Annual CompTIA on the Hill Event to Feature Tech Demos, Tech Champion Awards & Data Privacy Discussion

Washington, D.C. – The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading trade association for the global information technology industry, will host its annual CompTIA on the Hill event February 11-12, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

CompTIA on the Hill kicks off with a Tech Demo Reception co-hosted with the Congressional Tech Staff Association, where Samsung, Panasonic, Qualcomm, and Verizon, and other companies will share their latest technologies with members of Congress, Hill staff, industry stakeholders and the press through interactive demonstrations and presentations that showcase how technology is solving some of America’s most crucial challenges related to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, high performance computers and cloud storage solutions, to name a few.

During the reception, CompTIA will honor their 2020 Tech Champions, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), who have worked tirelessly to strengthen the tech sector in Washington and beyond. This year’s recipients will provide brief remarks upon receiving their award and then attendees will have the opportunity to network with policymakers and celebrate the hard work of the industry’s biggest advocates.

WHAT:               CompTIA Tech Demo Reception & Tech Champion Awards

WHEN:               Tuesday, February 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

WHERE:              Rayburn House Office Building, Rooms 2043-2044

The following day, CompTIA on the Hill continues with a breakfast discussion co-hosted with SAP featuring remarks from Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), followed by a panel discussion with technology industry experts on the state-of-play in privacy policy in Washington, D.C. and around the country.

In the wake of Europe’s landmark GDPR privacy regulation, and with California’s CCPA going into effect January 1st, federal and state policymakers are actively pursuing legislation to address this complex issue. Speakers will discuss navigating today’s privacy policy landscape and the challenges facing companies and lawmakers to address key issues, such as a private right of action and federal preemption, that advance consumer privacy while protecting prosperity and innovation.

WHAT:                Panel Discussion – Protecting Data Privacy and Innovation: Navigating     State Action, Federal Legislation, and Global Requirements

WHEN:                Wednesday, February 12, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

WHERE:              Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2075

Featured panel speakers include:

  • Sahra Su, Senior Director, Government Relations, SAP
  • Scott Crespo, President, Konture Technology Services
  • Alexi Madon, Vice President, State Government Affairs, CompTIA
  • Dileep Srihari, Vice President and Senior Policy Counsel, CompTIA
  • Erik Jones, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (moderator)

To register for one or both events, click here.

Both events, during which refreshments and breakfast will be available, comply with the “widely attended event” exception in the House and Senate gift rules. Federal agency employees and Executive Branch appointees are encouraged to consult with their Designated Ethics Officer or Counsel as appropriate. Join the conversation @CompTIA_Advocacy.

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