Sat. Jan 28th, 2023

With the entire speak of tech layoffs and a crunch within the tech market, it’s essential to keep in mind that open know-how positions proceed to far outpace the availability of expertise – notably within the Northern Virginia area, the place know-how innovation and authorities want meet.

ClearanceJobs lately chatted with Jennifer Taylor, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Expertise Council. NVTC is the area’s know-how commerce group and on the coronary heart of cybersecurity progress within the nation’s capital. Taylor described the position of NVTC, which is complete. At it’s coronary heart, NVTC is a hub and “regional tech council that brings collectively all of the gamers in our vibrant tech system,” Taylor defined.

Northern Virginia advantages from its location outdoors of the nation’s capital together with expertise “born out of universities and faculties.” And whereas there are various gamers within the area who’re family names – firms like AWS and CACI, “there are such a lot of improbable tech firms in our area that individuals might not be conscious of.”

And that’s the place a tech council like NVTC is available in.

“It’s actually unbelievable if you meet these innovators and study these merchandise and applied sciences they’re advancing,” stated Taylor. Firms like Airgility, GroupSense, Shift5, Tenable, and various voices throughout the tech and authorities house can come collectively and collaborate on mission want and technological innovation.

“We deliver that entire tech ecosystem collectively,” stated Taylor. That helps firms in quite a lot of methods. Applied sciences can companion with service suppliers and assist features, and discovering the appropriate companion can actually assist make your entire tech neighborhood stronger.

Tech 100 Highlights Hottest Tech Firms

One program NVTC is gearing up for at the moment is Tech 100. Tech 100 “highlights the cutting-edge firms, executives, innovators, NextGen leaders, and rising stars who’re driving innovation, implementing new options for his or her clients, and main the area’s progress.” A particular awards ceremony and pink carpet occasion is being held to honor award recipients December 6 at Capital One Corridor. Tickets are nonetheless accessible. 

“Award applications are essential as a result of it’s the chance to spotlight up and coming firms, begin up firms,” stated Taylor. “Additionally, it’s actually essential for firms to acknowledge the individuals behind their tech innovation.”

Tech 100 is only one alternative gathering collectively leaders, particular person technologists and enterprise professionals within the area to attach, collaborate, and community. NVTC isn’t only for senior executives, however a spot all gamers throughout the house can come collectively to plan their subsequent alternative.

“The following technology of expertise and these leaders are what make our area so improbable,” stated Taylor.



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