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Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

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The COIN 2014 SummitHighlight

The 2014 Summit took place August 26-27, 2014.

When you bring together 300 leaders from around the globe to connect on innovation topics, anything is possible. This annual event brings together a diverse group of thinkers and doers, movers and shakers and creators and innovators. We discussed topics that will redefined the way we think about our connections to the things, resources, industries and people that surround us.

The COIN 2014Summit

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Day OneAugust 26

  • 7:30-8:30 Delegate Check-in & Breakfast
  • 8:30-8:50 Opening Remarks & Presenting Sponsor Remarks
  • Andy Gill, EVP Investor Services, Charles Schwab
  • 8:50-9:10 Governor’s Welcome Address
  • Gov. John W. Hickenlooper
  • 9:10-10:25 Keynote: Making Progress
  • Jeff Immelt, Chairman & CEO, General Electric Company
  • 10:25-10:50 Break & Networking
  • 10:50-11:40 The Internet of Things – Applications That Will Change the World
  • Moderated by: Chris Rezendes, Founder & President Inex Advisors
  • Mark Gazit, CEO, ThetaRay, Israel
  • Suma Nallapati, Secretary of Technology & Chief Information Officer, Colorado Office of Information Technology
  • Andrew Rosenthal, Sr. Product Engineer for Wellness, Jawbone
  • Eric Schaefer, Senior VP & General Manager, Communications, Data & Mobility, Comcast Communications
  • 11:40-12:10 National Science Foundation: Powering the U.S. Research & Innovation Engine
  • France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
  • 12:10-12:25 ActivateCOLORADO Challenge Presented by Kaiser Permanente
  • Donna Lynne, Executive Vice President Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.; Group President, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Northwest and Georgia; President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
  • 12:25-1:40 Lunch & Networking
  • 1:40-1:50 Introduction to COIN
  • Michelle Hadwiger, Executive Director, Colorado Innovation Network; Director, Corporate Business Development, OEDIT
  • 1:50-2:05 The State of Innovation: Colorado 2014 Report Launch & Engagement Activity
  • Mitra Best, US Innovation Leader, PwC
  • 2:05-3:00 Powering Advanced Industries
  • Moderated by: Michael Park, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Dean L. Bartles, Ph.D., Executive Director, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, UI Labs
  • Walter Scott, Founder, EVP and Chief Technical Officer, DigitalGlobe
  • 3:00-3:45 What are the Boundaries to Innovation?
  • Moderated by: Phil Weiser, Dean of the Law School, University of Colorado Boulder; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado
  • Ruth Vitale, Executive Director, CreativeFuture
  • 3:45-4:10 Break & Networking
  • 4:10-5:10 The Impact of Global Innovation Hubs
  • Moderated by: Iain Klugman, CEO, Communitech, Canada
  • Uri Adoni, Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Media Labs, Israel
  • Amit Aharoni, CEO, Cruisewise, Chile
  • Lia Kislev, Founder, Wishi, Israel
  • Nicolas Shea, Founder, Start Up Chile
  • Pedro Sorrentino , VP, Brazilian Association of Startup; Ecosystem Development, Latin America, SendGrids
  • Dean DeBiase, Board Member 1871, Startup Partners & AKTA; Sr. Fellow and Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Kellogg School of Management
  • 5:10-5:50 Coding a Better Government
  • Jennifer Pahlka, Founder, Code for America; Former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer
  • 5:50-6:00 Closing Remarks
  • 6:00-10:00 Dinner Event presented by Comcast
  • LOCATION: McNichols Civic Center Building

Day TwoAugust 27

  • 8:00-9:00 Delegate Check in and Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:30 Welcome Remarks
  • Mark Sirangelo, Chief Innovation Officer, State of Colorado; Corporate Vice President, Sierra Nevada Space Systems
  • Gov. John W. Hickenlooper
  • 9:30-10:15 Keynote: Talent with Courage
  • Safra Catz, President and CFO, Oracle
  • 10:15-11:00 Priority #1 – Talent
  • Moderated by: Geoff Smart, Ph.D., Chairman, ghSmart; Author, Who: The A Method for Hiring
  • Jerre Stead, Executive Chairman, IHS, Inc.
  • Sofia Stolberg, Co-Founder, Piloto 151 and Codetrotters, Puerto Rico
  • 11:00-11:25 Break & Networking
  • 11:25-11:40 The Impact of the Colorado Impact Fund
  • Jim Kelley, Founder and Managing Partner, Colorado Impact Fund
  • 11:40-12:10 The Neuroscience of Creativity
  • Robert Bilder, Director, Ph.D., Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of
  • Creativity, and Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Semel Institute
  • 12:10-12:50 An Orbital Perspective
  • Colonel Ronald J. Garan Jr., NASA Space Station and Shuttle Astronaut, Aquanaut, Test and Fighter Pilot, Social Entrepreneur
  • 12:50-2:10 Lunch & Networking
  • 2:10-3:00 Disrupting Ownership
  • Moderated by: Jeremiah Owyang, Founder, Crowd Companies
  • Pau Sabria; Co-Founder, Olapic
  • Josh Scott; Founder and COO, Craftsy
  • Gary Swart; former CEO, oDesk
  • 3:00-4:00 The Intersection of Music & Technology
  • Moderated by: Greg Maffei, President and CEO, Liberty Media
  • Eric Garland, General Manager, Live Nation Digital, Live Nation Entertainment
  • Chuck Morris, CEO, AEG Live
  • Jesse Elliott, Musician, Ark Life
  • Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic (INVITED)
  • 4:00-4:30 Closing Remarks
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper
  • 4:30-6:00 Closing Reception & Networking
  • LOCATION: Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex Lobby

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The COIN 2014Summit

A diverse group of orators representing different perspectives, expertise, and experiences challenged the way we think about innovation.

  • John W.


    John Hickenlooper calls himself a recovering geologist who once owned a brewpub and was goaded into running for mayor of Denver in 2003. He spent nearly eight years at City Hall before he became governor of Colorado in 2011. Hickenlooper and his team at the state Capitol are working hard to make Colorado the best state in the nation to do business in by supporting entrepreneurs, encouraging innovation and promoting the state’s highly-skilled workforce. Since he took office, six companies have announced plans to move their headquarters to Colorado.

  • Jeff

    Chairman and CEO,
    General Electric Company

    Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001.

    Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE’s Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.

    Mr. Immelt has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named “America’s Most Admired Company” in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of “The World’s Most Respected Companies” in polls by Barron’s and the Financial Times.

    Mr. Immelt was the chair of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

    Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife have one daughter.

  • Safra

    President and CFO,

    Safra A. Catz has been President of Oracle Corporation since January 2004, a member of the Board of Directors since October 2001, and Chief Financial Officer as of April 2011.

    She first served as Oracle’s Chief Financial Officer from November 2005 to September 2008, as Executive Vice President from November 1999 to January 2004, and as Senior Vice President from April 1999 to October 1999. In May 2008, Ms. Catz was also appointed to a three-year term as member of the Board of Directors for HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.

  • Uri

    Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Media Labs, Israel

    Uri has extensive experience in internet and new media, having served in numerous senior positions in multinational companies in these sectors. Uri is a board member of Celltick, CrossReader, Gamba Gamez, TOK, UiU and Wishi. Prior to joining JVP, Uri was CEO of MSN Israel, responsible for all of the corporation’s activities in Israel. Prior to MSN, Uri was intricately involved in Microsoft’s major international business and marketing challenges in fields that emerged from the rise of search engines and instant messaging. Prior to this, Uri was a partner and a co-CEO at Geller-Nessis, Leo Burnett Advertising Agency, during which he worked with leading brands including Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Nokia, Philips and Energizer. Prior to that, he was a senior strategic planner at advertising agency Fogel-Levin / Ogilvy Israel, working with IBM, Unilever, Adidas, Philip Morris and others. In both companies, Uri was highly involved in the creative process granting him the position of an “evangelist” in the fast growing online advertising market. Uri holds a B.A. in political science from Tel Aviv University, a professional music degree from the Rimon School of Music, and an MBA from Manchester University.

  • Kenneth

    Author; Executive Director,
    Minor Disturbance.

    Ken Arkind is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and published author who has performed his work in 49 States, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and at over 150 colleges and universities.

    He is the current Executive Director and head Brave New Voices coach for The Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry Project, an independent literary arts organization dedicated to helping Colorado youth between the ages of 13-19 find their voices through the mediums of poetry and performance, and current Brave New voices International Youth Poetry Slam Champions.

    His work has been featured in the documentaries SPIT!, Slamplanet as well as on HBO, CBS, NBC, the Australian Broadcasting Company and Borders.com’s Open Door Poetry series alongside former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and he has been a speaker at several conferences and festivals including Tedx Mile High 2012, Chicago Ideas Week 2011 and The Brisbane Writers Festival.

    A regular fixture in the Denver music scene he has opened for acts like The Flobots, Gil Scott Heron, Devotchka, Sage Francis, Ani Difranco, Cloud Cult, P.O.S., as well as NPR’s Amy Goodman and he is the only poet signed to Hot Congress Records.

    Ken has been published in numerous literary anthologies and Journals across the country, including The Good Things About America (Write Bloody Publishing) and the University of Washington’s 2010 Common Book “You Are Never Where You Are” alongside Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyaka and US Poet Laureate Philip Levine.

    He was a member of the influential Spilljoy Ensemble tour, a collection of the country’s premiere young spoken word artists including Danny Sherrard, Jon Sands and Shira Erlichman, and has also toured extensively as one half of The Dynamic Duo with Panama Soweto, one of the nations most highly booked Spoken Word Comedy Acts. In addition he was recently part of The Global Poetics tour of Australia alongside Jive Poetic and Mahogany L. Browne.

    His first full collection of poetry will be available from from Penmanship Books in March 2013.

    Ken was born on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains and grew up playing in the shallow waters of the Yampa River.  He divides his time between an Apartment in Denver and a couch in Brooklyn.

  • Dean L
    Bartles, Ph. D.

    Executive Director
    Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, UI Labs

    Dr. Dean L. Bartles was recently announced as the Executive Director of the newly awarded “Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute” in Chicago which was one by a large collaborative team of 23 Universities/Colleges, 41 companies, state and local government support and strong support from the city of Chicago and led by UI LABS. Prior to this new position, Dr. Bartles spent over 35 years in the defense and aerospace industry and recently announced his retirement from General Dynamics Corporation in order to assume his new position with UI LABS.

  • Mitra

    U.S. Innovation Leader,

    Mitra M. Best is the U.S. Innovation Leader at PwC, leading the disciplined approach to inspire, evaluate and implement innovative ideas across the organization with the critical mission to support the development of new services and market opportunities across industries.

    Ms. Best  influences and advises PwC senior leaders on new ideas and approaches to organizational strategy, works with clients and third parties to foster open innovation, and promotes the PwC brand as an innovative leader in the marketplace.

    A major part of Ms Best’s effort is focused on transforming the culture both through the mindset of the 33,000 employees — encouraging each, regardless of their level, to play the role of innovator — and through influencing the leaders and legacy processes in the firm.  Through promoting this mindset, Ms. Best has helped reinvent the culture at PwC – making it clear that big ideas don’t only start in the boardroom, but instead can come from anywhere and from anyone. ??Ms. Best’s position as a thought leader in innovation can be observed through her active role in contributing to and shaping conversation in this space. She is a frequent speaker and panellist at conferences, promoting innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and public/private partnerships.

    Ms. Best started at PwC in April 1999 in the Office of Global CIO, as marketer, technologist and strategist. Before being appointed as the Innovation Leader for the US firm, Ms. Best served at the Technology Leader for the PwC Knowledge Services Organization and Business Strategy Leader for the PwC Center for Advanced Research. Prior to joining PwC, Ms. Best’s professional roles included Vice President, Business Development at BookMark Communications, and Founding Partner at Syntext, a software development company servicing industries such as aerospace, healthcare and publishing. She began her career as a software engineer and quickly moved into product and marketing strategy.

    Ms. Best has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Linguistics from UCLA and a Graduate Management Certificate in Innovation & Strategy from MIT.

    She serves on the boards of Start-Up UCLA, Colorado Innovation Network, LA Mayor’s Council on Innovation & Industry, and Facing History and Ourselves.

  • Robert

    Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity,
    and Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology,
    University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Semel Institute

    Dr. Bilder received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology at Columbia College, a doctorate in Psychology (Human Neuropsychology) at City College, and interned in Neuropsychology at the New York State Neurological Institute. Before joining UCLA in 2002, Dr. Bilder held faculty appointments at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served as Chief of Neuropsychology at Zucker Hillside Hospital of North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and was Associate Director for Human Research at the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging at the Nathan Kline Institute.

    Dr. Bilder is a neuropsychologist with decades of experience researching links between brain and behavior in health and disease. He has long been interested in erasing arbitrary boundaries between health and illness. He directed the Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics, which was supported by the NIH to investigate cognitive dimensions across multiple levels of analysis from genome to syndrome. He is starting a new project to examine working memory under the aegis of the NIMH Research Domains Criteria (RDoC) initiative. As Director of the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity, Bilder and colleagues are studying creative cognition and exceptional abilities that may be important keys to achievement in diverse artistic, scientific, and business domains. Dr. Bilder is also leading the Mind Well program in the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, and aims to apply knowledge about mind and brain to promote well-being and creative achievement throughout the UCLA campus and beyond.

  • Colonel
    Ronald J.
    Garan Jr.

    NASA Space Station & Shuttle Astronaut,
    Aquanaut, Test and Fighter Pilot,
    Social Entrepreneur

    Ron is a highly decorated Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, Explorer, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian who believes that appropriately designed and targeted social enterprise can solve many of the problems facing our world.

    Ron is a retired NASA astronaut who has traveled 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet during more than 178 days in space and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA during four spacewalks.

    • Time in Space: 178 days, 23 hours, 54 minutes
    • Space Missions: STS-124, Soyuz TMA-21, Expedition 27/28
    • Spacewalks: 4 totaling: 27 hours, 3 minutes
    • Undersea Missions: NEEMO-9
    • Time on Bottom of the Ocean: 18 days, 3 hours, 14 minutes

    He flew on both the US Space Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Ron is also an aquanaut and participated in the joint NASA-NOAA,NEEMO-9 mission, an exploration research mission held in Aquarius, the world’s only undersea research laboratory. During this mission he and the crew spent 18 continuous days living and working on the ocean floor.

    Ron’s last NASA assignment was in NASA’s Open Innovation Initiative, which seeks to increase openness, transparency, collaboration, and innovation within government. In this capacity, Ron has been involved in many global mass collaboration and citizen science programs.

    Prior to retiring from the US government, Ron was on assignment with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). At USAID he led an effort called Unity Node to develop a universal, open source, collaborative platform to enable humanitarian organizations around the world to work together toward their common goals and assisted USAID to establish an Applied Research for Development Program.

    Ron has a very large social media following (~3.5 million) and is included on Google Plus’ “Top 25 Followed” and Kred’s “Top 1% Influencer” lists. Ron has been effectively using these platforms to tell the success story of the US and International Space Programs and started an initiative called Fragile Oasis to use the “Orbital Perspective” to inspire people to improve life on Earth.

    Outside his work with the US government, Ron is also a serial entrepreneur and has founded multiple business enterprises and social-impact focused startups including Manna Energy Ltdwhich was created to leverage the $120B/year Carbon Market to finance humanitarian projects in developing countries. Manna Energy Ltd. is the first organization in the world to successfully register a United Nations Clean Development Mechanism carbon credit program for water treatment.  Manna also developed, under contract with a partner organization the largest water treatment intervention conducted by a private organization – a four million person program operating in Kenya, completely funded by carbon credits.

    Ron represented Manna Energy Ltd as one of ten global innovators in the field of water purification during the 2009 Launch-Water forum (sponsored by NASA, US State Dept., USAID, and Nike) and is now a member of the Launch Council. Ron has been selected as the technical and scientific advisor to the Social Business movement and its founder Nobel Peace Laureate Mohammad Yunus.

  • Mark

    ThetaRay, Israel

    Mark Gazit is a veteran executive with over 20 years of experience as a senior manager, director, and CEO of several international high-tech companies. He is the Chief Executive Officer of ThetaRay, a leading provider of unknown threat detection solutions to critical infrastructure, financial institutions and organizations using Industrial Internet. Gazit’s background is concentrated in the areas of technology, growth management and global markets. He has helped build and lead multiple companies into global corporations and has experience working with the largest banks, financial institutions, and enterprises, such as Intel and Microsoft.

    Most recently, Gazit served as General Manager of Nice Cyber & Intelligence Solutions, an autonomous division of Nice Systems, Ltd., which provides software and hardware solutions to government agencies worldwide in the areas of information intelligence, cyber security and safe cities. Mark transformed this division into a fast growing, profitable revenue generator.

    As Group President and CEO of SkyVision, Gazit oversaw the company’s growth from start-up to a $100M company, serving over 50 countries worldwide with operation centers on three continents. SkyVision provides IP & Connectivity services in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

    Earlier, Mark helped NASDAQ-listed Deltathree transform into one of the largest global providers of VoIP and web-based communication services. As an executive at NetVision, he helped build Israel’s largest Internet Service Provider.

    Gazit serves on the Boards of several commercial enterprises and non-profit organizations and regularly lectures in leading universities worldwide.

  • Andy

    EVP Investor Services,
    Charles Schwab

    Andy Gill is executive vice president and co-leader of Schwab Investor Services, responsible for driving profitable, long-term growth and increasing client loyalty of the company’s retail business, which serves individual investors and over 8 million accounts. Gill’s areas of focus include Schwab’s branch network, independent branch services, client service and support, local marketing, acquisition delivery, supervision and controls, portfolio consulting, and optionsXpress.

    Prior to that, Gill served as senior vice president of Schwab’s fixed income organization, responsible for the expansion of Schwab’s fixed income offering including trading, sales, service operations, and strategy. Gill also held roles leading Schwab’s retail pricing, products, services and delivery channel strategies, in addition to the delivery teams focused on portfolio consulting, fixed income sales and service, and active investor sales.

    Gill began his career at Charles Schwab in 2001 as vice president of CyberTrader marketing, known today as Schwab’s active investor group. Prior to joining Schwab, he was chief marketing officer at Cofiniti, a wealth management software company serving financial service institutions and at Rx.com, an online pharmacy. Gill also held various roles at Genesco, Inc., a men’s wholesale and retail footwear company and at Procter and Gamble in sales management and brand management.

    Gill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

  • Bobby

    Word Architect,
    Performing Artist

    Bobby LeFebre is an award-winning performance poet, actor, and social worker from Denver, Colorado. He is a two-time Grand Slam Champion, a National Poetry Slam Finalist, an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, a two-time TEDx speaker, and has been a member of three National Poetry Slam Teams.

    Over his career, LeFebre has taught and performed poetry at hundreds of cultural events, protests, schools, detention centers, conferences, and colleges and universities across the United States. He has toured internationally, most recently to Cuba to assist the Cuban people in developing a stronger performance poetry network in Havana. He has been featured in a number of publications, has been seen and heard on the radio and TV, and was the recipient of the 2008 Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Award and the 2013 Metropolitan State College of Denver Alumni Award. He has shared stages with the top performance poets in the nation, Grammy-nominated musicians Les Nubian, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Dead Prez, UNIVERSES, Saul Williams, Bahamadia, The Chicano Messengers of Spoken Word, D.J. Kool Herc, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, the late Gil Scott-Heron, Sandra Maria Esteves, and The Last Poets.

    Combining his passion for education and performance, LeFebre is founder of Cafe Cultura, Denver’s largest monthly artistic expression event serving the Mile High inner-city community. The monthly showcase was voted best open mic by Westword in 2007, and has showcased both local and national talent.

    As an actor, LeFebre is represented by Radical Artists Agency, who manages Colorado’s top actors for work in film, television, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, theater, and commercial print. He is also company member of Su Teatro, one of the nation’s premier Latino theater companies. LeFebre was recently featured in the National Museum of the American Latino Commission’s first-year report to President Obama and Congress, addressing the need for a Latino museum on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

    LeFebre lives and works in Denver and believes that green chile is the world’s most perfect food.

  • Ken

    Executive Director,
    Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

    Ken Lund currently serves as the Executive Director for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade. In this capacity Ken oversees the State’s initiatives and programs in business recruitment and retention, small business advocacy and assistance, business finance/business lending efforts, and supports the state’s tourism marketing and outreach initiatives through the Colorado Tourism Office. These roles are essential in the ongoing outreach and coordination of economic initiatives across the State, ensuring that the State’s goals for economic prosperity and sustainability are achieved in an intelligent and synchronized fashion, founded on the principals of broad consensus and collaboration across the various communities in Colorado.

    Prior to taking the role of executive director, Ken was hired by Governor Hickenlooper to be his Chief Legal Counsel.

    He was previously the firmwide Managing Partner of Holme Roberts & Owen in Denver and responsible for the articulation, development and implementation of the law firm’s client service and engagement strategy. Under Lund’s leadership, ColoradoBiz magazine named Holme Roberts & Owen the 2009 Top Colorado Company in the legal category for sustained financial excellence, community involvement and operational excellence.

    During Lund’s 11 years as Managing Partner at Holme Roberts & Owen, he took a lead role in building and supporting the firm’s growth, including opening new offices in Munich, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix. He also spearheaded development of the law firm’s integrated marketing and brand campaign, “Experience Listens. Be Heard.”

    Ken is active in the community and previously served as a board member for the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also was a board member and executive committee member for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Denver. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Metro Denver Sports Commission.

    Lund earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a juris doctorate from the University of Denver. Ken and his wife Andrea have two children.

  • Greg

    President and CEO,
    Liberty Media

    Greg Maffei leads the team transforming Liberty Media Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corporation to compete in the digital/mobile era. Liberty Media owns media, communications and entertainment businesses, including subsidiaries Sirius XM and the Atlanta Braves and interests in Charter Communications and Live Nation Entertainment. Liberty Interactive owns digital commerce businesses, including subsidiaries TripAdvisor, QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com, CommerceHub, and Evite, and interests in Expedia, Tree.com, Interval Leisure Group and HSN. Under his tenure, Liberty’s stocks have significantly outperformed the major stock indices and comparable companies.

    Maffei also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Liberty-related companies Live Nation Entertainment, Sirius XM, Starz and TripAdvisor, and as a director of Charter Communications and Zillow.

    Prior to joining Liberty in 2005, Maffei served as President and CFO of Oracle, Chairman, President and CEO of 360networks, CFO of Microsoft, and Chairman of the Board of Expedia. Previously, he has been a Director of Barnes & Noble, Citrix, DIRECTV, Dorling Kindersley, Electronic Arts, and Starbucks Coffee.

    Maffei is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as Chairman of TBD Colorado, the Colorado Governor’s statewide public engagement campaign, and President of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Public Library.

    He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an AB from Dartmouth College.

  • Jeremiah

    Founder, Crowd Companies

    Jeremiah is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies, which focuses on how large companies tap the collaborative economy, maker movement, and customer collaboration. Prior, he was a founding partner at Altimeter Group and an industry analyst at Forrester Research covering social computing.

    He focuses on how disruptive Web technologies—such as social media, the collaborative economy, and interactive marketing—impact the relevance of corporations to customers today and in the future. He is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving astute insights through rigorous research. His blog, “Web Strategy” is one of the premier blogs on how corporations connect with their customers using Web technologies. Jeremiah is frequently quoted in top-tier publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. Previously, Jeremiah was a founding partner at the Altimeter Group, worked at Forrester and at Hitachi, where he launched the company’s first social program. He was featured in the “Who’s Who” in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and his Twitter feed was named one of the top feeds by Time.

  • Mark

    Chief Innovation Officer;
    Corporate Vice President,
    Sierra Nevada Space Systems

    Recently recognized as the best technology company to work for, Sierra Nevada Corporation is a multi-billion dollar US aerospace & technology company with over 2,800 employees across the US. As head of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems (SNC), Mark Sirangelo has helped to build and grow a product portfolio ranging from small satellites, to space technologies that have enabled over 420 planetary missions such as Curiosity, to the hybrid rocket motors that won the Ansari X-Prize and currently power Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. Under a public-private partnership with NASA, SNC is also developing Dream Chaser®, an orbital space plane designed as an economical successor to the Space Shuttle which will transport humans to and from low earth orbit. Mr. Sirangelo was formerly the Chairman & CEO of a publicly traded company, SpaceDev, Inc., prior to its merging with SNC and has spent most of his professional life as an entrepreneur founding and leading several successful technology and communications companies.

    Mr. Sirangelo is Chairman Emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a member of the board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association and has been inducted as an Associate Fellow of the the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was named to the Defense Industry’s Fast Track 50, Deloitte’s Fast Track 500, selected as a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, included in Inc. Magazine’s top 200 companies and was inducted into the NASA/Space Foundation’s Technology Hall of Fame.

    Mr. Sirangelo has, for over 20 years, been passionately working to make the world a safer place for children. He is a Board member and Trustee of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and also a founder, Vice Chairman, and Treasurer of the International Centre for Children. These Centers have resolved over 100,000 missing children cases and have created such nationally known programs as the Amber Alert and Code Adam.

    In August 2013, recognizing his efforts to promote innovation, the Governor of Colorado appointed Mr. Sirangelo as Chairman of the Colorado Innovation Network and as the Chief Innovation Officer of the State of Colorado, a voluntary Cabinet position unique in the country. Additionally, Mr. Sirangelo is the founding and current Chairman of eSpace, the Center for Space Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and the development of entrepreneurial space companies. Recently he became a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Board for the University of Colorado.

    Mr. Sirangelo has served his country proudly and with distinction as a U.S. Army officer and has a multi-faceted personal background which includes being a long term licensed pilot. He holds a Bachelor of Science, an MBA and Doctorate degrees.

  • Geoff
    Smart, Ph. D.

    Chairman, ghSmart;
    Author The Who: The A Method for Hiring

    Geoff serves as Chairman & CEO of ghSMART. ghSMART is an advisory firm that helps leaders who own or run large institutions to run at full power.

    ghSMART was named one of the “world’s top firms” in Broderick’s The Art of Managing Professional Services, and was profiled in Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto, Tom Peters’ The Little Big Things, and George Anders’ The Rare Find. The firm is the subject of two Harvard Business School Cases that have been taught to all 900 first-year MBAs, titled “ghSMART & Co.: Pioneering in Professional Services.”

    Geoff is co-author, with his colleague Randy Street, of the New York Times bestselling book Who: The A Method for Hiring. Shanghai Daily named Who a “Top 5 Business Book in China” and Canada’s Globe and Mail named it the “#1 Best Business and Management Book of 2009.” Geoff is author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) into Government, which won the 2013 IPPY Gold Medal for Best Business Book of the Year. In the 1990s, Geoff co-created the Topgrading brand of talent management.

    As a social entrepreneur, Geoff is the Founding Chairman of two 501c3 not-for-profit organizations. SMARTKids Leadership Program™ provides a customized program of 10 years of leadership tutoring and a $100,000 scholarship to top students with leadership potential from low-income communities. Secondly, The Leaders Initiative™ seeks to elevate humanity by identifying, developing, and deploying society’s greatest leaders into government. Geoff and his ghSMART colleagues volunteer as leadership advisors in the fields of education, public health, and government.

    Geoff earned a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Northwestern University, an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, where he was mentored by Peter F. Drucker. Geoff was elected to Sigma Xi, the honorary society for holders of doctoral degrees, and is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

  • Ruth

    Executive Director,

    Ruth Vitale has been at the forefront of independent film production and distribution for more than three decades, including as Founder and Co-President of Paramount Classics and as President of Fine Line Features.

    During her tenure at these companies, she launched the careers of many successful filmmakers such as Paul Greengrass, Sofia Coppola, and Craig Brewer. She has also worked with established talent such as Sam Raimi, Scott Hicks, Roger Michell, Jonathan Demme, Paul W.S. Anderson, Patrice Leconte, John Hillcoat, and Barbet Schroeder. Her films have won three Oscars and received 16 nominations as well as 18 Golden Globe nominations and two wins.

    At Paramount Classics, she released such award-winning films as The Virgin Suicides, Sunshine, You Can Count on Me, Sidewalks of New York, Bloody Sunday, Mostly Martha, The Singing Detective, Enduring Love, The Machinist, Mad Hot Ballroom, and Hustle & Flow.

    Fine Line produced and distributed such highlights of independent film as the Academy Award-winning Shine; The Sweet Hereafter; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Twelfth Night; Gummo; and The Winter Guest.

    Ruth also served as President of UBU Productions’ feature film division from 1988 to 1991. Among other positions, she was Senior Vice President of Production for United Artists, where she oversaw production on Child’s Play, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, and Roadhouse. As President of Production for Vestron Pictures, she broke ground with the highest-grossing independent film of the time, Dirty Dancing. She was also Director of Acquisitions for The Movie Channel. Most recently, Ruth was President of First Look Pictures and the owner of The Film Collective, a consultancy business that helps financiers and companies with the strategic planning for their films in the worldwide marketplace from development and production through distribution.

    Ruth is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

  • Jerre

    Executive Chairman,
    IHS, Inc.

    Jerre L. Stead became Executive Chairman of IHS Inc. December 1, 2000. He led IHS to a very successful IPO in November of 2005. IHS is the global leader in its industry. He served as chairman and CEO from September 2006 to June 2013, when he returned to executive chairman. IHS has provided its shareowners a 28% CAGR since its IPO. The company has grown from $470 million to $2.2 billion since going public

    He joined Ingram Micro in 1996 as Chairman and CEO with a proven track record and is characterized as having great vision and global expertise. Mr. Stead took Ingram Micro public on November 1, 1996, which, at that time, was the largest IPO in history for a technology company. Under his leadership Ingram Micro grew from an $8 billion dollar company to a $30 billion dollar company doing business in over 120 countries. The company was number 41 in the Fortune 500 for the year 2000.

    Mr. Stead began his career in 1965 at Honeywell, Inc., where he spent 21 years and held a number of executive management positions in the United States and Europe. Mr. Stead was the Chairman and CEO of Honeywell-Phillips Medical Electronics from September 1980 to June 1982. He returned to the United States as a group executive of the Homes and Buildings organizations in July of 1982.

    In 1987, he was named President and COO of the Square D Company, a leading manufacturer of electrical distribution and factory automation products. He was promoted to Chairman, President and CEO in 1988 and served in that capacity through 1991.

    In 1992, Mr. Stead was named Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Global Business Communications Systems. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of AT&T and Chairman and CEO of AT&T Global Information Solutions (NCR Corporation) in 1993. He was a member of AT&T Management Executive Committee. During this time Mr. Stead was also the chairman of NCR Japan, a publicly traded company.

    In January of 1995, Mr. Stead left AT&T to become Chairman and CEO of Legent Corporation. He resigned eight months later after a successful merger with Computer Associates providing the companies shareowners with an annualized return of 500%.

    Mr. Stead is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he earned his BBA, and of the Harvard University Advanced Management Program in Switzerland. Mr. Stead has been on 34 corporate boards during his career. In 2009 he was chosen as an outstanding director, one of 55 in the last ten years by the Financial Times

    Mr. Stead has chaired 16 capitol drives for nonprofit organizations. Currently he serves on the Salk Institute Board of Directors, and is Chairman of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute as well as Chairman of the board of Garret evangelical seminary. He is a past Chairman of the National Electronic Manufacturers Association and the Center of Ethics and Values at the Garrett Seminary.

  • Dean

    Board Member 1871, Startup Partners & AKTA;
    Sr. Fellow and Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Kellogg School of Management

    A Silicon Valley veteran with a track record of scaling emerging growth companies, turning around organizations and embedding entrepreneurial-grade talent into multi-national corporations to reboot their growth and innovation, Dean DeBiase has led private and public corporations and Fortune 500 subsidiaries in Chief Executive, Chairman and lead director roles.   He is Chairman of AKTA, an Inc 500 user experience design firm; Reboot Partners, a growth acceleration group for multi-nationals; Startup Partners, helping emerging growth companies disrupt, scale and grow faster through partnerships with global corporations; and Boardroom Innovation, enabling the next-generation of digitally-savvy corporate directors develop innovative growth initiatives.

    An award winning innovator, Dean has built leading brands in media, social/mobile commerce, games and entertainment, retail and distribution, technology, consumer electronics, Cable TV and Internet services industries—and led global organizations through startup, expansion, turnaround, roll-up, spin-out, M&A and IPO operating phases. He’s been chief executive of a dozen organizations including, TNS Media, acquired by WPP; Autoweb, which he took public and The Imagination Network, which he sold to AOL.

    He is a founding board member of the largest incubators in the United States, 1871 and ADMCi a design thinking school; a Senior KIN Fellow and Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at Kellogg School of Management; a Board Leadership Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors; co-author of the best-selling book The Big Moo with Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell; and he is developing the popular Dancing with Startups program—which partners large corporations with stealth startups, incubators & accelerators—into a video and book series.

  • Michael

    McKinsey & Company

    Michael Park is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York Office and leads McKinsey’s Strategy and Corporate Finance for the US Northeast. Over the past 11 years, he has worked with advanced industries clients from energy equipment to aerospace and defense on growth strategy, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and capital markets based portfolio strategy.

    In addition to his client work, Michael has led McKinsey’s recent research on accelerating growth and competitiveness of US advanced industries and the role governments can play in unlocking investment to accelerate industry. He led McKinsey’s involvement in Colorado Launch!, a joint project with the Brookings Institute on accelerating the space industry in Colorado in 2013. He also co-wrote the McKinsey Quarterly article “Translating innovation into US growth” and has been a featured speaker at Brookings Institute, World Economic Forum, and state government forums on topics of advancing US competitiveness.

  • Chris

    Founder & President
    Inex Advisors

    Chris is an active participant in the definition, development and deployment of solutions to instrument the physical world. Advising Fortune 5000. Investing in brilliant IoT startups. Collaborating with industry to define data deployment policies. Testing new business models. Focusing on asset classes that have potential to address grand challenges. Think: ‘Profitable Sustainability’ as the killer app for IoT.

  • Andrew

    Sr. Product Engineer for Wellness,

    Andrew J. Rosenthal is the Group Manager, Wellness and Platform at Jawbone, focusing on the Developer Platform and the company’s offerings in group settings. Andrew joined the company through the acquisition of Massive Health, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer. Previously, he co-founded happier.com, an online consumer wellness platform. 

    He has both industry and academic experience in behavior change interventions, with a long-term focus on using design and technology to help people live better. Andrew studied health policy and healthcare systems at the University of Pennsylvania and focused on healthcare and entrepreneurship at HBS (2012). He was recognized at graduation with the Dean’s Award for fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus, including work on the Rock Center Minimally Viable Product Fund and HBS Startup Tribe. He is an Adviser to the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center and a founding member of MIT Hacking Medicine. He is on twitter @rosenthal.

  • Meredith

    International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle;
    Former Director, World Business Chicago

    Meredith O’Connor is an International Director and member of JLL Executive Committee. Meredith provides expertise through a diverse array of experience in tenant representation, business and economic incentives, zoning and land use, acquisitions and dispositions, strategic consulting, financial analysis and development services. Meredith also serves as the client relationship manager for Aon Corporation’s global portfolio.

    Meredith O’Connor leads the business and economic incentives practice and helps companies negotiate with state and local governments to reduce upfront capital and expense costs along with ongoing operating expenses and taxes. Meredith and her team’s accomplishments include negotiating legislative changes and applying little known statutes to achieve solutions for clients.

    Most recently, Meredith represented Toyota on the relocation of their North American headquarters from Torrance, California to Plano, Texas (4,000 jobs and 1.5M sf build-to-suit) as well as Zurich N.A. on a 700,000 sf build-to-suit, $100M incentives package, in Schaumburg, Illinois. In 2012, Meredith served on the founding team of 1871, a digital startup community located in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago.

    Prior to joining JLL, Meredith was the Deputy Director at World Business Chicago (WBC), a public- private economic development corporation chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and comprised of over 50 top executives from many of Chicago’s leading companies. Meredith was responsible for business retention and attraction and coordinated City and State incentives worth more than $750M, leveraging over $8B in private investment and the creation and retention of more than 70,000 jobs. Notable successes include headquarters or major operations for Boeing, Motorola, United Airlines, Wrigley, PepsiCo, GATX and RR Donnelley.

    In addition, Meredith spent more than 10 years as Deputy Commissioner with the City of Chicago where she founded a new unit in the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to advocate for science and technology-based economic development. Meredith authored changes to the Chicago Building Code to allow for compliance of new technologies. Notable successes include the redevelopment of the former Montgomery Ward Catalog Warehouse, Lakeside Technology Center, and the redevelopment of several areas through the use of Tax Increment Financing. She also held several other City positions, including Assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley and was appointed as the youngest-ever Assistant Sergeant At Arms for the Chicago City Council. Meredith holds a Masters of Business Administration in Economics from Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business.

    In her personal life, Meredith applies the same focus and determination that she exercises in business to her family and community. She and her husband Dan live on the Northside of Chicago with their five children: Grace, Daniel, Liam, Owen and Brendan. Meredith also serves on more than a dozen local associations and charities.

  • Donna

    Executive Vice President Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.; Group President, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Northwest and Georgia; President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado

    Donna Lynne, DrPH, is the executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc. and a group president for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and is responsible for its Pacific Northwest and Georgia regions. In addition, she is the president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado. There are more than 545,000 Kaiser Permanente members in Colorado and 710,000 in the other two regions she oversees, with a combined total revenue base of more than $7 billion. Kaiser Permanente Colorado owns and operates more than 28 medical offices in Denver, Boulder, Southern Colorado and Northern Colorado and is the state’s largest group medical practice organization. Kaiser Permanente Colorado has been a Medicare 5-Star Health Plan since implementation of the 5-Star Program four years ago, and it has achieved market-leading rankings by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and J.D. Power and Associates.

    From 1998 to April 2005, Dr. Lynne was the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Group Health Inc., a $2.5 billion managed care organization. In the mid-1990s, she was the executive director of the New York Business Group on Health. Dr. Lynne spent 20 years in various positions in New York City government, including first deputy commissioner, Office of Labor Relations; director, Mayor’s Office of Operations; and senior vice president, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

    Dr. Lynne was an International Executive Fellow with the International Federation of Health Plans. She was awarded the Denver Business Journal’s 2008 Outstanding Women in Business award. Dr. Lynne received the 2009 Distinguished Coloradan Award from the University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy. She also received the President’s Award from Women in Health Management and the Health Care Leadership Award from the New York Business Group on Health.

    Dr. Lynne is the current chair of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the boards of Colorado Legacy Foundation, Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Public Schools Foundation, Teach for America-Colorado and U.S. Bank Colorado Advisory Board. Dr. Lynne is a member of Colorado Concern and Colorado Forum. She currently co-chairs the Denver Education Compact Executive Advisory Board for Mayor Michael B. Hancock. Additionally, in 2010 she was one of 16 statewide transition co-chairs and the Personnel and Administration Committee co-chair for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Dr. Lynne currently serves on Gov. Hickenlooper’s TBD Colorado Advisory Group.

    Dr. Lynne has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of New Hampshire, a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and a doctorate in public health from Columbia University. She also holds the designation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans/University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Since 2005, Dr. Lynne has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at Columbia University.

    Dr. Lynne enjoys skiing, mountaineering, cycling, and reading. She resides in Morrison, Colorado and has three children, Rachel (34), James (32), and Ben (30).

  • Suma

    Secretary of Technology & Chief Information Officer,
    Colorado Office of Information Technology

    Sumana (Suma) Nallapati is an accomplished technology leader and consultant with more than seventeen years progressive experience in establishing and executing value driven global IT service strategy and delivery. She has extensive experience with leading technology driven innovation for business transformation, health care infrastructure operations, and global enterprise business applications. She is a people leader who builds high performance teams within multi-cultural, globally distributed workforce through mentoring, coaching and inspiration.
    Suma is a champion of collaboration, breaking silos and achieving excellence across all organizations. As Colorado’s Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, she is committed to positioning the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) as a leader in IT innovation for state government. She is also passionately committed to innovating everyday solutions for our customers and end users.
    Suma comes to OIT from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest healthcare networks, where she led service delivery operations for a complex multi-state rapidly growing healthcare IT footprint leading distributed teams that included data center and network operations, service desk and end user computing. Previously, Suma worked at TeleTech where she served as the Global Director of Enterprise applications. Suma worked to deploy complex ERP, self-service business applications and related systems in a governed, best practices framework across 19 countries and helped with the transformation of the technology organization to a true service provider model.
    Suma co-founded a highly successful IT consulting firm that translates proven CRM, ERP, e-business and Business Intelligence technologies business solutions for its clients across the United States. This has helped her cultivate a “think like an owner” attitude which helps her align a company’s vision, mission, value, and culture with the daily activities of the business.
    She earned a master’s degree in nuclear physics from the Andhra University India, a Professional Management certification from Mountain States Employers Council and a Project Management certificate from the Project Management Institute. She has made Colorado her home for the past 17 years along with her husband Srinivas and two children. She is actively involved with several charities around health and education.

  • Nicolas

    Founder, Start Up Chile

    Founder of:
    Cumplo, Start-Up Chile, Chilean Association of Entrepreneurs & eClass.
    MSc in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    MSc in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.

    BS in Business & Economics, Universidad Católica de Chile.
    Recipient of 2 National Innovation awards for Start-Up Chile (2011) and Cumplo (2012).

    Best entrepreneur of 2013, Chilean School of Engineers.

    Ranked #2 Latin American business leader by America Economia magazine in 2013.

    Nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (2014). 

    Board member of Socialab (chair), eClass, Cumplo, Fundación Avonni and counsellor at the Chile-California Council.

    Visiting professor at U. Catolica’s School of Design and Adolfo Ibañez Business School.

    Contributor of “Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World”, Wiley 2013.

    Former innovation and entrepreneurship advisor for the Chilean Minister of Economy.

    Married with 5 amazing kids.

  • Amit

    Cruisewise, Chile

    Amit Aharoni started his career in the Israel Defense Forces where he led software teams building national-critical systems. After graduating from business school, Amit founded CruiseWise, an online cruise agency aimed at simplifying the cruise booking experience through unique technology and rich content. CruiseWise was the first company to participate in the Startup Chile program. CruiseWise secured VC funding shortly after incubation period in Chile, and was later acquired by TripAdvisor where Amit works now. Amit holds a Computer Science degree from Bar-Ilan university and an MBA from Stanford University.

  • Jennifer

    Founder, Code for America; Former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer

    Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet and Society Award, and the National Democratic Institute’s Democracy Award. She spent eight years at CMP Media, where she ran the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, and the Independent Games Festival. Previously, she ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly Media. She is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Oakland, Calif. with her daughter and eight chickens.

  • Eric

    Senior VP & General Manager, Communications, Data & Mobility,
    Comcast Communications

    Andrew J. Rosenthal is the Group Manager, Wellness and Platform at Jawbone, focusing on the Developer Platform and the company’s offerings in group settings. Andrew joined the company through the acquisition of Massive Health, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer. Previously, he co-founded happier.com, an online consumer wellness platform. 

    He has both industry and academic experience in behavior change interventions, with a long-term focus on using design and technology to help people live better. Andrew studied health policy and healthcare systems at the University of Pennsylvania and focused on healthcare and entrepreneurship at HBS (2012). He was recognized at graduation with the Dean’s Award for fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus, including work on the Rock Center Minimally Viable Product Fund and HBS Startup Tribe. He is an Adviser to the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center and a founding member of MIT Hacking Medicine. He is on twitter @rosenthal.

  • Sofia

    Co-Founder, Piloto 151 and Codetrotters, Puerto Rico

    Sofía Stolberg is an entrepreneur, mentor and entrepreneurship ecosystem developer with experience across diverse industries and international markets. Her most recent venture is Piloto 151, Puerto Rico’s first coworking space and growth platform for entrepreneurs. Sofía also leads the operations of Max Web Group, an IT consulting firm currently launching proprietary information technology software for the healthcare industry. As an ecosystem developer, Sofía has helped strengthen underdeveloped entrepreneurial and startup communities internationally. She co-directs the Founder Institute Puerto Rico chapter and recently launched Codetrotters, an internship exchange program that provides the best and brightest programming talent from under tapped markets worldwide with the opportunity to intern at globally oriented startups. Sofía also collaborates with Babson College, leading and advising international multi-stakeholder entrepreneurial initiatives (including Manizales-Más and Scale-up Milwaukee) to support and accelerate the development of high growth ventures. In the past Sofía has consulted local and multinational clients in the financial, insurance, consumer-based products and oil and gas industries in countries across Latin America, the US and Africa.

    In her spare time Sofía provides mentoring to startups and entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico and abroad and serves on the Board of the Puerto Rico Creative Economy Initiative. She is frequently invited to speak at international entrepreneurship conferences and Startup Weekends and acts as judge at game jams and hackathons. Sofía holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Masters in Economic Development Management from the London School of Economics. She enjoys dancing (mostly salsa and tango), cooking, extreme sports, contributing to her family’s art collection, and reading Latin American fiction novels.

  • Jim

    Founder and Managing Partner,
    Colorado Impact Fund

    Jim is a managing director and co-founder of Vestar Capital Partners. Prior to forming Vestar in 1988, he was a private equity executive with the First Boston Corporation in New York. Before Jim’s career as an investor, he practiced law with a leading Colorado law firm.
    Currently a director of Sun Products, St. John Knits and HealthGrades, Jim previously served as a director for Celestial Seasonings, Del Monte Foods, Consolidated Container, Michael Foods and Wabtec, among others. He is also a board member at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Nature Conservancy Patagonia. Previous community boards include The Denver Foundation and the Clayton Foundation.
    Jim earned a B.S. from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Originally from Colorado, Jim is married with three children and lives in Denver.

  • Gary

    Former CEO, oDesk

    Gary Swart is an advisor, mentor, and investor and until April 2014 he was the CEO of oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace—which has more than 5 million registered contractors, and over $1B in work delivered through the platform. Gary is a thought leader in entrepreneurship; how best to hire and manage teams; and the future of work, including online work. He is passionate about helping small businesses thrive, fueled by his extensive experience working with startups and small businesses and mentoring entrepreneurs and business school students. Gary has spoken at the Inc. Leadership Conference, The Economist’s Ideas Economy panel, South by Southwest, TechCrunch 50, TiECon, GigaOM’s Net:Work Conference, and at Harvard Business School which teaches a case study on oDesk. His commentary has appeared in a variety of publications including Forbes, TechCrunch, The Washington Post and The Next Web. He has also appeared on TV and radio shows including the BBC, National Public Radio, CNBC and Bloomberg TV and Startups Uncensored. Previously, Gary led SMB Sales for the Americas at IBM’s Rational Software Product Group, and also served as VP of Worldwide Sales and Operations at Intellibank. Gary holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

  • Eric

    General Manager, Live Nation Digital,
    Live Nation Entertainment

    Gary Swart is an advisor, mentor, and investor and until April 2014 he was the CEO of oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace—which has more than 5 million registered contractors, and over $1B in work delivered through the platform. Gary is a thought leader in entrepreneurship; how best to hire and manage teams; and the future of work, including online work. He is passionate about helping small businesses thrive, fueled by his extensive experience working with startups and small businesses and mentoring entrepreneurs and business school students. Gary has spoken at the Inc. Leadership Conference, The Economist’s Ideas Economy panel, South by Southwest, TechCrunch 50, TiECon, GigaOM’s Net:Work Conference, and at Harvard Business School which teaches a case study on oDesk. His commentary has appeared in a variety of publications including Forbes, TechCrunch, The Washington Post and The Next Web. He has also appeared on TV and radio shows including the BBC, National Public Radio, CNBC and Bloomberg TV and Startups Uncensored. Previously, Gary led SMB Sales for the Americas at IBM’s Rational Software Product Group, and also served as VP of Worldwide Sales and Operations at Intellibank. Gary holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

  • France

    Director, National Science Foundation

    France A. Córdova is the 14th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Córdova leads the only government science agency charged with advancing all fields of scientific discovery, technological innovation, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

    Córdova is president emerita of Purdue University, where she served as president. She led the University of California, Riverside, as chancellor and was a distinguished professor of physics and astronomy. Córdova was the vice chancellor for research and professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Córdova served as NASA’s chief scientist. Prior to joining NASA, she was on the faculty of the Pennsylvania State University where she headed the department of astronomy and astrophysics. Córdova was deputy group leader in the Earth and space sciences division at Los Alamos National Laboratory and staff scientist. She received her B.A. from Stanford University and her Ph.D in physics from the California Institute of Technology.

    More recently, Córdova served as chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution and on the board of trustees of Mayo Clinic. She served as a member of the National Science Board (NSB). As NSF director, she is an ex officio member of the NSB.

  • Walter

    Founder, EVP and Chief Technical Officer, DigitalGlobe

    Dr. Scott is responsible for the development of space and ground systems, research & development and technical oversight for engineering at DigitalGlobe.

    Dr. Scott founded DigitalGlobe in 1992 as WorldView Imaging Corporation, which was the first company to receive a high resolution commercial remote sensing license from the U.S. Government. WorldView became EarthWatch Incorporated in 1995. Dr. Scott managed the development of all of the company’s commercial remote sensing satellites. The company became DigitalGlobe in 2001, which currently offers the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite imagery.

    From 1986-1992, Dr. Scott was with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Prior to joining LLNL, Dr. Scott founded and served as president of Scott Consulting, a UNIX systems and applications consulting firm.

    Dr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and a Doctorate and Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a visiting student for a year at Edinburgh University in Scotland.

  • Phil

    Dean of the Law School, University of Colorado Boulder; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Phil Weiser is Dean of the Law School, a Thomson Professor of Law, and Executive Director and Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. Dean Weiser joined the Colorado faculty in January 1999, where he served until July 2009. From July 2009-April 2010, he served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. From April 2010-June 2011, he served as the Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation to the National Economic Council Director at the White House. He became Dean of the Law School in July, 2011.

    Dean Weiser graduated with high honors from both the New York University School of Law and Swarthmore College. He served as a law clerk to Justices Byron R. White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court and to Judge David Ebel at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the Colorado Law faculty, Dean Weiser served as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the United States Department of Justice, advising him primarily on telecommunications matters.

  • Iain

    CEO, Communitech, Canada

    Iain Klugman is the CEO of Communitech in Waterloo Region — Canada’s hottest technology cluster. Under Iain’s leadership, Communitech has become one of North America’s leading tech enabling organizations, supporting the growth of more than 1,000 small, mid-sized and large technology companies. He believes passionately in the power of the entrepreneur-driven economy, and its ability to deliver big results for Canada.

    Before joining Communitech in 2004, Iain’s career spanned leadership roles in both the private and public sectors, including Director of Global Branding and Advertising for Nortel, Executive Director of Communications with CBC, CEO of a provincial crown corporation, and numerous roles with the Privy Council Office and Industry Canada. Iain began his career as an entrepreneur and has never lost his passion for tech and startups. He sits on numerous local and national boards that include the business, academia and social sectors.

    Iain holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Dalhousie, an HBA from Laurentian, and has completed the Advanced Program in Human Resources at the Rotman School of Management.

  • Lia

    Founder, Wishi, Israel

    Lia is the co-founder of WiShi, a San Francisco based startup in the Fash-Tech space. WiShi offers an online styling platform. By sharing their wardrobes the wishi community ask and receive styling for their upcoming events such as: dates, dinners, job interviews etc. WiShi had developed a unique technology that makes the wardrobe sharing process easy and short.

    Lia spent the last decade as an online marketing specialist. Working with Israel’s leading retailers and business leaders she helped builds the social and online marketing activity for Israel’s market leaders from the communication, food & beverage and fashion industries. Under Lia’s leadership as Marketing Director, Israel top companies had significant increase in sales resulting from their online activity.

    She is a contributor to daily news magazines, covering entrepreneurship and tech. She serves on the Advisory Board ofPlayWith – A sports activity mobile app.

    Lia speaks often on issues related to entrepreneurship, Social media, Content marketing and Go to market strategies.

    Lia earned her BA and MA from Tel Aviv University.

  • Pedro

    VP, Brazilian Association of Startups;
    Ecosystem Development, Latam, SendGrid

    Pedro Sorrentino is a Brazilian entrepreneur that currently lives in San Francisco. He is responsible for ecosystem and community development at SendGrid, the world’s leader email platform for developers and marketers.

    He joined SendGrid as an early stage employee. Prior to his current role he has worked on product development for their partnerships platform as well as strategizing and implementing SendGrid’s expansion to Brazil and Latin America.

    Sendgrid is a SaaS company that replaces the email infrastructure for web applications, so marketers and developers don’t have to build, scale and maintain their own email servers. It’s technology solves complex problems such as email deliverability, analytics, on demand scalability with 8 different APIs. Think of it as the Fedex of the internet.

    SendGrid sends 13 billion emails a month for more than 150.000 customers in more than 150 countries. Some customers includes Foursquare, Uber, Tumblr, Pinterest, Pandora, Airbnb, Path and Spotify.

    Pedro is the Vice-President of the Brazilian Startup Association, a non-profit entity that works to represent the best interest of all startup founders in Brazil as well as add value for the VC and Angel community in Brazil.

    He has a summa cum laude bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Universidade Mackenzie in Sao Paulo and a specialization in Digital Business from Boulder Digital Works, a technology innovation program from Colorado University.

    Before moving the United States he worked in marketing for companies like Aunica.com, Nimbuzz.com and Mediamind.com.

    In 2010 he co-founded his first company in Brazil while based in the US, called Recomind.net. Recomind.net helps people find qualified service providers that are curated by their friends, in what we call word of mouth 2.0.

    In 2011 the company was acquired by Buscapé Company, the largest e-commerce conglomerate in Latin America.

    Pedro works to become 1% better everyday and blogs at pedrosorren.com. He also loves fitness, formula 1, coffee and tries to approach things in life with acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiasm.

  • Chuck

    AEG Live

    For almost 45 years, promoter Chuck Morris has been a driving force in the Colorado music community.

    After moving to Boulder from New York City in the late 1960s to pursue a doctorate in Political Science at the University of Colorado, Chuck built the legendary Tulagi nightclub in Boulder (1970- 1973), which included first tours by such notable up-and-comers as the Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, ZZ Top and many others.

    Following Tulagi, he co-owned and managed the equally famous Ebbets Field nightclub in Denver (1974-1978) which also brought in early tours from such varied acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Martin, Carole King, Richard Pryor and more. Ebbets Field was Billboard Magazine’s Club of the Year in 1975 and 1976.

    Morris then joined giant promoter Barry Fey as Senior Vice President of Feyline, responsible for running the booking and promoting department and was involved with such storied artists as the Rolling Stones, the Who, Parliament-Funkadelic and Willie Nelson.

    Morris left the promoting world to run a successful music management company (1986-present), which has represented such artists as Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Lyle Lovett, Suzy Bogguss, Highway 101, Leftover Salmon, Leo Kottke and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Chuck Morris Entertainment currently manages Leo Kottke.

    In January 1998, Morris launched Bill Graham Presents/Chuck Morris Presents, a partnership with the San Francisco-based promotion house founded by concert pioneer Bill Graham. This company was purchased by SFX and ultimately, all of SFX was purchased by Clear Channel Entertainment and then became Live Nation.

    In a period of five years, Chuck and his staff had an amazing chain of successes. Starting from an office of just two employees, the company went from 42 shows in its first year to 110 in its second year, 140 in its third year and currently about 200 shows a year. Most notably, Chuck found the site and helped develop the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, which is considered by many to be the finest mid-size concert hall in the country. Notable acts that have performed there include Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Sting, David Bowie, R.E.M., Kanye West, Ludacris, Lil’ Jon and Alicia Keys.

    In the summer of 2002, Morris, in a partnership with Kroenke Sports Enterprises, opened the Universal Lending CityLights Pavilion in downtown Denver, a 5,000-seat amphitheater that was modeled after Harborlights in Boston. Highlighted shows included Barry Manilow, John Mayer, Dave Chappelle and Marc Anthony. With Chuck’s vision, Universal Lending Pavilion hosted numerous charity concerts and events, including the Mullen High School fundraiser, Wines for Life, Outward Bound and Concerts for Kids.

  • Jesse

    Ark Life

    Jesse Elliott is the founder and songwriter of two rock and roll bands, Ark Life and These United States, and a small business owner. He has performed over a thousand times in the last 7 years, appearing everywhere from SXSW and Glastonbury to Lollapalooza and your favorite local dive. Before music captured his heart, Elliott wrote books, articles, and speeches with economist Richard Florida, worked in an international criminal tribunal in The Hague, and ran an Italian deli on the Jersey Shore. He resides in Denver, CO, where he serves the state’s Council on Creative Industries and the city’s Music Task Force.

  • Michelle

    Executive Director, Colorado Innovation Network;
    Director, Corporate Business Development, OEDIT

    Michelle Hadwiger has a dual role as both the Executive Director of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) and the Director of Corporate Development at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). In her OEDIT role, she oversees a team of industry development managers who work to proactively recruit and retain companies within the state’s 14 key industries. Michelle also leads the strategy development of the state’s seven Advanced Industries, as well as oversees the development of a talent agenda for Colorado. 

    Under Michelle’s leadership, her team has facilitated the creation of more than 15,000 net new jobs with an average wage of $76,000, and has successfully recruited and/or retained companies such as Visa, Woodward, Advanced Circuits, Lockheed Martin Corp., Ardent Mills, Charles Schwab and Surrey Satellites. 

    Under her leadership as Executive Director, COIN has nearly doubled sponsorship dollars, curated a delegation of 275 global thought leaders, and partnered with over 30 organizations. In addition, Michelle has led a team of three COIN staff members.

    Michelle’s extensive experience in economic development includes all segments of the field. She began her work in 2003 working for a public-private partnership that promoted economic development in southeast Denver. She also worked at a local municipality where she was responsible real estate recruitment and real estate development.

  • Pau

    Co-Founder and CEO,

    Pau is co-founder and CEO of Olapic, the visual commerce platform company that helps brands and retailers increase sales by integrating customer photos and videos into the shopping experience. Sabria studied Electrical Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and graduated with a thesis in distributed video coding at Purdue University, Indiana. He then joined The Boston Consulting Group, where he worked for 3 years and co-founded Olapic while completing his MBA at Columbia University.

  • Josh

    Founder and COO,

    Josh is the COO of Craftsy – an online education business he founded in 2010 with three colleagues.  At Craftsy, Josh has led the Product, Marketing, Business Development and Customer Support teams through a period of rapid growth to over 200 employees and a $50MM revenue run-rate. Prior to Craftsy, Josh led Product and Marketing teams at ServiceMagic and a number of venture-funded start-ups.  Earlier in his career, Josh was a Category Manager at eBay and an Associate Consultant at Bain & Co.  Josh has an undergraduate degree in business from University of Michigan and an MBA from University of California-Berkeley.


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  • Uri Adoni – Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)

    Bruce Alexander – President & CEO, Vectra Bank Colorado

    Kunitake Ando – Executive Director, Japan Innovation Network

    Kenneth Arkind – Author, Minor Disturbance

    Luke Barrington – Director of Crowdsourcing, DigitalGlobe
  • Dean Bartles – Executive Director, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute

    Diane Baylor – Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    KC Becker – State Representative, State of Colorado

    Carrie Besnette Hauser – President and CEO, Colorado Mountain College

    Mitra Best – U.S. Innovation Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Robert Bilder – Director, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity, UCLA

    Jay (James) Billings – Vice President, Innovation, Global Metal Beverage and North American Marketing, Ball Corporation

    Joe Blake – Chancellor Emeritus, Colorado State University System

    Charisse Bowen – Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, CSU College of Business

    Charlie Brock – CEO, Launch Tennessee
  • Jeff Brown – State/Local and Education Sales Manager, Google

    Peter Bryant – Managing Partner, Calreo

    Christine Buckley – CFO, Swire Coca-Cola, USA

    Brian Burke – Vice President, Innovation, Global Metal Beverage and North American Marketing, Charles Schwab

    Brian Burney – President/CEO, Oliver Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • Frank Caris – President & CEO, dpiX

    Thomas Carson – CEO, Axion Health

    Dan Caruso – “Chairman and CEO”, Zayo Group

    Rob Cassidy – President, eBags, Inc

    Safra Catz – President and CFO, Oracle
  • Luella Chavez D’Angelo – Chief Communications Officer, Western Union

    Brent Chrite – Dean, Daniels College of Business

    Robert Cohen – Chairman & CEO, IMA Financial Group

    Nancy Coleman – Sr. Director, Corporate Communications , DigitalGlobe

    John Corbett – “Co-Founder, President and CEO”, aWhere
  • France Córdova – Director, National Science Foundation

    Lynnette Crow-Iverson – President and CEO, Conspire! (Formerly Conspire2hire)

    Navin Dimond – President & CEO, Stonebridge Companies

    Phil DiStefano – Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor at University of Colorado, University of Colorado Boulder

    Jay Dokter – CEO, YouSeeU & The Warehouse Business Accelerator(founder)
  • Jeff Dolan – Vice President Government Affairs, Comcast Cable

    Stephanie Donner – Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor Hickenlooper

    Tami Door – President & CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership

    Yosh Eisbart – Co-Founder and CEO, NIMBL

    Gregg Engles – Chairman and CEO, WhiteWave Foods Company
  • Ruann Ernst – Board Member, IHS

    William Farris – Associate Lab Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    Steve Foster – COO, Global Technology Resources

    Ronald Garan – , NASA Space Station

    Eric Garland – General Manager, Live Nation Digital
  • Stephanie Garnica – Sr. Program Manager, COIN

    Bobi Garrett – Deputy Lab Director, Strategic Programs and Partnerships, CO Labs Board, NREL

    Mark Gazit – CEO, ThetaRay

    Andy Gill – Executive Vice President, Investor Services, Charles Schwab

    Noel Ginsburg – Chairman and CEO, Intertech Plastics, Inc.
  • Tim Godzich – Co-Founder & CEO, QBHealth

    Ellen Golombek – Executive Director, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

    Catherine Grassman – Assurance Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Marcy Grossman – Consul General of Canada, Consulate General of Canada

    Melissa Grumhaus – Director of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy
  • Gabriel Guillaume – Interim President & CEO / VP of Community Investm, LiveWell Colorado

    Wendy Guilles – Acting President & CEO, Vice President, Communications, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

    Lance Guymon – Engineering Manager, Wolf Robotics LLC

    Michelle Hadwiger – Exeuctive Director, COIN

    Lisa Haldeman – CEO, Leopard, An Ogilvy & Mather Company
  • Mark Hatch – CEO, Techshop

    Brent Hendricks – Partner, EKS&H

    Chris Herndon – Councilman, City & County of Denver

    John Hickenlooper – Governor, State of Colorado

    Seth Hoffman – City Manager, City of Lone Tree, Colorado
  • Jamie Hollier – Co-CEO, Anneal Inc.

    Chad Hollingsworth – VP Corporate Development, Liberty Media Corporation

    Sadie Honey – Social Entrepreneur, N/A

    Margaret Hunt – Director – Colorado Creative Industries, OEDIT

    Suma Nallapati – Secretary of Technology & Chief Information Officer, Colorado Office of Information Technology
  • David Ikenberry – Dean, University of Colorado Boulder

    Jeff Immelt – President and CEO, GE

    Michelle Jeske – Director, Collections, Technology & Innovations, Denver Public Libraries

    Phil Kalin – President & CEO, Pinnacol Assurance

    Steve Katsaros – CEO, Nokero Solar
  • Jim Kelly – Founder and Managing Partner, Colorado Impact Fund

    Lia Kislev – Founder, Wishi

    Noboru Konno – Professor / Representative Executive Director,

    Jeff Kraft – Director of Business Funding and Incentives, OEDIT

    Eric Kramer – Founder and CEO, Crestone Capital Advisors
  • Barbara Kreisman – Associate Dean, University of Denver – Daniels College of Business

    Jason Lachance – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, dpiX

    Bree Langemo – Dean of Business, Public Service & Social Sciences, Pikes Peak Community College

    Bobby Lefebre – Word Architect,

    Jennifer Lemming – Public Affairs & Communications Manager, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Adam Lerner – Director & Chief Animator, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

    Richard Lewis – President & CEO, RTL Networks

    Jay Lindell – Aerospace Champion, OEDIT

    Ken Lund – Executive Director, OEDIT

    Dave Lundberg – COO, aWhere
  • Shu Luomei – Consul for Commercial Affairs, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China

    Donna Lynne – Group President, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

    Jeff Macco – CEO, SeedPaths

    Paul Major – President and CEO, Telluride Foundation and Telluride Venture Accelerator

    Art Maples – Director of Strategic Partnership, Space Technology Mission Directorate
  • Monica Marics – Senior VP, Intrado

    Michael Martin – Chancellor, Colorado State University

    Marjorie Mauldin – President and CEO, Executive Forum

    John-Paul Maxfield – CEO, Waste Farmers

    Brian McDonald – SVP Client Service & Support, Charles Schwab
  • James (Jim) McGibney – Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea

    Heidi McLean – President/CEO, CrewConnection | PayReel

    Robert Meilen – Chief Information Officer & VP of Information Tech, HunterDouglas North America

    Olivia Mendoza – Director – Minority Business Office, OEDIT

    Ajay Menon – Former Chief Innovation Officer, COIN, State of Colorado, Colorado State University College of Business
  • Monisha Merchant – Senior Advisor for Business Affairs, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

    Stephen Miller – Senior Director of Entrepreneurship, University of Denver – Daniels College of Business

    Bill Miller – Managing Partner, PV Ventures

    Paul Miner – West Coast Government Relations Manager, General Electric

    Amy Minnick – Senior Vice President, Product Platforms, IHS
  • Scott Mitchell – President, Intertech Plastics, Inc.

    Erik Mitisek – CEO, Colorado Technology Association

    Sandi Moilanen – Director-International, OEDIT

    Dave Momper – Director of Business Development, Postmodern Company

    Chris Morley – President, Sales and Marketing, Zayo Group
  • Chuck Morris – CEO, AEG Live

    Patricia Moscarelli – Sr. VP Innovation, Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI)

    Matt Moyers – Director, RGL Forensics

    Jennifer Nealson – CMO, Denver Center for the Performing Arts

    Hiro Nishiguchi – Executive Managing Director, Japan Innovation Network
  • Wendy Nkomo – COO, VP Industry Affairs, Colorado Technology Association

    Jon Nordmark – CEO, Iterate Studio

    Kevin O’Neil – CEO, The O’Neil Group Company

    Meredith Oconnor – International Director, JLL

    Jeremiah Owyang – Founder, Crowd Companies
  • Jennifer Pahlka – Founder, Code for America

    Michael Park – Partner, McKinsey & Company

    Amy Parsons – VP for University Operations, Colorado State University

    Cindy Parsons – Regional Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast Cable

    Keith Parsons – Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Michael Udgar Parsons – Founder, Growing Spaces

    Hannah Parsons – Co-Founder, Epicentral Coworking

    Puja Parsons – CEO & Owner, Growing Spaces

    Marty Patterson – Manager, Corporate Development, Liberty Media Corporation

    Joe Pentlicki – Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, Oliver Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • Lee Porter – Publisher, InnovatioNews

    Doug Price – President and CEO, Rocky Mountain PBS

    Robin Pringle – VP Corporate Development, Liberty Media Corporation

    Drew Pritchard – Engineering Project Manager, Oliver Manufacturing Co., Inc.

    Therese (Terry) Pritchard – Chair-Elect, Bryan Cave LLP
  • Michael Pytel – CTO and Co-Founder, NIMBL

    Kelly Quann Bianucci – Board Member / Managing Principal, Discover Capital

    Annette Quintana – Chairman and Founder, Istonish, Inc.

    Robert (Bob) Rankin – Representative, State Government

    Joe Raso – President and CEO, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
  • Scott Rayder – Senior Advisor to the President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

    Venkateshwar (Venkat) Reddy – Dean, College of Business, UCCS Colorado Springs

    Pam Reichert – Vice President, Metro Denver EDC

    Kathay Rennels – Assistant Vice President, Community & Economic Development, Colorado State University

    Chris Rezendes – Founder, Inex Advisors
  • Doug Rhoda – CEO, Wolf Robotics

    Jake Rishavy – Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Denver South EDP

    Andrew Rosenthal – Sr. Product Engineer for Wellness, Jawbone

    Sandy Rothe – Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

    Scott Russell – Vice President & General Manager, CenturyLink
  • Kristin Russell – Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (Old- Deloitte)

    Katrina Salem – Rockies Market Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Eric Schaefer – Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communi, Comcast Cable

    Jason Schrock – Chief Economist, Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting

    Tisha Schuller (Conoly) ) – President and CEO, Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA)
  • Walter Scott – Founder, EVP and CTO, DigitalGlobe

    Nicola Shea – Founder, Startup Chile

    Michael Sherman – President, Crestone Capital Advisors

    Kerry Siggins – Cheif Executive Officer, StoneAge, Inc.

    Andrew Silvestri – Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google
  • Mark Sirangelo – Chief Innovation Officer, State of Colorado

    Geoff Smart – Founder and Chairman, ghSMART & Company, Inc.

    Douglas Smooke – CIO & Managing Principal, Renaissance Wealth Management

    Elizabeth (Beth) Soberg – President & CEO, Desert Mountain States, UnitedHealthcare

    Michael Soileau – Vice President, Planning and Strategy, Comcast Cable
  • Luis Solis – President and Corporate Director, Imaginatik plc

    Trent Stafford – Market President, Kirkpatrick Bank

    Jerre Stead – Chairman, IHS, INC.

    Scott Sternberg – President, Vaisala Inc.

    Sofia Stolberg – Founder, Piloto
  • Jeff Storey – President & CEO, Level 3 Communications

    Ryoko Suzuki – Deputy Secretary General, Japan Innovation Network

    Tim Swales – VP R&D and Chief Sustainability Officer, Johns Manvile

    Gary Swart – former CEO, oDesk

    Tynan Szvetecz – CEO, Commerce Kitchen
  • Simon Tafoya – Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper

    Kate Tallman – Interim Assoc. VP, Univeristy of Colorado

    Matt Taylor – CEO, Mercury Payment Systems

    Erin Trapp – CEO, Biennial of the Americas

    Dean DeBiase – Board Member 1871, Startup Partners & AKTA; Sr. Fellow and Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Kellogg School of Management
  • Courtnee Ulrich – VP Investor Relations, Liberty Media Corporation

    Kelly Underell – Deputy Director, COIN

    Jamie Van Leeuwen – Senior Advisor / Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor’s Office

    Phil Vaughan – Founder, Phil Vaughan Construction Management, Inc.

    Ruth Vitale – Executive Director, CreativeFuture
  • Scott Wasserman – Chief of Staff, Office of Lt. Governor, Colorado

    Travis Webb – Managing Partner, BKD CPAs & Advisors

    Zhao Weiping – Consul General, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China

    Phil Weiser – Dean of the Law School, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Alexandra West – Program Assistant, COIN
  • Roxane White – Chief of Staff, State of Colorado

    Al White – Director – Colorado Tourism Office, OEDIT

    Tsuji Yusuke – Consultant, ICMG

    Art Zeile – CEO, HOSTING

    Donald Zuckerman – Director – Film, Television, & Media, OEDIT

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