2020 InfoTech WNY BETAS Nomination Categories

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Category This award will honor and recognize...

Student in Technology

A student who distinguishes his or herself in technology studies, demonstrates solid academics, and possesses good character.  

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Educator in Technology

Presented to an effective, engaging instructor that inspires passion and commitment from his or her students while advancing their critical thinking ability, skills and knowledge in challenging, meaningful ways. Strong advocate for the study of technology, making technology accessible to all students, and building an inclusive culture. A role model for colleagues; committed to ongoing personal and peer professional development.

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Best Tech Startup

This award goes to the most promising start-up technology company that leads the local tech startup community, demonstrates end to end innovative solutions and achieves significant sales/revenue growth, employee growth, and a positive effect on the area’s technology industry.    .

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Tech For Good

Presented to the non-profit organization whose programs, events, and educational activities make technology more accessible, affordable, secure, and simpler for people in the WNY area. 

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The Rebel Award

This award is given to a person or an organization always looking to the future and not afraid to push the boundaries of traditional IT for the sake of innovation.  This award recognizes and celebrates the courage to take chances and shoot for the moon!         

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Transformational Leadership Award

This award honors an organization that has excelled in the development and deployment of transformational IT to streamline or improve organizational processes. 

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 Woman in Tech

A Woman in the WNY Technology Industry who designs and/or conceives innovative technological concepts that are proven through her accomplishments. A woman who has accelerated and advanced her career beyond typical performance expectations (including work in the community).  

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Tech Leader

The Technology Leader of the Year award recognizes a business information technology professional who is a self-aware, authentic leader and empowers their staff, promotes a collaborative workplace culture, and leverages technology to solve real business problems.  Typically senior IT executives, including CXO, CIOs, CTOs, VP/Director of IT, CISO, or similar.   

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Best Tech Company

The Best Tech Company award honors a technology company that fosters a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. This company achieves significant sales/revenue growth, employee growth, and a positive effect on the area’s technology industry. 

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Project Manager of the Year powered by PMI Buffalo

In honor of excellence in project management, the Project Management Institute Buffalo Chapter (PMI Buffalo) is sponsoring the Project Manager of the Year award. 

The Project Manager:

Worked on a project that primarily occurred during the last year

Demonstrated exceptional leadership and communication skills with project stakeholders

Demonstrated exceptional strategic, business and technical contribution to the project

Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) methodologies

Preferably but not required: PMI (Project Management Institute) member in good standing

Preferably but not required: Holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification or similar training/credentials (PMI-ACP, CSM etc.)

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