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From CHRO to CIO: Collaborating to Transform HR

September 18, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm BST

From CHRO to CIO: Collaborating to Transform HR

Exclusive C-Level Networking Dinner for HR, IT & Digital Leaders
Wednesday 18th September, from 6.15pm
St Martins Lane Hotel, 45 St Martin’s Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4HX
What’s on the agenda

In partnership with Workday and IBM, join Chief Wine Officer and key HR and IT leaders for an evening of C-suite networking, fine wine tasting and gourmet dining.

Today’s CHRO’s and CIO’s face challenging and unprecedented levels of technological innovation, bringing about marketplace disruption. To combat this, collaboration from HR and IT leaders is required, capitalising on new technology to transform the employee journey from the inside out.

Transforming and reinventing HR at scale requires applying advanced technology techniques. Driving digital and cultural change isn’t easy. At this event, leaders in HR and IT will explore key benefits in partnering for successful performance. Hear how joining forces will enhance enterprise investments and deliver seamless employee experiences that result in effective business outcomes.

Alongside the industry-leading talks will be the renowned Chief Wine Officer format, where we combine high-level business discussions with entertainment, competitions and a fine wine and premium champagne tasting experience.

Who is attending

This event is exclusively limited to 15 senior HR and IT leaders from across industry.


Melissa Lever, Head of Reward and People Systems, Linklaters
Discussion: Implementing Workday with purpose – How Magic Circle law firm, Linklaters partnered with IBM to deploy Workday Globally. Melissa will share her personal experience of what the team achieved, experienced and learnt on their journey to go live.

Rosemarie McGuire, IBM Executive Partner – HR Reinvention Practice Lead – UK&I, Global Business Service
Discussion: HR Reinvention & Employee Experience-led Design – IBM’s HR Reinvention story + Opportunities and challenges involved in delivering consumer grade expectations to your workforce.

Mandy Jeffrey, Vice-President of People, International and Operations, Workday
Discussion: The power of Technology as a partner – How Workday Deployment enables the delivery of a seamless joint employee experience that ensures successful outcomes for both HR and IT leaders.

Mandy Jeffrey, IBM

Jon Lester, Digital HR Strategy Lead, IBM
Discussion: Is a touchless HR function achievable? – How cognitive solutions can accelerate HR reinvention underpinned by Workday.


Champagne is served in…

 Your hosts:
 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 organisations. Alongside the four-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

jane parkinsonJane Parkinson
Jane 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, plus is a previous recipient of the Chairman’s Award at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards. She is an award-winning wine journalist, author and broadcaster who also regularly hosts wine events across the country plus she’s a judge in international wine competitions.


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

St. Martins Hotel, St Martin’s Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4HX

The 5-star St Martins Lane Hotel is one of the capital’s most acclaimed boutique hotels. Located in the vibrant theatre district of London’s Covent Garden, St Martins Lane, encapsulates quintessential English luxury combined with an eccentric mix of culture at the heart of the very energetic West End.

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Your Event Director:
Heidi Garcia

0044 207 329 3933



Event details

Chief Wine Officer, Workday & IBM Dinner: 

From CHRO to CIO: Collaborating to Transform HR

St Martins Lane Hotel, St Martin’s Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4HX
Wednesday, 18th of September 2019
from 6.15pm


September 18, 2019
6:15 pm - 9:30 pm