One of the highlights of Booth 61 at the Techbridge Digital Ball is when my friend and everyone else’s friend, Walt Carter visits. Walt has been a guest each year and will continue to be a guest as long as I am hosting the show. Walt is a man after God’s own heart. Walt is passionate, caring and goes above and beyond in serving our community. Walt has worn many hats at Techbridge including being an employee helping to create a lot of the internal technology the organization uses today.
Walt shared a little about his role as CIO at Primary Capital Mortgage. Walt shared much more about the power of Techbridge and the impact this organization has had on our community, the United States and rapidly expanding globally. Thank you Walt for being who you are. I am honored to be your friend.
What a JOY it was for me when my sister, Lisa LaRoque dropped by Booth 61 during the opening reception at the 2015 Techbridge Digital Ball. I first met Lisa at the Thursday morning Bible Study held at Dell SecureWorks. She is one of the people you learn from quickly. She has a magnificent heart and she shares it liberally with all who are fortunate to know her.
There are so many great things happening at the Georgia CIO Leadership Association including the expansion to Boston this June. Lisa shared a lot about the mission and the future of the organization that was originally created by the Founder of Intellinet and my good friend, Frank Bell. If you don’t know about GCLA, visit their website at http://www.georgiacio.org. If you have not attended the CIO of the Year Awards in the past, you definitely want to be at the Cobb Galleria on November 13th this year for this tremendous event.
It was a special treat for me when my old friend, Dave Hudson dropped by Booth 61 on May 9th during the 2015 Techbridge Digital Ball. I have known Dave and his equally talented wife, Monika for many years having first met them when I spoke to the SOB’s (Students Of Benn Konsynski) at the Emory University Goizueta Business School.
Dave shared a lot of exciting news about Amtrak including the major expansion of their presence in Atlanta. Dave and Monika will be relocating back to Atlanta from DC over the next few months.
It was a great pleasure and treat when my friend and all around great guy, Aaron Hillegas visited Booth 61 on May 9th at the 2015 Techbridge Digital Ball. Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Big Nerd Ranch. The Techbridge VIP Reception this year and last was sponsored by Aaron and Big Nerd Ranch. Thank you for that Aaron.
Aaron shared the Big Nerd Ranch story along with a few “spoilers” about a recent, very prestigious award given to his company. If you are not familiar with Big Nerd Ranch, visit their website today to learn more for your self: https://www.bignerdranch.com
What an honor to close Booth 61 with Ricky Steele at the Techbridge 2015 Digital Ball with none other than the CEO, James Franklin and the Chairman, Jay Ferro. I am personally in awe of both of these men which is not the job of a radio host. It is however the responsibility of someone who has watched what these two men have accomplished to change our community for good. In addition to Techbridge, James and Jay are involved in many, many other activities across multiple not for profit organizations. Millions of our fellow citizens have had their lives impacted by the dedication, passion and love shared by James and Jay on a daily basis.
As for the interview, it was exciting to hear a few “spoilers” before announcements were made later at the dinner. There are so many exciting developments within Techbridge that you should visit www.techbridge.org today to learn for your self. There is room for more passionate, caring people to volunteer your time, talent and treasure to help alleviate the suffering of many good men, women and children in Atlanta and across the world.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed being a small part of the process.
My first guest for the 2015 Techbridge Digital Ball was Michael Williams, Vice President, Delta Global Staffing. In addition, I was pleased and honored to introduce Michael as my new Boss! I am thrilled to be the new Chief Development Officer for Delta Global Staffing.
Michael is an industry veteran having been a senior executive with the World’s largest IT Staffing firm. Michael may once again be part of the World’s largest staffing firm as we grow Delta Global Staffing. Much more importantly, Michael is Vice President of the staffing firm that is Passionate about our clients, our candidates and one another. That is why I am honored to be part of this great team.