Guillermo Diaz, Jr.
Chairman, Hispanic Technology Executive Council | HITEC
Guillermo Diaz, Jr., is a transformative global business leader and champion of diversity, equity and inclusion. He now serves as the Chairman of the Hispanic Technology Council (HITEC), the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives who have and are building outstanding careers in technology. Diaz is also the Founder and CEO of Conectado Inc., an innovative Web 3 digital platform with the mission to accelerate access to opportunities for those that are underrepresented. He serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Shield of California and Jack in the Box (JACK). Also, social impact boards for the Cristo Rey High School Work Study program, Npower – supporting veterans and young adults and the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Initiative.
Previously, he was a transformational innovator across Cisco Systems and the technology industry where he developed a strong track record for accelerating results through people, process, and technology. Guillermo served as Cisco’s Global Chief Information Officer and was responsible for the IT organization, strategy, and services.
Guillermo began his career in technology with the U.S. Navy, where he received a military scholarship that led to his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Regis University in Colorado. He went on to hold technology leadership positions with some of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies, including Silicon Graphics, Ingram Micro, and Alza Corporation.
Awards and Recognition:
TheboardIQ Hall of Fame | 2021; Most Influential Leaders in Technology | 2021
Most Influential Leaders in Technology – Digital Trends | 2020
C-Suite Leaders – Top Latinos in C-Suite | 2019
Maestro Award – Top Industry Leadership | 2019
Top Ten Latino Leaders by Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019
Innovation: Technology Business Management | 2017
Executive Sponsor of the Year – Cisco Customer Success Award | 2016
Top 10 LIDERES Award | 2016
Estrella of the Year Award for outstanding individual leadership in technology | 2015
Top 100 CIO/CTO Leaders in STEM | 2016
Silicon Valley Business Journal Best CIO | 2014
National Eagle Leadership Award | 2010
CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch Award | 2007