Awarding Innovative Valley Businesses, Educators, Leaders, and Entrepreneurs (May 4, 2022)

Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council highlights local tech innovation. We celebrate the successes of technology firms, organizations, and programs in the region — and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, and educators behind those successes. We received nominations in 8 award categories from Feb. 15 to March 15 – and announced the winners on May 4. (Tech Nite 22 Nominees)

It was some of the best networking we’ve had in a while!

Here is what the nominees were all about: SVTC Tech Nite 22 Nomination Summaries (“program”)

We were delighted to welcome Elaine Cheng, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Shentel, the parent company of Glo Fiber Enterprise, as keynote speaker. She joined the company in March 2019 and has 20+ years of experience in diverse business environments across all areas of Information Technology.

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Winning the Talent and Innovation: War Women in Tech

 Never has the environment been so challenging. Finding new ideas and new markets is always tough. Layer on top of that a competitive and constrained talent pool. What can you do? How can you win?
Join us for Tech Nite 22 for Elaine’s keynote as we explore the game-changing solution. We will learn how to engage, recruit and develop women in technology and how that will determine success.

Largest SVTC Event Of The Year with High Visibility

Tech Nite is the largest annual technology event in the Valley and will take place on Wed, May 4, 2022. We will gather in person at the JMU Festival Center for some of the best tech networking, dinner, a keynote, and the announcement of the winners. (Reservations are currently closed: SVTC Tech Nite Reservations.)

During Tech Nite, approx. 275 attendees honor and recognize the technology innovators of the area. Tech users and creators -educators, leaders, developers, entrepreneurs, et al- attend, network with each other, and celebrate the innovative companies and organizations in the region. The recognition helps organizations and individuals immensely — the winning organization is able to expand its network, attract employees, and obtain publicity inside and often outside of the local region.

To amp up the fun factor, one of our awards allows voting by the public! We are using a special hashtag #SVTCPC22 to vote! Pick your favorite nominee(s) and then craft either a public vote or a private vote on Twitter, Instagram, or vote from our “social wall” at — The PCA category is another chance for the 22 nominees to win an award. ALL 22 nominees are candidates, and anyone (only humans; no automation) can vote for a favorite. Voting details are here: How to Vote for the Serco People’s Choice Award

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