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Daybreak Education Series

Building Community and Fostering Innovation among Colorado Technology Professionals.

Welcome to Dev IQ’s Daybreak Education Series, providing the tech community in Colorado with innovation inspired topics.

In a world of exponential change where we are all challenged to stay ahead of the curve, we look forward to sharing with the community our lessons-learned and collaborating with our peers. Our goal is instilling innovative thinking as it pertains to Digital Enterprise solutions and the teams that support these environments.


Innovation & Design Thinking

Mike Stemple and Dev IQ CEO Shawn Davison kickstarted the Daybreak Education Series.

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Healthcare’s Innovation Tipping Point

Conversations around Healthcare, HIPAA Compliance and regulations.

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The Business of IoT

From Smart Cities to wearables, this session was all things Internet of Things.

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Secure IoT: The Challenge of Securing Your IoT Devices

Guests from MicroChip and Kyrio shed some light on a crucial, yet often overlooked topic.

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Secure Payment Integration

Security and PayPal / Braintree experts shared trends &  best practices.

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COMING NEXT! Deploying IoT Ecosystems

Join us for the next Daybreak Event to learn about architecting and deploying IoT ecosystems!

it’s all about community 

The Venue

All previous Daybreak events have taken place at the Space Gallery, a perfect setting for a day of learning right in the heart of Denver’s Design District.

400 Santa Fe Drive | Denver, Colorado 80204

Giving Back to the Community

All Daybreak events have been free to the public. It is the intention to be open for anyone who wants to learn, mingle, and share.

…And the Food is Great Too!

Learning comes best with something sweet, so we have treats from some of Denver’s most-loved eateries available at Daybreak events.


If you have any questions regarding Daybreak Education Series events, or wish to participate or help organize one, please contact Lauren Berv at


George Myers

Synapse Wireless

Synapse Wireless is an (IoT) company specializing in intelligent lighting and Industrial IoT solutions; experts in connecting the physical and digital worlds.

Their technology provides the software, hardware, networking and services required to make Things smart, connected to the Cloud.

Integration of advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms create a distributed analytics platform that is able to sense, analyze and control thousands of Things at industrial scale.

Synapse Wireless helps transition factories built in the 20th century to smart digital factories, able to compete in the 21st century.

Prior to joining Synapse, George was a senior executive with SunGard Data Systems, a $5 billion global leader in software and managed services for the financial services industry that grew to become a member of the S&P 500 and one of the top ten software companies in the world. George is also a Certified M&A advisor and holds an MBA in quantitative methods and an MS in Administration & Planning.

Roger Cheek

Director of Business Development & Technology
Visionaire Lighting

Visionaire Lighting is a successful LED lighting and fixture manufacturer located in southern California. 

They are boldly stepping into IoT / smart lighting solutions and services, by investing fully in LED technology,  human resources and equipment as well as software and hardware integration for IoT in lighting products of the future.

A figurative lighthouse of innovation and thought leadership in the Smart City movement, Roger has been actively changing the game in bold and unique ways for the past 25 years.

He’s a leader in bleeding-edge tech implementation and a visionary in the smart lighting space. In his current role at Visionaire, he has spearheaded the path to integrate multiple systems into a single platform with an awesome and intuitive User Interface that reduces cost and improves efficiencies for enterprise-scale organizations and municipalities.

Shawn Davison

Dev IQ

Denver-based Dev IQ is a full-service custom software development and delivery studio, specializing in IoT, UX/UI design, mobile, and cloud-native web applications that scale to millions of users.

We have developed an in-house Empathic Design and User Experience (UX) practice and are strong advocates of Design Thinking principles. Additionally, we are well-positioned with leading Cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, ClearDATA, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

Shawn is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience building many successful software and technology companies, three of which are now part of large well-known public companies. The software he has architected is being used by millions of people around the world every day. At heart, he is a solution architect — serving as a liaison from concept to reality. His primary passion is building great software products & services that make a difference by improving quality of life for their users. Shawn is bilingual — he speaks business and technology.

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