SmartBiz Virginia - An Experiential Business Technology Event


SmartBiz Virginia is an experiential event to showcase how Virginia is creating a smart city and supporting smart businesses who are improving economic development, communication, efficiency, sustainability, and enhancing quality of life.


Invited guests will join us as we transform the Refraction Innovation Hub into a series of interactive knowledge stations organized around community and local business needs. 


At each knowledge station, guests will enjoy the opportunity to meet smart business and technology experts from organizations across Virginia. These experts will share information, interactive experiences and lead thought-provoking conversations while answering your questions about the future of business technology for your business.


  • Date: Nov. 30th, 2022
  • Doors open at 10:00am 
    • 10:15 am - Connecting the Commonwealth: business and technology leader panel discussion
    • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm - SmartBiz Experience - showcase innovation displays + light lunch
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Cox Business guest reception & SmartBiz Experience
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Startup CEO panel
    • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Cox Business guest reception & SmartBiz Experience  

Interactive Panel Discussions

Guest panelists will include: state and local legislators, community leaders and members of the media participating in a interactive and informative panel discussion. The discussion will be followed by an opportunity to interact with local business guests and Cox Business technology experts on the future of business tech.



Mark Greatrex


Cox Communications Inc.



Esther Lee

President & CEO




Kathryn Falk

Vice President Northern Virginia

Cox Communications



Jeff Breaux

Executive Vice President

Cox Business 



Dr. Michelle C. Reid


Fairfax County Public Schools


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Stephen J. Motew

Executive VP & Chief of Clinical Enterprise

Inova Health System

Knowledge Hubs

SmartBiz Virginia is all about experiences, learning, relationship-building, and networking. Join us as we transform the Refraction Innovation Hub into interactive knowledge stations organized around the community and local business needs. At each knowledge station, guests will meet subject-matter experts from organizations across Virginia who will share information and interactive experiences and lead thought-provoking conversations with guests.


Atlanta, GA


Flexible enough for the SMB and powerful enough for the enterprise, RapidScale, a Cox Business company, is a globally managed cloud services provider helping organizations increase IT productivity, improve security, and empower remote workforces.


Some organizations partner with RapidScale to manage portions of their IT, while others offload it all. Through our global network of data centers and our 24/7/365 high-touch support team, we obsess over creating an exceptional IT experience through a human approach to managed cloud.

Atlanta, GA


Trapollo is an end-to-end partner to healthcare organizations to launch their population monitoring and engagement programs or to revamp an existing program, shifting the heavy operational tasks onto themselves and freeing up resources for their customers to reinvest in core clinical areas.

Blueprint RF

Atlanta, GA


Blueprint RF supplies a full range of network solutions to the hospitality and travel industry with proprietary solutions and services that integrate technology to heighten the guest experience.


Cox 2M
Atlanta, GA



What began with an asset management pilot through our sister company that happens to be the largest auto auction company in the world has evolved into a portfolio of smart community technology.


We’re powering several smart city initiatives today via our core businesses simply because we are the core network. Now we can work to help develop end-to-end solutions, everything including smart lighting, curbside management, parking solutions, video analytics and smart kiosks via Cox2M.


Tysons, Virginia


Databuoy's Shotpoint® is an automated gunfire localization system. Shotpoint filters out false alarms and locates exact shooter positions with better than 2-meter accuracy and reports in less than 2 seconds.


In less than 1 second, Databuoy’s Shotpoint technology can deliver localized Video before the shooter is out of frame, sending safety alerts, and notifying first responders with digital floorplans and accurate data of the shooter, even the weapon’s caliber. The technology is completely automated and can activate lockdown protocols.

Cox Prosight

Atlanta, GA


Cox Prosight is an IoT enabled solution designed to help hospitals improve operational efficiency, staff safety, clinical workflows and patient engagement.Prosight offers a variety of solutions including:

  • Asset management capabilities that track equipment in real-time, provide visibility into utilization and inventory levels, and notify staff about maintenance and cleaning needs –from any desktop or mobile device.
  • Automated environmental monitoring that checks temperatures hospital-wide for sensitive items and spaces.
  • Duress badges and alerts that allow employees to request and receive help quickly when emergencies occur.

Connected Education

(featuring Fairfax County Public Schools) 

Connected Healthcare

(featuring Inova, Cox Prosight, Trapollo) 

Connected Communities

(featuring Databuoy, Cox2M, Cox Private Network) 

Connected Workplace

(featuring Blueprint RF, Rapidscale)

Connected Retail

(featuring Cox Edge)