January 27, 2016
NVTC Technology Executives Visit Policymakers in Richmond
Following the start of the 2016 General Assembly session, members of the NVTC Board of Directors and NVTC member companies spent Jan. 27 in Richmond discussing NVTC priorities with policymakers.
January 12, 2016
2016 Legislative Session Convenes in Richmond
Wednesday, Jan. 13 marks the first day of the 2016 Legislative Session of the Virginia General Assembly. Stay up to date on tech policy issues through weekly conference calls, a bill index, and NVTC's 2016 legislative agenda.
On Jan. 12, NVTC released a research report produced by Richmond-based Mangum Economics that shows that data centers are big business in Virginia.
January 4, 2016
NVTC Outlines 2016 Legislative Priorities
On Jan. 5, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg sent NVTC’s 2016 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. 16, members of the region's technology community gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for a Titans breakfast featuring BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen. During a candid fireside chat with Consumer Technology Association CEO Gary Shapiro, Chen discussed BlackBerry’s turnaround and future technological investments.
December 2, 2015
Gov. McAuliffe Hosts 2015 Cyber Security and Education Conference
On Dec. 2, Gov. Terry McAuliffe hosted the 2015 Commonwealth Conference on Cyber Security and Education at Northern Virginia Community College's Woodbridge campus. NVTC was a partner of this first-of-its-kind conference, which brought together more than 200 attendees for candid discussions on opportunities and strategies for filling the cyber talent pipeline.
On Dec. 1, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner was joined by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald at a reception at the U.S. Capitol to thank NVTC for its pro bono work last year to improve the VA’s healthcare system following a nationwide crisis of veterans’ access to medical care.
On Monday, Nov. 16, NVTC hosted a dinner reception during the Virginia General Assembly's House Appropriations Committee Retreat held in Northern Virginia. More than 40 members of the Virginia House of Delegates attended.
November 10, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe Addresses NVTC Board, Discusses Legislative Agenda
Gov. Terry McAuliffe addressed the NVTC Board of Directors at LMI in McLean on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The governor discussed Virginia’s economic strengths, his legislative priorities, including data, cybersecurity, transportation and workforce initiatives, and future projects he will introduce.
Washingtonian magazine has published its 2015 Washington’s Most Powerful Women, a list of 125 of the region’s most influential women in business, law, government, education, media, nonprofits and the arts. Thirteen NVTC leaders and members made the list.
October 27, 2015
NVTC Members Named to Washington Business Journal Power 100 List
Throughout October, Washington Business Journal published the Power 100, a list of the region’s most powerful business leaders. This year’s list was divided into four categories: heavy hitters, connectors, innovators and dealmakers. The list included 26 executives from NVTC member companies and academic institutions.
NVTC members are invited to participate on a conference call with NVTC leadership from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. 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’s advocacy efforts in Richmond during the 2016 legislative session.
On Oct. 19, the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at TechCelebration: NVTC’s Annual Banquet. The event featured the presentation of the 2015 NVTC Tech Awards, the presentation of the Pinnacle Award to David M. Rubenstein and the Chairman's Award to Peter Jobse.
On Monday, Oct. 19 at TechCelebration: NVTC’s annual banquet, NVTC announced the winners of the 2015 Tech Awards, an awards program honoring groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovations in our region's technology community.
NVTC TechPAC, the political action committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, announced its endorsement today of 34 candidates running for General Assembly seats in Northern Virginia.
September 29, 2015
Announcing the 2015 Tech Awards Finalists
Congratulations to the finalists selected for the 2015 NVTC Tech Awards, an awards program recognizing influential leaders and innovative companies/firms in our region's technology community! Winners will be announced at TechCelebration: NVTC’s Annual Banquet on Oct. 19.
September 22, 2015
NVTC Co-Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Future of the Region
On Sept. 22, NVTC co-hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of the region with more than 80 business, technology, education and elected leaders participating. The event, entitled "Northern Virginia: Excelling in the Global Marketplace Road Map to Regional Success", featured a keynote by Gov. Terry McAuliffe as well as remarks by NVTC Chair Todd Stottlemyer.
September 15, 2015
Go Virginia Leaders Address NVTC Board
On Tuesday, Sept. 15, NVTC Board member Tom Farrell, chairman, president & CEO of Dominion Resources, and Frank Atkinson, chairman of McGuire Woods Consulting & partner, McGuire Woods LLP, updated the NVTC Board of Directors on Go Virginia, a bipartisan, business-led campaign initiated by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council (VBHEC) and the Council on Virginia’s Future to foster private sector collaborative growth and job creation
On Sept. 15, the NVTC Board of Directors approved the appointments of the following Board members for fiscal year 2015-2016: Evan Burfield, Founder & Co-CEO, 1776; Christopher Eldredge, President, CEO and Director, DuPont Fabros Technolog; John Hagan, Co-Head of Security, Defense & Government Services, Raymond James Financial; and Scott Ralls, President, Northern Virginia Community College.
September 15, 2015
Sen. Tim Kaine Addresses NVTC Board
Sen. Tim Kaine joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at LMI in McLean for an update on key legislative issues.
On Thursday, Aug. 27 at the 3rd Annual Virginia Values Veterans Summit in Richmond, NVTC was honored by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services with the V3 Commonwealth Award.
August 17, 2015
NVTC Members Named to Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission
Three representatives of NVTC Board member companies were recently named to the Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Last week, NVTC announced its support for Go Virginia, a campaign initiated by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council (VBHEC) and the Council on Virginia’s Future to foster private sector growth and job creation through state incentives for regional collaboration by business, education, and government.
NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg sent letters last week to members of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors registering NVTC's strong concern with Provision 8 of a resolution introduced by Supervisor Jeanine Lawson which seeks to address a particular high voltage transmission line issue.
On Monday, July 27, NVTC hosted the Second Annual 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. Now in its second year, this event supported the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, through the NVTC Foundation.
On July 21, 2015, NVTC leaders, including Chairman Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of the Inova Center for Personalized Health and Chairman Emeritus Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman & CEO of ICF International, joined Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at NVTC member company ICF international in Fairfax for a V3 Grant Award Ceremony.
July 20, 2015
NVTC TechPAC Board of Trustees Announces New Members
The NVTC TechPAC Board of Trustees announced on July 13 that it has elected four new members to serve as TechPAC Trustees to fill vacancies that opened on the Board.
July 20, 2015
2015 NVTC Golf Tournament Benefits Veterans Employment
On Monday, July 20, teams of top golfers from the region’s technology community competed in the 2015 NVTC Golf Tournament at The Club at Creighton Farms.
NVTC today announced the fiscal year 2015-2016 officers of the Board of Directors as well as the election of 27 new and returning Board members, including three Chair’s appointees.
On Tuesday, July 14, Jack Potter, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), and Rusty Conner, Chairman of MWAA, joined the NVTC Board of Directors at LMI in McLean to share updates on MWAA’s plans and the role of our airports in the region’s economy. MWAA is responsible for operating and capital improvements at both Reagan National and Dulles airports.
Several NVTC Board Members were recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA), which oversees the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).
On June 29, leaders of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) recognized a team of volunteers from The MITRE Corporation for their hard work and dedication at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the NVTC VETWORKING program.
June 22, 2015
Announcing the 2015 Hot Ticket Award Winners
On June 23, more than 450 members of the Northern Virginia technology community celebrated the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurial technology companies at the 14th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards.
On June 19, about 400 members of the region's technology community gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for a Titans breakfast featuring 3D Systems President and CEO Avi Reichental.
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced his appointments to the Boards of Visitors at Virginia’s colleges and universities, the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia and the State Board for Community Colleges. Nine NVTC member representatives were named as appointees.
On June 8, more than 850 people gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the 19th Annual NVTC Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards.
June 3, 2015
NVTC Hosts Virginia Cyber Security Commission
On June 3, NVTC's Cybersecurity Committee hosted experts from the Virginia Cyber Security Commission in a panel discussion. The event was moderated by NVTC Board member John Wood, a member of the Commission and Chairman and CEO of Telos Corporation
Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced 38 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards totaling more than $2.8 million to fund targeted areas of promising research and commercialization, including advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and energy and life sciences.
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.