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April 2012: Herndon Moderates Panel on International Education Featuring Georgia's Top Public Universities

Atlanta, GA (April 18, 2012) - Dr. Keith Herndon, President of Atlanta-based Internet Decisions, LLC, moderated a panel discussion about the importance of international education featuring representatives of Georgia's four leading public universities. The event, held at the UPS corporate headquarters, was organized by the Technology Association of Georgia's International Business Society.

The panel included Dr. Kavita Pandit, Associate Provost of the Office of International Education at the University of Georgia; Dr. John McIntyre, Executive Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at Georgia Tech; Dr. Jun Liu, Associate Provost and Chief International Officer at Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University and Dr. Charles "Buddy" Mayo, Director of the Integrated Global Communication Master's Program at Kennesaw State University.

The program was designed to bring together academic and business leaders to establish a dialog regarding international education in light of the increasing globalization of the nation's economy. Entitled "Educating the Next Generation of Global Leaders," the panelists discussed a myriad of topics ranging from study abroad programs to enriching campus diversity through international students. For a press report on the event, click here to read an article from Global Atlanta.

"Accompanying students from Kennesaw State University to China in 2011 was an eye opening experience for me; it underscored how valuable an international experience is for students," said Dr. Herndon. "It was important for businesses to hear how our state universities deal with this important education issue."


Herndon, left, moderated the international education panel featuring (l-r); Mayo, Liu, Pandit and McIntyre.

About the Technology Association of Georgia

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 15,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia's technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state's economic climate for technology. 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.tagedonline.org or TAG's community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit www.tagedonline.org.

About Internet Decisions, LLC

Internet Decisions is a research services and strategic planning firm. It assists companies and organizations of all sizes with a variety of services including competitive intelligence, vendor analysis and various types of market research. Created in 2005, the Atlanta-based firm specializes in several vertical markets including technology, media and entertainment and healthcare. Internet Decisions enjoys a research partnership with Marietta-based CSM Research. The firm also produces industry white papers and training material and conducts strategic training at the executive level. (www.internetdecisions.com)