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Atlanta Business Radio on Location Mobility LIVE 2015 Reception 10/28

Mobility LIVE! brings together key thought leaders and decision makers in the areas of mobile technology standards, strategies and innovations. Tap into the mobile industry and learn how to leverage the power of mobility through interactive programs. Mobility LIVE! is co-locating with GSMA Mobile 360 – North America for the second year in a row.


Ryan “Redhawk” McPherson Reporting

Atlanta Business Radio on Location at the Mobility LIVE Reception at the Atrium in the Georgia World Congress Center Bldg A Rm 412


Hala Moddelmog/Metro Atlanta Chamber
President and CEO




Shauvik Roy Choudhary/ Check Droid




Katharine Mobley/We Care Card 




Caroline Dunn/Wireless Technology Forum
Incoming President 2016


Keith Hartford/WNA






Terrilyn Simmons and Gianna Carme with ChooseATL and Metro Atlanta Chamber, Carlos Hidalgo with ANNUITAS and author of Driving Demand





Carlos Hidalgo, Ginna Carme, Terrilyn Simmons


Terrilyn Simmons/ChooseATL/Metro Atlanta Chamber
Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

An award-winning communications professional with expertise in diverse communications disciplines. A seasoned strategist with the outstanding ability to humanize brands by executing innovative marketing and PR campaigns.

Drive communications strategy for the ChooseATL regional marketing campaign to promote Atlanta (, #chooseATL). Manage external agencies/vendors to ensure vision and strategy is effectively communicated and executed. Lead online and offline marketing initiatives, integrating digital, paid, social, web and earned media to create brand awareness.

Develop and implement internal/external communications strategies to create visibility for MAC president and CEO. Executed an award-winning visibility campaign in support of the president’s first year.   Twitter    Facebook   LinkedIn



Gianna Carme/ChooseATL/Metro Atlanta Chamber
Marketing & Communications Manager

Serve as a lead on the communications component of the ChooseATL regional marketing campaign aimed at telling Atlanta’s story. Manage social media strategy and platforms, as well as collaborate with internal team and vendors to ensure delivery of all marketing initiatives. Deliverables include digital marketing, paid media, brand awareness, campaign website and monthly analytics. #chooseATL






Carlos Hidalgo/ANNUITAS
Founder & CEO

Carlos is an innovative thought-leader with over 20 years experience as a B2B marketing practitioner and industry visionary. Carlos is widely recognized for his expertise in strategic integrated marketing, Demand Process, Demand Transformation℠ and marketing automation. As CEO and Principal of ANNUITAS, Carlos drives strategy and leads core practice teams to Transform Demand℠ for enterprise clients globally. Carlos has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management for the last five years and was named as a Whos Who in BtoB Marketing in 2011 and 2012. Prior to ANNUITAS Carlos was responsible for global SMB marketing at BMC Software and held a similar role at McAfee. Carlos received his bachelors degree in business communications from Cedarville University in Ohio.    Twitter    Facebook   LinkedIn






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Kashi Sehgal with SuperNova South also Gigabark and Tarby Bryant with Gathering of Angels


Kashi Seghal and Tarby Bryant


Kashi Sehgal/ SuperNova SouthGigaBark 
Excutive Director

IMG_7008Kashi Sehgal is Co-Founder & CEO of Gigabark, integrated mobile solutions company rooted in phone & text messaging technologies. Shes Exec. Director of SuperNova South, largest multi-disciplinary technology conference in the SE. Kashi previously spent time as a management consultant at Accenture, working with government & Fortune 100 clients. She has experience in strategic planning & brand strategy especially pertaining to early stage companies & nonprofits. She helped start several nonprofits including Music For Tomorrow, which provided financial assistance to jazz musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. MFTs now housed as a program of the Afro Cuban Jazz Alliance in NY. She works with Campus Community Partnership Foundation, which promotes education focused on social responsibility. Shes engaged in the local community serving on boards for WonderRoot, Georgias WIN List, Fulton County Career & Technical Education, Amplify4Good, & WINGS for Kids & with groups like Metro Atlanta Chambers Mobility Leadership Council, Choose ATL, Atlanta Regional Commissions Innovation Committee, Lovett Schools Sustainability Committee & as an Advice For Good Advisor. Kashi is a native Atlantan. She attended George Washington University for her undergraduate & GA Tech for grad research. She was selected as an Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 in 2014 & a member of the 2013 LEAD Atlanta and LaunchPad2X classes. She volunteers mentoring & with CARE, Acumen & other organizations.   Twitter   Facebook



Tarby Bryant / Gathering of Angels
Foounder & CEO

tarby-bryant-goa-240x300Senior Executive with 42 years of Profit & Loss & Cash Flow responsibility, general and operations management, development and finance expertise

Took 501C3 Atlanta Economic Development Corporation from deficit to profitability, increased staffing and scope of operation in 16 months of leadership in mid-80s

Track record of successful real estate ventures to include 8 Luxury Hotels & Bed & Breakfast Inns ( see below)

Innovative problem solver and effective communicator for opening new marketing channels

Excellent in strategic thinking, planning and execution

Natural leader in developing management, marketing and sales teams and motivating to exemplary performance





Spotlight on Mobility Live


Hillery Champagne / Metro Atlanta Chamber LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

Hillery is the director of mobility industry expansion at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. She is responsible for working with the Atlanta business community to build the mobile technology ecosystem in the region. Hillery is a native Atlanta and has been at the Metro Atlanta Chamber for over 2 years.

Brad Culp / WNA 

WNA helps clients get their largest, most complex and most visible initiatives done. Drives evolutionary business and process transformation, delivering business results with ontime, on-budget, on-spec initiatives. No surprises, exceptional client experience. Sponsor of Mobility Stars Awards.

Chris Huff / The Weather Channel LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

As Vice President of Mobile and Consumer App Development at The Weather Channel©, Chris Huff is responsible for all aspects of engineering and delivery of consumer applications on digital platforms, including smartphones, tablets, computers, wearables and emerging devices. The Weather Channel has the No. 2 all-time downloaded app on iPad and No. 7 all-time downloaded app on iPhone.



Kristen Smith of EverRock, LLC and Lorin Saunders of LifeLine Repairs

Kristen Smith/ EverRock, LLC

Born and raised from Baltimore, Maryland, Kristen Smith is one of our generation’s next BizTechpreneurs. Over the course of 5-6 years in the industry, she has realized that there are some voids in connecting business and technology.
Relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, Kristen made a conscience decision to enroll back in school and make an impact in the field of business of technology. Kristen currently resides in Atlanta where her business savvy, tireless work ethic and excellent communication skills set her apart from others in her field. Utilizing her love of business and technology, Kristen is leveraging her own lane by becoming a trusted consultant and advisor to a variety of clients in various industries.
Kristen received her B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University and her MBA in Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology. She also received a Certificate of Global Leadership: Conducting Business in China from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
Kristen is the Founder/Chief Technology Consultant of EverRock, LLC, which is a Business & Technology consulting firm helping solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, small business, and startups advance their business/products/solutions/services leading to customer-led growth from a Biz & Tech perspective.





Lorin Saunders/ LifeLine Repairs, Vinings

LifeLine was built around the fact that in today’s fast-paced world, our mobile devices are absolutely essential in keeping us connected to our family, friends and business relationships. Our mission is to keep you connected with the highest quality repairs, parts, and service delivered in a professional, fast, and affordable manner. We realize that your mobile devices are your lifeline. LifeLine Repairs in Vinings can repair your broken smartphone, iPhone, tablet, PC or Mac computer. Some common issues we encounter when doing Smartphone and iPhone repair include issues with the phone charging, inability to send or receive text messages and phone calls, unresponsive touch screens, broken charger or headphone port, random shutoffs and more. The store is located at 3220 Cobb Parkway SE, Suite 105, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Georgia’s Top CPAs with Steve Kilpatrick, RadioX Host


Steve Kilpatrick / Kilpatrick Advisors  Linkedin Twitter Facebook


Georgia’s Top CPAs is a groundbreaking new forum that highlights elite Georgia-based accounting professionals in all areas of the profession Forensic Accounting, Government, Tax, Auditing and Assurance Services, Budgetary, Financial, Managerial, Cost Accounting, Non-Profit accounting, accounting education and accounting information systems.

Steve Kilpatrick is a former CPA and is a certified financial planner and registered principal with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, The Georgia Society of CPAs  and serves on the Small Business Advisory Board for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.




Stephen Kilpatrick is registered with and securities are offered through Investacorp, Inc. A Registered Broker Dealer Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment t Advisory Services are offered through Investacorp Advisory Services, Inc. An SEC registered Investment Advisory Firm.  The opinions contained in this broadcast are those of Stephen Kilpatrick and not of Investacorp. The information provided is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide specific investment advice or recommendations for any individual. It is suggested that you consult with your financial professional regarding your individual situation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.



Spotlight on TiE Atlanta


Kanchana Raman / Avacend, Inc. and Avion Networks Twitter 

Kanchana Raman founded Avion Systems in 1996 and has built an organization with extensive knowledge of the ICT industry. Avion provides value-added end-to-end network planning, design, deployment and optimization services. Avion has direct involvement in the deployment of OEM products, Operational performance monitoring & management and optimization of the network to achieve customer satisfaction for global OEMs and Carriers.

Kanchana chairs several board positions. The Georgia Women’s Business Council representing Georgia on the National Leadership forum for WBENC, Emory University Board serving as Ambassador for Emory’s innovation in Health care and advanced academics, President-Elect to foster Entrepreneurship, the Quest board for global quality standards in TL9000 . In 2010, Kanchana has been selected by AT&T to be part of a 25 member AT&T Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum. The forum will serve the emerging communications technology needs of U.S. businesses and help drive continued innovation and growth for AT&T.

Kanchana was selected to represent three US delegations to S. Africa, S. America and UK. The mission involved advising disabled, minority and women entrepreneurs on growth within the region and globally.

In 2015, Avion Systems, Inc. has been split into two companies. Avion Networks, a JV with Tech Mahindra for Network Engineering and Avacend, Inc. for Analytics and Staffing.

Kanchana holds an MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University to augment her broad experience in telecommunications and technology, which spans 20 years. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, daughter and son.

Paul Lopez / Element Funding 

Dr. Paul Lopez is the co-founder and co-managing principal of Element Funding, a mortgage lending company offering residential mortgages in GA, FL and NC. The company’s website is, headquartered in Atlanta with branches located in the southeast. From its de novo startup in June 2007, Element employees have helped over 20,000 families with housing financing totaling $4.2 billion.

In order to “give back,” Paul serves on the Finance Committee of MUST Ministries, and is also on the boards of Action Ministries and TiE Atlanta where he was recently elected as the President-elect.