About NY Tech Alliance

The mission of the NY Tech Alliance is to represent, inspire, support, and help lead the New York technology community and ecosystem to create a better future for all. Created through the merger of NY Tech Meetup and the New York Technology Council, the organization has over 60,000 individual and institutional members, reflecting the full spectrum of the greater New York area tech community and making it the largest tech organization in the region. Led by Executive Director, Andy Saldaña, and Chaired by Thatcher Bell, the NY Tech Alliance continues the work of its predecessor organizations, hosts a monthly Meetup at AppNexus as well as educational and social events, and continues to focus programming and advocacy efforts on issues important to the technology sector and New York.


Andy Saldaña, Executive Director

Board of Directors

  • Acting Chair - Thatcher Bell, Partner, CoVenture
  • President Emeritus- Erik Grimmelmann
  • Andrew Rasiej, Founder/CEO, Civic Hall
  • Ted Brown, Executive Director, CUNY Institute of Software Design and Development
  • Anil Dash, CEO, Fog Creek Software
  • Yvonne De La Pena, Director of Learning and Engagement, CodeNow
  • Adam Dinow, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Paul Ellis, Partner, Paul Ellis Law Group
  • William Floyd, Head of External Affairs, Google New York
  • Anthony Frasier, Entrepreneur in Residence at Newark Venture Partners; Founder, The Phat Startup
  • Angie Kamath, National Executive Director, Social Ventures & Innovation, Per Scholas
  • David Lerner, Director of Entrepreneurship, Columbia University
  • Lynn Loacker, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
  • Michael Lopez, Partner, EisnerAmper LLP
  • Joy Marcus, EVP, GM Digital Video, Conde Nast
  • Donn Morrill, Senior Manager Solutions Architecture, Amazon
  • Minerva Tantoco, first-ever Chief Technology Officer, City of New York (2014-2016); Senior Advisor, Future Perfect Ventures
  • Robert Tibbs, Senior Advisor, Corporate Development, Year Up
  • Tim Vitale, Partner, EY
  • Jessica Lawrence Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Civic Hall

NYTA has new membership levels!

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We have exciting news!

NY Tech Meetup has merged with New York Tech Council to become NY Tech Alliance. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/nytechmerger