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HITEC 100 Award Overview

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HITEC 100 Overview:

Since 2008, HITEC has compiled a comprehensive list featuring the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology Industry called the “HITEC 100“.

The selection task has not been an easy one, as the number of talented and deserving Hispanic technology professionals and leaders continues to grow at fast pace. The HITEC 100 awards recognition, mentoring and professional development activities are made possible by the involvement and generous sponsorships of our corporate partners and volunteers.

We thank our HITEC sponsors and volunteers for their continued support and commitment to our organization, diversity and the professional development of Hispanic technology leaders.

HITEC’s Executive Leadership, board of directors and advisory board members are very impressed and proud of each year’s honorees. We congratulate and salute each and every one of them for their continued career achievements in the ever-changing global landscape of information technology.

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Read our HITEC 100 requirements listed below before submitting a nomination.

HITEC 100 Methodology

The compilation of this list of Hispanic Executives in the Information Technology Industry is a difficult task and a hard decision to make without leaving someone worthy of the final list. We had over 360 names of accomplished technology executive leaders. After numerous discussions, the panel arrived to the final list of the HITEC 100 – Most Influential Hispanics in Technology. A panel, comprised of four judges, was invited to take part in the process of voting and validation the project. They followed strict criteria as the candidates were remarkably accomplished professionals. Candidates were judged on their achievement levels, scope of responsibility and the positions they hold within their respective companies.

For nearly a decade, The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) has been recognizing the nation’s Most Influential Hispanics in the Information Technology Industry. The core mission of the HITEC 100 Nominations is to highlight and showcase outstanding professionals who have excelled in the business of technology, role models who inspire young people to pursue careers in technology and motivate professionals continue to excel and connect with the Hispanic community. Now is the time to take an internal assessment of your company’s talent pool and start selecting individuals who can compete for HITEC's recognition awards! You can inspire our future generation to pursue technical careers by nominating your best and brightest Hispanic Technology Professional and Entrepreneurs.

Nominating Individuals Can Help Your Organization:
  • Bring positive attention to your industry or organization
  • Identify and showcase leaders and rising stars
  • Retain top talent
  • Show your employees their work is valued
  • Engage your Hispanic employees
HITEC 100 Requirements:

For an individual to qualify for the nomination of the HITEC 100 recognition list, the technology executive should meet the following criteria:

  • Hispanic descent or origin
  • Executive level or above, Entrepreneur, is an Technology/Digital thought leader or influencer
  • Works for an technology company, has an technology role or Digital role for a company which is not in the technology Industry
  • Individuals need to have a minimum of 5 years experience in their specific technology field, if Entrepreneur; their organization must have over $5M in revenues per year
  • Involvement/Outreach to the Hispanic community – acting as a role model
  • Consistently promotes diversity within Corporate America and/or Government
  • Continuously shows that they and their organization/company are aligned with HITEC’s mission and goals
  • Resides in a non-Latin America/Ibero-America region (Executives in these regions are eligible for HITEC 50)
  • Has a National and/or Global Responsibility

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