- Digital Rochester is proud to announce the nominated finalists for the seventh annual GREAT Awards. The "GREAT" Awards or "Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievement in Technology" recognize individuals and organizations from the Rochester area who are making contributions to innovation and technology. The awards presentation will take place on September 19, 2017 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center with host Ginny Ryan, News Anchor at 13 WHAM-TV, and music by The Isotopes.
This year's red carpet event will celebrate innovators in the community who have been selected as a finalist in one of the following categories:
Digital Marketing Award
Causewave Community Partners
Hillside Family of Agencies
Emerging Technology Company Award
(sponsored by webSURGE)
Liz Gombert, User Experience Design Manager, Paychex, Inc.
Valentina Peric, Software Developer, ITX Corporation
Dan Schneiderman, FOSS@MAGIC Research Associate & Community Liaison, Rochester Institute of Technology
Healthcare Technology Award
(sponsored by Entre Computer Services)
Carestream Health, Inc.
Thuan Pham, iCardiac Technologies, Inc.
Student Achievement Award
(sponsored by Paychex, Inc.)
Melissa Becker - University of Rochester
Joan Bempong and team - Rochester Institute of Technology
Brandon Datko and team, DADCo - Rochester Institute of Technology
Technology Innovation Award
(sponsored by Innovative Solutions)
Technology Leader Award
(sponsored by Superior Group)
Aaron C. Newman, CEO and Founder, CloudCheckr Inc.
Jeff Valentine, President, Atlas Connectivity, Inc.
David Wilson, Director of Infrastructure, Paychex, Inc.
The program will take place from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., beginning with an exhibitor showcase that features some of Rochester's top technology companies, networking and grazing stations. This will be followed by the awards presentation where all finalists will be recognized and the winners in each category will be announced. After the awards portion, there will be a cordial hour which will include continued exhibitor showcase and networking.
Tickets for the awards event are $110 for Digital Rochester Members and $125 for non-members. Discount pricing for groups of 5 or 10 are available and may be purchased
For information on event sponsorship and participation in the exhibitor showcase, please call Lisa Doerner, Executive Director, Digital Rochester, at (585) 330-9797 or visit