June 13, 2017

Media Contact:

Lisa Doerner



Call for Nominations:
Digital Rochester's 2017 GREAT Awards

Rochester, NY Digital Rochester is seeking nominations for the seventh annual GREAT Awards planned for September 19, 2017 at The Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The "GREAT" Awards  or "Greater Rochester Excellence in Achievement in Technology" Awards were created to recognize companies and individuals in the Rochester community who are making contributions to the area's growth in innovation and technology. This year two categories are being offered which include emerging technology leader and emerging technology company, in addition to five previous ones. A shorter, more time efficient form is also being offered for those who want to nominate someone. Submissions for the awards will be accepted until July 5, 2017. 

Nominations are being accepted for the following seven categories:
Digital Marketing Award
Recognizes the best use of Digital Marketing to promote brands, build preference and increase sales through various digital technologies.
Emerging Technology Company
Acknowledges an emerging company demonstrating outstanding performance and growth potential. This company is one that has growing revenues and has the potential of becoming a leader in its market. 

Emerging Technology Leader
Recognizes a high potential individual, with fewer than five years in a technology industry who has already made significant contributions to the profession and has demonstrated the potential for exceptional leadership and continued service in the technology field.
Healthcare Technology Award
Recognizes the individual and/ or organization that demonstrates achievement in application of innovative Health IT technologies to transform healthcare delivery by improving quality, information sharing and/or patient care.
Technology Innovation Award
Awarded to an organization that has shown sustained commitment and leadership in support of innovative technology creation that provided enabling services of resources for other organization to reach their goals and objectives.
Student Achievement Award
Awarded to a student, or team of students, currently enrolled, enrolled in Spring 2017 or the 2017/2018 school year at a Greater Rochester higher education institution, who showed leadership and skill in applying or advancing innovative technology for the betterment of themselves their educational institution and/or the Greater Rochester community.
Technology Leader Award
Recognition to a technology business leader responsible for an IT department. This deserving person takes it upon themselves to instill their vision, providing the inspiration and motivation that compels an organization to take dramatic steps in applying innovative technology that resulted in increased productivity, efficiency or business success. Typically, senior IT executives, including CXO (CIOs, CTOs), VP/Director of IT, CISO, or similar.
Additional information and nomination forms can be found at  Sponsorship details are available by contacting Lisa Doerner at



About Digital Rochester: 

Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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