C-Level @ A Mile High is Denver’s largest technology networking event with more than 900 expected to attend. Sixty of those attendees are the event’s “Celebrities” – technology decision makers and influencers from IT departments or technology companies here in Colorado. The “Celebrities” donate future time (a meeting, lunch or activity) to the highest bidder in the silent auction. Attendees who participate in the “Celebrity” silent auction are technology vendors who desire an opportunity to do business with the “Celebrities” and work on their upcoming technology projects or initiatives.
“Colorado is home to many IT departments of global companies. We also have one of the largest SMB technology markets, with more than 5,500 software, hardware and IT service firms headquartered here in Colorado, ” explains Su Hawk, President of CSIA, the organization responsible for pulling this event together. “The drive behind this event is to promote Colorado companies and operations to use local Colorado companies as their vendors, ” she continued.
Bidding for “Celebrities” is not required; this is an evening of networking specifically for the technology industry. It’s an opportunity for all attendees to meet new companies and professionals here in Colorado.
The eight newest “Celebrities” include:
• Bill Barrett Corporation, Kim Brown, Director Information Technology
• Bill Barrett Corporation, Michael Craig, VP IT
• Charles Schwab & Co., Hugh Westermeyer, SVP Advisor Services Technology
• CoreSite, Chuck Price, SVP, Information Technology
• Intrado, Jay Nielsen, Director Network Engineering
• National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Scott Blumenreich, Deputy CIO
• Noodles & Company, David Lehn, VP Information Technology
• Red Robin International, Chris Laping, Chief Information Officer.
These eight “Celebrities” join executives from: ALN Medical Management, Aurora Bank FSB, BI Incorporated, Business Controls, Chipotle Mexican Grill, City of Denver, ClickBank, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, Comcast Corporation, Denver Broncos, Denver Health and Hospital, DigitalGlobe, Inc., EchoStar Corporation, Gambro Renal Products, Governor's Office of Information Technology, High Sierra Energy, Integrated Asset Services, Janus Capital Group, JBS USA, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, Kroll Factual Data, Lincoln Trust Co., Mile High United Way, NCM Media Networks, Newmont Mining Corp., onTargetjobs, PDC Energy, Pearson eCollege, Pendum, ProLogis, Quark, ReadyTalk, Regional Transportation District, Rivet Software, Rose Medical Center, Sports Authority, Starz Entertainment, The TriZetto Group, Thought Equity, tw telecom, UDR, Inc., Vail Resorts, ViaWest, Webroot, Western Union, and Zayo Networks.
CSIA (coloradotechnology.org) is the leader in uniting and growing Colorado’s information technology industry by providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, while supporting economic development, unification of technology stakeholders, and larger recognition of the industry and the people involved to develop and promote Colorado’s technology industry. CSIA also works nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. 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 or visit the website.