DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Sep 6, 2013) -
- ViaWest continues support for Colorado technology companies and the greater industry
- APEX celebrates the state's technology accomplishments, innovation and entrepreneurship
ViaWest, the leading colocation services provider in North America, announces it is the presenting sponsor of APEX, the Colorado Technology Association's (CTA) annual technology conference. APEX 2013 is an awards, conference and technology challenge event taking place September 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Denver.
The event kicks off on the evening of Tuesday, September 10, with the annual APEX Awards, which recognize Colorado's technology and innovation excellence. The APEX Awards have been presented every year since 2001.
The APEX conference takes place on Wednesday, September 11, and includes a mix of keynote presentations and panels focused on big data and analytics, cloud security and entrepreneurship. In a new format this year, the APEX Challenge is a technology startup competition that brings together 10 companies to vie for $20,000 in prizes, judged by an esteemed panel of local Colorado innovators and leaders, including former Bronco Eddie McCaffrey.
"ViaWest is an active and engaged member of the Denver tech community and a loyal supporter of CTA and our annual APEX event," states Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association. "We are proud to have ViaWest's support again this year at APEX 2013 as we showcase the best in technology innovation and leadership in Colorado."
"Colorado continues to lead as one of our country's critical technology centers," says Nancy Phillips, President and CEO of ViaWest. "Our state's tech community is one of the most vibrant and innovative in the nation. We're pleased to be a presenting sponsor of this year's APEX event, since this is another way to help support the growing and diverse mix of technology companies active in our local community."
ViaWest offers colocation, managed services and cloud computing from 24 data centers throughout Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Utah.
For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com.
ViaWest is the leading colocation provider in North America. We enable businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to deliver the right balance of cost, scalability and security. Our data center services include a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit their YouTube channel.
APEX is the Colorado technology industry's annual conference, encompassing the 13th Annual APEX Awards, a single-track conference, an interactive floor space and the Challenge, featuring emerging tech geniuses from around the state. Past speakers at the event have included: David Cohen, CEO and founder of TechStars, Governor John Hickenlooper and Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems. Presented by the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), the event will be held on September 10-11, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver. For more information on the event, please visit www.apexcolorado.com.
About the Colorado Technology Association
The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) represents Colorado's $49.6 billion technology industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the state. Colorado ranked second for its high-tech business concentration, and the nine-county metro region ranked tenth out of the 50 largest metro areas in software employment concentration. Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has provided a voice for technology professionals in legislative issues and public policy. The Association provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support the industry. CTA's membership includes 500 Colorado companies from startup to enterprise. For more information, visit www.ColoradoTechnology.org.