The 2018 Capital Data Summit will highlight the unique set of big data assets in this region that no other region in the world can bring to bear to serve both commercial and government clients and showcase why the Greater Washington region IS the Nation’s Big Data Capital.

The 2018 Capital Data Summit will feature keynote speakers and panels offering unique insights on how big data and analytics are transforming industries and producing results for organizations and their customers. The Summit also will include a technology showcase at which the region’s big data and analytics companies will promote their products and services, network, and connect with potential customers, partners, investors and employees.

NEW in 2018: During the Summit’s University Challenge, student teams from the region’s universities will leverage data science tools and techniques to analyze and propose solutions to a national pressing issue: Veteran suicide.


Alan Halamachi
William Ruh
Ben Snively


The Capital Data Summit will provide tremendous business development and educational value for NVTC members and the entire technology community, providing an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate and promote the region’s data innovations, connect people, companies and academic partners, and showcase the region’s technology assets.

The Capital Data Summit promises to deliver:

Dynamic and distinguished speakers from the private sector, government and academia

Unique insights on emerging technologies and applications surrounding big data

Exceptional networking opportunities with dedicated time to speak with leading experts and solution providers


As one of the nation’s premier high-tech centers, Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington region are home to a rapidly growing number of firms that generate significant revenue from creating, analyzing and using data, or providing the tools and skills needed to support the big data and analytics ecosystem.

In addition, the region’s expertise and experience serving federal, state and local government customers, knowledge-based workforce, and many outstanding institutions of higher learning make it uniquely positioned to leverage the growing demand for big data and analytics services and solutions.


The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the voice of technology in Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington region, representing a diverse and thriving technology ecosystem, promoting innovation, and convening, educating, and advocating for the region’s technology community.

As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region.