2019 NY Tech Summit Advisory Committee

2019 NY Tech Summit Advisory Committee 

Each year we assemble an advisory committee comprised of IT professionals from numerous industries, with diverse backgrounds and career levels to guide the development of NY Tech Summit. They assist the NY Tech Summit planning team in setting the overall event theme, developing content and ensuring the conference aligns with what’s challenging businesses today.

Gretchen Bachner is the Service Delivery Manager for BorgWarner, a $10 billion automotive parts supplier that employs 29,000 people worldwide. In this role, she manages the day-to-day delivery of IT Infrastructure services to BorgWarner’s largest North American site.

Gretchen Bachner
Service Delivery Manager

Bruce is an executive IT professional with strong leadership, organizational, communications and problem solving skills. Successful record of accomplishment with expertise in shaping strategy, maintaining business partner relationships, and delivering projects on time and within budget

Bruce Cavallaro
Information Technology Manager
LSI Solutions

Stephen has worked in the Credit Union field since 2006 and technology-related positions for almost 25 years. Mr. Dell’Aversano is currently the Administrator for General Services and Facilities Management at Visions Federal Credit Union.

Stephen Dell'Aversano
Administrator for General Services and Facilities Management
Visions Federal Credit Union

Derek Dyson was born and raised in Seneca Falls, NY. He is a graduate of Mynderse Academy, Class of 2008 and The University at Albany, Class of 2012. Now, Derek is back in his hometown region and working in the banking industry.

Derek Dyson
Vice President, Support Services Officer
Generations Bank

Aaron Fields has spent the past two years building the future strategy and vision of Episcopal Senior Life Communities to become a technology driven business in the long term care marketplace.

Aaron Fields
Director of IT
Episcopal Senior Life Communities

Jason Lewin is currently the Manager, Member Technology Infrastructure at AmeriCU Credit Union where he is responsible for all things technology.

Jason Lewin
Manager, Member Technology Infrastructure

David has been the IT Asset Manager for Sarah Lawrence College for nearly 13 years.

David Schneider
IT Asset Manager
Sarah Lawrence College

Keith has been the Network Coordinator at College Station Independent School District for 21 years.

Keith Slaughter
Network Coordinator
College Station ISD

Jim Wilson is the Systems Engineer for Utica College. Jim has worked on computer systems professionally for 20 years but has been complaining about them for 30 years.

Jim Wilson
Systems Admin
Utica College

Jeff has worked in the IT field for over 30 years in various positions. e successfully started his own consulting and Internet services company.

Jeff Wood
Technical Services Manager
Samaritan Medical Center



It’s a little different perspective than I’ve gotten from other tradeshows, other organizations, other groups. That’s the part that has made it more interesting.

- MJ
Voice Team Leader