St. Louis, MO--(September 6, 2022) – World Wide Technology (WWT), a $14.5 billion global technology solution provider, announced Rick Piña, Chief Technology Advisor - Public Sector, has been named to the 2023 HITEC 100 list of the most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the technology industry.

The HITEC 100 list is a compilation of the top Hispanic professionals in the technology industry from across the United States and celebrates their leadership and achievements in all sectors of the industry. Awardees are evaluated on their accomplishments in the ever-changing global landscape of technology and for their mentoring and professional development activities. Individuals included on the list were selected by the 2022 Awards Committee. Nominations are solicited from HITEC members and the general public.

"We are honored to highlight and recognize the top 100 Hispanics in technology." said Lúcia Soares, HITEC Awards Committee Chair, Board of Directors. "This year, we opened our aperture to include executives in non-technology roles, but who are driving technology transformation in their organizations because all businesses are being fueled by the energy of technology disruption. The caliber of 2023 HITEC 100 awardees is stellar and representative of the diversity in backgrounds, industries and impact in business results. Congratulations to all – we are proud of our best and know you will inspire many more to come."

"It has been a source of pride and privilege for me to witness the caliber of leadership from our community, our Familia." said Guillermo Diaz, Jr., HITEC Chairman. "For almost 15 years, seeing the evolution and the transformation of HITEC as an organization starting with the founders and the leaders who paved the way for even more Hispanics in Technology.  And now, this amazing group of awardees has shown us and more importantly the next generation that they 'can be what they can see'.  Congratulations to the HITEC 100 and keep inspiring for yourselves and those looking up to you!"

"These 100 leaders represent the best of our community and they embody our larger vision of how Hispanics technology leaders can make lasting impact in our communities," said Omar Duque, HITEC President.

"My mother immigrated to the United States in hopes of experiencing the 'American Dream' I am humbled to continue the journey she started.  Every recognition I receive is yet another reminder of how good God has been to me," Piña said.

HITEC is a premiere global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives who have built outstanding careers in the tech industry. HITEC's vision is to accelerate the power and impact of Hispanic technology leaders, achieving lasting equity from the classroom to the boardroom.

"Congratulations on your well-deserved selection as a 2023 HITEC 100 award recipient. This comes as no surprise as Rick consistently raise the bar and are an example of excellence in all that he does," said Bob Ferrell EVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Public Sector Strategy at WWT. "Rick is an inspiration, not only to the Hispanic community, but to everyone who has the privilege of knowing and interacting with him. I'm extremely proud of him."

The awardees on the HITEC 100 list will be recognized in person during the HITEC 100 & Corporate Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Click here to view the full list of the HITEC 100. 

About HITEC 
HITEC is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT technology executives who have built outstanding careers in information technology. HITEC's premier 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 technology firms across the Americas.

About World Wide Technology 
World Wide Technology (WWT), a global technology solutions provider with $14.5 billion in annual revenue, combines the power of strategy, execution and partnership to accelerate transformational outcomes for large public and private organizations around the world. Through its Advanced Technology Center, a collaborative ecosystem of the world's most advanced hardware and software solutions, WWT helps customers and partners conceptualize, test and validate innovative technology solutions for the best business outcomes and then deploys them at scale through its 4 million square feet of global warehousing, distribution and integration space. With over 8,000 employees and more than 55 locations around the world, WWT's culture, built on a set of core values and established leadership philosophies, has been recognized 11 years in a row by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for its unique blend of determination, innovation and leadership for diversity and inclusion. With this culture at its foundation, WWT bridges the gap between business and technology to make a new world happen for its customers, partners and communities.

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