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The Colorado Chapter meets from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of alternate months starting in January. All meetings are open to the public and non-members are encouraged to attend. 

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Meeting Announcement for September 2002 


The Colorado Technology Transfer Society



Virtual Business and

Business-Process Virtualization


These trends are going on all around us.  They’ve already changed just about every company and organization in the world.  They are changing your business, even as you read this.


We can’t stop this avalanche of change.  So we’d better learn what it means and how to use it to leverage our own competitiveness and wealth creation.

Wednesday Morning, September 25, 2002


7:30:  Networking

8:00:  Gary Lundquist – Virtual Business and Virtual Collaboration

8:25:  Mike Jude and Martha Young – Business Process Virtualization: Tools and   Technologies

8:50:  Networking Break

9:10:  Maaz Sheikh –Virtela solutions available today that enable Business Process Virtualization

Location:    Virtela Communications

                  5680 Greenwood Plaza Blvd.

                  Greenwood Village, CO 80111

                  (720) 475-4000


-       I-25 to Orchard Road exit

-        Go west on E. Orchard Rd., take right at first light (Greenwood Plaza Blvd.)

-       At stop sign, go straight into Triad office complex

-       Building 5680 is on your right


                  Online map/directions:


No advance registration, but an RSVP is requested - $5 at the door.  Call Karen Eye at 303-554-9493 extension 13.


Dr. Gary Lundquist, Market Engineering:  A brief history of virtualization, how it has been integrated into businesses everywhere, and where it is going.  The human side of virtualization – electronic collaboration and how it will change the way you do business and relate to teams, customers, and allies.

      Gary is a business strategist, strategic marketer, and nationally recognized expert in technology transfer.  Author of Technology and the Agents of Change and Marketing For Survival,  he speaks on issues in business acceleration and technology management.


Mike Jude, Enterprise Management Associates:  Business Process Virtualization can deliver significant benefits to the enterprise, including cost reduction, greater competitive capability and a shorter time to market. Achieving these goals, though, requires the application of the right tools and technologies.

      Mike is a research director with Enterprise Management Associates.  He is a well-known technical columnist, published in both Network World and Business Communications Review.  He holds a Ph.D. in decision modeling.


Martha Young, Nova Amber, LLC:  Business Process Virtualization is more than just organizational changes and the appropriate tools and technologies.  It is also a way of leveling the playing field between large traditional enterprises and nimble new market entrants.  By applying virtualization technology to “bricks and mortar” business, investments can be leveraged to exploit emerging market niches as they develop, rather than missing opportunities through inaction.

      Martha is the CEO of Nova Amber, LLC, a world wide virtualized consulting company specializing in business process virtualization tools, technologies and processes.  She is a well-known author of columns in Network World and  Business Communications Review, as well as a popular trade group speaker.


Maaz Sheikh, Virtela Communications Inc.:  Virtela delivers managed private networking solutions that meet the specific needs of enterprises with multiple locations.  Currently serving customers with locations in more than 25 countries, Virtela connects businesses with their branch offices, remote workers and corporate partners worldwide, regardless of network access method.  The company's comprehensive services suite includes IP-based virtual private networks (VPNs), TV-quality videoconferencing and business-class enterprise voice services.  For more information, please call (720) 475-4000 or visit

            Maaz is responsible for product management and strategy for Virtela's portfolio of managed services. Prior to joining Virtela, Maaz was senior product manager at OnFiber Communications, where he played a key role in marketing and launching Gigabit Ethernet, SONET and Wavelength services. Prior to joining OnFiber, Maaz served as VPN Product Manager at Concentric Network (now XO Communications). Earlier, Maaz was a consulting manager with Ernst & Young's management consulting practice in San Francisco, focusing on emerging and global communications clients.

Maaz will discuss how Virtela’s networking solutions enable the practical application of Business Process Virtualization, delivering tangible business benefits and substantial return on investment for enterprises. He will also demonstrate Virtela’s secure, TV-quality video conferencing service. 

Everyone is welcome! Invite your colleagues!



Chapter Meetings

Past Programs 2002 

 March 2002 Topic:  Learned about the process used at Rose Biomedical Development to identify medial needs, assemble, a research partnership, develop and transfer the technology.

 January 2002 Topic: Learned about the types of programs funded by the Colorado commission on Higher Education to foster Technology-based economic development in the state.


Past Programs 2001: 

November 2001 Topic:  Legislation 

September 2001 Topic:  
The Ethics of Technology Transfer- Are there times to Not commercialize Available technology?

  July 2001 Topic:  No meeting was held