CWO At Home • UK • Cloud

Public vs private vs hybrid: Choose cloud strategies for cost and efficiency

Connect with your peers, taste fine wines, and discuss the potential and pitfalls of cloud-first infrastructure with Chief Wine Officer and Pure Storage

Tuesday 21st March
18:30 – 20:30 GMT


IT and Engineering
leaders in London


Your own home or office

Hosted by
Logo_Pure Storage

Business insights

You’re invited to reimagine what cloud strategy means for your business at this exclusive networking and wine tasting event. Courtesy of Chief Wine Officer and Pure Storage, you and your peers will be joined by Pure Storage’s Lead Principal Technologist for EMEA Strategic & Global Accounts, Savas Nicolaides. Together, we will unpack the expectations surrounding public cloud-first infrastructure strategies and how to assess your own organisational needs. You’ll also be treated to a unique wine tasting experience led by the esteemed Master of Wine, Peter McCombie, one of only 414 in the world. Can we count you in?

John-David Lovelock, VP Analyst at Gartner, has said “workloads that are data intensive rather than compute intensive don’t go well in the cloud… if it’s taking a million-dollar lesson to learn [that], sorry.” Market leaders avoid the hidden costs of cloud by optimising their infrastructure strategies and addressing their workloads individually – a strategy that’s leading many to more nuanced, hybrid approaches. Cloud spend is due to exceed 51% of IT spend by 2025, will your spending be optimised or profligate?

Key discussion points

  • Why organisations choose public cloud over private cloud, and the lessons learned
  • The challenges and opportunities presented by public vs. hybrid-cloud strategies
  • How to eliminate hidden costs in your infrastructure strategy, no matter your public, private, or hybrid-cloud setup

This exclusive networking experience is open to just 10 IT, data, and engineering leaders throughout the UK. If you would like to recommend a relevant senior colleague, please pass their details to the Event Director. Places are limited and highly popular – secure yours today.


What to expect

Business insights

Engage around topical subject matters contextualised by short, sharp thought leadership speeches. You’ll gain relevant business insights and real-world examples of how to put these into practice.

Industry networking

You’ll meet subject matter experts, industry leaders, and some of the best minds in your field. This is a chance to make valuable connections with your peers around your sector’s most pressing topics.

Wine tasting

Enjoy a fine wine tasting led by a Master of Wine (only 414 in the world) or a wine expert. You’ll also enjoy some light competition as each event ends with the crowning of a new Chief Wine Officer.

Speakers and hosts

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This event is brought to you by Chief Wine Officer and Pure Storage. Registration subject to approval.

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Pure Storage gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.

Kalin Hitrov
Event Director

Kalin Hitrov
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What to expect from

CWO At Home?

Exclusive insights. New connections. Premium wines.This is the CWO experience.

The CWO At Home experience mixes exclusive insights, valuable business connections, and premium wine tasting for an unforgettable evening of networking, all from the comfort of your home.

A carefully curated selection of wines is delivered to your door prior to the event, so you can take part in our expert-led tasting and some light-hearted competition. Will you be our next Chief Wine Officer?

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