Saturday, October 26, 2013

Solid Support for Annual SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Outing

Jason Barron, Beazer Homes; Mike Brewington, Savvis; Mark Sohl, The RainMaker Group;  Brian Purcell, Savvis.  Jim Storm Photography
The weather was perfect, the turnout strong for the Seventh-Annual SIM Technology Exchange and Charity Golf Outing. The October 21 event at TPC Sugarloaf drew support from 38 sponsors, 41 teams and 162 total players, according to SIM Atlanta member/tournament chair Mark Farbman. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit TechBridge. TechBridge is a nonprofit organization that serves other nonprofits by providing tools, resources and connections to better use technology to further their missions. Some nonprofit clients include Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, Points of Light, KIPP: Metro Atlanta and the Diabetes Association of Georgia.
SIM Atlanta will announce total dollars raised in December. The 2012 contribution totaled $64,000.
TechBridge CEO James Franklin speaks with honorary co-chairs
Karen Renner and Keith Credendino listening on.
The golf outing included networking and information exchange — an opportunity for connecting with SIM Atlanta CIOs and other senior IT decision makers — along with a silent auction, and an end-of-day reception that included dinner and award presentations.
Dave Chatterjee presents during opening remarks
As part of the opening remarks, SIM Atlanta President Dave Chatterjee shared, among other things, of SIM Atlanta developments and upcoming events, resources for SIM members in transition, and outreach initiatives, including ways SIM Atlanta provides support to STEM students.
Dave Chatterjee chats with SIM Atlanta member Vic Ayers
During a keynote presentation, attendees heard from Greg Arthur, vice president and general manager, Regional Sales, Insight Enterprises, Inc. Co-presenting sponsors were Insight Enterprises, Inc., and HP. For a complete list of sponsors, please click here:
Some of the silent auction items included a weekend driving experience in a Porsche Panamera; getaways such as a ski trip to Sugar Mountain, N.C., Children’s Museum of Atlanta passes, plus technological devices such as Xbox units and iPads.
Honorary co-chairs were Karen Renner, CIO, Novelis and Keith Credendino, VP of Guest Solutions for IHG.