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From Legacy to Leading Edge

May 10, 2018 @ 6:15 pm

From Legacy to Leading Edge

Guest Speaker: Gerry DeMarco, CTO & Senior Technology Advisor, Alldyn
Thursday, May 10th, from 6.15pm
Crosby Street Hotel, New York
What’s on the agenda

On behalf of Chief Wine Officer, Skytap and guest speaker Gerry DeMarco, you’re invited  to join an intimate group of IT leaders and influencers at this invitation-only event – From Legacy to Leading Edge: How to modernize traditional enterprise applications.

Together, we’ll share and discuss ideas and leading strategies for modernization.  We’ll also present ways in which enterprises can explore how to eliminate bottlenecks associated with legacy applications and datacenters.

Join high-level discussions with our expert speaker, who will impart his expertise on how to navigate technology teams through the challenges of achieving innovation within the enterprise. The evening will be supported by a four-course dining and fine wine tasting experience and competition hosted by Chief Wine Officer.

Who is attending

We are inviting up to 15 guests including CIOs, CTOs, Heads and VPs of IT, Application Development, Architecture, Cloud, Infrastructure and related areas.

Confirmed guests include: BNY Mellon, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Guardian Life Insurance, HSBC, New York Life Insurance, RBC, Thomson Reuters.

Keynote speaker
Gerry DeMarco

CTO and Senior Technology Advisor for Alldyn

Gerry has held numerous senior-level IT positions in financial services. He was the Chief Operating Officer for Engineering and Operations at AIG, Managing Director of Global Compute at UBS, Chief Technology Officer for World Wide Security Services at JP Morgan and held various technology roles at Morgan Stanley over a 20-year career.

gerry demarco

 Your hosts:

Skytap accelerates enterprise innovation by modernizing traditional applications with cloud-native development and services. Their technology makes it easy to build, run, and evolve these hybrid applications by rapidly migrating traditional workloads to the cloud, enabling modern development practices, and integrating new cloud architectures and processes.


Champagne is served in…

Guest Review

“The event was outstanding in every possible way. Venue, food, attendees… everything was first rate.” New York, 2017


“Thanks for arranging a great event last night. I found it worthwhile for the excellent quality of the company, the food and the wine.”

LV= London 2017

“CWO does a fabulous job of welcoming everyone and I am always delighted to be in attendance.”

BNY Mellon, New York 2017

“Thank you for the very entertaining, enjoyable and instructive evening. It was a very successful event”

UBS, Paris, 2017

Past CWO events
 Chief Wine Officer

We will mix business with pleasure: the serious business of wine tasting together with the pleasure of connecting with senior peers, colleagues and friends from leading US organizations.

Alongside the 4-course gourmet dinner, there will be a wine tasting hosted by an entertaining wine speaker. This part of the evening involves some light-hearted wine-related team competition, with the winner receiving the ultimate accolade – the Chief Wine Officer.

 Wine expert and host

christy canterbury

Christy Canterbury is a Master of Wine, journalist, speaker and critic who lives between New York City’s DUMBO and the vineyards of the world (primarily those of Europe). Christy was the 7th woman in the US to earn the MW title, one of the world’s highest wine qualifications and held by just 370 people worldwide. Previously she was the National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group and the Global Beverage Director for Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

 What to expect

“The venue, food, entertainment & wine were all great. Well done and thank you!”


One sparkling wine, one champagne


Paired with two white wines

Main Course

Paired with two red wines

Cheese Course

Paired with two red wines


Enjoyed with a dessert wine

CWO Final

Winner announced

 Your venue

Crosby Street Hotel, Prince and Spring room, 79 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012

The luxurious Crosby Street Hotel offers a sumptuous blend of elegance and quirkiness in the heart of New York’s vibrant SoHo neighbourhood.

Guests will start with drinks in the Spring room, before enjoying dinner and discussions in the stylish Prince room.

“Thank you for yesterday evening, it was a fabulous event.”


Your Event Director:
Ammina Ouangar

0044 207 329 3933



Event details

Chief Wine Officer & Skytap

From Legacy to Leading Edge

Crosby Street Hotel, Prince and Spring room, 79 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
from 6.15pm

“The evening was flawless.”


May 10, 2018
6:15 pm


Ammina Ouangar