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Colorado Tech Day at the Capitol

April 23, 2024 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM (MDT)


Colorado State Capitol | 200 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO. 80203

Tech Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for technology companies in Colorado to showcase the state’s tech industry. Attending companies get the opportunity to connect with policymakers, share the work they’re doing in the state, and highlight the role they play in the overall Colorado tech ecosystem.

This year, we will kick off the event with a conversation on artificial intelligence, featuring Colorado experts. Join us in the Old Supreme Court Chambers to discuss how this technology will impact our industry, how we can best prepare and what we should consider when we approach regulation for this emerging technology.  

We are at capacity for this event. Please reach out to with any questions.

*Breakfast will be provided - Thank you to our sponsor Google Fiber!*

Individual members are FREE.  See "Pricing" section for table hosting options.

Interested in an Exhibitor Table? Please contact Peter Schwartz at

How to Attend:
Host a Tech Company Display Table to feature your company at the event or sign up as a general attendee to visit with companies hosting tables and your colleagues in the Colorado tech community.

Panel Moderator:

Alton Dillard ll, Principal Consultant, The Dillard Group LLC

Alton P. Dillard II is a semi-retired government spokesperson and is now a communications consultant with more than 30 years of media relations experience. He has prior experience as a talk show host, anchor, reporter, and sportscaster. He also served as Press Secretary and Senior Aide to former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (CO) and in December of 2022 Dillard wrapped up a 17-year stint as Communications Manager and Public Information Officer for the Office of the Denver County Clerk and Recorder in Colorado. Alton earned his Certified Elections and Registration Administrator (CERA) from the Election Center at Auburn University in 2022, the highest professional certification in elections administration.

Upon semi-retirement, Alton reactivated his communications consultancy, The DIllard Group, LLC. His current clients include Uber; One Chance to Grow Up; The Elections Group; Hancock Global, Centro Inc. and Ranked Choice Voting Colorado.

Panel Speakers:

Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Dr. Dorothy Auth is a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. With over three decades of experience, Dr. Auth has deep expertise in navigating complex patent litigation as well as providing intellectual property licensing, patent procurement, and counseling services both domestically and internationally. Her practice covers a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, FinTech, medical devices, consumer products, computers, and other mechanical devices.

Dr. Auth works with clients to develop their intellectual property assets and legal strategies to maximize their protected field. Prior to joining DGS, Dr. Auth was a partner and head of the Intellectual Property Group in the New York office of one of the oldest and most prominent financial law firms in the world. She has represented many leading financial institutions, corporations, and funds in litigation before the U.S. Federal Courts, the International Trade Commission, and international arbitrations under the AAA and WIPO rules.

Ruthie Barko, Executive Director, Central U.S., TechNet

Ruthie Barko serves as TechNet’s Executive Director for Colorado and the Central U.S. Based in Denver, Barko oversees TechNet’s state advocacy in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. Barko joined TechNet after running state government affairs for nearly a decade at Air Methods Corporation, the largest air ambulance company in the United States with services in 49 states. Barko is a seasoned government affairs professional who has executed strategies on an array of legislative and regulatory issues in states across the country. She has also worked with Members of Congress and various federal agencies including Health and Human Services, the Department of Transportation, and the National Park Service. She has served on two Congressional campaigns and has experience in the nonprofit sector. Barko holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University.

Ananta Nair, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Dell Technologies

Ananta Nair is an Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Dell Technologies working within the Data Centric Workloads and Solutions (DCWS) Data Science Software team. She is an accomplished engineer with years of experience in designing and deploying cutting-edge solutions across various domains of Artificial Intelligence. Adept at leveraging multidisciplinary expertise to create innovative solutions, her skillset lies at the intersection of Neuroscience, Computer Science, and Mathematics. At Dell Technologies, she integrates efforts across various engineering teams and Dell’s vast partnership ecosystem, to bring innovative solutions to customers and help them operationalize artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics to meet various business needs. Prior to joining Dell, Ananta worked at the intersection of computational neuroscience and artificial general intelligence research. Her work focused on identifying the advantages and shortcomings of current artificial intelligence architectures as well as developing system level theories, algorithms, and neural network models of decision making, higher order cognition, and intelligence to emulate the capabilities of the human brain.

Jon Nordmark, CEO & Co-founder,

Jon Nordmark is the CEO and co-founder of, whose software helps enterprises across industries build next-gen AI solutions.

Prior to co-founding Iterate, Jon was the founder and 10-year CEO of, which grew to more than $100 million in revenues, profitably, at a 34% CAGR between 2000 and 2008. eBags was known as an innovator in the retail and direct-to-consumer industries. Between 1999 and 2001, eBags became one of the first retailers to dropship from ~500 3rd party warehouses (1999), run on a negative cash conversion cycle, solicit product reviews from consumers (1999), and test site features using A/B split methods (2000). eBags did 1,000s of experiments as its team systematically created one of the web's top converting sites between 2005 and 2008. In 2008 Nielson Reports listed eBags as a retailer with one of America's Top 10 Retail Conversion Rates. eBags also built and sold it to Zappos while running and in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. Prior to being acquired by Samsonite, eBags served more than 40 million shoppers per year. It sold more than $1.65 billion worth of travel products. Between eBags and Iterate, Jon invested in and worked with startups.

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Attorney General Phil Weiser 
  • Senator Kevin Priola, Chair of the Joint Technology Committee 
  • Representative Brianna Titone, Vice Chair of the Joint Technology Committee
  • Senator James Coleman
  • Representative Alex Valdez
  • David Edinger, CIO and Executive Director, Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
  • Suma Nallapati, CIO, City & County of Denver
  • Adams Price, CTA Board Chair
  • Brittany Morris Saunders, President & CEO, Colorado Technology Association

Presenting Sponsor:

Breakfast Sponsor:

Event Partners:

  • Aurora Economic Development Council
  • Colorado Chamber of Commerce
  • Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce & Metro Denver EDC
  • Downtown Denver Partnership
  • TechNet

Tech Company Display Tables:

  • ActivateWork
  • Akkodis
  • anm
  • Coresite
  • Datadog
  • Denver Metro Chamber
  • Dynatrace
  • Expedient
  • Google Fiber
  • Governor's Office of IT
  • Hike2
  • SailPoint
  • Sanity Solutions
  • Slalom Consulting


How can I or my organization participate?

  • Showcase your organization and cutting-edge tech by displaying a table in the state capitol, or attend individually to visit with display tables and other attendees.

What should I expect if I or my team goes?

  • Connect with policy makers and staff
  • Showcase your company and workforce alongside other companies and organizations in the tech space
  • Hear the latest updates on tech at the capitol

What is expected of us if we participate? 

  • As a Tech Company Display Table, set-up before the event (Monday, April 22 from 4-5pm or Tuesday, April 23 from 7-8am) and post-event breakdown (Tuesday, April 23 by 12pm) is required. Exhibitor participants may also explore the showcasing companies/organizations, connect with legislators and staff and attend updates on the latest on tech at the capitol.
    • Access to electricity in the capitol is limited, electricity for company display tables will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • As a general attendee, feel free to explore the showcasing companies/organizations, connect with legislators and staff and attend updates on the latest on tech at the capitol.

Interested but not sure if this opportunity fits with your company’s goals? Contact Megan Sparks at



7:30 am - Event Starts 
8:00 am - Panel Discussion - Artificial Intelligence & Colorado Tech (Old Supreme Court Chambers)
8:50 am - Transition to West Foyer
9:00 - 11:00 am - Breakfast in the West Foyer with Colorado Tech Display Tables and Policymakers
9:30 - 10:00 am - Special Guest Speakers and Official Program
  • David Edinger, CIO and Executive Director, Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
  • Suma Nallapati, CIO, City & County of Denver
  • Adams Price, CTA Board Chair 
  • Senator Kevin Priola, Chair of the Joint Technology Committee 
  • Attorney General Phil Weiser
11:00 AM - Official Program End


Colorado State Capitol

Address: 200 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO. 80203

You may enter through the South guest entrance and look for CTA signage directing you to the West Foyer.

There is street parking available along the perimeter of the Capitol building - however these spots are limited to 2 hours.

There are also several lots near the building - the closest to the south entrance is 5280 Parking located at 1410 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203.

Attire: Business Casual


Tech Company Display Table Details:

  • CTA Member Company Display Table | $500
  • Non-Member Company Display Table | $1,000

Interested in an Exhibitor Table? Please contact Peter Schwartz at

General Attendee Details:

  • CTA Member | FREE
  • Non-Member | $35

*Not sure if your company is a member? 

View our Member list here or contact

Contact Information

Colorado Technology Association
Name: CTA Events Manager

Need Additional Support?

Membership Inquiries | Alex Stanojevic; Membership & Engagement Manager

Sponsorship Opportunities | Peter Schwartz; VP of Corporate Engagement

Technical Support | Jessica Harrison; Membership Experience & Operations Manager

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