Rackspace Technology Becomes First Multicloud Service Provider to Develop Partnership Agreement with HTCE’s AI Innovation Center

Excited to have Rackspace Technology joining our ecosystem as a new partner. This means: You will soon see a team of motivated “Rackers” at our hub sharing their knowledge in various events and incubating new projects to support organizations who are seeking help with driving AI, cloud projects, and applications in the region.

Press Release by Rackspace

SAN ANTONIO, April 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology® (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology solutions company, today announced it has become the first managed service provider to develop a partnership agreement with the AI Innovation Center of High Tech Campus Eindhoven (HTCE). HTCE is deemed “the smartest square km in Europe” which is an ecosystem of nearly 300 tech companies and home to more than 12,500 international researchers, developers, businesspeople, innovators, and engineers devoted to knowledge sharing. HTCE is a global tech incubator in Health & Vitality, Sustainability, Applied Intelligence, Smart Environments and Connectivity, and Software & Platforms.

Rackspace Technology will be part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Center of HTCE, which opened in April 2021 to industrialize AI in the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands. The AI Innovation Center and its partners help companies start and accelerate their AI journey. To achieve this goal, the AI Center focuses on raising knowledge through events and professional education, facilitating the AI ecosystem and infrastructure, and offering relevant services to drive AI projects and applications by regional organizations. The AI Center is home to 13 AI-specialized companies and a wide variety of industrial and knowledge partners and was co-founded by Philips, Signify, NXP, and ASML.

“We are excited to develop a partnership with HTCE and the AI Innovation Center and look forward to sharing knowledge on AI through the shared workspaces and events and incubating new projects to support organizations who are seeking help with driving AI, cloud projects, and applications in the region,” said D K Sinha, President Public Cloud for Rackspace Technology. “All activities within this partnership will focus on three pillars: raising the level of AI knowledge, facilitating the ecosystem, driving projects, and offering relevant services to boost the adoption of AI while connecting companies, professionals, entrepreneurs, and students.” 

“HTCE is an innovative ecosystem that brings together various partners, united in their mission to leverage cutting-edge technology to solve pressing social challenges. Especially at the Innovation Hubs like the AI Innovation Center, each partner contributes their unique expertise, technologies, and services to accelerate new technology developments,” said Paul van Son, Founder of the AI Innovation Center, and Innovation Manager at HTCE. “We are thrilled to welcome Rackers to this ecosystem to jointly make more companies benefit from the potential of AI.” 

Upcoming Rackspace Technology Events

The first HTCE Rackspace Technology events are kicking off on 9th May 2023, at our AI Innovation Center in association with AWS. The single-day event will consist of two sessions: 

Business – Breakfast Session with a moderated roundtable discussion (± 90 min, 8:30-10:30 hrs.)
Click here for additional details.

Technical – Afternoon Session (1400-1730hrs) AWS Gameday Session Hosted by Justin Kuss, Vice President of Product for Rackspace Technology
Click here for additional details.

About Rackspace Technology

Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology services company. We can design, build and operate our customers’ cloud environments across all major technology platforms, irrespective of technology stack or deployment model. We partner with our customers at every stage of their cloud journey, enabling them to modernize applications, build new products, and adopt innovative technologies.

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