May 24, 2017

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This is an exclusive chance to engage with experts and your peers on the future of IT. Get ready to challenge your thinking with innovative approaches to tackle your toughest IT challenges. In this executive discussion, IT thought leaders and tech experts share their insights and advice on using cloud to solve real-world business problems. Discussion topics span multi-cloud management, IT transformation and security across public and private clouds.

Rackspace Solve::Connections is your unique opportunity to meet the experts and pose your questions in an open and interactive forum. Walk in with your toughest IT challenges and walk out with proactive steps you can take to begin innovating your organization today to meet the IT challenges of tomorrow.

These events are FREE, but slots fill up quickly! View our event details below and register today.


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At Rackspace::Solve Connections Boston, attendees will:

Meet Rackspace leaders and industry experts
Network with executive peers from the Boston area
Learn about what’s new and next for the cloud
Enjoy a Boston Red Sox baseball game


12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Onsite Check-in
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
01:20 PM - 01:45 PM
Your Key to Innovation - Accelerating Your Journey to the Cloud
The Internet of Things. Artificial Intelligence. Big Data. These headline-grabbing technology trends have one thing in common: they rely on the cloud. Rackspace CTO John Engates will briefly examine these trends and discuss what you can learn from how they work with the cloud. Even if you're not thinking about these trends specifically, finding the the best fit for your apps and workloads using multiple clouds can accelerate your business, helping you to go faster and guard against disruption. Learn how working with a trusted partner can help you speed up this transition and increase your momentum.
Rackspace — John Engates, Global CTO
01:45 PM - 02:15 PM
The Business of IT Transformation
Markets are constantly moving - new competitors, new pressures, new opportunities. These challenges come in many forms: mergers and acquisitions, drive efficiencies, increase innovation, lower TCO, new product, new geographies, and maximizing business insights with Big Data. Join Jaret Chiles, Senior Director of Rackspace Professional Services will discuss 6 major compelling events that drive companies to the cloud as a solution. Additionally, we will discuss 10 questions that every CIO should be asking to minimize risk in the minefield of IT Transformation and assist in planning in the Journey to the Cloud.
Rackspace — Jaret Chiles, Sr. Director — Professional Services
02:15 PM - 02:50 PM
When Should I Hitch My Wagon to Public Cloud
Our experts help some of the best known companies in the world maximize their investments in AWS and Azure by optimizing their workloads for public cloud. That experience gives our experts a unique, insider’s perspective on the pros and cons of each platform. And you’re invited to take a look under the hood with us. Come hear our experts share their insights on migration, security, workload selection tips and general considerations for making the right choice the first time.
Rackspace — John Campbell, Director — ProductRackspace — Kent Kingery, Sr. Manager — Software Development
02:50 PM - 03:05 PM
03:05 PM - 03:35 PM
The Real MVP - How Private Cloud Solves Your Public Cloud Problems
Regardless of where you stand in private cloud adoption, you’re probably curious about how other businesses are making it work and what best practices they’re using to find success. But you don’t have time to poll your colleagues. So, we put IT leaders on the spot about their private cloud experiences – decision factors, workload prioritization strategies, budget impact and security concerns. Join us to review these survey results and discuss your barriers with our panel of experts.
Rackspace — Sean Wedige, Enterprise CTO
03:35 PM - 03:55 PM
Customer Story - RSA

RSA — Brendan Grace, Principal Business Consultant

03:55 PM - 04:35 PM
Cyber Security in a Multi-Cloud World
As the cloud matures and organizations become more comfortable in using it, many companies are finding themselves in the business of using a variety of platforms to achieve business objectives. From dedicated environments through virtualization platforms like VMWare and Hyper-V, to public cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, security organizations are being asked to manage these platforms in a unified way. As a managed service provider for the world’s leading cloud technologies, Rackspace helps customers remain protected in this multi-cloud world. In this panel discussion, we’ll investigate the type of security operation that can be successful in this mission.
Rackspace — Jarret Raim, Director — Rackspace Managed Security
05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Fenway Park Tour
06:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Dinner and Boston Red Sox Game


4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215


We encourage attendees to utilize local services such as Uber, Lyft, or Taxi Cabs. Alternative options would be to park at Target (one block from Fenway) or the Trilogy Buildings.