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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Anthem, Inc. Break Ground on New Technology Center in Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square

Post Date:02/22/2018 11:33 AM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2018

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Anthem, Inc. Break Ground on New Technology Center in Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square

The custom-built technology center will help foster innovation to simplify health care for consumers

 ATLANTA – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms yesterday joined Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Anthem, Inc. senior vice president of innovation and chief information officer Tom Miller at a groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new technology center in Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square.  When opened in 2020, the 352,000 square-foot state-of-the-art structure will house approximately 3,000 multi-disciplinary IT professionals dedicated to simplifying the health care experience for consumers and care providers, improving quality of care, and lowering health care costs.  Anthem, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. 

“Midtown Atlanta is one of the most dynamic technology and innovation centers in the United States and we are excited to add Anthem’s new expansion to our growing healthcare IT ecosystem,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “Anthem’s decision to build its new Technology Center here underscores its workers’ desire for the mobility options and the diverse, accessible lifestyle offered in one of America’s best urban neighborhoods.” 

The Anthem Technology Center will be located at the corner of 4th and West Peachtree streets in Atlanta’s Tech Square. Tech Square has become known globally as an innovation hotbed and includes research facilities, incubators, technology start-ups, the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, and the neighboring mixed-use Coda building currently under construction. 

“Our state has built the nation’s best business climate, with a booming health technology industry that continues to recruit from Georgia’s highly-skilled workforce pipeline,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “Anthem’s newest expansion offers more proof that leading businesses recognize Georgia as the premier hub for technological innovation and the best location for continued investment.”

 “Atlanta is rich with technology talent, and we are excited to take this next step in creating a hub for our IT organization here with a contemporary and inspiring space for current and future Anthem IT professionals,” said Tom Miller, Anthem senior vice president of innovation and chief information officer. “Located in the technology epicenter of Atlanta, the collaborative environment will enable Anthem’s IT team to more quickly turn health care ideas into real-time solutions and develop innovative tools and resources that will make it easier and more convenient for consumers to manage their health and wellbeing.” 

The architectural firm, John Portman & Associates, designed the building and provided Anthem the opportunity to create spaces that support its progressive and collaborative work style. More than 14,000 square-feet of terrace area will allow for an inviting green space, bringing the outside in, to support health and wellness. As part of the LEED- and Fitwel-certified design, Anthem placed an emphasis on energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and design that encourages an active work environment through indoor and outdoor spaces. 

“Portman is delighted to partner with Anthem to create another significant development in Midtown Atlanta. The Anthem Technology Center will complement Coda and further cement Midtown as the focal destination for businesses that are focused on collaboration, recruitment, and positioning,” said Ambrish Baisiwala, chief executive officer of Portman Holdings. 

About Anthem, Inc.

Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With over 73 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 40 million within its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about Anthem’s family of companies, please visit

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