Microcomputer Revolution Pioneers to Share Experiences, Advice, and Stories At Technology Executives Roundtable Event

TER Brings Dennis Hayes Back to Atlanta for a Panel that Includes Richard Brock, Ben Dyer, Les Freed and Said Mohammadioun

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ATLANTA – March 10, 2009 – Technology Executives Roundtable (TER), an association that consists of CEOs, CFOs and general managers in Atlanta’s technology community, announced its March 17 meeting will delve into the dynamics of the Microcomputer Revolution and the Atlanta professionals that helped usher in that era.


Titled “Atlanta Technology Pioneers of the Microcomputer Revolution” the event will unite five of the biggest names in the Atlanta technology revolution which started in the late 1970s. John Yates, partner with Morris, Manning, and Martin, LLP, will moderate the panel featuring:

  • Richard Brock, CEO and Founder – Brock Control Systems and Firstwave
  • Ben Dyer, CEO and Founder – Peachtree Software
  • Les Freed, CEO and Founder – Microstuf/Crosstalk Communications
  • Dennis Hayes, CEO and Founder – Hayes Microcomputer Products
  • Said Mohammadioun, CEO and Founder – Samna and Synchrologic


The invitation-only event will be held at the City Club of Buckhead on Tuesday, March 17 from 7 to 9 a.m. Atlanta technology executives seeking to qualify to attend the event should visit http://www.ter-atlanta.com/main.asp?page=membership.  


“These are the men, not only behind the creation of Atlanta’s technology, but who pioneered some of the largest movements in the technology industry period,” said Price Harding, president of TER and founding partner of CarterBaldwin. “Having Dennis whose modem ushered in the Internet age, Ben the father of packaged software, Richard who was among the first to put CRM on the map, Said an early leader in what would become WYSIWYG, and Les whose software made multisession communications possible, together in one room, is a must see event for any technology executive.”


Harding points out, “While today’s technology CEOs understand the dynamics of running a technology company, to a large extent these men were the very first to do so and created many of the business principles and models – sometime through trial  and error – that makes the high tech industry so very unique.”  


Reservations for TER events are required and are limited to senior executive officer (Chairman, CEO, COO or president) and senior financial officer (CFO or vice president of finance) of technology companies. For more information on TER membership requirements visit: http://www.ter-atlanta.com/main.asp?page=membership


The cost for attending the March event is $50 for non-members and space is limited. To request an invitation to the event, qualified technology executives should contact Cindra Vaden at 770-984-9070 (Cindra@bellsouth.net). The registration deadline is Thursday, March 12.


Event sponsors include Arketi Group, CarterBaldwin, Croft & Bender LLC,Frazier & Deeter LLC, Morris, Manning & Martin, Silicon Valley Bank, and Wm. Leonard & Company.


TER provides a forum for executives to share, challenge and test ideas through candid discussion about complex business issues. Monthly meetings offer targeted and informative programs designed to address practical issues facing technology executives.


About Technology Executives Roundtable
Technology Executives Roundtable (TER) is an association for Atlanta technology executives that provides CEOs, CFOs and general managers with the ability to maximize the value of companies through the exchange of top ideas, candid talk and a forum to share what is working, what is not and best practices to unlock business value. Monthly meetings feature speakers and panels of local and national experts covering topics such as strategic alliances, crisis management, non-conventional financing, M&A, intellectual property protection and other issues of interest to senior executives on company growth. For more information, visit www.ter-atlanta.com