3434 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Sales | Retail
ChampionScott Partners Breakfast - February 28, 2014Join ChampionScott Partners and keynote speaker Derek Smith for:
“Risk Revolution: The Threat Facing America and Technology's Promise"
There's a new breed of professional possessing the technical knowledge and experience to take on leadership roles involving the diverse security challenges of today and for the future. Learn from an expert about individual, corporate and national security and how you can apply his methods to your business.
Derek V. Smith
Founder and Chairman, GivingPoint, Inc. and The Game of Golf Institute
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChoicePoint Inc.
Derek Smith is the former chairman and CEO of ChoicePoint Inc., a leading provider of decision-making technology and information that helped to reduce fraud and mitigate risk. In Smith's decade long leadership of ChoicePoint Inc., annual revenues grew more than five-times from just under $200 million to nearly $1 billion. The company's share price grew more than 450 percent to a market cap that exceeded $4.3 billion. Headquartered outside of Atlanta, ChoicePoint employed approximately 5,000 associates in nearly 60 locations.
Smith strongly believes that a successful corporation must be a positive force in society to help improve the world where we live, work and do business. ChoicePoint had a unique workplace culture that has been recognized as one of the best places to work by local, regional and national organizations. This culture has also given birth to innovative products and services that helped recover more than one thousand missing children and the first national background screening service for nonprofit volunteers that has identified more than 200,000 convicted criminals attempting to work with children – including 2,700 sex offenders. The Maryland State Police used ChoicePoint’s software to help locate the D.C. snipers. And in the weeks and months following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, ChoicePoint through its DNA lab, Bode Technology, was involved in the identification of the remains of victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
Mr. Smith promoted the responsible use of information as a fundamental plank of the ChoicePoint business model. ChoicePoint became recognized by privacy advocates, regulators, other businesses and industry analysts as being a model company in the area of privacy and information security.
ChoicePoint’s philanthropic initiatives and employee volunteer efforts garnered recognition and awards from groups as diverse as the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Center for Victims of Crime and the HandsOn Network & Points of Light Foundation. In addition, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce acknowledged ChoicePoint with its Corporate Stewardship Award for the company’s “dedication and attention to the needs of its customers, investors, employees and community.”
Mr. Smith is the author of three books. In “A Purpose Under Heaven,” Smith uses allegory to explore the benefits and risks of technology to society. He is also the author of two nonfiction works, “The Risk Revolution: Threats Facing Technology’s Promise for a Safer Tomorrow” and “A Survival Guide in the Information Age.”
He is the Founder and Chairman of GivingPoint, Inc. a not for profit organization designed to inspire a new generation of social entrepreneurs who seek to connect and serve others in today’s technology-driven world. GivingPoint currently helps nearly 7,000 young people discover their philanthropic passion, create their giving profile, track their contributions, share their stories and be rewarded with cash grants to fund their community projects. GivingPointers as a group have volunteered over 289,000 hours in service with a community impact of over $5 million.
He most recently launched another not for profit initiative, the Game of Golf Institute (GOGI), a revolutionary concept to advance the enjoyment, popularity and growth of the game of golf. GOGI provides free education, research and game improvement tools driven by social media and mobile device applications with a primary focus on juniors, women and underserved golf populations.
Mr. Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Aquarium and Geeknet. He is also a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons.
Derek and his wife, Lisa, live in Georgia and have two children, Hanley and Tanner.
Join us and receive a free copy of each of Derek's books: "Risk Revolution: The Threat Facing America and Technology's Promise for a Safer Tomorrow" and "A Purpose Under Heaven: A Novel"
Please contact Jackey Scott with any questions at: 703-955-3564 or email@example.com.
For More information about ChampionScott Partners, please visit us at: www.championscott.com.We look forward to seeing you there!
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