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.

Maritza Diaz

Maritza Diaz recognized as SD500 Most Influential People in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, December 2, 2021 — The San Diego Business Journal has recently recognized Maritza Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of ITJ, on its SD500 special edition as one of the most influential people in San Diego, along with other business leaders celebrating their unparalleled contribution to the region’s economy. 

San Diego’s world-class transformation has been driven by the vision and accomplishments of the leaders profiled in this year’s edition of the SD500. From civic and lifestyle champions to pioneers in blue tech, biotech, high tech, life sciences, real estate, and finance, the San Diego Business Journal’s SD500 is the human capital powering the success of the region’s prosperity.

This year’s edition features a host of newcomers as well as business community leaders who’ve been SD500 mainstays for more than a decade. With diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) emerging as a central theme in 2021, women and persons of color, including people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, are well represented on this year’s list.  

Since launching in 2019, Maritza Diaz helms ITJ, a technology services company based in San Diego, enables customers to create technology centers of excellence in Tijuana. Our mission is to help improve people’s lives through digital innovation by creating Software Centers of Excellence and providing access to digital nearshore talent. 

“San Diego and Tijuana can become the most prosperous region globally,” said Diaz. “So let’s continue leveraging our strengths to unlock this opportunity. Thank you, San Diego Business Journal, for recognizing my team’s work and collaboration with the region.”

Diaz was appointed this year by the Tijuana EDC as leader of its Innovation and Emerging Sectors Commission, whose charter is to strengthen Mexico/US binational relationships — and advance Baja California’s role as a significant hub of digital innovation and technology development servicing the IT, Biotech, and related industries generating thousands of jobs for software and digital professionals across the world.

EY Announces Maritza Diaz of ITJ as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Pacific Southwest – San Diego Award Finalist

Celebrating the 35th class of unstoppable entrepreneurs who transform the Pacific Southwest and beyond

San Diego, July 13Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Maritza Diaz of ITJ was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Pacific Southwest – San Diego Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.

Maritza was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on August 5, 2021 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world. 

Founded in 2019, ITJ’s mission is to help its clients create “technology centers of excellence” in Tijuana. “I started ITJ with a simple mission,” said Diaz, founder and chief executive officer. “We want to enable companies to create their Software Centers of Excellence in Tijuana, leveraging Baja California’s wealth of world-class engineering talent.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022. 

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America.

In the Pacific Southwest- San Diego Region sponsors also include Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC (Premium Sponsor), Cooley (Supporting Sponsor) and PNC Bank, N.A (Supporting Sponsor).

About Entrepreneur Of The Year® 

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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Join us for the virtual award celebration

On Thursday, August 5 at 5:00 p.m. PT, EY will recognize the 2021 finalists and announce the Pacific Southwest – San Diego award winners. Register here: https://lnkd.in/gthEXQu