HERNDON, VA – As part of the Governor’s Cabinet Community Day, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra, and Secretary of Commerce and Trade Pat Gottschalk led a Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) delegation of 19 technology and investment executives to Southside Virginia to tour several local technology companies including Laserfiche’s partner EMI Imaging on June 7th, 2007.

The tour was organized in cooperation with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and hosted by Southside business leaders Ben J. Davenport, Jr., Chairman, First Piedmont Corporation; Charles H. Majors, President & CEO, American National Bank & Trust Company and American National Bankshares, Inc.; and Walter C. “Charlie” Mattox, General Manager, Applied Felts, Inc.

The members of the NVTC delegation were:

  • Dendy Young, Chairman, NVTC delegation to Southside; CEO, McLean Capital LLC; and Member, NVTC Board of Directors
  • Dan Bannister, President, Bannister Enterprises and Chairman Emeritus, NVTC
  • Greg Baroni, President, Global Sector, Unisys and Member, NVTC Board of Directors
  • Mike Daniels, SAIC and Chairman Emeritus, NVTC
  • Jim Duffey, Vice President & General Manager, Global Sales and Client Solutions-U.S. Government, EDS and Vice Chairman, NVTC Board of Directors
  • Kelley Dunne, CEO, Digital Bridge Communications
  • Mark Frantz, General Partner, RedShift Ventures and Member, NVTC Board of Directors
  • Bobbie Kilberg, President & CEO, NVTC
  • Curt Kolcun, Vice President, Federal, Microsoft and Member, NVTC Board of Directors
  • John Love, Principal, AH&T Insurance and Secretary, NVTC Board of Directors
  • Gary Pan, President & CEO, Panacea Consulting and Member, NVTC Board of Directors
  • Tom Patterson, CEO, Command Information and Member, NVTC Board of Directors
  • Len Pomata, Chairman & CEO, GITIS and Member, NVTC Board of Directors
  • (P.V.) Venkatapathi Puvvada, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Federal Systems, Unisys (NVTC Board member company)
  • Caroline Rapking, Vice President, CGI (NVTC Board member company)
  • Andrew Sachs, Founder, Sachs Capital
  • Sudhakar Shenoy, Founder, Chairman & CEO, IMC, Inc. and Chairman Emeritus, NVTC
  • Hugh Taylor, President, Commercial, State and Local Group, Northrop Grumman Information Technology (NVTC Board member company)
  • Rick Webb, Chief Technology Officer, State and Local Government, Accenture (NVTC Board member company)

“I am pleased we had this opportunity to introduce the Northern Virginia technology community to many of the exciting things going on in Southside Virginia,” said Governor Kaine. “This region features some cutting-edge science, world class research, good schools and an extraordinary quality of life. I believe the NVTC delegation saw first-hand that Southside is well-positioned to leverage these assets in order to compete in the global economy.”

“The NVTC Delegation’s trip to Southside Virginia provided an important update for Northern Virginia technology business executives on the economy of that region and initiated a dialogue with business and community leaders about potential business opportunities for Northern Virginia-based companies in that region,” said Dendy Young, Chairman of the NVTC Delegation and CEO of McLean Capital LLC. “The members of the delegation were most impressed with the quality and sophistication of the region’s cutting-edge technology and research facilities and with the warm and generous reception we received. We look forward to continuing to build a mutually advantageous relationship between businesses in the two regions.”

The NVTC Delegation began its tour in Bassett at EMI Imaging, a Laserfiche Winner’s Circle Value-Added Reseller, where members heard remarks from Governor Kaine, Secretary Chopra, Member of the Senate of Virginia Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville) and Minority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville) and had the opportunity to meet with members of the Governor’s cabinet and local business and political leaders. Laserfiche’s Vice President Business Development, David Lakness, spoke to the group about what Laserfiche can bring to the table and the history Laserfiche has with federal, state and corporate accounts. Adam Wright, VP for EMI Imaging said, “We are excited about the possibilities when utilizing technology to save customers time and resources.”

The second stop was the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, where the Delegation was provided regional economic development overviews from Martinsville/Henry County, Danville and Pittsylvania County officials. The NVTC executives then traveled to Danville, where they had a briefing at and toured the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research (IALR). IALR was established to foster the development of a new economic base in the region, attract and develop an innovation economy workforce in Southside Virginia, prepare the region to leverage leading-edge information technology, and promote Southside as a destination location. The group also was updated on the progress of the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MABC). The Delegation then traveled to the Danville Science Center, where the Governor and the NVTC executives listened to a presentation on Piedmont Bioproducts—a company that will produce “green” oil and coal and be based in Southside, supported by financial backing by the Center for Innovative Technology and the Virginia Tobacco Commission. The visit to Southside Virginia concluded with a tour of the state-of-the-art Luna Nanoworks facility with the Governor and Secretary of Technology. Kent Murphy, CEO, Luna Innovations, is a member of the NVTC Board of Directors.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the Membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia and is the largest technology council in the nation. NVTC has about 1,100 Member companies representing more than 200,000 employees. Its Membership includes companies from all sectors of the technology industry and the service providers that support these companies, as well as universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. 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 that focuses on venture philanthropy and public/private partnerships, and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC to mentor new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.

EMI Imaging
Based in Virginia since 1966. EMI is dedicated to providing user-friendly document management solutions using digital imaging, microfilm, storage, and conversion services for government, healthcare, enterprise, industry, and legal based applications. Primary document management solution software utilized is Laserfiche.

Laserfiche
Founded in 1987 and based in Long Beach, CA, Laserfiche (www.Laserfiche.com) develops scalable electronic digital document management solutions that enable a wide range of organizations to operate more effectively. Supported by a network of more than 1,000 certified Value Added Resellers, Laserfiche solutions can be found in more than 25,000 business and government offices worldwide. Laserfiche products are known for being both broadly applicable and easy to use and maintain.

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