New Strategies to Accelerate Innovation and Enterprise Transformation
Venue: Dirty Habit
Enterprises face unprecedented, accelerating change with all the opportunities and threats that represents – change driven by the rapid pace of technological innovation that empowers customers to expect top quality products and services on-demand. IT and business leaders must respond by leading the digital transformation of their enterprise.
Cloud has become an essential component of enterprise digital transformation strategies, along with innovative technologies such as containers, microservices, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), composable infrastructure, GPUs, disaggregated storage architectures, network function virtualization, and software-defined-everything. However, these new technologies also represent a nightmare of complexity and operational risk, making the digital transformation journey perilous.
Take time over dinner with your peers to hear industry leaders discuss new strategies through which enterprises are successfully consuming modern infrastructure and structurally transforming their innovation rate and economics in a way that alleviates the cost and complexity of cloud operations, allowing companies to focus on their core business. We’ll present the new paradigms for using infrastructure to compete and thrive, with a focus on Private Cloud-as-a-Service.
Explore the benefits, why it may make sense for your organization, how to sell it to your finance leaders – and learn from the insights and experiences of other IT executives navigating their own companies’ digital transformation.
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:45 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:45 – 7:15 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:15 – 9:15 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:15 – 10:00 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Rackspace
- Are your public and private cloud investments generating the expected ROI?
- How do you assess which platform is best for which app?
- Are you aware of the long term economic drivers for cloud and other infrastructure platforms?
- How and when do you approach migration of legacy apps to private and public clouds?
- How can you balance your risk, budget and innovation goals?
- How to gain strategic leverage over your vendors?
Scott Crenshaw, EVP Private Clouds, Rackspace
As Executive Vice President and General Manager, Private Clouds at Rackspace, Scott Crenshaw oversees the company’s global business unit focused on providing managed services for leading private clouds such as OpenStack and Microsoft. Prior to joining Rackspace, Scott was Senior Vice President, Products, at VeriSign, Inc., where he led the development of the company’s new products and services.
Before Verisign, Scott served in executive positions at such companies as Red Hat, Inc., NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc., and Datawatch Corporation. At Red Hat, he was Vice President and General Manager of their Linux business unit, and Vice President and General Manger of their virtualization and cloud business unit. He was on the founding team of two startups.
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Sloan Fellow.
Rackspace is a leading provider of IT as a service in today’s multi-cloud world. It delivers expert advice and integrated managed services across applications, data, security and infrastructure, including public and private clouds and managed hosting. Rackspace partners with every leading technology provider, including Alibaba, AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP, and VMware. The company is uniquely positioned to provide unbiased expertise on which technologies will best serve each customer’s needs. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide and has been honored by Fortune, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Rackspace serves more than 140,000 business customers, including most of the Fortune 100, from data centers on five continents. Learn more at rackspace.com