June 15, 2010
5:00 pm Cocktails
5:45 pm Dinner
at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm
1975 Mile High Stadium Cir. Denver, CO 80204
for the Tuesday, June 15, 2010 RMIMA & SIM Meeting
Joint Meeting -
of Information Managers and
Rocky Maintain Information Management Association
Danger or Opportunity Ahead?
Tuesday June 15, 2010
5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking, 5:45 pm Dinner, 6:45 pm Panel
Companies and government agencies had to do what
was necessary to survive the
recession. Cutting costs and increasing operational efficiencies has paid off.
Is now the time to move forward with strategic projects?
If so, what is different this time around?
Are technology leaders valued as
business partners or are we becoming a commodity to be outsourced?
Are Colorado companies hiring
technology workers and are we prepared for growth?
Will technology leaders have a
pipeline for the next generation of business technology graduates?
Who’s leading the charge for developing the next generation of
technology leaders in Colorado?
How does the loss of anchor
corporations affect us in Colorado? Qwest and Frontier Airline are
the most recent losses; do we have more on the way?
A shifting state tax policy is
creating immense confusion for software taxes. What effect will have
on Colorado technology providers and buyers?
Will we be able to continue to
entice new companies to start here in Colorado?
How is the Chamber working with
Colorado leaders? How can IT Leaders work with the Chamber?
Steve Wille - Senior
Applications Manager, Great West Life,
SIM Board Member and
RMIMA Board member,
Steve is an experienced and engaging speaker himself and as
a panel leader he is an interactive and insightful guide,
helping audiences see things in new ways. Steve has
over 25 years experience managing corporate software
development. He is a Colorado native, with a BSBA
degree from the University of Denver and an MBA degree from
Michael M. Gutesha,
CPA, MT - Partner, Tax Efficiency Services,
Clifton Gunderson is
ranked as one of the nation’s largest certified public
accounting and consulting firms. The firm provides a wide
range of assurance, tax and consulting services to clients
in a variety of industries. Michael has been enlisted by
CSIA, Boulder/Denver Software Club and the state of Colorado
to educate businesses on new software taxes/rules before the
grace period is over. What do you need to know about
Colorado’s changing tax laws for software? Do you know if
you are compliant to the new software tax? How do software
vendors overcome this challenge and what are the strategies
being discussed in the market?
Tom Mahowald -
Director, Global Accounts,
Pike Research is a market
research and consulting firm providing analysis and
forethought of global clean technology markets based on
climate change as a market issue, not just an environmental
challenge. Tom will highlight and share what is happening
strategically across every part of the value chain -
technology firms, utilities, consulting firms, industry
associations, government, system integrators and the
Julie Ouska – Chief
Colorado Community College System
Community Colleges are
not only a great resource to students, they are a resource
to our entire community. Today more than ever, Community
Colleges are a high return when students must make their
education dollars go further. Julie Ouska, CIO of CCCS,
leads IT for our state's largest system of higher education
and she went to school in Colorado! CCCS’s career and
academic programs span 13 of Colorado’s community colleges
serving more than 128,000 students annually. Julie can share
the current IT strategy for such an important Colorado
On another note, a group
goal of SIM and RMIMA is to help motivate students to
consider technology and engineering careers. Julie can help
us understand how we, the IT leaders of Colorado, can give
back by partnering with CCCS to drive interest or resources
for students and graduates. SIM and RMIMA represents a very
large group of Colorado IT decision makers across
industries, titles and levels and we have resources to
assist the upcoming IT graduates.
Rita Pollock –
Director of Information Technology,
SIM-Denver Chapter Member
Rita directs and manages
the tactical and strategic planning/management of the
information systems and services throughout Arapahoe County,
the state’s first county and one of the largest with a
population of more than 550,000. The exciting story Rita
will share is the creative spirit and culture change going
on rethinking regulations and technology’s part in
innovation to deliver more services with less bureaucracy.
As an active member of (CGAIT) the Colorado Government
Association for Information Technology and one of the
technical sponsors for a multi-jurisdictional effort to
replace legacy assessment and taxation systems, Rita has
great insight into the big picture of government IT strategy
here in the Denver metro area.
Philip Winterburn –
CIO, Rivet Software
Founded in 2002,
Rivet Software is headquartered in Denver, CO, and is
the leading XBRL internal and external financial information
reporting provider serving more Fortune 500 companies in
meeting their SEC filings than any other company. As CIO at
Rivet, Philip is responsible for leading the core product
development and internal IT operations. Rivet is
experiencing explosive growth which has resulted in the
hiring of nearly one hundred software development,
accounting and finance professionals in Denver over the past
year and plans to hire another 40 professionals. The
company’s explosive growth is fueled by key partnerships and
the company’s direct sales success, resulting in more than a
50% increase in new business. Philip will highlight a
journey of growth driven by innovation, government mandates
and market pressures.
Society for Information Management (SIM) is a
not-for-profit organization of information technology experts,
including CIO's, CTO's and emerging IT leaders, as well as key
professionals within the IT community, such as academicians and
SIM's mission is to support IT leaders in the
greater Colorado area by increasing the knowledge base of
members, giving back to local communities, increasing awareness
on issues of importance to our local community, developing the
next generation of effective IT leaders and establishing a forum
to bring together IT professionals across industries.
For more information please visit our website:
for the Tuesday, June 15, 2010 RMIMA & SIM Meeting
$40.00 for SIM, RMIMA,
and AITP members / $45 for non-members