The Near Future of Drones in Loudoun and Beyond

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic Development To see other articles by Vanessa, click here Loudoun County is working to establish itself as an early adopter in the unmanned aerial systems space by attracting companies that manufacture, operate and support drones. Although the industry focus is new for many jurisdictions, Loudoun has already had almost a dozen […]

Rapid Mobile Application Prototyping

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Tim Reichert, EnergySherlock Mobile Application (MA) growth will total some 210 billion annual installs on users’ devices between 2016 and 2020, and generate an estimated $57 billion in direct revenue to MA developers (source International Data Corporation). MA’s have been successful in solving a wide variety of consumer and business challenges in all major […]

How Will Blockchain Impact Your Future?

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Loudoun Tech Coalition committee member, Joel Scharlat, President, IVEA Consulting The most recent Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Technology Coalition event highlighted the growing trend of Smart Cities. These networked cities are emerging all over the world and Loudoun is lucky to have one in our own backyard – Loudoun’s first stop on […]

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Get Out and TECH!

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic Development To see other articles by Vanessa, click here Some of the best technology-enabled firms started with a few people in a basement. The importance of putting your nose down and getting to work cannot be overstated; however, networking and building a community should not be ignored by technologists. Research released […]

Innovation Starts in the Classroom

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here For the past several years, one of the greatest challenges faced by organizations in the DMV has been acquiring talent. While Virginia boasts the second highest concentration of technology workers in the country, the fast growth of our firms and influx of new […]

Are smart cities walking a tightrope between utopia and chaos?

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here The Loudoun Technology Coalition received a great response from the community regarding last month’s event, “How Smart Cities Will Make Your Business Smarter”. Over 60 attendees met for a discussion featuring speakers from Amazon Web Services and 22 Capital Partners. The topic focused on […]

WannaCry? How to Prevent Your Data

by Andrea Lucas

Carlo Espiritu, Principal, Triple Point Security Regardless of which circles you run in, cybersecurity and cloud security events permeate our lives.  In May, the WannaCry ransomware infected over 200,000 computers across the globe, disrupting healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, among other industries.  There are ongoing investigations for alleged state-sponsored cyber attacks designed to meddle with last year’s […]

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Women Seeing More Entrepreneurial Success

by Andrea Lucas

By: Vanessa Wagner, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manager, Loudoun County Department of Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here The gender gap is closing in entrepreneurship. According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Business report, between 2007 and 2016, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45 percent, a rate that is 5 times the […]

What Is a Smart City, and Why You Should Care

by Andrea Lucas

By Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun County Economic DevelopmentTo see other articles by Vanessa, click here If you work or live in Loudoun, by now you’ve probably heard rumblings about the upcoming development Gramercy District. You may have also heard the mixed-use community surrounding Gramercy described as a “smart city.” What’s all the fuss about, and why should you […]

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Dear Bev: Launching a Mobile App

by Andrea Lucas

 Thank you to Brian Tinsman of Loudoun County Department of Economic Developement for this information!  To read more “Dear Bev” columns, click here. Dear Bev,I run small business in western Loudoun, and we are ready to launch our first mobile app. The problem is that I don’t know what functionality the app should have. Any advice? […]