2017 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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Woman in Technology

A Woman in the Technology Community who designs and/or conceives innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data; a woman who has accelerated and advanced her career beyond typical performance expectations (including work in the community).

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IT Leader of the Year - CTO or CIO Level  

 

The Technology Leader of the Year award recognizes a business information technology professional responsible for an IT department within small or large enterprises. This deserving person is a self-aware, authentic leader who empowers their staff, promotes an awesome, 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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Entrepreneur of the Year - Small Business

(Under 25 Employees & Under $5 Million)

An outstanding Entrepreneur in the Technology Community for a Small Business.  The small business must have under 25 employees and make less than $5 million annually. To be eligible to receive the award, the nominee must be an owner of a company who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company and an active member of top management for at least one year.

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Entrepreneur of the Year - Large Company

(25+ Employees & Over $5 Million)

An outstanding Entrepreneur in the Technology Community for a Large Company.  The large company must have more than 25 employees and earn more than $5 million annually.  To be eligible to receive the award, the nominee must be an owner of a company who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company and an active member of top management for at least one year.

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Best Cyber Culture

A technology company that fosters a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Employees love coming to work and their customers know it!

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Best Emerging Tech Company

A company with an emerging technology. To be eligible the company or individual has a new technology that is currently being developed, or will be developed within the next five to ten years. The new technology can substantially alter the business and social environment.

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Best Mobile App

A company or individual who has an outstanding mobile application. We are looking for the best-looking, most intuitive, creative and unique mobile UI designs. An attractive and practical mobile UI design is essential to the success of an app. We will be paying close attention to the mobile apps that focus on user experience and interaction.

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Best use of Digital Marketing

The best use of Digital Marketing. Digital Marketing is the targeted, measurable, and interactive marketing of products or services using digital technologies to reach and convert leads into customers and retain them. The key objective is to promote brands, build preference and increase sales through various digital marketing including use of Social Media, Website and beyond...

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Best Tech Team in Creative Services 

The best Tech Team in WNY Creative Services.  This includes, but not limited to: Advertising, Marketing PR Media, Entertainment & Sports, etc. Does your tech team rock?  Do they do the impossible?  Have they put together a new platform, program, system, etc. that ‘couldn’t be done’, yet they did it?  Have they created a cutting edge tool that has vaulted your organization to top of mind awareness or the top of your industry?  This is a team that should be recognized as a platform to your company’s success.  These guys/ladies deserve it.  Tell us… 

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Best Tech Team in Technology Services

The best Tech Team in Technology Services. This includes, but not limited to: Telecom/ISP, Web Developers, Software Development, etc.  Today's rapidly changing technology demands every individual and organization - whether provider, insurer, supplier or advocacy group -  all service companies make a significant impact for all.  What sets them apart is customer service, support, repair and response times. This year's nominees should go above and beyond in all areas of product offerings as well as outstanding customer service.

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Best Tech Team in Service Industries

The best Tech Team in a professional support services organization.  This includes, but not limited to: Legal, Finance, Insurance, Accounting, Healthcare, Banking, Real Estate, Manufacturing, etc. Does your tech team rock?  Do they do the impossible?  Have they put together a new platform, program, system, etc. that ‘couldn’t be done’, yet they did it?  Have they created a cutting edge tool that has vaulted your organization to top of mind awareness or the top of your industry?  This is a team that should be recognized as a platform to your company’s success.  These guys/ladies deserve it.  

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Best Tech Team in Non-Profit / Education

The best tech team in Non-Profit / Education.  This award that goes to the Non-Profit or Education team that strives to deliver the best and most advanced technology for their organization.  All technology advancements must have occurred with the past year. 

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