Upcoming events: Veteran & Military Virtual Career Day set for Nov. 4; E-101 coming Nov. 9; other events focus on innovation and cyber
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October 19, 2021
Are you a veteran, transitioning military, or a military spouse looking to transition into a new job or shift your career? Interview November 4 at Veteran & Military Virtual Career Day with almost 60 leading companies and organizations in Northern Virginia, from Fortune 500 giants to small and veteran-owned businesses, collectively hiring for over 7,000 positions across many industry sectors.
During the event, candidates can interview with more than 50 companies and organizations in Northern Virginia. Prominent regional employers including Altamira, Amazon, CACI, Cox Communications, Hilton, ICF, Inova Health System, Leidos, ManTech, Microsoft, Navy Federal Credit Union, Peraton, Verizon – and many more – are collectively hiring for more than 7,000 positions across sectors ranging from IT to healthcare. All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome, and attendees do not need to live in Northern Virginia to interview with hiring companies.
Mason hosting Accelerate 2022 to focus on regional innovation and investment
Fairfax-based George Mason University is hosting Accelerate 2022, a venture capital conference today and tomorrow (October 19 and 20) on Mason’s Arlington Campus. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in partnership with local and state economic development organizations and innovative corporations, the goal is to showcase the next generation of cutting-edge ideas, technologies, and startups in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia for investors.
Keynote speakers are Paul Misener, vice president, global innovation policy and communications at Amazon, and Bobby Franklin, CEO and president of the National Venture Capital Association. Here is a full list of panelists and speakers.
NVTC’s Capital Cybersecurity Summit coming Friday
The Northern Virginia Technology Council will host its 6th annual NVTC Capital Cybersecurity Summit on Friday, October 22, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner and virtually via Airmeet. The event will cover the latest cybersecurity policies and serve as a gathering for the best and brightest minds in the cyber and national security sectors. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is a sponsor of the summit.
This year’s summit will bring together a diverse group of industry leaders to discuss the challenges, risks and opportunities when setting and implementing federal cybersecurity policies; as well as the practicalities of defending the nation’s critical cyber infrastructure and mitigating new and emerging threats. Keynote speakers are Jen Easterly, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Amit Yoran, chairman and CEO, Tenable.
Panel discussions will include speakers from globally recognized organizations and will cover the following topics:
National policies to help defend our nation
Practical realities of defending our nation’s critical infrastructure
How cybersecurity innovation bridges the gap between policy and practice
The summit also will feature the 3rd annual NVTC Capital Cybersecurity Awards. Finalists include:
Cyber CEO of the Year
Grant Elliot, Ostendio
Linda LaRoche, Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI)
Gilman Louie, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
Michael Volk, GuidePoint Security
John Wood, Telos
Cyber Company of the Year
Two Six Technologies
Cyber Deal of the Year
Two Six Technologies
Cyber Executive of the Year
Rob Palmer, ShorePoint
Anubhav Raj, Aligned
Cyber Government Contractor of the Year
22nd Century Technologies
Cyber Startup of the Year
Entrepreneurship workshop set for Nov. 9, will spotlight Favor TechConsulting CEO
Presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in partnership with the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, the Community Business Partnership and the U.S. Small Business Administration, this webinar will provide the business fundamentals needed to successfully start a business.
Join our panel of small business experts for an interactive webinar on how to start your business. We will provide you with informative step-by-step information sessions that will cover registering your business, permitting requirements, business feasibility and business plan basics, business certifications, financing options and government resources.
In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear Montgomery discuss her entrepreneurial journey and share her tips for business success.
A veteran with a 30-year record of service in the U.S. Army that culminated as chief information officer for the Army Surgeon General at the rank of colonel, Montgomery founded Favor TechConsulting (FTC) in 2007 to work with electronic health records and improve the quality of care for our nation’s veterans. FTC is delivering next-generation digital transformation to the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies.
Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit set for Nov. 10
The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, the region’s largest annual marketing event, brings together over 500 CMOs, senior marketers, communicators, agency professionals and technology executives, will be held live at Capital One Hall in Tysons on November 10.
Sponsored the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, the summit features dozens of panels, keynotes, and presentations on the most important issues facing marketers. This year’s summit will be held alongside the PR Summit DC, the region’s largest annual event for communications, public relations, public affairs and media practitioners. Attendees will be able to attend sessions at both conferences.