Augusta,GA 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 US Cyber Command, Unisys, Fort Gordon, UGA and more will focus on building businesses and the growth opportunities which exist in the region.

Conference Speakers

Tony Lever

Tony Lever

Tony Lever is the founder of Invest Augusta and an authority on small business startups. Tony is a key figure in the region regarding business and the growing cyber movement.

Rick Allen

Rick Allen Augusta GA

Congressman Rick Allen serves Georgia's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Rick will appear via video at the Conference.

Dr. Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson

Dr. Anthony Robinson is the Director in Augusta for Rural Sourcing, Inc., a national IT company. Also, he is a leader in the Augusta community regarding entrepreneurship and innovation.

James Ainslie

Jim Ainslie

James Ainslie serves as Chief Executive Officer of Cape Augusta Digital Properties. Jim is a serial entrepreneur from South Africa with 20 years experience in the High Tech industry.

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson EDTS

Charles Johnson is the founder and CEO of EDTS Cyber LLC. In addition, Charles is also the chair of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's Cyber and Technology Committee.

Tom Clark

Tom Clark Augusta GA

Tom Clark is the Executive Director for the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon. Tom promotes and advocates for the "Fort Gordon Cyber District" to stimulate investment in cyber growth.

Jack Koons

Jack Koons Augusta GA

Jack Koons serves as Global Director for Unisys Stealth technologies and security solutions, and is a retired 25-year career full-spectrum Cyber Warfare Officer.

Dan Woolley

Dan Woolley

Dan Woolley is a true leader at developing and delivering cyber security products. Dan is a former Co-Founder and General Partner at MACH37,  the nation's leading cyber security accelerator.

G.B. Cazes

GB Cazes

G.B. Cazes is the President of Metova Inc., a leading technology company that specializes in creating world-class mobile, web, cybersecurity and IT solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

John Cates

Randall Zapata Augusta GA

John Cates is General Counsel for Meybohm Real Estate. John specializes in the underwriting, financing, structuring and closing of complex real estate and private equity investments. 

Eric Frickey

Eric Frickey Augusta GA

Eric Frickey is a Business Consultant at the University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center. Eric is also a specialist in Intellectual property, patents and copyrighted software.

Brandon McCrillis

Brandon McCrillis Rendition Augusta

Brandon McCrillis is the CEO of Rendition Infosec located in Augusta,GA. Rendition InfoSec provides Incident Response, as well as preventive network security services.

Jim Flannery

Jim Flannery ATDC

Jim Flannery is a Startup Catalyst for Georgia Tech's ATDC, where he helps early-stage ventures focus on raising capital and growth strategies. Jim will talk about investing in companies.

Richard Franza

Richard Franza Augusta

Richard Franza is the Dean of the Hull College of Business at Augusta University. Dean Franza will appear via video at the Augusta Cyber Conference to address the attendees.

Mark Baggett

Mark Baggett

Mark Baggett is a world leader in cyber security and technical advisor to the Department of Defense at SANS Institute. Mark is also a SANS instructor and course author.

John Agnello

John Agnello Cyber Com

Lt. Colonel John Agnello is a Joint Operations Cyber Team Leader for the United States Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Maryland. John will discuss cyber and the ever changing battlefield. 

Randall Zapata

Randall Zapata Augusta GA

Randall Zapata is the founder of Zapata Technology in Augusta,GA. Randall will discuss cyber and information technology solutions which are focused purely on the U.S. Federal market. 

Invest Augusta Cyber Conference 2017

​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, cyber service providers, health care professionals and business development leaders.

Conference Details

Location: The Legends Club ( MAP )

Time: 9AM - 4:30PM - Doors open at 8AM for networking

Networking-Party: 5:30 - 7:30PM - Pinnacle Club ( MAP )

Food and Beverage

​Lunch is included in the ticket price for the Conference. We will also have beverages and snacks available throughout the day.

Important Dates

August 1: Tickets go on sale. No sales at the door.

September 28: Augusta Cyber Conference



Invest Augusta GA

Invest Augusta helps develop and promote entrepreneurship and economic development in the greater Augusta,GA area. We are a proud Sponsor of the Augusta Cyber Conference.



ATDC Georgia Tech

The Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech, the state of Georgia’s technology startup incubator, helps entrepreneurs in Georgia learn, launch, scale, and succeed.



The Small Business Development Center’s goal is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Wireless Technology Forum

Wireless Tech Forum

The Wireless Technology Forum is dedicated to the fast-paced and rapidly evolving wireless and mobile industry. The association is a platform for industry professionals to learn about the business of emerging wireless and mobile technologies and apply these technologies to their existing business or creation of new business.



Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Businesses trust Bank of America Merrill Lynch for complete financial solutions and guidance. Whether you are seeking to fund growth, enhance cash flows, do business internationally, reduce risks, support employees, or grow personal wealth, we work with you closely to deliver our powerful platform — locally and globally.


Georgia Department Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Center of Innovation for Information Technology is the key resource for helping Georgia’s technology community. From health IT and medical devices to cyber security and mobility, the Center is an open door to Georgia’s robust technology community that helps businesses seize new opportunities.


EDTS Cyber

EDTS Cyber protects organizations in today’s changing threat landscape. Solely focused on the delivery of advanced cyber technologies, EDTS Cyber leverages the certified experts, proven processes and advanced tool set of nationally acclaimed managed I.T. service provider EDTS to protect organizations and their data.


RSI Augusta

Rural Sourcing, Inc. was founded with the goal of connecting companies with talented, qualified IT professionals living in tier-2 cities across the United States. Over the last decade, we’ve bridged the gap between businesses and professionals living and working in communities across the country.


Augusta Tech

Augusta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a public postsecondary institution that provides academic and technical education, customized business and industry training, continuing education, student support, economic development, and adult education services to its service areas at a competitive financial value.


Cape Augusta

Cape Augusta Digital Properties is a Data Center development and management company seeking to massively disrupt the Data Center wholesale market.  With an aggressive investment and disruptive technology focus we are dramatically transforming the preconceived notions of how to bring quality tier 3 product to market.


Hillary Odom

Hillary Odom Photography is an award winning company specializing in corporate photography. Their work has been featured in Redbook Magazine, Georgia Trend Magazine and more. Services include headshots, aerial photography, staff portraits and products.


Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Chronicle is the daily newspaper of Augusta, Georgia, and is one of the oldest newspapers in the United States still in publication. The paper is known for its coverage of the Masters Tournament, which is played in Augusta.



Rendition InfoSec

Rendition InfoSec offers a wide range of security services to organizations of all sizes. Our Security Services provide protection across the network, safeguarding the perimeter, critical internal assets, data, remote users, customers, partners and your supply chain.


Elite Cyber Agency

Elite Cyber Agency supports companies to help fill their open positions by selecting applicants who are a match for their IT requirements. We use our experience to make connections with professionals transitioning from the military.


Premier Networx

Premier Networx offers services and products that will fit any size or type of business, from workstations to telephone systems and everything in between. We do it all – from start to finish. Let Premier Networx help you and your team succeed in today's business world.


Partridge Inn

The Partridge Inn is located in Augusta,GA and is the official hotel for the Invest Augusta Cyber Conference. The Inn is known as "The Grand Hotel of the Classic South," and beloved by heads of state, business luminaries, golfers and celebrities for over a century.