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Hispanic IT Executive Council Announces HITEC 100 Representing Top 100 Hispanic Technology Leaders

Monday, October 17, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Top Influential Hispanic Leaders for 2017 to be Recognized at HITEC 100 Awards and Gala at Conclusion of HITEC’s Executive Leadership Summit

Oct. 17, 2016 (SAN FRANCISCO)
 – The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives, today announced its HITEC 100, the 100 most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the Information Technology industry. The top 100, who are recognized for their leadership and achievements in the technology industry and the community, will be recognized during the gala HITEC 100 Awards Reception and Dinner at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco on Oct. 28, held at the conclusion of HITEC’s Executive Leadership Summit. 

“The core mission of the HITEC 100 program is to highlight and showcase outstanding professionals who have excelled in the business of IT, are role models who inspire young people to pursue careers in technology and motivate professionals to continue to excel and connect with the Hispanic community,” said Andre Arbelaez, president of HITEC. “We at HITEC are very impressed with and proud of the class of 2017 honorees, and we congratulate and salute them for their continued career achievements in the ever-changing global landscape of information technology.”

Awardees represent all sectors of the IT industry, and many are top individuals within the Fortune 500 companies in which they work.

View the complete list of the HITEC 100 here.

In addition to presentation of the HITEC 100, the executive council also is honored to recognize the organization's 2016 Corporate Award Winners, including:

  • Advocate of the Year Award: Anthony Scott, Chief Information Officer of the United States of America
  • Estrella Award: Maria Martinez, President, Global Customer Success & Salesforce Latin America, Salesforce
  • Corporation of the Year Award: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Member of the Year Award: Marcos Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, Softtek USA

“We’re extremely proud of our Corporate Award Winners for this year, whose dedication has helped advance the HITEC values,” Arbelaez said. “Their hard work and dedication have helped significantly in the advance of Hispanic IT professionals throughout the U.S. and in many countries around the world.”

HITEC has compiled this comprehensive list of the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic information technology professionals since 2008. The selection is challenging, as the number of talented and deserving Hispanic technology professionals and leaders continues to grow at a fast pace. The HITEC 100 awards recognition, mentoring and professional development activities are made possible by the involvement and sponsorships of corporate partners and volunteers.

About HITEC:

Founded to increase Hispanic representation in the diversity-challenged IT industry, HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives who have built outstanding careers in information technology. HITEC’s premiere network spans the Americas and is focused on building stronger technology and executive leaders, leadership teams, corporations, and role models in a rapidly changing, flatter, and information technology centric world. These global leaders include executives leading Global 1000 corporations while others lead some of the largest Hispanic-owned IT firms across the Americas. HITEC enables business and professional growth for its members and fills the executive pipeline with the next generation of Hispanic IT leaders.

For additional information please contact Andre Arbelaez, HITEC President at 248-219-0324 or via email at


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