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Entrepreneur David Cummings to Address Greater Alpharetta Tech Network (GATN) Launch Event

Atlanta Tech Village founder and serial tech entrepreneur David Cummings will speak about creating a community of innovation at the official launch of the Greater Alpharetta Tech Network (GATN) on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club on Windward Parkway. GATN’s launch event is complimentary, and all technology company executives and their professionals are invited to register.

Before founding Atlanta Tech Village, the largest technology entrepreneur center in the Southeast, Cummings was co-founder at Pardot, a B2B marketing automation company that was acquired by ExactTarget in 2012. Months later, ExactTarget was acquired by for $2.5 billion.

“We are delighted that techpreneur David Cummings has agreed to speak at GATN’s launch event,” said Karen Cashion, founder and president of GATN, which seeks to foster a community of collaboration and connection among the 900 technology companies that call the Greater Alpharetta area home. “GATN’s mission is to promote and engage our local tech community through thought leadership, educational, and networking events. David’s experience and thought leadership on growing a community of technology innovation is an excellent fit with GATN’s mission, and will be of particular interest to the technology companies based here in the Greater Alpharetta region of North Fulton and South Forsyth.”

Cashion, a corporate and technology law partner at the Alpharetta law firm of Hipes & Belle Isle and former assistant general counsel for EarthLink, Inc., founded GATN in order to create a local technology group dedicated to serving the needs of technology companies and their professionals in North Fulton and South Forsyth.

Cummings blogs at, tweets at (@davidcummings), is co-author of Think Outside the Inbox, and author of Startup Upstart.

For more details on GATN and to register for this event, visit

About GATN

The purpose of the Greater Alpharetta Tech Network (GATN) is to engage and strengthen the Greater Alpharetta technology community by serving the interests of technology companies and professionals in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs and the cities of South Forsyth County, through thought leadership, educational, and networking events.

GATN is an independent, nonprofit organization that’s endorsed by the Alpharetta Technology Commission. For more information, visit

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