The Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) held its Annual Member Meeting on January 9th. The meeting included an informational session to allow businesses to learn about the technology council and how it can benefit and support their organization. The membership voted on new board members and the SPTC introduced the newly elected officers for its Board of Directors. Through their leadership, these professionals will continue to focus on building the SPTC’s membership base, educating the community, facilitating discussion with and increasing the Southern Piedmont region’s exposure to other parts of Virginia.
The new officers for the SPTC Board of Directors:
President: Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance
President-Elect: Bill Stephens, Financial Technology Advisor
Past President: Kelly Fitzgerald, Sovah Health
Treasurer: Jonathan Wright, Harris Harvey Neal & Co.
Secretary: Kim Clifton, Pittsylvania County Schools
Throughout the past year, the SPTC held numerous informational sessions and trainings covering a variety of topics such as cyber intelligence, cybersecurity, computer forensics in law enforcement, social media monitoring and esports in education. Additionally, the SPTC introduced a new series of networking events, Tech on Tap, which offered members and non-members an informal networking opportunity. The SPTC also held its annual Innovative Stars Awards Banquet where it recognized several technology innovators from the region. Through a partnership with Averett University and the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, the SPTC held the CyberUp Summit, which provided individuals and businesses with information on how to better safeguard their digital assets.