What's Next in Information Technology Management



April,  2011
10:30 Registration
11:00 Keynote Speaker
11:20 Panel
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Workshop

VQ Hotel
1975 Mile High Stadium Circle
Denver, CO 80402
(303) 433-8331

Register for the Thursday, May 12, 2011  RMIMA Meeting

Annual Economic and Employment Panel

What's hot, and what's not?  This is a challenging year for some skills, but others are in strong demand.  The Colorado economy is not pretty today, but what are the trends?  Each year we assemble a panel of industry and government experts to explore the probabilities.

After lunch, Chas Bollow of Colorado Staffing & Solutions, will host a job seeker workshop.  If interested, bring two copies of your resume.

This event fills up fast. Seating is limited for this event so please register ASAP.

The link below is a 9News feature of one of our speakers May 12th.


$45 non-members after May 2
$25 members
$15 students

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Keynote Address:

Alexandra Hall, director of the Office of Labor Market Information and chief economist of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Ms. Hall is responsible for Colorado’s contribution to a number of U.S. Department of Labor data collection and analysis programs. In recent years, she has expanded the focus of Office of Labor Market Information to include customized product development and user training. The high standards of data quality synonymous with Colorado’s Office of Labor Market Information are the foundation for the success of these efforts.

Employment Panel Members:

Sara Sutton Fell

Sara Sutton Fell is the CEO of FlexJobs, an innovative job site for telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and other
flexible job opportunities. As CEO, Sara is responsible for managing all aspects of the company. Sara is a specialist in the online job market, particularly on the topics of online job searching, telecommuting, and flexible work arrangements. She is frequently quoted in the media and has appeared on CNN, NPR’s Marketplace Money, Entrepreneur Magazine,, Yahoo!, and many other sources to discuss employment trends. In addition, she is a passionate advocate for work-life balance and the environmental
benefits of embracing alternative work arrangements.

Patricia J. Ravine, SPHR

Patricia has over 20 years of experience in both the Human Resources and Information Technology fields.  Her experience includes Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition and Diversity Recruitment initiatives, Training Program Development, Project Management and large-scale Human Resource Systems Implementations. She has held positions with EDS, Oracle Corporation, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, and is currently with IBM’s Global Business Services – Application Management Team.

She is a member of the executive Advisory Board for Regis University’s School of Management, and served from 2007-2009 as a member of the Boulder Area Human Resource Association’s Diversity Committee.

Ms. Ravine has undergraduate degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Organizational Communications from California State University, Sacramento - and a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Regis University.

Mario Vidalon, Ph.D.

Mario is the Director for the Center for Advanced Engineering & Technology Education (CAETE) at University of Colorado at Boulder.

He is Responsible for administration, delivery, product development, marketing and sales of graduate engineering distance learning and face-to-face education and non-credit certificate programs and courses targeted to busy professionals who work full time, travel frequently, or are in a career transition.

Before that he was the Director, Engineering and IT, University of California, Irvine Extension. Mario holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada; M.S. in Mathematics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri; and B.S. in Mathematics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Donald Archer

Donald Archer is the Assistant Dean of Regis University's School of Computer Information Sciences. He has over 20 years of experience in with the University backed up with 27 years in industry. His corporate experience is in finance, engineering and systems development for the Bell Systems including Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, AT&T in Colorado, and U.S. WEST’s Advanced Technologies research and development organization located on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

As an Assistant Dean has overall responsibility of the day-to-day operations of the School of Computer & Information Sciences providing focused educational programs to professionals and future practitioners in preparation for leadership roles in Information Technology. In the last ten years, according to the National Science Foundation, the School has ranked in the top 10% of institutions in the nation.

Donald is a member of the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry’s Labor & Employment Council, a member of CACI since 1997, and a recent member of the Rocky Mountain Information Management Association.He holds a Masters in Computer Information Systems, University of Denver; a Master of Science in Business Administration, University of Northern Colorado and completed advanced graduate studies in Educational Technologies from the University of Northern Colorado.


Randy Evans, President of RMIMA & PMP, has spent a career in the "Business of Technology" across various industries and functions. He has experience in the Aerospace, Healthcare, Internet, Sports & Recreation, State government, Telecommunications, and Transportation arenas working as an engineer, consultant, manager, and executive in organizations sized from startup, small-medium business, to global enterprise. He has seen many things that work well and those that do not. Inevitably, it all stems from the people laboring in the company that lead to failure or success.

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