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The 2019 HITEC Spring Leadership Summit & HITEC 50 Awards Was A Success!

Thursday, April 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Salina Rivera
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Thank you to everyone that attended last week's HITEC Leadership Summit and HITEC 50 Awards dinner in Charlotte. HITEC was pleased to partner with Bank of America to produce this multi-day event that brought together more than 300 Hispanic technology leaders from across the country and Ibero-america.


HITEC Emerging Executive Program (EEP) Class of 2018 

This year's EEP Fellows experienced their first in-person and focused on how to build a powerful personal brand, how to embrace change within an organization and learned about the importance of authentic leadership. Fellows also had the opportunity to interact with Bank of America Chief Information Security Officer Craig Froelich (pictured).


Women In Tech Breakfast: Equality = Innovation 

More than 200 women and men allies participated in this interactive event aimed on finding real solutions to help create a culture of gender equality in the workplace. "I considered myself an ally for woman until engaging in this session. I now realize I am not doing enough to help reduce the gap. I am leaving today feeling inspired to take action and push harder to help women get to equal," one attendee said.


Leadership Summit: Day 1

HITEC President Omar Duque had an engaging conversation with Bank of America's Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Cathy Bessant. Bessant captivated the audience with her thought provoking and compelling ideas for "fixing" the diversity issue and for balancing one’s need to be authentic with the style of leadership needed to effectively lead a team.
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Leadership Summit: Day 2

During his chat with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Managing Director and HITEC Board Vice Chair Rosa Ramos Kowk, former Pirelli Global CIO and current Executive Advisor, Digital at ThoughtWorks, Marcelo De Santis talked about how we define "good" technology transformation. De Santis also talked about how his experience climbing Mount Everest helped make him a better and more compassionate leader. 
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HITEC Keynote - Karl Gouverneur

"Every business has been disrupted, is being disrupted or is in the process of some change because of digital. Digital isn't slowing down and the uses of technology isn't slowing down either," said Northwestern Mutual VP and CIO, Head of Digital Transformation, Karl Gouverneur. In this session, Karl contextualized our digital past and probed the potential of our digital future, providing attendees with a deeper understanding of why companies, rather than consumers, are better situated to leverage AI and reshape our workplaces, communities, and lives. 
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AT&T's Maria Lensing - Authentic Leadership

AT&T Business Vice President, Healthcare Solutions Maria Teresa, Lensing shared the emotional anchor points that helped her traverse the sometimes difficult path of duality between heritage and great leadership. It was a passionate HITEC talk that touched on the three components necessary to build trust: empathy, authenticity, and logic.
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HITEC 50 Awards Dinner

HITEC Leaders and guests came together on the evening of April 10 for the 2019 HITEC 50 Awards Dinner to recognize the top 50 most influential and notable professionals in the technology industry in Latin America/Ibero-America. Emcees for the evening were HITEC Board Member Juan Carlos Gutierrez and HITEC Advisory Board Member Patricia Rios. 
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