Va. Smart Community Testbed names tech specialist
Uma Marques will be liaison between between tech accelerator and businesses
Stafford County’s Virginia Smart Community Testbed and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Cooperation have a new technology specialist for businesses and other organizations looking to pilot their products and services.
Uma Marques started as the technology specialist for the Testbed March 14, according to a news release.
The Testbed is a technology accelerator for the state and offers a spot for companies looking to test their “smart” technology solutions for public infrastructure challenges. Marques will offer input on the use of technology and resources to entrepreneurs.
Marques said she’s “eager to work with entrepreneurs, businesses, and leaders to bring technology solutions to market, ultimately driving economic growth and workforce within those projects.”
Marques has more than 28 years of technology experience and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Anna University, in India, and master’s degrees in computer engineering from Clemson University, in South Carolina, as well as technology management from George Mason University.