2019 Committee Spotlight: Loudoun Technology Committee

by KC Repage

  Thank you to Vanessa Wagner, Chair of the Loudoun Technology Committee, for answering a few of our questions. The Loudoun Technology Committee meets the 3rd Friday of each month at 9 a.m. Learn more about the Loudoun Technology Committee.   1. What is the mission of your committee in your own words? The Tech […]

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Leveraging Q&A to Take Advantage of Google’s AI Strategy

by Andrea Winey

By Kristine Jacobson, CEO, Conveyance Marketing Group Last year Google announced the addition of FAQ and Q&A formats to the structured data it collects from websites to generate “search snippets,” or “knowledge panels”. Websites with a question and answer function can now be featured in the carousel or right-hand panel views that the search engine […]

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Small Business and Cyber Security Threats: A David and Goliath Story

by Andrea Winey

Written By: Sindi Major-Martinez, CEO and Founder of CEM Solutions Group To learn more about the Loudoun Technology Coalition, click here. For many small businesses, dealing with cyber security can feel daunting and like an unfair fight.  Like David vs. Goliath, it can feel like we are weak compared to all the cyber threats out […]

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Policing the Cloud: Event Preview

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Joel Scharlat for this blog post. Register for the event, “Policing the Cloud,” on October 29, 2018 here. Cloud computing is not a new concept (as a matter of fact, we’ve moved beyond the cloud to ‘fog’ computing for some applications, but we can discuss that more later). Within the information technology […]

Deliver Uncompromised: The Department of Defense’s Latest Security Initiative

by Andrea Winey

This post originally appeared on Aronson, LLC‘s website. Thank you to the authors, Payal Vadhani & John Peatross. Join us for our upcoming Loudoun Tech Coalition event, Policing the Cloud, on October 29th. Register Here In recent months, the Department of Defense declared a new initiative called “Deliver Uncompromised,” which aims to improve the private sector’s […]

The Loudoun Technology Coalition Solicits Advice from a Panel of Blockchain Experts

by Andrea Winey

Written by: Tom Finkenbinder, New Edge Analytics In May, the Technology Coalition of Loudoun County hosted an event on blockchain.  Coalition co-chair Paul McNeal worked with the panelists who represented business process engineering, enterprise IT and data center integration of blockchain, and purposeful blockchain applications built by developers.  Generally, the question was asked, “How would […]

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Stay Smart with your Smart Devices: IoT & Cybersecurity

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Joel Scharlat, IVEA Consulting [The following is an adapted excerpt of a previously posted blog article. The full post can be read here.] Now that the holidays are behind us, we can begin to slowly wean ourselves off peppermint mochas, candy canes, and hot chocolate. For anyone who received a smart anything this […]

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MilAdvisor Helps Increase Access to Capital for Startups

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Vanessa Wagner, Loudoun Economic Development A survey of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in 43 countries found that the elements of the ecosystem of greatest concern to entrepreneurs are funding and finance, human resources, and market opportunity. With funding and finance topping the list of concerns for small businesses, it’s important that Loudoun County […]

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New Interagency Program Links Technology Companies and State Government

by Andrea Winey

Shared by Conaway B. Haskins III, Extension Specialist, Economic & Entrepreneurial Development; Virginia Cooperative Extension | Virginia Tech Richmond Center On Monday, November 27, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has partnered with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to research, share and evaluate businesses who have made advancements in information technology (IT) that may be […]

The Near Future of Drones in Loudoun and Beyond

by Andrea Winey

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 […]