Our Presenters


BizWest Academy is an original program developed by and for Front Range professionals to develop strategic leaders in our community.

BizWest Academy features prominent speakers from key disciplines that will inform and engage participants on leadership principles and techniques, encourage application of these concepts to real world experiences, and create cross-sector insights that spark innovative approaches to pressing challenges.

Learn more about the presenters for our Spring 2020 program.

Eric Meade

Principal, Whole Mind Strategy Group


Eric Meade, principal with Whole Mind Strategy Group, accelerates the shift to a better world by grounding the emotional charge of the past, creating the space for innovative thinking about the future and providing tools and processes to bring new ideas into the present.  He is a futurist, consultant, and leadership coach serving businesses and nonprofits in the social sector. Through inclusive and innovative facilitation and mind-bending  insights, he reframes issues, shifts perspectives and sparks new ways of thinking to bring the future into your leadership and your leadership into the future.

Eric’s website


Barbara Wittmann

Trusted CIO Advisor, Enterprise Architect, Digital Change Agent


Barbara Wittmann, The Trusted CIO Advisor, makes IT simple, sage, and strategic. The award-winning author of Meetings in Moccasins, Barbara helps organizations with effective digital transformation, smarter global expansion, and leveraged IT.

Today’s IT Leaders need to communicate well among departments & teams… AND do it with a sensitivity to culture, values, marketing, and customer-centricity. Barbara supports them to balance operational excellence and innovation. She helps mitigate risk in digital change and establishes a Shared Mental Model for sustainable growth.

Before private practice, Barbara was a top, global SAP retail consultant and a key member of SAP’s Business Process Renovation Team. She worked at the office of the CEO, alongside SAP founder Hasso Plattner. Her name is on multiple technology patents, with the SAP Innovation Team.

In 2016, Barbara emigrated from Germany to the US (for love), after building two successful IT companies. Today she lives with her husband Don, in Loveland, CO.