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Accelerate Your Customisable Cloud Journey Block-By-Block

September 24, 2019 @ 6:15 pm BST

Chief Wine Officer and Rackspace Present:

Accelerate Your Customisable Cloud Journey Block-By-Block

An Exclusive Cross-Industry IT Leaders Networking Dinner

Tuesday 24th September from 6.15pm
Venue: Michelin-Starred City Social, Tower 42, London EC2N 1HQ
Host: Nick Henry – General Manager, Managed Public Clouds, Rackspace
Master of Wine: Sam Caporn
What’s on the agenda

The current marketplace demands require the deployment of varying cloud strategies to satisfy a multitude of complex cloud needs. Yet as organisations migrate to cloud, they face the challenge of the cumbersome ‘one size fits all’ solution.

Rackspace’s customisable cloud technology presents a solution where organisations can apply a DIY approach to their cloud deployment, turning complex operations into Gousto-style service modularity, and allowing businesses to subscribe to service blocks that satisfy their requirements. This ultimately results in cost-efficient solutions that are flexible, agile and responsive to a rapidly evolving cloud consumption market.

In partnership with Chief Wine Officer, Rackspace are inviting you for an evening of high-level business discussion and C-suite networking, whilst taking in skyline views at Michelin-Starred City Social. You will be among key business leaders, discussing challenges and disruption facing the marketplace, with a focus on customisable cloud solutions that serve you at any stage of your cloud journey.

During the evening we will learn how to apply this progressive approach, including how to:

  • Build a customisable cloud with features that serve business needs and accelerate cloud adoption.
  • Expand multi-cloud capabilities which deliver service style modularity, opting into services such as tooling, architecting, management, and cost governance.
  • Adopt an agile and flexible solution that responds to rapidly evolving cloud operations, resulting in increased productivity and improved work processes.

Helping you digest this high-level business discussion among leaders driving change in the cloud industry will be the renowned Chief Wine Officer format: a fine-wine tasting experience coupled with a 4-course gourmet dinner. The evening will end with light entertainment, courtesy of your Chief Wine Officer host.

Our VIP Guests

This dinner is limited to an exclusive number of C-level and Heads and Directors of Cloud Transformation, Technology and Digital across various industries. Confirmed guests included C-level executives from the following companies:

Dunnhumby, Starling Bank, NHS, WSP, Thales, Arriva and CBRE among others
Keynote speakers
Nick Henry | General Manager
Managed Public Clouds, Rackspace

Nick offers a breadth of experience, with credentials spanning across cloud, data analytics and IT transformation. Tasked with developing public cloud services and complex cloud operations, he leads Rackspace’s customer management teams, combining technology and exceptional customer service to meet client demand. Nick is an expert in deploying cloud operations and delivering operational excellence and efficiency, with a track record for achieving business growth and implementing the best approach to utilising public cloud services.

 Your hosts:

Rackspace is the #1 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, managed hosting and enterprise applications.

2 Spaces Remaining!
Champagne on ice in:

“Great location. Great food and wine. Excellent discussion.”

See our past guest reviews.
The Chief Wine Officer Experience

Chief Wine Officer is about mixing business with pleasure. We share technology industry insights, but no CWO event is complete without a fine wine tasting experience, hosted by an entertaining wine expert. Connect with senior peers from within your industry while sampling the finest wines. Then, engage in some light-hearted wine-related team competition where the ultimate title will be up for grabs as a prize – Chief Wine Officer.

 Wine expert and host

Sam Caporn 

Sam has been in the wine trade for over twenty years, travelled the world extensively, writing, buying and blending wines for the UK market. She is 1 of only 380 people worldwide to hold the prestigious title of Master of Wine and only 1 of 13 women to have ever won the coveted Madame Bollinger Medal for Excellence in Tasting. Sam is a wine consultant to one of the UK’s largest retailers, has appeared regularly on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, a wine judge, and a partner of The Wine Gang (consumer wine festivals and events)  

9 Wines 1 Winner


Two sparkling wines


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

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

 Your venue

City Social
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ

Showcasing the best of British, City social offers skyline views and beautiful interiors. This Michelin starred restaurant features a curated menu by Jason Atherton and Head Chef Paul Walsh. Serving classic yet creative dishes among London’s best company.

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Karina BurtonKarina Burton
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Richard Porter, MD
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Chief Wine Officer and Rackspace

Accelerate Your Customisable Cloud Journey Block-By-Block

City Social,
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ

Tuesday 24th September 2019
from 6.15pm

“The evening was flawless.”


September 24, 2019
6:15 pm
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Karina Burton


City Social
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St
London, EC2N 1HQ United Kingdom