Experience AI's dynamic impact

Join the College of Business for its 45th annual Business Day as it explores artificial intelligence from different angles and perspectives - addressing the good, bad and unknown - to foster a collective understanding of AI’s implications for the world.  

The lineup includes six AI experts from diverse fields including finance, marketing, product development, medicine, ethics, politics and policy. For three days, you’ll listen to discussions led by expert speakers, connect with community members and learn about the dynamic industry of AI.  

Business Day is free and open to all. The event aims to bring together a diverse audience for collaborative learning and networking, including University students, faculty and staff, high school students, business and industry representatives, and community members. Please register to secure a seat.    


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Business Day Agenda

Mon, Apr 8   

  • 5 – 5:15 pm – LSC Theater 
    Business Day Introduction 
  • 5:15 – 6 pm – LSC Theater  
    David Edinger – CIO and Executive Director, State of Colorado 
  • 6:15 – 7 pm – LSC Theater  
    Craig Capp – Principal, Data & AI and Automation, IBM 

Tues, Apr 9 

  • 5 – 5:15 pm – LSC Theater  
  • 5:15 – 6 pm – LSC Theater 
    Paul DiRado – Professor, CSU College of Liberal Arts 
  • 6:15 – 7 pm – LSC Theater 
    Lisa Prassack – President and CEO, Prassack Advisors 

Wed, Apr 10 

  • 12 – 12:15 pm – Never No Summer Ballroom 
  • 12:15 – 1 pm – Never No Summer Ballroom 
    Mike Katz – President of Marketing, T-Mobile (virtual session) 
  • 1:15 – 2 pm – Never No Summer Ballroom 
    Jim Nottingham – Global Head and General Manager of Advanced Compute & Solutions, Personal Systems, HP 

Mike Katz

Kim Jordan

As president of marketing, strategy and products at T-Mobile, Mike Katz leads the teams responsible for creating and delivering the company’s Un-carrier strategy, which focuses on putting customers first and delivering incredible value and network leadership. Having been with T-Mobile for 25 years, Mike brings multi-faceted management experience from roles across marketing, corporate strategy, B2B and sales and was one of the original architects of the Un-carrier strategy.   

Prior to his current role, Mike was president of T-Mobile's Business Group, where he helped dramatically expand T-Mobile's B2B efforts. During this time, he focused on bringing the benefits of the Un-carrier network to underserved communities, and under his direction, T-Mobile for Business launched Project 10Million, a $10.7 billion initiative that has already provided hardware and connectivity solutions for 5.3 million students nationwide.  

In 2023, Mike was named to Forbes’ annual list of most influential CMOs. In 2017, he was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the Seattle area’s top 40 business leaders under 40. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Colorado State University. Away from work, he and his wife enjoy trying to keep up with all the activities that come with raising their four children.  

Jim Nottingham

Nolan Cox

Jim Nottingham is currently the global head & general manager of HP’s Advanced Compute & Solutions business within the personal systems organization. In this role, Jim leads the workstations, retail solutions and VR/XR global business units. HP’s Advanced Compute & Solutions business delivers $5 billion in annual revenue. 

Previously, Jim held several senior leadership roles across HP’s Print Business. As managing director for HP Printing Korea, he led integration activities associated with the acquisition of Samsung’s printing business in South Korea. Prior to this role, Jim served as worldwide VP & GM of the Value LaserJet Hardware Business. 

Jim joined HP’s Boise Printer Division in 1992 as an R&D engineer and architect. In 1997, he left HP to join In System Design Inc., serving in multiple capacities. He returned to HP in 2001 as an R&D manager and completed his master's degree in technology management. Jim also holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Utah State University. He and his wife Sherry have three children and nine grandchildren. 

David Edinger

Lisa Fritz

David Edinger was appointed the chief information officer and executive director of the office of information technology for the State of Colorado by Governor Polis in Nov 2023. Previously, David was chief information officer for the City and County of Denver and led technology services, Denver’s IT department, from 2018 to 2023. Combining people with technology and process improvement, technology services pioneered numerous innovations, from productive hybrid work during the pandemic to the virtualized emergency operation center.   

Prior to this role, as chief performance officer for the City and County of Denver, David launched the Peak Performance initiative. The Peak Academy has trained individuals from more than 350 municipal and state governments, and more than 11,000 Denver employees, on how to improve their city processes, saving the city over $65 million since its inception in 2011. In Feb 2023, David was named CIO of the Year by the Colorado Technology Association. 

David received an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan. He lives with his wife and four children – when the oldest two aren’t away at college – in Denver.   

Lisa Prassack

Charlie Hoehn

Lisa Prassack drives digital strategies for companies in AI and machine learning for the aerospace, agri-food, biologicals, energy and water industries. Her global advisory services focus on building sustainable supply chains in agri-food, energy and water. She has led and participated in 44 merger and acquisition transactions valued at more than $20 billion. She provides asset technical due diligence, data science advisory and ESG strategies (scope 3, GHG). She has held leadership roles at Booz Allen, GE, HP and Trimble.  

She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Penn State and attended the MBA program at the University of Chicago. She is the CEO of LaserAg, LIBS spectroscopy lab equipment; a board member for AgBiTech Biologicals (Paine Schwartz Partners) and Columbia Fruit (Goldman Sachs); and a board advisor to Gamaya (remote sensing analytics). She is a member of Women Corporate Directors, PRI and SASB. Examples of clients include Bayer, Bosch, BP, Danone, Eurofins, Manulife, NRG, Nutrien, the Nature Conservancy, Trader Joe’s, and ULA. 

Paul DiRado

Kim Jordan

Paul DiRado earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Kentucky in 2015. He teaches classes at Colorado State University, primarily focusing on ancient and medieval philosophy, especially Plato and the Platonic tradition.  

Recently, he has begun working on the impacts of ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies in academia and society as a result of his experiences with it in the classroom. At CSU, he serves on the AI Community of Practice Work Group and College of Liberal Arts’ Generative AI Working Group. He has spoken on panels about the ethical implications of generative AI at the Provost’s Ethics Colloquium and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins. 

Craig Capp

Kim Jordan

Craig Capp has focused his career on technology, growth and modernization strategies primarily for financial institutions. This includes a special focus on the intersection of software and systems for digital and physical interactions with customers and employees who engage customers. From retail and commercial banking to wealth management, insurance and fintech, Craig’s work has helped financial service firms evolve and grow in a rapidly evolving banking and payments global market.  

Currently, Craig leads a team focused on data, AI and automation for IBM’s largest financial services clients. While at CSU’s College of Business in the 1980’s, Craig served as the president of Business College Council (now known as the Dean’s Student Leadership Council) and as the president of the Central Association of Business College Councils. He was also a member of the CSU Division I baseball team from 1983-1984 and a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.  

Craig lives in Chicago with his wife and three children. His daughter Jillian will be a freshman at CSU this fall. Since 2017, Craig has volunteered as an ambassador for CSU, speaking with potential students and parents at Chicago regional college fairs. 


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