About the Event

Join us for an enlightening evening as we celebrate the achievements and expertise of women in the fields of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). Our reception and speaker panel will feature distinguished professionals who have shattered glass ceilings and made significant contributions to the tech industry.

Discover firsthand the innovative strategies, insights, and experiences shared by our esteemed panelists as they discuss the evolving landscape of cybersecurity and AI, the challenges they’ve overcome, and the opportunities that lie ahead. Gain valuable perspectives on navigating a male-dominated field, fostering diversity and inclusion, and driving meaningful change in the tech sector.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional, aspiring enthusiast, or simply curious about the intersection of cybersecurity and AI, this event promises to inspire, educate, and empower. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with trailblazing women who are shaping the future of technology.

Details

June 3, 2024
3:30-4 p.m. Registration and Networking
4-5 p.m. Panel Discussion
5-6 p.m. Reception

Pricing

Member $50 | Non-Member $75

Venue

The Country Club of Virginia – Westhampton
6031 St Andrews Ln, Richmond, VA 23226, USA

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Meet the Speakers

Diana Kelley

CISO

ProtectAI

Lisa Lee

Chief Security Advisor

Mircosoft

Patti Titus

CISO

Booking Holdings

About the Event

Join an executive panel of women in tech, as they discuss critical cloud implementation considerations balancing risks and rewards while enabling business outcomes and ensuring availability.

 

Our esteemed panel will discuss the impacts of organizational KPIs/Goals and cloud maturity, checks and balances to ensure transformation, regulatory requirements, the cost-benefit to move to the cloud, speed to operationalize, short and long-term survivability, cloud-native vs in the cloud, use of IA and data analytics,…and more.

 

We look forward to an insightful, thought-provoking, and interactive discussion with these thought leaders.

Pricing

$50 per ticket

Details

June 21, 2023
3:30-4 pm - Arrival/Networking
4-5 pm - Panel Discussion
5-6 pm -  Reception

Venue

The Country Club of Virginia (CCV)
6031 St Andrews Ln, Richmond, VA 23226

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Speakers

Ghada Ijam

CIO

Federal Reserve System

Patti Titus

Chief Privacy and Information Security Office

Markel

Anne Johnston

VP Cloud Cost and Engagement

Capital One

Deb Cassidy

Partner

Fortium Partners

Mindy Angel

Enterprise Client Executive

Fortinet

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rvatech/Techsters Camp is Back February 24th


Formed in 2013, TECHSTERS is a half-day coding camp for middle school aged girls with a mission to inspire a future generation to discover technology, get excited about STEM, and build code for real-world applications.

Since the program’s first day event with robotic balls called Spheros, TECHSTERS has served over 1,200 students in the greater Richmond region. Students have worked with Spheros, Raspberry Pi's, Amazon Alexa, WeMo Switches, and more!

About the Event

Have you been wondered what AI (artificial intelligence) is all about?

Technologists at Capital One will introduce students to machine learning, an application of AI that trains models to do complex tasks, by creating and training their own models. Capital One mentors will teach you the basics of machine learning while challenging you to put your skills to the test as you build a model of your own. No experience required!

During the day, a team of our technologists will share their insights on their experiences and career paths to Capital One! You will be encouraged to ask your questions about what it means to work in Tech.


Program Equipment:

Students will need a Chromebook, iPad or other laptop device and access to Machine Learning for Kids.

 

· ***IMPORTANT: We ask that you please test and confirm that this platform will be able to be used to its fullest extent without any firewall issues in advance of our programming.

To maximize the students’ opportunities to practice and build, they will need to sign-in to the platform using an email address. Please create a profile on the site in advance of programming with either a student or personal email account.

 

Event Details:

Saturday, February 24, 2024/ 8:30AM – 3PM

 

Capital One West Creek Campus

15075 Capital One Drive Richmond, VA 23238


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Conference Details

About the Event

Join us in Richmond, Virginia, for a day of innovative sessions focused on connecting with the Richmond cyber community and growing your career.

 

CyberConVA promises a full day of skill development, new ideas, and connections to supercharge your cyber career.

Venue


Dominion Energy Center

600 E. Grace Street,  Richmond, VA 23219

Parking info may be found here.

Date + Time


February 1, 2024 / 9am – 5pm

What to wear?

Cyber Casual –

T-shirts and jeans will get you all the clearance you need. Come as you are.

About the Try Richmond Package

Our new Try Richmond initiative is a great way to explore Richmond for attendees traveling from out of town. This package includes:

  • Executive Shuttle Service to/from Roanoke, VA Beach, and Raleigh the day before the conference and returning after
  • One night stay in a Richmond hotel
  • Invitation to VIP pre-conference reception the night prior to event
  • Uber voucher
  • Conference Ticket

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What to Expect

The annual CyberCon conference brings together Richmond's cyber community for a day of networking, learning, and exploration. Throughout the event attendees will hear from speakers on the future of cyber security, and the rising role of AI. Cyber professionals from across Virginia are encourage to attend the day long event and learn the latest industry trends from the experts leading the way.

2024 Conference Agenda

Session Info

What happens when you get a CISO and a Chief Innovation Officer together to activate the use of AI? In the case of the U.S. central bank, you get partnership. Tammy and Sunayna will share their experience and best practices in working together to activate a responsible innovation framework of education, enablement, experimentation and execution of secure Gen AI with a bias for action and a focus on shipping business value for the Federal Reserve System.

Session Info

Join me as I share some mistakes I made along the way and things I wish I had learned sooner. My hope is to accelerate others’ learning as they progress in their careers.

Session Info

And they are off to the (AI) races … so how can cyber security leaders develop a risk-based an enterprise AI cyber security roadmap? This panel will delve into answering this question including: evaluation of risk in the context of AI, ensuring that AI systems are protected from cyber-based threats, reasonable AI use guard rails, and some ideas on how to gauge the security of vendor AI-powered solutions.

Session Info

Securing information in the cloud can be difficult, but what about securing information in the clouds (and beyond)? Aireon has taken on the task of providing the first global air traffic surveillance system using a space-based ADS-B network. So how do they approach information security given their business model? How are they able to meet all of their compliance requirements? And what’s it like to secure a satellite?

In this 45-minute fireside chat, Alex Nette, CEO and Co-Founder of Hive Systems will talk with Pete Clay, CISO of Aireon and cover questions like:
– What past experiences have helped you with this role?
– What are the best practices to protect information in the cloud and in the clouds?
– How is protecting a satellite similar (or not) to protecting a server?

This candid discussion will examine the cybersecurity challenges that many organizations encounter, but will also cover some that will surprise you. Join us for this invigorating and innovative interview!

Session Info

Like every transformational technology, AI introduces new attack surface and risk management considerations (e.g., adversaries use of FraudGPT to scale fraud attacks). In this session, we will explore topics such as: how did adversaries expand their use of AI in 2023 (e.g., social engineering)?; where will AI-enabled attacks expand into in 2024 (deep fakes, back-dooring AI/ML models, LLM data poisoning, etc)?; what aspects of red teaming AI systems is the same/different than non-AI systems (e.g., SQL injection <> prompt injection style attacks)?; what will adversaries hate to see in next generation safeguards?; and how will we see AI assisting defenders

Speakers

Keegan Hines

Principal Applied Scientist

Microsoft

Matt Devost

CEO & Founder

OODA

Dana Kaplan

Fmr. CISO

Mission Lane

Sara Demeria

VP, Deputy CISO

Federal Reserve Bank

Vida Williams

Chief Data Officer

Stride

Nicole Muryn Clement

SVP, Global Information Security

Bank of America

This Event Is Currently Accepting Sponsors

This Event Is Currently Accepting Sponsors

 

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About the Series

 

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 1, 2023

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 Buskey

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


Event Details

April 25, 2024

5:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Pricing:

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


Location

Buskey

2910 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230


About Our Sponsor

Sponsorship is still available for this event!

 

Contact Mary Case for details, mary@rvatech.com

Join the Richmond Technology Council for Tech on Tap at Main Line Brewery

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


Event Details

October 11, 2023

5:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Pricing:

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


Location

Main Line Brewery

1603 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220


About Our Sponsor

Slalom is a purposed-led, global business and technology consulting company. From strategy to implementation, Slalom’s approach is fiercely human, understanding its customers – and their customers-  to deliver practical, end-to-end solutions that drive meaningful impact.

Learn more about Slalom.

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About the Event

As geopolitical tensions continue to rise and threat actors are more driven for success than ever before, DDoS attacks are increasing in quantity, scope, and complexity.  The days of old are gone and its imperative that security leaders understand the dynamic nature of today’s DDoS attacks.  Join VCSP and NETSCOUT Arbor as we explore the shift change in the DDoS attack landscape and how to evaluate your vulnerability to DDoS attacks.

Date & Time:

March 21, 2024 | 12 - 1 PM

Meet the Speaker


 

Richard Hummel, Senior Threat Intelligence Manager | NETSCOUT

 

 

 

 


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About the Event

The AWS Security Reference Architecture (AWS SRA) is a holistic set of guidelines for deploying the full complement of AWS security services in a multi-account environment. It can be relied upon to help design, implement, and manage AWS security services so that they align with industry accepted practices. The recommendations are built around a single-page architecture that includes AWS security services. In this session, learn about the AWS SRA and how you and your team’s might rely on the AWS SRA to design and secure your cloud hosted workloads. Also learn how they help achieve security objectives, where they can be best deployed and managed in your AWS accounts, and how they interact with other security services.

Date & Time:

June 1, 2023 | 12 - 1 PM


About Manny Landron


 

VP- Cloud Security | Enabling teams to adopt and secure AWS cloud leveraging automation as a work force multiplier.

 


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About the Event

The use of Generative AI has exploded in the last year, surprising and delighting most consumers in its rise from relative obscurity. Every day there’s a new product or service taking advantage of Generative AI, and it seems that if you don’t use them you’ll be left behind. In this session we’ll look at how this AI revolution occurred, the risks and benefits of using Generative AI services, and some key tooling capabilities and best practices for governance and control in a business environment.

Date & Time:

November 16, 2023 | 12 - 1 PM

Meet the Speaker


Patrick McNeil

Senior Security Architect,  GuidePoint Security

Patrick is a Sr. Security Architect for GuidePoint Security, specializing in application security and DevSecOps programs, API Security, and AI / ML. His background includes software development, system architecture design, network engineering, and security in the defense, banking, and telecom industries. Patrick is a hacker and #telephreak at heart, passionate about teaching and mentoring. He has shared his knowledge at a number of conferences, including DEFCON, DerbyCon, BSidesLV and local BSides events, CarolinaCon, CackalackyCon, regional OWASP meetings, and various telecom industry and fraud prevention forums. Patrick enjoys growing his local security community by volunteering with BSidesRDU and CackalackyCon, and is the president of a nonprofit Oak City Locksport.

 

 

 

 


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About the Event

Join us on October 5th from 12-1 PM for the latest on where our cyber-attack surface is growing and how to reduce the risk posed by key cyber threats from nation states to critical infrastructure to malicious use of  AI.  We are fortunate to have a panel of front-line subject matter experts who will share their knowledge of the cyber threat challenges they face every day.

Date & Time:

October 5, 2023 | 12 - 1 PM

Meet the Speakers


Panelists:

Chris Cope,  Field Supervisor, FBI

Sean Stalzer, Director, Cyber Security, Dominion Energy Services

Lance James, Founder and CEO of Unit221B,  Former Deloitte Head of Cyber Intelligence, and Chief Scientist for Flashpoint

Moderator:

Beth Bergin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Practice, Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black

 

 

 

 


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About the Event

The rapid scaling of quantum computers is approaching an inflection point, with profound implications for multiple industries. The business advantage is insurmountable in pharmaceutical, finance, energy, intelligence, and many other fields. It will separate the haves from the have-nots to become market leaders. The dark side is the impact to virtually all digital networks today, including all the cybersecurity tools used to protect modern enterprise and critical infrastructure. The issue is “harvest now, decrypt later” which enables the future exploitation of any data collected today and before a transition to post-quantum cryptography. However, there are powerful solutions and tools to begin preparing now.

Date & Time:

March 9, 2023 | 12 - 1 PM

Meet the Speaker


 

Denis Mandich, CTO of Qrypt

 

 

 

 


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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

Join the #rvatech community for an exclusive look inside the 2024 general assembly. Hear from a panel of local lawmakers about where our technology ecosystem currently stands and where it’s hoping to go.

 

Event Details

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Hosted at Bartizan – Short Pump
4035 Whittall Way, Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

 

Tickets + Registration

Pricing:

Non-Member: $75 | Member: $50


Featured Legislators

Bob Osmond

CIO

VITA

Kim Taylor

Virginia House of Delegates - District 63

Michelle Maldonado

Virginia House of Delegates - District 50

Moderator - Twann Atkins

rvatech/Policy Chair

AWS

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About the Event

Join the #rvatech community for an exclusive look inside the 2023 general assembly. Hear from a panel of local lawmakers about where our technology ecosystem currently stands and where it’s hoping to go.

 

Event Details

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Hosted at Bartizan – Short Pump
4035 Whittall Way, Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

 

Tickets + Registration

Pricing:

Non-Member: $75 | Member: $50


Featured Legislators

Nicole Riley

Deputy Secretary of Commerce & Trade

Senator Jeremy McPike

Senate of Virginia

Delegate Roxann Robinson

District 27

Moderator - Twann Atkins

rvatech/Policy Chair

AWS

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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

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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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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

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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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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Tracks

Keynotes

Agenda

2023 Speakers

Ian Major

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Joltz

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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2024 Call for Papers

The Women in Technology Conference is a platform for women technologists to speak and share their knowledge with others. Conference participants are looking forward to hearing from engaging speakers who are informative, articulate, and able to provide recommendations. Attendees seek the ability to transform the viable examples provided into opportunities to expand their capabilities.

Learn More & Submit a Proposal

2023 Agenda

Meet the 2023 Speakers

Nazzic Keene

CEO

SAIC

Christina Smith

Director of Consulting and Salesforce Architect

CGI

Belinda McDowell

Vice President, Head of Operations

Capital One Software

Shalini Goyal

Senior Manager Team Lead - Cyber Technical

Capital One

Lyn McDermid

Secretary of Administration

Virginia

Nick Anderson

AVP, Data Science

Carmax

Ashley Ford

Director, Data Science

Carmax

Amy Braden

Director Security Governance

VITA

Diane Carnohan

CISO

Virginia Department of Education

Stephanie Williams-Hayes

CISO

VDH

Ayisha Minter

Flight Instructor

Wing

Terry Ellis

Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs

Comcast

Amelia De Jesus

Vice President of Workforce Solutions

Wireless Infrastructure Association

Tamarah Holmes

Director, Office of Broadband

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Neera Jain

Technical & Team Lead, Enterprise Directory Services

AIS Network

Keira D'Amato

Athlete & Owner

PR Run & Walk by Keira D’Amato

Laurie Head

Owner & CMCO

AIS Network

Jessica Beavers

Information Security & Risk Management Officer (ISRMO)

Library of Virginia

Heather Walker

Managing Director

Deloitte

Dr. Joi Williams

Professor of Information Logisitics Technology,

Virginia State University

Lessie Oliver-Clark

Professor of Information Logisitics Technology

Virginia State University

Dr. Carol Parish

Professor of Chemistry

University of Richmond

Khawlah Harasheh

Professor of Information Systems Technology

Reynolds Community College

Allison Boulais

VP Cyber Security

Capital One

Rebecca Haydock

Director

Central Virginia Small Business Development Center

Dan Myers

Co-Founder & Managing Director

42Phi Ventures

Tracey Greene

Executive Director

Charlottesville Business Innovation Council

Meg Pryde

CEO

Brandefy

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 29, 2024

Location

Hermitage Country Club

1248 Hermitage Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Schedule

10 AM – Morning Bar + Warm-Up

 

11 AM – Shotgun Start | Scramble 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 with the #rvatech on the course with friends and clients for a day of fun and golf at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot!


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Date

May 8, 2023

Location

Hermitage Country Club

1248 Hermitage Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Schedule

10 AM – Morning Bar + Warm-Up

 

11 AM – Shotgun Start | Scramble 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!


We're currently sold out!

If your rvatech/ membership includes a company foursome – please contact Lindsay Money at Lindsay@rvatech.com

 

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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

 
Register now for the webinar.

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

 

 

Register now for the webinar.

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


Register now for the webinar.

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

 

 

Register now for the webinar.

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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

 

 

Register now for the webinar.

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.

 

Register now!

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

 
Register now!

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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About

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

 

Panelists:

David Der

Co-founder & Chief AI Officer | Vectari

Miriam Friedel

Senior Director, Machine Learning Engineering | Capital One

Moderator:

Chris Busse | Terazo

 


Event Details

Schedule:

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

 

Bartizan
4035 Whittal Way

Glen Allen, VA

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.

Tickets

Speakers

Miriam Friedel

Senior Director, Machine Learning Engineering

Capital One

David Der

Co-founder & Chief AI Officer

Vectari

About

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

 

Panelists:

Melanie Frank / Managing VP, Cyber Security / Capital One

Mike McLaurin / Director, Global Cyber Security / CoStar

Sean Stalzer / Director, Cyber Security / Dominion Energy

 

Moderator:

LaLisha Hurt / CISO & Advisor / Splunk


Event Details

Schedule:

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

 

Bartizan
4035 Whittal Way

Glen Allen, VA

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.

This event is sold out. Please join our mailing list for notification on upcoming breakfast events.

Speakers

Melanie Frank

Managing VP, Cyber Security

Capital One

Mike McLaurin

Director, Global Cyber Security

CoStar

LaLisha Hurt

CISO and Advisor

Splunk

About

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

 

Panelists:

Terri Ripley / CIO / OrthoVirginia

Ellen Wiegand / CIO / VCU Health

 

Moderator:

Deborah Cassidy / Partner  / Fortium Partners


Event Details

Schedule:

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

 

Hosted at The Marriot Short Pump
4240 Dominion Blvd

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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.

Speakers

Terri Ripley

CIO

OrthoVirginia

Ellen Wiegand

CIO

VCU Health

Deborah Cassidy

Partner

Fortium Partners

About

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

 

Panelists:

Christina Hollingsworth / CIO / Sabra

Todd Florence / CIO / Estes Express Line

John Fottrell / CIO / Allianz

 

Moderator:

Melanie Murphy / AVP – Technology Business Management  / CarMax


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

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.

 


Speakers

Christina Hollingsworth

CIO

Sabra

Todd Florence

CIO

Estes Express Lines

John Fottrell

CIO

Allianz

Melanie Murphy

AVP - Technology Business Management

CarMax

Thanks to our Sponsor

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About

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

 

Moderator: Sonali Shetty | Kova Digital

 

Panelists:

Cathy Doss | CDO | Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Karen Bernhard | CDO | Citi Bank

Gautam Puranik | CDO | CarMax


Event Details

Schedule:

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

 

Hosted at Bartizan – Event Venue
4035 Whittall Way, Henrico, VA 23060

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.

 


Karen Bernhard

Chief Data Officer

Citi

Cathy Doss

Chief Data Officer

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Gautam Puranik

Head of Business Strategy & Analytics and Chief Data Officer

CarMax

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About

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.

 


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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

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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Join the Richmond Technology Council for Tech on Tap at Triple Crossing Midlo!

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


Event Details

July 19, 2023

5:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Pricing:

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


Location

Triple Crossing Midlo

1101 Winterfield Crossing, Midlothian, VA 23113


Event Details

March 7, 2023

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location

River City Roll

939 Myers St, Richmond, VA 23230

Pricing

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


 

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

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


This Event Is Currently Accepting Sponsors

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!


Thank you to our Event Sponsors

 

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:

 

• Develop new applications and groundbreaking AI

• 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!


Sponsored by

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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!


Menu

Assorted Beers:

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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