On the Road to Channel EXPO 2022 With Our Channel Partner Leaders

by Rackspace Technology Staff

Two professionals shaking hands in an Expo meeting room

Rackspace Technology® is excited to see you at the 25th anniversary of the Channel Partners™ Conference & Expo, April 11-14, at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. The three-day expo will host over 6,500 partners and providers across the information and technology sector.

This year we’ll be in the meeting room, Bellini 2005, where you can learn more from our top-level Channel executives committed to driving sales enablement and business growth for 2022 and beyond. 

We encourage you to stop by and meet Renee Taylor, our newly appointed Vice President of Global Alliances and Channel Chief, and Vicki Patten, Director of Channel Sales and Agent Channel Chief. They’ll be on-hand to discuss emerging technology trends, our portfolio of solutions for cloud, digital transformation, cybersecurity, and more.


The Rackspace Technology Lounge

Our Virtual Reality (VR) Station will feature plenty of exciting and immersive activities to ignite innovative thought and discussion. Experience the latest Oculus challenges like riding on an epic roller coaster or playing a round of PGA Golf. You can even play Medal of Honor, do some fishing, or even tour Jurassic Park!

Plus, you’ll be able to relax and network in style! Our lounge will also feature a coffee bar with food and beverages, massage chairs, rapid charging stations, and a happy hour from 3:00-4:00p (PDT). Rackspace Technology and Armor will also be available in the Avant Security Zone.

You can also walk away with lots of cool swag, including a chance to enter our raffle to win your very own Oculus VR headset, waterproof Bluetooth speakers, and more. There’s still time to get a discounted pass with our special code for the event.


Meet Our Channel Leaders

Renee Taylor, Vice President of Global Alliances and Channel Chief

 Renee Taylor, Vice President of Global Alliances and Channel Chief

Renee brings 25 years of accomplishments in leadership, sales, alliances, business development, driving growth in IT Infrastructure, Cloud & Digital Transformation with Enterprise, Federal, and Public Sector accounts.

I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible organization and group of partners,” said Taylor. “I look forward to spending quality time with our Rackspace partners and understanding where we can continue to support you in your rapidly transforming businesses, providing world-class solutions and fanatical support throughout 2022 and into the future.”

Renee comes to Rackspace from Capgemini®, where she served as the Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) Partner Sales Executive and Cloud Portfolio Alliance leader. Before Capgemini, she’s held Sales and Partner management roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise®.

Renee is a Management and Marketing graduate of Georgia State University. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and is married with two very independent young ladies who inspire her every day. She enjoys tennis, boating, and traveling.


Vicki Patten, Director of Channel Sales and Agent Channel Chief

Vicki Patten, Director of Channel Sales and Agent Channel Chief

Vicki started her journey helping partners grow as a Reseller Account Manager with Zenith Data Systems™ in Chicago, Illinois.

With over 30 years in the technology industry, Vicki has been helping companies solve problems in IT and partners to transform and grow their business. “I look forward to building continuity and growing partnerships in the Channel that allow our Partners to thrive and bring immense value to their customers,” said Patten.

In August of 2017, Vicki joined Rackspace to focus on the growth of the Channel program and expand relationships with our strategic technology broker partners. In addition, she recently served as a Global Partner Manager, helping develop the Channel Program globally within Rackspace and our partners.

She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and is a Husker through and through. She is married to her college sweetheart, Rich. Her most treasured accomplishment is raising two thriving kids, living life their way. Her passion is mental health awareness, letting people know that it is okay to talk about mental health problems, and encouraging those struggling to get the proper help.


Our Partner Program

The Rackspace Technology Partner Program provides partners with one of the industry’s most robust portfolios of managed IT services and expertise across the leading private and public clouds, application services, managed hosting, colocation, and managed security,

At Rackspace Technology, we aspire to provide the support and flexibility you need so that you can better serve your customers, build loyalty, and create new revenue opportunities. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies across applications, data, and security.

We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing them, and optimizing returns.

Everything we do is wrapped in our obsession with our customers’ success and creating a genuinely Fanatical Experience™, so they can work faster, be more innovative, and stay ahead of what’s next.

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