Produced by the Northern Virginia Technology Council

As businesses and consumers generate exponentially more data and demand for data storage, protection and analytics, data centers are increasingly recognized as the backbone of technology and innovation worldwide. Virginia has emerged as the world's largest data center market and the data center sector is now a substantial driver of Virginia's statewide economy.

On April 24, 2019, NVTC will host the inaugural 2019 NVTC Virginia Data Center Awards. The NVTC Virginia Data Center Awards will offer the statewide business community and public sector leaders the opportunity to join together in celebrating the enormous growth and contributions of Virginia's data center industry.

Various award categories will recognize data centers that implement innovative construction projects, energy efficient practices, or impactful community engagements. In addition, the awards will honor individuals who have advanced the data center sector or championed the industry. All of the award categories will be judged by an independent panel of business leaders.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

5:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards

Stone Tower Winery
19925 Hogback Mountain Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175

Click here to register for the Data Center Awards event.

Nominations close on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Award Categories

NVTC Data Center Construction Project Award(s)
Much of the innovation in the data center sector is driven through building design and construction. This award recognizes the team behind Virginia's most innovative data center construction project in terms of design, scale, costs, quality, and time-to-market.

NVTC Data Center Industry Icon Award(s)
Virginia is the largest data center market in the world driven by forward thinkers and leaders in the internet, computing, power, cooling, telecommunications, and security. This award recognizes the person(s) whose substantial contributions to Virginia's Data Center community have helped advance the industry and underpin the growth, prominence and success of Virginia's world-leading data center sector.

NVTC Sustainable Champion Award(s)
The data center community is constantly striving to build and operate facilities that set new standards for efficiency, promoting energy sustainability, stewardship of natural resources and minimal environmental impacts. This award recognizes a data center owner and/or tenants and/or partners whose facilities and/or business practices best reflects the commitment of Virginia's data center sector toward aggressively promoting and utilizing sustainable energy technologies, business models, and practices.

NVTC Data Center Community Champion Award(s)
The data center community strongly believes in supporting and positively impacting the communities where they locate and where their employees live and work. This award recognizes data center owner(s) and/or their employees and/or their partners who make a substantial, voluntary contribution that demonstrates and reflects the commitment of the data center sector to invest in and positively impact the community.

NVTC Data Center Legislative Champion Award(s)
Federal, state and local policy can have a significant impact in building or maintaining a business climate that promotes data center jobs and investment, improving the quality of life for all Virginians. This award recognizes federal, state and/or local policymakers who championed and advanced specific policies and investments that support and encourage data center-driven economic growth.

Nominations close on Friday March 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Platinum Sponsors

CoreSite         Loudoun County Economic Development

Reception Sponsors

Amazon Web Services            Microsoft

Program Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

facebook         Hunton Andrews Kurth
Henrico EDA         Prince William County, Virginia

Sabey Data Centers          Telxius

Virginia Beach Economic Development

Wine Glass Sponsor


Supporting Organizations

AFCOM   724 Exchange   Virginia Chamber