June 24, 2015

Join Us Next Week: “Energizing Tech Valley’s Legacy of Innovation”

  “Energizing Tech Valley’s Legacy of Innovation”

The Center for Economic Growth’s 2015 Technology Innovation Awards

Thursday, June 25 |Albany Marriott, Wolf Rd. 11:30am Registration & Networking | 12:00pm Luncheon & Awards

Keynote: “Energizing Tech Valley’s Legacy of Innovation”

Richard J. Dewey, Executive Vice President, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).

Rich Dewey is Executive Vice President of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). He is responsible for the oversight of Operations, Markets and Information Technology.

In his role as Executive Vice President he is responsible for overseeing the Operations group, which monitors the New York Control Area. As leader of the Markets Group, he also facilitates the competitive wholesale electricity markets. In addition he maintains oversight of the Information Technology Group, which is responsible for delivering IT products and services that evolve market and grid operations. Read his full bio.

Special Tribute

Remembering Jeffrey A. Lawrence (1958-2015) Executive Vice President, Center for Economic Growth

We will show a special video tribute to honor and remember our beloved colleague and friend, Jeffrey A. Lawrence. Jeff was an experienced and motivated leader, and his knowledge, intellect, good nature, smile and humor will truly be missed.


Individual Tickets CEG & Affiliate Member: $60; Non-Member: $80
Tables of 10 CEG Member: $550; Non-Member: $750 (please contact Andrea Swank for a table)

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

1st Playable Productions Annese & Associates, Inc. Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School Eastern NY Angels, LLC (ENYA) GreyCastle Security Hong Zhang, Autotask Corporation Jeffrey A. Lawrence (1958-2015), Center for Economic Growth

Thank you, Sponsors!

Platinum – Times Union

Gold – Behan

Bronze – BlueShield & Nixon Peabody



Tabner, Ryan and Keniry, LLP



Center for Economic Growth | 39 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207| Tel: 518.465.8975

Funding Partners

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is the premier economic development organization in New York’s Tech Valley and serves as the Capital Region’s designated Regional Technology Development Center.

With over 300 C-level members in business, government, education, and the not-for-profit sectors, CEG’s vision is to lead Tech Valley as one of the most prosperous and innovative ecosystems in the world. Together with its partners, the organization works to build a skilled and sustainable Workforce and Education pipeline; cultivate a strong Entrepreneurial ecosystem; and ensure a modern Infrastructure to grow local companies, attract new investment and prepare our communities for growth.

In addition, in its role as the Regional Technology Development Center designated by ESD, NYSTAR as part of the NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the federal NIST/Manufacturing Extension Partnership, CEG assists local manufacturing and technology companies with generating new sales, creating stronger operational infrastructure and overcoming barriers to growth and innovation.

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