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Colorado Technology Association announces Top 15 CIOs

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Colorado Technology Association announces Top 15 CIOs

The state’s top executives give their time and resources to build valuable relationships

Denver, CO (March 12, 2015) – The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) hosts the ninth-annual C-Level @ A Mile High on March 19 to connect solution providers with executives who have budgets to spend on innovative solutions. More than 1,200 tech industry leaders will convene in the club level of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium to build personal and professional relationships to help CTA carry out its year-long programming and advocacy efforts.

“The community’s support for C-Level over the years has been unbelievable,” said Erik Mitisek, CEO at CTA. “We continue to expand our mission for Colorado’s tech industry through education, advocacy and connections, and C-Level helps make it all possible.”

In preparation for Colorado’s largest tech industry event, CTA has compiled the top chief information officers based on IT project size, scope and anticipated 2015 spend. These “celebrities” volunteer their time and resources to offer up hundreds of millions of dollars in potential business to providers—partnerships and deals that have a track record of keeping business in the state.

“I have had a 75-80 percent success rate with the celebrities that I have won at C-Level over the years,” said Jennifer Olerich, enterprise account manager at CommVault. “Some of my largest deals have come out of this event. These people have excellent gatekeepers, and this has been my only way to access the best opportunities.”

Colorado Technology Association’s Top 15 CIOs


Michael Marcotte, CEO, acumen digital

Mark Endry, NA CIO & SVP Global Infrastructure, ARCADIS

Vincent Melvin, CIO, Arrow Electronics

David Anderson, SVP & CIO, CH2M HILL

Stephen Katsirubas, SVP & CIO, Crocs

Alan Cullop, CIO & SVP, DaVita Healthcare Partners

Jeff Robertson, SVP & CIO, DigitalGlobe

John Swieringa, SVP & CIO, DISH

Rob Meilen, VP & CIO, Hunter Douglas

Jeff Grayson, SVP & CIO, Intrawest

Sherri Hammons, CTO, IQNavigator

Jack Waters, CTO, Level 3 Communications

Jamie Cutler, CIO, QEP Resources

Robert Urwiler, EVP & CIO, Vail Resorts

Darius Jack, VP of IT Infrastructure and Operations, Western Union


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For interview opportunities before and after the event, or celebrity headshots, contact Megan Ryan at 303.592.4069 or for a complimentary media pass to attend. Pre-registration is required. Contact her at 720.468.2244 on the night of the event.

C-Level @ A Mile High wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship support of these businesses: ViaWest, Hitachi Data Systems, Compri Consulting, Aspenware, CommVault, GTRI, Comcast Business, OneNeck, ServiceNow, Veeam, Zayo, Delphix, Cloudera, ExaGrid, Software AG, Ping Identity, CGI, Dynatrace, Telesphere, Zunesis, Quantum, ReadyTalk, FORTRUST, ConnectandSell, Synoptek, Schomp BMW, Innovation & Tech Today, BizWest Media, ColoradoBiz Magazine, V3 Media, Wayin, Green House Data and The Judge Group.


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

Media Contact: Megan Ryan, VP of Marketing & Events, 

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