2011 Congressional Staff Tour of Northern Virginia Technology Companies

The Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) is committed to building a community of collaboration to address present and future policy challenges relating to U.S. competitiveness, innovation, and national security. As such, CPPI was pleased to host its second annual congressional staff tour on Thursday, September 1, 2011.During the daylong event, senior staff members interacted with business executives from four world-renown companies – Dell, Neustar, Oracle, and Visa – all the while engaging in substantive discussions on network security, economic competitiveness, government efficiency, cloud computing, and other topics. CPPI’s event provided participants with a first-hand look at state-of-the-art technology and an increased understanding of these companies’ global operations.


9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Oracle Customer Visit CenterReston, VA
The Oracle Customer Visit Center provides an opportunity to meet face-to-face with Oracle executives and product experts. You will hear how Oracle can help customers achieve business objectives and address technology challenges. Presenters include executives from the teams that develop and set strategy across their complete product set including servers, storage, virtualization, database, middleware, business applications, and industry applications.

Sarah Jackson, VP Pre-Sales Engineering

Aaron Cornfeld, Senior Director Solutions Specialist Group, Public Sector
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11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Neustar Network Operations Center and HeadquartersSterling, VA
Neustar provides essential services that enable trusted communication across networks, applications, and businesses around the world. Neustar runs the North American Numbering Plan, as well as the data base that allows for local number portability for both wireline and wireless numbers, and offers a variety of products to protect sites from DDOS and other kinds of cyber attacks. Neustar’s Text Everywhere service allows users to use their wireline telephone number to send and receive SMS messages on any internet connected devices and applications.

Scott Deutchman, Vice President of Legal and External Affairs
Bill Reidway, Vice President, Product Management
Mike McNicholl, Senior Director Service Management
Brad Missal, Director, Network Operations Center
Tim Dodd, Vice President, Neustar Media
Matt Hoffman, Sales Solutions Architect
Rodney Joffe, Senior Vice President and Senior Technologist

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dell Solution CenterHerndon, VA
Dell Solution Centers are a global network of dedicated state-of-the-art technical labs equipped to meet business objectives and solve IT issues through powerful solution engagements. Dell’s solution center experts will collaborate with customer, helping maximize technology budgets and allowing customers to invest less on managing infrastructure and more on growing their business with technology innovation.

Robert Douthit, Executive Director, Dell Industry Solutions

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visa Data CenterAshburn, VA
Visa, Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. Visa has built one of the world’s most advanced processing networks. It is capable of handling more than 20,000 transactions per second, with reliability, convenience and security, including fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants.