Nine Technologists and Engineers Named “Modern-Day Technology Leaders”

Washington, DC — Feb. 07, 2019 — World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, today announced that nine of its technologists and engineers were named “Modern-Day Technology Leaders” at an awards ceremony held during the 33rd BEYA Global Competitiveness Conference, which took place February 7-9, 2019 in Washington, DC. The BEYA “Modern-Day Technology Leaders” award recognizes an individual’s commitment to shaping the future of science, technology, engineering, and math by developing cutting-edge technology or doing research for leading industries.

“WWT was founded upon three core principles: Trust, humility and embracing change,” said Ann W. Marr, WWT Vice President Global Human Resources. “Although all these principles are important, the concept of embracing change and thereby ensuring diversity of people and thought is paramount. People of color are underrepresented in STEM jobs, particularly among workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher. A diverse and inclusive STEM-based workforce is what is needed to drive innovation and bring leading edge technology to both the public and private sector,” said Marr.

WWT awardees include:

  • Joanne Charlene Buenaventura, Developer
  • Randolph Francis, Senior Cyber Security Engineer
  • Jeffrey Fu, Sales Data Services Team Lead
  • Arnell Hammond, Program Manager
  • Aaron Jackson, Consultant, Business and Analytics Advisors
  • Harry Kabbay, Senior Database Administrator
  • William McCoy, Voice Engineer
  • Timothy Robinson, Technical Solutions Architect, Security
  • Shuanita Tyler, Information Security Policy and Compliance Team Lead

“For 33 years, BEYA has showcased some of the best and brightest scientists and engineers,” said David Steward, WWT Chairman and Founder. “It is a great accomplishment to have WWT’s leaders join this list of distinguished individuals. Our technologists and engineers honored with the ‘Modern-Day Technology Leaders’ award epitomize WWT’s belief in a diverse workforce, a collaborative approach to innovation and are proof that great advances in STEM are happening daily,” said Steward

The BEYA Stars and Stripes dinner works to ensure the nation’s security and global leadership by increasing the numbers of citizens pursuing STEM-based educational and career paths. Stars and Stripes is one of the nation’s largest events honoring both active and retired admirals, generals and members of the Senior Executive Service of color.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology (WWT) is a technology solution provider with more than $10 billion in annual revenue that provides digital strategy, innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Based in St. Louis, WWT employs more than 5,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.

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