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How to stay secure when you move to multi-cloud?

21st March 2018, London

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Venue Claridges

Welcome Note

As organisations continue to embrace the benefits of diverse multi-cloud environments, it is essential they know how best to achieve compliance and control.

The threat from cyber criminals rose rapidly in 2017, meaning the importance of a solid security strategy is fundamental to the future success of any business today. So great is the importance of a good security function, that some in the industry are talking about them having their own ‘share prices’, rising or falling in value depending on ability to defend against attacks.

Keeping your cyber security share prices high in 2018 has to be a top priority – because cyber espionage will continue to rise, and the consequences of a breach will become far greater as stricter regulations such as GDPR come into effect.

That a multi-cloud approach will continue to become the preferred strategy for most organisations means having control and complete oversight of all layers of data is vital as it moves seamlessly across clouds, via new technologies such as serverless computing, containers and machine learning.

Businesses must make the adoption of a state-of-the-art managed security wrapper across their whole business an absolute priority. This security net will not only protect against criminal elements but also ensure that governance and regulatory changes can be easily implemented and made consistent across clouds, irrespective of hosting company and geography.

How do you get started on your container orchestration journey? What do you need to know about the platforms emerging in this space? And what are the implementation pitfalls to avoid? Join Meet the Boss, Rackspace and a select group of your industry peers for this breakfast briefing, where you can explore this key technology trend and get answers to all those questions you were previously afraid to ask…


8:00 – 8:30am – Welcome & Registration
8:30 – 8:45am – Breakfast
8:45 – 8:50am – Introduction from Meet the Boss
8:50 – 9:15am – Keynote presentation from Lee James
9:15 – 10:15am – Table discussions
10:15 – 10:45am – Summary, wrap up & closing remarks from Rackspace

Discussion Topics

1. Does moving to multi-cloud create more risk? What are the biggest fear factors at play?
2. Can you have a flexible and secure cloud portfolio?
3. Are you ready for GDPR and whatever comes next?
4. What are key strategies for a secure multi cloud, how to get started, how to sell it in?

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

The cloud was supposed to make our lives easier. But it turns out, the cloud is complicated to build, run, maintain and manage — especially across multiple platforms and locations, with technology that’s always changing.

If it feels like the cloud has been managing you, it’s time to turn the tables.

With Rackspace by your side, you can thrive in today’s multi-cloud world. We will help you tap the power of cloud computing — across OpenStack®, AWS®, Microsoft® and VMware® technologies — without the pain, complexity and cost of doing it all yourself.

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