Past Events

November 15, 2022

Twelfth Annual John Imlay Leadership Award Ceremony

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Join us this session as we honor our 2022 John Imlay award recipient, Marc Gorlin, Founder & CEO at Roadie, and hear from John Yates, Partner, Morris, Manning Martin as he hosts the fireside chat with this recipient who has made outstanding contributions to the Georgia technology community.  

October 11, 2022

Why Inclusive Culture is Imperative for Every Technology Company

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A diverse and inclusive workplace in which every employee feels comfortable enough to contribute their best work and share their full range of ideas and concerns is essential to the overall growth and efficiency of the business.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) comes in and provides the framework for ensuring everyone can participate in creating value for a company.

Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics:

  • How a DE&I perspective reduces unconscious bias, improves employee retention and brings new perspectives.
  • What are practical steps for your company to become more inclusive?
  • How an inclusive culture empowers innovation and enables more productivity.
  • What is the difference between mentoring, sponsoring, and championing?
  • How does a company find diverse talent?

September 26, 2022

Master the ABCs of Selling to Client Executives - TER Virtual Sales Webinar

September 20, 2022

Cybersecurity: The Cost of Doing Business

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With most all businesses reliant on technology to run their organizations, it is not a matter of “if” but “when” your organization will be impacted from a cyber related event. Whether it is your business that is hit by a criminal actor or a third party that you are doing business with is struck, the impact can be detrimental to those involved.

Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics:

  • Effective cyber hygiene and best practices for improving security and reducing risk
  • What cyber risks/threats are businesses facing in 2022?
  • The anatomy of cyber-crime.
  • How is the regulatory climate changing around cybersecurity and what impact will it have on your organization?
  • How cyber insurance is becoming more expensive and harder to get, yet is more necessary now than ever before.

August 16, 2022

Key Trends & Strategies for the Post-Pandemic Workplace

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In the current environment, providing the “right” workplace can be tricky for companies to figure out. There is no “one-size fits all” solution for companies to implement pandemic-era work policies. Setting a strategy on returning to the office doesn’t just affect a company’s current employees – it indirectly shapes the company’s future workforce.

Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics:

  • How to promote community, networking, and mentorship
  • Maintaining and energizing culture
  • Attracting & retaining talent – is the office an asset or a liability?
  • How do you find the right balance between in-office and remote work?
  • Defining hybrid workplace strategy
  • What is the great bifurcation and how do I prevent it from happening in my company?

July 19, 2022

Where Technology Sales & Marketing Meet: A Look Inside the CMO/CRO Relationship

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The line between sales and marketing continues to blur as companies adapt to our new buying reality. With more touchpoints in the sales cycle than ever – and most of them anonymous – a strong CMO-CRO relationship is crucial to nurturing prospects and securing a strong revenue pipeline.

Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics:

  • Successful strategies to establish shared goals, revenue targets, prospect leads and other performative metrics
  • Building trust and minimizing friction throughout the sales and marketing process, and even product development
  • Aligning incentives to generate excitement and cross-team collaboration
  • How to utilize technology in a way that enables transparency and accountability
  • The buyer’s journey and how to build a team that serves as the voice of the customer

June 21, 2022

Venture Capital Investing in 2022– New Trends, Deal Terms in an Inflationary Environment

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Fundraising now is quite different than it was even six months ago.

While 2021 was a record year for venture investment, a perfect storm of inflation worries, turbulent public markets and geopolitical disruption have prompted more VCs and their limited partners to become skittish.

Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics:

  • What is the current state of the venture/equity markets in Georgia and the Southeast?
  • What types of companies are of interest to venture/growth funds – in this current inflationary market?
  • What is happening to valuations with technology companies in light of the current economic climate?
  • How will deal terms change in the second half of the year?
  • What tech markets will thrive/suffer if the economy worsens?
  • Should entrepreneurs raise as much money as they can right now – to avoid a major funding slowdown in the second half of 2022?

 

 

May 17, 2022

Technology Executive Compensation: The 2022 Compensation Report and Panel Discussion

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Highlights from new 2022 Technology Executives Compensation Survey – with data from tech companies in Atlanta, Charlotte and the Southeast.

Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics and more:

  • Finding & attracting talent in the tech sector
  • Designing an effective compensation plan to attract, motivate and retain top executives
  • Understanding tax & contract issues in compensation plans & employment agreements
  • Key issues and latest trends in negotiating executive compensation packages
  • Recruiting and compensation issues after COVID-19

April 19, 2022

Why & How to Grow Your Tech Business INTERNATIONALLY - in the New European World

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Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics and more: 

  • Where and how do you decide the best location to expand your business in Europe and other global markets?
  • What are some practical pointers for building a global tech business?
  • How do you prepare for international expansion?
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes made by US companies operating businesses abroad?
  • How is the Russian invasion in Ukraine impacting business?
  • Are there opportunities for US and European companies to partner together more closely – especially early stage tech businesses?
  • Is there venture capital available in Europe for US companies wanting to expand on the continent?

March 15, 2022

Competing for Top Talent in 2022

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Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics and more: 

Attracting Top Talent

  • Employer brand matters
  • Recruiting and hiring processes

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Maximizing access to talent
  • Creating attractive work environments for everyone

Employee Engagement

  • Mission, vision & values
  • engaging employees virtually and in person
  • Career coaching, training, and development
  • Solving the absenteeism challenge

Compensation & Benefits

  • General inflation (CPI) and job-specific wage inflation
  • Flexible work from home
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Retirement benefits

Labor Scarcity

  • Extreme wage inflation in some job types
  • Nationwide remote vs city-specific staffing
  • Automation & Self Service
  • 3rd Generation Offshoring/Near Shoring

February 15, 2022

M&A - NEW 2022 Trends in Deals, Valuations and Hot Markets

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Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics and more:  

  • Valuations in 2022 – are they going higher?
  • When and how to sell to a strategic buyer
  • Investment by PE/growth equity funds
  • Selling a controlling interest – pros & cons
  • What’s the right Deal Structure in 2022?
  • Working Capital Adjustments – what are they?
  • Escrows and Earn-Outs – pros & cons
  • Representation & Warranty Insurance
  • Target Indemnification
  • Joint and Several Liability
  • HSR/Timing Issues
  • Non-Competes & Non-Solicits

January 18, 2022

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Top 10 Key Accounting, Legal & Tax Issues for 2022

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Join us while our expert panel discusses the following topics and more:

  • Limitation on Exclusions of Gain on Sale of Qualified Small Business Stock under Section 1202
  • Expiration of employee retention tax credits
  • New COVID-19 rules & regulations – what you need to know about vaccines/weekly testing for employees/companies
  • Google v. Oracle: Implications for Software Innovation
  • Protecting Public Facing Websites & Businesses: Session Replay, ADA and TCPA Litigation
  • Revenue Recognition – new standards and compliance
  • Keeping Cap Tables clean -- stock comp issues

“I have found TER to be an excellent forum to connect with leaders of growth technology companies in the Atlanta technology community. The expert panels are topical and provide practical information for small and large companies. The roundtable members are a fantastic resource with a diverse range of expertise.“

Jeff Byrne
VP of Finance
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