CTLF Panel and Happy Hour


Date: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Time:  3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: CiviCO                                 250 Fillmore, Suite 225,              Denver, CO, 80206  

CTLF Member: FREE        Nonmember: $75

PhotoHappy hour hosted by Go West IT

A Practical Guide to AI for Businesses

Brought to you by CTLF Elevate Leadership

Join us for our AI (artificial intelligence) panel discussion and happy hour networking! David Lewien, CEO of Go West IT, will moderate a conversation about the fast-changing world of artificial intelligence, and the opportunities and impacts for business leaders, their teams, and their companies. Our panel of AI experts and dynamic thought leaders includes:


    To learn more about our August Panel:

    Moderator: David Lewien - CEO of Go West IT

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    David Lewien is the founder and CEO of Go West IT. In 2000, David transitioned from a career in commercial banking to technology. After a brief stint in technology sales, he co-founded his first technology business focused on systems integration and support for service businesses. In 2010, he founded Go West IT, the premier IT managed security service provider in Colorado. Go West IT supports over 150 clients spread throughout the US and beyond. Go West IT’s dedicated and growing team expertly guides businesses to opportunities while protecting them from harm on the digital frontier. Through his commitment of conversational leadership and CTLF’s HEART-Level values, David brings his thoughtful perspective as a current member of our Strategic Connections program and a past advisor on our board. 

    Cathy Fogler - Key Account Executive at Google Cloud

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    Cathy, a senior account executive at Google Cloud, helps global enterprises drive digital transformation through big data analytics and AI. With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, she has served in executive roles at Hitachi Consulting and several media companies including TCI, AT&T Broadband, Adelphia, and Charter Communications. Additionally, Cathy co-founded CAfrica Sports, a free-to-air broadcasting company that operated in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 

    Cathy has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MBA from the University of Chicago. Her participation as a vibrant member of our CTLF WiseWomen program helps energize and inspire others within our community.

    Dan Bruder - CEO & Co-founder of Blendification

    Dan Bruder, Co-founder and CEO of Blendification, has dedicated his career to blending work and life and empowering people to unlock their potential through meaningful workplace experiences. As the co-creator of Blendification®, Dan envisions a world where companies and employees connect seamlessly, driving personal and professional growth. 

    Blendification provides AI software solutions for strategic planning and implementation, including the AI Strategy Consultant and Strategy Whiteboard. These innovative applications integrate generative AI, digital frameworks, and step-by-step workflows to facilitate collaboration, growth, and alignment between company objectives and individual aspirations. Blendification’s transformative approach has been incorporated into MBA and Executive MBA programs, outlined in Dan’s book, “The Blendification® System,” and summarized in his popular TEDx Talk, which has garnered over 225k views. 

    Jessica Arett - Attorney at Sherman & Howard

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    Jessica is an award-winning attorney specializing in litigation and data security & privacy at Sherman and Howard Law Firm. Drawing from her experience, she provides guidance to clients of all sizes ranging from international corporations to local small businesses and individuals, successfully helping clients navigate disputes in and out of court. With a deep understanding of the legal landscape and a commitment to protect her clients, she navigates the complex realm of data security and privacy with unparalleled expertise.

    Jessica is also one of the few Colorado lawyers that is certified as a privacy professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals to advise organizations on issues related to privacy and data security. Additionally, as a returning partner for our 2023 CTLF CEO Forum, Sherman and Howard continues to help us bring compelling events to the Colorado business community. 

    Ryan Walker - Director of Sales at Empiraa, Western USA

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    Ryan Walker is a Director with Empiraa—an Australian founded tech company which recently opened an office in Denver. 

    Empiraa offers AI-powered business planning software for organizations of all shapes and sizes. It helps bridge the gap between an organization’s plan, and the execution of their plan. It does this by facilitating the creation and real-time tracking of short-term actions required to hit long-term goals. 


    Contact the CTLF Team at info@ctlf.org