Augusta, Georgia is booming with business growth. The Invest Augusta Conference showcases the companies, investors and business leaders who are making it happen.
The Conference is an opportunity for industry leading cyber and tech companies to build relationships and grow their footprint in the Augusta market. Speakers from Georgia Cyber Center, Augusta University, Chamber of Commerce, and more will focus on building businesses and growth opportunities.
May 9th - Legends Club - 9AM
9:00AM - Conference Welcome
9:30AM - Tom Clark - Alliance For Fort Gordon
9:55AM - Eric Toler - GA Cyber Center
10:35AM - Melissa Furman - Augusta University
11:00AM - Justin Daniels - Baker Donelson
11:30AM - Stan Shepherd - Cyber Leadership Award
12:45PM - Panel - Sue Parr, Dr. Rick Franza, Earl Johnson, Dan Levison
2:05PM - Ed Spenceley - Bank of America
2:35PM - Joe Beverly - Atlanta Technology Angels
2019 Conference Speakers
Tony Lever is the founder and promoter of the Invest Augusta Conference. Mr. Lever is also the founder of the cyber security company Secure Merger® headquartered in Augusta, GA.
Eric Toler is the Executive Director of the Georgia Cyber Center. Mr. Toler is a pioneer in developing cyberspace operations for the Department of Defense, U.S. Cyber Command and the NSA.
Dr. Tom Clark
Dr. Tom Clark is the Executive Director for the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon. Dr. Clark advocates for the “Fort Gordon Cyber District” to stimulate investment in cyber growth.
Justin Daniels is a Baker Donelson attorney who brings a cyber security lens to mergers and acquisitions, investment capital transactions and related due diligence matters.
Cal Wray serves as the President of the Augusta Economic Development Authority and works to recruit manufacturing, distribution, and related industrial facilities to Augusta, Georgia.
Sue Parr is the President & CEO of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and a leader in the Augusta community. Sue spearheads many business initiatives in the Augusta region.
Dr. Rick Franza
Dr. Rick Franza is the Dean of the College of Business at Augusta University. Rick works with the business community and is a key figure with regards to connecting business and academia.
Edward Spenceley is a Senior Vice President for Bank of America. Mr. Spenceley is the government contracting and financial services specialist for the Southeast region of the USA for Bank of America.
Dr. Melissa Furman
Dr. Melissa Furman serves as the Assistant Dean at the Hull College of Business at Augusta University in Augusta, GA and assists with the strategic implementation of university goals.
Daniel Levison has nearly four decades of commercial real estate experience and is the founder SharedSpace - a community coworking business with it's newest location in Augusta, GA.
Congressman Rick Allen serves Georgia's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Allen will appear at the Invest Augusta Conference via video.
Earl Johnson is the Senior Vice President for AECOM Management Systems in Augusta, Georgia. Earl is responsible for Army and cyber integration programs for the Fort Gordon market.
Joe Beverly is the President of the Atlanta Technology Angels. The Atlanta Tech Angels is the largest angel investment group in the State of Georgia. Joe is passionate about helping startup companies.
Invest Augusta 2019
The Invest Augusta Conference will focus on cyber, tech, and business in Augusta,GA.
Who Attends the Conference?
The Conference is attended by C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and business development leaders.
Date: May 9th - 2019
Time: 9AM - 4:00PM - Doors open at 8AM for networking
Location: The Legends Club ( MAP )
Number of Attendees: 225
Sponsoring Organization: Invest Augusta®
Primary Contact: Tony Lever
Food and Beverage
Lunch is included in the ticket price for the Conference. We will also have beverages and snacks available throughout the day.