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Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards Winners Announced at TechCelebration: NVTC's Annual Banquet

POLITICO Editor-in-Chief John Harris addresses election's impact on technology community

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at TechCelebration, the annual banquet of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation. During the event, POLITICO Editor-in-Chief John Harris delivered keynote remarks and NVTC announced the winners of the 2012 NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards.


Harris provided an analysis of last week's elections and discussed the implications of the new power landscape for President Obama and Congress. He also shared his thoughts on the impending "fiscal cliff" and provided insights on how the results will affect technology businesses in our region.

The 2012 NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards finalists and winners are listed below:

Large Company Finalists

  • Michael Brown, comScore
  • Yogesh Khanna, CSC (Winner)
  • Jason O'Connor, Lockheed Martin IS&GS
  • Vishal Sikka, SAP

Small Company Finalists

  • Michael King, Halfaker and Associates
  • William Maguire, IntelliDyne
  • Branko Primetica, eGlobalTech
  • Brian Stygar, Kore Federal (Winner)

As vice president and CTO for CSC's North American Public Sector, CTO Awards Large Company winner Yogesh Khanna has been instrumental in establishing CSC's data center consolidation and cloud go-to-market strategy and offerings and developed a strategic roadmap for product offerings to support the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and to help CSC's clients migrate to the "as a service" consumption model. In addition, he established an Innovation Task Force, comprised of CTOs who represent their respective divisions at CSC.

Brian Stygar, CTO of Kore Federal and CTO Awards Small Company winner, is directly responsible for sales, development and management of Kore Federal's Department of Homeland Security and Intelligence Community division, accounting for more than 60 percent of the company's 2011 and 2012 estimated revenues. He has automated many of Kore Federal's back-office processes using cloud computing and software-as-a-service solutions and developed an IT service model that has improved Kore Federal's office automation and IT capability.

"The CTO Innovator Awards honor the region's outstanding CTOs for their critical contributions to achieving results for customers and leadership within their own companies," said NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. "NVTC is proud to recognize the winners for their leadership and accomplishments, which have significantly contributed to their companies and the region's technology community."

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council

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