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Rackspace CTO John Engates to Deliver Keynote at GalaxZ18

Digital Transformation Thought Leader to Share Insights at 4th Annual Zenoss User Conference

AUSTIN, Texas – November 13, 2017 – Zenoss Inc., the leader in Software-Defined IT Operations™, today announced John Engates, chief technology officer (CTO) at Rackspace, as a keynote speaker for GalaxZ18, the fourth annual Zenoss user conference, to be held June 20-22, 2018, at the JW Marriott in the Live Monitoring Capital of the World, Austin, Texas.

Engates is an internationally recognized cloud computing expert and a sought-after speaker at technology conferences, including CA World, the Goldman Sachs Techtonics Conference, and Cloud Expo. He speaks on the future of cloud computing, enterprise cloud adoption, data center efficiency, green data center best practices, and more.

As CTO of Rackspace, Engates has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of the Rackspace managed cloud strategy and solutions portfolio. He meets frequently with customers to hear about their needs and concerns and to discuss Rackspace's vision for the future of cloud computing.

"John Engates recently described the pace of IT as the fastest it's ever been and the slowest it will ever be," said Megan Lueders, vice president of marketing at Zenoss. "We are thrilled to have John share his valuable experience on innovative IT strategies that will help ensure our customers' businesses thrive in an era of digital transformation."

Prior to joining Rackspace, Engates was a founder and general manager at Internet Direct, one of the original internet service providers in Texas. Engates is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a B.B.A. in accounting.

Engates will present at GalaxZ18 on Friday, June 22, 2018. The GalaxZ18 conference is centered around practical sessions that help customers get the most from their day-to-day use of the Zenoss solution as well as ways in which Zenoss can help customers achieve their digital transformation goals. The 2018 conference highlights include:

  • Industry-leading speakers from dynamic organizations such as Rackspace, Cisco, MD Anderson Cancer Center, NWN Corporation and more across IT Ops, DevOps and network management
  • Insight on strategies for enabling business through improved IT service health in hybrid IT environments
  • The latest best practices from Zenoss subject matter experts
  • Instructor-led, hands-on technical training courses and certifications
  • The annual Z Awards, which recognize exceptional innovation, leadership and collaboration

GalaxZ18 registration and call for speakers are now open. For more information, visit https://galaxz.zenoss.com.

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