SOURCE: Hispanic IT Executive Council

Hispanic IT Executive Council

July 10, 2013 12:03 ET

Hispanic IT Executive Council to Host Quarterly Leadership Summit at Lockheed Martin Executive Briefing Center

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) - The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives, will host their quarterly IT Leadership Summit, The Rise of Hispanic Influence in Technology, August 15-16, 2013 at the Lockheed Martin Executive Briefing Center in Bethesda, MD. In conjunction with this year's theme, speakers and panelists will present and discuss various ways the rising Hispanic population is making waves within technology, specifically in Washington DC.

Conference keynote speakers include Denise Saiki, VP, Enterprise Business Services and CIO, Lockheed Martin Corporate HQ and Rick Geritz, Chairman, CyberMaryland and CEO, LifeJourney. They will lead conversations on the increasing role of Hispanics in technology, Cyber Security and Entrepreneurship in Technology.

Other summit speakers include Mary Ann Gomez, Executive Director, The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute; Tom Kellerman, Vice President, Cyber Security, Trend Micro; Haden Land, Vice President, Engineering & Chief Technology Officer at Lockheed Martine IS&GS Civil; and Andre Mendes, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer, International Broadcasting Bureau; Director of Technology, Services and Innovation, Broadcasting Board of Governors.

The executive lineup of speakers will cover topics on Cyber Security in the U.S., Hispanic Influence in Washington DC, Hispanics in Politics and Technology 2.0, the Transformation of Technology. The Summit will also feature a Business Leadership Forum presented by Accenture.

"We want to push up mid-level Hispanics in IT to the upper ranks and we want to pull up young stars and promote them so they can get to the next level," said Andre Arbelaez, President of HITEC and Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of Softtek USA.

Registration for this quarter's summit is still available, but space is limited. Due the security requirements, early registration is critical. For more information about the Q3 IT Leadership Summit (including a list of summit speakers, sponsors, and online registration) please visit

HITEC Chairman and Managing Director at Trident Capital Alberto Yepez says, "We want Hispanic leaders to have the positions they deserve and to inspire others to keep reaching."

HITEC 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 information technology centric world.

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