• 11th Annual C-Level @ A Mile High to set the Stage for Another Milestone Year in Colorado Tech

    On March 16, a record-breaking 65-plus top Colorado tech executives across diverse industries will volunteer their time to propel business in the state and raise funds for Colorado Technology Association’s year-long work to advance Colorado’s tech industry and workforce.

    “The Colorado tech community is very open, collaborative and engaged,” said Suma Nallapati, Secretary of Technology and CIO at the Governor’s Office of IT for the State of Colorado. “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.”

    Each year, more than 1,000 attendees convene at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in a high-energy night of connecting and relationship building that leads to doing good for the rapidly growing tech ecosystem accelerating Colorado’s economy. The 65-plus “celebrities” collectively account for over $1.5 billion in IT project spend, which attendees learn about and then bid on time to explore further at a future date via an experience package the executive has created - potentially a Broncos game, clay shooting, fishing trip or golf outing.

    Celebrities include top executives from Arrow, CoBank, CH2M, DaVita, DigitalGlobe, HomeAdvisor, IQNavigator, City and County of Denver, Aurora Public Schools, PDC Energy and many more. Many of these solution buyers defer inquiries from providers throughout the year specifically to give back to the community through C-Level @ A Mile High. Due to Colorado’s strong tech ties across the country, CXOs from outside the state will be in attendance as well.

    Proceeds raised help CTA carry out its year-long mission of advancing the Colorado tech ecosystem. That translates into relationships that become new business within the state, legislation that keeps pace with Colorado’s fast-moving tech industry, stories that share the amazing tech innovation happening in all corners of our state and opportunities for the next generation to carve a pathway in tech.  

    Tickets are available at, and free tickets are available with a Colorado Technology Association membership. Contact CTA at 303-592-4070 for more information.


    Michael Alden, SVP of Home Retention Operations, Urban Lending Solutions
    Paul Algreen,
    SVP & CIO, Janus Capital Group
    Dave Anderson, SVP & CIO, CH2M
    Alvina Antar, CIO, Zuora
    Tore Berg, Managing Director, Accenture
    Jim Bernsten, SVP & CIO, CoBank
    Scott Brave, CTO, FullContact
    Mike Bush, Senior Director of Information Systems, Colorado Rockies
    Scott Cardenas, CIO, City and County of Denver
    James Carder, CISO & VP of LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm
    Jason Carolan, CTO, ViaWest
    Steven Clagg, CIO, Aurora Public Schools
    Brian Comerford, SVP of IT, The IMA Financial Group
    Alan Cullop, CIO, DaVita
    Frank Daidone, COO, Nurse-Family Partnership
    Raj Dani, CFO, Ping Identity
    Rob Dravenstott, SVP & CIO, Dish Network
    David Edinger, Chief Performance Officer, City and County of Denver
    Mark Endry, VP of Enterprise Services, Arrow Electronics
    James Gaulke, VP of IT, PDC Energy
    Raul Giles, VP of Engineering, Convercent
    Sebastian Gnagnarella, SVP of Technology, Inspirato
    Rob Grant, VP of Global IT, Crocs
    Jeffrey Grayson, SVP & CIO, Intrawest
    Sherri Hammons, CTO, IQNavigator
    Howard Holton, CIO, Precision Discovery
    Brian Horsman, VP of IT, CorePower Yoga
    Mark Howe, VP of Global IT Infrastructure Services, Arcadis
    Darius Jack, VP of Infrastructure and Operations, Western Union
    Aleta Jeffress, CIO, City of Aurora
    Stephen Katsirubas, CIO, Hunter Douglas
    Albert Kendrick, CIO, FirstBank
    Paul Lehman, CIO, Optiv
    Dave Mahon, VP & CISO, CenturyLink
    Sandi Mays, EVP & CIO, Zayo

    Vin Melvin, CIO, Arrow Electronics
    Klavs Miller, CTO, DHI Group
    Sibito Morley, VP of Operations and Infrastructure, DaVita
    Terry Morreale, Associate Director & CTO, NCWIT
    Suma Nallapati, CIO, Governor’s Office of IT – State of Colorado
    Steve Oberg, CISO, DaVita
    H. John Oechsle, President & CEO, Swiftpage
    Greg Ogle, VP of Global IT Infrastructure, Equinix
    Tim Parker, VP of Network Services, ViaWest
    Alan Potter, IT Director, Arcadis
    Steve Prather, CEO, Dizzion
    Chuck Price, Global CIO, SANS Institute
    Ginna Raahauge, CTO, Catholic Health Initiatives
    Thomas Richardson, CIO, Redwood Trust
    Brandon Ridenour, CPO & CTO, HomeAdvisor
    Jeff Robertson, SVP & CIO, DigitalGlobe
    Carrie Scott, COO, Solace Healthcare
    Tom Sheraden, CIO, Prologis
    Cassidy Smirnow, SVP of Operations, Four Winds Interactive
    Russ Trainor, VP of IT, Denver Broncos
    Robert Urwiler, CIO, Vail Resorts
    Michelle Vercellino, CTO, Signature Select – An IMA Company
    Jerry Vigil, VP of IT, Bill Barrett Corporation
    Bill Weeks, SVP & CIO, SquareTwo Financial
    Robert Wilkinson, VP & CTO, REcolorado
    Kim Brown Wilmsen, CIO, Arcadis
    Philip Winterburn, Chief Product Officer, Convercent
    Staci Wood, VP & Chief Product Officer, REcolorado
    Rex Young, VP of Global IT, LogRhythm
    Carie Zollner, VP of IT and Digital Business, RE/MAX