Merril Hoge to deliver his inspirational Find A Way message at NY Tech Summit

Merril Hoge to deliver his inspirational Find A Way message at NY Tech Summit


Retired NFL running back and former ESPN analyst, Merril Hoge will deliver his inspirational “Find A Way” message to information technology and business professionals as the keynote address at the 15th annual NY Tech Summit, June 5-7, 2019 at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort.

“Find A Way,” a phrase that Merril Hoge has proven can be three of the most powerful words in the English language. The words have helped Merril beat cancer, overcome family tragedies, triumph over his childhood traumas and conquer his personal demons.

“Merril Hoge’s message will empower people to ‘find a way’ as they pursue their own goals,” said Renee Duffy, conference producer and vice president of marketing for TERACAI and CXtec. “We believe his message of strength and perseverance, along with his approach to overcoming obstacles, will resonate with our conference attendees, who must ‘find a way’ to meet their own technological and business goals on a daily basis.”

Check out his message here:


A retired NFL running back and former ESPN analyst, Merril Hoge, inspires audiences with his story of prevailing over life's hurdles through strength and determination while achieving success through hard work and perseverance. He began his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, eventually joining the Chicago Bears before retiring due to post-concussion syndrome. During his tenure as an ESPN analyst and host, he was well-known for his sharp insights and knowledge of the game. 

In 2003, Merril was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which he fought – and beat – using the same tenacity he demonstrated on the field. He shares his moving story in his memoir Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life.

In 2018, Merril published his provocative book Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy Football. 

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About NY Tech Summit: NY Tech Summit is an educational event for IT and business professionals focused on technologies that drive business value. The event features educational sessions led by experienced industry speakers, an extensive tradeshow, and several networking opportunities. Topics to be covered include: cloud strategies, lifecycle of IT employees, transformational leadership and functional security. The 15th annual NY Tech Summit will be held June 5-7, 2019 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Visit




We have come to NY Tech Summit for four years now and my team and I get a good variety of technical, business, and strategic sessions to complement our work objectives. I like that there is a balance of end users, consultants, and vendors to present and facilitate the sessions. The interaction is candid and engaging, but not a sales pitch. Being a regional conference helps, it is the right amount of time and location for a couple days to reenergize my team and refocus on our objectives. There seems to be quite a bit of peer discussion with a smaller conference, which I like.

- Randy
Director of IT