Special Guest Speakers


Gov. John Hickenlooper


Suma Nallapati

Colorado Secretary of Technology & CIO



Eric Marcoullier

Eric dropped out of college in 1995 and started IGN.com, the largest video game web site on the planet. After IGN went public, Eric moved into videogame development, spending half a decade making entertainment sims. Afterward, he went back to his web roots, founding MyBlogLog (a social network acquired by Yahoo!) and Gnip (a social data company acquired by Twitter). Currently, Eric is combining artificial intelligence and VR to create virtual companions that reduce loneliness in senior citizens. Eric has invested in and advised dozens of companies and is one of the original mentors at Techstars Boulder.

Tucker Page ProStar Geocorp

Page Tucker

Page is an entrepreneur in every sense of the word and has an extensive background in technology startups. Page is known as a technology visionary in the automotive industry for combining data mining and predictive modeling with geographic information systems. He founded Impact Solutions, which successfully implemented its innovative database marketing and location services to automotive franchises throughout the U.S. as well as the nation’s largest dealer groups and automotive manufactures. Today, Page is the founder and CEO of ProStar Geocorp, which develops geospatial intelligence software.


Welcome & State of Colorado Tech

Andrea Young, CEO, Colorado Technology Association

Virtual & Augmented Reality: From GIS to Health Care

Page Tucker, Founder & CEO, ProStar

Eric Marcoullier, Partner, Cloudspace

Dave Anderson, SVP & CIO, CH2M

Cybersecurity: How Colorado is Leading the Way

Suma Nallapati, Secretary of Technology & CIO, Governor’s Office of Information Technology – Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper

Ed Rios, CEO, National Cybersecurity Center

Paul Lehman, CIO, Optiv

Deborah Blyth, CISO, Governor’s Office of Information Technology – Colorado

Andy Merritt, Chief Defense Industry Officer, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

David Schoenberger, Chief Innovation Officer, Secure Cloud Systems

Dave Mahon, Chief Security Officer, CenturyLink

Colorado Tech Tour on Stage: Exploring Tech Stories Across the State

Ryan McWilliams, CTO & Principal, International Engineering

Brian Watson, Co-Founder, LAUNCH West CO

Aaron Landau, Founder & Managing Director, EVO3 Workspace

Tomer Alpert, CEO, Felt

Mike Freeman, CEO, Innosphere

Keeping Colorado Competitive

Hayes Drumwright, Co-Founder & CEO, POPin

Jim Deters, Founder & CEO, Galvanize

David Gold, Managing Director, Access Venture Partners

Mario Ciabarra, Founder & CEO, Quantum Metric

Anna Ewing, COO, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

Youth Innovation Showcase

Team 1 – Aquatic Robotics Team of the SVVSD Innovation Center: An Innovation Center-Denver Zoo Partnership

Team 2 – DSST Stapleton Robotics – Brute Force: The Value of Experiential Education in STEM

Team 3 – Coronado High School, Colorado Springs – Cougars Gone Wired: FIRST Robotics Team

Team 4 – Highlands Ranch High School – Droning On: Project Based Calculus III Drone Project

Team 5 – Grand Junction – Team Grit Robotics: Cogburn Robot

Transforming Your Business Through INNOVATION LABS

Melanie Cutlan, Technology Innovation Sr. Principal, Accenture Operations

Ron Thomas, Executive Director, TinkerMill

Alvina Antar, CIO, Zuora

Joe Newell, Director of Enterprise Architecture and BI Labs, BI Incorporated

Transforming Your Business Through CULTIVATING TALENT

Amy Horan, Senior Director Talent Acquisition, Level 3

Joe Thurman, Founder & CEO, Jobber Group

Hayes Drumwright, Co-Founder & CEO, POPin

Matthew Taylor, Managing Director of Strategy, Accenture

Amanda Dufresne Lee, Engineering Recruiting Lead, Google

Transforming Your Business Through TECH PATHWAYS

Andy Carlson, Enterprise Sales Executive, Galvanize

Scott Nelson, Academy Program Manager, SecureSet

Dianne Kingsland, Executive Director, STEMsCO

Liz Kuehl, Manager of Colorado STEM, The Colorado Education Initiative

Brad Revare, Technology Program Manager, CareerWise Colorado

Trevor Pruitt, Colorado Field Organizer, SKILLFUL: A Markle Initiative

Transforming Your Business Through INTERNET OF THINGS

Jake Galbreath, Founder, SensorNova

Peter Sainte-Andre, CTO, Filament

Jake Rishavy, Director of Innovation, Denver South Economic Development

Roland DuCote, Internet of Things Foundry Member, Arrow Electronics

Erik Varney, Senior Manager of IoT Technical Consulting Team, Verizon

Transforming Your Business Through PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS

Ray Deiotte, CTO & Chief Scientist, ISSAC Corp.

Frannie Matthews, Senior Location Executive, IBM

Patrick Kemble, Analytics Director, PwC LLP

Avishkar Misra, Chief Data Scientist, Oracle

Bijal Shah, Vice President of Analytics and Data Products, Ibotta

Transforming Your Business Through SMART & SAFE CITIES

Doreen Sturgis, VP of Consulting, CGI

Steve Wimsatt, Senior Director of Business Development, Ruckus Wireless – a Brocade Business Unit

Sean Grimm, Director of Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Insight Group

Vijay Sammeta, CEO, Civic Foundry