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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  • Rising to the Challenge: Success Stories of Senior Leaders at Rackspace

    July 13th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  54 mins 26 secs
    career advancement, career advice, career growth, cloud talk podcast, cloud technology, continuous learning, entry-level to leadership, formal education, hands-on experience, industry insights, inspiration, jeff deverter, josh prewett, leadership roles, new employees, personal growth, professional development, professional growth, rackspace, seizing opportunities, senior leaders, standing out, success stories, tech industry, travis runty, visibility, workplace success

    Join host Jeff DeVerter in the inspiring "Cloud Talk" episode as he interviews senior leaders Josh Prewitt and Travis Runty from Rackspace. They share their incredible journeys, starting from entry-level positions and rising to influential leadership roles, offering insights into what they look for in new employees and valuable advice for the next generation of professionals. Discover how they overcame challenges, made themselves noticed, and succeeded without relying solely on formal education in the dynamic world of cloud technology.

  • Episode 136: Evolving your data operating model for the Generative AI world

    July 11th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 17 secs
    cloudinnovationjourney, competitiveedgeadvantage, datastrategysuccess, datavaluecreation, stayaheadwithdatamanagement

    CDOs must establish a robust data strategy for a competitive edge. Join Rackspace Technology's #CloudTalkLive with Microsoft's Jubair Patel and Racker Shwetank Sheel to learn how a well-defined data operating model improves literacy, drives innovation, and creates value. Discover successful data product development and operational efficiency improvements. Stay ahead in data management.

  • Episode 135: Successful Cloud Blueprint

    July 5th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  42 mins 35 secs
    career journey, celebration, clear goals, cloud industry, cloud technology, cloud technology leadership, collaboration, collective achievement, dk sinha, educational background, high-performing teams, individual growth, innovation, jeff deverter, leadership, open communication, professional development, psychological safety, resources, shared vision, success blueprint podcast, success strategies., successful cloud blueprint, team building, trust, unity, workplace culture

    DK Sinha has had a multi-decades-long career where he has had the opportunity to build teams of all sizes at to annual revenue measured in the billions. In this episode, DK shares the secret to successful teams and the opportunities we all have in this multi-cloud world.

  • Episode 134: Cloud Modernization with Mark Oreta of Job Target

    May 23rd, 2023  |  Season 4  |  42 mins 18 secs
    adapt, change, cloud, competitive, data, future, infrastructure, management, technology

    Host Jeff DeVerter is joined by Mark Oreta, Chief Technology Officer at JobTarget.

  • Episode 133: Exploring the Benefits & Challenges of Value-Based Care in the Digital Age

    April 11th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  28 mins 20 secs
    adapt, change, cloud, competitive, data, future, infrastructure, management, technology

    Join Jeff DeVerter as he, Josh Stern, and Vinesh Kolpe dissect how technology can enable remote patient monitoring, preventative medicine, and a true value-based care model in the United States.

  • Episode 132: The Rise of Community in Corporate America

    March 28th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  26 mins 37 secs
    adapt, change, cloud, competitive, data, europe, future, infrastructure, management, technology

    Join Jeff DeVerter and guest, Mike Ross, as they discuss culture, representation, and history in a way that honors our ancestors and provides a proud outlook for the future.

  • Episode 131: Unpacking the Digital Future of Healthcare

    March 14th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  32 mins 14 secs
    cloud, cloud technology, healthcare, it, leadership, mentor, mentorship, multicloud, technology, women in tech

    The opportunities for digital transformation in healthcare will be abundant in 2023! Improvements could enhance patient care and outcomes, increase efficiency and reduce costs using technology such as electronic health records, telemedicine, and artificial intelligence. Upgraded technologies allow for better coordination of care, remote access to medical care and personalized healthcare. Join #CloudTalkLive host Jeff DeVerter, alongside Sarah Richardson from Tivity Health, and Racker Vinesh Kolpe, as they unpack the possibilities.

  • Episode 130: WIT: The Challenges and Benefits of Your Geography When Pursuing a Technical Career

    February 28th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  20 mins 5 secs
    cloud, cloud technology, growth, leadership, mentor, mentorship, multicloud, technology, upskill, women in tech

    In this episode, Jeff DeVerter speaks with Burcu Isiktas, Senior Leader of Value Management and Pre-Sales for the EMEA region of Cisco AppDynamics.

  • Episode 129: For the Love of the Cloud

    February 14th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  31 mins 59 secs
    cloud native, data, multicloud, research, skills, technology, trends

    Join Jeff DeVerter and Ben Blanquera, VP of Product at Rackspace Technology, as they discuss the benefits of cloud for all companies and the world at large.

  • Episode 128: Navigating the Future of Digital Transformation with David Linthicum: Insights and Predictions

    January 31st, 2023  |  Season 4  |  25 mins 33 secs
    adapt, automation, change, cloud, competitive, data, digital transformation, future, infrastructure, management, migration, technology

    Join us for an engaging discussion on #CloudTalkLive with an industry expert, David Linthicum, Chief Strategy Officer at Deloitte, as we delve into the future of #digitaltransformation. From emerging #technologies to shifting business models, this #livestream will provide a comprehensive look at what organizations can expect as they navigate the rapidly evolving #digitallandscape.

  • Episode 127: The Winding Road to Passionate Pursuits

    January 17th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  27 mins 37 secs
    adapt, career, change, cloud, competitive, data, future, infrastructure, kayak, management, pivot, technology

    In our first #CloudTalkLive of the year, we'll hear from Seth Ezekiel West, who reinvented his career around his passion for photography and videography after a few setbacks.

  • Episode 126: Full-Stack Observability: Bringing Developers and the Business Together

    November 29th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 57 secs
    applications, apps, business context, cloud, data, devops, full stack observability, kpi, monitoring, multicloud, observability, security, visibility

    Join Joe Byrne, CTO of AppDynamics, as he and Jeff DeVerter discuss the impact of connecting business KPIs to the quality of the developer's code and the operations of the underlying systems.

  • Episode 125: Women in Tech: Growing up in the Tech World

    September 7th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 2 secs
    cloud, cloud technology, growth, leadership, mentor, mentorship, multicloud, technology, upskill, women in tech

    Our #WomenInTech Tuesday #CloudTalkLive series continues with a fascinating discussion with Rachel Hegedus - long time #Racker and a previous commercial real estate agent. Learn about her journey over the past 16 years of her career.

    WomenInTech #WIT #Leadership #ThoughtLeader #FemaleLeader #CareerJourney

  • Episode 124: Solving Water Access Problems With IoT Innovation

    July 28th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 31 secs
    cloud, multicloud, public utilities, sustainability, tech, technology, utilities, water

    To find a solution for managing the world’s aging water infrastructure, Innovyze pushed IoT to the “bleeding-edge” — giving municipalities intelligence to prevent critical water losses.

  • Episode 123: Sales, Side-Hustles and Success: Rebekah Panepinto

    July 19th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  28 mins 53 secs
    cloud, cloud technology, hustle, hustle culture, leadership, mentor, mentorship, multicloud, rebekah panepinto, side hustle, technology, women in tech

    Rebekah Panepinto has been a woman on a mission to make her mark in the tech industry for over a decade. We continue our #WomenInTech series on #CloudTalkLive as we discuss how her out-of-the-box thinking has led her through some interesting #career stops as well as starting her own podcast called Digital Drive which has evolved into The Rebekah Panepinto Project.

    WIT #Tech #CareerJourney #TechThinking #Podcast

  • Episode 122: If these apps could talk...

    June 30th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 5 secs
    applications, apps, business context, cloud, data, devops, full stack observability, kpi, monitoring, multicloud, observability, security, visibility

    ...but of course, they can't. And since mere monitoring won't cut it in a cloud first world - the only place to turn is modern application observability. In this episode of Cloud Talk Live, we get to chat with Keith Llorens and Andrew Liu of AppDynamics where we will unpack what observability is and how will transform your approach to customer experience.