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Tesla Executive Scheduled to Speak at 2015 Georgia Technology Summit


The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced that Diarmuid O’Connell, VP, Business Development at Tesla Motorswill be among the keynote speakers at this year’s 2015 Georgia Technology Summit(GTS) on March 25, 2015.


Diarmuid joined Tesla in 2006, and in his current role, manages commercial relationships and all aspects of government affairs. Before joining Tesla, Diarmuid served as Chief of Staff for Political Military Affairs at the US State Department, where he was involved in policy and operational support to the U.S military in various theaters of operation.

Before his tenure in Washington, Diarmuid worked in corporate strategy as a management consultant for Accenture, as a founder of educational software developer, Real Time Learning, and as a senior executive with both McCann Erickson Worldwide and Young and Rubicam. Over the course of his career, he has managed international operations, projects and marketing for such brands as Coca Cola, Gillette, and AT&T, among others.

“The Summit theme for 2015 is Disruptive Innovations…The Power to Inspire. This theme certainly applies to Tesla Motors, which has accelerated change in the auto industry and here at home,” said TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella. ”According to recent reports, Georgia leads the nation in electric vehicle growth which is why we are especially excited to welcome Diarmuid as a keynote speaker for this year’s Summit.”

The 2015 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,300 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, forty new companies will be named to TAG’s Top 40 Innovative Companies and the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted. 

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 26,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah.  

TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

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