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. 

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ITJ Continues Expansion: The #1 Cali Baja Technology Services Company Welcomes Ever Portillo

At ITJ we are committed to helping drive the ever-growing Cali Baja technology industry, providing world-class digital engineering services to innovative companies in the San Diego mega-region and throughout the rest of the US. As part of that mission, we are very excited to announce that Ever Portillo has joined ITJ as a senior member of the team and new Site Lead for Software Engineering.

With over 20 years of experience in the IT sector, Ever has an impressive history of helping major companies — world leading life sciences service provider Thermo Fisher Scientific, global irrigation experts Rain Bird Corporation, and Mexican leader for customer interaction centers Telvista — bring their digital innovation to market. 

“Now, as part of ITJ, Ever’s wealth of experience significantly enhances our ability  to rapidly establish high performance nearshore engineering teams for our clients, as well as providing broader and more in-depth technology and architecture advice,” said Maritza Diaz, CEO of ITJ “Ever will also be responsible for the ITJ Trainee Program, mentoring our trainee engineers on industry best practices in software development, guiding their professional/technical skills development and supporting their career aspirations. The ITJ Trainee Program has over 60 top engineering students and is paving the way for the next generation of digital talent in Tijuana. With Ever at the helm, our trainees will be well placed to reach their full potential, further boosting the area’s economic expansion and recognition as a technology hub.” 

In Ever’s own words: It is a privilege to join the ITJ family; I am very proud of our mission to grow the Cali-Baja region through helping our clients build their Technology Centers of Excellence here in Tijuana and putting the area on a path to becoming the next Silicon Valley. 

We’re excited to have Ever join our team. Ever’s addition significantly enhances our ability to partner with enterprise organisations focused on digital innovation by providing them with world class Technology Centers of Excellence just a 4 mile drive from the San Diego border and a short hop away from the rest of the US.

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.