Welcome to Northern Virginia Technology Council's new digital series, Let's TalkTech with NVTC, where we will explore tech's most notable trends, new innovations, digital transformations, lean agile principles and mindsets, the future of work and more. You’ll meet next gen leaders from NVTC member companies and learn about the great impact they are making in our region.


October 15, 2021
9:00 AM

This event is complementary but registration is required. You do not need to be a member of NVTC to attend.


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September 17, 2021

      JaJuan Smart, Founding and Managing Member, Maktub Limitless

      Dr. Marcellues Hall, Vice President and Director of Education & Training, Maktub Limitless         
  DE&I is something that illustrates our desire, intent, and actions to really see one another as unique and special individuals/groups deserving of the chance to reach our limitless potential.  When it comes to the four spheres of life – personally, professionally, academically, civically – DE&I often overlaps and can be the differentiator between opportunities and measures afforded to those underprivileged and/or underrepresented demographics and shared identities in their respective fields, communities, markets, and more.  We discuss how and why DE&I has to be integrated in our four spheres of life.

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August 20, 2021

Dave Powner, Executive Director, Center for Data-Driven Policy, Director, Strategic Engagement & Partnerships, MITRE 

Dave will present an overview of the Center, its priorities and partnerships, and discuss how the Center serves as a resource for the government, universities, and think tanks. He will share his thoughts on policy issues that impact IT, workforce development, and the future of work.

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July 16, 2021

Sean Hand, Director of Business Development, KPMG and the creator of the Awkward Networker 

Sean Hand will share how networking has and hasn't changed during the pandemic.  His entertaining and thought-provoking content will leave you with all the tips, tricks, and techniques you’ll need to dominate your next virtual and in-person relationship development meeting.

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June 18, 2021

      Wayne Dennis, Global Lead for Google Cloud Platform, Accenture Security

      Cate Reich, Senior Manager, Accenture Security         
   Join Accenture Security’s Wayne Dennis and Cate Reich as they expose five key cloud security myths and uncover the truth. This candid dialogue will provide useful information to support a secure journey to cloud.

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May 7, 2021        

     David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Engineering Systems, Director of MIT Data Science

      Ken Merriam, Managing Director, Supply Chain & Operations, Applied Intelligence, Accenture         

  Ken and David discuss a new supply chain resilience stress test that will improve agility and help companies outmaneuver uncertainty 

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April 9, 2021

Dannette Beane, Assistant Vice Provost Enrollment Management Strategic Initiatives, Virginia Tech
Robin Jones, AVP for Student Services, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Robin and Dannette discuss the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus.

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March 12, 2021

Michael Beckley
, Founder and CTO, Appian 

Our first TalkTech with NVTC featuring Michael Beckley, Founder and CTO of Appian, the Tysons-based software company that helps organizations build apps andworkflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform.

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Sponsorships Available

If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please send an email to sponsorships@nvtc.org.