Chief Wine Officer and Rackspace Technology are joining forces to bring you a virtual experience featuring cloud security insights, C-level networking, and an expert-led premium wine tasting. Just 15 of the USA’s leading IT, security and risk executives are invited to the virtual table – will we see you there?
Digital transformation, complex multi-cloud architectures and compliance requirements are on the rise. That means cyber-threat defense is more critical than ever. But how do you ramp up your efforts in the midst of a global security talent shortage?
At this interactive event for the IT and security C-suite, you’re invited to hear from security leaders at Rackspace Technology, revealing how an end-to-end security strategy that replaces modular, environment-dependent solutions could help you secure your business at every step of your transformation. And you’ll have the chance to exchange experiences with your peers, sharing challenges on security modernization, compliance, cloud security and more.
If that wasn’t enough, we’re also treating our guests to some luxurious wine tasting entertainment to complement the business talks. You’ll be guided through a selection of champagne, white and red wines by a renowned expert throughout the evening, before testing your taste buds as you face off against your peers in a competition to nominate the best taster in the room — the ‘Chief Wine Officer’!
VP Security Services, Rackspace Technology
In this role he acts as GM for Rackspace’s security solutions focused on supporting digital transformations and cloud acceleration. As a previous CISO and security architect, Gary has over 20 years experience on the front lines of security, protecting and responding to threats across multiple industries. Gary is often sought out to speak on secure digitization, cloud, and emerging technology security frameworks as well as enterprise security.
Previously, Gary led Customer Experience and Services Product Management at Cisco Systems where he built professional, managed, and support services addressing cloud security and advanced threats. At Cisco and at Neohapsis, a nationally recognized cybersecurity boutique consultancy, Gary and his teams were instrumental in transforming enterprise and government security programs to effectively address shifting business models, emerging technologies, and the evolving threat environment.
Principal, AWS Office of the CISO
Merritt (Twitter: @MerrittBaer) is a Principal in the Office of the CISO at Amazon Web Services. Merritt provides technical cloud security guidance to complex, regulated organizations like the Fortune 100, and advises the leadership of AWS’ largest customers on security as a bottom line proposition. She also helps build strategic initiatives for how AWS secures itself, running on AWS.
Merritt has experience in all three branches of government and the private sector. Before Amazon, Merritt served as Lead Cyber Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission. She has also served at the US Department of Homeland Security, the Office of US Senator Michael Bennet, and the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Before joining the government, Merritt started a business advisory / legal practice, working with emerging tech companies.
This invite-only event is limited to 15 IT, risk and security leaders at leading US companies from industries including Consulting, Retail, Finance, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Banking.
Are you building a security framework to withstand the ever-transforming future of your industry? Don’t miss your chance to join the discussions with like-minded peers at this unique virtual experience. RSVP today.
Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace Technology
Jeff has 25 years of experience in the IT field with 10 of those being at Rackspace.
Jeff is a proven strategic leader who has helped companies like American Express, Ralph Lauren, and Thompson Reuters create and execute against a multi-year digital transformation strategy.
During his time at Rackspace, Jeff launched and managed many of the products and services Rackspace offer today, as well being involved in M&A activities to support them.
At Rackspace Technology, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. Across applications, data, security, hybrid and multiple clouds worldwide, we provide cloud specialists with unbiased expertise, continuous modernization and Rackspace Service Blocks. We work with leading partners and alliances. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we deliver Fanatical Experience™ across every interaction. Rackspace Technology has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Rackspace have partnered with AWS to provide managed cloud solutions.
Our premium event series is all about mixing business with pleasure. This virtual event brings together high-level business discussions and networking. We also nicely blend the virtual and physical spaces, inviting guests to sample the finest wines from home, guided by the best wine-tasters in the world.
But it doesn’t stop there – you’ll also get to take part in light competition to put your newfound wine knowledge to the test. Join us to take part in our wine expert’s wine-related competition to see if you can win the title of Chief Wine Officer.
In 2013 Amy achieved the title of Master of Wine becoming one of only twenty four women in the United States to achieve this remarkable accolade. Currently, she works in sales for Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant in Los Angeles, and is co-owner, with her husband, of Holus Bolus Winery and The Joy Fantastic Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. Additionally, she teaches Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) classes in Los Angeles for Fine Vintage LTD, has a new Puggle named Joey Coco and loves Prince.