Virginia Tech advisory board to include national industry leaders

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Virginia Tech advisory board to include national industry leaders
A sign along Potomac Avenue welcomes Virginia Tech to the city. (Photo/Luke Anderson)
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By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com

Virginia Tech is forming an advisory board composed of business and industry leaders from around the country to provide direction for the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, according to a news release.

The Innovation Campus Advisory Board will include executives from Qualcomm, Boeing, KPMG, The Carlyle Group and Hunch Analytics, among others, according to the release. Hunch Analytics CEO Sanju Bansal will serve as chair of the board.

Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus is part of Northern Virginia’s successful bid to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to the region and will anchor a 65-acre “innovation district” in Potomac Yard. The first class of graduate students will start this semester entirely online due to the pandemic, and construction is set to begin in 2021 with an August 2024 completion date.

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