Virginia Economic Review Podcast
Quantifying Cybercrime: A Conversation With Steve Morgan

Quantifying Cybercrime: A Conversation With Steve Morgan

September 22, 2021

Steve Morgan is the founder of Cybersecurity Ventures, a leading cybersecurity research company that provides data and insights on global cybercrime to C-suite executives, and editor-in-chief of Cybercrime Magazine. VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with Morgan about skyrocketing cybercrime damages, the cybersecurity skills gap, and Virginia’s place at the top of the cybersecurity industry.

Sharing Resources to Improve Cyberspace: A Conversation With Luiz DaSilva

Sharing Resources to Improve Cyberspace: A Conversation With Luiz DaSilva

September 22, 2021

Luiz DaSilva is executive director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) and Bradley Professor in Cybersecurity at Virginia Tech. VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with DaSilva about the collaborative research taking place at CCI’s member institutions and how that collaboration is positioning Virginia to set the course for the future of the internet.

An Exporter’s View of International Trade: A Conversation With John Keppler

An Exporter’s View of International Trade: A Conversation With John Keppler

June 23, 2021

John Keppler is chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Enviva, the world’s largest producer of woody biomass and one of Virginia’s largest exporters out of its private terminal in the city of Chesapeake. VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with Keppler about the company’s unique export profile, its commitment to sustainable forestry practices, and the quest to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Building on Success at The Port of Virginia: A Conversation With Stephen Edwards

Building on Success at The Port of Virginia: A Conversation With Stephen Edwards

June 23, 2021

Stephen Edwards is the new CEO and executive director of The Port of Virginia. VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with Edwards about the port’s ambitious ongoing modernization efforts, Virginia’s geographic export advantages, and the challenges of guiding essential logistics operations during a global pandemic.

Factors in Corporate Headquarters Location Decisions

Factors in Corporate Headquarters Location Decisions

April 5, 2021

VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with leading site consultants Greg Burkart (Duff & Phelps), Jeannette Goldsmith (Strategic Development Group), and Chris Schastok (CBRE) about the factors that affect corporate headquarters location decisions, how companies will operate differently coming out of the pandemic, and the advantages Virginia has in attracting corporate headquarters investment.

The Appian Way: A Conversation With Matt Calkins

The Appian Way: A Conversation With Matt Calkins

April 5, 2021

Matt Calkins is founder and CEO of Appian, an enterprise cloud software company headquartered in Fairfax County. Appian is a leader in low-code automation, enabling organizations to develop powerful and business applications quickly. VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with Calkins about building and running a software company headquartered in Northern Virginia.

Behind the Love: A Conversation With Rita McClenny

Behind the Love: A Conversation With Rita McClenny

January 19, 2021

Rita McClenny is president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), the agency tasked with expanding domestic and international inbound travel and motion picture production in Virginia. VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with McClenny about Virginia’s top tourist destinations, marketing tourism during a global pandemic, and what it’s like overseeing one of the most enduring brands in tourism marketing, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

Making AI Serve Us All: A Conversation With Kevin Scott

Making AI Serve Us All: A Conversation With Kevin Scott

January 19, 2021

Kevin Scott is chief technology officer and executive vice president, technology and research, at Microsoft, and the author of “Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley — Making AI Serve Us All.” VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with Scott about his journey from rural Virginia to one of the biggest tech companies in the world and how artificial intelligence is poised to transform the U.S. economy.

‘We Go to Space to Improve Life on Earth’: A Conversation With Peter Beck

‘We Go to Space to Improve Life on Earth’: A Conversation With Peter Beck

October 7, 2020

Peter Beck is CEO, CTO, and founder of Rocket Lab, a private space company with commercial launch sites in New Zealand and at Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. VEDP Executive Vice President Jason El Koubi spoke with Beck about Rocket Lab’s evolution, its decision to locate in Virginia, and the future of commercial space flight.

Virginia’s Place in Space: A Conversation With Dale Nash

Virginia’s Place in Space: A Conversation With Dale Nash

October 7, 2020

Dale Nash is CEO and executive director of Virginia Space, owner and operator of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. VEDP President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with Nash about the mission and history of Virginia Space and the opportunities for commercial space flight at Wallops.

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