Jim Gerland

Jim Gerland

Information Technology Strategist

Successful Tech Business Owner and Information Technology Leader

Jim Gerland provides consulting services to Octillo and its clients on a variety of information technology matters.

Jim’s extensive technology tenure includes serving as Director of Information Technology at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education and School of Information and Library Science, and as Director of Email Services and Technical Lead with Synacor, Inc., and Vice President of Internet Services for ChoiceOne Online. Jim has worked with some of the region’s largest health care and financial institutions.

Throughout his career, Jim has also been committed to technology education, currently serving as adjunct faculty in the Computing and Information Systems Department at Buffalo State College and at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering.

Recognitions and Thought Leadership

  • Respected speaker and trainer
  • Infotech Western New York “Digital Don” award (2001)
  • Computer Science for High School Teachers
  • St. Joseph Collegiate Institute
  • WNY Library Resource Council
  • WNYSTEM Girls Coding Project

Present Affiliations

  • Adjunct Faculty, University at Buffalo, Computational and Data Science
  • Adjunct Faculty, Buffalo State College, Computer Information Systems
  • WNY Computer Science Teachers Association (WNYCSTA)
  • Computer Science For All


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, M.L.S., 1995
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., Computer Science, 1986