Cloud Talk

Insights from experts on the frontlines of cloud technology

About the show

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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  • Episode 91: Data Literacy

    February 14th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  27 mins 7 secs
    cloud, data, data literacy, multicloud, storage, tech, technology

    ​Welcome to Cloud Talk Live, Episode 91: Data Literacy. All of the resources for this episode can be found at

    ​Join our host, Jeff DeVerter, as he and Nirmal Ranganathan, Senior Principal Architect, discuss data literacy and the impact it can have on every aspect of your business.

  • Episode 89: Women in Tech Tuesday

    February 1st, 2022  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 15 secs
    cloud technology, product management, tech, technology, wfh, women, women in tech, work from home

    Welcome to Cloud Talk Live, Episode 89: Women in Tech Tuesday. Before we dive into the conversation, all of the resources for this episode can be found at

    Now let's get onto the first installment of "Women in Tech Tuesday," happening on the first Tuesday of each month. Today we chat with a highly successful #tech executive and #Racker, Jackie Campbell, Director, Product Operations, Strategy & Support. #WomenInTech #WomenLeaders

  • The Infinite Possibilities of Unstructured Data

    December 16th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 50 secs
    ai, cloud, computing, data, dell, edge, ml, privacy, solutions, technology

    As IoT generates more and more unstructured data, companies that learn how to harness it for creativity, innovation and cost-cutting will gain big advantages.

  • Leaning Into Your Strengths During Transformation

    December 8th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 23 secs
    cloud, digital, security, strengths, technology, transformation

    Hear how Armor transformed its business and thrived amid public cloud upheaval.

  • Cybersecurity: Sometimes, offense is the best defense

    October 22nd, 2021  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 35 secs
    consulting, cyber, cyberattack, cybersecurity, defense, offense, protection, security, threats

    Hackers view every avenue as an opportunity, so you need to view every opening as a vulnerability.

  • Staying Ahead of Cybercriminals Through Cyber Testing

    October 15th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 57 secs
    ciso, cso, cyber, cybercrime, cyberthreat, defense, penetration testing, test, threats

    Put your cybersecurity systems and teams to the test with cyber tests that expose the gaps in your cyber defense.

  • Combatting Security Threats With a Multi-Layered Defense

    October 7th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 32 secs
    architect, biometrics, cyberattack, microsoft, password, security, threats

    From stronger passwords to no passwords through biometrics, Microsoft security expert shares his insight on keeping systems safer in today’s riskier world.

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

    September 24th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  46 mins
    biden, cloud, cybersecurity, data, executive order, future, government, president, privacy, security

    Experts share their opinions on improving President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order, from providing more funding to scheduling more time to implement the order’s goals.

  • Looking for Innovation in All the Right Places

    September 15th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 18 secs
    aon, cloud, cto, data, future, innovation, problems, relationships, solutions, support, teams, tech, technology

    It’s often the people on the front lines who have the most innovative ideas for solving customers’ challenges.

  • How Core Values Empower This Grace-Led Tech Company

    September 9th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 30 secs
    ceo, culture, faith, family cybersecurity, leadership, mission, people, security, technology, values, vision

    What happens when a CEO uses a faith-based approach to shape the vision, mission and core values of his tech organization?

  • The Tech Industry Must Learn Lessons from Its Past

    August 26th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  52 mins 45 secs
    adapt, change, cloud, competitive, data, future, infrastructure, management, technology

    The technology industry always has an eye on the future — but getting there requires building on and learning from its past.

  • Cloud Talk: The Evolution of Retail: Cloud is Everywhere

    August 12th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 3 secs
    automation, beauty, cloud, cosmetics, culture, customer experience, digital transformation, edge, makeup, retail, technology, ulta

    Augmented reality, IoT and edge technology are transforming the shopping experience — both online and in-store.

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

    July 27th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 59 secs
    ciso, cybersecurity

    Technology drives the modern world — but people live in it. In this episode of Cloud Talk, the key lesson is that for a CISO to succeed, they need to create a culture of involvement, rather than driving people to bad behavior.

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

    July 22nd, 2021  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 59 secs

    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.

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

    July 15th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 39 secs
    innovation, technology

    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.

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

    July 6th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 29 secs
    cybersecurity, internet of things, iot, security

    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.