Prediction #5: “Southeast Tech leaders to organize a blockbuster regional tech conference”

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast – with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. It’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and the Southeast. In light of MMM’s deep involvement in the Southeastern tech community, we’re sharing with you a series of predictions for 2017.

Here is the final prediction of our Top 5 Predictions in 2017 for the Atlanta/Southeast Technology Community:

Prediction #5: Southeast Tech leaders to organize a blockbuster regional tech conference

2017 is the

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Why Silicon Valley Loves Atlanta

February 8th, 2016
Industry Spotlight

By: John Yates and David Calhoun

Originally appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on February 5, 2016.

Re-published with permission.

We just returned from a whirlwind tour of Silicon Valley and San Francisco meeting with venture capital and private equity firms — with aggregate capital to invest in excess of $10 billion. There’s good news for us from the West Coast — “Silicon Atlanta” is a prime destination for Valley investors

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Featured Tech Company: Insightpool

MMM Tech Law recently sat down with Insightpool Executive Chairman, Devon Wijesinghe, at Atlanta Tech Village to discuss the solutions Insightpool provides, their target market, and why they decided to headquarter their company in Atlanta.


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This video is presented for educational purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice or endorsement. Opinions expressed are those of the author and

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Tom Noonan Interview Part 1 – Atlanta Technology Leadership

Tom Noonan has been a leader in Atlanta’s technology community for decades. From his early days as an executive at MSA to CEO of Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM for $1.5B) and his current role as CEO of Joulex, Tom has been one of our city’s key tech leaders.

I recently had the pleasure of discussing with Tom his insights on the past, present and future of the Atlanta technology community. We hope you enjoy the interview and look forward to bringing you future installments of our Atlanta tech leadership series.


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Atlanta Technology Growth — Past, Present & Future

Venture Atlanta 2011, the leading investor conference in the region, exceeded expectations of investors and entrepreneurs. At the CEO/VC Dinner, Atlanta celebrated the successes of its technology community as captured in the video – Atlanta Technology Growth – Past, Present & Future. Featuring leaders from Atlanta’s tech community from the 1970s to the present, the video chronicled the growth of Atlanta companies in telecommunications, software, ecommerce, internet, financial technology and healthcare IT.



Many thanks to the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the MMM Corporate Technology Group and especially David Hartnett, Ann McDonald and Melanie Touchstone for creating an

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Georgia: The Future for Technology

March 30th, 2012
Industry Spotlight

Georgia is one of the fastest growing states for technology. Home to13,000 technology companies that employ more than 250,000 people, the state offers incredible opportunity to grow your career and enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Watch and learn why tech companies thrive here and why the people love to live here.
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