Raul De La Garza III

Network Manager

Ever since I was a young child I have been fascinated with computers. Growing up in an era that brought the world Star Wars, the Star Trek films, Alien, ET and Wargames I was inspired to seek out opportunities to be around and work with technology so I could live out my dream of communicating digitally across vast distances of terrestrial space and to have access to the ‘hidden knowledge’ of how all this tech worked like that young teenage hacker hero in that cold war era film about a simulation of Global Thermonuclear War gone wrong. Within the same film I was inspired to seek out and embark on a career path that led me to a six year enlistment in the United States Air Force which ultimately helped me to realize that dream and further inspired me to seek an additional goal in managing people. There in the USAF, I was given access to both opportunities, a career in network engineering and through my professional military training of which I graduated at the top of my class, the managerial desire and know-how. While serving I pursued and succeeded in earning a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, which only seemed natural to me considering my inclinations since I was young. From this starting point and after my enlistment came to an end I was driven to continue my passion in this era focusing on networking computers together and in the past five years bringing back the human element by focusing on the people who make it all possible coming full circle respecting the awesome opportunities computing still has yet to deliver while at the same time, helping to humanize "WOPR" for the benefit of all. Now, I continue my lifelong dream of continuing my work with computers, managing great talent for the purposes of not just connecting systems together through networking but also connecting people together using that technology via eCommerce. Not technology for technology’s sake but for the purpose of making human lives better. Where ever I next land, I hope to become the perfect blend of my heroes from the films, the young but brilliant David Lightman from Wargames and the inspirational leader of men who always seemed to know his way around misbehaving computers, Captain Kirk.

Network Management

Network Management

Network Engineering

Network Engineering

Cloud Technologies

Cloud