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Cloud Talk brings you discussions on topics like digital transformation, Kubernetes, IoT, edge computing and multicloud, as told through the perspectives of the people and the companies who are living this transformation on a daily basis. In Cloud Talk, host Jeff DeVerter interviews some of the most influential figures on the frontlines of cloud technology, helping you stay connected. Jeff is CTO at Rackspace and has spent over 20 years immersed in the world of cutting-edge technology.

Cloud Talk brings you discussions on topics like digital transformation, Kubernetes, IoT, edge computing and multicloud, as told through the perspectives of the people and the companies who are living this transformation on a daily basis. In Cloud Talk, host Jeff DeVerter interviews some of the most influential figures on the frontlines of cloud technology, helping you stay connected. Jeff is CTO at Rackspace and has spent over 20 years immersed in the world of cutting-edge technology.

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United States

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Cloud Talk brings you discussions on topics like digital transformation, Kubernetes, IoT, edge computing and multicloud, as told through the perspectives of the people and the companies who are living this transformation on a daily basis. In Cloud Talk, host Jeff DeVerter interviews some of the most influential figures on the frontlines of cloud technology, helping you stay connected. Jeff is CTO at Rackspace and has spent over 20 years immersed in the world of cutting-edge technology.

Language:

English

Contact:

2039191382


Episodes

The World Is Ripe for RPA

1/21/2021
Robot Process Automation (RPA) has the potential to transform professions and businesses. On the latest Cloud Talk, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, EVP of Intelligent Automation & Digital Workforce Solutions at Automation Anywhere, joins Jeff DeVerter, CTO at Rackspace Technology, for a deep dive into RPA. Special Guest: Rajesh Radhakrishnan.

Duration:00:30:40

Re:Invent Roundup: It’s AWS Anywhere

1/14/2021
What are the main talking points from Re:Invent 2020? In the latest episode of Cloud Talk, four experts from Rackspace Technology breakdown the recent announcements from AWS and give their opinions on which developments are the most interesting. Special Guest: Taylor Bird.

Duration:00:36:56

Replay: Powering Developers at Every Level

1/4/2021
How can businesses drive digital transformation, reduce development costs and increase overall efficiency? We revisit this "best of" episode of Cloud Talk with Scott Guthrie, EVP of Cloud + AI at Microsoft this week. Jeff and Scott discuss the shift towards low-code technology and how it's enabling people everywhere to innovate in new ways. Special Guest: Scott Guthrie.

Duration:00:48:16

Replay: Leading Through a Pandemic

12/30/2020
There's no way to fully prepare for a world-shattering event like a global pandemic, but there are ways to effectively manage the changes it brings. We revisit this "best of" episode of Cloud Talk with Rackspace Technology CEO Kevin Jones this week. Listen in for a look back on how Rackspace Technology adapted to, and accelerated out of, the COVID-19 pandemic. Special Guest: Kevin M. Jones.

Duration:00:42:44

The Best of Cloud Talk Season 1

12/23/2020
Cloud Talk has covered a lot of ground over the last six months, with topics including recovering from a major cyberattack to leading through a pandemic. Here’s a special episode with a selection of the best bits from Season 1. Special Guests: Juan Riojas, Kathy Kersten, Kevin M. Jones, Lara Indrikovs, Peter Coffee, Pontus Noren, Tolga Tarhan, and Tye Hayes.

Duration:00:38:36

Building Ethical Products

12/17/2020
Ethical design has been one of the most discussed topics in IT this year. But how do you create well-rounded, successful and ethical products at the same time? Mike Rastiello and Heather Ferguson join Jeff DeVerter on the Cloud Talk podcast for an episode about ethics in product management. Special Guests: Heather Ferguson and Mike Rastiello.

Duration:00:24:04

How Service Outages Impact Organizations and How They Can Prepare

12/11/2020
Amazon Web Services, the industry-leading cloud services company was making a simple capacity upgrade to Kinesis the day before Thanksgiving when the event triggered an OS front-end capacity glitch, which created a ripple effect that crashed the system for almost one day. The result was thousands of companies down for several hours just before Black Friday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. In this Cloud Talk podcast episode, the host and two Rackspace Technology™ experts discuss...

Duration:00:43:40

Automation and Security Are the Trends to Watch

12/3/2020
Which tech trends should you be exploring right now? Two CTOs discuss the most important tech trends for the end 2020 and early 2021, unwrapping the contents of The Rackspace Technology Trends Viewpoint e-book. Special Guest: Tolga Tarhan.

Duration:00:32:11

From Chatbots to Alexa: The Evolution of NLP

11/16/2020
Linguists have been analyzing language with computers for seventy years, but it’s only recently through deep learning that we are seeing the full potential of Natural Language Processing (NLP). In this episode of Cloud Talk, Jeff DeVerter is joined by three data science and AI experts to deep dive into NLP. Special Guests: Carla Margalef Bentabol, Mark McQuade, and Spyro Ananiades.

Duration:00:30:17

The Founder’s Dilemma

11/10/2020
When’s the right time to sell or spin off a company? When should you embrace technology and when should you discard it? These are questions cloud-native pioneer and Cloudreach founder Pontus Noren has wrestled with during his more than 20 successful years in the industry. This latest Cloud Talk charts a journey from Swedish schooling and a love for the Commodore 64 home computer, through stints at Ericsson, Nokia and Cisco, to his defining work revolutionizing organizations by way of...

Duration:00:33:33

Powering Developers at Every Level

11/4/2020
How can businesses drive digital transformation, reduce development costs and increase overall efficiency? Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of Microsoft Cloud + AI, joins Jeff DeVerter on Cloud Talk, discussing the shift towards low-code technology and how it's enabling people everywhere to innovate in new ways. Special Guest: Scott Guthrie.

Duration:00:38:23

The scary cybersecurity risks keeping the pros up at night

10/29/2020
What’s keeping cybersecurity pros up at night? Today’s cyberthieves aren’t the same as yesterday’s. They’ve abandoned perimeter battering rams for email phishing and compromised IoT devices. Once inside, they take what they want — usually cold, hard cash, and lots of it. In this episode of Cloud Talk, our host Jeff DeVerter and a former FBI special agent Matthew Dunn discuss new and emerging security threats and share tales of real-world cybercrimes. Hear how a $1M corporate 401(k) heist...

Duration:00:37:40

How We Got to AIOps

10/22/2020
Application performance management (APM) changed the IT industry in the mid-2000s, but AIOps transformed it even more dramatically in the mid-2010s. Will Cappelli, CTO of Moogsoft, joins host Jeff DeVerter to discuss the trajectory of AIOps and its multiple implications for today’s IT enterprises. Hear about the relatively short history of APM, and the fast-moving interconnected development of AI, the cloud, big data and IT digitization. Special Guest: Will Cappelli.

Duration:00:45:51

Machine Learning Is More than a Buzzword — but It’s Not the Answer to Every Problem

10/16/2020
Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Outside of tech, these things instill anxiety, due to a lack of understanding about their implications. But those immersed in tech sometimes go overboard, infusing them into everything they do. This episode of Cloud Talk explores the many sides of machine learning: how it adds value; ethics and concerns; when it shouldn’t be used; and the kinds of projects that without machine learning just aren’t feasible. Special Guest: Mark McQuade.

Duration:00:34:36

The Road Back from Developer Burnout

10/8/2020
Developer burnout: It’s not just a theory. It’s a reality. And it may be affecting more developers on your team than you realize. Are any of them angry? Withdrawn? Rudderless? Those are just three of the classic signs that someone is headed for a crash-and-burn. Another sign is the work itself. Are developers struggling without clear direction, boundaries on their time, recognition or a healthy work-life balance? Those are all precursors to trouble. Managers play a critical role in taking...

Duration:00:37:31

Strengths, Not Skills, Are the Difference Makers for Winning Teams

10/1/2020
In this episode of Cloud Talk, Kathy Kersten – the “maven of Gallup Strengths™ training” and host of the Obey your Strengths podcast – shares how leaders can harness the power of Strengths to build winning teams, via her own journey from miserable-feeling working mom to Gallup Certified Strengths™ Coach. Special Guest: Kathy Kersten.

Duration:00:42:34

Founders Series: Build a Small Business, Not a Startup

9/23/2020
Shane Young grows businesses the old-fashioned way: with slow, organic growth. No loans. No seed funds. No angel investors. “You want to do something? Find a way to make the money, not borrow it,” Shane explains. This small-business mentality has served him well. In this Founders Series episode of Cloud Talk, join host Jeff DeVerter and Shane Young as they discuss their history working together, the Microsoft landscape, how PowerApps enables non-developers, and the biggest differences...

Duration:00:41:38

Founders don’t know everything, so build better teams for success

9/16/2020
Building teams and finding a place where everyone fits is vital for success. In this episode of the Cloud Talk podcast, Rackspace founder Dirk Elmendorf shares his experiences about how individuals at every level can have a meaningful impact on businesses, why the best ideas don’t always arrive from obvious places, and when to know it’s time to leave a company — even if it’s one you founded. Special Guest: Dirk Elmendorf.

Duration:00:36:20

It’s time to reclaim ‘DevOps’ for its original purpose.

9/9/2020
Some tech words become buzzwords and lose their meaning. In this episode of Cloud Talk, Rackspace CTO Tolga Tarhan sets out to reclaim one such word: DevOps. In just 30 minutes, he delves into what DevOps really means, how to set your company up for success in DevOps, and the best ways to build DevOps teams. Special Guest: Tolga Tarhan.

Duration:00:35:30

Wishful Thinking Won’t Get People Back in the Office — but Data Science Might

9/4/2020
When should you re-open an office in a COVID-19 world? Data can show the way. In this episode of the Cloud Talk podcast, Rackspace data scientists outline how to make data and modeling work for you, empowering your company to make better, intelligent, fact-based decisions that give people real confidence and help keep them safe. Special Guests: Mark McQuade and Ryan Ries.

Duration:00:31:46