About the Event

 

rvatech/Game Changers is a trailblazing series created to provide tech companies a well-moderated space to have important conversations about DE&I in the context of the technology industry, gather new ideas from experts in our community, and walk away with concrete and immediately actionable practices that help affect positive change.

Pricing:

Individual Ticket: $35

Series Pass (4 events): $105

Date & Time:

February 22, 2022

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Venue:

VCU SHIFT Retail Lab

1235 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23005

Agenda:

5:30-6 Networking w/ premier hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine
6-6:45 Program workshop
6:45-7 Debrief and networking

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About the Event

 

rvatech/Game Changers is a trailblazing series created to provide tech companies a well-moderated space to have important conversations about DE&I in the context of the technology industry, gather new ideas from experts in our community, and walk away with concrete and immediately actionable practices that help affect positive change.

Pricing:

Individual Ticket: $35

Series Pass (4 events): $105

Date & Time:

January 25, 2022

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Venue:

VCU SHIFT Retail Lab

1235 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23005

Agenda:

5:30-6 Networking w/ premier hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine
6-6:45 Program workshop
6:45-7 Debrief and networking

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About the Event

 

rvatech/Game Changers is a trailblazing series created to provide tech companies a well-moderated space to have important conversations about DE&I in the context of the technology industry, gather new ideas from experts in our community, and walk away with concrete and immediately actionable practices that help affect positive change.

Pricing:

Individual Ticket: $35

Series Pass (4 events): $105

Date & Time:

November 1, 2022

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Venue:

VCU SHIFT Retail Lab

1235 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23005

Agenda:

5:30-6 Networking w/ premier hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine
6-6:45 Program workshop
6:45-7 Debrief and networking

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About the Event

 

Many of us struggle to find the right words when we are faced with potential conflict. We fear we’ll make things worse, so we tend to avoid the conflict altogether. In this workshop, participants will learn the Assertive Message Format — a direct expression of the sender’s needs and thoughts delivered in a way that does not attack the receiver’s dignity.

Pricing:

Individual Ticket: $35

Series Pass (4 events): $105

Date & Time:

November 1, 2022

5:00 – 7:30 PM

Venue:

VCU SHIFT Retail Lab

1235 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23005

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Join the Richmond Technology Council for Tech on Tap at Isley Brewing Company!
Network, enjoy a free beer, and engage with the rvatech/ community!

Date: November 9, 2022

Time: 5-7pm

 

Members & Partners: $0
Non-Members: $10

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Date & Time:

November 17, 2022 | 12 – 1 PM

About our Speakers


 

Jason Ancarrow, AVP of Enterprise Cybersecurity for CarMax

 

Jason Ancarrow is AVP of Enterprise Cybersecurity for CarMax where he leads Cybersecurity Operations and Security Architecture. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the VCU Cybersecurity Center. In addition, Jason serves as the President of the CarMax Foundation, which directs the CarMax Foundation’s work to promote the causes CarMax Associates care about to impact the communities where they live and work. Jason was commissioned as an Officer out of college and completed his commitment with the Virginia Air National Guard. His Technology career spans over 20 years in program management, information security operations, and consulting with organizations such as AOL, Capital One, IBM, US Army, and the FBI.

 

He holds a BA in Economics from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and a MS in Information Security and Assurance from Norwich University. Jason also serves on the Board for the American Red Cross Capital Region and the Advisory Board for the VCU Cybersecurity Center and Torchlight.ai.

 


Ron Buchanan, Information Security Officer for Atlantic Union Bank

 

Ron Buchanan joined Atlantic Union Bank in 2016 as the Information Security Officer. Prior roles include Senior Director of Information Security Operations at Capital One and Vice President of the CyberCrime Investigations for State Street Bank. Ron has over 20 years’ experience in cyber security including incident response, forensics, eDiscovery, encryption, and investigations. Ron’s primary mission continues to focus on protecting assets, stakeholders, and intellectual property from cyber threats, while enabling the business to operate with flexibility and full situational awareness.

 

Ron has a BS in Business Management & Finance from Northeastern University and a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University. Ron has obtained certifications as a CISSP, CISM, and EnCE (Encase Certified Examiner). Ron is also a member of ISSA, and the FBI’s InfraGard and Citizens Academy programs. Ron serves on the Board of the Virginia Cyber Security Partnership.

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Date & Time:

October 27, 2022 | 12 – 1 PM

About our Speaker


 

Rob Hankison, Cyber Security Specialist Leader at Deloitte

 

Rob Hankinson is a Cyber Security Leader for Deloitte, specializing in advising federal agencies and states on how to transition to a Zero Trust architecture. Rob has over 25 years of cyber security experience, most of which is as a director for information technology for the U.S. Department of State. Rob also spent some time with the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of the Federal CIO where he helped shape federal policy regarding IT security and communications.

Date:

July 13, 2022

Time:

1 – 4 PM


Schedule:

1:00 - Welcome by VITA
1:15 - IT Security in the Hybrid World with Randy Marchany / Virginia Tech
2:00 - MACH37 Introduction with Mike McCoy / MACH37
2:10 - Problems, Solutions, Use Cases and Traction by MACH37 Cohorts
3:10 - From the Trenches / Call-in from Kyiv, Ukraine with Hideez
3:55 - Upcoming Events by VITA
4:00 - Adjourn


Session Details

"IT Security in the Hybrid World" w/ Randy Marchany

The hybrid work world has required us to change our security architectures to adapt to an environment where organizations have limited visibility to endpoints. This shift incorporates strategies involving zero trust principles, moving away from network-basedIDS/IPS as line speeds increase, and vulnerability management/scanning of external networks. The era of corporate network boundaries is ending.


MACH37 Introduction + Cohort Presentations

MACH37 is a start-up accelerator designed to facilitate the creation of the next generation of cyber product companies.

5 Cybersecurity companies (cohorts) participating in MACH37 will present 12 minutes each on their problem, solution, use cases and traction they have made since graduating from MACH37.


"From The Trenches"

Hideez a MACH37 graduate company will describe how they are helping defend critical infrastructure from Russian cyber attacks.

About the Event

Please join us for our second rvatech/Policy luncheon of the year where we host a moderated panel of state procurement experts who will join us to share their experiences and knowledge surrounding how to effectively position your business to compete for state IT projects. Experts include company CEO’s and Commonwealth staff who’ve been there, seen that, and know what it takes to succeed.

 

Event Details

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Hosted at Bartizan Restaurant & Bar

4035 Whittall Way, Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

 

 

Moderator - Sam Nixon

Virginia State Corporation Commission

Mary Lou Bulger

VITA

Jay Atkinson

AIS Network

Tricia Harper

KPMG

Chris Cheatham

Daly Computer

Tickets + Registration


About the Event

Join the rvatech/ community for breakfast, featuring valuable morning networking, buffet breakfast & fascinating presentations.

 

Non-Members: $55
Members: $45
Partners: FREE
*Partners include: Catalyst, Innovative and Chairman level members

Event Info

Date: 

November 2, 2022

 

Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – Doors open
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Program (including buffet breakfast)

 

Venue:

Maggiano’s Little Italy

11800 W Broad St #2204, Richmond, VA 23233

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Register for Breakfast with Mike Lempner

rvatech/Clubhouse - Virginia’s CDPA 101

Join rvatech/ for an all-new Clubhouse chat with Andrew Miller | Co-Founder of Workshop Digital, Christopher Jones | Attorney at Sands Anderson, and Randy Franklin | VP, Market General Manager of Terazo.

 

Topic – Virginia’s CDPA 101

Who does the CDPA apply to? What does the law require? How will it be enforced? How should Virginia companies prepare? How does it compare to other privacy regulations? When does it take effect?

 

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rvatech/Clubhouse - How to Design & Build Amazing Software

Join rvatech/ for a Clubhouse chat with Justin Etheredge | Co-Founder of Simple Thread and Brian Basset | Director of Business Development at Simple Thread.

 

Topic – How to Design & Build Amazing Software

Simple Thread specializes in designing and building amazing software. Come hear about their process and discuss the best ways to tackle software design.

 

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rvatech/Clubhouse - Extended Reality & Making Digital Education Content

Join rvatech/ for a Clubhouse chat with James Smith | CEO of Vytal Studios.

 

Topic – Extended Reality & Making Digital Education Content

We’ll chat with Vytal Studios, a digital education content producer, about the extended reality space, how they approach making educational content and their impending move from Austin to Richmond.

 

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2022 Meet the Finalists (Invite Only)

Date: September 8, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsor: TBD

Meet the Finalists (Invite Only)

Date: September 22, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsor: TBD

Schedule

8:30 AM | Networking + Sponsor Exhibition

Welcoming remarks by rvatech/Data Summit Chair, Lori Jennnings + introduction of our Emcee, Vida Williams

9 AM | Keynote Abhijit Bose

Running time: 9:05 – 10 AM

 

“Machine Learning at Capital One – An Overview of the Advancements of Machine Learning at Capital One”

10:15 AM | Data Career + Growth Panel

Running time: 10:15 – 11 AM

 

In this panel discussion, you will hear from real folks who are hiring right now, what they are seeking, what is holding back candidates, and ideas on how to optimize your search.


Moderated by Todd Dube | Cloud Solutions Architect at CarMax

 

Featured Panelists:

Reginald Leonard II | Associate Director of Career Connections and Community Engagement at University of Virginia

Susan Gorney | Sr. Director Data Strategy & Technology at Altria

Rob Phillips | Director of Technology at CarMax

11 AM | 2020: COVID, Politics and Civil Unrest - What did it Mean for a Data Scientist?

Running time: 11:00 – 11:35 AM

 

Featured Speaker: Vida Williams | Chief Data Officer/Chief Diversity Officer at SingleStone

11:35 AM | Lunch + LIVE! Podcast with feat. guest David Der of Spring Oaks Capital

Running time: 11:35 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Hosted by Ford Prior with featured guest, David Der | Head of Engineering at Spring Oaks Capital

1 PM | Data Mesh - Scalable Data Architecture

Running time: 1:00 – 1:35 PM

 

Organizations have long leveraged centralized data teams to design and build analytic data solutions such as data lakes and data warehouses. As these data platforms expand in scope and usage, these centralized teams often reach a point where they can no longer keep pace with business needs.

 

Data Mesh is a new approach that directly addresses this challenge. It represents a paradigm shift away from legacy best practices and established enterprise data architecture frameworks, and towards federating data product development across business domains.

As part of this presentation, we aim to provide organizations with:

  • A fundamental understanding of Data Mesh concepts and value proposition
  • Benefits the Data Mesh has brought to Mission Lane
  • How to navigate the “people” aspect of making a shift to Data Mesh Architecture

 

Featured Speakers:

Rick Vasko | Data Architect at Impact Makers

Mike Carpenter | Data Steward + Reporting Specialist at Mission Lane

1:35 PM | VA's Consumer Data Protection Act - Following California Into the Privacy Frontier

Running time: 1:35 – 2:05 PM

 

Explore the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act. Discuss exemptions, tasks, security mandates
under the Act alongside the new rights that are unfolding for consumers under both Virginia’s CDPA
along with the myriad of other state laws percolating. This session will also delve deep into developing
a battle plan for future-proofing against the onslaught of new privacy regulations nationwide.


Featured Speaker: Beth Burgin Waller | Chair Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice at WOODS ROGERS

2:20 PM | Encrypted Traffic Analysis with Machine Learning: Cybersecurity for all Network Traffic

Running time: 2:20 – 2:55 PM

 

Featured Speaker: Andrew Fast | Chief Data Scientist & Co-founder at CounterFlow AI, Inc.

2:55 PM | Machine Learning in Production

Running time: 2:55 – 3:30 PM

 

Featured Speaker: Paul Hurlocker | Chief Technology Officer at Spring Oaks Capital

3:30 PM | Happy Hour + Networking

Data Summit '21 Speakers

Abhijit Bose

Managing Vice President Center for Machine Learning

Capital One

Andrew Fast

Chief Data Scientist and Co-Founder

CounterFlow AI

Rob Phillips

Director Of Technology

CarMax

Paul Hurlocker

Chief Technology Officer

Spring Oaks Capital

Todd Dube

Cloud Solutions Architect

CarMax

Reginald Leonard II

Associate Director of Career Connections and Community Engagement

University of Virginia

Vida Williams

Chief Data Officer/Chief Diversity Officer

SingleStone

Susan Gorney

Sr. Director Data Strategy & Technology

Altria

Beth Burgin Waller

Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice / Principal Attorney

Woods Rogers

Rick Vasko

Data Architect

Impact Makers

Mike Carpenter

Data Steward + Reporting Specialist

Mission Lane

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Past Speakers

Hilary Mason

Co-Founder of HiddenDoorCo | Founder of FastForwardLabs (acquired by Cloudera ) | Data Scientist in Residence, Accel

Carlos Rivero

Chief Data Officer

State of Virginia

Adam Wenchel

CEO

ArthurAI

Chris Peterson

Managing Vice President, Data Science

Capital One

Ranju Das

Amazon Rekognition & Amazon Textract

Amazon

Renee M. P. Teate

Director of Data Science

HelioCampus

Vida Williams

Chief Data Officer/Chief Diversity Officer

SingleStone

David Der

Engineering Manager

Facebook

Rob Finnegan

Chief Executive Officer

West Creek Financial

Miriam Friedel, Ph.D

Director, Software Engineering

Capital One

Ben Harden

Principal - Data and Analytics

CapTech

Beth Waller

Attorney & Chair of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group

Woods Rogers

Keynote - Dr. Laurie Forlano

Deputy Director - Office of Epidemiology

Virginia Department of Health

Keynote - Tim Powell

Director - Division of Informatics and Information Systems

Virginia Department of Health

Renee Teate

Director of Data Science

HelioCampus

Mentor - Gabriel Rushin

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Procter & Gamble

Mentor - Courtney Layman

Senior Data Scientist

Astraea, Inc.

Mentor - Kerry Jones

Machine Learning Engineer

Data Machines Corp

Mentor - Todd Dube

Cloud Solutions Architect

CarMax

Mentor - Vida Williams

Chief Data Officer/Chief Diversity Officer

SingleStone

Mentor - Andrew Fast

Chief Data Scientist & Co-founder

CounterFlow AI, Inc.

Mentor - Paul Hurlocker

Vice President - Center for Machine Learning

Capital One

Mentor - David Der

Engineering Manager

Facebook

Mentor - David Moxley

Sr. Data Science Consultant

Impact Makers

Mentor - Malcolm Charles

Senior Data Scientist

Oncology Analytics

Mentor - Zach Anglin

Director, Data Science

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Mentor - Dr. Miriam Friedel

Director, Software Engineering

Capital One

Mentor - Julia Barnhart

Team Manager - Machine Learning Engineering

CarMax

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2021 rvatech/Data Summit - Call for Speakers

Kick-off Agenda

11 AM | Welcome

Conference will begin after opening remarks from our Edge Committee Chair, Gaurav Chawla.

11:15 AM | Keynote - Yefim Natis

Presentation Title – “Strategic Architecture Roadmap for Composable Enterprise”.

12:25 PM | Breakout Sessions

Tune in to your favorite breakout session featuring a panel of community builders + tech leaders.

 

Available Sessions:

 

Lessons Learned in DevOps

 

Leading Edge in Cloud

 

What’s Next in Enterprise Architecture

Meet the Keynote

Yefim Natis | Distinguished Vice President + Fellow at Gartner Research

Yefim Natis is a Distinguished Vice President and Fellow in Gartner Research. His main research themes include the Future of Applications, Composable Enterprise, and Intelligent Composable Business; also the key trends in enterprise platforms and PaaS; event-driven and service-oriented computing architectures. He leads Gartner’s PaaS, Composable Future of Applications, and event-driven computing research communities. Mr. Natis’ work spans key trends, best user practices, and vendor strategies across these research themes. He regularly presents at Gartner conferences, executive briefings, and webinars.

 

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Natis worked at Magna Software, a software startup where he was the Director of Software Architecture and the principal architect of Magna X, a generator of service-oriented enterprise transaction processing applications. His experience also includes IT architecture and IT management positions at Hogan Systems and Citi Group. He has over 35 years of experience in enterprise IT.

Breakout Sessions | 12:25 - 1 PM

Breakout #1 | Scars from DevSecOps

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Breakout #2 | Leading Edge in Cloud

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Breakout #3 | What's Next in Enterprise Architecture

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Speakers + Community Builders

Chair - Gaurav Chawla

Senior Director | Software Engineering

Anthem

Chair - Alex Otanez

Chief Executive Officer

Shockoe | Mobile by Design

Deborah Cassidy

Global Chief Information Officer

PRA Group

Gurushyam Mony

Director | DevOps and Quality Engineering

Markel

Ian Tyndall

Sr. Director Digital Strategy and Innovation

Altria Client Services

Steve Fuller

Enterprise Account Manager

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Matthew Douglas

Chief Enterprise Architect

Sentara Healthcare

Chandra Ragyari

Asst Vice President, Software Engineering

PRA Group

Atul Chowdhory

Business Intelligence Architect

Virginia Lottery

Chris Tignor

Chief Information Security Officer

PRA Group

Victor Andrade

Head of Software Engineering

PRA Group

Rob Pollard

Enterprise Architect

Virginia Lottery

Chris Burroughs

Chief Technology Officer

PRA Group

Steve Wisner

Director of Enterprise Data Management and Solution Architecture

Genworth Financial

Paul Busick

Vice President, Software Engineering

Capital One

Upcoming Summer Series Events

Round Tables

Workshops

Panels

Edge Topics

  • Cloud Data Management and Analytics

  • Modern Application Development

  • Chaos Engineering - Infrastructure | Network | Application | Security

  • Serverless and Event-Driven Architecture

  • Cloud Native and Cloud Centric

  • Edge Computing and Distributed Architecture

  • Collaborative, Efficient, Secure and Autonomous Design

  • Prioritizing Edge

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This Event Is Currently Accepting Sponsors

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Tracks

Keynotes

Agenda

2023 Speakers

Ian Major

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Trubit

Paul Hurlocker

Chief Technology Officer

Spring Oaks Capital, LLC

Amyli McDaniel

CEO

MINTangible

Andrew Elliott

CEO

RoundlyX

Stuart VonCanon

Detective

FBI

Sean McDermott

Intelligence Analyst

FBI

Bob Stolle

​CEO & President

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC)

Nick Bawa

Founder, CTO

Warehowz

Conference Agenda

2021 Speakers

Keynote - Max Furmanov

Managing Director / Partner

Accenture

Drew Firment

SVP, Cloud Transformation

A Cloud Guru

Kevin Hazzard

Cloud Strategist

Altria

Diane Schnupp

EVP & CIO

Kinsale Insurance

Jeremy Davis

Chief Architect

RedHat

Dennis Sharpe

Chief Technology Officer

Ippon Technologies

David Elizondo

DevOps Engineer

Ippon Technologies

Scott Miller

Software Engineer

Invoice Cloud

Chris Barker

Assistant Vice President

The Federal Reserve

Darrell Norton

Principal

CapTech

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Agenda

2022 Featured Speakers

Deneen Defiore

VP & CISO

United Airlines

Nneka Chiazor

VP of Government & Public Affairs

Cox Communications

Christy Morton

SVP, Policy & Strategic Partnerships

Virginia's Business Economy Update

Diane Leopold

EVP & COO

Dominion Energy

Heather Hildebrand

Managing Director, Digital Transformation Strategy

Accenture

Shannon Morales

Founder

Tribaja

Emily Mercer

Account Executive

Ippon Technologies

Lori Jennings

Founder

Jennings ProSearch

Dr. Katherine Herrick

Principal Fellow and Senior Technical Advisor

Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RI&S) /Raytheon Technologies

Josh Levi

President

Virginia Data Center Coalition

Haley Spalding

Project Coordinator - Consulting Services

Apex Systems

Kelsey Robertson

Senior Manager, Recruiting

Koalafi

Michelle Kelo

Senior Director, Enterprise Architect

Capital One

Shalini Goyal

Cyber Technical - Sr. Mgr Team Lead

Capital One

Shelagh Montgomery

Chief People Officer

QTS Data Centers, Inc.

Lisa Lingerfelt

Business Unit Leader

DPR Construction

Paige Schiavone

Data Center Campus Facility Manager

Meta

Wendi Pannell

Founder

annell Consulting, LLC

This Event Is Currently Accepting Sponsors

Conference Schedule

8:30 AM | Registration + Morning Cocktail Hour

Welcome to 2021 rvatech/Drive! Grab a mimosa and/or a bloody morning at our morning brunch
bar + reconnect with Richmond’s technology community!

Take time to engage with the #rvatech community + our conference sponsors by visiting the
exhibition booths with a cocktail in hand – Cheers!

9:05 AM | Keynote - "What Rocket Science & Banking Have in Common"

Melanie Frank | Managing Vice President – Cyber Engineering at Capital One


What Rocket Science & Banking Have in Common

When you think of Rocket Science and Banking you probably don’t think of them as interchangeable careers, but they actually have a lot more in common than you might imagine. Join Melanie Frank as she talks about how her dream to become an astronaut led her down the unanticipated path to software engineer.

 

9:35 - 10:10 AM | How Data Analytics Was Used to Address the ‘Twindemic’: COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic

Track Category | DRIVE to SECURE


Speaker:

Lyd Paull-Flores Sr. Director at Qlarion

 

The impact of COVID-19 on the opioid epidemic has been well established. Called the “twindemic” among public health service professionals, people with addiction and mental health needs were deeply impacted by enforced social isolation. While this has led to increased challenges for health and safety professionals, the silver lining is that it has accelerated the adoption of technology, data exchanges, predictive analytics, and programs that center around social determinants/informants of health to formulate a response that supports individuals battling both addiction and the pandemic. For instance, the Affordable Care Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act resulted in the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and the collection of data that shines a light on prescribers whose practices contributed to addiction.

In this session, Lyd Paull-Flores, Senior Director of Healthcare at Qlarion, will highlight:

• How states, localities and healthcare organizations have leveraged data analytics to combat the “twindemic”: COVID-19 and the opioid epidemic

• Combining data exchanges with social determinants/informants of health

• How predictive analytics can change provider behavior Additionally, she will cover key trends that have proven effective for health and safety professionals looking to improve the quality of life for patients needing addiction support in the age of COVID-19.

These include:

• Housing as a vector of healthcare

• Healthcare infrastructure modernization

• Non-punitive collaborative social support programs

10:10 - 10:45 AM | Building for Reliability Panel

Track Category | DRIVE to BUILD


Speakers:

Nicole Carry | Principal Infrastructure/Operations Engineer – ADP

Briana Augenreich | Sr Software Engineer – HubSpot

 

Join the conversation as Nicole Carry and Bri Augenreich talk us through building reliable products, both from the hardware and software engineering perspectives. They’ll discuss change management, resilient architecture, and some of the key lessons learned over their careers so far. Moderated by Dana Haddon.

11 - 11:35 AM | Cyber Roles w/ Kristi Horton

Track Category | DRIVE to SECURE


Speaker:

Kristi Horton | Founder | Horton Innovations

 

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players;” – William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”
Shakespeare wrote of a different set of roles, but the diverse needs in cyber security and related disciplines might surprise you!

Learn about the different functions in cyber security and related fields and the skills valued in each.
Everyone has something to contribute. Discover how to identify the positions that suit your abilities and interests, how to spot candidates with unconventional talents, and how to connect the two.

11:40 AM | Break for Sponsor Booths/Networking Table Cards

Break time – 11:40 AM – 12:25 PM

Lunch will be served at 11:45 PM in the sponsor exhibition room.

12:25 - 1 PM | The Cloud: It’s Not just Someone Else’s Computer Anymore

Track Category | DRIVE to BUILD


Speaker: Allison Boulais | VP – Architecture Strategy & Governance at Capital One

1-1:35 PM | Drive to Innovate Panel

Track Category | DRIVE to INNOVATE


Speakers:

Rashonda Adkins | Director, Project Delivery & Quality Assurance at Ferguson

 

Jamie Sanderson Reid | Director, Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance at The AES Corporation

1:40 - 2:55 PM | Cyber Carnival

To celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) and the critical role of Cyber Gaming in building a strong workforce, Katzcy Cyber Games has assembled a virtual festival filled with games of skill and chance, scheduled thrilling performances, and lined up activities and drawings that bring home the sights, smells, and tastes of the carnival!

After our final session, enjoy some time in the exhibition hall to play games, win prizes and strengthen your cyber skills!

3 PM | Closing Remarks

Breakout Sessions

DRIVE to SECURE Tracks

Track #2

DRIVE to BUILD

Track #3

DRIVE to INNOVATE

Featured Speakers

Melanie Frank

Managing Vice President – Cyber Engineering

Capital One

Lyd Paull-Flores

Senior Director of Healthcare

Qlarion

Rashonda Adkins

Director, Project Delivery & Quality Assurance

Ferguson

Nicole Carry

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

ADP

Briana Augenreich

Senior Software Engineer

HubSpot

Allison Boulais

VP – Architecture Strategy & Governance

Capital One

Kristi Horton

CEO

Horton Innovations, LLC

Jamie Sanderson Reid

Director, Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance

The AES Corporation

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Date

April 25, 2022

Location

Hermitage Country Club

1248 Hermitage Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Schedule

10 AM – Morning Bar + Warm-Up

 

11 AM – Shotgun Start | Scramble Format

 

1 PM – Cornhole Team Check-in

 

1:30 PM – Cornhole Tournament Start | Double Elimination Format

 

4 PM – Outdoors hors d’oeuvres and awards reception to be held immediately following the tournaments.

Join RVATECH for a day outside with your team at one of Richmond’s favorite golf tournaments.

Come connect on the course with friends and clients for a day of fun and golf at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot as we promote socially distant networking + the opportunity to reconnect with the #rvatech community!


Not a golfer? Get your cornhole dream team ready for some friendly competition!

Enjoy a day out with your team at our first-ever cornhole tournament. Featuring ample opportunities for socializing, and the chance to compete in a team of 2 or 4.

 

Tournament Time: 1 – 4 PM

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rvatech/Data Virtual Kickoff

Date: March 11, 2021

Time: 9:00 am until 12:00 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsor: TBD

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Propelling Your Career Forward to Head of Product

October 29th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

As more companies digitally transform their businesses, the product management function is being thrust into the limelight as is the role of the Chief Product Officer. In this panel discussion, you will hear 3 Executive Product Leaders share their varying career journeys and describe this unique role within their organizations.

 

You will walk away with the following:

1. The scope and challenges of the Head of Product role in different size organizations
2. Key leadership skills and competencies needed for the role
3. An understanding of the wide range of career paths and training that will help you advance your career in the product field
4. Effective strategies/tactics for positioning yourself to move into the Head of Product role

 

Panelists:
Milgo Yonis | Chief Product Officer | TMI Consulting
Matt Briggs | VP of Product | Capital One
William DeVar | Chief Product Officer | West Creek Financial

Moderated by:
Lori Jennings | Jennings ProSearch

Special Guests:
Travis Bjorklund and Jessica Allison | Organizers of ProductTank

Webinar Speakers

Milgo Yonis

Chief Product Officer

TMI Consulting Inc.

Matt Briggs

Vice President of Product Management for the US Card Platform/ Product Team

Capital One

William DeVar

Chief Product Officer

West Creek Financial

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"Tech-It-Yourself" TIY Process Intelligence - The Future of Process Improvement and Operations

November 10th, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Process Intelligence combines Process Mining and Task Mining to connect business data to user interaction data and generate a 360° view of processes. This webinar will:

 

–Introduce the concept of Process Intelligence
–Provide overviews of Process Mining and Task Mining
–Summarize the competitive landscape
–Demonstrate Process Mining capabilities in action
–Highlight effective use cases

 

Panelists:
Steve Nerheim | Sales Director
John Cremo Jr. | Director, Intelligent Automation
Chris Behrle | Manager, Intelligent Automation

Webinar Speakers

Steve Nerheim

Sales Director

Main Digital

John Cremo Jr.

Director, Intelligent Automation

Main Digital

Chris Behrle

Manager, Intelligent Automation

Main Digital

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Accelerating Analytics via DataVault

December 3rd, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Advanced analytics and BI are both critical capabilities of data-driven enterprises, but they depend on different data models. How do you construct a data warehouse that allows for both self-service reporting and predictive modeling – without lengthy, complex development cycles? Impact Makers will show how we enable better, faster data science with a methodology for data warehousing that is more than just a data modeling technique.

 

Brett Burnam | Impact Makers
David Moxley | Impact Makers

 
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Webinar Speakers

Brett Burnam

Lead Consultant

Impact Makers

David Moxley

Senior Data Science Consultant

Impact Makers

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Making Your Code Easy to Modify

April 28, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Hosted Virtually via Zoom

 

Topic: Making Your Code Easy to Modify

When developing software, there’s always a balance between speed and quality. If you only focus on speed, you could leave complexity, duplication, and other forms of technical debt in your wake that will just delay deployments in the future. By focusing on small changes now, you can save yourself a big headache later. In this webinar – Brian Bassett, Kenny Hegeland, Chrys Sills, and Brad Phillips will discuss practices that help keep codebases maintainable, such as writing intention revealing code, refactoring for readability, using Test- and Behavior-Driven Development, and more.


Featured Panelists:

Moderator – Brian Bassett | Director of Business Dev. – Simple Thread
Kenny Hegeland | Software Engineer – Ippon
Chrys Sills | Transformation Principle – Red Hat
Brad Phillips | RTS Labs

 

 

Register now for the webinar.

Webinar Speakers

Moderator - Brian Bassett

Director of Business Development

Simple Thread

Kenny Hegeland

Software Engineer

Ippon Technologies

Chrys Sills

Transformation Principle

Red Hat

Brad Phillips

Software Engineer

RTS Labs

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"Tech-It-Yourself" 2021 Challenges and Trends

March 17, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Topic: 2021 Challenges and Trends

 

Ghada Ijam | Chief Information Officer – The Federal Reserve System
Mike Lempner | VP Engineering & Technology – Mission Lane
Ankit Mathur | Chief Technology Officer – RoundTrip

 

 

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Webinar Speakers

Ankit Mathur

Chief Technology Officer

RoundTrip

Ghada Ijam

Chief Information Officer

The Federal Reserve System

Mike Lempner

VP Engineering & Technology

Mission Lane

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar - Leading Microsoft's Cyber Security


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Ann Johnson

Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group | Microsoft

 

Ann Johnson is Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group for Microsoft. She oversees the team responsible for helping organizations become operationally resilient on their digital transformation journey, and to unlock the security, compliance, and identity capabilities of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and next-generation AI. She is a member of the board of advisors for FS-ISAC (The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center), an Advisory Board Member for EWF (Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy), and an Advisory Board Member for HYPR Corp. Johnson recently joined the board of advisors for Cybersecurity Ventures.

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"Tech-It-Yourself" - Intelligent Automation for the Enterprise

August 18, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

What are the components and technologies that make up an Intelligent Automation platform? We’ll demonstrate a few of these technologies during the presentation, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) and views into the management interfaces. We will provide an overview of the current market leaders, their product positioning and outline potential use cases by industry and department. Lastly, we will discuss how to find the right candidates to return the best results on your investment.

Chris Lara | Senior Director of Intelligent Automation | UDig
Jessa Micucci | Senior Consultant | UDig
Dustin | Senior Consultant | UDig

 

 

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"Tech-It-Yourself" 2021 rvatech/ Year Ahead Forecast

February 24, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Join us as we preview the year ahead at rvatech/. We’ll review the unique hybrid programming plan the organization has put in place, discuss ways to maximize an rvatech/ membership, and also talk about what we’ve seen and heard among our members regarding how they are approaching 2021.

 

Nick Serfass | CEO of rvatech/
Carrie Roth | Chair of rvatech/ Board of Directors

 

 

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Webinar Speakers

Carrie Roth

Chairwoman

rvatech/ Board of Directors

Nick Serfass

Chief Executive Officer

rvatech/

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"Tech-It-Yourself" 2021 General Assembly Panel Discussion

January 7th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:30pm

 

We’ll be sitting down with a few of the Commonwealth’s legislators to talk tech and what might or might not be on the agenda for the upcoming General Assembly.

 

Delegate Carrie Coyner
Senator Monty Mason
Delegate C.E. (Cliff) Hayes Jr.

 

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Webinar Speakers

Delegate Carrie Coyner

Senator Monty Mason

Delegate C.E. (Cliff) Hayes Jr.

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Tech Policy Agenda and the Commonwealth's Budget in 2021

December 17th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Join us as we unveil RVATECH’s policy agenda for the upcoming 2021 Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly. Additionally, we’ll have policy experts ready to review, discuss, and answer any questions related to the governor’s 2021 budget proposal.

 

Andrew Lamar, RVATECH Policy Consultant | Lamar Consulting
Carrie Roth, RVATECH Policy Committee Chair | Activation Capital

 
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Webinar Speakers

Carrie Roth

RVATECH Policy Committee Chair

Activation Capital

Andrew Lamar

RVATECH Policy Consultant

Lamar Consulting

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Leveling Up - NextGen Rising Stars

November 11th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panelists:
Isaiah Harvin | WarnerMedia
Rachel Mahan | Costar Group
Yash Tekriwal | JJellyfish

Moderated by:

Aaron Varella | Dominion Energy

In this panel discussion, Next Gen Rising Stars will share their stories about how they got into Tech and have been able to achieve early success in their careers. These rising stars work at companies including HBO Max, CoStar, JJellyFish and Dominion Energy.

You will walk away with the following:
-An understanding of different tech career paths
-Ways to think about your job search along with advice on how to apply for jobs
-The best places to network
-How to stay focused when things seem overwhelming

This is a free event open to all. Scroll down to our panel members bio’s as well as register for this event!

 

 

Webinar Speakers

Aaron Varella

Recruiter - Staffing Specialist

Dominion Energy

Rachel Mahan

Software Engineer

CoStar Group

Yash Tekriwal

Senior Associate

JJellyfish One

Isaiah Harvin

Business Analyst, Product Management - HBO Max

WarnerMedia

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Rapid-prototyping for Scale

November 19th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

The lines between design and development are continually blurring. Gone are the days of sending static files to a development team to be magically transformed into code. Instead, teams are using a development-focused approach from the very beginning, enabling them to ideate swiftly, grow customer-bases rapidly, and increase functionality faster than ever before. In this webinar, Brandon Lewis (BLDR), Jessica Allison (CarMax), and Shannon Eastwood (Mobelux) will share how a development-first mindset informs how they approach product development. We’ll talk about tools, practices, and resources that can help you architect your products so you can grow quickly without sacrificing quality.

 

Brandon Lewis | BLDR
Jessica Allison | CarMax
Shannon Eastwood | Mobelux

Webinar Speakers

Shannon Eastwood

Director of Strategy

Mobelux

Brandon Lewis Briggs

Co-Founder and Lead Designer

BLDR One

Jessica Allison

Product Manager

CarMax

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Kubernetes & Containerization

December 1st, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Greg Patrick, DSc
Market Technical Director | Terazo

 

More Details Coming Soon!

Webinar Speakers

Greg Patrick, DSc

Market Technical Director

Terazo Web Services

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Ethics in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

December 8th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

In this webinar, Diya Wynn, the first AI/ML Ethicist at Amazon Web Services, will help us navigate this new technology with open eyes. We’ll explore its potential, while also weighing its risks. We’ll discuss how AI/ML has impacted us already and what we should be aware of in the future.

Webinar Speakers

Diya Wynn

AI/ML Ethics Lead, Emerging Technologies & Intelligent Platforms

Amazon Web Services

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Insider Threat Overview: Leveraging the Benefits of Behavioral Science Research

November 10th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

MITRE’s insider threat capability is comprised of rigorous and data-driven frameworks, indicators, methodologies, interventions, operational successes, and thought leadership to counter the risk from harmful acts undertaken by trusted employees inside an organization. MITRE’s subject matter expertise uniquely spans a spectrum of harmful cyber and non-cyber (behavioral) insider attacks, including those that originate from malicious or non-malicious (e.g., negligent, mistaken, outsmarted) employees. We recognize that insider threat is not solely a technological issue but has an inherently human component. Our work uniquely leverages the behavioral sciences and technical sciences in combination to more effectively counter insider threat. Dr. Deanna Caputo, a social psychologist and MITRE’s Chief Scientist for Behavioral Sciences and Cybersecurity will provide an overview of insider threat research and present the MITRE Insider Risk Behavioral Framework.

Webinar Speakers

Dr. Deanna D. Caputo

Chief Scientist for Behavioral Sciences & Cyber Security Capabilities Senior Principal Behavioral Psychologist

The MITRE Corporation

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T.I.Y. Webinar – “Propelling Your Career Forward to the Chief Data Officer”

Date: July 16, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Sponsor: TBD

In this panel discussion, 3 Chief Data Officers will share their career journeys and describe how the see the elusive role of the CDO evolving as organizations increasingly look towards data for better decision-making, marketing, customer service, and monetization.

You will walk away with the following:

1. The scope and challenges of the CDO role across industries

2. Key leadership skills needed for the role

3. An understanding of different career paths and training that will help you advance you career in the data field

4. Effective strategies/tactics for positioning yourself to move into the CDO role

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T.I.Y. Webinar – “Network Programmability – DevOps for Networking”

Date: September 22, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

Location: Webex

Sponsor: ePlus

"Tech-It-Yourself" Tech Builder Thursday w/ Bob Brewer, National Solutions Director of ePlus.

Topic - Network Programmability – DevOps for Networking

DevOps has become one of the most used transformational terms in the networking industry today. DevOps is used to combine software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). When focused in the area of Enterprise Networking, the term used is commonly referred to as NetOps, but in reality, the words are synonymous. DevOps allows companies to enable faster development of applications, achieve easier maintenance of existing deployments, and promote shorter, more controllable iterations through the adoption of best practices, automation, and deployment of new tools.

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TIY Webinar - "DevOps 201: Taking it to the Next Level"

"Tech-It-Yourself" featuring Chris Busse, Chief Digital Officer of Terazo, Rob Roy, Head of Digital + Chief Digital Officer of Sprint and Carla Owens, Chief Digital Officer of the Markel Corporation

“Tech-It-Yourself” featuring a special Chief Digital Officer panel with Carla Owens, Chief Digital Officer of the Markel Corporation, Rob Roy, Head of Digital + Chief Digital Officer of Sprint and Chris Busse, Chief Digital Officer of Terazo.

 

Topic – Propelling Your Career Forward to the Chief Digital Officer

 

In this panel discussion, 3 Chief Digital Officers will share their career journeys and provide insight about the scope & responsibilities of this transformational role within their organizations

 

You will walk away with the following:

 

1. The scope and challenges of the CDO role across several industries

 

2. Key leadership skills needed for the role

 

3. An understanding of different career paths and training that will help you advance your career in the digital field

 

4. Effective strategies/tactics for positioning yourself to move into the CDO role

Carla Owens, Chief Digital Officer of the Markel Corporation

Chris Busse, Chief Digital Officer of Terazo

Rob Roy, Head of Digital + Chief Digital Officer at Sprint

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar - Delivering Business Value with a Modern Data Ecosystem

Delivering Business Value with a Modern Data Ecosystem

 

Topic description coming soon!

Webinar Speakers -

Tara Mason

Analytics Services Lead at Impact Makers

John Pimblett

Data Architecture Leader at Impact Makers

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar - Trans-Affirming Systems Design

Trans-affirming systems design with Erin White

The binary gender model is hard-coded in so much of the technology around us, just like it’s embedded in our culture. Data models, schemas, algorithms, structures, and even design can be incredibly difficult to change, despite teams’ best intentions. In this webinar, we’ll chat with Erin White, Head of Digital Engagement at VCU Libraries, about tactics for making our systems more inclusive and affirming for people of all genders, and talk about the ripple effects of inclusive systems on real-world business decisions.

Erin has written about [trans-inclusive design](https://alistapart.com/article/trans-inclusive-design/) in distinguished industry periodicals such as “A List Apart” and is an advocate for gender inclusivity.

Webinar Speaker -

Erin White

Head of Digital Engagement at VCU Libraries

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar - Making a Career Change into IT

Making a Career Change into IT

 

Are you trying to break into the tech industry?

 

 

On Wednesday, August 12th MAXX Potential will be hosting a panel discussion with some individuals who have successfully made the jump from curious tech tinkerer to full-time IT professionals. They’ll share how they dove in, taught themselves some of the leading industry skills, and how they continue to keep their saws sharp.

Trish Mahan​

Principal Technologist | MAXX Potential

Chazona Baum​

Principal Technologist | MAXX Potential

Casey Dellinger

ServiceNow Developer

Jonathon Alder

Front End Software Engineer

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T.I.Y. Webinar – “Propelling Your Career Forward to the CISO”

Date: July 21, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Sponsor: Sponsorship Available!

In this panel discussion, 3 Chief Information Security Officers from different industries and backgrounds will share their career journeys and describe how they see the role of the CISO evolving as enterprises increasingly take on digitization transformations, migrate into the cloud, work remotely, face increased regulations; and criminal groups become more sophisticated increasing frequency of cyber-attacks. You will walk away with the following:

1. The scope and challenges of the CISO role across industries

2. Key leadership skills needed for this role

3. An understanding of different career paths and training that will help you advance your career in the Information Security/Cybersecurity field

4. Effective strategies/tactics for positioning yourself to move into the CISO role

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar with Chris May, Full Stack Engineer at Markel and Co-Founder of PyRVA

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Chris May, Full Stack Engineer at Markel and Co-Founder of PyRVA

 

Topic – “Python 201: Taking it to the Next Level”

 

Python is not the best programming language to do any one thing. But the moment you need to do more than one thing, python becomes the best programming language.” In this session, Python experts will be showing how you can start with a simple use case to visualize data, then taking advantage of tools in the python ecosystem to take a simple idea and turn it into a feature-rich, production-ready product.

Meet our Speaker

As a member of the Innovation Team at Markel, he spends his time researching, exploring, and building with new technologies and processes. On any given day, he may be creating a proof of concept with my full-stack development skills, collaborating across departments as a resident python expert, or enabling teams to communicate in new ways with our innovation platform. Chris is a senior front-end developer with skills including UI frameworks (such as React, Vue, and Angular), and a growing portfolio of full-stack development skills in Python. He has two decades of achieving business goals through programming and graphic design while mentoring those new at python.

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar with Alex Otanez, Chief Operating Officer of Shockoe

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Alex Otanez, Chief Operating Officer of Shockoe

 

Topic – “Designing a Mobile-First Strategy”

 

Topic details and description is coming soon!

Meet our Speaker

Alex currently serves as the COO for Shockoe, an emerging technology agency known for introducing impactful mobile, augmented reality, and voice solutions that drive today’s leading retail and CPG businesses. Shockoe is one of Virginia’s fastest-growing digital companies and is featured in Forrester, Gartner, and Inc, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Alex has more than 10 years of experience in digital transformation and app development in a range of industries including consumer goods, retail, and finance. He also serves on the board for Trolley Ventures and holds several advisory board roles in early-stage startups. Alex resides in Richmond, VA with his wife Mary, daughter Emma, and their dog, Midnight. When not focused bridging the digital gap, Alex is out fishing with Emma and Midnight, or on a new adventure with Mary.

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This event has been rescheduled - please stay tuned for the new event date.

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Erin Babinsky and Lacey McLear of Capital One

 

Topic – “Data Collection and Annotation to Support Machine Learning Model Development”

 

Topic details and description is coming soon!

Webinar Speakers

Erin Babinsky

Senior Manager Data Science at Capital One

(Connect with Erin on LinkedIn)

Erin is an experienced data scientist specializing in the development of digital assistants (chatbots). She has a PhD in Experimental Psychology obtained from the University of Oxford in 2010. Expertise includes natural language processing, data curation, metrics and monitoring, statistics, qualitative research, experimental design, machine learning, and project management.

 

Speaker: Grace Hopper Celebration 2019 | Women Who Code Connect 2019

Lacey McLear

Sr. Data Manager – Conversational AI at Capital One

(Connect with Lacey on LinkedIn)

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar with Jill Sitnick, Modern Learning Specialist, Training Partner Program Manager at the Microsoft Corporation

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Jill Sitnick, Modern Learning Specialist, Training Partner Program Manager at the Microsoft Corporation

 

Topic: Microsoft’s Skilling Initiative to Help 25 Million People Reskill in a New Economy

 

On June 30th, Microsoft announced our accelerated and expanded commitment to empowering people to get the skills they need to succeed as the economy changes. Helping everyone—wherever they are starting from—more easily develop the digital skills for in-demand roles is essential to supporting an inclusive economic recovery. That’s why we are committed to helping 25 million people worldwide learn new skills through a comprehensive approach. We are bringing together existing and new resources from Microsoft, including from LinkedIn and GitHub, with a focus on three key areas:

 

• Using data to identify in-demand skills and jobs

 

• Offering free access to learning paths and skilling resources needed for in-demand jobs

 

• Connecting these skills to low-cost certifications and free job-seeking tools to help people pursue jobs.

Meet the Speaker

Jill Sitnick, Modern Learning Specialist, Training Partner Program Manager at the Microsoft Corporation

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar with Justin Mesher, Vice President of Cloud Solutions at ePlus

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Justin Mesher Vice President of Cloud Solutions at ePlus

 

Topic – “Maximizing Data with AWS”

 

Data has become one of the most valuable assets an organization has when it comes to building competitive differentiators and gaining insights into their customers. In order to get the most out of your data, the ability to leverage the cloud is becoming a must-have. Learn how the data management experts at NetApp have teamed up with AWS to help customers extend their data footprint into the cloud and leverage cutting-edge technologies to get the most out of their data. Whether you’re looking to run Production, Test/Dev, or archive workloads in the cloud, we’ll explore the solutions that can be leveraged to meet your needs.

Meet our Speaker

Justin Mescher is the Vice President of Cloud and Data Center Solutions for ePlus.  As part of ePlus’ Global Strategy Team, he leads the overall strategy and go-to-market for both the Cloud and Data Center practices.

 

Justin started his career in Corporate IT, managing the Data Center for a hospital in Central Illinois.  Justin expanded his experience from end-user to manufacturer (EMC Pre-sales Engineer), to Mid-West based Value Added Reseller and hosting provider (IDS).

 

Justin’s unique exposure and experience in understanding and developing strategy for organizations’ IT environments led to him becoming IDS’s CTO where he led their engineering team and developed their cloud practice.

IDS was acquired by ePlus in 2017.  As ePlus’ VP of Cloud and Data Center Solutions, Justin is utilizing and leveraging his experiences to grow those practices for ePlus. Justin spends his time meeting with strategic customers discussing their journey to the Cloud and developing new solutions within the ePlus portfolio to align with customer needs.

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Tech Builder Thursday w/ Mike D’Arezzo, Director of Security Services / Enterprise Security Architect at ePlus.

Topic – How to Manage/Secure the New Normal

 

Much of what we knew about the technical landscape of our organizations changed in the blink of an eye. Whether shifting our workforce to work from home to developing virtual desktop infrastructure, to pushing applications to the Edge of our networks to reduce VPN strain we pushed our teams to the limit to create solutions to get our employees back to work as fast as we could. We dealt with changing initiatives, phishing attacks, and even ransomware and security incidents in our mercurial environment. Now as we return to a new “Normal” we have an opportunity to fix what was broken, improve what we built, and re-create our workflows and digital landscapes and take advantage of the shift. Join us as we discuss how some changed to meet and resolve the opportunities and how the “New Normal” will change how we work and access our workflows and help our customers.

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Join rvatech/ as we join for a presentation from a panel of incredible CIO leaders – featuring valuable morning networking, buffet breakfast & fascinating speakers.

 

Moderator: Jim Kresge | CTO | Koalafi

 

Panelists:

Diane Schnupp | CIO | Kinsale Insurance

Jenne Griffin | CIO | Harris Williams Investment Bank

Reginal Bryant | CIO | Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Event Details

Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – Doors open
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Program (including buffet breakfast)

 

Hosted at the Virginia War Memorial

621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA

Pricing

Non-Members: $55
Members: $45
Partners: FREE

*Partners include: Catalyst, Innovative and Chairman level members


Don’t know if your company is a member? Please view our member directory.

 


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Register for the Breakfast

 

Sponsored by:

Diane Schnupp

Chief Information Officer

Kinsale Insurance

Jenne Griffin

Chief Information Officer

Harris Williams

Reginal Bryant

Chief Information Officer

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Jim Kresge

Chief Technology Officer

Koalafi

About

Join rvatech/ as we join for a presentation from a panel of incredible CISO leaders – featuring valuable morning networking, buffet breakfast & fascinating speakers.

 

Featured Speakers:

Moderator: LaLisha Hurt – Capital One

Chas Heng – Altria

Patti Titus – Markel

Ronald Buchanan – Atlantic Union


Event Details

Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – Doors open
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Program (including buffet breakfast)

 

Hosted at The Westin Richmond

6631 W Broad St, Richmond VA 23230

Pricing

Non-Members: $55
Members: $45
Partners: FREE
*Partners include: Catalyst, Innovative and Chairman level members


Don’t know if your company is a member? Please view our member directory.

 


Attend the Event

Register for the Breakfast

LaLisha Hurt

Cyber & Technology Risk Leader | Information Security Office

Capital One

Patti Titus

Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer

Markel

Chas Heng

Chief Information Security Officer

Altria

Ronald Buchanan

Chief Information Security Officer

Atlantic Union

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RESCHEDULED: This event has been rescheduled from August 25, 2021, to February 23, 2022.

 

NEW LOCATION: Marriott Short Pump (Innsbrook) 4240 Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

Topic: Digital Experience with Shamim Mohammad, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at CarMax.

 

Join rvatech/ as we explore the road map to CarMax’s digital transformation journey to omnichannel integration, the risks they’ve taken & the challenges they’ve overcome!

Featuring valuable morning networking, buffet breakfast & fascinating speakers –  we’re continuing the conversation from Shamim’s last breakfast, 5 years ago, and discovering that to be successful in innovation, one must adopt a product mindset!

 

Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – Doors open
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Program (including buffet breakfast)

 

Non-Members: $55
Members: $45
Partners: FREE
*Partners include: Catalyst, Innovative and Chairman level members

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Track #1: Drive with Data

Big Data

Cloud

Privacy

Track #2: Drive your Skills

Automation

Dev

Cyber Security

Track #3: Drive the Journey

Program/Product

UX/UI

Agile

The 2020 MLM Awards

The Margaret Lyn McDermid Awards recognize women technologists in the greater Richmond area. The awards program is named after Margaret Lyn McDermid who has had a direct impact on Central Virginia’s tech economy, Virginia’s image across the country, opportunities for women and young people in technology, and most especially our continued growth as an organization at RVATECH. Lyn should be an inspiration to any young person, and especially any woman, who has a desire to become a technologist.

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Event Speakers

Christina Hollingsworth

VP, Information Technology

Hamilton Beach

Courtney Rowell

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Leader

Thomson Reuters

Elaine Cheng

VP and Chief Information Officer

Shentel

Emma MacMullan

Cyber Intelligence Analyst

Federal Reserve

Jimma Elliot-Stevens

Chief Privacy Officer

Thomson Reuters

Johanna “Jojo” Leasiolagi

Senior Technical Advisor

Defense Intelligence Agency

Katia Mastropas

Senior Data Scientist

James River Insurance

Lauren Hill

Product Lead

Capital One

Mary Glerum

Director of Product Management

InRythym

Megan Overton

Product Management Consultant

The Mom Project

Santhi Sridharan

Head of Engineering, Open Source Office

Capital One

Sara Demeria

VP, Business Information Security Officer

Federal Reserve

Teresa Washburn

Senior Manager, User Experience Design

Workday

Crystal Harris

Agile Transformation Coach

CapTech

Karen Rodd

Agile Transformation Coach

CapTech

LaLisha Hurt

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

GDIT

Tanya Madison

Chief Privacy Officer

Aristocrat Technologies

Charlene Mowery

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Red Hat

Viji Natarajan

Enterprise and Solution Architecture Leader / Director

Veracity / Women Who Code

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    Event Details

    April 13, 2022

    5:00 – 7:00 PM

    Location

    River City Roll

    939 Myers St, Richmond, VA 23230

    Pricing

    Members & Partners: $0
    Non-Members: $10


    Please plan to utilize LinkedIn in place of exchanging business cards.

    Join the Richmond Technology Council for Tech on Tap at River City Roll!

    Network, enjoy a FREE drink, and engage with the RVATECH community!


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    Promoting the VCU C4 Initiative

    VCU plans to bring new, powerful technologies to students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and private sector partners through the Commonwealth Center for Cloud Computing (C4). C4 is a tech sandbox for faculty, students, public institutions and private sector partners where industry experts can provide insight into networks, data centers, and cloud computing systems in order to continue the dialogue around the latest technologies and applications associated with highly advanced, multi-tenant hybrid cloud systems

     

    C4 is being created to enable development and collaboration to:

     

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    • Develop large scale data analytics

    • Build comprehensive networking and next-generation hardware configurations

    • And much more . . .

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    Event Details

    July 13, 2022

    5:00 – 7:00 PM

    Location

    Buskey Cider

    2910 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230

    Pricing

    Members & Partners: $0
    Non-Members: $10


    Please plan to utilize LinkedIn in place of exchanging business cards.

    Join the Richmond Technology Council for Tech on Tap at Buskey Cider!

    Network, enjoy a FREE drink, and engage with the RVATECH community!


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    Event Details

    January 19, 2022

    5:00 – 7:00 PM

    Location

    Sam Millers Oyster Bar + Restaurant

    1210 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219

    Pricing

    Members & Partners: $0
    Non-Members: $10


    Please plan to utilize LinkedIn in place of exchanging business cards.

    Join the Richmond Technology Council for Tech on Tap at Sam Millers!

    Network, enjoy two FREE drinks, and engage with the RVATECH community!


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    Stella Artois | Amstel Light | Corona | Heineken

     

    Red + White Wine:

    Sauvignon Blanc | Chardonnay | Pinot Nior | Cabernet Sauvignon

     

    Premium Liquors:

    Grey Goose | Hendricks | Mount Gay | Patron Anejo | Woodford Reserve | Glenlivet 12

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    Date

    July 28, 2021

    Time

    5:00 – 7:00 PM

    Location

    Main Line Brewery

    1603 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220

    Join the Richmond Technology Council for Tech on Tap at Main Line Brewery!
    Network, enjoy a free beer, and engage with the RVATECH community!

    Please plan to utilize LinkedIn in place of exchanging business cards.

     

    Members & Partners: $0
    Non-Members: $10

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    Date

    April 21, 2021

    Time

    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    About the Event

    In March of this year, Virginia signed into law the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) joining California (CCPA) as the second state to enact comprehensive data privacy legislation. Other states are also working on their own privacy laws. Data Privacy legislation means more than just legal and business challenges for corporations, it means empowering the consumer to have more access and control over their data which is a valuable commodity.

    In this rvatech/Data Summit series’ event, come and join the discussion as business leaders share their thoughts on what the recent Data Privacy legislation means for the business community as well as for you, the consumer.

    Webinar Speakers

    Moderator | Jeanine Cook

    Manager

    CapTech Consulting

    Kyle Fondren

    Senior Manager, Consumer Identity Management and Privacy

    Altria Client Services

    Caroline Stapleton

    Assistant General Counsel

    West Creek

    John Duncan

    Director + Head of Data Governance and Master Data

    CarMax

    Christopher Jones

    Attorney

    Sands Anderson

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    Schedule

    We know you don’t have all day, so we designed a schedule with your life in mind. We’ve spread out some amazing content over THREE DAYS to create a conference experience that fits your lifestyle.
    So, take a long lunch + join the #rvatech community July 28 – 30th from 11:30 – 1:30pm as we dive into the relevant conversation of all things BioTech!

    Tuesday 11:30 - 1:30PM

    Keynote Speakers – We’re kicking off the first day of this 3-day conference by featuring two innovative, motivational + forward thinking keynote speakers.

    Wednesday 11:30 - 1:30PM

    Lightning Talks – Enjoy a day of 15 minute lightning talk discussions from local experts on a wide range of key innovations + trends happening in the BioTech industry.

    Thursday 11:30 - 1:30PM

    Technical Workshop – Invest in yourself + join us as we host a day of skill training and professional development.

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    Date

    September 14, 2020

    Schedule

    10 AM – Morning Bar + Warm-Up

     

    11 AM – Shotgun Start

     

    Outdoors hors d’oeuvres and awards reception to be held immediately following the tournament

    Location

    Hermitage Country Club

    1248 Hermitage Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

    Join RVATECH for a day outside with your team at one of Richmond’s favorite golf tournaments.

    Come connect on the course with friends and clients for a day of fun and golf at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot as we promote socially distant networking + the opportunity to reconnect with the #rvatech community!

     

    Per the Governor’s current guidelines, face coverings will be required when individuals are unable to keep a 6ft distance.

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    Date

    April, 26, 2021

    Schedule

    10 AM – Morning Bar + Warm-Up

     

    11 AM – Shotgun Start | Scramble Format

     

    Outdoors hors d’oeuvres and awards reception to be held immediately following the tournament

    Location

    Hermitage Country Club

    1248 Hermitage Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

    Join RVATECH for a day outside with your team at one of Richmond’s favorite golf tournaments.

    Come connect on the course with friends and clients for a day of fun and golf at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot as we promote socially distant networking + the opportunity to reconnect with the #rvatech community!

     

    Per the Governor’s current guidelines, face coverings will be required when individuals are unable to keep a 6ft distance.

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    Keynote - Jill Sitnick

    Modern Learning Specialist, Training Partner Program Manager - Microsoft Corporation

    Keynote - Steve Van Dam

    Founder + CEO - Light the Music

    Johnathan Mayo

    President + CEO - Team Excel

    Amber Manry

    Founder + CEO - Bitcubs

    John Failla

    Founder and CEO - Trilogy Mentors

    Tom Spitnale

    VP of Sales - SyCom Technologies

    Topic: The Social Currency: Cryptocurrency & Blockchain in 2021.

    Centered around CJ’s latest book “The Social Currency”, which discusses the intersection between bartering, cryptocurrency, and financing while proposing a strategy and technology infrastructure to alleviate poverty.

     

    Speaker:

     

    Cecil (CJ) John | CEA | virtualdeveloper.com

     

    Cecil (CJ) John is an architect, computer scientist, and the inventor of the world’s first blockchain-enabled records management system. Probably. He’s also the CEA of virtualdeveloper.com, LLC, a Managed Microsoft Partner out of Miami, FL. Virtualdeveloper.com, LLC, has won contracts with some of the largest companies in the world, including Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and the IMF. Most recently, he is the author of “The Social Currency – Why We Ought to Rethink Money | The Intersection of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bartering, and Finance”.

     

     

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    Replay the 2020 Awards Video


    About the Virtual Event

    This is Richmond’s twenty-fifth anniversary “Academy Awards” of technology and although 2020 certainly isn't the year any of us expected, that's not going to stop us from celebrating! We're continuing to showcase + recognize individual accomplishments, corporate wins, non-profit success stories, innovation excellence, and growing small businesses! However, we'll just be swapping out a night at Maymont Gardens for a night at home.

    RVATECH is teaming up with Richmond's own Altamira Film Co. to bring the 25th Anniversary Awards Gala to life by through an incredible 90-minute production and celebrating tech with tech - like never before. So, pick up your Gala Night Basket Bundle and head straight for your favorite streaming channel as we kick off what will truly be a night to remember!

    Sponsors

    Equity Impact Award

    Chairman's Award

    Innovation in Public Sector

    Innovation in Private Sector Award

    Large Capital

    Innovation in Private Sector Award

    Mid Capital

    Emerging Small Business Award

    Technology Builder Award

    Technology Influencer of the Year Award

    Next Gen Award

    Photo Booth Sponsor

    Legislator(s) of the Year Award

    Outstanding Collaboration in Tech

    Innovation in Private Sector Award

    Small Capital

    Community Impact Award

    Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor

    After Party Sponsor

    People's Choice Award

    Innovation in Education Award

    Meet the Finalists Sponsor

    Technology Executive of the Year

    Check out the 2022 Event Photos

    View the Photo Gallery

    Replay the Award Production

    Replay the 2022 Production

    Equity Impact

    Sponsored by AIS Network


    2022 Winner:
    • AnswersNow

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to an individual or team whose leadership and creative use of existing or development of new technology has benefited the environment for equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion in the Richmond metropolitan area or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Criteria:
    • This individual/group has used technology in an innovative and creative way to enrich the environment for equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion either in the Richmond metro area or throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    • Nominee(s) must demonstrate how they have employed existing or new technology to provide a more affirming environment and sustain support for historically underrepresented groups.

    • Nominee(s) must demonstrate intent to be a catalyst for change in the areas of equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    Community Impact Award

    Sponsored by MAXX Potential


    2022 Winner:
    • Goochland High School – Virtual Rurality

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to an individual or team from a nonprofit or civic organization in central Virginia that displays the most innovative use(s) of technology to deliver services, advance their mission, or impact our community.

    Criteria:
    • This individual/group has used technology in an innovative and creative way to deliver services, advance their mission, transform their industry, or impact the community.

    • Nominee must showcase a demonstrable impact on their community and the technology ecosystem in Richmond through their work

    Educator of the Year

    Sponsored by Google


    2022 Winner:
    • Zachary Jernigan

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to the educator that provides exceptional technology leadership and encourages students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering and math.

    Criteria:
    • Awarded for innovation in teaching styles, educational programs, or other means of impacting the educational process and student outcomes

    • Must teach Science, Technology, Engineering or Math specifically within Richmond or surrounding counties

    • Must showcase a high degree of innovation or uniqueness, offering a compelling offering that students typically don’t experience in a traditional curriculum

    • Must showcase a demonstrable impact through the number of students reached, potential scalability of the concept, and/or impact on the community as a whole

    NextGen Award

    Sponsored by General Electric


    2022 Winner:
    • Corynn Mason @ CodeRVA Regional High School

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to a K-12 student who has demonstrated a meaningful impact on the technology ecosystem in Richmond.

    Criteria:
    • Must matriculate in grades K-12 specifically within Richmond or surrounding counties at the time of nomination

    • Awarded for a demonstrable impact, product, or program that advances the technology ecosystem within Richmond

    • Award winner will be selected based on excellence within an “above and beyond” initiative that took place outside of a class assignment

    • Must showcase a high degree of innovation or uniqueness, offering a compelling offering that is not currently available in the greater Richmond marketplace

    Technology Builder Award

    Sponsored by ePlus and Pure Storage


    2022 Winner:
    • Qlarion, a GCOM Company

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to a local technology company delivering technology solutions and/or services to external clients that build capacity and increase operational efficiency.

    Criteria:
    • Intended for the vendor and consultant community that specialize in providing technology solutions for client companies

    • Must showcase a strategic and innovative solution that changes business process or procedure

    • Must provide tangible financial or business value and increase operational efficiency for a client

    Emerging Small Business Award

    Sponsored by CoStar Group


    2022 Winner:
    • Babylon Micro-Farms

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to a local small business or start-up technology company that has demonstrated the ability to achieve commercial success.

    Criteria:
    • Nominee should demonstrate a unique or innovative offering that provides real value to a current need or creates a new need in the marketplace

    • Nominee should demonstrate recognizable success through market impact and/or revenue growth

    • Nominee should have achieved success through the specific and innovative use of technology

    Innovation in Public Sector

    Sponsored by Carmax


    2022 Winner:
    • VA DRPT – Mobility for All – Virginia Transportation Navigator

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to a public agency, or organization benefitting the public good, whose creative use of existing or development of new technology enhances processes, methodologies and/or services for their own or others' benefit.
    Criteria:• Awarded for excellence and innovation on a project, process, or business transformation

    • Must demonstrate how discovery, collaboration, iteration, prototyping, etc. contributed to the conception and development of the innovation

    • Must demonstrate how the innovation satisfies an existing need or creates a new need that is not currently available in the market.

    • Must showcase distinct, game changing advantages over any alternatives.

    • The innovation must showcase compelling ways in which it was communicated, how users were engaged, and how it was delivered to the marketplace.

    • The value proposition must be clearly achieved, fulfilled and validated in the marketplace.

    • The project should have a long-term impact and be an inspiration for future innovation and innovators

    Innovation in Private Sector

    Sponsored by CGI


    2022 Winner:
    • Mission Lane – NPD Investment

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to a company whose creative use of existing or development of new technology enhances processes, methodologies and/or services for their own or others' benefit.



    Criteria: • Awarded for excellence and innovation on a project, process, or business transformation

    • Must demonstrate how discovery, collaboration, iteration, prototyping, etc. contributed to the conception and development of the innovation

    • Must demonstrate how the innovation satisfies an existing need or creates a new need that is not currently available in the market.

    • Must showcase distinct, game changing advantages over any alternatives.

    • The innovation must showcase compelling ways in which it was communicated, how users were engaged, and how it was delivered to the marketplace.

    • The value proposition must be clearly achieved, fulfilled and validated in the marketplace.

    • The project should have a long-term impact and be an inspiration for future innovation and innovators

    Technology Executive of the Year

    Sponsored by Vaco


    2022 Winner:
    • Christina Hollingsworth – Hamilton Beach

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to an individual whose leadership resulted to create competitive advantage, optimize business processes, enable growth or improve relationships with customers.

    Criteria:
    • An executive who has primary IT leadership responsibility for an entire company, business line, or geography.

    • In the past year, has demonstrated leadership to successfully manage and champion technology initiatives.
    Examples include: • Led technology efforts on a day-to-day basis, while receiving positive results from internal employee surveys.

    • Improved the internal IT organization (e.g., restructured, new technology, use of automation, use of analytics, improved risk management, improved reporting)

    • Led technology efforts related to a major company change (e.g., taken a company public/private, led merger/acquisition activities, introduced a new product into the marketplace)

    • Significantly boosted a company’s IT presence in a geography

    Innovation in Cyber Security

    Sponsored by Assura


    2022 Winner:
    • Hive Systems – Quantico

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to a cyber security project that showcases breakthrough innovation and creativity in the practice and application of cyber security.

    Outstanding Collaboration

    Sponsored by Luck Companies


    2022 Winner:
    • Hamilton Beach Brands, Synergy Technical, VCU, and Microsoft

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to two or more companies (in a non-consultative arrangement) that have exemplified the collaborative spirit necessary to achieve breakthrough innovations in technology.


    Innovation in Cloud Computing

    Sponsored by Synergy Technical


    2022 Winner:
    • Chesterfield Auto Parts – Yardsmart

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to a cloud computing project that showcases breakthrough innovation and creativity in the practice and application of cloud computing.

    Legislator of the Year

    Sponsored by Meta


    2022 Winners:
    • Senator George Barker and Delegate Emily Brewer

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to a legislator(s) who have made a positive impact on the technology sector in the previous year.

    Chair's Award

    Sponsored by Altria


    2022 Winners:
    • Phlow

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on the growth of technology in this region, and/or the advancement of Greater Richmond as a center for technology innovation.

    People's Choice Award

    Sponsored by InterVision


    2022 Winner:
    • Loren Morgan at Owens and Minor

    Learn About the Award

    Awarded to the popular vote through social media leading up to the event.

    Title Sponsor

    Equity Impact Award

    Chair's Award + Wine Sponsor

    Innovation in Cyber Security

    Innovation in Public Sector

    Pre-Reception Sponsor

    Innovation in Private Sector - Large Capital

    Emerging Small Business Award

    Technology Builder Award

    NextGen Award

    Photobooth Sponsor

    Educator of the Year Award

    People's Choice Award

    Outstanding Collaboration Award

    Community Impact Award

    Legislator of the Year

    After Party Sponsor

    Studio Sponsor

    Innovation in Cloud Computing

    Meet the Finalists Sponsor

    Technology Executive of the Year

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    About the Event


    For the 26th year - rvatech/ is celebrating the many breakthroughs, advancements, and outstanding technologists that are a part of the Richmond technology ecosystem.


    Join the rvatech/ Community at Maymont Gardens for a night under the stars celebrating and honoring our local organizations and individuals that are actively helping to advance our region's technology-based economy! RVATECH is teaming up with Richmond's own Altamira Film Co. for another Hollywood-style awards production to bring the 26th Anniversary Awards Gala to life through an incredible 90-minute production and celebrating tech with tech.

    FAQ's -

    What's the Attire?

    Attire is suggested as Vineyard Chic. Keep in mind, this event will be held outdoors on the lawn at Maymont, and jackets/sweaters may be desired once the sun sets. We highly suggest avoiding high heels.

    Where do I park?

    Parking: Please park in the Dogwood Dell lot, directly adjacent to the dog park, located at 1300 Blanton Ave., Richmond, VA 23221. From here, executive shuttles will escort guests directly to the event within Maymont. (Shuttles will run continuously throughout the event.)

    What's the Schedule?

    Registration and cocktail hour will be held from 5-6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

     

    Dinner and awards will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. immediately followed by the after-party from 8-9 p.m.

    Rain Plan -

    Due to inopportune weather, the Gala Awards has been rescheduled to October 14, 2021.

     

    Covid Policies -

    Cast your vote for the 2021 People's Choice

    Voting closes October 1st

    Vote Today for People's Choice

    Sponsors

    Equity Impact Award

    Chairman's Award

    Innovation in Public Sector

    Innovation in Private Sector Award

    Large Capital

    Emerging Small Business Award

    Innovation in Cyber Security Award

    Technology Builder Award

    Innovation in Data Science Award

    Next Gen Award

    Photobooth Sponsor

    Legislator(s) of the Year

    Outstanding Collaboration in Tech

    Innovation in Private Sector Award

    Small Capital

    Community Impact Award

    Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor

    After Party Sponsor

    People's Choice Award

    Innovation in Education Award

    Meet the Finalists Sponsor

    Technology Executive of the Year

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    Thanks for Attending!

     

    Watch the 2021 Video Production

    Alex Otanez

    COO Shockoe

    Amber Kearney

    Product Manager Capital One

    Andrew Miller

    Co Founder of VP Strategy Workshop Digital

    Ben Nelson

    Senior Consultant/Technical Lead SingleStone

    Bree Basham

    Director CapTech CX