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Digital Rochester announces winners of GREAT Awards

Rochester Business Journal
September 23, 2016

Digital Rochester Inc. held its sixth annual Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology Awards on Thursday, recognizing Rochester’s technology talent.

Individuals and companies were winners in six categories, selected from 21 finalists. The event was held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The winners:

Digital Marketing Award: Superior Group

Superior Group won the award for the firm’s targeted organic and paid social recruitment campaigns created to reach candidates that do not use or have abandoned traditional job boards, officials said. The other finalists in this category were and webSURGE LLC.

Health care Technology Award: Carestream Health Inc.

The company won the award for its Carestream Touch Ultrasound System The other finalists in this category were MediSked LLC and Trillium Health Inc.

Technology Innovation Award: Miller & Associates LLC

The received the honor for its ongoing IT international support services to enable their customer to provide secure data and voice communications over standard UHF/VHF radio infrastructure to the Afghanistan National Army Special Operations Command, officials said.

The other finalists were IMSWorkX Inc., Lenel/UTC-Blue Diamond and Parlec Inc.

Rising Star Award: CurAegis Technologies Inc.

The company won for its Circadian User Risk Assessment System to reduce fatigue risk in the workplace and help individuals manage their sleep by providing actionable information about sleep quality, fatigue, fitness and nutrition, officials said.

The other finalists were Deelightful Studios LLC, Hz Innovations Inc. and SkyOp LLC.

Technology Leader Award: Jill Eisenstein, executive director of the Rochester RHIO

Eisenstein ensured the organization had room to grow and keep pace with technological advances while balancing competing financial, funding, regulatory and reporting requirements and controls, officials said.

Other finalists in this category were Lisa Bobo, chief information officer, city of Rochester and Robert Offley, president and CEO of CentriLogic Inc.

Student Achievement Award: Erika Madison and the RIT Smart Toy Team

The students won this award for developing an interactive smart toy that can adapt physically and be programmed to fit the needs and abilities of children with a wide range of disabilities, officials said.

The other finalists in this category were Bradley Dunn and Team, Rochester Institute of Technology, MS ThermApparel; Jesse Jurman and Team, RIT, Bikelomatic Complexity; and Emmanuel Nii Dudoo and Ethan Kersat, RIT, AWARE.

Follow Kerry Feltner on Twitter: @KerryFeltner

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