What People Say
Read what past attendees have to say about their DC Fly-In experience.
“Last year was my first CompTIA DC Fly-In, but it won’t be my last. Any firm who is already interacting with government – or who wants to start – will gain great insight from this two-day investment of time. I learned a great deal from the elected officials with whom we met in their offices on The Hill, our industry expert guest speakers, and other CompTIA member firms outside our public sector councils. I’m already looking forward to next year.”
-Josh Nisbet, Director, Government Clients & Markets, Deloitte
“The CompTIA DC Fly-In is three great things in one: a chance to influence our lawmakers, a power networking session with peers and a chance to inform yourself and become a leader in business issues that affect your clients too.”
-Amy Kardel, Co-Owner & Visionary, Clever Ducks
“The DC Fly-In is an incredibly valuable experience for three reasons. Personally, I feel like there is no better way to get immersed in the domestic issues facing the tech industry, and share this information with the staff and representatives from our region. Finally, this is a great networking opportunity among peers to learn how other tech councils address policy issues and education.”
-Ryan Weber, President, KCNext
“The CompTIA DC Fly-In is really one of the only ways as a unified group to address issues that directly affect IT/tech businesses, especially those small and mid-sized. To think that IT business owners and tech councils from all across the U.S. can take to the Hill in a single afternoon having hundreds of meetings with policy makers, is pretty awe inspiring. You’re able to put a real face on real issues that affect your business to those that need to hear it. I would highly recommend the DC Fly-in to anyone that runs an IT business.”
-Ron Culler, CTO & Executive VP, Secure Designs, Inc.
“The CompTIA DC Fly-In is a high-impact, efficient way for our member companies to amplify their voice at the national level and connect with federal officials and policymakers in areas of critical importance to Oregon tech companies. We plan to bring an even larger delegation to this year's event."
-Skip Newberry, President, Technology Association of Oregon
“I didn’t know what to expect after winning the raffle to attend the DC Fly-In. Being in D.C. on Capitol Hill, going from representative to representative office, discussing the issues important to the industry was so exhilarating. Last year I went as the raffle winner, but in 2016 I’m planning to attend on my own dime.”
-Lawrence Schweitzer, President, CMIT Solutions of East and West Nassau
“Attending the CompTIA DC Fly-In has become an annual event for me. I’ve had the opportunity to talk to my Congressman and Senatorial representatives to impress upon them the need to continue to focus on tax and regulatory policies that stimulate training and innovation for the 21st century workforce within small-to-medium (SMB) businesses. Having the opportunity to speak directly to one of the architects of the Internet Tax Freedom Act and share my comments on why it was important for this policy to pass was a highlight of the DC Fly-In for me.”
-Aaron Woods, Director of Strategic Partner Programs, Xerox Corp