Solving the Cloud Skills Crisis: a CBR dining club

Date: 26th Feb 2014

Venue: Claridge's, 49 Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR

It started life as a single house, but Claridge's was soon transformed into an art decor masterpiece favored by royalty and the most distinguished figures of every generation, join us on 26th February for a fantastic evening of networking, divine dining and succulent wine.

2014 is the year when cloud matures, moving from early-adopter projects to become a core tenet of most enterprise IT strategy. This is the year that cloud will begin to support end-to-end processes. And while the advantages are well understood - speed of deployment, flexibility and management of costs among them - this change will simply highlight the skills gap within the current IT workforce.

One recent survey of 400 IT professionals indicated that nearly half felt their organisation's current competence in cloud implementation and management was either poor or very poor. Moreover, just 7 per cent rated their competence as excellent.

This CBR Dining Club event will address the questions all CIOs and senior decision makers interested in cloud should be asking: Do we have the skills in-house to meet the cloud challenge? How do we identify the soft and hard skills required? What does cloud mean for the traditional development/operations divide? And, where do we find the talent to fill the gap?

During the evening Rackspace's chief technologist Chris Jackson will highlight some of the challenges that come with hiring talent and will share some of Rackspace's own experiences as the company made changes to its DevOps and automation services teams.
Join us for an evening of networking, expert talks and stimulating conversation.

Event Location