Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer to Address Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce on Regional Diversification, Collaboration

Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer to Address Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce on Regional Diversification, Collaboration
Aneesh Chopra to Provide Keynote Address at Chambers 30th Annual Meeting of the Membership December 10

WHAT: The 30th Annual Meeting of the Membership, the Chamber’s premier annual event, will be one of the largest gatherings of business leaders and elected officials, with more than 500 expected. The Chamber will recognize outgoing and incoming volunteer leadership and present its Volunteer of the Year Award.  The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia has invited guests from Virginia's Wounded Warriors® program to attend the luncheon. 

WHO: Aneesh Chopra will serve as keynote speaker.  Chopra served as the country's very first Chief Technology Officer under the Obama administration, designing the National Wireless Initiative and helped to launch Startup America, executing an "open innovation" strategy across the government built on private sector collaboration.  He also served as the Commonwealth's fourth Secretary of Technology under then-Governor Tim Kaine.  Author of "Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government," Chopra is focused on how challenges in healthcare, energy and education might be best addressed by tapping entrepreneurial problem solvers.  Chopra founded Hunch Analytics, an Arlington, Virginia based data and analytics company aimed at these same business sectors.  Chopra will discuss how regional collaboration can be harnessed to solve our own regional issues, allowing Hampton Roads businesses to chart a course for not only surviving the trying economic times, but thriving in the years ahead.  

Remarks will also be given by Bryan K. Stephens, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and the 2015 Chamber Chair, Joseph R. Witt, CPA, Senior Executive Vice President of Old Point National Bank.

WHEN:           Wednesday, December 10, 2014

                      11:30am (Registration and Networking), 12-2pm (Lunch & Program)

WHERE:         Norfolk Waterside Marriott

                      235 E. Main Street


TO ATTEND:  Go to or call 757-622-2312

$60 Chamber Members; $90 Prospective Members


About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is the Region’s premier business organization; helping our members succeed, driving regional economic growth and enhancing the quality of life of our community’s residents. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its member businesses, which employ nearly 250,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. Visit Like us on Facebook at Chamber757 and follow us on Twitter @Chamber757.


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