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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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Regardless of your business or personal activity, it is hard to deny that technology and innovation are impacting and changing the way we all operate. Be part of the growing technology movement right here in Southern Piedmont by joining the SPTC. Pro-rated memberships are currently available for the remainder of the year. 

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CyberUp Summit

On October 29th, hear from renowned speaker John Sileo as he shares his personal story of cyber attack and how he overcame the challenges that resulted. John has been featured as a security expert on Rachael Ray, Fox & Friends, 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper, and is a contributor for USA Today and the Washington Post & Kiplinger. We also have an excellent line-up of speakers throughout the day. 

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Governor Northam Announces Microsoft Corporation’s Sixth Expansion in Mecklenburg County
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