Judges

Meet the judges!

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AMY KRAMER, AT&T PRESIDENT

Amy Kramer is President at AT&T New York, where she oversees the Company’s external and public affairs as well as regulatory and legislative agendas, strategic communications, and sponsorship and foundation activities within the State of New York.  In holding the top state legislative affairs position in New York State, Kramer is responsible for developing strategies and plans for achieving AT&T's legislative objectives, as well as for reaching out to key elected officials and policymakers in the State to provide the Company's perspective on a range of issues. In addition, Kramer works to ensure that AT&T's New York customers and public officials are always afforded the best possible service and stewardship in the telecommunications and technology industries.

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CLETIS EARLE, KALEIDA HEALTH CIO

Cletis Earle, CHCIO, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Kaleida Health and the Great Lakes Health of Western New York. He provides leadership for Great Lakes Health of Western New York and Kaleida Health’s information technology (IT) teams, overseeing strategic and tactical planning, plus development and coordination of the IT platform.

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GERARD AIKEN, ESRI ACCOUNT MANAGER

Gerard Aiken is currently the Esri Account Manager for the Local Government team covering New York State Counties and Cities. His experience includes over 25 years in geospatial technology, knowledge of Information Technology processes, emergency management, project management, sales to internal and external clients, contract execution and technical expertise at all phases of program delivery.

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JACQUELYN MALCOLM, BUFFALO STATE CIO

Jacquelyn Malcolm serves as as Buffalo State College's chief information officer and vice president for enrollment, marketing, and communications. Previously, Malcolm served as the associate vice president and chief marketing officer at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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JOSEP M. JORNET, UB PROFESSOR

Josep M. Jornet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York. He received the B.S. in Telecommunication Engineering and the M.Sc. in Information and Communication Technologies from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2008.

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JUSTIN BOOTH, GOBIKE BUFFALO FOUNDER

Justin Booth is an expert in creating livable streets and vibrant communities. He founded and directs Buffalo’s bicycle advocacy organization, GObike Buffalo and also chairs the city’s bicycle pedestrian advisory board. 

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LUIS TAVERAS, CITY OF BUFFALO CIO

Dr. Luis E. Taveras, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Information Officer of the City of Buffalo. Prior to this position, Dr. Taveras served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest healthcare provider organization. Prior to that, Dr. Taveras served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Hartford HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in the state of Connecticut. 

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