C Level Secondary


Go Beyond Networking

Colorado tech’s biggest night of the year, C-Level @ A Mile High!

C-Level @ A Mile High puts attendee connections at the center of our program. At C-Level, we gather 50+ top tech executives and give them the title of “Celebrity”. As our C-Level Celebrities, these executives attend the event to connect with our attendees and share information on upcoming IT projects.

At our largest fundraiser of the year, our C-Level Celebrities put together amazing auction experience packages – such as a Denver Broncos football game, an Italian cooking class, or a snowmobile excursion – that you can bid on throughout the evening in an effort to win the chance to spend even more time with them following the event.

This is a great way to support CTA and the Colorado tech community and to build long-lasting relationships. This event is not to be missed!

Why Attend?

  • Connect with your Peers: C-Level brings together our Colorado tech community for one night of connection, celebration and fun!
  • Optimize your Time – meet top tech executives in one room: More than 50 C-Level Celebrities attend the event to share information about their company and upcoming IT initiatives.
  • Participate in our Celebrity Auction: The C-Level Celebrities’ auction experience packages offer you a chance to continue your conversations with our C-Level Celebrities beyond the event. The funds raised through this auction support CTA and our technology industry year-round.
  • Help your Business Shine: Join the event as a sponsor to align your brand with the best of the best in technology and showcase all that you have to offer in front of Colorado’s top tech leaders and talent.

Participate in the C-Level Auction & Win 2 Roundtrip, First-Class United Airlines Tickets! 

Participate in our C-Level Celebrity Experience Auction for the chance to win two roundtrip, first-class tickets with United Airlines to anywhere in North America, Central America or the Caribbean (Hawaii, Canada and Mexico included)! 

How to Enter:

  1. Download Handbid and Register for the Celebrity Experience Auction (when you register for the event you’ll receive details about how to do this)

  2. Every time you place a bid in the auction, you’ll receive an additional entry (more bids = more chances to win!) 

The sweepstakes will open beginning Tuesday, May 21st at noon (the day the C-Level Celebrity Auction opens) – the winner will be announced and notified by Thursday, May 30th. 

Click here for additional information & for sweepstakes rules. 
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
5:00 – 8:30 PM

Empower Field at Mile High


Presented by




2023 Attendees

  • 110 West Group
    4B Marketing
    66degrees
    Accenture
    Ackerman Consulting
    ACSM
    ActivateWork
    AgeWise Colorado, Inc.
    Aim Consulting
    AIR Communities

  • Akkodis
    Alchemer
    Amperity
    anm
    Apex Systems, Inc.
    Appian
    AppIt
    Arapahoe Douglas Works
    Ardent Mills
    ARKUS

  • Armis
    Arrow Electronics, Inc.
    Aspen Capital Company
    AST Corporation
    ATSG
    AuditBoard
    AWS
    Bank of America
    BESPIN GLOBAL
    Betsol

  • Better Boss Brands Co.
    BlackRock
    Blacks in Technology
    Blend360
    Boom Supersonic
    Boulder Chamber
    Boulder Valley School District
    bpx energy
    Buchalter
    Butterflye Solutions

  • CapTech
    CareerWise Colorado
    CBRE
    CDW Corporation
    Centura Health
    CFGI
    CGI
    Chase
    Christy Sports
    Cidenet LLC / AZTIA

  • City & County of Denver – Technology Services
    City of Aurora
    City of Lakewood
    Clear Choice Dental
    Cloudflare
    Cognizant/TriZetto Healthcare Products
    Colorado Concern
    Colorado Department of State
    Colorado Neurodiversity Chamber of Commerce
    Colorado Technology Sales

  • Comcast Business
    Community College of Aurora
    ComTech-Leavitt
    Congruex
    Connect For Health
    Connect13
    Consulate General of Canada
    ConvergeOne
    CoreSite
    Cradlepoint

  • Credera
    Cyberelite
    CyberUp
    Cyera
    Data Destruction, Inc.
    Datalere
    Datavail
    Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP
    DaVita
    Denodo

  • Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
    Denver South
    DHI Group, Inc.
    Dietrich Partners
    Digital Aggregates Corporation
    Digital Silence
    DISH
    DITEX
    Dynamo
    Dynatrace

  • EffectiveSoft
    eHire
    elearning partners
    Elevations CU
    Eliassen Group
    Emblue US
    EMSL Analytical, Inc.
    EOS Worldwide
    EPAM Systems, Inc
    Equinix

  • Equinox Systems, LLC
    eSentire
    Evok Technologies
    Evoque
    Expedient
    First Tech Federal Credit Union
    FirstBank
    Fivetran
    Flagship BioSciences
    Flexential

  • Focused Labs
    Forbes Partners
    Fox Consulting
    Freeman Nutra Group
    Fuego UX
    Gagen MacDonald
    Gannett Peak Technology
    GavinHeath
    Geek Squad
    Georgy Technology Leadership

  • GlobalMindED
    Globant
    Google LLC
    Gorilla Logic
    Governor’s Office of Information Technology
    Greystone Technology
    GuidePoint Security
    Hertz
    Hitachi-Vantara LLC
    Holland & Hart

  • IBM
    IDC
    Influence Board
    Info-Tech Research Group
    Innovative Driven
    Insight
    Inspirato
    Interactive Resources
    IQ Clarity
    Island

  • Istonish
    iterate.ai
    Janus Henderson Investors
    JBS USA
    JPMorgan Chase
    Keyhole Software
    Kforce
    Knock CRM
    KPMG
    Kyndryl

  • Lace
    Lacework
    Link Technologies
    LucidPoint
    Lumen
    Lunavi
    Maxar Technologies
    McIndoe Consulting
    Mejeticks
    Menlo Security

  • Moss Adams
    MOST Programming, Inc.
    Moveworks
    Mt San Rafael
    Neudesic
    Nimble Gravity
    NOVUS Professional Services, Inc
    Nutanix, Inc.
    Okta
    Oppuous

  • Opteamix, LLC
    Oracle
    Orion Innovation
    OTAVA
    P&M Corporate Finance
    PAIRIN
    Paloma
    Panasonic
    Pariveda Solutions
    Pax8

  • PCs for People
    Perficient, Inc.
    Plante Moran
    PMI
    Premier Members Credit Union
    Principal Financial Network
    Prodigy Resources
    Production Resource Group (PRG)
    Professional Case Management
    Professional Employment Group

  • Propeller
    PwC
    Pyramid Analytics
    Qualys
    Qwasar Silicon Valley
    Randstad Technologies
    Red Hat, Inc
    Regis University
    RevGen Partners
    Rhize Tech

  • Rimini Street, Inc.
    RingCentral
    RSM US
    Rule4
    Sage Hospitality
    Sailpoint
    Sanity Solutions, Inc
    Sapiens
    Saviynt
    Scopic Analytics

  • SECORCares
    Sentinel Technologies
    Service Express
    SHI
    Silverland Technology
    Slalom Consulting
    Smart Mom Gig / Work Gap Solution
    Smeester & Associates
    SnapLogic
    SnapNurse

  • Something Borrowed
    Sophia Network
    St. Vrain Valley School District
    State of Colorado
    State of Colorado OIT
    Sun Construction
    TalentBridge
    Talentcrowd
    Tanium
    Tapzeo

  • Tata America International Corp
    Taylor Wessing
    TechNation Careers
    TechnologyWest
    Telarus
    TELUS International
    Tenable
    Terminal.io
    The Anschutz Corporation
    The Ash Group

  • The Doyle Group
    The Judge Group
    The Select Group
    Thought Ensemble
    T-Mobile for Business
    Toastmasters
    Trimble
    TrueCar
    TTEC
    Turing School of Software & Design

  • United Airlines
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
    Vail Resorts
    Varonis
    Vation Ventures
    vcfo
    Vectra Bank Colorado
    Veear Projects
    Venture X
    Vericour

  • Verizon
    Visible
    W Risk Group LLC
    Webflow
    WellBiz Brands
    Western Governors Asssociation
    Western Governors University
    Western Union
    Whitney’s Wears
    Wireless Watchdogs

  • Workday
    Workforce Tag
    yorCMO
    Zivaro, Inc.
    Zuora

2024 Program

Tuesday, May 21

  • Let the bidding begin! Use the Handbid Auction app to view the Celebrity packages and bid on a Celebrity experience. C-Level Celebrities are tech executives that donate their time to our fundraiser to connect with our attendees, share information on upcoming IT projects and put together experience packages – such as a hike, virtual cooking class or a round of golf – that our attendees bid on throughout the evening. Through these efforts, these Celebrities help us raise funds for our largest fundraiser of the year, while providing attendees the opportunity to build long lasting business relationships.

Wednesday, May 22

FAQ

  • Tuesday, May 21
    12:00 PM – Celebrity Experience Package Auction Opens (via Handbid, auction app)Wednesday, May 22
    Empower Field
    5:00 PM – Doors Open, Event Begins
    5:00 – 8:00 PM – Meet with Celebrities in one of our 6 Industry Zones, located throughout the venue, Explore Empower Field and all the views that it has to offer, enjoy drinks and appetizers, and participate in the many sponsor activities offered throughout the space. 7:00 PM – Lot One of our Celebrity Experience Package Auction Closes
    8:00 PM – Lot Two of Our Celebrity Experience Package Auction Closes
    8:30 PM – Event EndsBrooklyn’s
    8:30 PM – After Party

  • C-Level @ A Mile High gathers over 800 leaders in the Colorado tech industry for a night of networking and connection. There is no other event that provides direct access to leaders driving change in the Colorado tech industry. 

    C-Level is your opportunity to…

    -Connect with fellow leaders in the Colorado tech industry – in 2023, 298 of our attendees were executive-level  

    -Build connections with companies from across the Colorado tech industry – in 2023, individuals from 275 different organizations attended the event

    -Get to know the decision makers at key Colorado companies – in 2023 we had 54 Celebrities (CIO, CTO or CISO) participate in the event. These individuals are stationed at tables throughout the event, inviting conversations with attendees.

  • C-Level Celebrities are tech executives that donate their time to connect with our C-Level @ A Mile High event attendees. Interested in getting to know the IT teams at Colorado companies like DISH, Arrow Electronics or Vail Resorts? This is your chance!

    Celebrities share information on upcoming IT projects and put together experience packages – such as a bike ride, a cooking class, a wine tasting, or a round of golf – that our attendees bid on throughout the evening in an effort to win the chance to spend even more time with the Celebrity following the event. Through these efforts, these Celebrities help us raise funds for our largest fundraiser of the year, while providing attendees the opportunity to build long lasting business relationships.

  • All Celebrities can be found on our C-Level @ A Mile High event page, under “2024 CELEBRITIES.” Their IT projects can be found in our Celebrity Experience Auction app Handbid starting at noon on Tuesday, May 21. 

  • To participate in the auction, you’ll need to register and log in separately to the fundraising app Handbid, which can be accessed via this link:
    https://events.handbid.com/auctions/c-level-at-a-mile-high-2024 

    The event auction will launch at noon on May 21, and you will be able to participate in the auction at that time! The auction will close in two groups. The time for the first group of Celebrities participating in the Celebrity auction will end at 7:00pm on May 22. The second group will end at 8:00pm on May 22. 

  • You will receive push notifications through Handbid on the status of the auction and items you’ve bid on, and you will be alerted if you won at the end of the event. Additionally, you will receive an email within two weeks following the event with an update on your Auction prize and next steps.

  • The Celebrity Experience Auction is only available to attendees of C-Level @ A Mile High. Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have about registration – eventsmgr@coloradotechnology.org

  • Yes, definitely! C-Level @ A Mile High is Colorado tech’s premier networking event. Even if you’re not interested in participating in the Celebrity Experience Auction this event is your chance to connect with your peers in the tech industry, meet new people and network with top executives. 

    Additionally, it’s a lot of fun! Explore Empower Field and all the views that it has to offer, enjoy drinks and appetizers, and participate in the many sponsor activities offered throughout the space.

  • Reach out to our team at eventsmgr@coloradotechnology.org to find out about your company’s complimentary tickets. 

  • Please send an email to eventsmgr@coloradotechnology.org, and we’ll get back to you right away. When you send your email, please be sure to include your phone number so we can call you back to support you if needed. 

  • If you have further questions about the event or anything CTA-related, please reach out to eventsmgr@coloradotechnology.org. When you send your email, please be sure to include your phone number so we can call you back to support you if needed. 

     

“The Colorado tech community is very open, collaborative and engaged. What I love about C-Level @ A Mile High are the connections and valuable business relationships that grow out of this event each year. This is an opportunity to gain insight from technology leaders, and at the same time see and explore the vibrant IT landscape we have in Colorado.”

– Suma Nallapati, Chief Information Officer, City & County of Denver



2024 CELEBRITIES 

CIO, Sonoco Products Company

Rajeev Ankireddypalli

CIO, Sonoco Products Company
CIO, Mt San Rafael Hospital and Clinics

Michael Archuleta

CIO, Mt San Rafael Hospital and Clinics
CIO,	Rocky Mountain Human Services

Karla Arzola

CIO, Rocky Mountain Human Services
Chief Data Officer, Governor's Office of Information Technology
*Honorary Celebrity

Amy Bhikha

Chief Data Officer, Governor’s Office of Information Technology *Honorary Celebrity
VP, IT North America and Interim CIO, Sapiens

Oren Bierkatz

VP, IT North America and Interim CIO, Sapiens
CIO, Professional Case Management

Charlie Billings

CIO, Professional Case Management
CIO, United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Andrew Blackmon

CIO, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Sr. Director of IT, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club

Michael Bush

Sr. Director of IT, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
CTO, St. Vrain Valley Schools

Michelle Bourgeois

CTO, St. Vrain Valley Schools
VP, IT Infrastructure and Operations, DaVita

Chris Bolling

VP, IT Infrastructure and Operations, DaVita
Director, Information Technology, CORE Electric Cooperative

Jeremy Cannon

Director, Information Technology, CORE Electric Cooperative
Vice President, Application Services, TTEC

Dan Cernich

Vice President, Application Services, TTEC
VP - Global Infrastructure, Arrow Electronics

Sue Diltz

VP – Global Infrastructure, Arrow Electronics
SVP

Rob Dravenstott

SVP & CIO, TTEC
CIO, Governor's Office of Information Technology
*Honorary Celebrity

David Edinger

CIO, Governor’s Office of Information Technology *Honorary Celebrity
VP of Engineering, Beam Brand Center, Inc

Joel Etherton

VP of Engineering, Beam Brand Center, Inc
Chief Technology Officer, Dice

Paul Farnsworth

Chief Technology Officer, Dice
State of Colorado CISO, State of Colorado

Jill Fraser

State of Colorado CISO, State of Colorado
Global Head of Corporate Technology, Janus Henderson Investors

Lisa Fritz

Global Head of Corporate Technology, Janus Henderson Investors
EVP, Product Delivery, Prime Data Centers

Jonathan Gibbs

EVP, Product Delivery, Prime Data Centers
VP, Global Head of Consumer Technology Hanesbrands, Inc.

Leo Griffin

VP, Global Head of Consumer Technology Hanesbrands, Inc.
SVP Business

Jonathan Harber

SVP Business & Technology Systems & CISO, HemaSource, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer, bpx energy

Jordie Harrell

Chief Technology Officer, bpx energy
CIO, Mimecast

Paul Heard

CIO, Mimecast
VP, CIO, Christy Sports

Brian Horsman

VP, CIO, Christy Sports
VP, Software Development, Echostar | DISH Network

Sevrin Huff

VP, Software Development, Echostar | DISH Network
Chief Information Officer, Jeffco Public Schools

Jill Ibeck

Chief Information Officer, Jeffco Public Schools
VP Corporate Applications

Gauri Kapur

VP Corporate Applications & Data Analytics, Hitachi Vantara
VP of IT, Flexential

John Kohl

VP of IT, Flexential
Deputy CIO, City and County of Denver Technology Services
*Honorary Celebrity

Paul Kresser

Deputy CIO, City and County of Denver Technology Services *Honorary Celebrity
President Pentaho Software, Hitachi Vantara

Maggie Laird

President Pentaho Software, Hitachi Vantara
VP IT Global Operations, Arrow Electronics

Lauren LaFortuna

VP IT Global Operations, Arrow Electronics
VP, Technology Delivery

David MacLeod

VP, Technology Delivery & CISO, Alignment Healthcare
CIO, Hensel Phelps Construction Co

Dolores Mears

CIO, Hensel Phelps Construction Co
CIO, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Greg Mortimer

CIO, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
CIO, BAE Systems Inc., Space

Neil Morris

CIO, BAE Systems Inc., Space & Mission Systems *Honorary Celebrity
CIO, City and County of Denver Technology Services 
*Honorary Celebrity

Suma Nallapati

CIO, City and County of Denver Technology Services *Honorary Celebrity
Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora

Scott Newman

Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora
Director of Technology Operations, Tyler Technologies - Colorado

Kate Polesovsky

Director of Technology Operations, Tyler Technologies – Colorado
Head of IT, JSR Corporation

Ryan Reed

Head of IT, JSR Corporation
CIO, Congruex

Rob Reynolds

CIO, Congruex
CIO, TELUS International

Michael Ringman

CIO, TELUS International
System VP IT Strategy

Sanjeev Sah

System VP IT Strategy & Cyber, CommonSpirit Health
VP IT, EMSL Analytical Inc.

Dan Santaniello

VP IT, EMSL Analytical Inc.
VP, Product Engineering, Inspirato

Sam Schulte

VP, Product Engineering, Inspirato
CTO, Sage Hospitality Group

Matt Schwartz

CTO, Sage Hospitality Group
CIO, Vail Resorts

Chris Smith

CIO, Vail Resorts
Sr. Dir. Digital Technology Vail Resorts

Melissa Smith

Sr. Dir. Digital Technology Vail Resorts
EVP

Atilla Tinic

EVP & CIO, Echostar | DISH Network
CIO, Contexture

Deanna Towne

CIO, Contexture
SVP IT, Denver Broncos Team

Russ Trainor

SVP IT, Denver Broncos Team
CTO, Alchemer

Brandi Vandegriff

CTO, Alchemer
IT VP Shared Services, DaVita

Carlos Vannoni

IT VP Shared Services, DaVita
CIO, Premier Members Credit Union

Chris Vinall

CIO, Premier Members Credit Union
CISO, Insurity

Jay Wilson

CISO, Insurity
VP

Wes Williams

VP & Chief Information Officer, WellPower
SVP and Chief Technology Officer, AIR Communities

Andrea Young

SVP and Chief Technology Officer, AIR Communities

*Honorary Celebrities are in attendance to talk with attendees but do not offer experience packages for the auction.

2024 SPONSORS

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Interested in 2024 sponsorship opportunities? Contact Peter Schwartz peter@coloradotechnology.org