2018 BETAS Finalists

Announcing our BETAS 2018 Finalists:

Best Cyber Culture        

  • 19 IDEAS
  • Arbeit Software
  • Helm Experience & Design
  • IVR Technology Group
  • Twisted Rope

Best Emerging Tech Company   

  • 3AM Innovations
  • HigherMe
  • L-Tron Corporation
  • Patient Pattern, Inc.
  • SomaDetect

Innovation in Manufacturing

  • Bak USA
  • Moog Inc.
  • PostProcess Technologies
  • SomaDetect
  • UltraCell Insulation

Best Tech Team in Creative Services      

  • 19 IDEAS
  • Helm Experience & Design
  • InVue Digital
  • Twisted Rope

Best Tech Team in Non-Profit / Education         

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Tech Automation Team
  • CUBRC - DSIF Group
  • FIRST Robotics TEAM 4930
  • Jacobs Institute Engineering Team
  • Kangarootime

Best Tech Team in Service Industries     

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Enterprise Information Security Team
  • Bonadio Group - Enterprise Risk Management
  • Freed Maxick CPAs P.C.
  • Lighthouse Technology Services
  • M&T Bank

Best Tech Team in Technology Services

  • ColoCrossing
  • Helm Experience & Design
  • IVR Technology Group
  • Lighthouse Technology Services
  • LocalEdge

Best use of Digital Marketing    

  • Arbeit Software
  • Invest Buffalo Niagara
  • L-Tron Corporation
  • Mental Health Association of Erie County
  • Renoun Creative

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Glenna Bett, Cytocybernetics Inc.
  • Akash Desai, IVR Technology Group
  • Rob Hunter, HigherMe
  • Sabina Ramsey, Insight International, LLC
  • Scott Wayman, Kangarootime

IT Leader of the Year

  • Jesse Becker, IVR Technology Group
  • Jon Biloh, ColoCrossing
  • Marty Krebs, Fidelis Care NY
  • Gregg Mojica, Clovis
  • Michael Moskal, CUBRC

Student in Technology 

  • Alex Barganier, University at Buffalo
  • Morgan Bedford, Medaille College
  • Sal Fabozzi, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Megha Goyal, University at Buffalo
  • Doyita Mitra, University at Buffalo

Woman in Technology

  • Tammy Ashraf, PMI Buffalo
  • Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq., CIPP/US, Phillips Lytle LLP
  • Louise Kowalski, Erie Community College
  • Megan McNally, the Foundry
  • Kathleen Murphy, University at Buffalo

Project Manager of The Year: Powered by PMI Buffalo

  • Bernadette Reasinger, M&T Bank
  • Jason Lendvay, M&T Bank
  • Molly Finnerty, M&T Bank
  • Angela Ricci, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY



Purchase BETAS Dinner Tickets and Register to attend our Technology Showcase!

May 3rd BETAS Agenda

2018 will bring FIRST Tech Challenge, building robots at our BETAS Technology Showcase!  In addition, there will be 4 large robots on site that will be used as demos during the event. This portion of the event will be held from 3pm to 5pm.

  • 3pm - 5pm: FIRST Tech Challenge (FREE to attend)
  • 4pm - 7pm:  InfoTech WNY BETAS Technology Showcase (FREE to attend)
  • 5:45 - 6:45pm: Finals of the Robot competition – Awards are presented (FREE to attend)
  • 7pm - 8pm: BETAS Awards Dinner (Ticket Required)
  • 8pm - 10pm: BETAS After Party (Ticket Required) 



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  • 360PSG

    Making Web Development More Accessible To You.

    Our mission is to provide web solutions in such a way that small and mid-size companies have an affordable option, without sacrificing the quality and expertise that is usually associated with large, diverse and expensive agencies.

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    Fast, highly secure and mobile connectivity – to everything on the Internet, everywhere, at every moment and on every device – is what drives us at AT&T.


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield WNY

    We strive to provide better healthcare to our members, offer greater value to our customers, and improve the health of our communities.

  • We will maintain an unfailing commitment to understand our clients' needs and to provide comprehensive, practical, high-quality, and responsive solutions. We will maintain the highest professional and ethical standards, and continue the Firm's historical commitment to, and leadership in, community activities, pro-bono work, and service to the Bar.

  • Buffalo Business First

    View Daily Local Business News, Resources & more in Buffalo, New York.


    FCS specializes in digital media design and development, taking a project from initial conceptualization through scriptwriting, into digital video/audio recording, and culminating in non-linear, uncompressed editing. With advanced capabilities in 2D & 3D animation, graphic design, and illustration, projects include broadcast television shows, training programs, marketing presentations, digital signage, and fundraising support. FCS can master all professional formats including 4K, web-based applications, and others. 


    DataSure24 – our services accelerate and simplify continuous monitoring threat detection, incident response and compliance management for IT teams with limited resources. Protecting your data can be one of the biggest challenges for your business. Our clients can rest easy knowing that their data is protected 24/7 by our team of specialist SOC Analysts.

  • Data Breach Defense

    Cyber Security, Breach Readiness, Risk Mitigation, Data Breach Compliance and Notification Services.

  • We support our clients by providing solutions that leverage industry leading technology and services.  We have been reducing risk and expense from IT based projects and day to day operations since 1965.  Headquartered in Tonawanda, NY, Ronco has grown to over 25 locations in the Eastern United States.  Service is our primary focus and our commitment is what brings us together.  We have built the foundation of our organization on trusted partnerships throughout our footprint.

  • TIBCO fuels digital business by enabling better decisions and faster, smarter actions through the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud. From APIs and systems to devices and people, we interconnect everything, capture data in real time wherever it is, and augment the intelligence of your business through analytical insights. Learn how TIBCO makes digital smarter at www.tibco.com.

  • Rich Products

  • Twisted Rope is a full-service digital agency with offices in Buffalo, Los Angeles and Netherlands. Twisted Rope works collaboratively with companies to drive their marketing, sales and business development strategies. From branding to creative content, software, and app development, Twisted Rope combines strategy, design, and development to create engaging experiences.

  • Lighthouse Technology Services | IT Staffing, IT Services, IT Jobs – Introducing Companies to the Right Technology Professionals and the Right Technology Solutions, at the Right Time.

  • Beckage PLLC is a law firm focused on technology, data security and privacy law, with offices in Buffalo and NYC.  Beckage attorneys are CIPP/E and CIPP/US and assist their global clients with all matters related to technology and privacy from regulatory compliance and contracting, data breach response, and representing clients in national putative class actions and privacy litigations.  


    At M&T Tech, we’re a team of makers, doers, and builders working to create the most advanced technology solutions in banking.  We’re not your stereotypical suit and tie bankers: we’re an innovative team of leading tech experts, pushing boundaries, and taking risks. Join us and be part of something new as we build tomorrow’s bank today.

  •  The PMI Buffalo Chapter was founded in 1995 to support the visions of PMI (Project Management Institute) in the Western New York area.

  • For over two decades, iV4 has been aligning our customers with tailored technology solutions that enable them to modernize, protect and grow their business. We are proud to be the leading Microsoft Partner in Upstate, NY and honored to have been named a Top 200 Microsoft Solutions Provider, Microsoft Partner of the Year and Cloud Partner of the Year. We do technology best, so you can do business better.