Rodney Rogers is presenting at Structure 2016 on Nov 8, 2016  


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Rodney J. Rogers

Rodney J. Rogers is the Chief Executive Officer at Virtustream Inc. since January 2009. With over 25 years in the Information Technology Services industry, Rodney Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Virtustream, is a well-recognized thought leader and successful entrepreneur. Rodney was Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Virtustream Inc., a leading cloud software and Services company that was acquired in July of 2015 by EMC for $1.2B. Virtustream introduced the first consumption-based hybrid cloud software and IaaS platform capable of providing commercial application latency performance guarantees for running mission-critical enterprise class applications on modern multi-tenant cloud architectures. Virtustream represents a key transformational element of EMC’s new cloud strategy.

Prior to Virtustream, Rodney was the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Adjoined. Adjoined was known as the fastest growing U.S.-based IT Services company from its inception through its acquisition by Kanbay (NASDQ: KBAY) in 2006.

Rodney then became Chief Operating Officer of Kanbay, a 7,000 person global IT Services firm which was subsequently acquired by Capgemini (Paris: CAP) in 2007. As such, Adjoined set the bar for private U.S-based IT Services value creation in the post-2000 era.

Rodney has been recognized consistently as a businessman, an entrepreneur and a technologist including being named to Kennedy Research's global list of "Top 25 Most Influential Consultants", being a finalist for the Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award multiple times, and most recently, ranking 3rd the on the global Forbes list of "Best Cloud Computing Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2015.”

Rodney is a Board Member of UnitedLex, a leading India-based Knowledge Process Outsourcer, and Greensmith, an emerging leader in distributed energy storage software technology.

Rodney is also an early-stage investor in technology growth companies such as Cloud Sherpas, BetterCloud, StrataCloud and iYogi.

Rodnay earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Florida.

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Co-Founder & CEO

Jan, 2009 - Current   (over 7 years)
Feb, 2007
Dec, 2007
Chief Strategist - North America / MD - Eastern USA
Mar, 2006
Mar, 2007
Apr, 2000
Dec, 2006
Co-Founder & CEO
Jan, 1988
Jan, 1994
Senior Manager

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Structure 2016

November 08, 2016 - November 09, 2016

Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, California, United States

The cloud is the computer, we’re now dealing with many clouds.

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