On May 19, about 400 members of the region's technology community gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for a Titans breakfast featuring Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall. Kendall is leading the Pentagon's focus on innovation, including efforts to transform the DoD through technology and improve the performance of the defense acquisition enterprise.
On May 14, more than 150 Big Data professionals, academic partners and students from local universities attended Datapalooza at Gannett in McLean, Virginia, hosted by the NVTC Big Data and Analytics Committee to highlight the region’s assets and opportunities in Big Data and Analytics. The event featured keynote remarks by PV Boccasam, CEO of Orchestro, serial entrepreneur and general partner of NBVP; and Dr. Ryan Bosch, vice president of Epic Team and Informatics, chief medical information officer (CMIO), Inova Health System; as well as a panel of Big Data experts from regional companies.
May 12, 2015
White House CIO Tony Scott Addresses the NVTC Board
On Tuesday, May 12, Tony Scott, the new White House Federal CIO and administrator of the Office of Electronic Government, joined the NVTC Board of Directors at LMI in McLean to share his perspective and objectives in the position.
On Tuesday morning, May 5, NVTC co-hosted a Virginia Payment Security and Consumer Protection Summit with event co-hosts Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Visa, CIT, Mach37 and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
Several NVTC members recently were named as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Greater Washington. Congratulations to Board member Greg J. Baroni of Attain, and the following representatives of NVTC member companies: Anthony Bruce of Applied Predictive Technologies, Anthony Smeraglinolo of Engility Corporation, Michael Tinsley of NeoSystems Corp, Sandeep Somaiya of NETE and Rodney J. Rogers of Virtustream.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, addressed a crowd of more than 325 technology business leaders on Friday, May 1 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner as part of the NVTC/CEA Leadership Series.
On April 29, more than 150 members of the technology community gathered at the Washington Post to attend NVTC's Destination Innovation, the premier event highlighting the vibrant technology community in our region.
Washingtonian Magazine honors the Potomac Region's top 100 Tech Titans in its May 2015 issue, showcasing leaders of Washington's tech world who are working to grow the region. Many NVTC Board members and representatives of NVTC member companies were named to this year’s prestigious list.
On Thursday, April 23, NVTC joined Board member company Micron Technology in hosting First Lady Michelle Obama at Micron’s Manassas facility as part of the fourth anniversary of Joining Forces, the White House initiative to support service members, veterans, and their families.
On Tuesday, April 14, members of the NVTC staff, including President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg, attended the tenth annual Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Digital Patriots Dinner at the National Building Museum. The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative was a sponsor of the dinner and brought several veterans involved with the Initiative to the event. The dinner honored Internet pioneer and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case and U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) for their instrumental roles in supporting and advancing technology innovation.
On April 9, about 400 members of the region's technology community gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for a Titans breakfast featuring Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) CEO Dr. John Niederhuber.
Fedscoop’s “DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech” list highlights the forward thinking women who shape the technology landscape in the D.C. area. NVTC CEO and Bobbie Kilberg was named to this list, as well as NVTC Board members Anne Altman of IBM Corporation, Teresa Carlson of Amazon Web Services, Marilyn Crouther of HP Enterprise Services and Karen Dahut of Booz Allen Hamilton. Five other NVTC members were also named to the list.
Thirteen executives from NVTC member companies were honored at the Federal 100 Awards Gala on March 26, 2015. The Federal 100 Awards are presented to government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles that affect how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT.
On March 17, NVTC and Managing Partner AHT Insurance held “Rising Threats and Your Company's Exposure,” an event featuring NVTC Board member Richard Montoni, humanitarian aid worker Jessica Buchanan and her husband Erik Landemalm, who each discussed their encounters with unanticipated exposures domestically and abroad.
March 10, 2015
Congressman Don Beyer Addresses NVTC Board
On Tuesday, March 10, Congressman Don Beyer joined the NVTC Board of Directors at LMI in McLean to discuss his vision and agenda for his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Dr. Mohamed Reda, chairman of the NVTC’s International Committee (NVTC IC), and Mark Gibb, executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), recently signed a framework for cooperation. The framework is intended to advance the transfer of applications of policy and technical innovations from overseas to and for the betterment of Northern Virginia.
On Feb. 10, Inova Health Systems, an NVTC Board member company, announced that it would launch the planned Inova Center for Personalized Health at the ExxonMobil campus in Fairfax, Va.
On Weds., Feb. 4, NVTC hosted its inaugural CXO Auction at Ferrari & Maserati of Washington in Dulles. The event raised more than $13,000 for the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, which provides tools and resources to match veterans with employment opportunities in Virginia's technology communit.
On Monday, Jan. 19, the Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition presented its 2015 Policy Statement to members of the Northern Virginia delegation of the General Assembly. The Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition is a coalition that includes NVTC along with other chambers of commerce and industry groups throughout Northern Virginia that share a common belief that greater investment in regional transportation infrastructure is essential to Northern Virginia’s future economic competiveness and quality of life.
January 16, 2015
NVTC Supports Startup Act Introduced by Senators Warner and Kaine
On Friday, Jan. 16, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) along with a bipartisan group of six Senate colleagues introduced the Startup Act, a renewed bipartisan jobs and high-skilled immigration bill to bolster entrepreneurship and innovation nationwide. In support of the legislation, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg made a statement on behalf of NVTC and its membership.
January 13, 2015
Keep Up to Date with NVTC's Policy Efforts
Wednesday, Jan. 14 marks the first day of the 2015 Legislative Session of the Virginia General Assembly. NVTC maintains a full-time presence in Richmond during the legislative session.
January 6, 2015
NVTC Outlines 2015 Legislative Priorities
On Jan. 6, NVTC Chairman Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman and CEO of ICF International, and NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg sent NVTC’s 2015 Legislative Agenda to all members of the Virginia General Assembly and to the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and senior officials of the McAuliffe administration.
On Dec. 10, NVTC hosted a lunch roundtable with NVTC Chair Emeritus John Backus, managing partner, New Atlantic Ventures. At this event, a group of NVTC members had the unique opportunity to network with their colleagues and learn from Backus’ experience in venture capital investing.
On Dec. 9, the National Military Family Association presented Patrick Gusman, president of the Equal Footing Foundation, with the Anna C. Chennalt Award.
Last night, the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at TechCelebration: NVTC’s Annual Banquet. The event featured the presentation of the inaugural 2014 NVTC Tech Awards, a new awards program honoring groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovations in our region's technology community. The event also featured Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO and President Wes Bush, who made remarks in accepting the new Pinnacle Award, as well as Northern Virginia Community College President Bob Templin, who was awarded the Earl C. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award.
On Monday, Dec. 8 at TechCelebration: NVTC’s annual banquet, NVTC announced the winners of the 2014 Tech Awards, a new awards program honoring groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovations in our region's technology community. All winners were selected by a panel of judges, with the exception of the two Tech Company of the Year categories, which were chosen through online voting leading up to the event.
On Dec. 2, NVTC Chairman Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman & CEO of ICF International, was inducted as a Laureate into the Washington Business Hall of Fame, which honors exceptional business leaders and entrepreneurs who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in the Greater Washington area.
November 18, 2014
Nation's Cybersecurity Experts Featured at Nov. 18 Titans
On Nov. 18, more than 500 members of the region’s technology community gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for a Titans breakfast featuring three of our nation's top names in cybersecurity: Army Cyber Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
November 18, 2014
NVTC Presents Chairman’s Awards to Representatives Moran and Wolf
At the Titans Breakfast on Nov. 18, NVTC presented the 2014 Chairman's Award to Reps. Frank R. Wolf and James P. Moran, on the eve of their retirements from Congress. The awards are in recognition of their advocacy for critical regional priorities and service to the technology community during their combined 58 years in Congress.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe met with more than 30 entrepreneurs and technology executives at CIT’s Mach37 Cybersecurity Accelerator on Monday, Nov. 17 to discuss Virginia’s innovation economy.
NVTC Vice Chair Anne Altman of IBM and Member Company Agilex Win Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards
November 12, 2014
NVTC Announces Support of the Washington 2024 Summer Olympic Bid
The NVTC Board of Directors voted unanimously on November 12th to support Washington 2024 and their efforts to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Capital Region.
November 10, 2014
NVTC Member Appointed to Gov. McAuliffe’s Administration
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced additional appointments to his administration.Congratulations to The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ program alum Wayne P. Stilwell of NVTC member Stilwell Technology, who was named to the GenEdge Alliance (aka A. L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership Board of Trustees).
November 10, 2014
NVTC Provides Input on Internet Sales Tax Legislation
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has asked for NVTC input and feedback on alternative legislative proposals for Internet sales tax collection that his Committee is considering in lieu of the Marketplace Fairness Act that passed the Senate last year. On Friday, NVTC Executive Committee members participated in a conference call with House Judiciary Committee Counsel and staff to discuss Congressman Goodlatte’s alternative solution.
On Oct. 30, Buddy RizerDirector of Loudoun Economic Development, was honored as the first Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Person of the Year by NVTC’s Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Committee.
October 23, 2014
NVTC Members Named to Washington Business Journal Power 100 List
On Oct. 23, Washington Business Journal published the Power 100, a list of the region’s most powerful business leaders, including 28 executives from NVTC member companies and academic institutions.
All NVTC members are invited to participate on a conference call at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014. During the call, NVTC leaders will seek member input on ideas and initiatives for the NVTC Executive Committee to consider as it drafts NVTC's goals and priorities to support NVTC advocacy efforts in Richmond during the 2015 legislative session.
The Professional Services Council (PSC) and NVTC recently signed an updated exclusive memorandum of understanding (MOU) re-establishing areas of mutual benefit for and leveraging the participating organizations' strengths.
On Sept. 30, NVTC hosted a lunch roundtable with NVTC Board member Linnie Haynesworth, vice president and general manager of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division at Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
September 23, 2014
NVTC Celebrates Veterans Employment Initiative Anniversary
On Tuesday, September 23, NVTC hosted a briefing to celebrate the anniversary and highlight the programs of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI). NVTC Board member and VEI Co-Chair David Lucien of DCL Associates kicked off the event, which was hosted at ICF International in Fairfax, by sharing some of the Initiative’s goals and successes since it was launched in August 2013.
On September 17, about 400 members of the region’s technology community gathered at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner for the first NVTC Titans event of the 2014-2015 season. The breakfast featured Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL Inc., who discussed mega trends in the digital media industry.
September 16, 2014
Virginia Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie Addresses NVTC
Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for Senate in November, addressed the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at LMI in McLean. During the meeting, Gillespie shared highlights of his economic growth agenda, which includes healthcare reform, tax and regulatory relief, unleashing American energy, education reform, and cutting wasteful spending and balancing the budget.
September 9, 2014
NVTC Announces Creation of NEW Big Data and Analytics Committee
Building on the previous work of the NVTC Big Data Task Force and the research report released by NVTC, the George Washington University and Attain LLC in May, NVTC is announcing the creation of a new committee focused on Big Data and Analytics in the region.
September 9, 2014
Virginia Named a Top State in 2014 State Technology Survey
Virginia is one of eight states to earn an A grade in the 2014 Digital States Survey, released by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, a government research and advisory institute. The evaluation survey of the digital technology practices of all 50 states assigned each state a grade based on quantifiable results in better serving citizens and streamlining operations.
Virginia Senatorial candidates Sen. Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie joined co-hosts NVTC and Microsoft on Monday, September 8 for a Technology Town Hall Forum at Microsoft's Reston offices. In front of an audience of about 150 technology business leaders, the candidates met and shook hands before appearing in separate sessions to share their insights on business and technology issues facing the country and what they would do to encourage innovation and growth if elected to the Senate.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council joined the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in co-hosting a Town Hall Forum with 10th Congressional District candidates Barbara Comstock and John Foust on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Dominion’s Herndon offices.
August 24, 2014
Run! Geek! Run! Raises Funds for the Equal Footing Foundation
The seventh annual Run! Geek! Run!, the first 5K edition of the race, was held on August 24 at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center with 400 runners participating. The mild temperature and good weather was perfect for the race, which raised funds for the Equal Footing Foundation (EFF), a charitable arm of NVTC.
August 19, 2014
Thank You Committee Leaders!
NVTC committees help meet the needs of members through a series of networking and professional development opportunities where members can meet potential clients, build relationships, and learn about trends in the technology industry. A special thank you to all the leaders of our committees who have provided invaluable service during the previous fiscal year!
The U.S. Senate has joined the House of Representatives in approving bipartisan legislation to begin reforming the troubled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation, which includes U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) initiative to enlist the pro bono assistance of NVTC to help fix the VA’s broken scheduling system, is expected to be signed into law by the President as soon as this week.
On Monday, July 28, NVTC hosted the Inaugural Veterans Initiative Sporting Clays Tournament at Bull Run Shooting Center in Centreville, Va. Participants enjoyed warm, sunny weather as they competed on the 14-station course.
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently congratulated nine Virginia counties that received top rankings in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey. Winners included Fairfax County (third place, 500,000 or more population), Loudoun (second place, 250,000-499,999 population), and Arlington County (fourth place, 150,000-249,999 population).
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates (GACRE). The Advisory Council provides the Governor with feedback and advice to assist him in making annual state revenue estimates with respect to economic assumptions and the general economic climate of the Commonwealth.
NVTC today announced the fiscal year 2014-2015 officers of the Board of Directors as well as the election of 23 new and returning Board members, including five Chair’s appointees and two individuals appointed to the Senior Advisory Group of the NVTC Board.
On July 8, Bill Knight, president and CEO of the 2015 World Police & Fire Games, to be held in Fairfax County, joined the NVTC Board of Directors at Sprint in Reston to discuss the games and their positive impact on the Northern Virginia region.The World Police and Fire Games, an Olympic style competition, recognizes first responders “who put duty and service before ourselves, honoring those who have sacrificed for the greater good,” according to Fairfax 2015, the 501c3 nonprofit organizing committee.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced on Tuesday, July 8 that Northrop Grumman Corporation will be the lead sponsor of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, contributing $250,000 to help veterans with what they identify as their greatest challenge in transitioning to civilian life: finding a job.
On Wednesday, July 2, NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg attended a gubernatorial bill signing ceremony where Governor Terry McAuliffe ceremonially signed into law two of NVTC’s 2014 legislative priorities: legislation to strengthen Virginia's R&D tax credit and legislation to crack down on patent trolls who target Virginia businesses.
Members of Northern Virginia's hottest technology scene gathered on Tuesday, June 24, at the 13th Annual Hot Ticket Awards at Redskins Park in Ashburn. More than 400 attendees celebrated the awardees, who were announced at the event. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, dinner and cocktails as they mixed and mingled on the Redskins practice field, enjoying a great night of networking and fun.
NVTC and a coalition of technology associations recently sent a letter to Governor McAuliffe in opposition to the Virginia DMV’s cease and desist operation order against Uber.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner sent a letter to President Obama offering private sector assistance from NVTC member companies to address the current IT and workflow challenges at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), paralleling the successful partnership between his office and NVTC at Arlington National Cemetery in 2010-2011.
On June 4, NVTC hosted a Lunch & Learn event with NVTC Board member Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. At this event, a targeted group of C-level executives from NVTC small business members had the unique opportunity to network with their colleagues and learn from Shapiro's expert knowledge of technology and business issues.
More than 850 people gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the 18th Annual NVTC Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards on June 2. The CFO Awards recognize local chief financial officers and financiers for outstanding achievement and excellence in promoting the area's technology community.
On May 13, more than 50 students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. participated in the Equal Footing Foundation’s inaugural Innovation Afternoon. The event, “The Power of Google Glass to Disrupt the Opportunity Divide,” allowed students to discuss the potential social and business impacts of this disruptive technology as it moves towards widespread adoption.
May 13, 2014
Virginia Senator Mark Warner Addresses NVTC
Sen. Mark Warner, who is running for reelection in November, joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 13, at LMI in McLean. During the meeting, Warner shared highlights of his recent work in the Senate, including passage of the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, which requires standardized reporting of federal spending, allowing citizens to track spending in their communities.
Congratulations to NVTC Board member Jennifer Morgan of SAP, who was recently promoted from her former position of Regulated Industries president to her new position as president of the company’s North American arm — SAP North America.
NVTC, the George Washington University and Attain LLC released a research report at a launch event on Friday, May 9. The report, Big Data and Analytics in Northern Virginia and the Potomac Region, was conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics and highlights the depth and breadth of Big Data experience, expertise and assets in Northern Virginia and the Potomac region.
May 8, 2014
Jeff Novak of AOL Elected as TechPAC Chair
The NVTC TechPAC Board of Trustees announced on May 7 that it has elected AOL Chief Counsel of Litigation and Compliance, Vice President of State Public Policy Jeff Novak to serve as TechPAC Chair.
May 6, 2014
Virginia Announces New Partnership with Forbes
Gov. McAuliffe and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership are partnering with Forbes to produce a special Virginia advertorial section that will run in one of the magazine’s most popular issues. “Virginia: Investing in Innovation” will run in the October 20, 2014, Forbes 400 issue.