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Reminder: APEX Nominations are due August 15th
Have you nominated your team or project for recognition through the APEX Awards? Don’t miss out on this opportunity for excellent visibility. This annual awards program recognizes the individuals and organizations that have contributed to the success of the state’s technology sector in the past year.
APEX Awards Dinner
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center 
Registration coming soon!
Colorado Technology News - Now All in One Place

CTA is excited to announce the launch of a new resource for the technology community, The online portal is dedicated to distributing technology-related stories while highlighting the tech industry throughout Colorado in a convenient one-stop news service. Technology stories are curated and displayed in one convenient website with a daily or weekly email subscription available at Features include: curated content, daily or weekly email updates, regional tech news feeds, topic-specific feeds and thought leadership insights. Subscribe today!

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2014 APEX Conference APEX Conference
Save the Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Sheraton Downtown Denver  
As CTA celebrates its 20th anniversary, the APEX Conference is your opportunity to engage in the conversation driving innovation and technology throughout Colorado. Designed for creative encounter and collaboration, the APEX Conference is our industry’s opportunity to join together to celebrate successes, spark innovation, create connections, introduce productive disruption and discover opportunities. The APEX Conference will be an immersive day – for you to focus on you! Join us for a full day focused on growth through leadership, culture and innovation.
A variety of unique sponsorships are available. Contact Liz Iracki at 720-382-5924 to learn more.

Interested in volunteering? Attend our APEX Kick-off event on Tuesday, August 26th and contact Lizz McGehee with questions. 

Colorado Community Profile

David Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of the Reed Group, has been an active CTA board member since 2012 and currently chairs the Information Technology Economic Development Advisory Council (ITEDAC). David brings a multi-dimensional viewpoint to our technology community, blending his experience in the public and private sectors. Formerly the Chief Services Officer for the City and County of Denver under the Hickenlooper mayoral administration, he went on to serve as the President of Technology and then Chief Operating Officer of The Reed Group. He was then promoted to CEO in January 2013 during the firm's acquisition by Guardian Life Insurance. The Reed Group continues to exist in Westminster corridor as an independent wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian. David is recognized as a leader in the Northern corridor and throughout the state for his commitment to innovative thinking and compassionate customer service.

Behind the Logo  

FortrustFORTRUST is the most progressive high-availability data center services provider in North America, with its national headquarters located in Denver. FORTRUST offers agile, reliable, sustainable and secure, raised floor or modular data center capacity for any-size enterprise supported by optimal power infrastructure and connectivity to safeguard mission-critical business services. Since opening its doors, FORTRUST has had continuous critical systems uptime for over 12 years and counting. 
FORTRUST is only data center in Colorado to offer IO Data Modules, the most advanced data center technology available. Data modules provide an enhanced level of security, high-density power distribution and highly efficient heat dissipation. FORTRUST Denver is the only Tier III Design Certified data center services provider in Colorado and is the largest data center in the region with over 300,000 square feet of data center capacity. Ranging from small startup businesses to Fortune 500 companies, FORTRUST clients gain a trusted partner who will preserve and protect their IT infrastructure as well as serve as an essential extension of their operations. Learn more.
FORTRUST is the presenting sponsor of the 2014 APEX Conference on November 20th

Welcome Our New Members

303 Software
School of Law 
Law office of Elizabeth Lewis
Merchants Office Furniture
Tempus Nova

Renewing Members - Thank You!


American Sentinel University
BizWest Media LLC
Boulder Valley School District
Chetu, Inc.
CIO Source
City of Westminster
Consulate General of Canada
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Gagen MacDonald
Long View Systems (USA)
Mercury Payment Systems 
Microsoft Store
Open Scan Technologies
Regional Transportation District
Rocky Mtn Venture Capital Assn
Runzheimer International
SLI Global Solutions
Sogeti USA LLC
Telesphere Networks
The Judge Group

Windward Studios Inc
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. 
Digital Colorado: The Hottest Tech News, at Your Fingertips

In our digital world access to the latest information is the difference between being ahead or being behind.  With so many sources, mediums and channels where we receive our news, as the association that supports Colorado’s growth, we wanted to help bring the best technology information to you - faster.


Upcoming Events

Wine Tasting
Thursday, August 7th 
Governor’s Residence 
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CTA 101 Luncheon 
Wed, August 13th 

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Women in Tech Series
Thursday, August 21st
HomeAdvisor in Golden

Event Details
Tuesday, August 26th

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APEX Volunteer Kickoff
Tuesday, August 26th 

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

Event Details 
CTA 101 Luncheon 
Wed, Sept. 10th 
Location: TBD

Event Details
Insights Series in partnership with Forrester Research
Thurs, Sept. 11th 
Location: TBD

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Industry Briefing
Wed, October 1st 
Wells Fargo Herschner Room

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Colorado Tech Directory advertising deadline
Monday, Oct 6th
Learn more
C-Level @ A Mile High Launch Party
October TBD
Details coming soon! 

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

Member News

Shaw Communications Inc. to acquire ViaWest, Inc.

RTL Group to acquire majority stake in SpotXchange for $144 mln

2nd year planned for CU business-accelerator program 

Hickenlooper meets with Fort Collins tech startups
View other Colorado tech news on and via the CTA mobile app (search for "Colorado technology" in your app store)
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CO Quick Facts

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

Three Colorado cities among Forbes 20 Best Places

Denver ranks No. 1 in Employment in survey
"Study finds Colorado is mostly happy" as reported on

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