Every industry needs role models, and the food and beverage business is no exception. They’re vital to represent what’s possible in shaping careers – especially for women and minorities.
That’s why we’re proud to announce that one of our very own – Adriana Torres, senior vice president, global head of Oracle Hospitality and Food & Beverage Support – has been named to the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) 2020 Top 100 list, honoring the most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the technology field.
The HITEC Top 100 list recognizes the top Hispanic professionals in the technology industry in the U.S. and celebrates their leadership and achievements in all sectors of the industry. Honorees are evaluated on their accomplishments in the ever-changing global landscape of technology and for their mentoring and professional development activities.
Regarding the recognition, Torres used it as an opportunity to talk about the importance of diversity and its essential role in helping Oracle be a better partner for its many unique customers across , , , .
“Diversity of thoughts, mind, gender, culture and races are attributes that make us unique and special as human beings,” Torres said. “If you are able to recognize these differences and leverage them to learn and to grow personally and professionally, then you are able to accomplish greater successes. In my field, understanding and promoting diversity is key to providing better services to our diverse customer base.”
Said HITEC Chairman Guillermo Diaz, Jr.: “HITEC is proud to recognize the top 100 technology executive leaders that happen to be Hispanic. Not only do they represent the top tier talent that is making a positive impact on the technology industry, they also serve as role models to the next generation of leaders that are accelerating their respective businesses and communities.”
Nominations were solicited from HITEC members and the general public, and the organization’s 2019 Awards Committee selected the honorees.
For more than a decade, HITEC – a global IT executive leadership organization – has recognized Hispanic professionals on the Top 100 list as part of its mission to increase Hispanic representation and build stronger technology and executive leaders in the diversity-challenged technology industry. The group’s mission perfectly parallels Oracle’s belief that diversity strengthens business performance and defines our culture and identity.By valuing diverse leadership, Oracle can better share great ideas and, just as importantly, better understand the specific needs of our varied F&B customers.