September 1, 2021
RBTC Celebrates Innovation and Community at TechNite

Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council Recognizes 1901 Group CEO and Founder, Sonu Singh with Entrepreneur Award

Era of Rapid Change GloballyEntrepreneurs are a different breed. Sometimes it takes nerves of steel to blaze a new path. This award recognizes a leader in our community who exemplifies what it means to be a risk-taker in the technology field.

On August 26, 2021, The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) held its annual TechNite at Virginia Tech. TechNite is an annual celebration of the local technology community. The night was full of networking, celebrating accomplishments, and recognizing innovative companies and people in the Roanoke and Blacksburg area.

Sonu Singh, CEO and Founder of 1901 Group, a Leidos company, was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year.

This award recognizes a leader who exemplifies what it means to be a risk-taker in the technology field. 1901 Group helps transforms the delivery of IT services through the use of enterprise managed services leveraging the cloud to securely monitor, manage, and optimize complex IT environments.

“TechNite 2021 was a celebration of resiliency and accomplishments in innovation throughout our vibrant tech community,” said Erin Burcham, Executive Director of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. “It was an honor to host Michael Rihani, a former TechNite Entrepreneur of the Year winner, and to share his passions and accomplishments with our community. We are so proud of all the TechNite award winners and stand amazed at all that this community offers to the world of technology.”

Last year in May, 1901 Group was also recognized as RBTC – Company of the Year Award for demonstrating our commitment to advancing the technology community and excellence in its people, programs, and projects within its industry. Great achievements as together we continue to help transform the delivery of IT at scale.

RBTC press release published here


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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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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
EVP, Business Development

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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Brian Lubin
SVP, Service Management

Brian leads the development and management of our service offerings and brings great value in aligning our growth and delivery activities while ensuring profitability.

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