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Is Azure Stacking Up? Exploring Hybrid Cloud Platforms

21st September 2017, London

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Venue: Sartoria Restaurant


As cloud continues to mature and comfort levels with the technology rise, organisations are increasingly looking for solutions that bring together infrastructure, platform, big data, analytics, IOT and AI as-a-service to help them deliver on the promise of a truly seamless cloud platform.

Microsoft’s Azure Stack is one such platform. It enables enterprises to deliver cloud services seamlessly across on-premise/off-premise environments and aims to deliver a combination of scale, services on demand, automation and cost-efficiency.

But unlocking the true value of such a solution requires more than just shiny new technology.

Join us for an evening of dinner and conversation where we will openly discuss the pros and cons of technologies such as Azure Stack, and how hybrid cloud can enable your business. You will hear about a leading brand currently embarking upon a hybrid cloud journey with Azure, and how the technology is setting them up for future success. And you will also have the opportunity to ask questions of your own and share your challenges and thoughts with industry peers and subject matter experts.

From the entire Meet the Boss team and all at Rackspace, we look forward to an evening of engaging conversation, unveiling new perspectives and providing you with the right discussions to keep you on course, every course.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Rackspace

Discussion Topics

  • How do you make sense of a crowded cloud landscape?
  • What is holding you back from leveraging value of the cloud?
  • How do you evaluate and make discerning choices for your business?

Keynote Speaker


Lee James, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace

Lee James is the Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace EMEA, responsible for business growth, as well as initiating and driving relationships with our key customers.

He comes with over 20 years of experience across large-scale multinationals and agile-based environments, delivering industry leading cloud, analytics, digital strategy and transformation. His extensive background includes senior roles across FTSE 10 and 250 organisations like BP, Betfair and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Charged with moving the Rackspace proposition forward, Lee owns the go-to-market propositions for our products and services, making sure they’re directly aligned with customer requirements and future market trends

His previous role was Cloud and Analytics Service Enablement Director at Computacenter, where he was responsible for transforming the brand, building professional and managed service offerings, and growing the £1bn+ services business.

About Rackspace

Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies developed by AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, VMware and others. The company serves customers in 120 countries, including two-thirds of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, and has been honoured within the top 100 Great Places to Work for the past 11 years.

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