In the Age of the Customer: There is Safety and Success in Speed
The age of "slow and steady wins the race" is over; customers are impatient and inconstant — their loyalty shifts to whomever best meets their needs today. Software is the key to meeting these needs, and its malleability is its strength. Software is the magic that makes products, services, and customer experiences come alive
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Women in Technology Conference
Friday, June 13th
Denver Botanical Gardens at Chatfield
Senate Bill 205 Signed into Law
Senate Bill 205 was signed into law on May 21st at the Sector Summit. The bill was led by Senator Newell & Representative Young and championed by CTA to create a talent pipeline working group. The bill requires the state Workforce Development Council, CDE, CDHE, CDLE and OEDIT to work collaboratively to grow relevant talent pipelines. Learn more about the bill.
Pictured here (L to R) are Sandra Hagen Solin, CTA Lobbyist; Nissa Szabo, Industry Affairs Manager; Governor John Hickenlooper; Wendy Nkomo, COO and VP of Industry Affairs; and Erik Mitisek, CEO.
Colorado Tech Tour
We're going on tour! CTA staff and supporting sponsors are coming to a tech company near you this summer - and we hope you'll join us. We are excited to embark on a journey across Colorado later this summer to showcase all of the great things happening in our industry around a theme: “Fueling Colorado’s Economy Through Technology.”
A caravan of branded vehicles will roll through Colorado on a whirlwind tour with exciting events in nine cities with a video crew to capture the fun. Stay tuned for more details coming your way very soon. Want to know how you can get involved now? Contact Liz Iracki for details.
Colorado Community Profile
Robert Berger, GTRI and co-chair of UNWIRED Vertical Group Robert Berger has been a volunteer for CTA for nearly five years, leading steering committees for both C-Level @ A Mile High and Demo Gala/Apex. In 2011, Rob was instrumental in confirming a large portion of the celebrities for C-Level while keeping in mind the focus and who would have the most strategic impact for CTA. He also co-chaired the Apex Awards nomination committee and delivered the highest number and the highest quality of nominees in history, culminating in him being honored as the 2011 CTA Volunteer of the Year. Rob currently leads both the Big Data and Services Contract teams at Global Technology Resources, Inc. and serves as the Board Development Chair for the Associate Board of Directors for Big Brother Big Sisters of Colorado. Before GTRI, Rob held numerous sales and management positions at EchoStar/Hughes, Credera, ViaWest and T-Mobile USA.
Holland & Hart has been at the forefront of technology law, offering a focused package of expertise to clients involved in technology-related businesses, for over 30 years. They help clients commercialize their proprietary technology and acquire rights to use the third-party technology needed to move their businesses forward. They work with clients of all sizes, at all stages of development, and immerse ourselves in their businesses to understand the operational impacts and risks associated with use, outsourcing, licensing, and other technology issues. The firm can provide counseling and representation in a wide range of technology-related business matters such as financial arrangements from inception to merger or sale, venture capital financing, R&D agreements, tax considerations, and securities offerings. Holland & Hart also has an extensive network of foreign agents to handle investigations, protection, and registration of intellectual property abroad. Technology also plays an integral part in our delivery of legal services. Holland & Hart regularly seeks out and implements new technologies to enhance and streamline the practice of law. Through state-of-the-art intake and conflicts screening systems, secure client-sites that allow us to collaborate across offices and with our clients, and use of advanced e-discovery tools, Holland & Hart leverages technology to deliver the most cutting-edge legal services.
Welcome Our New Members
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Hotel Monaco Denver
Employees: Join an interest list to get engaged with CTA's initiatives and programs today.
Upgrade or 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.
Involvement = Opportunities
With summer upon us, now is a good time to think about ways to get more involved in organizations and engage in those you have not been involved with. Summer is a great time to reset. In speaking with members I often get the question, how can I get the most out of being a member of CTA?
My answer: find something of interest to you and get more involved.
With all the components of CTA – community, workforce, policy and economic development – there are many ways to get more involved in helping build a better Colorado technology community.
Industry Briefing and Legislative Session Celebration Wed, June 4th
University of Denver Event Details
Denver Executive Summit Fri, June 6, 2014
Ritz-Carlton, Denver Event Details CTA 101 Wed, June 11th
Noon – 1pm
CTA Office Event Details Women in Technology Conference Fri, June 13th
Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Event Details Insights Series in partnership with Forrester Research Tuesday, June 17th
Denver Post Auditorium Event Details
Colorado Venture Summit
Thurs, June 19th
Coors Field, Denver Event Details
If you are a Founder or CEO of a technology company that hopes to raise capital, you are invited to attend the Evening Party. At this event you will be able to network with many already venture-backed CEOs in Colorado and a large number of venture capital firms who will have spent the day together at the invitation-only Main Event. The Evening Party is open only to Founders/CEOs of Colorado technology companies (no service providers please).
Gov-in-Tech Tues, June 24th 8:30-10am
GTRI (please note location change) Event Details CTA UNWIRED Vertical: An Epic discussion with Vail Resorts CIO Robert Urwiler Tues, June 24th
GTRI Event Details APEX Awards Nominations Open
Tues, July 1st Details coming soon
Save the Date: Wine Tasting Thurs, August 7th
5:30-8:30pm Details coming soon APEX Awards Dinner Wed, November 5th
Hyatt Regency Denver
CTA has partnered with BizWest Media to produce a technology directory. You will be contacted by a researcher to verify your company information for your free listing. Please respond to that inquiry in a timely manner.