CTA announces nominees
for 2013 APEX awards
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ome 45 companies and 31 individuals are among the nominees for the Colorado Technology Association’s prestigious 2013 Apex Awards, honoring the cream of the crop of the state’s technology industry.

According to the association, the awards, which premiered in 2001, “recognize Colorado's technology excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and innovators.” Nine winners in various categories will be announced at a black tie dinner September 10, expected to draw as many as 1,000 industry and community leaders. The awards will include:

  • Technology Company of the Year Award
  • Technology Project of the Year
  • Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Technology Community Connector Award
  • Technology Teacher of the Year Award
  • Technology Advocate of the Year Award
  • Women in Tech of the Year
  • Technology Startup Company of the Year

Click here for company nominees

3t Systems
BEW Global
Cloud Elements
Comcast Business
Commerce Kitchen
Confio Software
Datalogix
DCP Midstream
Dean Evans & Associates Inc.
Dizzion
GHX
Gov. Office of Info Technology
Greystone Technology Group
HOSTING
Intrawest
Inversoft Inc.
Latisys
LogRhythm
mindaptiv, LLC
Mondo
Mortgage Cadence LLC
NexusTek
Njevity Inc.
Oildex, a service of Transzap
On3, Inc.
Open Scan Technologies, Inc.
Ping Identity
Plink
Quark Software Inc.
SDL
SendGrid
Silver Bullet Water Treatment
Simple Energy
SolidFire
Solve IT
SpotXchange
SurveyGizmo
Swiftpage
TeamSnap
TrackVia
tw telecom
Universal Mind
Vail Resorts Management
Vista Solutions
Zayo Group


 

Click here for individual nominees

Alex Raymond
Amy Fowler
Andres Espineira
Bretta Loeffler
Chris Lorenz
Ciaran Dwyer
Derrick McNeill
Eileen Patrick
Eric Roza
Erin Shine
Isabella Castrillo
Jamie Hollier
Jeremy Ostermiller
Judy Kennelley
Kimberly Roth
Liz Barcheck
Luke Norris
Michael Pugliese
Michele Hovet
Monica Coughlin
Nadine Lange
Nina Amey
Patrick Quinlan
Patty Quiñones
Peter Hudson, M.D.
Peter Lynch
Robin Thurston
Scott Schankweiler
Steve Prather
Tiffany Stephens
Timothy McMahon, SJ


 

Click here for a list of the judges

  • Adam Haynes, Managing Director, St. Charles Capital
  • Adam Swiecki, President, Swiecki Enterprises, Inc.
  • Alison Dunnebecke, Tax Partner, Hein & Associates LLP
  • Andrea Young, CIO and VP of Development, BI Incorporated
  • Brent Peterson, Partner, EKS&H
  • Carl Fitch, CEO, Statera
  • James Braun, Operations Director, Google
  • Michael Gellman, CEO, SpireMedia
  • Ryan Arney, Attorney, Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP
  • Daniel Frydenlund, Founder, FKR Acquisitions

The association also announced that Arjun Gupta of TeleSoft Partners will be the keynote speaker at the dinner. Gupta is “Chief Believer” at TeleSoft, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and part of a new ownership group of the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise.

The last two awards on the list are new this year. While the nomination process has ended for most of the awards, the deadline for nominations for Technology Startup Company of the Year has been extended to July 28. To submit a nomination, visit the APEX nominations website.

The dinner will be followed by the APEX Conference and Challenge on September 11. Last year, the association combined two of its longest-running events — The Apex Awards and DEMOGala — into a two-day event honoring people, companies and accomplishments of the state’s tech industry and examining the critical issues facing the industry in the years ahead.

“APEX is more than an awards ceremony, conference and tech challenge,” association officials say. “APEX is your opportunity to be a part of the conversations driving innovation and technology in the state.”

The two-day affair will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver. Speakers will include Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association; Rick Dakin, CEO/CoFounder at Coalfire Systems; Michael Locatis, Founder and CEO of Nexusist; and Andrea Young, CIO and VP of Development, BI Incorporated.

Arjun Gupta

Arjun Gupta

Erik Mitisek

Erik Mitisek

Rick Dakin

Rick Dakin

Andrea Young

Andrea Young

Mike Locatis

Mike Locatis

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