2017 Agenda

We had a great 2017 lineup of speakers and breakouts, and we can’t wait to see what next year holds! Save the date: Friday, June 8, 2o18

  • 7:30 am

    Registration, Breakfast + Networking

  • 8:30 am

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Mike Long, President & CEO, Arrow Electronics
    Dan Caruso, Chairman & CEO, Zayo
    Daisy Sanchez, STEM Graduate of Denver School of Science and Technology: Stapleton

  • 8:50 am

    General Session: Mountainside Chat

    Meg and Robin have had to be brave and bold often in navigating their careers to the highest levels of leaderships. They’ll share their stories on how they found success through the many obstacles, then touch on what they’re working toward personally and the efforts that we all can make to improve diversity and inclusion in the tech workforce.

    Meg Whitman, CEO & President, HPE
    First Lady of Colorado Robin Hickenlooper

  • 10 am

    Break

  • 10:30 am

    Breakout Sessions

    Technology for People: The Era of the Intelligent Enterprise

    Beth Boettcher, Managing Director, Global Growth & Ecosystem Expansion Lead, Accenture

    We are truly living in amazing times, poised to enter an era of significant changes that we haven’t experienced since the dawn of the information age. Accenture believes that the impact of technology innovations will be positive, because the power lies with people. For more than a decade, Accenture has released the groundbreaking annual Technology Vision report, which predicts the top technology trends that will have the biggest impact on large enterprises. In this breakout session, Beth Boettcher will highlight five emerging trends that will shape: Technology for People: The Era of the Intelligent Enterprise.

    Technology for People isn’t just a theme, it’s a call to action. Business and technology leaders must actively design and direct technology to augment and amplify human capabilities – allowing us to achieve more for ourselves and the world around us. No longer are we waiting and wondering how the latest advances will change things; we’re shaping the world to fit our needs, large and small. Join us for a rich dialogue that will explore these trends, how we can all be ready to ride the next waves of technology change, and provide you with the information to make bold recommendations within your organization.


    5 Things Learned in the Entrepreneurial Journey & Applying Them to Your Career

    Andrea Guendelman, CEO, BeVisible

    In world dominated by men and cultures that may not always be in tune with ours; how do we manage to find our voice, remain authentic, and still succeed?
    Since it is impossible to blend in completely without depleting your energy and stripping your original self, we will talk about many topics, including:

    – How do you become your best self?
    – How do we deal with self-imposed limitations that prevent us from advancing in our careers?
    – How do we fight self doubt, self-sabotage, and self criticism?

    Andrea will engage with the audience about how we can continue to demolish the barriers that keep us from advancing, quiet the negative voice that is our biggest obstacle to success, and remain creative and directed.

  • 11:30 am

    Lunch, Awards & Discussion

    Terry Morreale, Associate Director & CTO, NCWIT
    Suma Nallapati, Secretary of Technology & CIO, Governor’s Office of Information Technology – State of Colorado
    Lt. Governor Donna Lynne

  • 1 pm

    Break

  • 1:10 pm

    Breakout Sessions

    Technology for People: The Era of the Intelligent Enterprise

    Beth Boettcher, Managing Director, Global Growth & Ecosystem Expansion Lead, Accenture

    We are truly living in amazing times, poised to enter an era of significant changes that we haven’t experienced since the dawn of the information age. Accenture believes that the impact of technology innovations will be positive, because the power lies with people. For more than a decade, Accenture has released the groundbreaking annual Technology Vision report, which predicts the top technology trends that will have the biggest impact on large enterprises. In this breakout session, Beth Boettcher will highlight five emerging trends that will shape: Technology for People: The Era of the Intelligent Enterprise.

    Technology for People isn’t just a theme, it’s a call to action. Business and technology leaders must actively design and direct technology to augment and amplify human capabilities – allowing us to achieve more for ourselves and the world around us. No longer are we waiting and wondering how the latest advances will change things; we’re shaping the world to fit our needs, large and small. Join us for a rich dialogue that will explore these trends, how we can all be ready to ride the next waves of technology change, and provide you with the information to make bold recommendations within your organization.


    5 Things Learned in the Entrepreneurial Journey & Applying Them to Your Career

    Andrea Guendelman, CEO, BeVisible

    In world dominated by men and cultures that may not always be in tune with ours; how do we manage to find our voice, remain authentic, and still succeed?
    Since it is impossible to blend in completely without depleting your energy and stripping your original self, we will talk about many topics, including:

    – How do you become your best self?
    – How do we deal with self-imposed limitations that prevent us from advancing in our careers?
    – How do we fight self doubt, self-sabotage, and self criticism?

    Andrea will engage with the audience about how we can continue to demolish the barriers that keep us from advancing, quiet the negative voice that is our biggest obstacle to success, and remain creative and directed.

  • 2:10 pm

    Break

  • 2:30 pm

    Closing General Session

    Diversity & Inclusion: Paradigms & Possibilities

    Why is the topic of diversity and inclusion becoming the forefront of conversation? How is it shaping organization’s cultures more now than before? What should women pay attention to and why? This panel will share insights and explore the evolution of the diversity and inclusion conversation. These four career paths answer why it is important and how to ensure continued progress in cultivating diverse cultures to ensure inclusive excellence.

    Moderator
    Courtney Harrison, Principal Consultant, hrQ
    Panelists
    Anna Chiara Bellini, Lead Director of Engineering, Toptal
    Tarsha McCormick, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, ThoughtWorks
    Pattie Money, Chief People Officer, SendGrid
    Suma Nallapati, Secretary of Technology & CIO, Governor’s Office of Information Technology – State of Colorado


     

    Find Your Inner Teacher
    Kyle Schwartz, Teacher, Author & Education Advocate

    For years, Kyle had been asking her third grade students one simple question: What do you wish your teacher knew? Recently, her students’ responses to this question went viral. Kyle will share what we can learn from listening to all voices and what each one of us has to teach.

  • 4 pm

    Happy Hour on the Ranch