2012 SSA Impact Awards June 1st, 2012Events & Associations This year’s event will be held at The Historic Defoor Center on Thursday, September 12, 2012 from 6 – 8:30pm and will be spotlighting FinTech as the “Where Georgia Leads” award category. Barry McCarthy, Group Head and General Manager, First Data Corporation, will be the Key Note speaker discussing his perspective on the latest opportunities and trends within the global payments processing industry. Mr. McCarthy’s team supports over 4,200 financial institution customers, and those institutions’ 600 million credit/debit card consumers and 3 million card-accepting merchant locations. Mr. McCarthy is also responsible for the STAR debit network, and the company’s Government unit, which processes $2 trillion annually for the US Treasury (IRS) and other agencies. For more info or to register to attend the event click here. Nominations and Applications are now being taken for the 3rd Annual TAG SSA Impact Awards. The TAG SSA Impact Awards celebrate companies and their teams who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in bringing new technology solutions to the market. If you would like to apply/nominate someone for an award please fill out an application below. Click here to apply for a SSA Impact Award Click here to nominate a company for a SSA Impact Award 2012 SSA Impact Awards Brochure About The Southeastern Software Association (SSA) is one of the country’s premier networking and professional development organizations for high-tech and software professionals. SSA presents nationally-known speakers, selected for their ability to help executives, managers and entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Participating at SSA events is a valuable way for members to advance their careers and meet potential business partners. SSA is one of the South’s oldest technology organizations and was the largest of TAG’s three founding organizations, along with WIT and B&TA in 1998. The SSA Board of Directors is a who’s who of Atlanta technology companies and executives, and membership encompasses the dynamic diversity of software companies doing business in Georgia. Mission Statement for the SSA The mission of the Southeastern Software Association is to be the leading resource for software and information technology executives and professionals to connect and develop business opportunities. We strive to be the catalyst that helps to drive economic growth of the software and information technology industry by attracting and supporting the advancement of innovative companies, talent and capital in the region. We provide our members with superior networking, personal, professional and business development opportunities by connecting industry leaders, innovators and professionals throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Southeastern Software Association members include corporate technology leaders, executives and professionals of established software and information technology firms, entrepreneurs, start-up business owners, venture capital and private equity firms, service companies and independent consultants supporting the software and information technology community.