BETA Awards Nomination Page
Nominations Close on 2/11 at 5:00PM!
Great nominations are the lifeblood of the BETA Awards. We need your help in identifying those great companies and individuals who really make a difference.
To be nominated for a BETA Award is an honor. Whether you win or not, you've been counted amongst the very best the WNY Tech Community has to offer.
Below are the categories for the 13th Annual BETA Awards. Just click the link to submit your nomination for each category you choose.
Please do your best to answer the questions on the nomination form. This year we are asking for contact information for someone who can tell us more about the nomination. That might be you, a person at the nominated organization, their boss, whomever might be able to give us the best info in order for our judges to make their decisions.
The BETA Awards are judged by 8 individuals with no input from infoTech Niagara other than the submitted nomination and follow up info we've gathered from the contact person. This ensures an honest process with no outside interference.
2013 BETA Award Nomination Categories
Nominations Close on 1/31!
This award goes to a Western New York company that has launched a new or updated online presence in the last year that resulted in increased business & visibility.
The online presence may be a web site, social networking site, blog, Twitter feed or other online communication method. Two awards are given, one to the company who created the site and the other to the organization who owns the site. (If applicable)
Social Media Award:Social Media has become a force in marketing. This award is presented to the organization who has made the best use of social media within the past year. Tell us your stories of how you used social media to succeed and grow.
This award is presented to the Western New York firm that brings unique and innovative products or services to the medical/health market, showing promise of major economic growth.
The Corporate Culture award recognizes the organization that exudes a positive, encouraging, productive, and tech-savvy work environment.
Executive of the Year:
This award goes to the Western New York Executive (CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, etc.) who stands out as having achieved or innovated a significant advance or implementation in technology within his / her organization.
The implementation must have taken place in the last 12 months and must have a measurable impact on the success of the organization.
This award recognizes a Western New York college or university student who distinguishes his or herself in technology studies, demonstrates solid academics, and possesses good character.
The student must be have been enrolled in a college or university program within the last 12 months.
Techie Award (Large and SMB Organization Awards):
This award is goes to the IT professional responsible for making the technology run smoothly at an organization, on a daily basis. These are the folks that are behind the scenes but without them, none of us would be able to function at work.
The professional may be an employee or consultant to the organization for which his work his nominated.
Submit a Nomination for the Large Organization Award (100+ Employees)
Submit a Nomination for the SMB Organization Award (Less than 100 Employees)
Rookie of the Year Award:
New this year, the Rookie of the Year Award is presented to a new technology organization which has launched in WNY within the past year who shows both growth and the potential to become a leader in their industry.
Women in Technology Award:
Women are an important and growing part of the technology community. This award goes to the woman/woman owned business who has grown a business, developed technology or contributed the most to the WNY technology community.
Best Mobile App Award:
This award goes to the individual or company that created what the judges find as the best mobile application in the past year. The application must be in use and show both growth and potential to have an impact in business or socially.
Technology Project Manager of the Year Award:
This award goes to an IT professional who serves in a project manager role, and who over the past year has successfully led and directed game-changing technology efforts using project management best practices. Judging for this award will be provided jointly by InfoTech Niagara and the Project Management Institute, Buffalo Chapter (PMI Buffalo).
Please include details on the project, it's impact and the project manager themselves.