NEW YORK, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced Mayumi Hiramatsu, SVP of Cloud Operations Engineering and Security at Infor, was named "Woman of the Year" during the inaugural Women in IT Awards USA held in New York on March 22nd.The awards, organized by Information Age, serve to showcase the achievements and innovation of women in technology and identify new role models in the sector.
The "Woman of the Year" award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated the highest degree of IT excellence, innovation and leadership in the last year, and shone a light on the great things women in IT can achieve. In addition to her professional accolades, Hiramatsu was recognized as a positive mentor in her community and for her work to actively recruit and encourage more diversity to the technology industry.
"It is important to recognize the hard work and dedication of women in leadership across the technology industry," said Charles Philips, CEO of Infor. "Infor would not be the company it is today without our many female leaders. Mayumi is a perfect example of a leader who believes in our mission and is willing to continuously learn, share, and help others succeed while having the courage to take calculated risks to keep moving Infor forward."
As SVP of Cloud Operations, Hiramatsu is responsible for providing direction and leadership for automation, scalability, security, and self-service capabilities for Infor's cloud organization. She has previously held leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Autodesk, and Microsoft.
Hiramatsu also works as a mentor both at Infor and in her community as a board member of GirlsInTech, a nonprofit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology.
"Women are at a pivotal moment in the technology industry and we need to help each other succeed," said Hiramatsu. "Diversity is not just women, race, color or experience, it is all of these things. We need to work to grow the number and influence of women in technology, and the Women in IT Awards helps to put the spotlight on this mission. It is an honor to be recognized for the small part I have had in encouraging this movement."
The Women in IT Awards USA is the first international event in an ongoing Information Age campaign to tackle technology's diversity problems. Woman of the Year was one of 16 awards presented at the event.
Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 16,500 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
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