ATC Celebrates Alpharetta Technology Companies with Annual Tech Dinner September 14th

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Alpharetta Technology Commission will once again host its Annual Technology Dinner to recognize the continued, explosive growth of the technology industry in Alpharetta. Todd Van Nurden, U.S. CTO of Microsoft’s Technology Centers, will keynote this year’s event on Sept. 14.
 
“Alpharetta is home to more than 640 technology companies. The ATC’s Annual Technology Dinner celebrates Alpharetta’s thriving technology industry and recognizes key developments in that local industry during 2017,” says Karen Cashion, CEO of ATC. “The ATC’s Dinner is the largest technology event of the year in Alpharetta and a unique opportunity to learn about what’s happening in Alpharetta’s technology ecosystem.”
 
Comprised of Alpharetta’s leading tech companies, the ATC’s Board aims to impact key policy and investment decisions in technology. Through its Innovation Center, an incubator for more than 50 tech startups, the ATC helps to support and grow new, locally-based, technology innovation.
 
Van Nurden, a 15-year Microsoft veteran who oversees all of Microsoft’s major technology initiatives, will headline the evening event and present on “Pushing the Boundaries of Human-Computer Interaction.”
 
“Todd is one of the country’s premier authorities on the ways we engage with technology, and we’re honored to showcase his work and leadership at this year’s dinner,” adds Cashion.
 
Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle will also speak at the event, presenting on the state of the Alpharetta technology industry. Between 200 and 300 technology and business executives are expected to attend the ATC Annual Technology Dinner, along with the ATC Board. In addition, the ATC will honor the achievements of Fulton Science Academy’s all-female robotics team, Control+Alt+Delete, by presenting them with the inaugural ATC STEAM Trailblazer Award.
 
This year’s celebration will be held at The Metropolitan Club, on Windward Parkway, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket proceeds help to support the ATC’s programs to grow technology and innovation in Alpharetta. Early-bird ticket pricing is available through Sept. 1. To learn more and to register, visit the dinner’s Eventbrite page.