Our CEO, Rory Sanchez, was in Washington DC last week as NIST, the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology released their “framework” for protecting critical infrastructure. This was developed per President Obama’s directive one year ago. Administration officials said they hope the framework will drive changes in the way organizations deal with cybersecurity. Sanchez continues to call 2014, “The Year of Cybersecurity”.
While in DC, Rory joined with CompTIA and TechVoice to advocate IT industry priorities. At the top of the agenda were tax reform and patent reform. CompTIA, the Computing Technologies Industry Association, is the not-for-profit voice of the information technology (IT) industry. TechVoice, presented by CompTIA and TECNA, the Technology Councils of North America, works to provide a voice to tech companies on Capitol Hill.
As a CompTIA member and TechVoice Partner, Sanchez met with representatives from the offices of Congressman Ted Deutch, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Marco Rubio to focus their attention on policies that strengthen IT security, encourage workforce development, modernize the tax code, and protect intellectual property without stifling innovation.
About the TechVoice D.C. Fly-In:
“Business leaders from small- and medium-sized tech companies nationwide come to Capitol Hill to advocate for public policies that are tech-friendly and will create jobs and reinvigorate the economy. CompTIA and TECNA members and partners will meet with Congressmen; honor Congressional and industry leaders that are champions in regards to growth-oriented tech policies; and discuss Internet governance, taxes and workforce policies to accelerate the technology industry and economy.” #ITFlyIn
Some of the panels include, Patent Reform:Updates from the Hill, Key Tax Issues Impacting Tech Startups, Data Security Breach: Prevention, Notification, and the Need for Federal Law.
Speakers at the summit include,
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Rory Sanchez is CEO & President of SLPowers. Sanchez is the visionary, responsible for the company’s strategic direction and high-level architecting of its award-winning technology management platform, Guaranteed Networks, a comprehensive offering which has positioned SLPowers as a recognized leader in the managed on-premise and cloud computing space.Believing that a company should give back to the various communities to which it belongs, Sanchez is heavily involved in both, South Florida’s local business community and the IT industry, overall. Sanchez frequently speaks, presents best practices, and participates in panel discussions at industry events. Sanchez was a founding member of the ConnectWise Partner Advisory Board. He is an active member of TechData’s TechSelect Community and was President of the TechSelect Advisory Council from 2009 to 2011 and now sits on CompTIA’s Partner Advisory Council.In 2005, Sanchez was selected as The Palm Beaches Small-Business Person of the Year and, in 2007, received an Industry Contribution Award from CompTIA for sharing his managed services methodologies with others in the industry. During his time at SLPowers, they have earned a number of distinguished honors including a Global Best Practices in Managed Services Award (2007), CRN Magazine’s Fast Growth 100 (2006 & 2007), CRN Magazine’s Most Innovative Managed Services Providers (2010), CRN Magazine’s Top 100 Healthcare VARs (2010), and are regularly ranked as one of the Top 100 Managed IT Providers in the world by MSP Mentor. –