Workforce Retreat with TAG-Ed

Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:30 PM - Friday, December 9, 2022 12:00 PM (EST)


Wondering how Georgia's tech talent ranks or how we will decrease the talent gap?  

Join TAG-Ed as it convenes top CIO’s, hiring managers and talent training partners to discuss the status and needs of Georgia's workforce as well as take part in a brainstorming session to implement a strategy for future talent.  You can expect an update from top government officials, the CIOs from the University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia, Department of Education as well as a presentation from CS4GA.  

The Workforce Retreat is December 8-9 at the Hotel at Avalon Alpharetta.    

Below you will find the agenda for the retreat.  Feel free to invite or forward to those in your organization that can or should be there to help shape our future tech workforce.  


December 8
6:30PM-7:30PM, Legislative Reception, Salon 1     

7:30PM, Dinner   

December 9

7:30AM-8:00AM, Registration and Breakfast, Salon 4  

8:00AM-8:10AM, Welcome by Larry Williams, President and CEO, TAG

8:10AM-8:25AM, Update from House Majority Leader's Office, Majority Leader Chuck Efstration 

8:25AM-8:40AM, Update from Governor’s Office, Brad Bohannon, Director of Government Affairs and Policy

8:40AM-8:55AM, Update from Lieutenant Governor’s Office, Loree Anne Paradise, Chief of Staff

8:55AM-9:15AM, Ways and Means and Budget Update, Chairman Blake Tillery and Chairman Shaw Blackmon

9:15AM-9:30AM, Georgia Technology Authority Update, Joshua Hildebrandt, Director of Broadband Initiatives

9:30AM-10:00AM, Workforce Development Panel, Ben Mandelstein, IBM, Moderator, Steven Ferguson, CIO, TCSG, Keith Osburn, CIO, DOE, Art Recesso, Vice Chancellor for Academic Innovation, USG

10:00AM-10:15AM, Break and Shift to Legislative or Workforce Breakout Room Discussions

10:15AM-10:45AM, CS4GA Presentation

10:45AM-11:30AM, Mini Brainstorming Session

11:30AM-12:00PM, Pitch the Solution

12:00PM, Adjourn

Please contact Heather Maxfield at with questions or sponsorship opportunities.  

Sponsors include:

  • Cisco
  • GlobalPayments
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Warner Bros. Discovery
  • QTS


  • Reception and Retreat - $250
  • Reception, Dinner and Retreat - $350


  • Reception and Retreat - $350
  • Reception, Dinner and Retreat - $450
The Hotel Avalon at Alpharetta
9000 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009 United States
Event Contact
Heather Maxfield
(404) 920-2022
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Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:30 PM - Friday, December 9, 2022 12:00 PM (EST)
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