Rochester Institute of Technology will be well represented at the 2017 Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology Awards, presented by Digital Rochester Inc. The awards are Sept. 19 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
The annual awards recognize and celebrate the Greater Rochester community’s entrepreneurial spirit in technological achievement for advancing commerce and resource conservation.
Finalists with connections to RIT were nominated in several categories.
The Emerging Tech Leader Award 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. The nominees with RIT connections are:
The 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. Thuan Pham, director of software development for iCardiac Technologies Inc., a 2003 graduate of the computer science program in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, has been nominated for this award.
The Technology Leader Award recognizes a technology business leader responsible for an IT department. David Wilson, director of infrastructure, Paychex Inc., is a 2004 graduate of the information technology program in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences and is nominated for this award.
The Technology Innovation Award is presented to an organization that has shown sustained commitment and leadership in support of innovative technology creation that provided enabling services or resources for other organizations to reach their goals and objectives. Nominees for the Technology Innovation Award with RIT connections are:
The Digital Marketing Award recognizes the best use of digital marketing to promote brands, build preference and increase sales through various digital technologies. Lime Creative, a local design firm specializing in website creation, social media, branding, and print and digital marketing, is nominated for this award. RIT alumnus Reagan Burns ’07 (graphic design) is owner and creative director.
The Student Achievement Award is presented to a currently enrolled student or team of students at a Greater Rochester higher education institution who have showed leadership and skill in applying or advancing innovative technology for the betterment of themselves, their educational institution and/or the greater Rochester community. RIT students nominated for this award are:
“The depth and breadth of RIT’s projects, businesses, students and graduates represented in the GREAT Awards is truly a testament to the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that RIT works so hard to create and maintain,” said Richard DeMartino, director of RIT’s Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship and professor in the Saunders College of Business. “We’re proud that the work of RIT students and graduates is being recognized by the Rochester community.”