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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:

Preview of Confirmed Celebrities:
Vincent Melvin, CIO of Arrow Electronics, Inc.
David Anderson, Senior Vice President and CIO of CH2M Hill
Scott Hicar, SVP Global Technology Services, CIO of DigitalGlobe
Rob Meilen, VP, CIO of Hunter Douglas

Industry Impact

Industry Collaboration Briefing 2014 Kickoff
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 (please note change of date)
7:30am - 9:00am
Wells Fargo Hershner Room, 1700 Lincoln, Denver, CO 80230

For February, we will have a rich discussion with members of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). CTA is very excited about the USPTO satellite office opening this summer. Join us to learn about the resources they have for you and your business.

Details and registration: Industry Collaboration Briefing

CTA's legislative leadership team is in the midst of the 2014 Legislative Session. We have a proactive agenda on topics ranging from telecom reform, Internet Protocol unregulation, STEM education and workforce development, for starters. Follow our public policy initiatives online here or on the CTA mobile app (search Colorado Technology in your app store). CTA staff will also be posting regular legislative updates on the CTA blog for members to view through the password-protected portal.

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. Current federal targets include immigration reform, patent trolling, data breach and notification, and startup innovation credit.

Colorado Community Profile

Paul Skach of Oracle has been a strong community partner with CTA for many years. Paul's leadership as a title sponsor of this year's C-Level event and his volunteerism on the celebrity selection committee is helping us broaden our reach across the C-suite. Look for some new faces on March 6th as a result of his efforts!

"I’ve had the pleasure of being actively engaged with CTA in a variety of capacities over the last seven years and can’t say enough good things about the organization. CTA has given me the opportunity to develop great relationships with many business leaders from across the state. I enjoy networking with like-minded individuals and look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s C-Level event.”
- Paul Skach, Oracle Hardware Sales Representative

Behind the Logo

CTA is pleased to have Zunesis returning for a second year as a member and a title sponsor of C-Level @ A Mile High. Zunesis is based in Centennial, CO, with additional offices in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Zunesis provides customers across all industries with excellent service in IT Infrastructure, cloud computing, big data, and most recently, social media listening. With an expert team of solution architects, whom the staff affectionately calls their "Secret Sauce,” Zunesis proudly stands by its slogan: "The Only IT Partner You’ll Ever Need!”

New Board Leadership

We welcome Molly Rauzi, Chief Technology Officer and Management Consultant at Gagen McDonald, as Board Chair to lead the organization in 2014. Steve Foster, Chief Operating Officer at GTRI, was named Chair Elect for 2015. View complete release.

CTA Welcomes New Staff

CTA welcomes Lizz McGehee as our new events manager. She joins the organization most recently from the Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver. Lizz will be the main point of contact for all CTA events. View complete staff list

Renewing Members - Thank You!

Advanced Systems Group
Amadeus Consulting
Arista Networks
Ascent Services Group
Catapult Systems
Colorado Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Commerce Kitchen
DTSI Group
E2 Optics, LLC
Epsilon Targeting
Ernst & Young
Grant Thornton
Green House Data
Holland Square Group
Howell Construction IT Department

Innovar Group
Messner & Reeves, LLC
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Noodles & Company
PDC Energy
PEAK Resources, Inc.
Perceptive Software
Ping Identity
Robert Half International
Sempera Professional Services, Inc.

Spitfire Group LLC
The Doyle Group
Virsage Solutions
Volare Systems Inc
Western Union IT Department
Powering CTA

The CTA staff would like to thank the following partners for their generous in-kind donations to keep our office technology top-of-the-line.

CEO Message

Increased Focus on Public Policy
The state and federal legislative sessions are in full swing, and at CTA we are excited about the activity and energy around technology and the advanced industries. At the end of the session last year, as an organization we felt it more important than ever to be involved in the dialogue to move Colorado forward through technology...
Subscribe to our blog for regular updates.

Upcoming Events

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

Event details

Colorado Springs Social Maintenance
Tuesday, Feb. 18th
4:30 – 6:30pm
IvyWild School, Colorado Springs

Event details
CTA Gov in Tech: Big Data - Opening New Possibilities
Tuesday, Feb. 25th
8:30 – 10am
CTA Office

Event details
Industry Briefing
Wed., Feb. 26th
7:30 – 9am
Wells Fargo Hershner Room

Event details
Denver Social Maintenance
Wed., Feb. 26th
4:30 – 6:30pm
Lime at Denver Pavilions

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

Event details
Fort Collins Social Maintenance
Tuesday, Mar 18th
4:30 – 6:30pm
Location TBD

Event details
Featured Partner Event

Tech Leaders Dinner benefiting KidsTek
Wed., Feb. 19th
KidsTek is offering CTA members a discounted rate for an evening of great food, drink and student demonstrations. The Nancy J. Sauer Philanthropy award will be presented to our long-standing supporter, Senator Nancy Todd.
Event details

Welcome Our New Members

Access Venture Partners
Advanced Assembly
BalancePoint Corporation
Breo Solutions
Critical Facilities Technology
Denver International Airport
HUNTER Technical Resources
ISYS Technologies
Nimble Storage
Niobrara Data Center Energy Park
Twentyseven Global
Veeam Software
Workplace Elements

Become a Member

Many links included in this newsletter direct to content inside of CTA's membership-accessed portal. To gain access to that information, contact Maggie Reber-Wynn about upgrading your membership.

CO Quick Facts

The word is spreading. Colorado is fast becoming known as a national and global leader in innovation. Here are a few of the rankings that highlighted Colorado in 2013:

#8 on Bloomberg’s Top 20 Most Innovative States list

#2 on the US Chamber of Commerce top states for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as noted in the "2013 Enterprising States Report

Tech Jobs

Find and post technology jobs throughout Colorado on our website.

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