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Colorado Tech Download January - C-Level @ A Mile High, CTA legislative advocacy
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Register Now for C-Level @ A Mile High

C-Level @ A Mile High is an opportunity to meet C-suite decision makers and IT team leaders in Colorado across industries who use technology to power their businesses. This event is CTA's largest fundraiser of the year. 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Sports Authority Field 

Get the details and register at

Preview of Confirmed Celebrities:
Alan Cullop, CTO of DaVita
Scott Cardenas, CTO of City and County of Denver
Pete Khanna, CEO of TrackVia
Mark Haverland, CTO of TrackVia

New for 2014
We will be introducing a post-event online auction for additional exposure and access to tech executive celebrities. Include this component in your C-Level strategy. Contact Liz Iracki for details. 

Get Involved
Sponsorship opportunities still available. Learn more

Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Donate to the C-Level Silent Auction

Industry Impact

Mark your calendar for our first Industry Collaboration Briefing of 2014 on Wednesday, February 5th. The regular briefing occurs on the 1st Wednesday of most months. Join us for updates on activity, programs and trends related to:
  • Public policy related to building a technology and business-friendly climate
  • Talent pipeline, including STEM education & workforce development
  • Business growth, including new market development, access to funding, etc.
  • The technology, telecommunications, broadcasting, media, information and electronics sectors
CTA is geared up for a productive 2014 Legislative Session, which kicked off last week. We have a proactive agenda this year on topics ranging from telecom reform, Internet Protocol unregulation, STEM education and workforce development, for starters. Follow our public policy initiatives online here or the CTA mobile app (search Colorado Technology in your app store)
CTA will be traveling to Washington D.C. to represent our industry at the annual DC Fly-In along with approximately 30 other technology councils on February 11-12, 2014. Current federal targets include immigration reform, patent trolling, data breach and notification, and startup innovation credit.

Colorado Community Profile

Volunteer Profile: John Meyer, Hitachi Data Systems

Thank you to John Meyer, a star CTA volunteer. John is leading the volunteer marketing committee for this year's C-Level @ A Mile High. He was instrumental in the logo and branding transition from Colorado Software & Internet Association (CSIA) to Colorado Technology Association (CTA). John is currently a Senior Marketing Manager at Hitachi Data Systems and the author of All Marketing is Local: A Common Sense Approach to Marketing Your Business. John spent over a decade as an executive for Microsoft Corporation. He previously worked for Wellness Business Systems, Pure Brand Communications and Arrow Partnership. In addition, John has served on the boards of the Food Bank of the Rockies and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. John is a Colorado native and loves doing anything outdoors with his family. 

Behind the Logo

CTA welcomes Veeam as a new member! Veeam® is Modern Data Protection™ - providing powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions that are Built for Virtualization™ and the Cloud. Their backup and replication solutions help organizations meet RPOs and RTOs, save time, eliminate risks and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has over 20,000 ProPartners and more than 80,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world with over 15 dedicated Colorado Veeam Representatives with 10 based in the Denver area.

CTA welcomes new staff

Megan Ryan joined CTA as Director of Marketing & Events in December. Megan is a transplant from Albuquerque, New Mexico and is looking forward to getting involved in the Denver community. 

View complete staff list

CEO Message

As we enter our 20th year, we could not be more excited about the direction of Colorado’s economy and the impact technology has across all sectors. 

View complete message here

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Upcoming CTA Events

Gov in Tech Series: Big Data Analytics in Government 
Tuesday, Jan. 21st
8:30am - 10:00am
Colorado Technology Association office

Event details

CIO panel in Fort Collins
Thursday, Jan. 23rd
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Fort Collins Brewery

Event details
Industry Briefing
Wednesday, Feb. 5th
7:30am - 9:00am
Herschner Room at Wells Fargo

Event details

CTA 101
(member education)
Wed, Feb. 12th
Noon - 1:00pm
CTA Office

Event details coming soon

Social Maintenance (member social) in Denver
Wed, Feb. 26th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location TBA

Event details coming soon

C-Level @ A Mile High
Thursday, March 6th
4:30pm - 9:00pm
Sports Authority Field

Event details

Featured Partner Event

Using Analytics to Gain a Competitive Advantage
Presented by Neudesic
Thurs, February 6th
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Microsoft DTC Office

Event details

Welcome New CTA Members

Dorsey & Whitney
Errol Forkner

Colorado Quick Facts

Colorado ranks among the top 15 states with the most entrepreneur-friendly environment by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.

Read the article

Colorado Tech Jobs

Find and post technology jobs throughout Colorado on the CTA website
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