This November, Chief Wine Officer is proudly partnering with Rackspace Technology and AWS for another round of cloud transformation insights and fine wine tasting – and you’re invited. Join us on 11th November 2020 for an exclusive virtual networking experience and discover the major modernisation trends within the Financial Services sector and why true change requires a cultural shift. We’ll deliver premium wines direct to your door to enjoy throughout the evening – what’s not to like?
In recent years, no other industry has experienced as much disruption as the Financial Services Industry (FSI). With challenger banks up-ending the traditional banking model, and Big Tech organisations introducing and benefitting from emerging technologies, consumer expectations have changed. Now, FSI organisations must adopt continuous compliance and security models to keep up, while learning to do more with less and supercharge what they do have. For legacy banks to survive, they must unlock the value of data and analyse it to modernise the business.
Tonight, we’ll be discussing the hurdles facing FSI and the vital role cloud technology is playing in powering digital modernisation through innovative solutions like Machine Learning. Leading the discussion will be Rackspace Technology and AWS, who will be demonstrating how to overcome the challenges of cloud adoption, including how this changes the security and compliance posture, to achieve your business goals. This is your chance to enable business agility and innovation at your organisation at a time when the FS market and consumer expectations are rapidly changing.
If you’re ready to fuel a new age of IT and app modernisation within your FS organisation, RSVP now to take part in this exclusive networking opportunity. Alongside our cloud transformation and FS tech trends insights, you’ll have the chance to meet your peers from across the industry. We’ll also introduce you to an internationally renowned wine expert, who will help you sample premium wines we’ll ship to you prior to the event. At the end of the night, face off against your new connections in a wine-related competition to see who will be crowned ‘Chief Wine Officer’!
Director, Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services
Jonathan joined AWS as an Enterprise Strategist & Evangelist in early 2017. He works with enterprise technology executives around the globe to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers. He has worked with over 320 enterprises helping them successfully complete migrations and transition their organisations to help them realize the benefits of AWS Cloud.
Prior to joining AWS, Jonathan spent 17 years working as a leader in Capital One Financial Corporation, where his final role was Senior Director and UK divisional CTO. He was part of the technology leadership team that selected AWS as their predominant cloud partner in 2014, and was accountable for architecting, engineering, and an agile DevOps execution of the technical build out and system migrations of the UK divisions AWS Cloud strategy in partnership with the US divisions until 2017.
Chief Technical Officer EMEA, Rackspace Technology
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.
This exclusive digital experience is open to just 15 Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers, and related IT decision-makers from leading FSI organisations in the UK approaching cloud transformation.
It is the perfect opportunity to network with your peers in a relaxed, virtual setting. But it’s also your chance to learn how to overcome the major hurdles facing FS organisations when adopting cloud technology – and how to maintain competitiveness against challenger brands.
RSVP now to secure your place.
At Rackspace, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. Across applications, data, security, hybrid and multiple clouds worldwide, we provide cloud specialists with unbiased expertise, continuous modernization and Rackspace Service Blocks. We work with leading partners and alliances. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we deliver Fanatical Experience™ across every interaction. Rackspace has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work.
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.
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.
Julian is a highly experienced Chief Wine Officer host, and nothing gives him greater pleasure than sharing his extensive wine experience with our guests. He is a partner in Farthinghoe fine wine, a former Sales Director at Goedhuis, and previously at Layton’s, Bibendum and Veuve Clicquot. A passionate and committed disciple of the grape, Julian has spent 30+ years picking vines, making wine, studying to diploma-level, and travelling to countless European and Australian vineyards.