InfoTech WNY BETAS 2017 Finalists

Our BETAS Judges have been working diligently.  Following an afternoon of discussion, they have come to a judgement to identify the following individuals and organizations as the InfoTech WNY BETAS 2017 Finalists! 

Congratulations to all InfoTech WNY BETAS 2017 Finalists!

Best Cyber Culture

  • 19 IDEAS
  • Shatter IT
  • Campus Labs
  • Argyle Technology Group

Best Emerging Tech Company

  • Patient Pattern
  • Oncolinx
  • Loptr LLC
  • 3AM Innovations
  • LenderLogix

Best Mobile App

  • Bestest
  • Synacor
  • Kaleida Health
  • ACV Auctions
  • Field Nimble

Best Tech Team in Creative Services

  • Nickel City Graphics
  • Haley Marketing Group
  • The Martin Group
  • 19 Ideas

Best Tech Team in Non-Profit / Education

  • UB Department of Electrical Engineering
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York 
  • PMI Buffalo Chapter
  • WeDidIt
  • Erie Community College

Best Tech Team in Service Industries

  • HigherMe
  • Clinical Support Services, Inc (CSSHealth)
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York 
  • Lighthouse Technology Services
  • Utilant LLC

Best Tech Team in Technology Services

  • Prizm Document & Technology Services
  • EmergenceTek Group Inc.
  • Helm UX
  • US itek
  • IVR Technology Group

Best use of Digital Marketing

  • The Olear Team at MJ Peterson
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Trocaire College
  • InboundMD

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Joe Neiman, ACV Auctions
  • Dr. Irfan Kahn, Circuit Clinical
  • Tim Bouchard, LUMINUS
  • Adrian Dayton, ClearView Social
  • Dave Newell, Loptr LLC

IT Leader of the Year (CTO / CIO)

  • Adam Stotz, Trove
  • Sam Marrazzo, Superior Group
  • Navpreet Jatana, BlueCross BlueShield of Western NY
  • Brian Lehman, EmergenceTek Group Inc.
  • Nick Gianadda, Field Nimble

Student in Technology

  • Dhruvay Jain, University at Buffalo
  • Shubham Garg, University at Buffalo
  • Philip Schneider, University at Buffalo
  • Morgan Szustak, Canisius College 
  • Colin Myers, University at Buffalo

Woman in Technology

  • Christina Orsi, University at Buffalo
  • Liesl Folks, UB School of Engineering
  • Mary Canty, University at Buffalo
  • Phyllis Caci, UC Solutions, LLC
  • Kelly Flicinski, 716 Marketing

Be sure to Register to Attend our FREE Technology Showcase, Reserve your Technology Showcase Booth, and Purchase Dinner Tickets for InfoTech WNY's BETAS 2017!

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IT WNY GOLD Sponsors

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

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

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