Company’s Co-founder and CEO Jeff Arnold to Present at Georgia Technology Summit
ATLANTA, March 24, 2015 – Sharecare, a comprehensive digital health and wellness engagement platform, today announced that it has been named a Top 10 Innovative Company by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2015 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) this Wednesday, March 25, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
The “Top 10” most innovative technology companies are chosen from among TAG’s “Top 40” 2015 list and were chosen based on a number of criteria, including: degree of innovation; scope and financial impact of innovation; likelihood of success; and promotion of Georgia’s innovative efforts nationally and internationally.
“The Top 10 awards are given to an elite group of companies whose products and solutions are not only changing their respective industries, they are also putting Georgia on the map as a state where technology innovation can thrive,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “We applaud each of these companies for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community and look forward to showcasing them at our annual Georgia Technology Summit.”
At the 2013 Georgia Technology Summit, Sharecare’s co-founder and CEO Jeff Arnold was inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, which was established in 1993 to recognize the achievements of outstanding members of Georgia’s technology community. At Wednesday’s Summit, Arnold will again take the stage, this time to deliver a brief presentation about Sharecare’s recent innovations that contributed to its inclusion on the list, as well as his personal philosophy on what “being innovative” truly means.
“This year, the competition for Top 10 recognition was particularly fierce, with numerous qualified candidates across many sectors, including Health IT,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner with Zakas & Leonard, LLP, chair of zinc. and founder and chair of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “One notable standout was Sharecare. We are delighted that Sharecare will be represented by Jeff Arnold, an inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia. Summit attendees will hear from one of Georgia’s most successful technology entrepreneurs, who continues to call Atlanta home, not only for his family, but also for the companies he creates.”
For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit http://www.tagonline.org/events/georgia-technology-summit. Follow the conversation on Twitter through #TAGGTS.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 26,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 40 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place, and dynamically connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010, Sharecare’s predictive and personalized platform is accessed daily by millions of consumers, including viewers of The Dr. Oz Show, patient populations of the country’s leading hospital systems and every Soldier in the United States Army.