Wharton Club of Atlanta presents: Atlanta as a Tech and Investment Hub, with John Yates of MMM

Date and Time
Thursday, February 24, 2022
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Conversation with John Yates, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP (Bio & Topic Details Below)

When: Thursday, February 24, 12-1 pm EST

Where: Virtual Event, link will be provided

Topic Details: Atlanta as an emerging tech and investment hub in the US and more on ATL Tech Community

  1.   How did the tech community in Atlanta get started?
  2.   Who were the initial key tech leaders in Atlanta and what is their legacy?
  3.   What have been some of the greatest tech success stories in ATL?
  4.   What have been some of our biggest tech failures -- and what did we learn from them?
  5.   What does the future hold for our ATL tech community?

About John Yates

A pioneer in technology law, Partner John C. Yates launched MMM's technology practice more than 35 years ago. Under John’s leadership, the firm’s technology practice has represented more than 1,000 tech companies and offers comprehensive legal and corporate services to start-ups, growing tech companies, and investors.

He is a prolific author and leading voice in technology law, has been cited at the U.S. Supreme Court, published in technology business and law textbooks, and quoted extensively in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

John is a frequent speaker and has given more than 250 speeches on technology and corporate law. John co-founded the Southeastern Software Association (SSA), the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA), the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the Tech Executives Roundtable (TER-Atlanta) and Tech Leaders Forum (TLF-Charlotte, NC).

In 2001, the Technology Association of Georgia honored John by making him the first recipient of the “Leader of Influence Award” for his outstanding service to the region’s technology community. He has also been selected by eCompanies as one of the “Technology Leaders in Atlanta” and by The Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta Magazine as one of the “Most Influential Leaders in Atlanta.”

John holds B.A., (magna cum laude) and J.D from Duke University where he was Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholar.



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