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Denver, CO, United States, 2009/09/16 - CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association, today announced Scott Heiferman, Co-Founder of Meetup, Warren Adelman, President of GoDaddy, and Jeff Housenbold, CEO of Shutterfly, as the Breakfast Keynote Speakers for DEMOGala.
Scott Heiferman co-founded Meetup in 2002. Previously, he founded Fotolog, the leading photo blog service, and i-traffic, the first online ad agency. Scott was named MIT Technology Review’s “Innovator of the Year” for 2004. He graduated from the University of Iowa, is the organizer for New York’s Tech Meetup, and he has posted a photo everyday on Fotolog since 2001. Scott will be talking about enabling communities online and face to face during the breakfast keynote. Across the world in more than 11,500 cities people with like interests are forming local communities online and face to face. Millions of people convene to share, learn and make a difference. Meetup has more than 58,900 local groups meeting on 8,300+ topics and 6 million monthly visitors. The internet is changing not only the way we meet people, but the way we organize our different interest groups.
Warren Adelman is responsible for day-to-day operations, resource management, process improvement and corporate strategic planning for The Go Daddy Group, Inc. He oversees Information Technology, Information Security and Continuity Planning, Customer Care, Business Development, Human Resources and Policy Planning. Warren also heads up the Governance and Policy Committee, which is dedicated to oversight of Go Daddy's standards and practices.
As Shutterfly’s President and CEO, Jeffrey Housenbold leads the Company’s strategic direction and growth. Jeffrey is a new-media visionary with a successful track record of building online consumer franchises by artfully combining commerce and community. His leadership and vision are the driving force behind Shutterfly’s industry leading transformation of how people interact with their memories. Jeffrey has assembled a talented executive team that oversees the rapid growth of Shutterfly’s global customer base, strategic partnerships, technology platforms and innovative products and services.
“We are thrilled to have the region’s only technology conference of this magnitude right here in Denver, CO,” says Su Hawk, President of CSIA. “We are bringing together some of the highest caliber of speakers from both coasts and showcasing the most innovative technologies that are being created right here in Colorado, the crossroads of technology, innovation and growth. Companies in Colorado and surrounding states like New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Kansas no longer have to worry about missing the big tech conferences that are held on the east and west coasts every year due to budgetary concerns. They can send their teams to DEMOGala at a fraction of the price while still getting the impact of a national technology conference, all right here in Denver.”
This year's DEMOgala Denver technology conference on Thursday, October 8, features over 100 speakers on 15 different panels discussing the newest trends in technology. Topics include everything from cloud computing, software development, crowdsourcing, mobile applications, web commerce, open source, social networking, APIs, transparency, and much more. In addition, 20 of Colorado's most innovative technology companies will be chosen to showcase their innovative technology and inspiring company. Innovative technologies have a proven track record of success, from electricity and transportation, to the internet and ecommerce.
CSIA (coloradotechnology.org) is the leader on behalf of the information technology industry in Colorado, providing connections, insight, advocacy, and competitive edge programs and services to help technology companies succeed and prosper. Since 1994, CSIA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the information technology industry in Colorado, and has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success.
For more information on CSIA please call (303) 592-4070