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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


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.


July 13, 2022


1 – 4 PM


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

Featuring Former Governor Terry McAuliffe


Streamed live for registered technology council members only via Zoom.


** Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidate Glenn Youngkin Pending **

Time + Date

Monday, August 16, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Meet Former Governor Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe is a lifelong entrepreneur and previously served as the 72nd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2014-2018. As governor, Terry focused on making the Commonwealth welcome and inclusive and building a 21st century economy that created jobs and expanded economic opportunity for Virginians.


During his tenure, Terry brought 200,000 jobs to the Commonwealth, reduced unemployment, and raised personal income over 13%. He invested in workforce development and infrastructure, laid the groundwork for Virginia to be a national leader in clean energy, and helped build a solid cyber ecosystem in the Commonwealth.


He and his wife Dorothy have been married for over 30 years and have five children. They live in McLean with their dogs Daisy and Trooper.

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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


Jay Atkinson

AIS Network

Tricia Harper


Chris Cheatham

Daly Computer

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About the Event

Join the #rvatech community for an exclusive look inside the 2022 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, January 5, 2022 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


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



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Non-Member: $75 | Member: $50

Featured Legislators

Moderator - Twann Atkins

rvatech/Policy Chair + Solutions Architect


Heidi Cook

Senior Vice President

Old Dominion Public Affairs

Senator Ryan McDougle

Senate of Virginia

4th District

Patrick Cushing


Williams Mullen

About the Event

Featuring Former Gubernatorial Candidate, Glenn Youngkin


Streamed live for registered technology council members only via Zoom.


Time + Date

Monday, October 4, 2021 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Meet Gubernatorial Candidate Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Youngkin is a homegrown Virginian who grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach. As his father changed jobs, Glenn learned that moving around didn’t equal moving up – nothing was handed to him. From his first job washing dishes and frying eggs at a diner in Virginia Beach, Glenn embraced hard work and responsibility to help his family when his father lost his job. His determination to succeed earned him multiple high school basketball honors in Virginia and an athletic scholarship to college.


After earning an engineering degree at Rice University, and his MBA at Harvard Business School, Glenn and his wife Suzanne moved to Northern Virginia. Glenn landed a job at The Carlyle Group, where he spent the next 25 years. Working his way to the top of the company, Glenn played a key role in building Carlyle into one of the leading investment firms in the world. His efforts have helped fund the retirements of teachers, police officers, firefighters and other frontline public servants and supported hundreds of thousands of American jobs. 


Married for 26 years to his amazing wife Suzanne, Glenn is a dedicated father of four wonderful children. Their family journey has been and continues to be guided by their faith.


From his life experiences, Glenn has developed the skills and character to lead Virginia with humility and courage. He has the know-how to get Virginia moving again and rebuild it into the best place to live, work and raise a family in America.

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

January 7th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:30pm


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


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


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Webinar Speakers

Delegate Carrie Coyner

Senator Monty Mason

Delegate C.E. (Cliff) Hayes Jr.

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