The IQ Awards honor the “Innovation Quotient” among Boulder Valley companies and organizations, including those based in Boulder and Broomfield counties and the Denver/Boulder corridor.  Local divisions of national/international companies that have been instrumental in developing the most innovative products and services also are eligible.

Each nomination is carefully evaluated by a panel of independent judges who are well-versed in technology and new product innovation.


Thursday, November 7, 2019



Doors Open/Registration: 4 p.m.

Reception: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Keynote/Innovation Icon Award Winners Panel Discussion: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Award Ceremony: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut, Boulder, CO 80302

Keynote Speaker

Theresa Szczurek, Ph.D
Chief Information Officer & Executive Director

Dr. Theresa M. Szczurek is a serial technology entrepreneur, was appointed in January 2019 to lead the Governor’s Office of Information Technology. As a member of Governor Polis’ Cabinet, Theresa has jumped boldly into making a meaningful difference in the lives of Coloradans through innovation. A dynamic and award-winning senior business leader, she co-founded and led three technology ventures – Boulder-based Radish Systems, LLC., RCS, and the consulting firm Technology and Management Solutions, LLC. Theresa holds a M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University and an MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. She is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) with the Institute of Management Consultants.

The State of Innovation – Key Drivers for an Innovation Economy

Colorado long has been a hotbed of innovation, with startups and larger employers contributing new products at a dizzying pace. What is the state of innovation within Colorado today, both in the private and public sectors? How do organizations build a culture of innovation? Serial entrepreneur Theresa Szczurek, chief information officer for the state of Colorado, will lead a panel discussion including some of the Boulder Valley’s innovation icons.

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