About the Podcast 

Welcome to Aqueduct’s podcast, a series designed to keep IT professionals informed on the latest enterprise technology and solutions to gain a competitive business advantage.  We’ll feature guests from Aqueduct’s subject matter experts and partners covering topics related to networking, security, data center, cloud, collaboration, and carrier services. Our episodes feature a “Let’s Taco-bout IT” segment where the hosts answer questions submitted by listeners. To submit questions, email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com or use the form below. 

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The Hosts

Rick Beaupre 

Security Solutions Architect at Aqueduct Technologies

Rick Beaupre has over 18 years of experience in Information Technology and a strong background in customer relations, project management, and business process management.  Rick helps translate a customer’s business challenges into functional and technical requirements to create a tailored solution. 

Rick has a wealth of expertise and experience in designing and deploying global networks, public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures, data centers, and complete security solutions. In the last five years, he has focused his training and education on cybersecurity with a focus on Identity Access and Management, Policy and Context, Network Admission Control, Software Defined Access, Cybersecurity Risk and Incident Response implementation. 

Rob DeLeon

Director of Solution Development at Aqueduct Technologies

Rob DeLeon entered the IT VAR space over a decade ago with a passion for technology and solving business challenges for customers. He led and managed complex, multifaceted, large scale IT projects related to networking, data center, and collaboration. Now as the head of Solutions Development for Aqueduct Technologies, he uses that experience to continuously enhance and improve on Aqueduct’s offered solutions and scope of work. 

Outside his professional career,  Rob participates in the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program at his alma mater, Babson College. 

Episodes

EP5 - Collaboration Technology & Trends Ft. Matt Guerrera

Rick and Rob chat with Aqueduct’s Collaboration Technical Director, Matt Guerrera, about how technology will transform as employees return to the office, artificial intelligence for contact centers, and the future of collaboration technology and how we use it. 

Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com.

Visit aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.

EP4 - SASE, IoT Security, and Ransomware ft. Matt Albrecht, CCNP

In this episode, we discuss Rick’s favorite topic, IT Security, with Aqueduct engineer Matt Albrecht, a 2X CCNP in Enterprise Networking and Security. Covered topics include SASE, cyberattacks, and Matt’s advanced at-home setup for IoT devices and network security. 

Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com.

Visit aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.

Bonus Episode - 2021 Cisco Live Announcements & Updates

In this special bonus episode, we talk about trends and announcements that came out of this year’s Cisco Live event in the security, collaboration, and networking space. To provide more context, we’re joined by some of Aqueduct’s elite technical talent:

Jay Sartori, Networking Technical Director,  2xCCIE (DC/Security), CISSP Zack James, Collaboration Practice Director Matt Albrecht, Network Architect, 2xCCNP (Enterprise, Security)

Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com.

Visit aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.

EP3 - IT Staffing & the Effect of COVID-19 on the Industry ft. Erin Bouthiette and Grace Calfin

In this episode, Aqueduct’s Director of Staffing, Erin Bouthiette, and Technical Recruiter, Grace Calfin, join us to discuss how Aqueuduct’s Staffing practice got started, how Covid-19 has impacted the IT industry from an employment perspective, and provide advice to those seeking IT-related roles. 

EP2 - 2021 IT Trends Ft. Jay Sartori, CCIE, CISSP

Join us and special guest Jay Sartori, a double CCIE and CISSP Technical Director at Aqueduct Technologies, as we discuss current enterprise technology trends including SASE, cloud calling, and zero-trust. 

EP1 - The Origin Story ft. Manak Ahluwalia, President & CEO of Aqueduct Technologies

To launch our first episode, we take listeners through the journey of how the company got started and our mission. 

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