Sunday, June 24, 2007


Registration for the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium, COVITS 2007, will open in July. The 2007 theme of “Proceeding in Partnership” focuses on incorporating innovation to drive up performance in government operations.

Three research and development topics on are the agenda:
  • The role of IT in lowering energy consumption
  • The value of modeling and simulation to manage project risk
  • Surfacing tomorrow's microelectronics devices that will transform education and transportation

Speakers this year include Jay McGonigle, Chairman of Corporate Executive Board Co., Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, Chairman and Founder of Sycamore Networks Inc. and donor of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT, and Michael Bradshaw, Head of Federal Enterprise for Google, Inc. and former Governor Mark R. Warner.

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