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Thankful For IT

by Administrator Administrator ‎01-12-2017 08:00 AM - edited ‎01-12-2017 10:01 AM

The IT industry is rooted in a fundamental goal: Deliver the technology and connectivity necessary to further not only business, but everything it contributes to the end-user’s experience. From the CIO to the network engineers to the service desk, they’re all building more than a network. They’re building a platform for others to succeed and enjoy a better user experience.


With that in mind, we’re excited to introduce #ThankfulForIT, a program dedicated to recognizing the IT community and acknowledging their hard work. This is an opportunity to show a little extra appreciation to team members that navigated obstacles, gave more than 100% or carried projects across the finish line.


Who do you want to recognize?

  • Network engineers and architects
  • Service desk staff
  • School/career mentors
  • A senior lead or junior team member
  • A customer or partner
  • Tech-savvy friends and family?


When we make advancements in technology, we’re building more than a network; we’re motivated to make ideas become a reality. We’re united by a shared goal and we celebrate one another’s work and community to stay inspired.


Take a moment to:

  • Find a photo of the person (or people) you want to recognize
  • Visit
  • Upload & modify your photo with the overlay
  • Share it via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #ThankfulForIT


Your thankfulness can be thanking your IT team at work, praising your sister for always fixing your internet at home, appreciating your kids for showing you how the latest gadgets work, or even recognizing your grandma for taking a programming class to understand what all the fuss is about. If their technical expertise or initiative to learn more inspires you, we want to celebrate them.


Stay tuned for more from the program and follow the #ThankfulForIT conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.




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About the Author
  • Hiroaki Kato is a Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks and is responsible for managing the Systems Engineering organization in Japan. Before he joined Juniper Networks, Kato served as Japan Country Manager for Red Bend Software. Kato was responsible for overall business operation of Red Bend Software Japan K.K and grew the business in Japan further in mobile and into other industries. Prior to Red Bend, he was with Avaya Japan Ltd. During his time at Avaya Japan, the roles he took include overall operation of Avaya Japan as its Representative Director, Director of Solutions and Engineering and number of other leadership roles in strategy creation and business development. He also spent time at Avaya’s headquarters in New Jersey, USA, working as strategy and operations prime for one of the Avaya’s business units as well as some leadership role for global sales operations organization. Prior to Avaya, he served as the Unit Manager of Telecommunication Infrastructure Business Unit of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Information Systems and Services Group, providing carrier grade telephony systems and associated support to major telecom carriers in Japan. He also served as a board member of MC Techno-Serve Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation which provided post sales maintenance of the carrier grade telephony systems Mitsubishi Corporation sold. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University and EMOT at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Tony Ng is an APAC Demo coordinator with Juniper Networks and is responsible for maintaining inventory of lab equipment in Hong Kong, assist with PoC lab projects, and Demo loan shipment.
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