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TechCelebration: NVTC's Annual Banquet
An NVTC Signature Event
November 16, 2009
5:30-6:30pm Registration and Networking Reception
6:30-9:00pm Program and Dinner
NVTC's TechCelebration lived up to its reputation as the networking event of the year with a star-studded lineup including a keynote speech by General George W. Casey, Jr., U.S. Army Chief of Staff and Member, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the presentation of the 2009 NVTC Chairman's Award to Governor Tim Kaine by Virginia Senator Mark Warner and NVTC Board Chair Donna Morea, CGI President, U.S., Europe & Asia.
"This event is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our area's technology companies as well as honor individuals, such as Governor Kaine, who are working to ensure Northern Virginia is one of the nation's most influential and respected global technology centers," said Bobbie Kilberg, President & CEO of NVTC. "It was an honor to have General Casey address the crowd last night on how the Army is working to remain the best in the world and how we are lucky to have generation after generation of soldiers who are willing to fight and die for this country and the ideals it stands for."
General Casey became the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army on April 10, 2007. In his previous assignment, he was the Commander, Multi-National Force - Iraq, a coalition of over 30 countries, from July 1, 2004 to February 10, 2007. General Casey opened his remarks by thanking NVTC for the moment of silence in remembering those who lost their lives at Fort Hood on November 5 and expressing his gratitude for their service and dedication to our country. He noted that the "Army is no stranger to tragedy and that we have drawn strength from adversity and we will get past this."
During his remarks, General Casey outlined trends that are exacerbating conflict including globalization, technology, and changing demographics. The two things that worry him most, he said, are weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists and safe havens. He then identified four areas that the Army must address to help ensure global security. These include the need to: win the wars we are currently fighting, help other countries build their security forces, support civil authorities at home and abroad, and deter and defeat hybrid threats in hostile states. General Casey concluded by providing a brief biography of one of the men killed at Fort Hood who immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager, was the first in his family to graduate college and only arrived on base one day before this tragic event in preparation to serve in Afghanistan. "He is an indicator of what you see in all the men and women of the Armed Forces. He died doing what he loved to do in serving his country," General Casey said.
General George W. Casey, Jr., addresses attendees at TechCelebration
Earlier in the evening, Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), and NVTC Board Chair Donna Morea, President, U.S., Europe & Asia, CGI, paid tribute to outgoing Governor Tim Kaine and presented him with the 2009 NVTC Chairman's Award.
The NVTC Chairman's Award is presented for exceptional service to the Commonwealth. During Governor Kaine's tenure, Virginia was recognized all four years by Forbes and two years by CNBC as being the best state for business in America. Fittingly, he was presented with a Chairman's Award plaque etched with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the inscription: "Virginia The Best State for Business. Governor Tim Kaine The Best for Virginia." Senator Warner received the Chairman's Award at the conclusion of his term as Virginia Governor in 2005. Other past recipients include former Congressman Tom Davis (2008) and former Senator John Warner (2007).
"This is a man who has served our Commonwealth with tremendous distinction," Senator Warner said in presenting the Chairman's Award to Governor Kaine. "I think it's very appropriate that NVTC tonight honors Governor Tim Kaine with the Chairman's Award."
Governor Tim Kaine celebrates his NVTC Chairman's Award with, left to right: Donna Morea, NVTC Board Chair and CGI President, U.S., Europe & Asia; Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.); David Abel, Vice President, IBM Public Sector; and Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC President & CEO.
Also during the festivities, CSC and Power Loft LLC were named the inaugural winners of NVTC's Green Awards for large (over $50 million) and small (under $50 million) companies, universities or organizations making an impact on the region through superior green practices. Large company honoree CSC was lauded for instituting numerous environmentally responsible programs that have resulted in significant reductions in energy usage and waste generation. Power Loft, LLC, the small company winner, was recognized for its work specializing in the design and development of high-density data centers that require 70 percent less energy for support functions.
NVTC Board Member Jim Sheaffer, President of CSC's North American Public Sector, accepts the NVTC Large Company Green Award during TechCelebration.
Jim Coakley, President of PowerLoft, winner of the NVTC Small Company Green Award, with Donna Morea, NVTC Board Chair and CGI President, U.S., Europe & Asia, and Aimee Daniels, Executive Vice President and Regional President, Mid-Atlantic Region of HSBC Bank USA, NA.
Keynote speech by General George W. Casey, Jr.
2009 NVTC Chairman's Award presented to Governor Tim Kaine by Virginia Senator Mark Warner and NVTC Board Chair Donna Morea, CGI President, U.S., Europe & Asia.
CSC and Power Loft LLC named the inaugural winners of NVTC's Green Awards for large (over $50 million) and small (under $50 million) companies, universities or organizations making an impact on the region through superior green practices.
Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor: Silverpop
Reception Sponsor: IBM
Signature Gold Sponsor: HSBC BANK USA N.A.
Gold Sponsors: ACS Government Solutions; GTSI Corp.; Micron Technology, Inc.; Patton Boggs LLP; Serco
Silver Sponsors: Apptis; CACI; Houlihan Lokey; Korn/Ferry International; NeuStar; Noblis; Stanley, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors: AH&T Insurance; Alion Science; BB&T Capital Markets l Windsor Group; Blue Canopy Group, LLC; Harris IT Services; INDUS Corporation; INPUT; LMI; UPDATA; Washington Post Media
Patron Sponsor: Janelia Farms Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Media Sponsor: Potomac Tech Wire
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd
Directions to The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
Member: $ 250.00
General Audience: $ 350.00
Member Table of 10: $2500.00
General Audience Table of 10: $3500.00
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