Business and Educational Events around Washington, D.C.

International Tax Seminar in Tysons Corner, VA

Interact with a panel of key advisors as they discuss with you tax planning opportunities and important tax updates for your global business, including how to avoid pitfalls under new and upcoming international tax law changes, manage cash flow effectively by repatriating foreign earnings, benefit from today’s losses tomorrow, and navigate the ever increasing complexity of international tax compliance. For 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 37 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent. Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,138 offices in 115 countries. Thursday, June 24, 2010. The Tower Club / Tysons Corner, VA. 2 CPE Credit hours. Please RSVP to: or call with questions: JAY ZANONE Business Development Manager, BDO. 301-634-4909 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 301-634-4909 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Cloud Solutions Breakfast at the Ritz

Join Clearpath and our partners VMware and Cisco to discuss innovative cloud computer technologies and learn how your company will benefit from utilizing cloud computing. While you’ve probably heard of cloud computing, this event will discuss the strategy behind moving to the Clearpath cloud and its business benefits. We’ll teach you how your company can embrace cloud computing to increase resource flexibility, reduce recurring and capital costs while simplifying the management of their infrastructure. June 16th, 2010. 9 am to 11:30 am. Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA 22102. Space is limited, please RSVP here

Ninth Annual Hot Topics in Patent Law Symposium

George Mason University School of Law presents the Ninth Annual Symposium on Hot Topics in Patent Law, co-sponsored by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. The symposium will take place on July 20, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA. This annual symposium covers a wide range of contemporary topics surrounding patent law in the U.S. This year’s confirmed speakers include: Hon. Sharon Prost, Judge Michael R. Fleming, Chief Administrative Patent Judge at the USPTO, John J. Doll, former Director of the USPTO, and more. Registration is $350 per person (if registered before June 28) made payable to Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. U.S. Government employees, law students, and George Mason University School of Law alumni receive a discounted rate. For more information or to register please click here. Send inquiries to

SaaS University Comes to DC, July 20-22. Up-to-date, Content Packed

The most comprehensive program on how to start and succeed in SaaS & the Cloud. SaaS U is 5 tracks, 5 keynotes, 30+ sessions, 4 optional workshops, 3 days. Sessions include up-to-date information on SaaS operations & business metrics, sales compensation models, transitioning to SaaS, Cloud infrastructure, channel development, pricing, community management, multi-tenancy, customer service, lead generation, social marketing & SaaS, customer retention, SaaS escrow and failover and much more. Keynotes by Sharon Mertz of Gartner: Key trends in SaaS IT acceptance; Peter Coffee of PaaS prospects in the Age of Obama; Jan Aleman of Servoy: The International Prospects for SaaS and the Cloud; Rick Chapman of Softletter: Key SaaS Business Metrics; Patrick Bultema of CodeBaby: Analyzing and Optimizing the Customer Experience Online. Valuable Bonus: Each attendee receives a Complimentary Copy of The Softletter 2010 SaaS Report; analyzes every aspect of running a SaaS business, over 540 pages of invaluable data highlighted by hundreds of color charts/tables, a $600 value. To view complete agenda click here. EB cost to attend only $795; expires June 30th. Register online

Smart Grid Cybersecurity Breakfast Briefing: Contracting and R&D Opportunities (June 24)

Come hear insider perspectives about the latest contracting and R&D priorities in smart grid cybersecurity at CyberSecurity Seminars breakfast briefing on June 24, 2010 from 8:00 am – 10:30 am at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, DC. Confirmed Speakers: Henry S. Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary, R&D, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy; David Z. Bodenheimer, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP, Annabelle Lee, Senior Cyber Security Strategist, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST; Katherine Hamilton, President, GridWise Alliance. The global smart grid cybersecurity market is estimated to grow 35% to $4.1 billion by 2013, and about $21 billion is expected to be spent over the next five years in global smart grid cybersecurity deployments. Click here for more information

Vivisimo Federal Day 2010 – Learn Information Optimization from the Heavy Hitters

Vivisimo Federal Day is a unique opportunity to hear about best practices in information management and to learn how other agencies are optimizing information with Vivisimo solutions. Whether your agency’s mission is civilian, defense or intelligence, there will be case studies, presentations and networking to help you develop new strategies to extract maximum value from your information assets. Recently retired MITRE CIO Bob Mikelskas will lead off with “Information Advantage for the CIO.” We’ll wrap up with a networking reception, and attendees are invited to be our guests at the Nationals-Pirates game at 7:05. Learn more and register.  Registrations subject to review and confirmation by Vivisimo.

The Hottest Party in Town: 2010 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, June 29

Join the Northern Virginia Technology Council on June 29 to celebrate entrepreneurial companies in our tech community who have great vision, innovative management approach and star-quality charisma. Finalists and winners in the following categories will be announced poolside at the home of NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg: Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Emerging Government Contractor, Hottest Exit, Hottest International Company, Hottest Management Team, Hottest Social Buzz, and Hottest Venture Deal. Register today to be a part of the hottest party in town!

6/10 Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast Networking & Investor Forum

Network, see latest technologies, find new strategic partner, investment or client. The 6/10 Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast, 7:30-9:40 a.m. at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA features 7 young companies seeking $250k-2M: AFrame Digital; AccuStrata, Inc.; Optoro; Senior; 2Comma Sales; Ringio and ClicFlic Interactive Videos. Also, remarks by investors from Novak Biddle Venture Fund, Edison Venture Fund, and New Dominion Angels, and from Grubstake alum Joe Rizzo, CMO of OnDialog, whose firm raised $2MM+ for lead management automation. Register 703-286-0965 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 703-286-0965 end_of_the_skype_highlighting /

Earn a Master’s in Technology Management at Georgetown University

You’re already a technology expert– now learn to lead the industry. Opportunities are endless for technology professionals with the skills to link information technology innovation to organizational strategy. The MPS in Technology Management is designed to give you both a strong academic foundation and insight into the most complex issues facing industries today. Learn from and work with recognized technology management and information technology pioneers, as well as thought leaders from both private and public sectors on cutting-edge business technologies and management techniques. Learn to balance theory and practical knowledge, gain strategic insight and build on the value you offer your organization. For more information click here or contact: Associate Dean Beverly Magda, Ph.D.

2010 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security

With technical assistance from the US DHS S&T Directorate, the tenth annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (IEEE HST ’10) will focus on innovative technologies for deterring and preventing attacks, protecting critical infrastructure and individuals, and mitigating damage and expediting recovery. Submissions are desired in the broad areas of critical infrastructure and key resources protection (CIKR), border protection and monitoring, and disaster recovery and response, with application within about five years. The paper abstract submission deadline is May 15, 2010. This conference brings together innovators from leading universities, research laboratories, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, small businesses, system integrators, and the end user community and provides a forum to discuss ideas, concepts, and experimental results. Stakeholders continue to include federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector organizations. Finally, several key government speakers have accepted our offer to present, including the Honorable Howard A. Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator and Dr. Starnes E. Walker, Director of Research S&T Directorate, US DHS. November 8 -10, 2010. For more details, please visit the conference web site

Digital Media Conference – June 25 – Tysons Corner

On June 25, over 500 of the most influential decision-makers in the media, entertainment and technology industries will gather in Tysons Corner for the 6th Annual Digital Media Conference East. The annual conference, held at the McLean Hilton, is considered a “must attend” event by much of the DC area’s digital media community, and also attracts hundreds of attendees from across the country. This year’s event features 3 keynotes and 15 panels divided across five tracks. For more information, click here. Use promotion code 3860BV for a discounted fare on American Airlines and American Eagle Flights.

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