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Atlanta and Georgia Product Managers and Marketers: TAG Annual Awards Nominations


The Technology Association of Georgia is having their annual award dinner and nominations for 2012 activities. Here is a snippet from the site:

The Technology Association of Georgia’s Product Manager of the Year Award 2012 recognizes the outstanding efforts of a Product Manger to development, adhere, and execute the ideals of our profession.  Whether it is a product or service that breaks new ground or driving a product through its life cycle, this award is to an individual that upholds the highest standards of Product Management. It may not yet be proven in the marketplace but an understanding of the potential market must be demonstrated. The product or service could include hardware, software, services – such as training or support, telecommunications, new techniques or any similar innovation. This award may also consist of a unique combination of technologies that have been combined for the first time.

If you have a nominee for consideration, the recommendation needs to be made by January 25, 2013 via the forms at the following link:

There are several categories for consideration:

  • Product Manager of the Year
  • Rookie Product Manager of the Year – Less than three years Product Management experience
  • Product Launch of the Year

If you want to attend the award dinner and hear a keynote from Bill Nussey, the CEO of Silver Pop and participate in the recognition of Atlanta and Georgia’s leading technology marketers, the registration form is here:

It’s the user stupid!

Technology while cool, it isn’t typically what buyers/users want or ultimately decide on. Of course there are those buyers who only care about technology, stay away from them as customers. From my experience, they cost a lot. I’m not sure if it’s the high acquisition costs, slow revenue recognition or the ongoing roadmap heckling which is more organizationally draining.