“This Platform Must Be Made of Awesome”

The GE keynote at the OpenStack Summit Boston highlights OpenStack private cloud as a service from Rackspace.

Patrick Weeks, senior director of digital operations at GE, helped kick off an exciting Day 1 of the OpenStack Summit Boston describing GE’s successful journey to the cloud and why the one of the largest and most innovative companies in the world is consuming private cloud as-a-service from Rackspace.

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Patrick Weeks, senior director of digital operations at GE, onstage at the OpenStack Summit Boston.

GE’s move to cloud is a critical part of its mission to lead the digital industrial era. Watch Week’s keynote, above, to learn GE’s story and find out why one architect at GE Healthcare said of Rackspace’s OpenStack private cloud, “This platform must be made of awesome.”

Christian Foster is the Senior Director of Marketing for the OpenStack Cloud business. A Racker since 2013, he has more than 17 years of experience in marketing and strategy roles including eCommerce, brand management, product marketing, operations, demand generation, executive communications, media relations, and corporate strategy. Christian holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Baylor University and is a native of Austin, Texas. When he is not on the golf course or working out, Christian and his wife Megan can be found spending time with their 11-year-old daughter, seven-year-old son, and a King Charles Spaniel named Ellie.



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