Case, Appleton, Ballmer and McLaughlin to Headline 2011-2012 NVTC Titans Events|
Mark your calendars! Four of technology's top names will headline NVTC’s 2011-2012 Titans Series to share their insights on the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in our industry!
Steve Case – October 14, 2011
Case is one of America's best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists. In January 2011, he was named Chairman of the Startup America Partnership, an independent alliance of the country's most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, foundations, universities and other leaders working with President Obama to increase the prevalence and success of U.S. entrepreneurs. The Partnership aims to expand entrepreneurship education, increase the supply of entrepreneurs and create an upturn in the success rate of entrepreneurs by reducing non-market obstacles.
Case co-founded America Online (AOL) in 1985 and served as Chairman of the Board of AOL Time Warner until 2003. In 2005, after years of partnering with more than a dozen entrepreneurs as an investor and mentor, he created Revolution to oversee his rapidly expanding investments. The success of AOL, coupled with Case’s success building businesses through Revolution, led CNBC to call him “one of the nation’s greatest entrepreneurs.” Case is also Chairman of the Case Foundation, which has invested in hundreds of organizations, initiatives and partnerships in the U.S. and around the globe.
Steve Appleton – December 16, 2011
Appleton is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Micron Technology Inc., one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Appleton joined Micron in 1983 and has held a series of increasingly responsible positions. In 1991, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer and in 1994 he was appointed Micron’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. He assumed his current position in 2007.
Also, stay tuned for more information about two exciting upcoming speakers in spring 2012:
Steve Ballmer – April 19, 2012
Ballmer is CEO of Microsoft Corporation. He joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates. Since then, Ballmer's leadership and passion have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company.
Mark McLaughlin – May 2012
McLaughlin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Verisign, the leading provider of Internet infrastructure services. Prior to being named CEO in August 2009, McLaughlin served as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2009 to August 2009.
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Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces New Members to its Board of Directors
At NVTC's Annual Meeting on June 30, the membership elected 15 three-year-term members to the NVTC Board of Directors, many of whom are current Board members who will be serving new terms. The 15 individuals are as follows:
In addition, NVTC Chair and President & CEO of Salient Federal Solutions Brad Antle made five Chair's Appointments to the Board. They are as follows:
- Anne Altman, General Manager, Global Public Sector, IBM
- John Burton, Co-Founder & Managing General Partner, Updata Partners
- Matt Calkins, Chairman and CEO, Appian Corporation
- Steve Hills, President & General Manager, The Washington Post Company
- Bruce Klein, Senior Vice President, U.S. Public Sector Sales, Cisco Systems
- Jack London, Chairman, CACI International Inc.
- John Mendonca, Partner, KPMG LLP
- Linda Mills, Corporate Vice President & President, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
- Rich Montoni, President & CEO, MAXIMUS
- Raj Narasimhan, Site Director, Micron Technology Inc.
- Phil Norton, Chairman, CEO & President, ePlus Inc.
- Brad Schwartz, President & CEO, Blue Canopy
- Charles Steger, President, Virginia Tech
- Pete Stevenson, CEO, Latisys Corp
- John Wood, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Telos
Four individuals also were appointed to the Senior Advisory Group of the NVTC Board:
- Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Global Public Sector, Amazon
- John Hagan, Managing Director, Head of Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Investment Banking, BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group
- Joel Kallett, Managing Director, Business Services Group, Houlihan Lokey
- Sean Stone, SVP/Senior Relationship Manager, Silicon Valley Bank
- Marta Wilson, Founder & CEO, Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI)
In May, the NVTC Board elected Comcast Cable President of Washington DC Operations Kyle McSlarrow to fill a Board vacancy.
- Bob Dinkel, Managing Director, Pierce Capital Partners
- Lisa Martin, President and CEO, LeapFrog Solutions
- Gerald Rubin, Vice President and Director, Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Mark Stauder, President and COO, Inova Health System
NVTC members who were unable to attend the June 30 Annual Meeting can access the State of the Council PowerPoint presentation and all of the information in the Annual Meeting packet on NVTC's website.
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Secretary of State Clinton Honors Women Technology Professionals from Middle East and North Africa at TechWomen Luncheon
On July 6, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg attended a State Department luncheon hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to honor women in the IT sector from the Middle East and North Africa and their American mentors who participated in the inaugural class of TechWomen, an initiative that harnesses the power of technology and international exchange as a means to empower women and girls worldwide.
(L-R): Center for New Futures' Barbara Fittipaldi, TechWomen participant Hania El Etry, Vital Voices' Mary MacPherson, Bobbie Kilberg, State Department Acting Undersecretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock, TechWomen participant Rayya Abu Ghosh, Embassy of Lebanon First Secretary Toni Frangie and Symantec’s Patricia Bovan-Campbell.
This groundbreaking State Department professional exchange program, which Secretary Clinton first announced during the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in the spring of 2010, brought 37 technology and innovation professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and the Palestinian Territories to the United States for a five-week mentorship with their American counterparts at 24 U.S.-based technology companies. The mentees were in Washington, D.C., before returning to their home countries for a series of panel presentations and discussions of their experiences in the United States.
During the luncheon, Secretary Clinton described the State Department's use of technology as a facilitator in 21st century statecraft, "opening up doors that are otherwise closed," stating that the State Department wants to support software design, engineering projects, and the development and application of new technologies around the globe. She also announced the launch next year of TechGirls, a new program that will bring teenage girls from the Middle East and North Africa for a month of educational activities in the United States, to encourage innovation, promote the spread of new technologies, and provide support for women and girls to become leaders in the technology field.
Twenty-four companies hosted the inaugural TechWomen class, including NVTC members Adobe Systems, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Symantec. Later this year, U.S. mentors will travel to the Middle East and North Africa region to conduct workshops for women in the technology sector and young girls who have expressed an interest in pursuing a tech-based career.
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Do You Know an Outstanding CTO? Nominate Today for the NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards!
Do you know an outstanding CTO? Submit your nomination today for the second annual NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards, honoring chief technology officers within the region's government contracting community for their critical contributions to achieving results for their customers and their leadership within their own companies. These awards will celebrate those individuals who lead the technology charge within their companies, using technology to connect the dots between customer needs and business opportunities.
Candidates from small, midsize and large businesses can be nominated by their company, customers and business partners. An independent panel of leaders from the government contracting community will select the winners, who will be honored by Washington Technology magazine and the Northern Virginia Technology Council at TechCelebration, NVTC's Annual Banquet in November 2011.
Nominations are due by September 30, 2011. Click here to learn more about the CTO Innovator Awards or to nominate an outstanding CTO.
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Gov. McDonnell Appoints NVTC Members to University Boards of Visitors
Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed representatives of NVTC Board member and member companies to the boards of visitors of several Virginia universities, including NVTC Board member universities George Mason University and Virginia Tech, and member universities James Madison University, University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. Congratulations to the following NVTC Board members and representatives of member companies appointed to a Virginia higher education board of visitors:
For more information and to view all of Gov. McDonnell's appointments, click here.
- NVTC Board Member and Chairman Emeritus John C. Lee IV of Lee Technologies and Cordel Faulk of member University of Virginia appointed to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Board of Visitors;
- NVTC Board Member and Chairman Emeritus Sudhaker Shenoy of IMC Inc., Thomas Farrell II of member company Dominion Resources and Jacquelyn Stone of member company McGuire Woods appointed to the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors;
- NVTC Board Member Todd Stottlemyer of IT Solutions and Pete Snyder of member company New Media Strategies appointed to the College of William & Mary Board of Visitors;
- Don Rainey of member company Grotech Ventures appointed to the James Madison University Board of Visitors;
- Reginald Brown of member company WilmerHale and Mark McGettrick of member company Dominion Resources, appointed to the George Mason University Board of Visitors;
- George Keith Martin of member company McGuire Woods LLP appointed to the University of Virginia and Affiliated Schools Board of Visitors; and
- Stephen Gannon of member company Capital One Financial Corporation appointed to the State Board for Community Colleges.
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Apply by Aug. 5 to Take the Market by Storm with the Entrepreneur Center's Fall FastTrac® TechVenture™ Program
Gain business insights, strategic guidance, professional networking opportunities, connections with leaders in the technology community and other resources during the Fall 2011 FastTrac® TechVenture™ program. After completing this comprehensive business-planning program, entrepreneurs walk away with a detailed business plan and executive summary, as well as a strong understanding of how to finance a company.
The FastTrac program uses a combination of guest speakers, mentors and participant collaboration to help entrepreneurs build their startups into successful ventures. Participants are exposed to an array of experts on different topics relevant to building a business, successful entrepreneurs and potential funding sources.
The Fall 2011 session of the 10-week FastTrac TechVenture program kicks off in September, with sessions running 6 - 9 p.m. every Tuesday from September 13 - November 15.
For consideration, applications must be received by 5 p.m., August 5, 2011. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.nvtc.org/tec/fasttrac.php or contact Kristin D'Amore, director of The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-904-7878, ext. 226.
FastTrac® TechVenture™ sponsors: Pillsbury; Reznick Group
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Put Your Company on the Map: Techtopia Early Bird Sales Now Open!
Logo spots are now on sale for the 2012 13th edition of NVTC's popular Techtopia Map. Don't miss your opportunity to show where your company fits into the Northern Virginia tech community! Not only will having your logo on the Techtopia Map help increase your company’s exposure in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metro area, you’ll also be helping a good cause. A portion of the Map proceeds will benefit the Equal Footing Foundation (www.efooting.org), which supports computer clubhouses for underserved youth in Fairfax and Fauquier Counties.
Individual logo spots are available for technology companies or technology nonprofits for just $1,000. There are also a limited number of industry-exclusive major sponsorships open to associate member companies for $4,000. Sign up and return your paperwork during the early bird period between now and August 5, and you’ll receive a 10 percent discount on the cost of your sponsorship!
The map will be published in December 2011 and be distributed at an upcoming NVTC signature event. It will also be published in The Voice of Technology and appear in an interactive version on the NVTC website, among other venues. Check out the online version of the 2011 Techtopia Map at http://techtopia2011.nvtc.org.
To reserve your spot or learn more, email Michelle Senglaub at email@example.com.
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Introducing the NVTC Cybersecurity and Privacy Committee; First Meeting Aug. 17
NVTC is proud to announce the launch of a new Cybersecurity and Privacy Committee to meet the evolving needs and interests of our members. The committee’s mission is to educate and provide best practices on all aspects of cybersecurity. Through educational forums and insightful dialogue with NVTC members, the committee will provide insights and resource for those in the Northern Virginia technology community who want to stay updated on the current issues and developments that pertain to cybersecurity. For more information visit http://nvtc.org/community/cybersecrity.php.
All interested members are invited to join the committee on August 17 at its first meeting!
August 17, 2011
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Networking
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Meeting
Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions
1768 Business Center Drive
Co-Chair: David Wilson, Telos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Shawn Wilson, Verisign, email@example.com
Vice-Chair: Sherryl Dorch, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Center for Innovative Technology Commonwealth Research and Commercialization RFI
Are you interested in receiving Commonwealth funding to support your Virginia-based research and commercialization? If so, then the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) wants to hear from you!
During the 2011 Virginia General Assembly session, the Commonwealth of Virginia appropriated $6 million for the FY2012 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF). In order to gauge the level of interest in and understand the need for future state funding for Virginia-based research and commercialization, as well as assist in financing science and technology facilities used to commercialize research, CIT is issuing a Request for Information (RFI). The RFI is open to any individuals or groups from Virginia public and private institutions of higher education, the private sector, federal labs, other research institutes and political subdivisions.
Responses are due on or before Monday, August 1. To learn more and to submit your RFI, visit www.cit.org/programs/cit-rd/crcf/RFI. Individuals and organizations may submit multiple RFIs.
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NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg Participates in Economic Growth Discussion with House Speaker Boehner
On Thursday, July 7, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg was one of 12 guests at an intimate dinner with Speaker of the House John Boehner, his Chief of Staff Barry Jackson and a diverse group of industry leaders. During the gathering, the group discussed issues impacting the nation’s business community, including the deficit negotiations, economic growth and job creation.
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Now Online: Summer 2011 Aerospace Issue of The Voice of Technology!
The Summer 2011 Voice of Technology is online now! Our latest issue focuses on how Virginia is helping to shape the future of aerospace from space flight to on-demand air travel. The issue also features a Q and A with Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James Guyette discussing his company's new advanced manufacturing facility, American competitiveness and strategies for attracting more aerospace companies to Virginia. Also in this issue is NVTC Board Member and Senior VP and CTO of Lockheed Martin Dr. Ray O Johnson on innovation, an "Up Close & Personal" with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Partner Craig Chason, research from Gartner highlighting aerospace and defense supply chains, and a feature on NVTC's General Counsel Committee. Read The Voice of Technology now!
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Nominate by THIS FRIDAY for the 11th Annual Heroines in Technology Awards
Do you know a woman who works in the technology industry and exemplifies volunteer service in the community? If so, nominate her by THIS FRIDAY, July 15, for a Heroine in Technology award. The Heroines in Technology awards program, presented by the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA NOVA) and March of Dimes, recognizes women in the technology industry who have used their experience, knowledge and skills to benefit the community. In addition, woman-owned or woman-run companies will be recognized for extraordinary commitment to local service or philanthropy.
The 11th annual Heroines in Technology event will be held Friday, October 21, at the Hyatt Regency Reston. At the gala, AFCEA NOVA and the March of Dimes will recognize the finalists and announce the Heroine award winners in the following categories: Rising, Individual, Corporate, AFCEA International Government and Lifetime Achievement. For more information and to submit a nomination, click here.
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Capital Business: Exclusive $59 Annual Subscription for NVTC Members!
NVTC members receive an exclusive 15 percent discount off the regular subscription rate ($59 for 52 weekly issues and access to all online content) for Capital Business, a weekly business publication from The Washington Post covering the emergence of Washington, Northern Virginia and Maryland as a crucial center of the nation's business.
In this week's issue of Capital Business, NVTC member Georgetown University may expand into Northern Virginia, as the growing university is quickly running out of room. GU already has facilities in Virginia and is considering further growth. Other universities including NVTC Board members George Mason University, The George Washington University and Virginia Tech have all expanded in Northern Virginia.
Take advantage of the NVTC member discount today! Call 800-304-6791 or visit www.wpsubscribe.com/nvtc.
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Welcome New NVTC Members!
American Operations Corporation |
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College |
G2SF Inc. |
Javlin Inc. |
Local Computerized Services |
Perfect Sense Digital |
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The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC
To find interesting information and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses, investigate The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC. Visit today at http://www.nvtc.org/tec/.
UPCOMING EVENTS Supported by The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC:
2012 CES Eureka! Park – Reserve Your Spot Today
Hosted by Consumer Electronics Association International CES
Brand new at the 2012 CES, Eureka! Park is a specialized exhibit area that provides a unique exhibiting opportunity to launch a new product, service or idea. Retailers, venture capitalists, manufacturers and more are looking for YOU: the budding entrepreneurs, fledgling startups and home-grown innovators that are the future of the CE industry.
CES attracts the world's top electronics manufacturers and retailers, so you'll reach a key, global business audience all in one place. This is a great deal ($1,000 for a 10x10 turnkey exhibit package) for new companies to gain footing on the global stage. The 2012 International CES will take place January 10-13 in Las Vegas. Contact Kristen Stake at email@example.com or 703-907-7648 for more information or to reserve your spot today!
Webinar: Intro to Budgets – Preparing a Budget for Grant/Contract Proposals – July 14
Hosted by CIT
Developing a proper budget for a grant or contract proposal should not be overlooked. A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving the project from start to finish. Be sure not to leave money on the table. Join CIT for this session, which will walk through the development of a project budget. Items covered will include:
Click here for more information and to register.
- What costs need to be included?
- How do you write a budget justification?
- Can the company afford to pursue this project?
- What indirect rate should be used?
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Upcoming NVTC Committee Meetings
Please note: While not all NVTC committees host special events, all of our committees meet regularly and often host guest speakers. Be sure to check the committee calendar for details on upcoming meetings.
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As a benefit of NVTC membership, all members are eligible to receive exclusive discounts on services from NVTC Member Advantage participants.
AIS Network |
George Mason University |
Northwest Federal Credit Union |
Off Peak Training |
Unanet Technologies |
Virtacore Systems Inc. |
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NVTC Business Partners
AOL | Booz Allen Hamilton | Center for Innovative Technology | CGI | Cox Business | CSC | Deloitte | Deltek | Ernst & Young | HP Enterprise Services | KPMG LLP | Lockheed Martin | Microsoft | Northrop Grumman | Pillsbury | PNC Bank | SAIC | Salient Federal Solutions | Sprint | Venable LLP | Verisign
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