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Cloud Transformation in Retail: Why Now Is the Time to Act

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

We’re combining our experience in the physical and digital spaces to bring Chief Wine Officer to your door.
The networking continues!

CWO : DIGITAL, Rackspace and AWS present a virtual experience – with real wine

Cloud Transformation in Retail:
Why Now Is the Time to Act

WHAT’S ON THE VIRTUAL AGENDA

Chief Wine Officer is partnering with Rackspace Technology and AWS once again to bring you an evening of virtual networking, business discussion and wine tasting. This evening’s topic will be the transformation of the retail sector, including how retailers can innovate, modernise and control costs in a post-Covid world. With premium wines delivered direct to your door, and each wine introduced by an internationally renowned wine expert, this is an experience not to be missed!

Covid-19 has irrevocably altered the way that retail organisations maintain relevance, cater for fluctuating demand and adapt quickly in an unpredictable climate. This has forced a reassessment of digital and online strategy while increasing propensity to drive transformation through adoption of cloud.

This evening, our guest speakers will discuss how retailers can react to changes in the marketplace and future-proof their business for the post-Covid landscape. We’ll look at three central pillars of cloud adoption that enable business agility, including: Migration, Modernisation, and Innovation.

RSVP now to take part in this exclusive networking opportunity and to gain insights from Rackspace and AWS. You’ll also have the chance to participate in a light, wine-tasting competition to see who will take home the title of ‘Chief Wine Officer’. Sign up today!

GUEST SPEAKERS

STEVE GURNEY

EMEA Retail Industry Lead, AWS


Steve is head of Retail in Europe, Middle East & Africa at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He leads AWS’ industry strategy and guides the leadership team for marketing and sales enablement, channel development, and the solution offerings required to address Retail customers’ business needs in EMEA. Steve’s has more than 25 years of experience of technology in consumer industries, establishing a number of successful US startups in Europe. Prior to AWS, he led the global practices for Financial Services and Media & Entertainment industries at Verizon, the World’s second largest mobile carrier.

SIMON BENNETT

Chief Technical Officer EMEA, Rackspace


As Chief Technical Officer for EMEA regions, Simon’s goal is to deliver end-value to customers with world-class multicloud solutions and services. He is focused on inspiring and supporting technical leaders to find the best-fit solutions combining a perfect blend of services and capabilities from the Rackspace Technology and partner portfolio.

Simon’s extensive experience has been gained from working across a broad spectrum of industries. Simon previously worked for IBM for just over 20 years in leadership roles. Most recently, he provided technical pre-sales and detailed solution support for strategic deals within technology services.

WHO’S ATTENDING

This exclusive digital experience is open to just 15 retail leaders who are accelerating their cloud journeys to remain competitive in a post-Covid landscape.

This is a unique opportunity to network with peers from your industry, and to gain valuable insight about how AWS and Rackspace’s alignment can help your organisation thrive.

RSVP now to secure your place.

YOUR HOSTS


Rackspace is the number one provider of IT-as-a-Service in today’s multi-cloud world. They deliver certified expertise and integrated managed services across public and private clouds, as well as managed hosting and enterprise applications.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Rackspace have partnered with AWS to provide managed cloud solutions.

RSVP HERE  15 places left

Thought the event was well structured and breaking it up between the business and pleasure elements led to a nice balance and a relaxed discussion. Overall very enjoyable.
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I have been to several events in the past but not for a few years, this event albeit virtual, was really enjoyable and informative.

CHIEF WINE OFFICER : DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

JANE PARKINSON

Wine Expert


Our premium event series is all about mixing business with pleasure. This virtual event brings together high-level business discussions and networking. We also nicely blend the virtual and physical spaces, inviting guests to sample the finest wines from home, guided by the best wine-tasters in the world.

But it doesn’t stop there – you’ll also get to take part in light competition to put your newfound wine knowledge to the test. Join us to take part in our wine expert’s wine-related competition to see if you can win the title of Chief Wine Officer.

Jane Parkinson is a wine expert on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen Live and was crowned the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Communicator of the Year in 2014. A winner of many awards one of which is, the Chairman’s Award at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards. Her many accolades include award-winning wine journalist, author and broadcaster. Jane also frequently hosts and judges wine events and competitions across the country.

3 FINE WINES 1 WINNER

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DELIVERY

Wine delivered to your door
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INTRODUCTIONS

Champagne welcome
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PRESENTATION

Keynote Speech 1 + Q&A
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WHITE WINE

White wine tasting session
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PRESENTATION

Keynote Speech 2 + Q&A
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RED WINE

Red wine tasting session
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DISCUSSION

Interactive Q&A
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COMPETITION

CWO Winner Announced
A novel experience for me, and very enjoyable. Format worked really well, and interesting mix of presenters and guests (and wine to balance it all). Thank you to the CWO team!

EVENT DIRECTOR

AMMINA OUANGAR

020 3687 3968


EVENT HOST

RICHARD PORTER

020 3687 3940


SUMMARY

CWO, Rackspace and AWS present

Cloud Transformation in Retail: Why Now Is the Time to Act

Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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Organizer

Ammina Ouangar