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APEX Awards
Wednesday, November 5th
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

The countdown is on! Who will be recognized as the outstanding tech leaders in our state? Join us on November 5th to find out! 

Nine awards will be presented during our annual APEX Awards Dinner and we encourage you to reserve your table now to get a front row seat! This year will mark 14 years of honoring outstanding individuals and companies, like you, in our 
industry. Congrats to this year’s nominees! 

Don't miss your chance to mingle with the movers and shakers of our local tech community. Sponsor a table to ensure your spot. Table pricing is based on membership level and table placement will be based on a first come, first served basis. 
Get the details
Reserve Your Table
Are you as excited about APEX as Inversoft? We are! Join the conversation on Twitter with #APEXCO and @ColoTechAsn.
APEX Conference 
We are excited to see you at the 2014 APEX Conference where both national speakers and local business leaders will help set the stage for creative encounters and productive disruption. 

What:  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.
Who:  Technology leaders at all levels
Where:  Sheraton Downtown Denver
When:  Thursday, November 20th 
Why:  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.

Featured Speakers:
Don Peppers, Founding Partner, Peppers & Rogers Group
Peter Sheahan, Founder & CEO, ChangeLabs
Jeff Carr, CEO, SlamData
Scott Chasin, CEO, ProtectWise
Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity
Frank Diadone, CIO, City & County of Denver
Andy Grolnick, CEO, LogRhythm
Dan King, CEO, ReadyTalk
Bryan Leach, CEO, Ibotta
Suma Nallapati, CIO, State of Colorado
Jon Nordmark, CEO, iterate and founder, eBags
View confirmed speaker bios  
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20th Anniversary Celebration
CTA is pleased to announce that Bob Newman, CTA Founder and Founder of J.D. Edwards plus other prominent technology leaders including Bob Ogden, Chairman and Founder of Swiftpage, Senator Michael Johnston, and Steve Foster, COO of GTRI will lead us through an impressive 20-year journey of Colorado’s technology industry. This special fundraising luncheon will celebrate:
  • CTA’s 20th anniversary
  • 20 years of growth in our state’s tech economy
  • National and Colorado-based technology milestones 
Featured speakers include: 
Bob Newman          Bob Ogden             Senator Johnston       Steve Foster
Be sure to purchase your ticket for the luncheon when you register for the conference. Don't miss this celebration of all things tech and join us as we set the stage for the future!

Thursday, November 20th (during APEX Conference)
Sheraton Downtown Denver

$60 CTA members, $125 non-members
Member passes do not apply to this special fundraising event
Register Now
Interested in volunteering for APEX?

View the available volunteer opportunities

Contact Lizz McGehee, Events Manager, with questions. 
Market your brand to the Colorado tech industry

Sponsorships are still available for the APEX Conference including the Brand DNA Showcase.

View the detailed list of ways to engage your business with the Colorado technology industry listed on the APEX Conference webpage.

Behind the Logo  

As cyber-security breaches lead headlines on an almost daily basis, and individuals and corporations grapple with identity management, Denver-based Ping Identity is thriving in the space of "Next Gen Identity" security management. Ping works at the intersection of mobile, social and cloud to secure customer, partner, and employee identities. The company has ramped up significantly over the 12 years since its founding, recently taking a $35 million growth equity round of financing in addition to the $44 million Series F it closed last year. 
Ping has been a proud member of CTA for many years and CEO Andre Durand has held a board seat since 2012. Andre's commitment to the Colorado technology scene is far-reaching, and the Ping staff, outside of growing a phenomenal company, can be found building community and wearing their signature red berets all around the state.

Welcome New Members

Schomp BMW
Silicon Valley Bank
Volume Public Relations

Renewing Members - Thank You!

A10 Networks
AMG National Trust Bank
BEW Global
BI Incorporated
Delta Dental of Colorado
Downtown Denver Partnership
enzed Design
Janus Capital Group
Pinnacol Assurance

Slice of Lime
Talent Navigation Experts
Vista Solutions Corporation
Have you reserved your APEX tickets?

Fall is the time we celebrate and plan for a great new year in technology. This Fall, we have a jam-packed event calendar culminating with our two APEX events. 

Top 3 NEW additions to APEX Conference 2014:

1) Inspirational Speakers
2) Brand DNA
3) Innovation Showcase

In addition to a great conference, we are also celebrating CTA's 20th anniversary...

View complete message from CEO Erik Mitisek

Upcoming Events

Colorado Tech Directory advertising deadline
Friday, Oct 10th
Learn more
Industry Briefing: Health IT Economy & Outlook in Colorado
Wed, October 15th
Warwick Hotel, Denver

Event Details
Women in Tech Series: How to Swim in the Emotional Undercurrents of Your Workplace
Thurs, October 16th

Hotel Monaco, Denver
Event Details
Annual Investor Celebration (invitation only)
Tues, October 21st

APEX Awards Dinner
Wed, November 5th
Hyatt Regency Denver   
APEX VIP Reception (invitation only)
Wed, November 19th
APEX Conference 
Thurs, Nov. 20th 
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Event Details
CTA 20th Anniversary Luncheon
Thurs, Nov. 20th 
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Save the Date:
C-Level @ A Mile High 

March 192015
Sports Authority Field 


Member News

Rocky Mountain Tech Companies Dominate Outside's Best Places To Work List,

For Some Tech Start-Ups Like Ello, Exclusivity Draws Demand, New York Times Bits Blog

Booming Colorado Springs software company looks for space to grow even more, Colorado Springs Gazette

ReadyTalk zooms in on mobile teleconferencing,
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CO Quick Facts

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

Colorado gets high marks for tech innovation, Denver Business Journal

Boulder among best places to live in 2014, Money Magazine

Colorado ranks 2nd in the nation for use of information technology for its transportation and motor vehicle initiatives, Digital States Survey
Member feedback requested
This is the time of year when CTA works hard to listen to members as we build our strategic plan for next year. You will receive individual surveys via email based on your role to gather insight on membership, policy and workforce in the next four weeks. If you have thoughts on one of these topics, feel free to respond now using the links below. Participants will have a chance to win tickets to upcoming CTA events. Thanks in advance for your feedback!  Also, please plan to share feedback through the national TECNA (Technology Councils of North America) survey coming to your inbox in late October.

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