In the guest chair:
Brian Glahn, CEO of Atlantix Global Systems was in studio with Dana during the first hour of the show to discuss their recent acquisition plus, green IT. Kiran Lingam, Partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and KP Reddy joined Dana to talk crowdfunding.
For 39 years, Atlantix Global has served its customers as one of the largest resellers of enterprise-class equipment in the world. Atlantix buys, sells, maintains, leases, consigns and trades just about every product line including Cisco, Sun, HP, IBM, Dell, storage equipment (including NetApp and EMC), Nortel and telecom equipment. Atlantix provides its customers with reliable IT expertise and 24 hour coverage through maintenance and support product offerings.
Nelson Mullins is a full-service law firm based in Atlanta with over 500 lawyers. They represent many financial services firms as well as startups raising capital.
KP Reddy is a nationally recognized speaker for entrepreneurs and Fortune 5000 companies. His expertise in building companies for over 20 years has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor. A wealth of knowledge in multiple areas, KP is a globally recognized expert on advanced technologies including BIM, collaborative communications, AI, semantics database, mobile applications, cloud computing and innovation.
In the headlines:
- The new Sandra Bullock movie OUR BRAND IS CRISIS had a terrible opening weekend…in fact, the lowest opening weekend for the actress ever for a wide release. Dana saw the movie and actually liked it. Funny that a movie about brand and politics didn’t brand itself well enough to bring people out to the theaters. Dana liked it. Interesting view of the business of politics. Dana says… say go see it.
- Atlanta’s Westside will be getting a new film studio. The Metro Atlanta area has over a dozen film and TV studios, and in December we’ll have another. Big Peach Studios, is coming to 800 Forrest Street on the Westside, and says they will cater to independent films and television shows, commercials and corporate videos.
- Delta Airlines is supporting Georgia’s thriving tech scene by featuring a slew of our tech companies in the November issue of Sky Magazine. This came about due to the lobbying efforts of TAG and other local groups who worked to connect our tech leaders to the magazine. TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella, Barry McCarthy with First Data and Todd Harris with Hi-Rez Studios were featured along with several other leaders from TAG member companies including First Data, Global Payments, Coca-Cola, Elavon, Sharecare, SunTrust and Travelport. Next we need them to feature our start-ups… and The Dana Barrett Show, of course!
- And… The Punchline finally has a new home. The comedy club has been homeless for 7 months after being squeezed out of their 33 year long home on Hilderbrand Drive in Sandy Springs due to redevelopment. Fun fact… Dana has performed a couple of times at the Punchline on open mic night!
Join us Monday, November 9th for the next meeting of The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! This month’s selection is THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis. Read the book with us before the movie is released in December! We will meet at American Food and Beverage in Buckhead. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.
For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.