Today, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced the 2012 Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies. I am the founder and chair of the Committee that determines the winners. I can honestly say that serving on this Committee is the most fulfilling and fun not-for profit activity in which I have been involved. I enjoy working on this competition not only because it gives me a visibility into our vibrant technology community but also because of the Committee members.
TAG presents these awards to Georgia-based technology companies based on their degree of innovation, the scope and financial impact of their innovations and effect of such innovation in promoting Georgia’s technology industry throughout the U.S. and globally. A list of the 2012 winners is set forth at the end of this post.
The Top 40 Companies will showcase their innovations at the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, 2012 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The theme of the 2012 GTS is Innovation: The Path to a Bright Future. All of the TAG Summits have focused on innovation, and many people view the annual Top 40/Top 10 competition, with its focus on innovative technology companies, as the highlight of the Summit.
The Top 40 Committee also determines the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies, which will be announced soon. Each of the Top 10 will have the opportunity to make a three-minute presentation to the GTS audience concerning its innovations.
In case you missed the TAG press release, the 2012 Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies are:
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Implantable Provider Group (IPG)
Red Bag Solutions
Velocity Medical Solutions
The members of the Top 40 Committee include venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs and seasoned executives. The members of the Committee include: Ed Croft, Sig Mosley; Joshua Silver; Kelly Gay; Jamie Bardin; Knox Massey; Linnea Geiss; Mathew May; Pete Reilly; Ron Dolinsky; Spence McClelland; Stephen Fleming; Philip Lewis; Gordon Rogers; Scott Magnes; Blake Patton; and John Wilson.
I hope to see you at the Cobb Galleria on March 28, 2012.