SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) recently announced Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President, Internet Software and Services, Apple, as the 2018 Estrella Award recipient. Mr. Cue was recognized with this prestigious award during the HITEC Leadership Summit hosted by Cisco in San Jose on November 8.
The Estrella Award Recognizes an individual whose leadership, integrity and dedication have contributed to the advancement of the of the information technology industry. Demonstrating excellence in all aspects of their global career, while serving as a role-model for "rising stars."
"Eddy Cue is one of the pioneers of the technology industry that has repeatedly demonstrated leadership and innovation during his tenure at Apple," said Alberto Yépez, HITEC Chairman and Managing Director at ForgePoint Capital. "Eddy's is a role model for the Latino and Hispanic community. His career embodies the American Dream being a son of immigrants and the first in his generation to attend college. Eddy's commitment to excellence will continue to inspire generations to come to pursue careers in technology to aspire to change the way we live, learn and collaborate."
Mr. Cue, currently oversees Apple's industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store and Apple Music, as well as Apple Pay, Maps, Search Ads, Apple's innovative iCloud services, and Apple's productivity and creativity apps. Mr. Cue also leads the newly created team responsible for developing all aspects of Apple's worldwide video programming.
Mr. Cue joined Apple in 1989 and leads a large organization of amazing people. Mr. Cue was instrumental in creating the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008. He also played a key role in developing Apple's award-winning iLife suite of applications. In his early years at Apple, he was a successful manager of software engineering and customer support teams.
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.
SOURCE Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council