Northern Virginia Technology Council to Auction Meetings with C-Level Technology Executives to Support Veterans Employment

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Inaugural NVTC CXO Auction to Benefit the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) will host the Inaugural NVTC CXO Auction on Feb.4, 2015. During this exciting new event, regional and industry c-level executives will be auctioned off to raise money for NVTC's Veterans Employment Initiative, which provides tools and resources to match veterans with employment opportunities in Virginia's technology community. During the live auction event, attendees will bid electronically to win one-on-one meetings with c-level leaders. The event’s lead sponsor is Comcast Business, and the live auction will be emceed by NBC4’s Chuck Bell.

Auctioned executives are CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CFOs and CMOs with a total combined budget of more than $1 billion to spend on tech solutions in 2015-2016. Participating CXOs are looking to meet qualified vendors for future projects in areas ranging from cloud computing, SaaS, data centers and IT infrastructure to cybersecurity, mobile, data analytics and virtual reality.

Winning bidders are guaranteed a meeting with their auctioned executive within 12 months, during which they can gain insight, pitch future plans or receive advice. Some auction packages go beyond a meeting to include lunch, dinner or wine tasting.

Executives being auctioned include:

Anne K. Altman, General Manager, US Federal and Government Industries, IBM Corporation
& Dr. Jane Snowdon, Chief Innovation Officer, IBM Federal*
Peter Campbell, CIO, Sprint*
Teresa Carlson, Vice President, World Wide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
& Steve Schmidt, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Amazon Web Services
Kelly Clark, CIO, MAXIMUS*
Carly Fiorina, former CEO, HP*
Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Bill Hills, CIO, Navy Federal Credit Union*, Paul Lough, CTO, Navy Federal Credit Union*
& Tony Gallardy, Deputy CIO, Navy Federal Credit Union
Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman & CEO, ICF International*
Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO, NVTC*
Thomas Kramer, CFO, Opower*
Tony Moraco, CEO, SAIC*
Shailesh Prakash, CIO and Vice President of Technology, The Washington Post*
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
Chris Sullivan, CIO, Serco* & James Schifalacqua, Chief Information Security Officer, Serco*
Kevin Timmons, CTO, CyrusOne* & Scott Brueggeman, CMO, CyrusOne*
John Thomas, CSO, Leidos*
Ajay Waghray, CIO, Verizon Enterprise Solutions*
Tom Woteki, CTO, Acentia*

*CXOs that will be in attendance for the in person auction (as of 1/14/15).

Auction packages include meetings and excursions such as lunch at the Four Seasons in New York City with Steve Forbes of Forbes Media; a meeting with Teresa Carlson, Vice President, World Wide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services & Steve Schmidt, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Amazon Web Services; a business meeting with SAIC CEO Tony Moraco and an authentic Italian dinner for up to six (6) people hosted by Tony and his wife Cathy; as well as many more opportunities! Click here to read more about the exciting meeting packages offered by our auctioned executives.

DATE: Feb. 4, 2015

TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Registration and Auction

LOCATION: Ferrari & Maserati of Washington
45235 Towlern Place
Dulles, VA
Directions to Ferrari & Maserati of Washington

REGISTRATION: To register as a member of the press, please contact Sarah Jones at 703-904-7878, ext. 207 or email sjones(at)nvtc(dot)org.

The event is free for press, but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry.

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