SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council
SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott delivers keynote address, Gov. Bob McDonnell and former CEO of DynCorp Paul Lombardi honored
HERNDON, Va., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at TechCelebration, the annual banquet of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation. The event featured keynote remarks by SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott and the presentation of the Inaugural 2013 Innovator Awards, a new awards program honoring groundbreaking companies and technologies in our region's technology community.
NVTC also honored Gov. Bob McDonnell with the 2013 Chairman's Award for his leadership in ensuring Virginia remains a top state for business, and presented the Earle C. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award to Former CEO of DynCorp Paul Lombardi in recognition of his exceptional service to NVTC and the region's technology industry.
During his keynote address, McDermott offered insight into the powerful yet often misunderstood millennial generation, challenging technology companies to channel millennials' passion and engage them through important projects, opportunities to do charity work, and support for their careers. According to McDermott, millennials prefer to work for companies with a purpose than receive personal recognition through raises or promotions. If employers provide an environment with purpose, embrace intellectual curiosity, and create a culture where failure is acceptable, the industry will tap into millennials' considerable power as employees and consumers.
The 2013 NVTC Innovator Awards finalists and winners are listed below. Click here to read descriptions of the four winners.
Agile Systems Development
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 200,000 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; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.
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