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Colorado Technology Association showcases leadership, culture and innovation at 2014 APEX Conference

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Media Contact: Megan Ryan, Marketing & Events Director, 303.592.4069,


Colorado Technology Association showcases leadership, culture and innovation at 2014 APEX Conference

Colorado’s largest technology conference features 20+ speakers, including authors Don Peppers and Peter Sheahan


Denver, CO (October 14, 2014) – The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) is pleased to host the annual APEX Conference, designed to accelerate company growth through leadership, culture and innovation.  The APEX Conference, planned in conjunction with the association’s 20th anniversary, is the industry’s chance to celebrate the evolution of 10+ years of productivity, success, connections and opportunities among Colorado’s technology industry.  On Thursday, November 20th at the Sheraton Downtown Denver, hundreds of industry leaders will connect on a personal and professional level at the largest tech summit in Colorado. The conference is presented by FORTRUST.

How is your company driving the tech industry?  How are you contributing personally?  You are encouraged to attend with your whole business team for this immersive day showcasing innovative companies and thought leaders who reflect the best of Colorado’s tech industry.

"As Colorado continues to grow its position as a driving force of technology, recognizing emerging trends means identifying strengths as well as opportunities where Colorado has room to grow," said Colorado Technology Association's CEO Erik Mitisek. "This year's APEX Conference will include local and national experts who are eager to collaborate, share technology developments and embrace challenges in the rapidly growing tech marketplace."

More than 20 speakers and business leaders will share invaluable insight from companies such as ChangeLabs, Peppers & Rogers,, ReadyTalk, Ping, LogRhythm, Inc., SlamData, Swiftpage, Hunter Douglas, Level 3 Communications, Acumen Digital, Teletech, Boulder Design Works, Wayin and many more.  Attendees will have the opportunity to create lasting connections with numerous founders, speakers, panelists and other business professionals.


2014 Keynote Speakers


Don Peppers, Founding Partner, Peppers & Rogers Group

Author of “Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage”

Among “Top 50 Business Brains” by The Times of London

Accenture’s “Top 50 Business Intellectuals”

Peter Sheahan, Founder & CEO, ChangeLabs

Author of “Making It Happen”

Clients include global enterprises such as Apple, BMW, DuPont,

Google, HP, McDonald’s and Microsoft


Featured Presenters

Kris Boesch, CEO & Founder, Choose People  

Jeff Carr, CEO, SlamData

Frank Daidone, CIO, City & County of Denver

Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity

Mark Grindland, CMO, Teletech

Emmanuel Gomez, Software Engineer & Technology Leader, Nordstrom

Andy Grolnick, CEO, LogRhythm

Dan King, CEO, ReadyTalk

Bryan Leach, CEO, Ibotta

Mike Marcotte, Founder, Acumen Digital           

Rob Meilen, CIO, Hunter Douglas

Vincent Melvin, CIO, Arrow      

Suma Nallapati, CIO, State of Colorado

Jon Nordmark, CEO, Iterate Studio, Founder, eBags

Annette Quintana, Chairman and Co-Founder, Istonish

David Slayden, Executive Director, Boulder Design Works

Jack Waters, CTO, Level 3 Communications

Katherine Wilburn, Consultant, Gagen McDonald

Elaine Feeney Wood, President & CEO, Wayin


APEX is your opportunity to be a part of the conversations to analyze current trends and set forth direction for years to come. CTA invites members and technology professionals to engage with industry leaders, discover resources within the local tech landscape, and become part of the energy fueling our community’s innovative trends.


2014 APEX Conference

Thursday, November 20, 2014

8:30am – 5:00pm

Featuring CTA 20th Anniversary Luncheon

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202


This year, CTA is celebrating its 20th anniversary during a special luncheon in conjunction with the APEX Conference.  The 20th Anniversary Luncheon is a fundraiser in support of CTA’s mission. Conference attendees are encouraged to reserve a seat for the luncheon when registering for the conference. Seating availability is limited.

Register online and view the 2014 APEX Conference agenda along with speaker profiles at

This event would not be possible without sponsorship support from FORTRUST, Comcast Business, ViaWest, CenturyLink, Swiftpage, Cooley, TeleTech, ChangeLabs, Gagen McDonald, Schomp BMW, American Sentinel University, and YellowDog Printing.


Additional sponsorships are available.  Please contact Liz Iracki, Vice President of Business Development, at or 720.382.5924 for details.

Note to the media: Please contact Megan Ryan at 303.592.4069 or for a complimentary media pass to attend. Pre-registration is required.



About Colorado Technology Association: The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. Since 1994, the association has represented Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the state. The CTA leads an inclusive network that benefits our member community, advocates for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate, influences the development of a robust talent pipeline and leads initiatives to help companies grow. For more information on Colorado Technology Association, please call 303.592.4070 or visit

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