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Wed, May 22


Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention

Rocky Mountain Technology Summit

Attend the Rocky Mountain Technology Summit to get the right tools and make vital connections to best prepare your company for the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.

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Rocky Mountain Technology Summit
Rocky Mountain Technology Summit

Time & Location

May 22, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM MDT

Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention, 15500 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80239, USA

About the event

The 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Technology Summit will be held on Tuesday, May 21st 2024 at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center (15500 E 40th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239) from 8am-4pm.

This B2B event is targeted for the Technology and Security community.  Attendees consist of IT/IS Executives and Direct reports across all verticals within the state of Colorado interested in Networking, Researching/Learning, Career Advancement, and Purchasing. Attend the Rocky Mountain Technology Summit to get the right tools and make vital connections to best prepare your company for the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.

 Governing Body Members 

Scott Ackerman VP of IT ADVODA Technology Solutions

Dev Ashish Chief Technology & Center Operations Officer ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers

JP Batra CIO/CTO Blue River International, Inc.

Joanne Castendyk Independent Consultant

Duc Chu Chief Technology & Innovation Officer Holland & Hart LLP

Brian Corcoran Director SANS Institute

Joshua Foltz CISO NerdWallet

James Gaulke CIO Regis University

Jonathan Harber SVP Business & Technology Systems & CISO HemaSource

Kenny Hollis Director of IT DoD Platform One

Paula Kautzmann CIO Colorado Access

Brandon Kelliher CIO Great Plains Health

Jason L'Odense CIO Global Medical Response

Marie Langhorn Chief of Staff, Office of the CIO Zayo Group

Curtis Letson SR Director, Information Security Officer Xpansiv

Scott Magerfleisch Executive Counselor Info-Tech Research Group

Eddie Mize VP & Chief Security Officer The Pinnacle Group Companies

Chris Pfisterer Board of Directors The Lucky Foundation

Mark Pray Independent Consultant

Christopher Riley CISO/CTO GMI

Jerrod Roth CTO Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority

Timothy Roundy CIO RNS

Jamie Vernon Independent Consultant

Ed Ziehm Director Systems Engineering Clarest Health


We would like to thank our all of our sponsors for being a part of this year's Rocky Mountain Technology Summit. From being a sponsor, you will be recognized for the education and mission your company contributes to our tradeshow, panels, and sessions. Many of our sponsors have been a part of our annual summit for many years and we are proud to support them. See below for a list of our present and past sponsors.

 Gold Sponsor

Google Cloud is the new way to the cloud, providing AI, infrastructure, developer, data, security, and collaboration tools built for today and tomorrow. Google Cloud offers a powerful, fully integrated and optimized AI stack with its own planet-scale infrastructure, custom-built chips, generative AI models and development platform, as well as AI-powered applications, to help organizations transform. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted technology partner.

Splunk helps make organizations more resilient. We do that by providing solutions that enable our customers to maintain secure and reliable digital systems in the face of disruptions. With Splunk, SecOps, ITOps and DevOps teams can detect and prevent major problems, fix incidents faster and accelerate transformation.

ThreatLocker® is a global cybersecurity leader, providing enterprise-level cybersecurity tools to improve the security of servers and endpoints. ThreatLocker’s combined Application Whitelisting, Ringfencing™, Storage Control and Privileged Access Management solutions are leading the cybersecurity market towards a more secure approach of blocking unknown application vulnerabilities. To learn more about ThreatLocker visit:

 Lunch & Learn Sponsors

CyberFOX is a global cybersecurity solutions provider focused on identity access management (IAM) for IT professionals. Our two flagship products – Password Boss for password management and AutoElevate for privilege access management – supply two critical elements of a comprehensive IAM security strategy. This ability to monitor, manage and mitigate risks by controlling user access to critical information ensures organizations can tighten security defenses for themselves and their end-users. Built for the unique needs of today’s IT professionals, CyberFOX solutions simplify and improve the end-user experience by providing affordable, practicable security. To learn more about how CyberFOX helps protect businesses in more than 175 countries, visit

For over 40 years, Sentinel Technologies has been a trusted partner with over 450 engineers in cyber security, data center, cloud, collaboration, and consulting. Our diverse portfolio provides both tailored in-house and vendor solutions. Our mature managed infrastructure and security services offering helps our customers focus on their core business while providing 24/7 support. Our award-winning managed security brand ( SOC, MSSP), Fortis by Sentinel, safeguards our customers against ever-evolving modern threats and hazards.

TPx is a leading managed services provider, redefining the way enterprises grow, compete and communicate. Offering a full suite of managed IT, unified communications, network connectivity and security services, TPx has the experience and know-how to solve even the most complicated IT challenges. TPx’s team of experts help businesses simplify operations, optimize networks, improve productivity, reduce costs and keep environments secure. TPx makes IT easy.

 Happy Hour Sponsor

Comcast Business keeps businesses ready for what’s next with powerful connectivity, advanced cybersecurity solutions, and the right people at your side. From the carrier that built the nation's largest Gig-speed network, we bring you insights, updates, and the latest offers on business data, video, voice, connectivity (Internet, Ethernet, SDN/ SD-WAN), and other technology solutions.

 Silver Sponsor

Alchemy Technology Group is an industry-leading IT advisory, consulting, and reseller firm focused on cybersecurity, modern workspace, cloud infrastructure, AI, and application development. Alchemy has assembled a team of the nation’s top talent to architect, implement, and manage technology solutions. Alchemy's customer-centric approach, meticulous project management, and established engagement models have resulted in an award-winning formula for customer satisfaction.

Cato provides the world’s most robust single-vendor SASE platform, converging Cato SD-WAN and a complete cloud-native security service edge, Cato SSE 360, including Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) into a global cloud service. Cato. Ready for Whatever’s Next.

 Presentation Sponsors

C1st Technologies is a leading Information Technology solutions provider based in Denver, Colorado where C1st stands for Customer First! As a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider for Office 365 and Azure, we offer comprehensive and tailored solutions that optimize productivity and streamline business operations. Our expertise extends beyond software solutions, as we also provide managed networking and security services, ensuring robust and reliable connectivity while safeguarding valuable data. Additionally, our capabilities encompass IT hardware and software procurement, enabling us to deliver end-to-end solutions that meet our clients' specific needs. With our extensive knowledge and experience, C1st Technologies stands out in the marketplace as a trusted partner, dedicated to empowering businesses with cutting-edge technology solutions.

IT Professionals rely on Cradlepoint and its Cellular Intelligence to build a reliable, secure network for fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, IoT devices, and remote employees — anywhere. A pioneer in Wireless WAN, Cradlepoint offers advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloudTM.

Forcepoint is the leading user and data security cybersecurity company, entrusted to safeguard organizations while driving digital transformation and growth. Our solutions adapt in real-time to how people interact with data, providing secure access while enabling employees to create value.

Radware is a global leader of application delivery and cyber security solutions for virtual, cloud and software defined data centers. Our award-winning solutions portfolio delivers service level assurance for business-critical applications, while maximizing IT efficiency. Radware solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.

Verkada is leading the cloud-managed enterprise building security industry by enabling over 20,000 organizations in over 70 countries to protect their people and property in a way that respects individuals' privacy. Designed with simplicity in mind, Verkada offers six product lines — video security cameras, door-based access control, environmental sensors, alarms, workplace and intercoms — that provide unparalleled visibility through a single cloud-based software platform.

 Rocky Mountain Technology Summit Agenda 

Tuesday, May 21st 2024

 Registration Opens / Exhibit Hall Opens 

Opening Keynote Address - Embracing Automation in the SOC to Do More with Less

Michael Gregg, CISO - State of North Dakota

How to Create Successful Malware and Defend with Zero Trust

Ryan Bowman, VP Solutions Engineering - ThreatLocker 

Sponsored by: ThreatLocker

Special Delivery! Defending and Investigating Advanced Intrusions on Secure Email Gateways

Nader Zavari, Senior Manager - Incident Response & Remediation

Sponsored by: Google

Browser Isolation – The WD-40 of the Security Industry

Bruce Johnson, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Security - Cradlepoint 

Sponsored by: Cradlepoint Presentation Giveaway: Cradlepoint Yeti Mug

Data is Everywhere So is User Access

Justin Bortnick, Engineering Manager 

Sponsored by: Forcepoint

CIO Forum: Leadership Strategies Moving Forward

Moderator: JP Batra, CIO/CTO - Blue River International

 Networking / Tour Exhibits Building Digital Resilience - With Unified Security and Observability (Lunch Included)

Craig Hyde, Chief Stratgetic Advisor

Sponsored by: Splunk

Best of Both Worlds: Privileged Access Management (Lunch Included)

Dave Gunther, Regional Manager

Sponsored by: CyberFOX Presentation Giveaway: $150 Gift Card

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Warfare: Sun Tzu's Influence on Cybersecurity (Lunch Included)

David Hagen, Security Evangelist

Sponsored by: TPx Presentation Giveaway: $100 E-Gift Card

You Inherited an Identity Mess, Now What? (Lunch Included)

Michael Soule, National Director of Enterprise Architecture & Innovation Sentior

Sponsored by: Sentinel Technologies

CISO Forum: Addressing the Top Concerns for 2024 (Lunch Included)

Michael Gregg, CISO - State of North Dakota

Securing Colorado - What the State of Colorado is Doing to Raise the Water-Level for Cybersecurity in Colorado

Craig Hurter, Deputy CISO - State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

Cracking the Code: Insights from the Frontlines of Digital Warfare

Neal Quinn, Head of Cloud Security, North America

 Sponsored by: Radware

Uh-oh! What did I just do? Guidelines and Frameworks for AI Implementation

Scott Magerfleisch, Executive Counselor - Info-Tech Research Group

 Networking / Tour Exhibits Sponsor Giveaways Panel Discussion: Resignations, Recruitment & Retention - The Three “R’s” of Attracting, Retaining, and Inspiring the Workforce

Panelists: Michael Gregg, CISO - State of North Dakota | Craig Hurter, Deputy CISO - State of Colorado OIT | JP Batra, CIO/CTO - Blue River International

Microsoft 365 Copilot Readiness and Security

Sajeel Akram, Microsoft Solution Architect 

Sponsored by: C1st Technologies

 Vacation Giveaway & Conference Wrap-Up

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