Business Development, Marketing & Sales
The NVTC Business Development, Marketing & Sales Committee educates and connects the region's high-tech sales, business development and marketing professionals through high-energy events. The "Excellence in Sales and Marketing" series consists of monthly forums where expert speakers provide updates on critical trends in the industry and offer compelling real-world case studies. In addition, the committee hosts two workshops per year that bring together high-level, accomplished individuals to expand our network of key people.
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Business and Enterprise Architecture Committee
The mission of the Business and Enterprise Architecture Committee is to provide awareness and thought leadership in architecture and planning for business and IT success. The committee will facilitate an idea exchange among IT executives by, generating awareness through events and seminars on important architectural approaches, issues and solutions; providing a forum for business and technology leaders to exchange their ideas, experiences and concerns; creating an environment to share information about modeling, methodologies and tools; bringing together a focused networking group.
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Business to Government (B2G)
The NVTC B2G Committee enhances and facilitates business development opportunities for NVTC members with the federal government, the Commonwealth of Virginia and other Northern Virginia government entities. The B2G Committee encourages new membership by providing high-content programs, information exchange, and business and networking opportunities. Participants enjoy a forum to share their views about relevant issues affecting their business with government entities.
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The NVTC CFO Forum provides content and contacts to NVTC member company CFOs by hosting informative events throughout the year through its two subcommittees: CFO Series and the Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards Banquet, NVTC's annual awards dinner honoring CFOs from the Greater Washington Region. Please note: Participation in the CFO Forum is limited to CFOs and sponsors.
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Cybersecurity and Privacy
The primary focus of this committee is to educate and provide best practices on all aspects of cybersecurity. Through educational forums and insightful dialogue with NVTC members, the committee will become a valuable resource for those in the Northern Virginia technology community who want to stay updated on the current issues and developments that pertain to cybersecurity.
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Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Committee
The mission of the NVTC Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Committee is to provide a clear, consistent, collective and compelling voice for promoting the interests of the region's growing data center, cloud and critical infrastructure community in an effort to contribute to the long-term growth and prosperity of the industry.
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The NVTC General Counsel Committee fosters networking opportunities and the exchange of business, leadership and legal information for NVTC general counsels and provides mentoring in legal areas for emerging technology companies.
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NVTC Health Technology Committee, with its new BioMedTech Subcommittee provides NVTC members with education, networking, and business and government opportunities to participate in and benefit from the increasing use of electronic health information and technology in the delivery of and payment for healthcare. The BioMedTech subcommittee will focus on informing members of the latest trends in bioinformatics, biotechnology, medical devices and medical software. Among the areas of focus for the Committee are using computer technology for health information, improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare, tech transfer, growing Northern Virginia's healthcare technology workforce and interfacing with NoVaHealthFORCE. Members of the Health Technology Committee and the BioMedTech subcommittee include technology suppliers, health care providers, researchers, scientists, hospitals, payors, consultants, technologists, educational institutions, public charities and employers providing workforce health care benefits.
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The NVTC International Committee fosters relationships with international businesses in the region by proactively providing intelligence, programs, access and counsel to NVTC members. The committee helps technology businesses successfully tap into the thriving international technology marketplace. Through meetings, events and hosting foreign delegations, the committee keeps the Northern Virginia technology community current on global trends in technology policy and promotes the region's technology community to an international audience.
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Public Policy Steering
The NVTC Public Policy Steering Committee was launched in October 2006 to replace the NVTC Government Affairs Committee. The steering committee collects, discusses and evaluates legislative issues and initiatives important to Northern Virginia's technology community and vets a broad range of technology issues suggested by NVTC members, policymakers and others in the community. The committee prioritizes those issues to produce the NVTC Legislative Agenda, which is then reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors. It also provides guidance to the Board in adopting more detailed organizational positions on issues of particular importance. In addition, the committee serves as an important resource to the NVTC staff lobbying team—providing advice, direction and feedback on legislative matters.
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Small Business and Entrepreneur
The Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee supports and promotes emerging technology businesses focused on growth and entrepreneurs launching businesses by providing content-driven programs that focus on issues such as corporate structure, financing, business development and other topics of interest to meet the challenges of establishing, growing and scaling businesses. The committee educates, promotes strategic alliances, addresses the concerns of these businesses and provides excellent networking opportunities.
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Smart Energy Committee
Increases in energy supply and security, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and continued job creation are all drivers of economic growth, which can be supported through the deployment of tax incentives, cash grants, and regulatory guidance from state and local governments and continued private sector investment. The mission of the NVTC Smart Energy Committee is to ensure that Northern Virginia remains a regional economic power by advocating for a reliable supply of energy, while promoting progressive technologies and maintaining proper environmental stewardship. This committee will provide NVTC member companies with a platform to establish and engage on best practices in the energy space, monitor new and changing energy legislation in the Commonwealth, and educate each other on emerging technologies and relevant industry issues.
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Social Media Committee
Our mission, first and foremost, is to promote NVTC as a leader in social media. The group will strive to embrace this new medium and adapt to its ever changing environment. Through educational forums and insightful dialogue with NVTC members, the Social Media committee will become a valuable resource for those in the Northern Virginia technology community who want to use social media tools to improve how they communicate with key audiences. While there is a need to understand more about the tools that make up the social media landscape, most importantly, it is about what tools are the best fit for businesses and how they fit into a company's overall goals. NVTC's Social Media committee will address these very issues that are top-of-mind with the members.
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The mission of the new NVTC Tech Innovations Committee is to serve as a resource, facilitator and thought leader to address a broad range of information technology-related opportunities and issues of interest to NVTC members. These opportunities and issues include those affecting both providers and users of a broad spectrum of communications technologies, services and applications of information technology, and others involved in related industry. The Technology Innovation Committee holds regular events that feature guest speakers on topical subjects, where members can evaluate and discuss the associated technical, security, legal and social developments and implications. If you have an innovative product or service that would benefit our members by providing lower costs, greater security, built-in agility, real mobility or a unique benefit, you should join the Technology Innovation Committeee!
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The NVTC Workforce Committee helps member companies recruit, educate and retain a world-class workforce capable of creatively solving complex technology challenges and inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit of employees and organizations.
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