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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

Cybersecurity: Sometimes, offense is the best defense

10/22/2021
Cybersecurity: In this episode of Cloud Talk, we discuss the evolution of cybercrime with 20+ year veterans of IT security. From early-90s IRC battles to today’s nation-state backed hacker industry, we discuss how companies can make small changes to combat these forces. Special Guests: Gary Alterson and Vinnie Liu.

Duration:00:42:35

Staying Ahead of Cybercriminals Through Cyber Testing

10/15/2021
Today’s organizations face an ever-increasing number of cyberthreats. This means they must deploy a number of increasingly effective cyber defense tools — including cyber testing. Effective testing requires a number of steps from having a clear plan to getting buy-in to acting on the results. Special Guests: Brandon Jaster, Karen O'Reilly-Smith, and Thomas Dowling.

Duration:00:44:57

Combatting Security Threats With a Multi-Layered Defense

10/7/2021
The cyber world has grown risker in the past five to 10 years. To combat the threats, organizations need multiple layers of defense. Microsoft Senior Security Architect, Matt Soseman, shares his view of the new world of cybersecurity — from the basics to advanced solutions. Special Guest: Matt Soseman.

Duration:00:35:31

The Devil is in the Details of Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order

9/24/2021
Rackspace Technology cybersecurity experts discuss the Biden administration’s executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity — including the good, the bad and the ugly. They provide their opinions on improving the EO’s 11 provisions, from providing more funding to scheduling more time to implement the order’s goals. Special Guests: Brad Schulteis and Gary Alterson.

Duration:00:46:00

Looking for Innovation in All the Right Places

9/15/2021
Creating diverse teams to solve customers’ challenges is vital to global financial services firm, Aon, which has a 50,000-strong workforce in 120 countries. This episode of Cloud Talk explores IT issues with the CTO, from building the right teams to surviving the pandemic to keeping an eye on the future of technology. Special Guest: Rajeev Khanna.

Duration:00:40:18

How Core Values Empower This Grace-Led Tech Company

9/9/2021
To “win the day” is not only his daily mantra, but also how PCA Technology Solutions CEO, Ted Clouser leads with purpose. In this episode of Cloud Talk, Ted reveals how a faith-centered approach shapes the vision, mission, core values and daily decisions at PCA Technology Solutions. Special Guest: Ted Clouser.

Duration:00:34:30

The Tech Industry Must Learn Lessons from Its Past

8/26/2021
The technology industry strives to innovate to a better future — but getting there requires building on the industry’s past. In this episode of Cloud Talk, Scott Strickland, EVP & Chief Information Officer at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, discusses key lessons learned during 30 years in the industry and explains how they can be applied to modern companies wanting to best position themselves for the future. Special Guest: Scott Strickland.

Duration:00:52:45

Cloud Talk: The Evolution of Retail: Cloud is Everywhere

8/12/2021
For Ulta Beauty®, the cloud makes it possible to meet guests where they are — whether in the store using IoT and edge technology, or online with augmented reality app features. In this episode of Cloud Talk, Ulta Beauty VP of Infrastructure and Operations shares how the cloud helps them delight customers, wherever they are. Special Guest: Jeff Whittemore.

Duration:00:41:03

The Human Side of Data Security: How Success Stems from Communication and Buy-in

7/27/2021
Data security is not about ticking boxes. In some ways, it’s not even about technology. In this episode of Cloud Talk, GoodData CISO Tomas Honzak explores the human side of his work. He outlines how success stems from communication, buy-in and fostering a culture of involvement — rather than being exclusionary and prescriptive, risking staff working around security and confidential data appearing where it shouldn’t. Special Guest: Tomas Honzak.

Duration:00:40:59

Assume Failure: Building Worst-Case Scenarios into Your Cybersecurity Roadmap

7/22/2021
You learn more from your failures than you do from your successes. That’s why assuming failure and practicing worst-case scenarios is best practice in cybersecurity. In the latest episode of Cloud Talk, podcast host Jeff DeVerter is joined by security experts from Rackspace Technology to discuss cybersecurity strategy. Special Guest: Gary Alterson.

Duration:00:38:59

Inside the Innovator’s Mind: Stephen Zucknovich on Teams, Communication and the Path to Value

7/15/2021
In this episode of Cloud Talk, we debut a new series, “Inside the Innovator’s Mind,” where we ask C-level executives how they help transform their organizations, what they learn, how they communicate to teams and boards and how they inspire. To kick things off, Kurtosys CTO Stephen Zucknovich provides vital insight into the nature of teams, the importance of communication and why innovation fails when people cannot show a path to value.

Duration:00:37:39

From chip-to-cloud: End-to-end security for your IoT solution

7/6/2021
IoT security: There are billions of devices with many potential hardware and software vulnerabilities. In this episode of Cloud Talk, we sit down with two security experts who explain how to get started with securing your IoT solution. The episode also examines the importance of implementing identity management, building threat models and testing communication paths. Special Guest: Gary Alterson.

Duration:00:37:29

The Dark Side of Today’s Sophisticated Ransomware Attacks

6/29/2021
Drew Taylor, Senior Solutions Architect at Rackspace Technology, helps companies keep their systems and data safe from the most sophisticated cyberattacks, including today’s hackers who are launching attacks from Ransomware as a Service applications. Join Cloud Talk for a discussion about how the new ransomware attacks operate and how to defend your systems and data.

Duration:00:37:16

Speed, Scale, Security: Cloud Native Benefits for Software Development

6/24/2021
A cloud native approach accelerates software development but what does this look like in practice and how can you get started with adopting it. This episode of Cloud Talk goes in-depth with three Rackspace Technology employees to explore the benefits of a cloud native approach. Special Guest: Chris O' Malley.

Duration:00:42:47

The CTO Advisor Takes Hybrid Cloud on the Road

6/15/2021
Keith Townsend, principal of The CTO Advisor, takes his latest venture on the road — The CTO Advisor Flying Cloud. For three months, he’ll talk in-person with other innovators in over a dozen U.S. cities from his new 27-foot Airstream. Join Cloud Talk for a discussion about his journey, the future of hybrid cloud and edge computing. Special Guest: Keith Townsend.

Duration:00:35:39

The Tech of Private Equity

6/10/2021
The private equity sector is focusing on how technology can be leveraged to add value. Discussing how this trend sees both technology and technologists being embraced by the sector is Alex Agran, CIOO, Endurance and host of the Private Technology Podcast. Special Guest: Alex Agran.

Duration:00:35:56

Beyond just tech — the new role of DataOps

6/3/2021
DataOps is the new term on the tech block. But don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s merely DevOps for data. The role is actually a vital one for organizations that want to live on the leading-edge of the modern tech world — where real value is extracted from enterprise data and delivered to where it will have the greatest impact. Special Guest: Nihar Gupta.

Duration:00:40:36

Tackling Unique Cloud Adoption Challenges in Latin America

5/25/2021
Technology can bring people together and solve problems worldwide, but every region has its own unique challenges and opportunities. Latin America is the focus of the latest Cloud Talk. Rackspace Technology Vice President and General Manager for Latin America Rodrigo Martineli discusses how to bring innovation and accelerate business transformation in Latin America and how his new Spanish-language podcast, Multi Nube Al Extremo, will make a difference. Special Guest: Rodrigo S. Martineli.

Duration:00:36:26

Technology is easy. Managing culture, people and processes is another story.

5/18/2021
No one in 1990 could have predicted the direction IT would take. Today, it’s all about a highly collaborative culture focused on solving critical business problems with innovative ideas, rather than merely maintaining hardware. Simon Bennett, CTO – EMEA at Rackspace Technology™ joined Cloud Talk to discuss the big changes in technology that are upending traditional ways. Special Guest: Simon Bennett.

Duration:00:37:08

Innovation can’t occur if IT teams don’t evolve

5/11/2021
The leading demand of companies today is to innovate — from the technologies they use to the products and services they create. But innovation requires significant changes in the role of IT teams. Hear Josh Pruitt, VP of Public Cloud at Rackspace Technology speak to this issue and deliver actionable insights.

Duration:00:32:25