November 04, 2019
Article Published by Virginia Tech

Industry Advisers See Promising Ways to Expand IT Sector in Rural Virginia

The technology sector’s growth in Northern Virginia could be modeled in rural Virginia with the help of universities like Virginia Tech, panelists said during a recent session of the President Tim Sands’ leadership council in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.

Sonu Singh, CEO of 1901 Group and an industry member of the leadership council, joined as a panelist to discuss the linkage between North Virginia and Southwest Virginia, and the benefits of growing IT talent in Blacksburg, VA.

Read the full interview here.

“We have hired folks who might not have an IT degree, and we’ve said IT isn’t this dark black magic that it used to be. We are really opening the aperture of people who can be in IT. And this area has a lot of embedded talent. We feel we can train a lot of different types of people for this work.”


– Sonu Singh, CEO and Founder of 1901 Group

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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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Paul Wilkinson
EVP, Corporate Strategy and BD

Paul leads Business Development, Capture Management, Marketing, and Channel Partners. Paul provides leadership for 1901 Group’s growth initiatives by supporting the development of new markets and services.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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