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Rocio Lopez, Accenture, to be Recognized as Member of the Year During the HITEC 100 & Corporate Awards Gala in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) announced yesterday Rocio Lopez, Technology & Innovation Strategist for Accenture, as the 2018 Member of the Year. Ms. Lopez was recognized with this prestigious award during the 2018 HITEC 100 & Corporate Awards Gala in San Jose, California.

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Since 2010, HITEC recognizes an individual whose leadership, integrity and dedication have contributed to the advancement of the information technology industry and specifically the HITEC organization.

"Rocio has demonstrated her passion to elevate her community, especially the advancement of Hispanics in technology," says Alberto Yépez, HITEC Chairman and Managing Director of Forgepoint Capital. "Rocio is someone who walks the walk - she felt there was a need to create a space for women in technology at HITEC, thus launched the Women in Tech breakfast series, a high-demand session dedicated to strengthening female representation in the industry."

Ms. Lopez has been a dedicated supporter of the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council for several years.  Ms. Lopez is an exemplary model of HITEC's "Push Up Pull Up" mantra. She is a graduate of the 2015 HITEC Emerging Executive Program and was instrumental in launching the HITEC Women in Tech Breakfast series in 2016. The HITEC Women in Tech breakfast is focused on developing, retaining and attracting women in tech careers by bringing them together in one place to network and establish connections.

"Rocio Lopez has demonstrated true capability and a passion for serving others in the Hispanic community throughout her career. I am extremely pleased she is receiving this honor as recognition of her years of service and efforts for women with HITEC. Rocio truly brings to life Accenture's commitment to developing and investing in the best people," says Tony Diaz, Managing Director—Technology, Accenture.

About HITEC 
HITEC (Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council) is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives who have built outstanding careers in 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, flatter, and 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.

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