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The future public cloud needs of your peers

13th July 2017, London

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Venue: Swan London


Navigating your way along the public cloud adoption curve is not easy.

How are IT leaders playing their part to operationalise and expand their adoption of public cloud? More importantly, where do IT leaders want to grow their adoption in the future?

Most companies have been on their digital transformation journey for many years –cloud adoption continues to gather pace as the prospect of greater agility, cost savings and stronger security attract more companies to focus on their cloud strategy. But how do IT Leaders continue to innovate and transform while cutting through the hype to find out what works best for their business?

Join other IT Leaders to discuss and debate findings from Rackspace’s ‘Future AWS User’ research.


6:30 – 7:00 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
7:00 – 7:10 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
7:10 – 7:30 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:30 – 10:00 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Rackspace

Discussion Topics

  • Speed of change/current tech challenges
  • To what extent do your peers use cloud? Were you an early adopter?
  • Moving from legacy to the cloud –what are the challenges you face/faced?
  • The future needs of your peers

Keynote Speaker


Dan Cox, GM Fanatical Support® for AWS, EMEA

Dan has been holding onto the AWS rocket ship since launching Rackspace’s Fanatical Support® for AWS in 2015. Incubating a Cloud Centre Of Excellence that has the set standards and defined new approaches for the design, build and delivery of Fanatical Support on the world’s leading public cloud.

Abstract: Amazon Web Services has delighted thousands of daily users with its innovative platform that is easy to use. While smaller and mid-market companies grow naturally on the AWS platform, it is especially important for Enterprises to get several critical key factors right before adopting AWS at scale. Dan Cox, EMEA GM of AWS at Rackspace, will share research that uncovers the future adoption trends of existing AWS users in the UK. As a group, this Rackspace research will give you a granular view of the public cloud ambitions of your peers public.

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 specialised 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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