Converge 2023

Thursday, November 30, 2023 (12:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EST)


We all are “connected” by inclusive and innovative technologies that provide us greater access, 

opportunity and prosperity. From our day to day personal and professional lives, technology 

helps to drive us forward in so many ways.

Strategic business growth is reliant upon independent lines of accelerating technology converging 

with other technologies for better outcomes.

Join us as we explore these intersections and the advances that are realized from a wide range of 

inclusive, integrated technologies. Deep-dive content sessions will explore the following topics:

• Smart Homes/Smart Cities

• ESports

• Media & Entertainment

• InfoSec

• Tech for Good

• Cloud

• Generative AI

• Workforce & DE&I

12:00 PM, Registration and Networking Opens               

1:00 PM, Opening Remarks & Keynote Session #1:

Ethics and Generative AI


Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., Director – Emory Center for Ethics

Dr. Beverly Wright, Head of Data Science & AI Solutions

2:00 PM, Breakout Session #1 (3 concurrent sessions)



Brennen Dicker, Executive Director of Creative Media Industries Institute – Georgia State University

Andrew Greenberg, Executive Director – Georgia Game Developers Association

Todd Harris, Founder & CEO – Skillshot Media

Sasha Smith, Technology Strategist – Office of the Mayor, Office of Technology

Keshia Walker, Founder & Chairwoman – Black Collegiate Gaming Association

Allie Young, Chief Marketing Officer – the*gameHERs

Smart Home/Smart Cities


Stephanie McNutt, National Accounts Manager – Comcast Smart Solutions

Jacob Andrews, CEO & Founder – iVue

Andy Marshall, Managing Director – Georgia Cleantech Innovation Hub

Matt Ward, CEO – SolMicroGrid

Workforce & DEI


Dr. Loretta Daniels, Director – TAG Bridge Builders

Bart Fanelli, Founder – Skillibrium

Shilpi Ganguly, VP of IT & Cybersecurity – Weather Group Television

Sonia Toson, VP & Chief Diversity Officer – Kennesaw State University

Amy ZimmermanChief People Officer – Relay Payments

2:40 PM, Networking

3:00 PM, Breakout Session #2 (3 concurrent sessions)

Media & Entertainment


Quincy Johnson, Vice President Of Distribution Partner Operations – Warner Bros. Discovery

Maryann Balbo, Group Vice President – Cox Media

Steve Beason, President of Digital and Sports Betting – Scientific Games

Asante Bradford, Sr. Industry Engagement Manager – Georgia Department of Economic 


Tech for Good


Dr. Beverly Wright, Head of Data Science & AI Solutions – Burtch Works

Dr. Priya Sarathy, Founder – Wheel Data Strategies

Erika Smith, Manager, Metro Cities – Philanthropies, Microsoft

Joey Zhao, Senior Business Intelligence Developer – Piedmont Healthcare



Ken Viciana, VP, Global Data & Analytics Products – TSYS

Don Browning, SVP, Data and Platform Engineering – SoundCloud

Neal Gamradt, Principal Cloud Architect – Warner Bros. Discovery

Dorren Schmitt, Ph.D., Senior Director Information Technology – Weather Group Television

Mark Tabladillo, Cloud Solutions Architect – Microsoft

3:40 PM, Networking     

4:00 PM, Keynote Session #2; Closing Remarks

Information Security


Larry Williams, President & CEO – TAG

Patrick Bailey, Professor and School Chair – School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, Georgia 

Institute of Technology

Wendy Thomas, CEO – Secureworks

4:45 PM,  Networking & Closing Reception               

6:00 PM, Event Ends


Woodruff Performing Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, 30309
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Thursday, November 30, 2023 (12:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EST)
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