Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors!

Avaya is a global leader in business communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness.

 Rackspace® Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing and founder of OpenStack™, an open source cloud platform. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and was featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.” For more information, visit
Thought Leadership Sponsor
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create    experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit

Executive Connection Sponsors
Appian is the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software. Appian's combination of simplicity and power provides everything business users need to drive transformational process improvement – on the desktop or via mobile devices. Commercial and government organizations around the globe use Appian to increase agility and collaboration, and accelerate business performance.

Dimension Data is a specialist IT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its enterprise clients. Dimension Data offers consulting, integration and managed services to create customized client solutions. Its expertise spans numerous areas of core competency, including Network Integration, Cloud Services, Security Solutions, Converged Communications, Data Center Solutions, Customer Interactive Solutions and Microsoft Solutions. Seventy-nine 79 percent of the Global Fortune 100 and 63 percent of the Global Fortune 500 are Dimension Data clients. Dimension Data is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NTT Group.
Research Partner

IDC Insights lines of business assist businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Our global research and analysis is focused on mitigating technology risks, maximizing the effectiveness of IT investments, identifying new opportunities, and bringing forth technology solutions that are aligned with the organization's business objectives. Focusing on energy, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing and retail industries, our research covers over 200 technology markets including cloud computing, business analysis, outsourcing, enterprise mobility, sustainability, IT governance, data center, social media and many more.

Gold Sponsors
  Comcast is one of the nation’s leading providers of information, communications and entertainment products and services with over 16.9 million Internet customers, 8.6 million digital voice customers, 22 million video customers and hundreds of thousands of business customers. Comcast Business Class delivers a wide range of products and tools designed to provide advanced business technologies to meet your needs, the scalability to grow with your business, and the value to save you money.
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration uses a “configuration, not coding” approach to integrate enterprise applications in just days, providing a rapid, flexible and simple integration solution to design, manage and deploy connectivity projects via either a physical or virtual appliance or completely in a multi-tenant cloud service.

LongJump platform software creates process-driven web applications that improve business productivity by automating business workflows, making data actionable, enabling social collaboration, mobilizing information access and empowering end-user customizations. CIOs and Enterprise architects can reduce the time and cost of developing custom apps from months to weeks by visually creating enterprise apps (no coding required). Companies like Cisco, Genentech, AT&T, HP are using the LongJump platform to increase productivity and empower business users.
  The PMG Service Catalog Suite is the most easy-to-use, easy-to-configure, and easy-to-deploy service catalog solution process automation solution. It is the only product that combines Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), e-Commerce, and provisioning capabilities to drive true end-to-end process and workflow automation for optimal service delivery.

Association Partners

The CIO Executive Council is a member-led executive organization, consisting of current and future business leaders working to impact the intersection of business, technology, and strategy. Our mission is to foster measurable value for all members by enabling them, through peer reliance and outreach, to apply the knowledge, insights and best practices of their peers to the success of their enterprise and personal achievement.

The Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA) is Georgia’s preeminent professional association for senior technology leaders. The GCLA exists to provide a forum to share ideas, best practices and experiences relevant to CIOs. It is committed to creating opportunities for Georgia CIOs to engage in substantive, issues-based discussion related to their industries and profession by hosting luncheons, round tables and executive events that facilitate valuable interaction among senior-level experts.


The Society for Information Management (SIM) is a very special community of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants and other IT thought leaders. It is a non-profit organization that distinguishes itself through its extensive knowledge generation and dissemination programs. In addition, it offers leadership training, networking, and advocacy opportunities. SIM was recognized by the Fortune magazine as the field’s top professional group. A key value proposition of the SIM Atlanta Chapter ( is the thought provoking and intellectually stimulating discussions at the monthly meetings. In a cordial and plush setting, a select group of senior IS practitioners and thought leaders share ideas and practices on important IS issues.  The interaction formats range from the traditional single speaker presentations and panel discussions to the more innovative debates and audience-as-the-panel session. SIM Atlanta's philanthropic activity and contributions was recently recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle

Official Wire Service

When it comes to communication, there is no “one size fits all.” But what is common to professionals across almost any discipline – marketing, public relations, public affairs, advertising, investor relations, etc. – is the need to engage and persuade audiences and measure success. Our expertise and insight help determine the best solution for our clients, and we take a customized approach to helping our clients surpass their goals. From Facebook to Factiva, and trade journals to Twitter, we’ll connect you to the audiences and influencers that matter most. No matter where they are.