Future of Georgia

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GTRI Conference Center

250 14th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Day 1: 8:30-5:00pm; Day 2: 9:00-11:00am

The Georgia Chamber is proud to host its second annual Future of Georgia Summit, presented by AT&T, Georgia Power Company and Wells Fargo, to be held February 22-23, 2022 at the GTRI Conference Center on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. At this two-day summit, key topics surrounding supply chain, 5G technology, consumer preferences, energy and talent pipelines will be discussed. In addition, there will be opportunities for networking and Georgia Chamber President & CEO Chris Clark will deliver his New Georgia Economy presentation.

Future of Georgia Summit Agenda

Day 1, starting at 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

President Ángel Cabrera, Georgia Institute of Technology

New Georgia Economy
Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber

Future of Supply Chain
Stuart Countess, President & CEO, Kia Georgia, Inc.
Jannine Miller, Director of Planning, Georgia Department of Transportation
John Petrino, Director of Business Development and International Marketing, Georgia Ports Authority 

Future of 5G
Jake Stine, General Manager for Advanced Complex and Emerging Wireless Solutions, AT&T
Cas D’Angelo, Chief Operating Officer for the Office of Information Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology

Future of Electric Mobility
Anne Blair, Director of EV Policy, Electrification Coalition
Adrian Rouse, Energy/ Power/ EV Strategy and Planning, Specialist Lead, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Networking Lunch with Breakout Sessions:
Future of Corporate Sustainability
Kevin Greiner, President & CEO, Gas South
Betsy Higgins, EVP and CFO, Oglethorpe Power Company
Bill Strang, President of Corporate Strategy/eCommerce/Customer Care, TOTO USA

Moderated by: Daniela Perry, VP Foundation, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Future Innovations in Agriculture and Sustainability
Stacy Funderburke, Regional Counsel & Alabama & Georgia Associate State Director, Working Farm Fund, Conservation Fund
Kashi Sehgal, Retaaza’s Fresh Food Forward
Glen Rains, Professor, University of Georgia
Erin Porter/Alex McLemore, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Moderated by: Will Bentley, Executive Director, Georgia Agribusiness Council

Future of Consumer Preferences
John Barbee and Brian O’Neil, McKinsey and Company

Future of Georgia’s Untapped Workforce
Doug Ammar, Executive Director, Georgia Justice Project
Lauren Bowden, Career Development, International Rescue Committee

Moderated by: Chad Gregory, Region Bank President, Wells Fargo

Future of Energy
Chris Womack, President & CEO, Georgia Power Company
Chris Clark, President & CEO, Georgia Chamber

Future of Talent Pipeline
Commissioner Greg Dozier, Technical College System of Georgia
Lee Jarboe, Vice President, Client Solutions, JE Dunn Construction
Teresa MacCartney, Acting Chancellor, University System of Georgia

Dr. Barbara Wall, Director, CTAE, Georgia Department of Education

Moderated by: Dr. Dana Rickman, President, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

Future of Georgia’s Healthcare Workforce
Anna Adams, Senior Vice President – External Affairs, Georgia Hospital Association
Dean Tanya Sudia, Ph.D., College of Nursing, Augusta University

Vice Dean Doug Miller, MD, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Medical College of Georgia

Moderated by: Kirk McGhee, Vice President & Regional Counsel, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia  

Day 2, starting at 9:00 AM

Future of K-12 Education Hack-A-Thon

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