Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council recognizes influential Hispanic Leaders

The Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) have announced its prestigious list of the 100 most influential Hispanic leaders in technology.

Awardees represent all sectors of the technology industry, 40% of which are top individuals within the Fortune 500 companies in which they work. Click here to view the full list of the HITEC 100. And for the first time, 40% of those recognized are Latinas.

Some of the honorees include:

  • Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Business, AT&T
  • Julio Carbonell, Chief Information Officer, ALPFA
  • Kristina Draper, Tech Division Executive, Wells Fargo
  • Julio Hernandez, Principal, KPMG
  • Pablo Molina, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Drexel University
  • Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS
  • Martha Poulter, Chief Information Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released some interesting numbers in regards to employed persons by detailed industry, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • 16.6% work in manufacturing jobs.
  • 17.8% work in transportation and utilities (air transportation, truck transportation, postal service)
  • 11.2% work in information (wired telecommunications carriers, data processing, software publishing, etc.)
  • 12.8% in financial activities (banking, saving institutions, insurance carriers, etc.)

In my honest opinion, more Latinos should dive into these fields, and strive to become c-level executives.

HITEC is the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives.  The HITEC 100 will be recognized during the HITEC 100 & Corporate Awards Gala Benefiting the HITEC Foundation on November 8, 2018, held at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel in Silicon Valley, California.

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