**IT Talkers

An IT podcast for tech gurus, gadget aficionados, data center fanatics, and information technology business professionals; better known as **IT Talkers. In every 15-30-minute podcast, we’ll take you beyond the surface level of information technology and introduce you to the best and brightest minds that are molding the tech industry. Join our Vertiv hosts for conversations about edge computing, emerging technology, eSports, business partnerships, sustainability, and much more!

Latest Episodes

#108: Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy – Advice to Women in IT Leadership

Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy, CEO of Plugable Technologies, joins the **IT Talkers podcast for a conversation about personal development and what it takes to be an effective leader. Lynn shares about her career history, as well as advice for finding effective communication techniques and realizing your vision.

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#107: Rich Miller – Data Center Trends 2022

Rich Miller, CEO and Managing Director at Data Center Frontier, joins the **IT Talkers podcast to discuss the 2022 Data Center Trends both parties are seeing. Rich and our host, Song Lu, discuss everything from the Metaverse to the growth in demand for data center sustainability.

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#106: Trey Ackerman – End-to-Endpoint Security

Trey Ackerman, Senior Sales Engineer at Vertiv, joins the **IT Talkers podcast to discuss the important role network security plays in your IT infrastructure. Trey and our host, Song Lu, discuss what options organizations have to avoid network downtime and what steps you can take to enhance visibility into potential threats to your equipment.

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#105: TJ Faze – ESG: More than Buzzwords

TJ Faze, Senior Strategic Planning Manager at Vertiv, joins the **IT Talkers podcast to discuss the impact computing has on the world around us and Vertiv's ESG vision. ESG, once a buzzword, has transformed into a serious discussion around creating a sustainable business supported by customers, communities, partners, and of course employees.

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#104: Dalia Adib – The Future of Edge Computing

STL Partners’ Director in the Consulting Team, Dalia Adib, join the **IT Talkers to discuss the recent boom in edge computing that the industry has seen over the past decade. STL Partners is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on the telecoms and technology industry. They explore how the sector can derive real value from innovative technologies such as AI, 5G, and edge computing; how it can keep ahead of the curve in terms of digital transformation and virtualization; and how to compete strategically in both well-established and new/emerging markets.

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#103: Dr. Katrina Adkins & Brad Polinski – Esports Clicking with Schools

SHI's Director of Education Solutions, Dr. Katrina Adkins, and Presales Solutions Engineer, Brad Polinski, join the **IT Talkers to discuss the revolution of esports happening around us. Every day they help lead the push for the development of esports programs in schools, encouraging students to join a team and develop real life skills in a virtual world.

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#102: Maria Cerda Dwyer – Courage to Find a Mentor

Channel Sales Director for DellEMC at Vertiv, Maria Cerda Dwyer, joins us for a conversation about Women in Tech and the importance of mentorship in the industry. She discusses her lifelong career, starting as an engineer at Tokyo Electron to almost two decades with Dell Technologies. Growing up with English as a second language, Maria had to overcome many obstacles to get to where she is at today.

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#101: Ben Shipley – Secret Sauce of Services

Join us as Ben Shipley, Senior Sales Director – Vertiv Services dives into all things related to data center services. In this episode, Ben highlights how trends and forward-thinking mindsets should shift the way users approach how they service their critical infrastructure. You might also find out how poor Song’s taste in TV is.

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