CO Tech Podcast

Matt Wendel

From the Colorado Technology Association – Bringing you insights into the Colorado tech community with host CTA President & CEO, Frannie Matthews.

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In this episode, Frannie Matthews speaks with Kevin Lynch – CEO – Optiv. Frannie and Kevin speak about Kevin’s professional experience, the central role cybersecurity plays in the strategy of a company and how it is critical to enabling business outcomes, how digital transformation is both a massive opportunity and a threat, and look at why companies should adopt a Zero trust mentality. About Kevin Kevin Lynch is a seasoned executive with 35 years of strategic and operating experience, largely in professional and technical services, operating at scale within private and public environments, with a proven track record of delivering growth and exceptional financial returns. As Optiv’s chief executive officer (CEO) and a board member, Lynch is responsible for executing the  company’s vision to challenge the status quo by delivering innovative cybersecurity solutions that create simplicity and confidence for clients around the world. Lynch joined Optiv from Deloitte, where he served in a variety of leadership roles for 20 years. Most recently, as a senior partner at Deloitte focused on substantially growing the firm’s mergers and  acquisition services revenue and playing a key role in re-architecting the business. He served many of the firm’s largest clients as an overall advisory partner in the technology infrastructure, cloud, cybersecurity and computing segments. Lynch was also Deloitte’s chief global officer, overseeing $1.2B of annual investment and optimizing the U.S. partnership’s global interests. Prior to Deloitte, Lynch was chief strategy officer at AECOM, a Fortune 150 global engineering and construction services firm, where he was tasked with driving growth across the company’s portfolio. Lynch was also a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focused on the intersection of strategy and  technology. Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California and a MBA with honors from the University of Washington. A regular lecturer on the topics of growth and strategy, he has enjoyed a long career as a board-level advisor with a wide array of public and private organizations on subjects like capital allocation, emerging trends and strategic choices.

Jun 1

43 min 36 sec

In this episode, Frannie Matthews speaks with Joan Logan – Senior VP, Enterprise Sales, West & Media & Entertainment - Lumen Technologies. Frannie and Joan speak about Joan's professional experience in telecommunications and technology, the historical landscape in telecommunications, what it looks like today and where it may be heading with the introduction of emerging technologies. The two also discuss Lumen's technology vision and solutions, what the future of work may look like, and Joan's recent move to Colorado. About Joan Joan Logan is a Senior Executive combining exceptional business acumen with overall organizational and growth management. A solid record of effective organizational change, and innovation connected with the leadership of high-technology organizations to accomplish positive results. She's known for her passionate and optimistic leadership with unmatched loyalty to the organization, employees and my customers. She thrive on challenges, learn from mistakes and celebrate success. Equally adept at both strategy and execution with proven success in sales and business leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies. KEY COMPETENCIES: • Proven track record of successfully delivering significant revenue growth and scaling go-to-market capability. • Sharp business acumen, able to align organizational goals and effectively communicates cross-functionally. • Leader of leaders with a proven ability to build out, hire, manage, and motivate high-performing global regions and go-to-market teams. • Ability to translate organizational strategic plans across complex environments to frame, scope, and execute consistently and effectively.

May 1

22 min 57 sec

In this episode, Frannie Matthews speaks with Dan Powers – Executive Director of CO-LABS. More About CO-LABS At CO-LABS we believe it is crucial to support scientific research in Colorado - and that discoveries in federal research labs here are making the world smarter, safer, more resilient and  capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st Century. For the United States, being the source of our own brilliance is crucial in the face of global challenges ranging from public health to energy to cybersecurity to food production (and space exploration, climate change/extreme weather, robotics, augmented reality, quantum computing, and much more...) We ensure technologists,  economic development experts, scientific thought leaders and elected officials can leverage the  resources, discoveries and cutting-edge technologies available in Colorado's federal research labs.

Feb 12

29 min 38 sec

In this episode, Frannie Matthews speaks with Tony Neal-Graves - Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology Interim CIO & Executive Director, Chief Operations Officer, Colorado Broadband Office Executive Director.

Sep 2020

23 min 7 sec

In this episode, Frannie Matthews joins with Colorado TechCast host Trapper Little as they speak with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General, was sworn in as the State’s 39th Attorney General on January 8, 2019. As the state’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Weiser is committed to protecting the people of Colorado and building an innovative and collaborative organization that will address a range of statewide challenges, from addressing the opioid epidemic to reforming our criminal justice system to protecting our land, air, and water. Attorney General Weiser has dedicated his life to the law, justice, and public service. Before running for office, Weiser served as the Hatfield Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, where he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and co-chaired the Colorado Innovation Council. Weiser served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation in the Obama Administration’s National Economic Council. He served on President Obama’s Transition Team, overseeing the Federal Trade Commission and previously served in President Bill Clinton’s Department of Justice as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, advising on telecommunications matters. Before his appointment at the Justice Department, Weiser served as a law clerk to Justices Byron R. White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court and to Judge David Ebel at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado. The son and grandson of Holocaust survivors, Weiser is deeply committed to the American Dream and ensuring opportunity for all Coloradans. Weiser lives in Denver with his wife, Dr. Heidi Wald, and their two children.

Aug 2020

16 min 49 sec

In this episode, Frannie Matthews joins with Colorado TechCast host Trapper Little as they speak with JB Holston. JB Holston is the CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership and was the dean of the University of Denver’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science from July 2015 until August 2020. Prior to becoming Dean he was the founding Executive Director for the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network and founding CEO for NewsGator/Sitrion. JB’s impact on the business, policy and technology sectors in Colorado have been numerious, including his work around the State’s response to COVID-9. In 2014, the Colorado Technology Association awarded JB the Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the technology industry in Colorado.

Jul 2020

55 min 57 sec

In this episode, Frannie Matthews joins with Colorado TechCast host Trapper Little as they speak with Pattie Money. Pattie Money brings over 25 years of People leadership experience, working with executives and leaders at all organizational levels. Her work is focused on driving exceptional organizational performance while helping those within the organization achieve their fullest potential. She currently serves as the interim Chief People Office at Twilio and was the Chief People Officer at SendGrid until their successful acquisition by Twilio, where she was responsible for the companies greatest asset, their people. She has been responsible for building and implementing the People strategies and programs required to support ambitious growth and an evolving organization while preserving and enhancing an award winning culture. Prior to joining SendGrid, Pattie served as Chief People Officer at TubeMogul, a publicly traded global ad tech company in the Bay area and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Mercury Payment Systems, a payment technology company. Prior to Mercury, she lead the People function for Monotype, a publicly traded font and font technology company headquartered in Boston, leading through multiple stages of growth including a successful IPO and global expansion. Pattie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from University of Memphis and a Master of Science in Human Resource Development Degree from Villanova University.

Jun 2020

47 min 26 sec