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The IT Talent Shift: Preparing Your Enterprise IT Talent for the Cloud

At Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Rackspace VP Lisa Larson shows how to prepare your IT talent for this seismic shift in computing

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One of the cloud's biggest draws is the capability to virtualize computing resources, allowing it to be consumed with the click of a mouse. But behind that simple click is an enormous infrastructure challenge that has recently been cited as a major cause for slower enterprise adoption. Enterprises can better prepare for this shift and take full advantage of future computing benefits. Between architecture design and migration planning, the road can be long, so what do you do with your talent?

In this General Session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Lisa Larson, VP of Enterprise Technical Sales for Rackspace, shows how you can best prepare your IT talent for this seismic shift in computing.

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Speaker Bio:
Lisa Larson is the Vice President of Enterprise Technical Sales for Rackspace. She has spent 20+ years in IT, Professional Services and technical sales working with customers of all sizes with an emphasis in Consulting, Infrastructure Services, Project Management, IT Operations, Technical Support, Application Development and IT Management. Lisa became a Racker in September of 2010 and is responsible for end to end technical sales for the US market. In 2011, she launched Rackspace Advisory Services; an elite, dedicated team of cloud experts and consultants who help enterprises build cloud strategies, transform the business of IT and leverage cloud computing.

She's a published author and a graduate of the University of Houston. In her spare time, she is an avid runner and has completed nine marathons. She is currently contemplating her next big marathon. She also enjoys a bit of karaoke from time to time.

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