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10th Annual Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting
     Thank you sponsors:       

Thursday, August 7th  
Governor's Residence, 
400 E. 8th Ave, Denver

Directions and Parking
Now Accepting APEX Award Nominations  

The APEX Awards recognize Colorado’s technology excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and innovators. Since 2001, the Colorado Technology Association has hosted this prestigious event bringing together the community and celebrating the exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year. We encourage you to take time to celebrate your wins! 

Nominate a company or individual for the following categories:

Technology Company of the Year
Technology Project of the Year
Technology Startup Company of the Year
Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 
Chief Information Officer of the Year
Technology Teacher of the Year 
Technology Advocate of the Year
Women in Tech of the Year
Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement 

Deadline: August 15th at midnight

Not ready to submit your nomination? Use this form to let us know your intent to nominate to stay informed about the nomination process. 

Nomination webinars will be offered for questions, concerns and an overview of each award on July 10th or July 30. Please RSVP if you plan to join the call. 

The APEX Awards will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center on November 5th. Details and registration coming soon.
Colorado Tech Tour
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 in August to showcase all of the great things happening in our industry around a theme: “Fueling Colorado’s Economy Through Technology.” Stay tuned for more details coming your way very soon. Want to know how you can get involved now? Contact Liz Iracki for details
Women in Technology Conference a huge successWIT logo

Our 4th annual Women in Technology (WIT) Conference was a fantastic celebration of women across our industry coming together to accelerate for personal and professional success. Thanks again to our sponsors, luminaries and outstanding speakers.  The conversation is continuing on social media using hashtag #WomenInTechCO. Feel free to chime in! 

We captured lots of great photos from the day as well. View the photos here
CTA is looking forward to continuing the great momentum of the conference with our WIT Series. If you would like to stay informed about upcoming WIT events, join the CTA group here. Stay tuned for a WIT brainstorming session in late July. 

Colorado Community Profile

CTA welcomes five new board members
CTA recently elected five new members to our robust board of directors. These five individuals represent global technology companies and further elevate our association. 

Alan Cullop, Chief Information Officer at Davita

Mark Endry, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Americas of ARCADIS

Robert A. Meilen, Chief Information Officer and VP, Information Technology for Hunter Douglas North America

Roberta Robinette, President of AT&T Colorado

Jack Waters, Chief Technology Officer at Level 3

Learn more about our new board members here. 

Behind the Logo  

DigitalGlobe is based in Longmont and Boulder and is the leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery and geospatial solutions serving the U.S. Government, friendly foreign governments and industry. Their corporate purpose, “Seeing a Better World," is a driving force for their 1200 team members. The company is aligned behind the principle that by giving customers the power to see the Earth clearly and in new ways, they enable them to make the world a better place.

DigitalGlobe satellites orbit the Earth 75 times per day and can see something the size of home plate on a baseball field while traveling 17,000 mph. They operate in service to our community, our nation and the world. Their customers rely on a constellation of five high-resolution satellites to map and monitor areas of interest in support of intelligence analysts, military personnel, first responders and relief workers or map makers like Google. Recent efforts include the search for Malaysian Air 370, monitoring Russian troop build-up on the Ukrainian border, providing before and after images of the mudslide in Colorado, monitoring the movement of refugee populations in Syria, or exposing the atrocities of extremists groups like Boko Haram. Learn more

Welcome Our New Members

Altitude Digital
Choose People
Data Network Group
Global Accelerator Network
NewCloud Networks
Professional Assist Corp.

Renewing Members - Thank You!

Arapahoe/Douglas Works!
Cyberscience Corporation
Gamma Two Robotics
OpenWorld Learning
Panorama Consulting Solutions
Sheridan Ross P.C.
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. 
Recognition matters. Submit your nominations TODAY!

It is our favorite time of year – the time of year we start the process to recognize the best of technology in Colorado. Each year we get great nominations for our APEX Awards, and are always in search of the best ideas, leaders, projects and inspiring stories to lift the Colorado technology community to the next level.
But, nominations take time. Effort. And can be burdensome to get submitted. We get it. You are busy. And with the best of intentions, sometimes our best nominees never make it into the process. Well this year – we want to change that. We want to help the Colorado technology accelerate and thought it would be great to share why this is so important. 

Upcoming Events

CTA 101 Luncheon
Wednesday, July 9th
The Industry
Event Details

APEX Award Nominations Webinars
Thursday, July 10th 
Event Details 

Wed, July 30th 
Event Details 

Wine Tasting
Thursday, August 7th 
Governor’s Residence 
5:30- 8:30pm
Event Details

CTA 101 Luncheon 
Wed, August 13th 
Location: TBD
Event Details 

Industry Briefing
Wed, Sept. 3rd 
Wells Fargo Herschner Room 

Event Details 
APEX Awards Dinner
Wed, November 5th
Hyatt Regency Denver 
Evening Dinner
Event Details
APEX Conference 
Thurs, Nov. 20th 
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Technology Directory deadline approaching

Tech Directory
CTA has partnered with BizWest Media to produce a technology directory. The deadline for advertising is Friday, July 25th. Don't miss out!  Learn more
CTA website gets a face lift
We have given the CTA website a face lift incorporating beautiful Colorado photography into the background and new navigation structure. 

We have many creative and talented individuals in our membership and we would love to feature your photography as well. If you have images you would like to have considered or feedback on the site, please email Megan Ryan

Member News

Denver Crowdlending Platform P2Binvestor Signs Funding Deal with Bhakti Chai

Ping Identity Named a Leader in Gartner’s 2014 Identity and Access Management as a Service Magic Qua

Cherwell Software President and CEO Vance Brown received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for technology

Twentyseven Global is expanding to Denver

View other Colorado tech news on our website and via the CTA mobile app (search for "Colorado technology" in your app store)
Submit your news

CO Quick Facts

The word is spreading - Colorado is fast becoming known as a national and global leader in innovation. 

Colorado among Top 10 of "America's Top States for Business," CNBC via Denver Business Journal

"Denver ranked in top 10 for best places for STEM graduates," in Denver Business Journal

Tech Jobs

Find and post technology jobs throughout Colorado on our website

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