15 JULY 2016

Join us at Rackspace::Solve London hosted by Carla Pineyro Sublett, Rackspace Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, where you’ll hear directly from tech and business visionaries about how to solve today’s toughest IT challenges. They’ll give you an inside look into their IT strategy and the real-world solutions that are helping them scale their business, reduce the cost of innovation, and stay secure in the cloud.

Discover how the Rackspace Managed Cloud works for them, and how it can work for you, too. Through our deep-dive workshops on cloud security, private cloud, and the future of cloud, you’ll discover proven ways to solve your current and future IT challenges.





Before sessions start and during breaks, attendees can get one-on-one advice from Rackspace specialists and our partners in the following technology areas:

Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud
Fanatical Support for Amazon Web Services
Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure
Data Services
Cloud Office

…As well as advice from our partner sponsors.


08:30 AM - 09:25 AM
Registration & Breakfast
Grab your badge and speak to our specialists and partners before sessions begin.
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
09:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Breaking Misconceptions: Does There Have to be a Trade-Off Between Security, Scalability, and Speed?
Deliver it faster, but make sure it can scale and is constantly secure. Every Enterprise needs to protect their brand and customers through security and scalability, but is there a trade off in making it all happen without compromise? Can customers achieve optimum digital performance whilst maintaining constantly evolving security needs? John Dillon, Vice President of Global Marketing, Web Performance and Security at Akamai will look at how digital performance affects the bottom line and discuss what you should be doing to ensure your content is both protected and future proofed.
AKAMAI – John Dillon, Vice President of Global Marketing, Web Performance & Security
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Accelerated Evolution into the Cloud, powered by Rackspace Fanatical Support for AWS
AMAZON WEB SERVICES – Ian Massingham, Technical EvangelistGRAZE – Edd Read, Chief Technology Officer
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Morning Break
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
The Disruption Habit: When Was the Last Time You Did Something New?
Does your organisation encourage internal disruption? Using business cases, Spencer will reveal how solving technology challenges by taking a disruptive approach is driving innovation at GHD, one of the UK’s most treasured brands.
GHD – Spencer Hudson, Global Technical Solutions Manager
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Pushing Boundaries - How Low Cost Travel Group Transformed from Travel Retailer to Technology Innovator Using the Cloud
Since the launch of lowcostholidays in 2004, over 10 million happy customers have travelled to a huge range of beach, city and exotic destinations. The lowcostholidays website offers over 200,000 hotels and the ability to mix and match flights, times and dates – putting customers in control of their travel plans. Francesco De Marchis, Chief Technology Officer of the LowCost Travel Group, will reveal how the group has harnessed the power of Rackspace Cloud, BigData and DevOps to constantly push boundaries and deliver award-winning online experiences for customers.
LOW COST TRAVEL GROUP – Francesco De Marchis, Chief Technology Officer
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
Cloudspiracy: Perception & Reality of Security in the Cloud
Cyber security is arguably one of the most significant business challenges of our day. It has evolved from a perceived technology issue to a strategic and operational challenge that can impact a business’ reputation and bottom line. These challenges appear to be increased as organisations adopt cloud technologies, with security often singled out as the principal factor inhibiting their adoption. And yet, the cloud offers significant advantages to transform how we work and live.
Moderated by Duncan Brown, Research Director, European Security Practice at IDCRACKSPACE – Brian Kelly, Chief Security OfficerALDERMORE BANK – Tom Macey, Head of Security and IT PolicyALDERMORE BANK – Tom Macey, Head of Security and IT PolicyJamie Woodruff, Ethical Hacker
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
The Power is in your Hands: Building an Enterprise Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Technologies
Understanding the complexities of a Hybrid Cloud can be challenging. However, a well-planned Hybrid cloud solution can give Enterprises in any industry sector, the freedom to build a platform using a combination of both public and private clouds. In doing so, they leverage the best of each technology to drive innovation and productivity. A Microsoft hybrid cloud enables you to move workloads with ease to Microsoft Azure from a Microsoft Private Cloud infrastructure, whilst maintaining a common toolset to manage resources. Learn how the Rackspace Microsoft practice can help you design and support your hybrid cloud solution.
KALIBRATE – Mark Hawtin, Executive Vice President of Business DevelopmentRACKSPACE – Simon Rudkin, Senior Manager of Microsoft TechnologiesRACKSPACE – Julia Scott, Senior Marketing Manager, Microsoft Technologies
Trust in the Cloud
Each day, there seems to be news about a security threat or data breach that is larger or more sensational than the day before. The task of meeting these security challenges is often complex and daunting. Is your business more at risk in the cloud or is it possible that the cloud is more secure than the traditional enterprise? What are the Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) implications of a cloud-based environment? How can you optimise cloud adoption while protecting the enterprise, ensuring a secure experience worthy of your customers’ trust?
RACKSPACE – Brannon Lacey, General Manager of Emerging BusinessesRACKSPACE – Daniel Clayton, Senior Manager of Cyber Security
The Paradox of Choice in the Multi-Cloud World
Choice is critical to freedom and autonomy, but with more choice than ever we can be paralysed by the pressure of decision. In this session Mike will outline some key strategies for selecting the right cloud for each application workload.
RACKSPACE – Mike Bainbridge, Chief Digital Technologist
Deconstructing DevOps
Can DevOps really make a difference to your business? If DevOps is a journey, what’s the destination? Let’s expose DevOps for what it actually is! We’ll explore the ten essential properties of a modern application environment and the key components in a flexible operating model that can help you get these properties.
RACKSPACE – Iskandar Najmuddin, DevOps Solutions ArchitectRACKSPACE – Simon Crawley-Trice, Director of Technical Services, EMEA
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
Powering Your Journey To The Cloud
goHenry are a London-based FinTech start-up with a mission to make the next generation of young people better at managing their money than the last. Learn how goHenry are using Rackspace Private Cloud on VMware to ensure scalability, agility and to disrupt the market.
GOHENRY – Dean Brauer, Product & eCommerce DirectorGOHENRY – Jamie Barry, Lead Developer & System ArchitectVMWARE – Alex Tanner, Lead Systems Engineer for vCloud Air Network Showcase, UK
AWS Solutions Architecture – Not a One-Time Event
AWS products and best practices are constantly evolving, creating real opportunities to optimise your cost and increase your scalability. From when your workload goes into deployment to scaling up to serve 1M users, your needs are always changing. Learn how the Rackspace team of AWS architecture experts can help you navigate your evolving architecture needs – and continue to derive benefit from the ever-changing set of AWS IaaS products.
RACKSPACE – James Cowe, Director of AWS Strategy & ArchitectureRACKSPACE – Eric Johnson, AWS Evangelist
Best Practices for Protecting Your Data in a Multi- and Hybrid-Cloud World
Your business has capitalised on managed cloud services to host many of your IT workloads. Now, you need to expand your cloud IT deployments further with public cloud services using Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure to scale cloud computing and storage resources to meet growing IT demands. Suddenly, you have multiple cloud environments to manage to ensure your sensitive data remains protected and secure across your cloud providers. How do you get the most out of each of your cloud environments while maintaining control and protection of your sensitive data? Learn how a comprehensive cloud data protection solution will allow you to meet your data protection and compliance requirements across your private, public and hybrid cloud environments. You’ll find ways to centralize your security controls to efficiently and effectively implement the data security solution to fit your business operational needs consistently in a multi-cloud environment. Join this Vormetric breakout discussion to learn about about: Data-centric security architectures for the cloud Data-at-rest encryption to protect all copies of your data wherever they reside Key management and access control administration in multi-cloud environments Security intelligence to monitor and detect advanced security threats and attacks
VORMETRIC – C.J. Radford, Vice President of Cloud
03:30 PM - 03:50 PM
Afternoon Break
03:50 PM - 04:35 PM
Everything You Need to Know to Build a Rock-Solid OpenStack Cloud
OpenStack doesn’t have to be hard. At Rackspace we have a great view of what people are doing right with OpenStack – running the world’s largest public OpenStack cloud is the best way to know what is 99.99% uptime ready. Join us for this session where we will discuss the building blocks of a rock solid OpenStack cloud, the difference between customisation and configuration, best practices and how we see the future…
RACKSPACE – Frank Weyns, Director of OpenStack InternationalRACKSPACE – Geoff Higginbottom, OpenStack Specialist Architect
Managing Identity in the Cloud
With the continuing rise of cloud adoption, Rightscale’s 2016 State of the Cloud survey found that Enterprise organisations are, on average, using 3 public and 3 private cloud environments. How do you manage identity and security for SaaS products like Box, Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365 to find out who is accessing them and at what level? Having a strategy around identity management is crucial. In this session, we will cover potential pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as explore the available options to ensure a successful integration of cloud-based services into your organisation.
RACKSPACE – Corey Burke, Principal Architect
I Have Collected Some Big Data. Now What?
Before you start doing something with your data, you need to identify the business problems. In this session we will look at how data can help deliver efficiency and improvement.
RACKSPACE – James Veakins, Senior Manager, Enterprise SalesWORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY, INC. – Brian Vaughan, Principal Consultant
04:35 PM - 05:00 PM
Transformation through Technology
In this session, we welcome a very special guest, Dan Cobley, former MD of Google for UK and Ireland. Dan is an entrepreneur and investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services. He leads the FinTech portfolio for Blenheim Chalcot, a long-established London venture builder. Through this role he has co-founded and now chairs three fast-growth fintech companies; SalaryFinance, BusinessFinanceCompared and ClearScore, and he sits on the boards of Liberis, Modulr and Onfido. Beyond fintech he is an investor / advisor to a number of companies including Brompton Bicycle, PersonalBoardroom, Qubit, and HiveLearning, Until late 2014, Dan spent over 8 years at Google. For the last three years he was Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending. Dan was promoted to the UK MD role after five years in Google marketing, first as Marketing Director, UK, Ireland and Benelux and then as VP Marketing, EMEA.
BLENHEIM CHALCOT – Dan Cobley, Managing Partner
05:10 PM - 06:00 PM
Drinks Reception


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