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

  • Chairman - Thatcher Bell, Investor-in-Residence, Cornell Tech & Co-Founder, CoVenture
  • President Emeritus - Erik Grimmelmann, Faculty Member, Department of Computer Science, The City College of New York
  • Chairman Emeritus - Andrew Rasiej, Founder & CEO, Civic Hall
  • Alicia Syrett, Founder & CEO, Pantegrion Capital LLC
  • Angie Kamath, University Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, CUNY
  • Anil Dash, CEO, Glitch
  • Anthony Frasier, Principal, ABF Creative
  • Carley Graham Garcia, Head of External Affairs - NYC, Google
  • David Alpago, Assurance Partner, EY
  • David Lerner, Director of Entrepreneurship, Columbia University
  • Jessica Lawrence Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Civic Hall
  • John Delalio, Managing Director, EisnerAmper LLP
  • Joy Marcus, Joy Marcus, Jerusalem Venture Partners
  • Minerva Tantoco, first-ever Chief Technology Officer, City of New York (2014-2016); Co-founder and CTO, Grasshopper Bank
  • Paul Ellis, Managing Partner, Paul Ellis Law Group
  • Ted Brown, Executive Director, CUNY Institute of Software Design and Development
  • Yvonne de la Peña, Director, BridgeUP: STEM at American Museum of Natural History

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