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CEG 21st Annual Technology Awards

June 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Annual Technology Awards celebrate and honor the Capital Region’s most innovative and inspiring companies and individuals whose pioneering and entrepreneurial successes are bettering our communities by strengthening our workforce and creating new jobs and opportunities. The winners are selected by our awards committee, comprised of local technologists, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, June 29 | Location: Rivers Casino, Schenectady
Time: Registration – 4:00pm | Awards Ceremony – 4:30pm 
Networking Celebration along the Mohawk River – 6:00 – 7:30pm
[ Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails & music by DJ Nick Papa Giorgio ]

Technology Showcase: Explore the world of virtual reality. Meet the SpaceoutVR, Inc. Team and try out their technology!


Individual Tickets:  Discounted Block (10 Tickets): 
CEG Investors*: $60 CEG Investors*: $550
General Public: $80 General Public: $750
Young Professional**: $30 To purchase, please contact Andrea Swank

*Executive, Director & Corporate level investors: please contact Andrea Swank to secure your tickets.

**Special discounted rate for young professionals! Contact Megan Rooney for discount code.**

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Keynote Speaker:

Robert (Bob) H. Samson, New York State Chief Information Officer, NYS Office of Information Technology Services

In April 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Robert H. Samson to the position of New York State Chief Information Officer at the NYS Office of Information Technology Services. Prior to this position, Mr. Samson had a rewarding 36-year career with IBM. While at IBM, he served in various leadership positions where he led teams focused on helping governments transform using innovative approaches and technologies. His most recent positions at IBM included serving as the Vice President of the Worldwide Systems and Technology Group, and the General Manager of IBM’s Global Public Sector where he was responsible for IBM’s business with governments, education, healthcare and life sciences industries. Read Full Bio



  • Economic Winner: Bestpass, Inc.
  • Lift-Off: United Concierge Medicine
  • Technology Innovation: Dumbstruck
  • Judges’ Choice for Manufacturing: Regeneron
  • Judges’ Choice for Technology: SpaceoutVR
  • Technology Trailblazer: Antonio Civitella, President & CEO, Transfinder
  • Jeffrey A. Lawrence Lifetime Contributor Award: Craig Skevington, Ph.D., Founder, CEO & President, STEADFastIT


Sponsorships are also available for this event, which attracts hundreds of high-level area professionals in the business & tech sectors to recognize and honor our region’s most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals for superior achievements. View 2017 Tech Awards Sponsorship Opportunities. Contact Andrea Swank at andreas@ceg.org or 518.465.8975 to secure your sponsorship!

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June 29
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Rivers Casino
1 Rush St.
Schenectady, NY 12308 United States
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