Tech It Out is a cutting-edge celebration of new technologies, innovation, STEM and Student Outreach, leadership, expert speakers, and influential technology Leaders in the Rocky Mountain region.

Tech It Out 2020 will be on Thursday, November 12 –

Registration to open soon for this year’s virtual event!


2019 Tech It Out Speakers & Topics

  • WICT Champions – Shane Portfolio
    • How Tech can Leverage Diversity and Inclusion to Win
  • Morning Keynote – Dr. Davidson
    • Leadership/Facing Challenges Head On
  • Panel Discussion – Maria Rothschild (Moderator) with Kate Tummarello (Engine,) Debbie Fitzgerald (CableLabs,) Chris May (Comcast,) Manish Jindal (Charter)
    • Oh Gs! Wired and Wireless at the Edge
  • Tech Talk – Eilisa Reed, Woman in Technology Winner
    • Perspectives from the Engine Room: IT Operations at a Major Cable Operator
  • Tech Talk – Daisy Henderson, Young Woman in Technology Winner
    • Being a Young, Ambitious Woman in Tech
  • Tech Talk – Sarah Vergara
    • Near Future Video and Behind the Tech
  • Fireside Chat – Leslie Ellis interviewing Stephanie Mitchko
  • Show & Tech Demo – Jodi Robinson
    • Demo Tech House
  • Leadership Talk – Cynthia Carpenter
    • Dare to Shine
  • Tech Talk – Rebecca Rusk
    • Ethics in Design – How do we Keep Human-Centered Design Human?
  • Tech Talk – Mona Kessel
    • How to Communicate Effectively in Male-Dominated Fields
  • NextGen – Shreya Nallapati
    • Never Again Tech – Using Machine Learning Algorithms to Detect Markers of Mass Shootings
  • Tech Talk – Lisa Schwab
    • The Innovator vs The Entrepreneur: Why we Need Both
  • Keynote Speaker – FlyGirl

2018 Tech It Out Agenda

  • 8:00am – 8:45am: Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45am – 8:50am: Opening Remarks
  • 8:50am – 9:00am: Reimagining the News, Kyle Clark, Reporter for 9News
  • 9:00am – 9:30am: Interview with Suma Nallapati, CIO for State of Colorado
  • 9:30am – 9:45am: Tech Talk #1 with Laura Moche, IP Video/IP Streaming for Charter
  • 9:45am – 10:00am: Break
  • 10:00am – 10:15: Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
  • 10:15am – 10:25am: Tech Talk #2 with Cathleen T. Quigley, Technology Leader, Innovator, & Motivator
  • 10:25am – 10:35am: An Interview with Leslie Ellis and Cathleen T. Quigley, Technology Leader, Innovator, & Motivator
  • 10:35am – 10:50am: Break
  • 10:50am – 11:35am: Show and Tech Panel

Leslie Ellis, President for Ellis Edits

Patti Loyack, VP of IP Services for Comcast
Josh Seide, VP of Comcast Innovation Labs
Kat Schelonka, Data Engineer for Wicket Labs
Daisy Henderson, Software Engineer for Comcast

  • 11:35am – 11:45am: Tech Talk #3 with Elena Ritchie, GVP of Video Content Management for Charter
  • 11:45am – 12:25pm: Networking & Lunch; Student Breakout Session (upstairs)
  • 12:25pm – 1:00pm: Extended Tech Talk with Danielle Shoots, VP of Business Operations for Comcast
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: The Power of Equity: Women Leading the Way with Nita Mosby Tyler, PhD., Chief Catalyst for The Equity Project
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm: Fireside Chat with Shane Portfolio, SVP of Engineering for Comcast, and Nita Mosby Tyler, PhD., Chief Catalyst for The Equity Project
  • 2:00pm – 2:10pm: Tech Talk #4 with Jane Rhodes Wolf, Chief Security Officer for Charter
  • 2:10pm – 2:30pm: Break
  • 2:30pm – 2:45pm: Tech Talk #5 with Kathy Kirchner, SVP of Xfinity Mobile
  • 2:45pm – 3:55pm: Keynote with Colette Carlson, Human Connection Expert
  • 3:55pm – 4:00pm: Closing Remarks