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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rvatech/Drive Conference

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsor: TBD

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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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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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Conference Tracks

2021 Speakers

Keynote - Max Furmanov

Managing Director / Partner

Accenture

Drew Firment

SVP, Cloud Transformation

A Cloud Guru

Jack Cox

Fellow

CapTech

Kevin Cox

Cloud Architect / Lead Consultant

Impact Makers

Dennis Sharpe

Chief Technology Officer

Ippon Technologies

David Elizondo

DevOps Engineer

Ippon Technologies

Scott Miller

Software Engineer

Invoice Cloud

Gurushyam Mony

Senior Director - Platform Engineering

Invoice Cloud

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2021 rvatech/Edge - Call for Case Studies


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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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Find your future in tech through our upcoming virtual career fair


May 26, 2021 • 2 PM to 6 PM • Hosted Virtually

Discover new opportunities for growth with some of the leading pioneers in the technology industry.

FAQs

I'm a job seeker - what times are the hiring rooms open?

All hiring rooms will be live from 2-6 PM on May 26th.

Can I customize my hiring room?

Hiring rooms will be customized for the organization through logos, job postings, videos, and direct links to your website and social media outlets.

What can I view in my organization's "Interactive Hiring Room"?

•  Real-time visitors

 

•   Networking Information

 

•  Live chat/video with candidates

I'm an Employer - how can we follow up with candidates?

All candidate activity while in the hiring room is tracked and available to the organization.

 

Organizations are able to follow up with candidates by text, email, or LinkedIn directly from the Hopin platform.

Can I have multiple representatives for my organization?

Yes! Multiple representatives may be logged in to field candidate questions.

How will the company booths be organized?

Booths will be categorized by:

 

•  Tech Opportunities

 

•  Non-Tech Opportunities

 

•  Internships

"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

 

 

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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.

 

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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RESCHEDULED: This event has been rescheduled from August 25, 2021, to February 9, 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

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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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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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This Event Is Currently Accepting Sponsors

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

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.

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

Innovation in Education Award

Legislator(s) of the Year

Outstanding Collaboration in Tech

Innovation in Private Sector Award

Small Capital

Community Impact Award

Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor

Sponsorship Available

After Party Sponsor

Sponsorship Available!

People's Choice Award

Innovation in Education Award

Sponsorship Available!

Meet the Finalists Sponsor

Technology Executive of the Year

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This Event Is Currently Accepting Sponsors

Please contact Mary@rvatech.com for sponsorship information.

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

This Event Is Currently Accepting Proposals