 2020: Becoming Invaluable to Your Company"

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The Inaugural Machaon  Technology Summit Georgia is coming to the GWCCA (Room B-301) on April 24th 2019.

The theme for 2019 is “Evolutionary Technology for  2020: Enter the 4th Industrial Revolution”. Our summit will focus on the IoT Disruption, -Ops, Agile, Next Generation Data Management, Bots, AI, SAP, Blockchain, Decentralization, Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, and other evolutionary concepts.

This B-B event is targeted for the Technology and Security community.  Attendees consist of IT/IS Executives and Direct reports across all verticals within the state of Georgia interested in Networking, Researching/Learning, Career Advancement, and Purchasing. Attend the Machaon Technology Summit Georgia to get the right tools and make vital connections to best prepare your company for the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.


We would like to thank our all of our sponsors for being a part of this year's Machaon Technology Summit Georgia. From being a sponsor, you will be recognized for the education and mission your company contributes to our tradeshow, panels, and sessions. Many of our sponsors have been a part of our annual summit for many years and we are proud to support them. See below for all of the sponsors for the Machaon Technology Summit Georgia.



Datrium is the leader in Open Converged Infrastructure for hybrid clouds, converging Tier 1 HCI, scale-out backup and cloud disaster recovery for vastly simpler administration, protection of hybrid cloud infrastructure, and higher IO performance than available with traditional alternatives. The company is led by the CTOs and founders from Data Domain and early principal engineers from VMware.


GTT is redefining global communications to serve a cloud-based future, connecting people across organizations around the world and to every application in the cloud. Our clients benefit from an outstanding service experience built on our core values of simplicity, speed and agility.


GFI develops right-sized, smartly engineered IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Our solutions enable IT administrators to easily and efficiently discover, manage and secure their business networks, systems, applications and communications wherever they exist.


Accedian delivers exceptional end-to-end network and application performance visibility, for control over the best possible user experience. Since 2005, Accedian has helped service providers and enterprises make the most efficient use of digital assets to realize business goals and strengthen their competitive position.


Darktrace is the world’s leading AI Company for cyber defense. With over 7,000 deployments worldwide, the Enterprise Immune System is relied on to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks in real time. The self-learning AI takes one hour to install, works across the cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and industrial systems, and protects against the full range of cyber-threats and vulnerabilities, from insider threats and ransomware, to stealthy and silent attackers. Darktrace has 800 employees and 39 offices worldwide, with headquarters in San Francisco, and Cambridge, UK.


DataCore is the authority on real-time data. The company pioneered software-defined storage and is now bringing its technology to hyperconverged and workload optimization. DataCore empowers IT organizations to achieve always-available, high-performance and highly efficient data. Its patented technology eliminates storage bottlenecks with adaptive parallel I/O optimization, enables zero-downtime synchronous mirroring, and provides a true hardware-agnostic architecture — resulting in flexibility, resource efficiencies, and cost savings.


StorageCraft keeps organizations' critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized with data protection, data management, and business continuity solutions. StorageCraft's powerful data protection offerings deliver instant, reliable, and complete data recovery and eliminate downtime.

Georgia Technology Summit by Machaon Agenda

Wednesday, April 24 2019

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Tech Theater I

"Protect yourself! Mean Time to Innocence (MTTI) in seconds!"

Mike Canney, Enterprise Business Development in North America - Accedian
Sponsored by: Accedian

9:30 - 10:30 AM

VIP Theater

CIO Forum: Successful Strategies as an IT Leader (Breakfast Included)

Moderator: Abe Homan, President - Machaon Corporation

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Main Stage

Welcome to the New Age of Converged Secondary and Primary Storage

Shawn Massey, Senior Professional Services Manager - StorageCraft

Sponsored by: StorageCraft

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Regaining the Advantage: How Cyber AI Neutralizes Never-Before-Seen Threats

Helen Kim, Cyber Security Account Executive - Darktrace
Sponsored by: Darktrace

11:00 - 12:00 PM

VIP Theater

Executive Session: Digital Transformation

Sallie Wright, CIO & Executive Counselor - Info-Tech Research Group

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Main Stage

Skills Gap 2020: 501 Course

Walt Carter, Chief Digital Officer - Homestar Financial Corporation

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater I

How to Maximize Value from Storage Investments

KC Santos, Director of Americas Eastern Region & LATAM Sales - DataCore

Sponsored by: DataCore

12:00 - 1:00 PM

VIP Theater

CISO Forum: How to Prepare your Organization for the Future?

Thomas Strickland, CISO - SPARQ Global

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Main Stage

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater

The End of Traditional IT

Omer Awan, Sr. VP & Chief Information and Digital Officer - Navicent Health

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits/Vendor Giveaways

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Main Stage

Panel Discussion: The Natural Evolution of Technology

Moderator: Ria Aiken, Director Mayor's Office - City of Atlanta

Panelists: Thomas Strickland, CISO & Chief Architect - SPARQ Global | Marshall Thomas, CIO - Welcome Home America | Todd Peneguy, Chief Advocacy Officer - Computer Museum of America | Paul Falor, CIO - North Highland

3:00 - 5:00 PM


3:30 PM

Main Stage

Vacation Giveaway & Conference Wrap-Up