Sep 23, 2021
Grant Wainscott is the Vice President of Ecosystem Expansion at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Grant leads a team of professional global economic developers to retain, expand, and attract new jobs and investment to the metro Atlanta region. Grant is a seasoned global executive with over 20 years of experience in economic and community development, organizational development, and cross-border initiatives and partnerships.
Previously, Grant was the Director of the Office of Economic Development and Film for the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, the Director of Economic Development for the City of Morrow, and the Vice President of Community and Economic Development for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce.
The city of Atlanta is many things to many people, but it’s increasingly becoming known for one thing in the technology world: cybersecurity. So, how has Atlanta grown into the cybersecurity hub it is today?
Grant Wainscott, a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, says you can’t grow a region without amazing partners. It’s not just the businesses that are forging the city — it’s the market makers, the market movers, and the people that can help tell Atlanta’s story. In order to make a region their hub, companies want transparency from the experts — the good, the bad, and the ugly — and the Metro Atlanta Chamber and other specialists in the cybersecurity space are doing just that.
In this episode of She Said Privacy/He Said Security, Jodi and Justin Daniels sit down with Grant Wainscott, Vice President of Ecosystem Expansion for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, to discuss how Atlanta has become a focal point for cybersecurity companies. Grant talks about how the city’s cybersecurity efforts have changed over the last few years, his predictions for its future technology ecosystem, and why community is the key to building better collaboration between the cybersecurity and privacy spaces.