Upcoming events

    • 08 Mar 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Wells Fargo Center, 1700 Club, 1700 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203
    • 97


    Join us for a multi-faceted discussion on cyberattacks and the cybersecurity industry with presentations and demonstrations from some of the top cybersecurity professionals in Colorado. It will be an educational and interesting night. Register today!

    • What is the darknet? Why should I care?
    • How do cyberattacks work? Can you walk through a recent example?
    • What are enterprises and governments doing to protect information?
    • What can I do as an employee or executive to protect my company?
    • How big is the market for cyber security services?
    • What role is Colorado playing in this industry?
    • How can I protect myself?

    We welcome all local cybersecurity industry participants to the event as Denver Business Series guests.


    Jason Hayes

    Mr. Hayes is a Principal Cybersecurity Consultant at Point B, with over 20 years’ experience helping organizations securely deliver business value through innovative IT solutions. He has spent the last several years assisting enterprise organizations with cloud adoption and cybersecurity programs across numerous highly regulated industries. His regulatory/standard experience includes SSAE, NIST CSF, ISO 27001/27002, FFIEC, PCI, SOX, and HIPAA. Before joining Point B, Jason was a Principal Consultant with IBM Global Services and the Chief Information Officer and HIPAA Security Officer for a healthcare payor. His formal education includes an MBA from Colorado State University. Jason holds current CISSP and CRISC security certifications. Jason is married with 2 children, and lives in Parker, Colorado.

    Edward Rios

    Mr. Rios is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with 26 years of active duty experience in Special Technical Operations (STO), space operations, intelligence operations, special mission sea duty, and flight operations with three combat deployments.  He is a former DoD Joint Specialty Officer (JSO) with previous assignments including the Office of the Secretary of Defense; U.S. European Command; and U.S. Embassy-Belgrade, Serbia.  

    Mr. Rios’ formal education includes a Master’s Degree in Business, graduate work at George Washington University and Harvard University, and a Fellowship at MIT where he is a published author.  He holds a patent for High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) drone design to support both space and cyber operations.   

    Mr. Rios is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC). In addition, he is a Director on three non-profit Boards.

    Mark Turnage

    Mr. Turnage is the CEO of OWL Cybersecurity. Prior to that he was CEO and Vice Chairman of OpSec Security Group, a global provider of anti-counterfeiting technologies and online brand protection. While at OpSec, Mark oversaw nineteen acquisitions, the listing of the company on NASDAQ, the sale of the business and subsequent relisting on the London Stock Exchange, and then the subsequent sale of the business to a private equity group.

    Before his operating roles, Mark was a consultant with McKinsey and Co., and a practicing attorney with Davis, Graham and Stubbs. Mark is a graduate of Yale Law School, Oxford University, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, and is a private investor in technology, software, and manufacturing startup companies. He is also a Senior Adviser to the Colorado Impact Fund and a Technology Adviser to the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. Mark speaks Spanish and Arabic, is married with four children, and lives in Denver, Colorado.

    Light hors d'oeuvres will be served


    The 1700 Club is located on L2 which is accessible via the Bustle Elevators, left of the Lobby Desk.  The elevators will be unsecured to L2 from 6:00am to 7:00pm Monday-Friday.  


      Wells Fargo Center Parking Facility entrance is located at 1700 Sherman St. on the East side of Sherman St. opposite the Wells Fargo Office building between 17th and 18th.  The entrance is labeled “Public and Contract Parking.”

      **Please note that the doors to the Sherman St. lobby will remain open until 7 pm, however other entrances to the Wells Fargo center from alternative streets will close at 6pm.**



      • 04 May 2017
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • TBD, Denver, CO
      • 118


      Join DBS for an informative evening with local non-profit experts.  We will have an interactive panel discussion on how to become involved on a non-profit board both here in Colorado and nationally. 

      Light hors d'oeuvres will be served

      • 22 Jun 2017
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Colorado Automotive Dealers Association, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80203
      • 149


      Join DBS for an evening of networking and reconnecting with old friends.  Our summer social is a fan favorite.  Come together with your fellow alums for an evening to remember!


      The Colorado Automotive Dealers Association (CADA) is generously hosting DBS for our annual Summer Social.  This is a great venue in the heart of Denver with great outdoor and indoor areas alike, including newly renovated patios.

      290 E Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80203

      Light hors d'oeuvres will be served