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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Senator Albers Speaks on Transforming Government through Wireless Technology

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Jennifer Yarber, Director Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist Shawna.mercer@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028

ATLANTA (October 1, 2013) – Senator John Albers (R –Roswell) hosted a guest panel today at the Mobility Live! Conference at the Woodruff Arts Center in downtown Atlanta. While there, Senator Albers participated in an engaging discussion on transforming government through mobility and wireless technology.

“Emerging technology continues to play a critical role in redefining the way government operates,” said Senator Albers. “Through leveraging new technologies, we are better able to bring government closer to the people and promote cost effective solutions to the issues facing our state.”

The Mobility Live! Conference brings together the nation’s leading technology experts to discuss the latest in technology standards, strategies and innovations. This year, the conference featured technology briefings ranging from e-commerce to mobile marketing and strategy.

Vendors and start-up businesses were also present to provide attendees with an up-close look at wireless technology products and engage in conversation about emerging technologies.

“Mobility in government is of growing importance to citizens across the country and in Georgia. Senator John Albers’ expertise in public policy, and as an IT expert, will provide a unique and authoritative point of view around the usage and future potential of using mobile technology to better connect with citizens and provide better services,” said Larry Williams, Vice President of Technology Industry Development at Metro Atlanta Chamber.

According to the Technology Association of Georgia, the technology sector led the state’s employment recovery, generating nearly 16,000 jobs over the past two years - more than any other major sector - to reach 263,000 workers. Over this two-year period, technology jobs represented more than 20 percent of all new jobs created in the state.

In addition, Georgia’s robust technology sector employs highly-skilled workers within a variety of specialties, including health IT, financial technology, information security, logistics and IT communications.

With over 20 years’ experience in the technology and telecommunications industry, Senator John Albers is one of the foremost experts in the Georgia General Assembly on leveraging technology to streamline government services. Senator Albers is also a Client Partner at Slalom Consulting – a company that delivers innovative business solutions to support business intelligence, performance and mobility.

# # # Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the State Institutions and Property Committee. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of North Fulton and Cherokee counties. He may be reached at his office at 404.463.8055 or by email at john.albers@senate.ga.gov.

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