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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