Atlanta Tech Edge: Jay Ferro, ATL FinTech heads to Money 20/20, GA Tech Cybersecurity Report

Jay Ferro, Money 20/20 Conference, Atlanta FinTech, GA Tech Cybersecurity Report

Tech Headlines

Georgia Tech recently released a report on emerging cyber threats, trends and technologies.

And the forecast is not good, saying “privacy and technology are on a collision course with no clear solution.”
The report looked at vulnerabilities in the e-voting system, smart devices and cities, the rise of ransomware and the political motivations behind "information censoring, gathering and manipulation" among a host of other security and privacy concerns. For the full report CLICK HERE.

A comedian's inside-the-perimeter joke isn't sitting well with Atlanta officials. Ben Palmer created this Facebook page to poke fun at the city, after he says he received one too many tickets.

The parody page shows the City of Atlanta seal and includes some outrageous posts mocking the divide between the rich and the poor.
Palmer says before he knew it, the page had received more than 12-thousand likes. But while palmer says the page is meant to be satire... The city of Atlanta is taking the matter seriously.

On Wednesday, 11 Alive  received a statement saying:
"the owner of the satirical city Facebook page was not authorized to use the city's trademark. We are working with Facebook to remove the city seal and any other information on the Facebook page that might confuse or mislead the public." READ MORE

 

Deal Flow Wrap-Up

YuppTV, a leader in over the top video for south Asian content, just brought in a $50 million investment. Emerald media announced it bought a significant minority stake in the Atlanta-based company. YuppTV plans to put those funds towards broadening its global reach, expanding its content library with original and syndicated programs as well as grow its subscriber base. READ MORE

And Interdev has announced its partnership with Mapticks. The Atlanta-based IT and security company plans to integrate Mapticks mapping analytics solution for its customer base so businesses can understand how visitors use their maps and become more responsive. READ MORE

Tech consulting firm, Data Strategy announced they will be opening a new sales and engineering office in Atlanta. Data strategy is based out of Grand Rapids and focuses on datacenter solutions for mid-market and enterprise companies.  READ MORE

 

Interviews

On Remote Access,  3CI president Rob MacLane sits down with a long-time leader in Atlanta's tech community, Jay Ferro. He talks with Rob about his recent move to become the  Chief Information and Product officer at Earthlink and the company's future.

            Later this month, representatives more than Georgia 20 companies will head to Las Vegas for Money 20/20, coined "the world's largest payments & financial services innovation event". Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO of The Metro Atlanta Chamber and Esther Pigg, SVP of Product Strategy at FIS talk about this event and ultimately, Atlanta's positioning as a leader in the Global FinTech space.

 

Events

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