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- October 9, 2014 - DENVER MAYOR MICHAEL B. HANCOCK CONFIRMED AS KEYNOTE
- SEPT. 5, 2013 - DENVER BIZ TECH EXPO TO AWARD TECH SCHOLARHSIPS
- July 16, 2013 - DENVER BIZ TECH EXPO SMALL BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RESOURCE CENTER
DENVER MAYOR MICHAEL B. HANCOCK CONFIRMED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE 2014 DENVER BIZ TECH EXPO
The Denver Mayor will kick off this year’s premier technology event on October 9, 2014 at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
[DENVER] — September 4, 2014 — The Denver Biz Tech Expo, which directly connects Colorado businesses with top local and national technology providers, welcomes Mayor Michael B. Hancock as the keynote speaker at this year’s annual event on October 9, 2014 at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. The 2014 Denver Biz Tech Expo theme Integration, Mobility & Security was created exclusively for business owners, executives and IT decision makers.
“When it comes to developing a vibrant economy, the advantage goes to places like Denver, where the smartest, most innovative people want to live,” Mayor Hancock said. “It’s my honor to keynote the event and a wonderful opportunity to highlight how this city fosters ingenuity and innovation every day by helping entrepreneurs and tech companies turn concepts into reality.”
The 2014 DBTE will feature both local and global exhibitors showcasing technology hardware, software and services in IT management, security, mobility, integration, telecom, Internet hosting, datacenter, managed services, network specialists, cloud services, technology recycling, digital signage, document scanning and management, business continuity, technology staffing, business software, digital forensic investigation/e-discovery, software and application development and green technology services.
“We are extremely honored and proud to have Mayor Hancock as our keynote speaker at this year’s Denver Biz Tech Expo,” stated David DeCamillis, President of Denver Technology Partners. “Denver continues to be a hot market for both business and technology thanks to Mayor Hancock’s continued commitment to our great city.”
The Denver Biz Tech Expo will also feature three exclusive panels of local and national technology and business experts including a Cyber Security Panel, Mobility Panel and Town Hall Panel. The panels of experts will be moderated and welcome questions from the audience
Latisys, a Denver based national datacenter and managed services provider, returns as the DBTE 2014 Platinum Sponsor. Latisys provides an end-to-end suite of premier IT Outsourcing solutions, including data center colocation, managed hosting, managed services and cloud solutions that extend and enhance your company’s IT infrastructure.
Other sponsors include: Axcient (Presentation), CenturyLink (Connectivity), HP (Speaking), Microsoft (Speaking), Dell (Speaking), Windstream Communications (Recycling), Fortinet (Security Panel), Samsung (Mobility Panel), and Momentum Telecom (Show Book).
DENVER BIZ TECH EXPO TO AWARD TECH SCHOLARHSIPS TO DPS STUDENTS
Recipients will be honored at The Denver Biz tech Expo
[DENVER] — SEPT. 5, 2013 — The Denver Biz Tech Expo (DBTE), the Oct. 24 event that connects business owners and technology providers, will award scholarships to two Denver Public Schools (DPS) students. The scholarships will be presented during the Expo.
Five dollars from each DBTE ticket will go toward the Young Women’s Technology Scholarship and the Young Men’s Technology Scholarship, which were created to encourage DPS students to pursue careers in technology. DPS high school seniors who plan to work toward a two- or four-year technology degree are eligible for the award.
“The technology sector in Colorado is booming, and provides jobs for thousands of Coloradans,” said David DeCamillis, Head of Business Development at Platte River Networks and President of DBTE. “We want to make a technology-oriented education attainable for Denver’s students, and we are hopeful our scholarship will help do just that.”
The Denver Scholarship Foundation has agreed to promote the scholarship through their Future Centers in Denver Public High Schools. The Denver Scholarship Foundation provides college advising, need-based scholarships, and resources for success in college to DPS graduates. DPS students can only apply for the DBTE scholarship online; the application can be found at www.denverbiztechexpo.com/scholarshipapp. The scholarship deadline is Oct. 7.
This year’s DBTE, themed “Navigating the Cloud”, will provide attendees with the Cloud solutions that best fit their needs. The event has two new features: the SMB Government Resource Center and the Public Town Hall Panel. The Resource Center brings representatives from key government agencies — including the Denver Metro Chamber and US Small Business Administration — to speak with business owners. The Town Hall Panel will be an open discussion about the relationship between government and business.
To purchase tickets for the Denver Biz Tech Expo, visit DenverBizTechExpo.com. The event is October 24, 2013 from 9am – 6pm at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
DENVER BIZ TECH EXPO PROVIDES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SMALL BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RESOURCE CENTER
Hosts Influential Tech Leaders for SMB Government Resource Center, Town Hall Meeting on October 24, 2013
[DENVER] — July 16, 2013 — The Denver Biz Tech Expo, which connects small and mid-sized businesses with top technology and cloud providers, has created two innovative forums that will bring local, state and federal resources and experts to the event. The SMB Government Resource Center and Public Town Hall help foster relationships between small businesses and government entities.
“For many businesses, navigating the various government agencies can be confusing, and oftentimes frustrating. To further our mission of connecting owners with enterprise-class vendors we sought to create this unique mix of resources all in one place,” said David DeCamillis, Head of Business Development at Platte River Networks and President of DBTE. “To date there has never been a ‘one-stop-shop’ where people had access to all of the necessary government agencies in one room. This accessibility combined with the caliber of speakers and vendors truly sets the Denver Biz Tech Expo apart.”
The first-of-its-kind SMB Government Resource Center brings together representatives from several key government agencies. On the main expo floor, federal, state and local agencies will have staffed booths providing services to attendees and companies. Participating agencies include the US Small Business Administration, Colorado Secretary of State, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Colorado State SBDC.
“Entrepreneurship and innovation are deeply ingrained in the American spirit,” said Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for Advocacy for the Small Business Administration. In many ways, it is new ideas and refreshed ways of thinking that drive the economy. “The SMB Government Resource Center at the Denver Biz Tech Expo will encourage business owners with big ideas by providing information and face time with government agencies.”
Growing technological advancement has led to tremendous opportunities for the small business owner and entrepreneur, but challenges continue to arise in how those individuals and small businesses work with the state and federal governments to grow their respective businesses. DBTE’s Public Town Hall panel will create a dialogue directly with the audience asking how they perceive both the federal and state government’s role in helping grow their companies. The panel will also address workforce development, infrastructure investment, R&D and the role innovation plays in local and state economy among other topics.
“Government’s role is to enable and advance business and economic development opportunities, and yet, we’ve found that many entrepreneurs and small business owners have many questions about governmental procedures and the role of government,” said Kristin Russell, State of Colorado’s Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer. “Engaging small and mid-sized business owners in a live conversation both answers these questions and heightens awareness about how to understand and work best with governmental agencies and programs.”
Town Hall panelists currently include Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Office of Advocacy at the Small Business Administration; Kristin Russell, State of Colorado’s Secretary of Technology; and Kelly Brough, CEO and President of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
“Events like the Denver Biz Tech Expo offer great value to our local businesses and help us continue to position Denver as a leading city for technology and entrepreneurship,” said Brough. “We know great things happen with open dialogue and bringing so many talented people together in one room.”
The Town Hall is available to all Expo attendees and will feature an open microphone for both Q & A and discussion with both the panel and audience regarding technology, business and government topics.
The 2013 DBTE theme, “Navigating the Cloud”, will provide attendees with up-to-date Cloud solutions that best fit their business needs. DBTE attendees will have in-person access to technology providers, allowing them to create relationships and learn more about individual products.
Tickets to the Expo are available online and are $50 each. $5 from each ticket is donated to the Young Women in Technology and Young Men In Technology Scholarships. All young men and women who are graduating from Denver Public Schools and are pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in technology are eligible for the scholarship, which will be awarded at the Expo.