T.E.N. Named a Finalist for 2013 Excalibur Awards

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T.E.N. was selected as a finalist from among over 300 applications submitted by companies and organizations from across Georgia. Recognition spotlights innovative use of technology solutions from Intralinks and Gather Digital.

Marci McCarthy showing the app to an executive attendee at an event.

T.E.N. CEO & President Marci McCarthy shows the ISE® Programs App to an executive attendee at the ISE® West Executive Forum and Awards on August 6, 2013 in San Francisco.

The T.E.N. team is dedicated delivering to program excellence and superior customer service while continually adapting to a changing business marketplace and social media expectations...

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, announced that T.E.N. has been chosen as a finalist for the 2013 Excalibur Awards in the category for small companies.

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, was nominated for the award because of their innovative use of technology solutions to address business-critical issues. The firm partnered with Intralinks and Gather Digital in order to improve the experience for award finalists and attendees participating in its flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year Program Series and Awards.

In the spirit of celebration, T.E.N. recognizes the accomplishments of the security executives who are award finalists by creating video vignettes. To create a better user experience and streamline production, T.E.N. implemented Intralinks VIA, a scalable SaaS platform that empowers people inside and outside an organization to collaborate and share content by leveraging the tools they already use. Intralinks VIA solved the security, technical and operational issues involved in the material collection and production processes.

Additionally, T.E.N. leveraged GatherDigital to create a native mobile App for the ISE® Programs. The App empowers T.E.N. to leverage the full power of mobile for the ISE® Executive Forum and Awards events and deliver an improved customer and attendee experience, who can now view their personal itineraries, access presentations in real time, review all event details and engage with speakers and sponsors via social media. The app has also enabled T.E.N. to provide more accurate content, improve value for sponsors and increase it’s sponsorship sales.

“The T.E.N. team is dedicated delivering to program excellence and superior customer service while continually adapting to a changing business marketplace and social media expectations,” said T.E.N. CEO and President Marci McCarthy. “We especially look for ways to add value through technology, and I believe we have successfully accomplished this via our partnerships with Intralinks and Gather Digital.”

T.E.N. was selected as a finalist from among over 300 applications submitted by companies and organizations from across Georgia. Winners will be officially recognized at the 2013 Excalibur Awards ceremony on October 18, 2013 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.

“We are truly pleased to honor the recipients of the 2013 Excalibur Awards,” said TAG CEO and President Tino Mantella. “This year’s competition was fierce, as we had our largest and best group of entrees since our event’s origin, eight years ago. We believe celebrating these tech-enabled companies and organizations strengthens our message of Georgia’s emerging position as a national leader in technology.”

The Annual Excalibur Awards celebrates Georgia companies and organizations that demonstrate the best use of technology, typically provided by a third-party, to solve complex issues and processes in business and education. The awards which are presented by TAG in collaboration with the Business and Technology Alliance of TAG (B&TA). To learn more, about the 2013 Excalibur Awards please visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/excalibur-awards/ .

Follow the conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag #TAGExcalibur. To learn more visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/excalibur-awards/.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 21,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 33 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. 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. For more information visit the TAG website at http://www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at http://www.TAGthink.com.

About T.E.N.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making. Its flagship program, the nationally-acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. Other offerings include the T.E.N. Custom Programs and the ISE® Industry Expert Advisory Services, empowering IT solutions providers to gain access to highly credentialed IT business veterans’ expertise. For information, visit http://www.ten-inc.com and http://www.iseprograms.com.

About ISE® Award Program Series
For more than a decade, the Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Award Program Series has empowered security executives and their project teams to Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate. Recognized as the industry’s most prestigious IT Security award program, it has become the most anticipated award program for security executives and their project teams. Winners have included executives and project teams from leading organizations such as Nike, The Walt Disney Company, the United States Postal Service, Schlumberger, Texas Instruments, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Equifax, Comcast, PayPal, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Nationwide.
Our distinguished ISE® Judges are past nominees representing a cross section of industries, including commercial, government, health care and academic sectors. For this reason, the ISE® Awards represent the best achievements of the year as evaluated by those regarded as the industry's most influential and successful thought leaders. Coupled with a one or two-day executive summit, the ISE® Awards are held across the country and Canada in major cities including Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Toronto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The ISE® Awards Program Series has reached more than 10,000 executives across a broad range of industries and has been a major influence in executives’ careers, knowledge sharing, and the development of peer-to-peer relationships.

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