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.

Tech Resources

The SPTC Program and Marketing committee have provided COVID-19 resources to assist our members
COVID-19 Resources

Join Us

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. The 2020 Membership Drive is underway, as a member of SPTC, you can connect with the tech community, develop professionally, and promote your organization. 


Cybersecurity: Response, Remediation and Recovery

While we could not hold the CyberUp Summit this October due to COVID-19, the Southern Piedmont Technology Council in conjunction with Averett University brought together cybersecurity experts to discuss cyber attacks and provide guidance on how to prevent them, in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness month on October 15th . The recording is available below. 



Thought about Joining?

Pro-rated membership rates are now being offered for the remainder of the year.

Member Spotlight


“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” writes Mark Twain.  The over 1,000 workers at Noblis can certainly attest to that.  Based on employee feedback, the company was ranked on October 16, 2020 as one of the top 50 large companies across North America with the Happiest Employees and the Best Work-Life Balance distinction for 2020. Discover below how this organization also makes life even better for us all.


Southern Virginia Broadband Update

Virginia’s Chief Broadband Advisor, Evan Feinman, serves as Virginia’s single point of contact and integration for broadband issues, efforts, and initiatives and to increase the availability and affordability of broadband throughout all regions of the Commonwealth. View the recording from the September 10th webinar for the broadband update Evan provided for Southern Virginia.



Member Spotlight – Noblis
“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” writes Mark Twain.  The…
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In Loving Memory of Bill Stephens
William  B. “Bill” Stephens Jr. was a Renaissance Man.  Whether you were talking about Broadband or Broadway, he could always contribute.  He…
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Governor Northam Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects
~ Localities can apply for funding to support expansion of high-speed, broadband internet ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia is…
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Member Spotlight – The Launch Place
Astronauts and entrepreneurs share something in common: A trust that the experts manning the launching pad won’t execute lift-off until all systems…
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SOVA Innovation Hub announces the LinkedIn Learning Lab training program
South Boston, VA – The SOVA Innovation Hub today announced a new training program for job seekers, students, and anyone looking to…
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Member Spotlight – New College Institute
You don’t have to go to the NCAA to find a Hokie and a Highlander under one roof. The New College Institute…
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Member Spotlight – Showcase Your Properties
If these walls could talk is not just wishful thinking anymore.  The staff of Showcase Your Properties know how to bring your…
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Member Spotlight – Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
When it comes to one-stop shopping, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is hard to beat.  With its humble beginnings in a…
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