The CxO Track

Decision making in a rapidly and constantly evolving technology landscape has added more complexity for business leaders than ever before. This track, meant for business leaders, explores critical factors in technology decision making like cost, infrastructure, innovation as a program, scaling and speed to solve for strategic challenges.

Session Details

What:  When private cloud first came on the scene, it was transformative —opening the way to innovation across industries. But as hyperscale public clouds came into the picture, the future of private cloud become unclear. Would private cloud fade away as public cloud claimed dominance in the cloud world?​

Behind the scenes, private cloud has steadily continued to evolve with the times, adopting features that were influenced by the capabilities people have begun to expect from their use of the public cloud.

In this session we will talk about:​

  • How Private cloud has seen a resurgence in modern IT​
  • How technologies that are traditionally associated with hyperscale clouds like AI/ML and automation can be used in a private cloud environment​
  • Private cloud is not just your past. It’s your present IT infrastructure, and definitely part of your roadmap to your future. ​

When: August 4, 2021 at  10:00am - 10:30am CT (30 min)

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What: Optimizing cloud investments and introducing innovative cloud solutions in a regulated industry like government can be a daunting task. With various levels of enhanced security and compliance requirements to meet – there is no one size fits all and the process is often long, arduous and expensive. Additionally, both industry and government are dealing with shrinking budgets and a shortage of skilled cloud and security experts across the rapidly growing cloud technology landscape. ​​

In this session we will talk about:​

Join our panel of experts as they discuss how Rackspace Technology is delivering solutions and services that help customers overcome these challenges and power public sector innovation globally. You’ll hear about real solutions and their impacts – in action – and discover how to:​

  • Optimize cloud investments across multiple technologies and optimize your workforce​
  • Reduce risk, enhance security posture and ensure continuous compliance   ​
  • Accelerate time to market and value to deliver compliant cloud solutions​

When: August 4th, 2021 at 11:00am CT - 11:30am CT (30 min)

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What: Innovation is important and Rackspace has successfully fostered a culture of innovation throughout the organization. But our program is not just about competitive advantage –its also about employee motivation, engagement and collaboration. Anyone can have a good idea at Rackspace Technology!​

In this session we will talk about:​

  • The makeup of Rackspace’s Innovation program: RackLabs, Innovation Days, ‘Free’ study time, Volunteering time​
  • How executive sponsorship is critical​
  • How culture plays and important role

When: August 4th, 2021 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm CT

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