The Disruptive Technologies Educational Tour will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on Oct. 10 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway in the Cumberland area.

The tour will provide a full day dedicated to the discussion of the technologies most likely to impact Georgia’s manufacturing companies today and in the future.

Cloud & Wire, the Technology Education Partner, has assembled a lineup of industry influencers and subject matter experts to educate Summit attendees on artificial intelligence, cyber security, global communication, the Internet of Things, network planning, robotics and software-defined data centers.

Some of the topics covered will be:

♦Why Georgia manufacturers are moving to private collocated data centers and not the public cloud.

♦Simplifying the management of corporate and remote facilities in the modern data center.

♦Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to secure your intellectual property.

♦The unfair advantage of moving your computer and analytics to the Cloud.

♦The Internet of Things and ways to enable manufacturers for better success.

♦The new era of telephone and communications for manufacturing in the Cloud.

“We will help manufacturers and industry leaders reshape their technology future,” said Rob Hootselle, CEO of Cloud & Wire. “Our expert panel of experts from Darktrace, Jive, Nutanix, Stormagic and QTS will discuss the roadblocks to adopting new technologies, how to avoid the most common pitfalls that threaten a successful rollout, and how to build a culture of change for your team throughout the entire supply chain.”

A fixture in Georgia’s technology scene, Hootselle is recognized as an early pioneer for two emerging market disruptors in the enterprise flash storage and hyper-converged infrastructure space.

He has worked alongside influential tech leaders, including Doron Kempel, David Flynn and Steve Wozniak of Apple. He has helped create new markets for two of the fastest growing technology manufacturers of all-time, Fusion-io and SimpliVity, and recently helped with the eventual sale of Tegile Systems to Western Digital – the largest storage manufacturer in the world.

Hootselle has presented his views on modern technology advances at over 45 technology conferences and is the host of the tour.

The Georgia Manufacturing Summit is expected to attract over 800 attendees from across the Southeast. It will be focused on the Aerospace industry, the number one export for the state of Georgia.

Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream, and Eric Rojek, vice president of sales and marketing for Thrush Aviation will be this year’s keynote speakers.

For more information, call 770-338-0051 or visit


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