Simon is an executive leader of the Global Solutions and Services team for Rackspace EMEA. His passion is helping businesses formulate the most prudent technology strategies for their most critical pain-points, including agility, time-to-market, cost-efficiency, stability and the re-focusing of resources towards greater innovation and business alignment.
As Director of GSS, Simon owns the strategy, vision, GTM, revenue targets and P&L for EMEA — including Professional Services, all levels of solution architecture and security. His team is responsible for providing solutions and services across multi-cloud technologies including VMware, AWS, Microsoft and Openstack, as well as covering security and big data.
Simon and his team build enablement and solve business challenges for customers by focussing on every stage of the technology adoption lifecycle. As an exec at Rackspace, Simon advises various customer boards and C-Levels through one-to-one meetings, hosted roundtable discussions, panel debates and events on business change.
Simon has 19 years of experience developing and leading world-class product and transformational change for FTSE 200 companies. This includes helping to pioneer DevOps automation, IT governance, big data, information security, and holistic IT systems design. His core expertise is in the leadership and development of cross-industry technologies. He engages with key technology partners like Cisco, F5, Dell, HP, NetApp, EMC, AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, CA, Magento, Akamai and Accenture to drive revenue and expand capabilities.