Jeff has 25 years of experience in IT and technology, and has worked at Rackspace for over 10 years. Jeff is a proven strategic leader who has helped companies like American Express, Ralph Lauren, and Thompson Reuters create and execute against multi-year digital transformation strategies. During his time at Rackspace, Jeff has launched and managed many of the products and services that Rackspace offers, as well as supporting merger and acquisition activities to enhance those offerings. Jeff is the father of two young men and husband to his wife Michelle of 26 years. When not at Rackspace or around San Antonio, you can find Jeff doing land restoration on his ranch in the Texas hill country.
April 8th, 2021 | Season 2 | 40 mins 4 secs
cloud, cloud computing, cloud migration, cloud native, data center, modern cloud
In this episode of Cloud Talk, CTO of Rackspace Technology APJ, Emma Pudney, discusses the evolution of the technology innovation — from infrastructure to modernization. She shares her perspective on how, thanks to the modern cloud, companies are no longer shackled by their own limitations. They can embrace true innovation thanks to a robust toolbox of cloud native apps available to everyone. Hear about “cool” innovations underway at several companies, what it's like for women in tech, and advice for making the leap to technology modernization.
March 30th, 2021 | Season 2 | 31 mins 4 secs
buzzword, buzzwords, technology
In this episode of Cloud Talk, Rackspace Technology CTO Jeff DeVerter and Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist Kent Kingery tackle the buzzwords that bug them the most. By tearing down the hype and misunderstanding around DevOps, distributed cloud, the edge, serverless and plenty more, the discussion brings their original meanings – and purposes – back to the surface.
March 24th, 2021 | Season 2 | 35 mins 28 secs
Security is a constant battle. You must do everything right all the time, but a threat only needs to get past your defenses once. In this episode of the Cloud Talk podcast, Rackspace Technology security expert Gary Alterson draws on 25 years of industry experience to explain how threats have changed and outlines vital security steps that can help keep your company safe — now and into the future.
March 19th, 2021 | Season 2 | 55 mins 45 secs
Since the advent of the Internet, there’s been an abundance of disruptive companies try to claim their piece of the musical industry pie. Discussing how technology has changed the music industry on this episode is guitarist Thom Pankhurst, producer Steve Dady and entertainment industry attorney Barry Shrum.
March 2nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 47 mins 44 secs
cloud, cloud technology, private cloud
Private cloud remains an important aspect of an effective cloud posture. But it might not be how you remember it. This episode of Cloud Talk goes in-depth with three IT leaders to explore the history of private cloud, how it has evolved and where it’s going.
February 24th, 2021 | Season 2 | 41 mins 57 secs
ai, natural language processing, nlp
AI & U is a new podcast by Rackspace Technology all about AI. Listen in on the first episode with Joe Davison, Research Engineer at Hugging Face. Joe joins host Mark McQuade for a chat about one of the hottest topics in AI: Natural Language Processing. Be sure to subscribe to AI & U if you enjoy this episode! https://aiandu.fireside.fm/
February 23rd, 2021 | Season 2 | 25 mins 1 sec
survival, technology, winter storm
Host Jeff DeVerter walks us though how he used technology during winter storms in Texas to troubleshoot freezing pipes and power outages.
February 19th, 2021 | Season 2 | 38 mins 16 secs
data, data chain, rpa
The promise of RPA may be bright. But to start solving problems with RPA, you need to understand the data chain in your organization. In the latest Cloud Talk episode, Rackspace Technology CTO of EMEA Simon Bennett and host Jeff DeVerter discuss the principles that need to be considered before deploying RPA.
February 12th, 2021 | Season 2 | 41 mins 43 secs
emerging technology, technology
Love is in the air! Doug Lieberman with Dell Technologies, Matthew Juliana with AWS, Rohit Kelapure with Google and Kent Kingery with Microsoft join host Jeff DeVerter this Valentine’s Day to discuss which tech trends they’re loving most these days.
February 9th, 2021 | Season 2 | 38 mins 29 secs
Due to the complexity of IT transformation, an expansive list of cloud service providers has emerged. To discuss the cloud ecosystem and the role of partners on a cloud journey, Paul Croteau, Channel Field CTO, Rackspace Technology, joins host Jeff DeVerter on the latest episode of Cloud Talk.
January 27th, 2021 | Season 2 | 49 mins 45 secs
agriculture, agtech, tech, technology
The way we farm is damaging the planet, and now there’s a movement to re-engineer the industry. To dig into the world of agtech and regenerative agriculture, we invited Lew Moorman, Co-Founder of Scaleworks and Soilworks Natural Capital, and Sarah Nolet, Founder of AgThentic, on to Cloud Talk.
January 21st, 2021 | Season 2 | 39 mins 28 secs
automation, automation anywhere, rpa
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.
January 14th, 2021 | Season 2 | 32 mins 51 secs
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.
January 4th, 2021 | Season 1 | 38 mins 52 secs
low code, microsoft, no code
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.
December 30th, 2020 | Season 1 | 32 mins 51 secs
covid-19, pandemic, remote work, replay
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.
December 23rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 34 mins 19 secs
best of, cloud talk, season 1
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.