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Position:Hispanic IT Executive Council - Conference notes

On October 26th and 27th, the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) hosted its 9th Signature Technology Leadership Summit in San Francisco sponsored by Salesforce. Nearly 400 attendees ranging from CIO's, CTO's, and CISO's as well as a variety of Hispanics in the tech workforce ecosystem enjoyed keynotes, panels, and Tedx-style Chats on leadership, career development, and technology thought leadership issues such as Digital Trust and FinTech.

HITEC also launched the HITEC Foundation, a 501c3 arm of HITEC, focused on the pulling up in the Hispanic community providing scholarships for students studying in STEM fields, providing grants to pursue endowment college funds, providing resources for middle schools in computer labs, and enhancing the HITEC Emerging Executive Program. The HITEC Foundation Gala that took place on the Friday evening, led by remarks from Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO of AT&T Mexico and Guillermo Diaz, Jr, CIO of Cisco Systems, received nearly $200,000 in its initial launch and the HITEC community is blessed with the generosity and belief in the cause by its members and partners.

The summit, hosted by Salesforce's Maria Martinez, whom is the President, Global Customer Success & Salesforce Latin America opened up the summit with welcome remarks and sharing her...

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