August 18, 2015

Media Contact:

Lisa Doerner



Digital Rochester Announces 2015 GREAT Awards Finalists
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Digital Rochester has announced its finalists for the fifth annual GREAT (Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology) Awards - to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The awards program was started five years ago to help Digital Rochester recognize and celebrate the companies and individuals in the Greater Rochester community who show an entrepreneurial spirit and are on the cutting edge of technological innovation and implementation.

Nominations were received for eight award categories and narrowed to 24 finalists. The winner of each category will be announced at the awards presentation on Sept. 15.

Communication Technology Award (sponsored by Entre Computer Services)
Cloudsmartz, Inc.
Student IT Office @ RIT (SITO)
Going Green Award (sponsored by Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.)
ClearCove Systems
Energy Harvesters
Healthcare Technology Award (sponsored by Roberts Wesleyan College)
Optics, Photonics and Imaging Technology Award
Carestream NDT
Vuzix Corporation
Rising Star Award
Flix Academy
GreenLight Networks
Student Achievement Award
Brian To and Team- RIT - Trillium Health App
Greyson Watkins and Team - RIT - Hz Innovations Inc.
Morgan Sinko and Team - University of Rochester - Nullspace VR
Technology Services Award
Mail Technologies, Inc.
NovaSterilis, Inc.
Visionary Leadership Award (sponsored by Superior Group)
Adam Bates - Paychex
Andre Godfrey - Entre Computer Services
William Pollock - Optimation Technology
Tickets 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 online. The program will take place from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.  It will begin with  an exhibitor showcase featuring some of Rochester's top technology companies in conjunction with 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 networking and exhibitor showcase along with wine and dessert pairing.
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



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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