New Keynotes and Panelists Announced for NVTC's 2018 Capital Data Summit

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Amazon Web Services’ Alan Halachmi and Ben Snively are newest headliners for Feb. 28 event

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today new keynotes and panelists for the second annual Capital Data Summit on February 28, 2018. The event will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner and will feature keynote speakers and panels offering unique insights into how big data and analytics are transforming industries and producing results for organizations.

New this year, the Summit will include a University Data Challenge during which student teams from George Mason University, The George Washington University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech will leverage data science tools and techniques to analyze and propose solutions to Veteran suicide, a national pressing issue. Data Challenge winners will be announced at the closing reception.

New Summit speakers include:

  • Alan Halachmi, Senior Manager, Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services (KEYNOTE)
  • Ben Snively, Principal Solution Architect, Data and Analytics, Amazon Web Services (KEYNOTE)
  • Isaac S. Cronkhite, Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, United States Postal Service (GOVERNMENT PANEL)
  • Jennifer Hanna, Enterprise Data and Information Management, General Services Administration (GOVERNMENT PANEL)
  • David Link, CEO, ScienceLogic (VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL)

William Ruh, Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital, and Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, GE, will also keynote the Summit.

There will also be unparalleled networking opportunities and a technology showcase at which the region’s big data and analytics companies will promote their products and services, network and connect with potential customers, partners, investors and employees.

As one of the nation’s premier high-tech centers, the Greater Washington region is home to a rapidly growing number of firms that generate significant revenue from creating, analyzing and using data, or providing the tools and skills needed to support the big data ecosystem. The Capital Data Summit will provide tremendous business development and educational value for NVTC members and the entire technology community. View the Summit agenda here.

February 28, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration, Program and Exhibits

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, Va. 22102

To register as a member of the press, please contact Alexa Magdalenski at 703-904-7878, ext. 207 or email amagdalenski(at)nvtc(dot)org.

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

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at

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