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Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Salina Rivera
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September. 22, 2017 – The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives, announced today the opening of registration for their annual signature event – The 2017 HITEC Silicon Valley Leadership Summit and HITEC 100 Awards Gala, Benefiting The HITEC Foundation – being hosted by Intuit, November 1-3, 2017.

The three-day conference provides a forum which helps to improve leadership skills, build new alliances, exchange ideas, and stay current on industry trends. Industry leaders will share best practices in a series of keynote sessions, interactive expert panels and HITEC style Ted Talks. Additionally, the summit will include 3 breakout sessions, an award ceremony, and multiple networking breaks.

Program highlights include:

  • HITEC Women’s Breakfast presented by Accenture and hosted by Intuit (Women only)
  • Welcome Reception sponsored by Intuit
  • Employee Resource Group Session presented by Dr. Robert Rodriguez
  • Corporate Board Preparation Session presented by KPMG (By Invite-Only)
  • The Digital You presented by Salina Rivera, CEO, MIYAN Media
  • Emerging Executive Program Graduation

The HITEC 100 Awards Gala being held on the evening of November 2, 2017, will honor the 100 most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the technology industry.

“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 Arbeláez, president of HITEC. Awardees represent all sectors of the technology industry, and many are top level executives within the Fortune 500 companies in which they work.

In addition to presentation of the HITEC 100, the executive council also is honored to recognize the organization's 2018 Corporate Award Winners, including:

  • Advocate of the Year Award
  • Estrella Award
  • Corporation of the Year Award
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Member of the Year Award

View a complete list of the 2017 HITEC 100 Award Winners and Corporate Award Winners.

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 Arbeláez, HITEC President at 248-219-0324 or via email at

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