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Israeli Consul General Visits Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab



The tour reinforces the influx of tech companies making a stop In the heart of Silicon Orchard.

Peachtree Corners – one of the nation’s first smart city environments powered by real-world connected infrastructure and 5G – recently hosted a visit by Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel to the southeastern United States. The Israeli Consulate, located in Atlanta, has worked closely with the city of Peachtree Corners and its Curiosity Lab to provide a launching pad for Israeli tech and mobility firms to expand into the United States and across North America. Israel was the first international country to focus attention on this leading smart city, closely followed by France, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico and more regions flocking to the technology hotspot.

“I was thoroughly impressed with my visit to Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners. It’s no surprise that some of the brightest Israeli technology developers and startups have been gravitating to Peachtree Corners at the heart of what’s being called ‘Silicon Orchard’ – where opportunities to collaborate with some of the world’s most prominent telecommunications, mobility and overall technology companies are unmatched,” said Sultan-Dadon in a press release. “The ‘city street of the future’ is a real thing here, where companies are able to prove out emerging solutions with smart infrastructure owned by the local government – giving them an edge in terms of deploying and scaling those solutions in a way that is not possible in closed test environments.”

Peachtree Corners and Curiosity Lab have hosted numerous Israel-born technology startups – also helping to create critical new partnerships and opportunities to expand.

“For decades, Technology Park has been home to several international companies responsible for revolutionary technological developments with massive global impact, and we are proud to continue fostering the same pioneering spirit with our Israeli partners. I was honored to host Consul General Sultan-Dadon and Deputy Consul General Alex Gandler to give them a first-hand look at the amazing work being done by all of our international companies. Curiosity Lab was designed to create a collaborative environment capable of helping companies develop technologies quicker and more effectively – and we are very excited to be a part of their journey. The success of our national and international partners highlights why Peachtree Corners is quicky emerging as the premier smart city environment in the United States,” said Peachtree Corners City Manager Brian Johnson.

 Here’s a list of emerging global technology leaders from the Middle East to that have utilized services at Silicon Orchard:

  • IPgallery is an international technology innovator and developer of integrated, artificial intelligence-based smart city/IoT management systems. This technology serves as the heart of Peachtree Corners’ “IoT central control room” – the first-ever of its kind to be implemented by a U.S. city, where data from all IoT devices across the city’s smart infrastructure is managed, analyzed and activated through a single pane of glass. IPgallery’s AI/ML based program allows the city to leverage its intelligent connectivity and data points for visualization, as well as formulate decisions based on information and events coming from all connected devices across the smart city environment.
  • Brodmann17 is a leading developer of state-of-the-art Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology, Brodmann tested its technology in Curiosity Lab for several months using the lab’s Level 3 autonomous test vehicle. Brodmann successfully developed and proved out its software-only perception technology for assisted driving in real-world conditions and recently joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5GOILab), bringing its technology to corporate partners Accenture, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and T-Mobile.
  • Cynamics is developers of a scalable, cost-effective network visibility/cybersecurity solution that detects threats on smart networks as they emerge. Cynamics’ AI-based solution presents a holistic view of the network to predict attacks, providing critical protection for smart cities around the globe. As part of Curiosity Lab, Cynamics has free access to the living laboratory’s unique testing infrastructure which includes 5G, DSRC units, an autonomous vehicle test lane and its IoT Central Control Room.
  • Cyber 2.0 is innovators of new, revolutionary and game-changing technology designed to stop the spread of all known and previously unknown cyberattacks including viruses, ransomware, browser hijacking and more. Unlike other solutions, its innovative technology combines Zero-Trust and Network-Obscurement solutions using breakthrough technology based on the Mathematical Chaos model.
  • Cawamo is developers of revolutionary artificial intelligence-powered camera technology aimed at assisting local authorities to increase public safety and enforce public ordinance by monitoring movement using existing equipment. Cawamo’s feature-rich platform combines onsite edge and cloud AI technologies that work together to generate high-quality, accurate alerts with virtually zero false alerts. Cawamo’s system conducts object detection without facial recognition, so no personal identifiable information is used or stored.

Information: Peachtree@GoDRIVEN360.com.

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SWGC First Friday Breakfast Meeting with Billy Boughey [Photos]



Photography courtesy of Bruce Johnson
He noted: Wow, you couldn’t ask for a more motivational speaker to kick-start the year!

Billy Boughey is the Founder and President of the Atlanta-based company Elevate Experiences. His talents include keynote speaking, culture coaching, and consulting groups on company culture.

His first book, released in January 2020, titled Culture Reconstructed, is a start-where-you-are guide to building a remarkable team. Billy also hosts his own podcast titled Created for Experience, sharing how experience shapes your future. He’s a certified consultant through Kolbe Corp and enjoys using this assessment to coach people on how to work more effectively in the workplace.

Billy has been featured on FOX 31 Denver, FOX Houston, and in Forbes and worked as a keynote speaker and large-scale emcee includes notable organizations such as Chick-Fil-A, Mcdonald’s, Coca-Cola, Kroger, and more. His vision is to build a world with no unequipped leaders and he infuses that passion into every speaking event. His high-energy message will inspire ways to motivate and equip your organization to make your team members smile and customers rave.

Source Southwest Gwinnett Chamber

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NAC International Signs New Lease at 2 Sun Office Building



A world-leading provider of nuclear fuel cycle technology and consulting solutions,NAC International, has signed a lease at 2 Sun in Peachtree Corners. The company is leasing 23,000 square feet lease in the Class-A office building.

The 98,040-square-foot property in Technology Park recently underwent significant renovations to add amenities. 2 Sun now offers an outdoor tenant patio, campus-wide Wi-Fi and food delivery service for tenants.

Lincoln Property Company Southeast, one of the U.S.’s largest diversified commercial real estate companies, and Redline Property Partners made the lease announcement. Lincoln’s Senior Vice President Michael Howell, Vice President Matt Fergus and Senior Leasing Associate Seabie Hickson represented the landlord, Redline Property Partners. Cory Hall and Bo Keatley of Savills represented the tenant.

“Peachtree Corners is one of the premier business atmospheres in metro Atlanta, and 2 Sun offers a range of first-rate amenities both on and near the property,” said Lincoln’s Fergus. “The recent capital improvements allow 2 Sun to capture growing demand in the submarket.”

Northeast Atlanta continues to outperform other submarkets over the past couple of years, boasting the lowest vacancy rate among major metro Atlanta areas at just 15.9% across all property classes.

The office submarket also saw positive absorption of 5,117 square feet in Q3 of this year, marking the fifth quarter in the past six with positive absorption, according to a report from Lincoln.

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Peachtree Corners’ Karl Barham Among Brokers Achieving 2022 GABB Million Dollar Club



Twelve members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) were named to the 2022 Million Dollar Club for helping broker the sale of more than $96 million worth of small, medium and large businesses.

Karl Barham, co-owner and President of Transworld Business Advisors of Atlanta Peachtree, is among the top five brokers with multi-million dollars in business sales for the year.

Barnham, a Peachtree Corners resident, is a licensed Georgia Real Estate agent and member of the GABB with 25+ years of expert knowledge in business that he uses to help business owners with valuations, business exit planning, M&A and Business Sales transactions.

Karl Barham and Solomon Padilla

When he is not helping clients, Barnham can be found volunteering and supporting a number of great organizations in the Metro Atlanta area including Atlanta Black Chambers of Commerce, StartMe:Atlanta and Junior Achievement. He serves on several nonprofit boards including Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone Christian Academy and Global Growers Network.

Among the other business brokers with multi-million dollars in business sales for the year is Barnham’s teammate, Solomon Padilla, Business Advisor at Transworld Business Advisors of Atlanta Peachtree.

As a Business Broker and Real Estate Professional Padilla has a passion for helping small business owners accomplish a successful exit of their business. He previously worked as a Trade Activation Manager for Anheuser-Busch InBev, and a Manager for the Largest Italian Wine Importer in the United States.

Solomon is a Veteran of the Navy who served a tour of duty in 2012-2013 in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom as well as tours representing the U.S. Navy for NATO in Europe.

The GABB Million Dollar Club recognizes professional Business Brokers for successfully closing business acquisition transactions totaling one million dollars or more.

The top producer for 2022 was Rob Margeton, a Principal and Qualifying Broker at Ryco Advisors. Margeton was also honored as a Life Member of the Million Dollar Club for achieving more than a million dollars in sales for three consecutive years or any five years.

In addition to Margeton and Barnham, the other business brokers among the top five for the year are Matt Wochele, founder of Preferred Business Brokers, Inc.; J. Snypp, Vice President at Preferred Business Brokers, Inc; and Steve Josovitz, President Vice-President and Associate Broker at The Shumacher Group.

Business brokers with multi-million dollars in business sales for the year include Padilla; Pedro Ferreira, Business Advisor at Transworld Business Advisors of Atlanta North; Lisa Young, Senior Business Advisor at Transworld Business Advisors of Atlanta North; Jeffery Merry, founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc.; and Deanna Dickinson, REALTOR® and owner of Team DMD Consulting.

Other million-dollar honorees were Brooke Hawkins, Business Broker at RamBiz Group and Mannie Maddox, REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker Commercial Metro Brokers.

To find a professional business broker, visit gabb.org/gabb-business-brokers.

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