About the BETAS

The BETAS (Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase) recognize and celebrates WNY's organizations and individuals that set the standard for technological innovation and implementation, workplace culture, and industry activism. It is such enterprising work done every day that feeds economic development and technological excellence within the Buffalo Niagara region.  During the BETAS we feature WNY IT companies in the Technology Showcase leading into the awards dinner ceremony and after party.  Click below to become a Sponsor of InfoTech WNY.

Machine VS. Mankind

Congratulations to our 2018 BETAS winners

Best Cyber Culture: 

Best Emerging Tech Company: 
3AM Innovations

Innovation in Manufacturing: 
UltraCell Insulation

Best Teach Team in Creative Services: 

Best Tech Team in Non-Profit / Education: 
Jacobs Institute, Engineering Team

Best Tech Team in Service Industries: 
M&T Bank

Best Tech Team in Technology Services: 
IVR Technology Group

Best use of Digital Marketing:  
Mental Health Association of Erie County

Entrepreneur of the Year: 
Akash Desai, IVR Technology Group

IT Leader of the Year: 
Michael Moskal, CUBRC

Student in Technology: 
Megha Goyal, University at Buffalo

Women in Technology: 
Kathleen Murphy, University at Buffalo

Project Manager of the Year powered by PMI Buffalo
Angela Ricci, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

View our 2018 Nomination Categories and Finalists

Mayhem in May!  Robot Competition @ the BETAS


4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. during the Technology Showcase
Run by Team 12736 Electric Mayhem – Nichols School

Description – nine local High Schools competed during the Technology Showcase in a dedicated area on the 2nd floor of RiverWorks.  There was about 80 students and parents on-site during the competition.  
 3:00 – 5:00 Setup –student competitors set-up and began the preliminary Robot competition and identified the four top teams 
 5:45 – 6:45 – Finals of the Robot competition – Trophies were awarded to the top three teams 

During the Technology Showcase and Robot Competition, there was also larger Robots available for guests to try out.

Thank you to our Robot Competition Sponsors: