Taking a new approach to solving community scale problems with the Colorado Open Lab

When you walk through the new Colorado Open Lab, one is struck by the combination of creativity, whimsy and cutting-edge technology. The 9,500 square foot engineering laboratory was designed to accelerate the development of new smart cities technology solutions through regional and cross-sector collaboration. Located inside Arrow Electronics global headquarters in Centennial Colorado, the Colorado Open Lab houses state-of-the-art engineering facilities and physical space for ideation, creation, testing and validation of solutions to solve some […]

Women in Business: A First-Generation Immigrant Thrives in Denver South

President and Chief Executive Officer of DatamanUSA, LLC, Nidhi Saxena, started her company in her home office after leaving the corporate sector. Now, her company is a leader in providing comprehensive On-Call IT Services that include Project Management, Software Development, Integration, Management Consulting, Managed Services and Technical Staffing for both commercial and government organizations. Here’s her story, and why she credits her success, in part, to the business-friendly environment of Denver South.   Denver South: How […]

Women in Business: A Data-Driven Business Leader

Kitty Kolding, CEO of Chrysalis Partners, is a forward-thinking woman in tech. She started her first data business out of college and went on to run several companies. Kolding started Chrysalis Partners, a company that synthesizes, interprets, and articulates existing data to drive revenue. Here’s what she’s learned as a female business leader in Denver South.   Denver South: You’ve referred to yourself as a professional CEO. What does that mean? Kitty Kolding: When I haven’t […]

education

Career Training in Denver South: Non-Traditional Schools for Non-Traditional Students 

Back to school in the Denver area means more than just fresh loose-leaf paper and sharpened pencils. Two new state-of-the-art facilities in the area are seeking to change the way that we approach education, from simply getting the grade to learning hands-on skills. Both the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus in Centennial and Arapahoe Community College’s Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock acknowledge the fact that there are many paths (beyond just a traditional 4-year degree) […]

workforce

A New Approach to Workforce Development: Resources in Denver South

In the modern economy, workforce development is much more than a job board. It means continually helping job seekers and current employees alike to hone new skill sets and in doing so, enhance their value in the workplace. Modern workforce development requires helping job seekers to advance from exactly where they are. While this might mean simply connecting a qualified worker with appropriate companies and job openings, it more often means identifying what skills a […]