The Intersect Group Brings Techonomy to Atlanta, Emerging Themes Surround Technology’s Impact on Business, Society and Our Workforce

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Discussion Determines Lifelong Learning is Essential for Next Generation of Employees

It’s imperative for Atlanta businesses to be aware of technology’s impact and understand how to adapt to the changing pace of today’s world. The Intersect Group, a national staffing and consulting firm specializing in finance/accounting and technology, recognizes the need for Atlanta companies to embrace technology to ensure future success for our society, economy and workforce. In response, the company brought Techonomy to Atlanta to facilitate a discussion with thought leaders from the region surrounding technology’s role in today’s business environment.

Key themes included the importance of in-person interactions, networking, sharing, and constant, ongoing education. “It’s critical that our business world instill in its workforce the importance of being a lifelong learner, to best embrace technology and change,” states Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, CEO of The Intersect Group. “In order to propel organizations forward, we have to ensure our employees are prepared for the disruptive technologies available in the marketplace. For my team, it’s vital that we continuously challenge ourselves to provide our clients and candidates with the most valuable tools and assets to ensure future success.”

Techonomy, launched by Chief Techonomist David Kirkpatrick, former technology editor of Fortune magazine and author of The Facebook Effect, provides content and programs focused on technology and how it has become a central part of the economy in which we operate and the society in which we live. The experts at Techonomy view business through a different lens. They are evangelists for technology and their mission is to conduct conversations about what is happening in business and society because of the rapidly accelerating rate at which the technology landscape is evolving.

“Change is accelerating more than ever before. Smart people are taking the tools available to them and putting tinder on the fire of change,” explains Kirkpatrick. “We firmly believe there is nothing that happens in our world that cannot be better understood if you look at it through the lens of how technology is a part of it. What makes this exciting for us is that no one understands what is going on now, or can predict what will happen next. Conversations are urgent and necessary.”

The breakfast discussion, in conjunction with TAG, was held on Thursday, Oct. 2nd. Event commentary can be viewed on Twitter by searching the hashtag #TechonomyATL.

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About The Intersect Group
Founded in 2006, The Intersect Group is a different and better business partner dedicated to people. We apply a relationship-driven, flexible delivery to serve CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, their organizations, as well as F&A and Technology staff. The company creates unparalleled value for clients by combining industry-leading consulting capabilities with comprehensive staffing and recruitment services. Clients trust The Intersect Group to deliver results based on deep expertise and proven resources within finance, accounting, and information technology. Through The Intersect Group’s flexible delivery approach, clients get the right solution at the right time to accelerate success and achieve mission-critical objectives. The Intersect Group's growing workforce, now in excess of 1,000 employees, serves clients nationwide from offices in Atlanta, Ga. and Dallas, Texas.

About Techonomy
Techonomy Media Inc. is an American conference and media company founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York, NY. Techonomy organizes the annual invitation-only thought leadership Techonomy conference, which focuses on how the accelerating advancement of technology is transforming business and can help address the world's pressing needs. It is led by David Kirkpatrick (author), a former technology editor of Fortune. Business and tech executives such as Bill Gates of Microsoft, and Ray Kurzweil and Eric Schmidt of Google have all participated. Its current advisory board consists of Marc Benioff of Salesforce, Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Square, Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, and Padmasree Warrior of Cisco, among others.

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