Technology Innovation Showcase

Nominations Closed

Thank you to all state and local government entities that submitted entries in this year's GTA-sponsored Technology Innovation Showcase. The 2024 showcase is the 13th annual, and an early review of IT projects nominated suggests innovative use of technology is alive and thriving in Georgia. A panel of reviewers will next weigh the entries, and those earning honors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Showcase awards are presented at the Georgia Digital Government Summit in the fall. The showcase brings well-deserved recognition to the teams who make the projects succeed, and it promotes exchange of ideas for innovative uses of technology.

Project Categories

  • Business Process Innovations

    Projects optimize the way people, processes, and technology work together to transform government.

    Examples: ERP implementation, project methodologies, dashboards, decision modeling, system modernization

  • Cross-boundary Collaboration and Partnerships

    Projects showcase a significant IT-related collaboration between the agency and other entities, public or private.

    Examples: Agency-led IT-related projects in collaboration with multiple agencies, localities, or special purpose districts

  • Cybersecurity

    Projects demonstrate the importance of security and risk management.

    Examples: Governance frameworks, policies, auditing, education and awareness, data privacy and protection

  • Data Management, Analytics, and Visualization

    Projects showcase the transformative power of data for decision making and insight.

    Examples: Predictive analytics, fraud detection, visualizations, performance management

  • Digital Services: Government to Business

    Projects improve interactions between government and business.

    Examples: E-licensing, one-stop registration, permitting, payment notifications, compliance tracking

  • Digital Services: Government to Citizen

    Projects improve interactions between government and citizens, stimulate citizen engagement, or provide access to data and information for citizen use.

    Examples: Online transaction innovations, citizen feedback, benefits determination or distribution, justice programs

  • Emerging and Innovative Technologies

    Projects utilize technologies on the cutting edge of the industry to deliver value.

    Examples: Governance of emerging technologies, AI or machine learning, sensors, wearables, autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial systems

  • Enterprise IT Management Initiatives

    Projects plan and execute enterprise-wide technology-related initiatives that transform government operation and services.

    Examples: Consolidation and optimization, cloud services, budget and cost control, governance, broadband, procurement and acquisition modernization, security, shared services, workforce

  • Information Communications Technology Innovations

    Projects leverage communications technologies to transform government, promote economic development or interoperability, or improve quality of life.

    Examples: GIS, mobile services, SAAS, broadband applications, online learning, telecommunications


  • Open to Georgia state and local government entities
  • Person submitting nomination must have a government email address
  • Projects implemented within the past two years
  • Projects must be state- or locally focused, not federal
  • Multi-agency projects are encouraged
  • Project may be a phase of a larger initiative
  • Projects previously named as showcase honorees may not be resubmitted
  • Nominations must be submitted online