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The Inaugural Virginia Technology Summit will be held on August 21st, 2024 in Northern Virginia from 8am-4pm.

Please excuse our mess as this page is a work in progess. Examples and current sponsors are listed below.

This B-B event is targeted for the Technology and Security community.  Attendees consist of IT/IS Executives and Direct reports across all verticals within the state of Virginia interested in Networking, Researching/Learning, Career Advancement, and Purchasing. Attend the Virginia Technology Summit to get the right tools and make vital connections to best prepare your company for the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.

Governing Body Members


We would like to thank all of our 2024 sponsors for being a part of the Inaugural Virginia Technology Summit. From being a sponsor, you will be recognized for the education and mission your company contributes to our tradeshow, panels, and sessions. Many of our sponsors have been a part of our annual summit for many years and we are proud to support them. See below for a list of our present and past sponsors. The 2024 sponsors and agenda will continually be updated as sponsors sign-up for our annual Virginia Technolgy Summit.

Platinum Sponsors


ThreatLocker® is a global cybersecurity leader, providing enterprise-level cybersecurity tools to improve the security of servers and endpoints. ThreatLocker’s combined Application Whitelisting, Ringfencing™, Storage Control and Privileged Access Management solutions are leading the cybersecurity market towards a more secure approach of blocking unknown application vulnerabilities. To learn more about ThreatLocker visit: www.threatlocker.com

Gold Sponsors


Palo Alto Networks is the world’s cybersecurity leader. We innovate to outpace cyberthreats, so organizations can embrace technology with confidence. We provide next-gen cybersecurity to thousands of customers globally, across all sectors. Our best-in-class cybersecurity platforms and services are backed by industry-leading threat intelligence and strengthened by state-of-the-art automation. Whether deploying our products to enable the Zero Trust Enterprise, responding to a security incident, or partnering to deliver better security outcomes through a world-class partner ecosystem, we’re committed to helping ensure each day is safer than the one before. It’s what makes us the cybersecurity partner of choice. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.


Unitrends Unified BCDR enables our customers with a platform to address the challenges of today with a complete and agile solution designed to backup, secure, and recover all workloads. The platform encompasses protection for traditional data center infrastructure as well as cloud-based workloads, SaaS data, and the data being generated on endpoint devices such as laptops and remote PCs. Purposeful integrations with security tools provide end-to-end protection against cybercrime and human error, inject automation and artificial intelligence to simplify complex systems and provide a unified experience with visibility across a complete backup infrastructure.

Lunch and Learn Sponsors


CyberFOX is a global cybersecurity solutions provider focused on identity access management (IAM) for IT professionals. Our two flagship products – Password Boss for password management and AutoElevate for privilege access management – supply two critical elements of a comprehensive IAM security strategy. This ability to monitor, manage and mitigate risks by controlling user access to critical information ensures organizations can tighten security defenses for themselves and their end-users. Built for the unique needs of today’s IT professionals, CyberFOX solutions simplify and improve the end-user experience by providing affordable, practicable security. To learn more about how CyberFOX helps protect businesses in more than 175 countries, visit www.cyberfox.com.


As society redefines risk and opportunity, OneTrust empowers tomorrow’s leaders to succeed through trust and impact with the Trust Intelligence Platform. The market-defining Trust Intelligence Platform from OneTrust connects privacy, GRC, ethics, and ESG teams, data, and processes, so all companies can collaborate seamlessly and put trust at the center of their operations and culture by unlocking their value and potential to thrive by doing what’s good for people and the planet.


TPx is a leading managed services provider, redefining the way enterprises grow, compete and communicate. Offering a full suite of managed IT, unified communications, network connectivity and security services, TPx has the experience and know-how to solve even the most complicated IT challenges. TPx’s team of experts help businesses simplify operations, optimize networks, improve productivity, reduce costs and keep environments secure. TPx makes IT easy.

Happy Hour Sponsor


Sophos and Data Integrity Services proudly partner to deliver superior cybersecurity outcomes by protecting companies of all sizes from the most advanced cyberthreats. We use industry leading solutions like, managed detection and response (MDR), firewall, email, endpoint, cloud protection and synchronized security. Data Integrity is proud to have received the Sophos North American Partner of the Year award four times, highlighting their steadfast devotion to delivering unrivalled service and innovative solutions.

Beverage Sponsor


Sterling is an award-winning technology solutions provider specializing in Digital Workspace, Modern Infrastructure, Connectivity, Security, Cloud, and Services. Representing over 1,800 product lines and digital brands, with top-level certifications from the industry’s best manufacturers. Sterling delivers a transformative IT experience that is ethical, consistent, transparent, and predictable.

Silver Sponsors


Blink is the first security hyperautomation copilot, backed by the largest library of pre-built workflows. With generative-AI in Blink, now anyone can generate an automated workflow to handle repetitive tasks or enforce security policies – simply by typing a prompt.


Cato provides the world’s most robust single-vendor SASE platform, converging Cato SD-WAN and a complete cloud-native security service edge, Cato SSE 360, including Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) into a global cloud service. Cato. Ready for Whatever’s Next.


"Simply put, our vision is to build a more helpful Google for everyone, no matter who you are, where you live, or what you’re hoping to accomplish.” Pixel for Business. Empowering businesses to reimagine work. With its advanced security features, long-term software support, and seamless collaboration capabilities, Pixel for Business can help your business stay productive and secure.

Presentation Sponsors


C1st Technologies is a leading Information Technology solutions provider based in Denver, Colorado where C1st stands for Customer First! As a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider for Office 365 and Azure, we offer comprehensive and tailored solutions that optimize productivity and streamline business operations. Our expertise extends beyond software solutions, as we also provide managed networking and security services, ensuring robust and reliable connectivity while safeguarding valuable data. Additionally, our capabilities encompass IT hardware and software procurement, enabling us to deliver end-to-end solutions that meet our clients' specific needs. With our extensive knowledge and experience, C1st Technologies stands out in the marketplace as a trusted partner, dedicated to empowering businesses with cutting-edge technology solutions.



Cloudflare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s suite of products protect and accelerate any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request.



Enterprises and Public sector organizations rely on Cradlepoint and its Cellular Intelligence to build a reliable, secure network for fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, IoT devices, and remote employees — anywhere. A pioneer in Wireless WAN, Cradlepoint offers advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloudTM.



Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence, delivers complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. Breakthrough innovations from the Darktrace Cyber AI Research Centre in Cambridge, UK and its R&D centre in The Hague, The Netherlands have resulted in over 145 patent applications filed and significant research published to contribute to the cyber security community. Darktrace’s technology continuously learns and updates its knowledge of 'you' for an organization and applies that understanding to achieve an optimal state of cyber security. It is delivering the first ever Cyber AI Loop, fuelling a continuous end-to-end security capability that can autonomously prevent, detect, and respond to novel, in-progress threats in real time. Darktrace employs over 2,200 people around the world and protects c.8,800 organizations globally from advanced cyber-threats. It was named one of TIME magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ in 2021.


Deepwatch is securing the digital economy by tenaciously protecting enterprise networks - everywhere, everyday. Our team, many of the most technically astute minds in cybersecurity, serves an impressive list of Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies. Deepwatch’s cloud security platform backed by exceptional engineers, developers and security experts is changing the modern SOC.


Juniper Networks challenges the inherent complexity that comes with networking in the multicloud era. We do this with products, solutions and services that transform the way people connect, work and live. We simplify the process of transitioning to a secure and automated multicloud environment to enable secure, scalable, AI-driven networks that connect the world.


Mainline is an IT solution provider serving clients across the United States and across industries. With a national team of 400+ resources, we act as an independent advisor to find the best solution for your business needs and strategy. 30+ Years of experience; 1000+ customers, 280+ IT professionals. Partnerships with best of breed solution providers. Accredited by the International Enterprise Architecture Institute (iEAi). Awards from top technology companies including IBM, Dell Technologies, NetApp, Infinidat, Red Hat, and Broadcom, and industry accolades including CRN Tech Elite 250, CRN MSP 500 Elite 150, Florida Trends Best Company, CIO Review Top Company, and more. Recipient of the State of Florida Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for creating jobs and providing opportunities for Florida families..


Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security. The Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE) platform secures people, devices, and data anywhere they go.


Splunk helps make organizations more resilient. Leading organizations use our unified security and observability platform to keep their digital systems secure and reliable. Organizations trust Splunk to prevent security, infrastructure, and application issues from becoming major incidents, absorb shocks from digital disruptions and accelerate digital transformation.

Virginia Technology Summit Agenda

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater I

Closing the Cyber AI Loop: Darktrace HEAL

Ryan Schuler, Senior Cyber Technology Specialist - Darktrace
Sponsored by: Darktrace

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater II

Securely Leveraging AI for Business Growth: The Role of Security Service Edge (SSE)

Michael Ferguson, Global Director for Security Transformation - Netskope
Sponsored by: Netskope
Presentation Giveaway: Wonderbooms Portable Bluetooth Speaker

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Main Stage

LIVE Hack: How to Protect Yourself Against Cyberattacks

Craig Stevenson, Director - ThreatLocker
Sponsored by: ThreatLocker

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tech Theater I

Cyber Resiliency and the Data Problem: Cutting Down the Noise While Solving the Resource-Poor, Data-Rich Challenge

Brian Magner, VP, Security Strategy - Deepwatch

Joshua Ohana, Senior Security Advisor - Splunk
Sponsored by: Deepwatch & Splunk

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tech Theater II

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Main Stage

Best of Both Worlds: Privileged Access Management (Lunch Included)

Mark Sokol, Vice President - CyberFOX
Sponsored by: CyberFOX

Presentation Giveaway: $250 Gift Card

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Tech Theater I

SASE is the Future...and the Future is Now! (Lunch Included)

Christopher Rudolph, Product Marketing Manager - Cato Networks
Sponsored by: Cato Networks

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Tech Theater II

Future Proofing AI Systems with Data Governance (Lunch Included)

Sam Parker, Senior Engineer Manager - OneTrust
Sponsored by: OneTrust

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Main Stage

Manage Your Unmanaged Cloud with Xpanse and Prisma Cloud

Andrew Cassera, Architect - Prisma Cloud

Alyssa Ramella, Technical Engineer - Cortex
Sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Tech Theater I

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Tech Theater II

CISO Forum: Today's Risks, and Ways to Solve Them

Wilson Bautista, Founder & CEO - Jun Cyber

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Main Stage

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Tech Theater I

AI in Action! Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Next Generation Wireless

Rich Korb, Mist Systems Engineer Director - East
Sponsored by: Juniper Networks

Presentation Giveaway: Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond 7 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Tech Theater II

Securing Your Digital Enterprise

Tony MacDonald, Security Executive - SUSE
Noe Ortega, Engineer - SUSE
Matthew Likes, Security Architect - Mainline Information Systems
Sponsored by: SUSE & Mainline Information Systems

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

2:50 - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Vendor Giveaways

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Main Stage

Panel Discussion: Success Stories Shared

Sridhar Kocharlakota, IT Director - Energy Insurance Mutual
Surendra Reddy Challapalli, VP of Technology - Citi
Russell Haupert, CIO/CTO, Director of Technology & Innovation - City of Tampa
Charles Payne, CISO/CTO - Neptune Media
Rick Rampersad, CIO - Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

4:00 PM

Main Stage

Vacation Giveaway & Conference Wrap-Up



Supporting Sponsors