M. Cole Jones, Among 2017 Diversity Game Changers in Technology


M. Cole Jones, Among 2017 Diversity Game Changers in Technology

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), The TAG HR/Diversity Society and TAG’s Hub Magazine Celebrates Georgia’s Inclusive Innovation Industry.


ATLANTA (June 20, 2017) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, will recognize M. Cole Jones, Principal at RIISE Ventures as a Diversity Game Changer at the 7th Annual TAG Diversity Awards, June 27th at Morehouse School of Medicine.  


The event, which is made possible by Platinum Sponsor, Google and Silver Sponsors, Manhattan Associates, SunTrust, and Turner, will recognize outstanding individuals in nine industry categories. M. Cole Jones was named one among three individuals who were recognized in the Entertainment Technology category.


“This award reflects the impact a diverse village of mentorship and influence ​​can have on a young man’s goal to generate wealth for his family. TAG was my introduction to the corporate-technology landscape in Georgia in 2012. This award signals my responsibility to share the same opportunity and open doors for future Diversity Award honorees.”


All GameChangers will be honored at the June 27th official ceremony and will also be featured in the 2017 Diversity in Technology edition of TAG’s publication, Hub Magazine.


For more information about the TAG Diversity Awards and to register for the event, visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/tag-hrdiversity-award/



 RIISE Ventures is a tech enterprise reimagining innovation in sports and entertainment through major venues and their surrounding communities. The approach is to use the intersection of various industries’

involvement in sports and entertainment as a platform. RIISE Ventures measures its impact through cultivating ideas, providing opportunities, and building ecosystems.


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About TAG Human Resources and Diversity Society

TAG Human Resources and Diversity has the mission to assist professionals within technology and tech-driven companies with the development and management of their human resources and diversity initiatives, and to increase awareness regarding the positive impact on business goals when diversity is leveraged within organizations.  All companies are different, with workplaces experiencing wide varieties and varying degrees of cultural, ethnic, generational, gender and lifestyle influences. The TAG HR and Diversity society is focused on cultivating and celebrating the positive interaction that takes place with HR and Diversity.


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 About Hub Magazine

Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging technology community. Published bimonthly, HUB Magazine is a publication of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and reaches more than 30,000 technologists via print and digital distribution.  Learn more at: www.hubga.com



About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 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 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.


For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com


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