Welcome to the Seneca One Deep Dive! The team at Seneca One identifies exciting up-and-coming people, projects, and companies to dive into and share with our audiences. This week we’re going to see if we can run it with Chris Brown, Administrative Vice President, and manages the M&T Tech Hub at Seneca One Activation Team.
BUFFALO, NY- Chris Brown is fired up about the Buffalo comeback.
It’s evident in the way he talks about it and the way he walks through the lobby at Seneca One.
Any chance Brown gets to teach the community about the positive and everchanging landscape of technology and innovation landscape in Buffalo, he attacks it with great enthusiasm and confidence.
“Our mission is to provide innovative, world-class event programming and technology support services for M&T’s Tech Hub and Tech Academy as a national destination for talent, the spark for creative collisions, collaboration, and creation of an ecosystem to win the race for relevance,” says Brown.
Brown, manages the M&T Tech Hub at Seneca One Activation Team, and when he isn’t helping employees and the Seneca One community navigate through the 529-foot tall building, he is telling the story of Buffalo and why everyone should pay close attention.
Since 1988, Brown has helped build the M&T Bank brand all while watching a city with so much potential slowly climb back to relevance.
In the fall of 2020 when M&T Tech called Seneca One home, Brown was elated to finally help push Buffalo towards unleashing its full potential.
“My dream is for Buffalo to be a national tech hub city,” Brown said. “Anything I can do to move the needle forward is one step closer. I’ve met so many new people who are passionate about Buffalo’s future as a national tech hub city, and downtown as a place to work, live and play. It’s happening.”
Whether it’s spending time in the lobby at Seneca One or telling the story of M&T Tech, Brown is laying the foundation for technology and innovation in Buffalo.
Brick by brick, Brown knows how important the big red building is to the future of Buffalo.
“I love spending time in the Seneca One lobby – you never know who you are going to meet,” Brown said. “Maybe even a canine that will bring a smile to your day. The amazing team at Douglas Development and Douglas’ decorating style makes the big building cozy. It feels like home.”
The next time you see Brown in the lobby, say, “Hey”. You might learn something about Buffalo that you never knew.