Walter Vargas Barboza


NOC Technician


Costa Rica
Tell us a little about yourself!
  • I think I am a simple man that loves simple things like being in nature, riding bikes (I usually go to work by bike) or going hiking. I am a family man who loves spending time with my family, (wife , three daughters), and my friend Toti (dog). I like reading books about ufology, aliens (my wife thinks I am a little crazy by the way) and science fiction, I love the StarTrek TV series and Voyager is my favorite.
Where are you from?
  • I am from Costa Rica and I live in a town near the Costa Rica CIO’s office called Alajuelita that is very famous for its typical drinks (yes they have alcohol) like chicha and chinchivi made with barley and corn.
How long have you been working at CIO Solutions?
  • I have been working at CIO for about four years!
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
  • I’d really love to go to Machu Picchu & Nazca in Peru to see for myself the amazing temples and vast network of lines and drawings of animals and plants credited to the Nazca culture
What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?
  • “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” from Mark Twain I think
How did you first learn about CIO Solutions?
  • I used to work at Tektegrity so I began hearing about CIO when we were told about companies merge!
Before working at CIO Solutions, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
  • I use to work for SOS Kinderdorf International College and United World College Costa Rica where I had the opportunity to know many people from many countries all around the world.
What is the one food you cannot resist?
  • I love grilled meat with a very cold beer of course!
What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?
  • I would say Excel
What is your proudest moment at CIO Solutions?
  • It was probably when I was mentioned in the spotlight section of the CIO’s newsletter for a stats little app I created to measure my work
Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?
  • moon cities
What are 3 words you’d use to describe CIO Solutions?
  • innovation, professionalism, and ethic