Colorado Tech Association event to host 80 ‘celebrities’

CLEVEL-Web-BannerThe Colorado Technology Association announced Monday that more than 80 “celebrities” will be in attendance at the group’s annual C-Level @ A Mile High event next month.

The event, which will take place at Denver’s Sports Authority Field on March 6, will be an opportunity for more than “1,200 industry leaders [to] connect on a personal level at the largest technology business exchange in Colorado and CTA’s largest annual fundraiser,” officials said in a news release.

The 80 celebrity attendees will include representatives from more than 70 companies, including Arrow Electronics, CH2M Hill, Crocs Inc., DaVita, FirstBank, Gates Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Hunter Douglas, National Jewish Health, OtterBox, Ping Identity, Pinnacol Assurance and ViaWest, the release said.

Several of these companies have offices in Colorado Springs.

Attendees will also be able to bid for time with guests that align with their areas of focus, according to the release.

The complete list of “celebrity” guests is as follows:

  • AIMCO – Richard Brennan, senior vice president of IT
  • Ajubeo – Chuck Price, president and CEO
  • Ajubeo – Tom Whitcomb, chief technology officer
  • Arapahoe County Government – David Bessen, director and chief information officer
  • Arrow Electronics, Inc. – Peter Koliopoulos, vice president of NA Marketing Arrow ECS
  • Arrow Electronics, Inc. – Vincent Melvin, chief information officer
  • BI Incorporated, A GEO Group Company – Andrea Young, chief information/technology officer and vice president of Engineering and Development
  • Blue Ocean Enterprises – Greg Sparks, chief information officer
  • Center Partners Inc. – Jim Dunn, CEO
  • Center Partners Inc. – Scott Prater, vice president of IT
  • CH2M HILL – David Anderson, senior vice president and chief information officer
  • CH2M HILL – Craig Fletcher, chief technology officer
  • Charter Communications – Charlie Bernard, vice president of commercial service delivery
  • Ciber – Mike Casullo, chief information officer
  • City & County of Denver – Scott Cardenas, chief technology officer
  • City of Arvada – Michele Hovet, deputy city manager
  • Colorado Rockies Baseball Club – Bill Stephani, senior director of information systems
  • Convercent – Philip Winterburn, chief product officer and chief technology officer
  • Convercent – Rex Young, vice president of technical operations and quality assurance
  • Crocs Inc. – Rob Grant, senior director of global technology
  • Crocs Inc. – Brian Horsman, vice president of IT
  • Crocs Inc. – Stephen Katsirubas, senior vice president and chief information officer
  • DaVita, Inc. – Alan Cullop, chief technology officer
  • DaVita, Inc. – Steve Oberg, chief information security officer
  • DB Schenker – Geoff Mansell, vice president/head of infrastructure of the Americas Region
  • Denver Health Hospital – Jeffrey Pelot, chief technology officer
  • Dice Holdings, Inc. – Klavs Miller, senior vice president of technology
  • DigitalGlobe – Scott Hicar, senior vice president of global technology services and chief information officer
  • Dizzion, Inc. – Manny Ladis, co-founder and senior vice president
  • Dizzion, Inc. – Steve Prather, co-founder and CEO
  • EchoStar Corporation – Mike Marcotte, global chief digital officer
  • Enabled Energy – Jon DeRidder, CEO
  • FirstBank – Albert Kendrick, chief technology officer
  • Front Porch Digital – Geoff Tognetti, senior vice president of engineering
  • Front Porch Digital – Mark Pougnet, chief financial officer
  • Gates Corporation – Steve Dills, global IT director
  • Gates Corporation – Kishore Nayak, senior vice president and chief information officer
  • Green House Data – Shawn Mills, president and CEO
  • GTRI – Steve Foster, chief operating officer
  • HSS Inc. – Marina Johnson, chief information officer
  • Hunter Douglas – Rob Meilen, vice president and chief information officer
  • Intrawest – Jeff Grayson, senior vice president and chief information officer
  • IQ Navigator – Sherri Hammons, chief technology officer
  • LabAnswer – Mark Everding, CEO
  • Lightstream – Jim Cassell, CEO
  • National Jewish Health – Judy McCarthy, chief technology officer
  • NCM Media Networks – Chuck Frederick, chief information officer
  • NCM Media Networks – Al Rosabal, chief operating officer
  • Open Scan – Nadine Lange, CEO
  • OtterBox – Mike Dalke, interim IT director
  • PDC Energy – James Gaulke, vice president of IT
  • Pearson – Aref Matin, executive vice president and chief technology officer
  • Ping Identity – Andre Durand, CEO
  • Pinnacol Assurance – Robert Norris, chief information officer
  • Probuild – Dom Maddalone, vice president of IT infrastructure and chief technology officer
  • QEP Resources – Jamie Culter, chief information officer
  • Qwikcart – Chris Poelma, CEO
  • ReadyTalk – Dan Cunningham, chief technology officer
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. – Chris Laping, chief information officer
  • SendGrid – Jim Franklin, CEO
  • SharpShooter Imaging – Sean McGrane, director of IT
  • Sports Authority – Alan McCrary, director of infrastructure and operations
  • Square Two Financial – Dan Parks, vice president of IT operations and infrastructure
  • Square Two Financial – Bill Weeks, senior vice president and chief information officer
  • Stream Communications – Xavier Coto, vice president of global infrastructure
  • Swiftpage – Amar Amarnath, chief information officer
  • Swiftpage – John Oechsle, president and CEO
  • Swiftpage – Bob Ogdon, Chairman
  • TELUS International – Michael Ringman, chief technology officer
  • TrackVia – Marc Haverland, chief technology officer
  • TrackVia – Pete Khanna, CEO
  • TUFFSHED – Lorin Cook, chief information officer
  • Urban Lending Solutions – Michael Alden, senior vice president of home retention operations
  • ViaSat, Inc. – Jim Elliot, vice president of technical operations
  • ViaWest, Inc. – Jason Carolan, chief technology officer
  • ViaWest, Inc. – Mike Krza, chief financial officer
  • ViaWest, Inc. – Nancy Phillips, CEO
  • ZOLL – Scott Ford, vice president of operations and IT

For more information, visit the C-Level @ A Mile High website.