Emma has over 20 years’ experience in the tech industry. After technical roles such as night shift service desk operator, Windows administrator, DBA, Ad platform SME and technical project manager, Emma quickly worked her way up to management and leadership roles. She built and drove teams to deploy and support at scale web platforms, build cloud management software back before cloud in Australia was a thing, and provide cloud consulting to some of Australia’s largest organizations.
Prior to becoming the APJ regional CTO, Emma built out the Professional Services and AWS Practices in Australia. She subsequently went on to lead technical Rackers across three teams: Architecture, Public Cloud Build and Professional Services for APJ. She contributes to global public cloud, professional services and product strategies and is a member of the global CTO technical council. She scoped and lead the technical integration for the Rackspace Technology partnership with KDDI in Japan.
Emma created and locally developed Rackspace Technology’s Service Blocks™ offering, which offers organizations around the world a new way of consuming cloud services for better ROI and less wastage. Emma was recognized for her innovation by the industry when awarded the ARN Women in ICT, Winner Innovation, 2019.
Emma is a mum to an 8-year-old and a 7-month-old and is an active advocate for women in tech.