What is the SPTC?

The Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) is a member based organization consisting of technology companies and advocates from Southern Virginia. Through our networking meetings, conferences and banquets, we have aimed at building on our membership base, educating the community, facilitating discussion with, and increasing Southern Piedmont’s exposure to other parts of Virginia.

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The SPTC Program and Marketing committee have provided COVID-19 resources to assist our members
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The SPTC is a member-based organization consisting of technology companies, high-tech industries, technology educators, local governments, and other technology advocates from Southern Virginia. Since the inception, the SPTC has been an advocate and voice in stressing the importance of the need for the region to invest in technology.

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Greetings!  As our country begins to return to life-as-we-knew-it before the pandemic, the SPTC looks forward to holding our first 2021 in-person event on July 8.  I hope you will join us for upcoming interesting and informative Tech at Lunch featuring tech topics and speakers from around the Southern Piedmont!  In the mean time, you can click here to watch the recordings of past webinars of interest to you. 

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Averett University Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Averett Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation serves as an academic-learning lab and entrepreneurial gateway for students, connecting them with the region’s economic environment while accelerating and supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in southern Virginia.

At the Center, John Vigouroux, Chief Entrepreneurship and Innovation Officer, and Averett faculty members work to create new multidisciplinary learning methods with an intense entrepreneurship focus and feature hands-on work with businesses, organizations and other regional partners.

On May 13th, John Vigouroux shared an overview of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and discussed how it will benefit their students and our region

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Member Spotlight – The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is a hard one to miss if you travel through Danville at any point in your life. But what few passersby know is that IALR is home to a diverse group of powerful and effective departments: Advanced learning, applied research, advanced manufacturing, economic development, and conference services.  While the staff members in each of these departments have different goals and purposes, they work in tandem to provide “the region’s toolbox,” for us all.  Discover what an important role the IALR plays as an economic catalyst for our region!

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SOVA Innovation Hub Tech at Lunch

The SOVA Innovation Hub brings together business and education partners to offer innovative programs that inspire people to pursue digital careers and entrepreneurship.

On March 11th Lauren Mathena, Mid-Atlantic Broadband; Jeremy Satterfield, Microsoft; and Rebecca Stimson, SOVA Innovation Hub discussed the exciting opportunities that the Innovation Hub will provide for our region. They also provided a virtual tour of their 15,000 state-of-the-art facility in South Boston which includes a co-working space, training centers, and a Microsoft Experience Center. 

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Virtually Tour GO TEC’s Training Lab

On February 11th, Dr. Tammy Hurt and Jacob Taylor gave an overview of this exciting program that is training our future workforce and provided a virtual tour of the new state-of-the-art training lab housed at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. View the recording below

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Miss a Webinar? 

View our collection of past webinar recordings. Topics include Productive Online Meetings, SEO, Online Banking, Online Recruitment and Talent Attraction, Southern VA Broadband Update, and Cybersecurity: Response, Remediation And Recovery.

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2021 memberships are available now!
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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Fight the Phish!
Week Two of Cybersecurity Awareness Month: FIGHT THE PHISH What is phishing? According to Imperva:   “Phishing is a type of social…
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Member Spotlight – The Danville Otterbots
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Member Spotlight – Pittsylvania County Schools
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President’s Message – Kelly Shotwell
Greetings!  As our country begins to return to life-as-we-knew-it before the pandemic, the SPTC looks forward to holding our first 2021 in-person…
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Member Spotlight – The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Member Spotlight – The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is a hard one to…
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Member Spotlight – Sovah Health
Member Spotlight – Sovah Health An apple a day used to keep the doctor away, but not anymore.  Thanks to the addition…
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Pittsylvania County Will See Expanded Broadband Thanks to RiverStreet
RiverStreet Networks will connect more Pittsylvania County homes to the internet through 2022 CHATHAM – If you listen closely in Pittsylvania County,…
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Member Spotlight – City of Danville
Member Spotlight – City of Danville New York isn’t the only city that never sleeps.  The City of Danville, Virginia stands ready…
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