2013 BETA Finalists!

WNY Technology Awards

The 2013 BETA Award Finalists have been announced! After several nominations were submitted, a panel of select judges have analyzed each of the nominations and selected our finalists! All of the finalists are invited to the BETA Trade Show and Awards Dinner. The Trade Show is free and open to the public! Be sure to register and attend for your chance to win one of many great prizes as well as to support our finalists! http://www.infotechniagara.org/2013-trade-show-registration Purchase tickers for the BETA Awards Dinner For additional information about the 2013 BETAs Awards & Trade Show, please visit www.thebetas.com Congratulations to all of our 2013 BETA Award finalists! Best Mobile App

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY: Member App
  • Front 9 Technologies:  i-Juror App
  • Bugfoot Studios: Cut Calculator App
  • Studio LLC: CoachMePlus
  • Applied Sciences Group: Veterans Administration Mobile Homeless Tracker
Best Online
  • Freed Maxick CPA’s
  • Ooo La La Boutique
  • Empire Emco
  • You and Who
  • Go Bike Buffalo
Executive of the Year
  • Michael McCartney – CEO, DIGITS LLC
  • Keith Robison – CIO, WCA Hospital
  • Ron Frankel – CEO, Synacor
  • Steven Zimmer – CIO, Genesee County
  • Timothy J. Klein and David A. Snell, Atto Technologies
Health IT
  • Health Now
  • Escreenz
  • Independent Health Data Warehouse Team
  • Taylor Lehmann, Chief Security Officer, Independent Health
Technology Project Manager of the Year
  • PJ Tudisco, VoIP Supply
  • Robert Battisti, Health Now
  • James Coleman, Inergex
  • Don Frank, Inergex
  • Dawn Van de Wal, I-Evolve Techonology Services
Rookie of the Year
  • Co-Work Buffalo
  • CoachMePlus
  • Classy Frog
  • Center for Sports Skills Measurement & Improvement
Social Media Award
  • Freed Maxick, CPA’s
  • KegWorks
  • Ooo La La Boutique
  • Buffalo Sabres
Student Award
  • Nicholas DiRienzo – UB
  • Sean Zawicki – UB
  • Matthew Suarez – Buffalo State
  • Chris Marshall – Hilbert College
Tech Culture Award
  • Co-Work Buffalo
  • IVR Technology Group
  • TxMQ, Inc.
  • Applied Sciences Group
  • I-Evolve Technology Services
Techie Award
  • Peter Tambacas, Evans Bank
  • Jesse Becker, IVR Technology Group
  • Rob Castaldo, Alcott HR
  • Matt Watson, Independent Health
  • Matthew Lux, Chakra Communications
Women in Technology Award
  • Renee Cerullo, RL Computing
  • Liz Young, Studio, LLC
  • Jennifer Koss, iKoss Consulting
  • Merry Constantino, Product Logic
  • Connie Stives, Computer SOS

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