The Challenge


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How might we make our cities and our region smarter, more efficient, more connected and more collaborative through technology?

Technology allows for cities to connect in ways never before imagined. How can we harness technology — from mobile apps to smart bus stations — to help connect citizens to each other and create far more connected and collaborative neighborhoods, cities and regions?

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The People


Meet the people who are helping make the (co)lab LABS a reality. They represent the outstanding leaders, brilliant creators, and powerful storytellers in the Atlanta region, and we’re so excited to see all that they can accomplish when working in tandem.

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Lab Leader

Stephen Fleming

Vice President, Economic Development and Technology Ventures, and Executive Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech

As a venture capitalist, Stephen has over 15 years of private equity experience at the General Partner level. Prior to his venture capital career, he spent 15 years in operations roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Nortel Networks, and LICOM (a venture-funded startup). An Atlanta native and summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Tech, Stephen returned to his alma mater in mid-2005 where he currently serves as Vice President, Economic Development and Technology Ventures, and Executive Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephenFleming

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Lab Chair

Jeff Hilimire

Leadership Atlanta ’13, CEO and Founder, Dragon Army

Jeff is a lifelong entrepreneur with a passion for digital marketing, technology and mentorship. His journey began in 1998, when, while still in college, he started Spunlogic, a web design and marketing company. In 2008, Jeff sold Spunlogic to Engauge and then in 2013, he sold Engauge to Publicis. Jeff is currently CEO and Founder of Dragon Army, a mobile app incubator. He also serves on the boards of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta and Junior Achievement of Georgia, the marketing leadership council for Zoo Atlanta, was a 40 under 40 winner in 2013 and is a 2013 Leadership Atlanta Alumni.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire

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Creative Team

Porter Novelli

Jana Thomas, Senior Vice President
Kristy Grulikowski, Vice President
Amber Wilburn, Creative Designer
Mark Avera, Senior Account Executive
Matt Cone, Strategic Audience Services

We motivate people to change deeply ingrained behaviors rooted in cultural and social norms. Our results are greater than influencing people. We make them believe.

www.porternovelli.com

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