Rackspace::Solve Livestream

JULY 18, 2017

Today’s multi-cloud world moves fast.
Catch up now or get left behind.

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Join us for the Rackspace::Solve Conference Livestream on July 18, 2017 where you’ll hear from Rackspace experts, industry-leading technologists, and innovative business leaders on how to stay ahead of the curve. They will discuss the future of IT, the power of cloud adoption, and what your business needs to start doing in order to maintain relevancy in a multi-cloud world.


Register today and discover why more than half of the Fortune 100 trusts Rackspace’s expertise and Fanatical Support.


Livestream Hours: 10 AM EST/ 7 AM PST -5:30 PM EST/ 2:30 PM PST





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09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Livestream Login
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Solutions for a Multi-Cloud World
The most powerful trend that Rackspace sees among its 200,000 customers is a growing use of multiple cloud platforms: across public and private clouds and dedicated servers; across AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Cloud, OpenStack and VMware.

Today's customers want each of their workloads to run on the cloud where they will achieve the highest performance and cost-efficiency, along with the appropriate level of security and compliance. Rackspace President, Jeff Cotten, and CEO, Joe Eazor, will describe how this trend is shaping the Rackspace portfolio of services and how you'll benefit from our expertise across the world's leading clouds.
RACKSPACE - Jeff Cotten, PresidentRACKSPACE - Joe Eazor, CEO
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Transforming Through Technology
Digital is transforming everything in our lives, in the lives of our customers and the society in which we live. Although to date this conversion has been extraordinary, the rate of change is still increasing. If you do not remain relevant, you will be run over. Join Dan Cobley as he explores why the journey of digital transformation is far from over and how companies like Google harness innovation to stay on top.
BLENHEIM CHALCOT - Dan Cobley, Managing Partner (Former Google MD, UK & Ireland)
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Worldwide Reach. Human Touch. Fanatical Support®
Global mobility demands are on track to double by 2020. Global Digital Experience expectations and Local Data Privacy commitments have converged to create an incredibly complex interaction of needs from business enabling technologies. Rackspace and International SOS have worked for the past decade building globally distributed solutions and platforms together. They are ready and excited to continue that partnership, and continue leading the Market by delivering “What’s Next”.
INTERNATIONAL SOS - Marc Harfeld, Global Director, Application and Infrastructure Operations
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cyber War Games: Minimizing Business Impact through Practice and Preparedness
In today’s business reality, the security breach question is no longer a matter of if, but when. According to a recent PWC study, 90% of large enterprises and over 70% of all companies experienced a breach in the last year. Faced with statistics like these, and the business implications they bring, a smart business knows that planning and preparation is key. An ill-thought-out response can be even more damaging than the attack itself. Enter new tactics like immersion exercises and war game simulations designed to improve organizational resiliency and minimize business impact. Join Sean Wessman, Ernst and Young Principle, and Daniel Clayton, Rackspace Managed Security Director as they discuss how EY and Rackspace are working together on new, innovative approaches.
RACKSPACE - Daniel Clayton, Director, Managed SecurityERNST & YOUNG - Sean Wessman, Principal and Cybersecurity Leader
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Feeding America®: Getting out of the Hardware Business
Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief and food-rescue organization, feeding more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities. Technology plays a huge role in keeping the network at Feeding America connected. Hear Steven Carlberg, Managing Director of Infrastructure and Security, as he explains how the company leverages Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), to gain efficiency, enhance security, and get out of the hardware business – allowing them to focus on their core mission – feeding America’s hungry.
FEEDING AMERICA - Steven Carlberg, Managing Director, IT Infrastructure and Security
11:40 AM - 12:20 PM
IT Leadership Panel: Innovation in the Digital Age
Innovation is critical for businesses to evolve. Period. So how do companies of the digital business era leverage technology and the power of the cloud to continuously innovate and transform their businesses? Join Rackspace’s Chief Technology Officer, John Engates, as he questions leaders across diverse industries about the commonalities and differences in how their IT and innovation teams work together to drive strategy and how they’re using the cloud to drive innovation.
RACKSPACE - John Engates, CTOGOOGLE - Dave Rensin, Director of Customer Reliability Engineering (CRE)PIVOTAL SOFTWARE - Ian Andrews, Vice President, ProductsHOME DEPOT - Tony McCulley, Manager, Application Platforms
12:20 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 01:50 PM
Introducing Microsoft Azure Stack: The Power of Azure in Your Data Center
It’s been said that the road to the public cloud goes through the private cloud. Microsoft Azure and soon to be release Azure Stack create the ideal platform for companies to choose a single platform for their applications which can run on private – cloud inspired hardware – or on the leading hyperscale cloud, Azure. In this session, a subject matter expert from Microsoft and Rackspace’s CTO of their Microsoft business will present the roadmap and specific use cases for Microsoft’s hybrid cloud strategy.
RACKSPACE - Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technologist, Microsoft TechnologiesMICROSOFT - Natalia Mackevicius, Director Program Management - Azure Stack
01:50 PM - 02:20 PM
Thought Leadership Panel: Transforming Traditional Businesses
Traditional business practices are consistently put to the test in the face of evolving technology. To stay competitive, modern companies must recognize technology's potential and accept when the time for change has come. Join Rackspace CMO, Carla Pineyro Sublett, as she talks to leaders from companies who are transforming the way we think about healthcare, news, and air travel.
RACKSPACE - Carla Pineyro Sublett, CMONEW YORK TIMES - Meredith Kopit Levien, EVP & COOMEDECISION - Bill Adiletta, CTOAEROMEXICO - Benjamin Hernandez, CIO
02:25 PM - 03:05 PM
Rackspace Cloud Case Study: "Why Public Cloud and Where Did All the Public Cloud Customers Go?"
One thing you can count on in today’s computing world, is change! Over the past 18 years, Rackspace has witnessed that first-hand and been at the for-front of influencing those changes. The advent of hyper-scale public clouds represents the most significant opportunity for business advancement since the invention of electricity; however, some of its greatest features are its greatest detriments. In this session, Rackspace cloud expert, Jeff DeVerter, will:

  • Feature Rackspace's use of the cloud as a real-live case study
  • Breakdown the journey: It's not just about Azure and AWS, welcome Google Cloud Platform to Rackspace
  • Outline what you need to do and consider to ensure your business is successful in the cloud
  • RACKSPACE - Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technologist of Microsoft Technologies
    03:05 PM - 03:25 PM
    03:25 PM - 04:05 PM
    Navigating Public Clouds: A Strategic Approach to Migrating Workloads
    The constantly changing nature of the cloud means that thousands new Amazon and Microsoft cloud capabilities, features and updates have flooded users in the past year. With all these new features, it's nearly impossible to make an educated decision on which one is right for your business. In this session, Cloud experts, Eric Johnson and Kent Kingery, will discuss:

  • The most common cloud use cases detailing specific examples for each Hyper-scale cloud
  • Best fit workloads for Microsoft and Amazon cloud and why
  • Key requirements needed to successfully identify the right features and capabilities to build on Hyper-scale cloud
  • Native capabilities to ensure your data and workloads remain secure and running at peak performance
  • RACKSPACE - Eric Johnson, AWS EvangelistRACKSPACE - Kent Kingery, Senior Manager of Cloud Engineering
    04:10 PM - 04:50 PM
    Cloud Smackdown: AWS vs. Azure
    The selection of a public cloud vendor can often be a grueling battle inside your organization bordering on a Smackdown “Cage Fight to the death.” It's no longer a race to the bottom for the two 500lb gorillas in the public cloud space - it's now about climbing to the top and identifying the right workloads for the right one. In this session, our AWS and Azure experts Eric Johnson and Jeff DeVerter square off to:

  • Compare and contrast the distinguishing features of each cloud ecosystem
  • Explain why there will be times you will find both are needed to stay ahead in today's business world
  • Why multi-cloud approach is the model of choice in today's ever changing world
  • RACKSPACE - Eric Johnson, AWS EvangelistRACKSPACE - Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technologist of Microsoft Technologies
    04:55 PM - 05:20 PM
    The Next 20 Years: How Science and Technology Are Revolutionizing Business and Our Way of Life
    We are now entering the Fourth Stage in technology (after the industrial revolution, the electric revolution, and computer revolution), which is led by AI. This will mean continued exponential growth in cloud computing, affecting all aspects of life. One by one, all industries will be digitized (e.g. music, media, transportation and medicine) and conduct their business in the cloud. Companies which are slow to digitize or adopt the cloud will find their competitors racing ahead with the cloud, forcing them into bankruptcy. Now we see this revolution in AI, which would be impossible without cloud computing. Join Dr. Michio Kaku, as he reveals predictions about 20 years into the future, when Moores Law could slow down as we enter the post silicon era, and a new era of computing opens up.
    DR. MICHIO KAKU - Physicist, Futurist, and Popularizer of Science
    05:20 PM - 05:30 PM

    Agenda is subject to change. 


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