2017 NY Tech Summit Advisory Committee

2018 NY Tech Summit Advisory Committee 

Each year we assemble an advisory committee comprised of IT professionals from a cross section of industries, with diverse backgrounds and at various career levels to guide the development of NY Tech Summit. They act as the voice of the larger community. They assist the NY Tech Summit planning team in setting the theme which guides the overall event, in developing content and in ensuring the conference aligns with what’s really challenging businesses today.

Roger Benn is an experienced executive and technology management professional with over 20 years of technology experience. Further, he has extensive experience directing revenue, technology, and operations.

Roger Benn
Director, Provider Solutions & Health System Performance
Excellus: Blue Cross Blue Shield

Janet Billington began her career in home health care IT over fifteen years ago as a Network Administrator at Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York.

Janet Billington
VP of Performance Excellence
Nascentia Health

As Principal Consultant for MinervaWorks, Rodney Bowers is focused on global IT infrastructure and associated service delivery mechanisms such as hybrid data centers, cloud environments and applications platforms.

Rodney Bowers
Georgia Aquarium

Derek Dyson is 27 years old, and was born and raised in Seneca Falls, NY.  Derek is a graduate of Mynderse Academy, Class of 2008 and The University at Albany, Class of 2012.

Derek Dyson
Assistant VP - Support Services Officer
Generations Bank

Aaron Fields has spent the past year 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
IT Director/Network Admin
Episcopal Senior Life Communities

Pete Hoernle has worked for Lafayette College in Easton PA for the past 14 years in various capacities. For the past three years as IT Infrastructure Manager.

Pete Hoernle
Network Engineer
Lafayette College

Michael currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for St. Ann's Community—a comprehensive continuing care organization which provides a variety of healthcare services for adults of all ages in Rochester, NY.

Michael Larche
St. Ann's Community

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

Jason Lewin
Manager of Member Technology Infrastructure

Paul Lutwak, Director of Technology for Madison County, came to government Information Technology after 25 years of work at Cornell University and Public Schools.

Paul Lutwak
IT Director
Madison County

Nick is experienced in the Health Care Industry and has lead core system installations, conversions and replacements.

Nick Munger
Sr. Manager of IT Networking and Telecommunication
Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

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



This is a great time to network. It’s a great time to come out and see what the new products are… I find this very informative.

- James
Manager, IT Services