Maritza Diaz

Maritza Diaz featured in Women of Influence in Tech 2022 by SDBJ

SAN DIEGO, March 28, 2022 — As the second consecutive year, The San Diego Business Journal has acknowledged Maritza Diaz, CEO of ITJ, as one of the Women of Influence in Technology 2022. This honorific mention showcases female technology trailblazers’ careers and accomplishments that continues to inspire women in the tech industry.

Since launching in 2019, Maritza Diaz helms ITJ, a technology services company based in San Diego,devoted to serving fast-growing, high-value market sectors that contribute to the growth of the Cali Baja region. With a Nearshore model, working with the highest quality software engineers, data scientists, and creative designers from across Mexico and Latin America, ITJ enables companies to create world-class software engineering centers of excellence in Tijuana, MX. The proximity between San Diego and Tijuana border is helping to create a thriving innovation ecosystem in the Cali Baja region allowing high quality software engineering centers to settle and prosper.

“The significance of this award transcends individuals, barriers, and borders. We are building role models that future generations of women can look up to and believe that anything is possible and that their future is in their hands”.

About Maritza Diaz

Maritza Diaz has established herself as a thought leader and advocate in the field of cross-border collaboration in the software industry between San Diego and Baja California to help leverage the region’s strength to build a thriving innovation economy that leads the digital transformation for companies in California over the last seven years. Maritza is a seasoned technology executive with over 25 years of experience in IT and Software Engineering. She is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where she represents San Diego. 

About the award

The San Diego Business Journal’s Women of Influence in Technology 2022 award is granted to outstanding and hardworking women in the tech sector who have made remarkable contributions in their field throughout time. The Top 50 Women of Influence 2022 are announced first, followed by SDBJ’s spotlight on the 8 women of distinction.

Diabates awareness month

ITJ celebrates Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 out of 10 people around the world is living with Diabetes? According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas, diabetes prevalence continues to rise around the globe, reaffirming Diabetes as a significant worldwide threat to people’s health and well-being. It is for this reason that November is designated as Diabetes Awareness Month.

Diabetes puts people at risk for cardiovascular damage, limb and foot injuries, vision issues, and nerve damage from uncontrolled blood sugar. Adults with Diabetes make up more than four out of five (81%) of the world’s population, and Diabetes is responsible for 6.7 million deaths in 2021 – 1 every 5 seconds. 

ITJ joins Diabetes Awareness Month by celebrating the recent opening of a new Center of Excellence in Tijuana focused on developing a revolutionary medical device that aims to improve diabetes patients’ lives.   

It is essential to recognize the innovative projects happening on the other side of the border with the help of the nearshore digital talent. Especially in the healthcare and life sciences, U.S. companies can lean on a neighbor’s shoulder and grow their teams to meet their objectives.

Because of its rapid expansion, reduced cost of living, and closeness to San Diego, the South California software development industry has considered Tijuana a potential housing option. The latest World Bank Annual Ratings in the Ease of Doing Business shows that Mexico is the best ranked among Latin America and Caribbean nations. Cali Baja region remains a natural choice for many U.S. companies due to its proximity and market maturity. 

Nearshore services are a game-changer for organizations since they can expand their team, gain scalability, and stay competitive. The history of the medical device industry in the Cali Baja region is characterized by sustained growth and increased learning, rising as one of the most important technology hubs in Mexico and Latin America. 

About ITJ

ITJ is a trusted partner in building the finest software engineering teams in the Americas. For more information, visit www.itj.com.

ITJ celebrated its anniversary by giving back to the community

The month of June was an important month for ITJ with the celebration of its anniversary. This special milestone was commemorated by giving back to the community with two activities: PPE donations to hospitals in Tijuana and the Artificial Intelligence virtual workshop.

Thanks to the software industry having remained stable during these difficult times of COVID-19, ITJ decided to carry out these initiatives, to demonstrate how grateful we are by having a great job and working on amazing products over the Cali-Baja Mega Region.

1) Donations PPE equipment to the Tijuana Hospitals

Hospitals and medical centers in Tijuana are experiencing tremendous pressure with new cases of COVID and not enough basic equipment to protect their doctors and nurses on-site, so ITJ decided to contribute with PPE donations. 

We achieved our goal of $10,000 USD! After one month of collecting donations, we closed the fundraising with great progress. We were able to collect $2,500 from donors in Mexico and the US. ITJ matched every dollar contributed, this took us to a total of $5,000.

Our company also partnered with other software companies in the region and we were able to collect another $5,000 from the tech community.

2) Workshop “Artificial Intelligence: Medical Diagnosis”. During June, we resumed our workshop series; this time we hosted a remote session open to anyone interested in learning about AI (artificial intelligence).  We believe in talent development, and sharing knowledge is one of the best ways we can give back to our community. 

This year, ITJ celebrated this anniversary by giving back to our beloved Tijuana. We are sure that we can all contribute in our own way to help TJ recover and continue providing amazing software talent to the region!

About ITJ

ITJ is devoted to serving fast-growing and high-value market sectors, particularly the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), working with innovative medical device companies looking to improve people’s lives. With a unique BOT (build, operate, and transfer) model that sources only the best digital talent available, ITJ enables companies in the US to create technology centers of excellence in Mexico. For more information, visit www.itj.com.