There’s no question the future of housing is digital. The only question is how to get there, in a way that instils positive long-term change and matches evolving customer expectations. At this roundtable for UK housing leaders, we’ll discuss and share ideas and strategies for pioneering transformation, accelerating agility, and enabling true customer-centricity. Guests will explore how to:
Alongside the business content, there’ll be a big focus on networking and connecting with like-minded senior housing peers. With that in mind, there will be a complimentary dinner with wine, plus a light-hearted and entertaining wine-related quiz with a wine host.
Ross Fraser, Head of Research, Disruptive Innovators Network
Ross has worked in the social housing sector since 1980 and is probably best known as the founding Chief Executive of HouseMark, the business intelligence subsidiary of the National Housing Federation and the Chartered Institute of Housing. Ross set up HouseMark in 1999 and by 2016, when he stepped down from that role, the company had become the second largest membership organisation in the sector with over 950 social landlord members across the UK.
Leon Blakely, Rackspace
With over 18 years’ experience in the market, Leon believes it’s becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to understand, interpret and differentiate the broad array of cloud-based technologies on offer. He aims to help customers, particularly housing organisations with specific requirements, cut through the complexity and deliver technical solutions that benefit their business.
Heads, Directors and senior leaders from the UK’s leading housing organisations.Confirmed guests include: Origin Housing, Stonewater, Lewisham Homes, Longhurst Group, Barnet Homes among others.
Rackspace is the #1 provider of IT as a service, in today’s multi-cloud world. We deliver certified expertise and integrated managed services across public and private clouds, managed hosting and enterprise applications.
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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 your industry. 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 friendly wine-related team competition, with the winner receiving the ultimate accolade – the Chief Wine Officer.
Julian Chamberlen is a highly experienced Chief Wine Officer host, and nothing gives him greater pleasure than sharing his extensive wine experience with our guests. A passionate and committed disciple of the grape, Julian has spent 30+ years picking vines, making wine and travelling to countless European and Australian vineyards.
One sparkling wine, one champagne
Paired with two white wines
Paired with two red wines
Paired with two red wines
Enjoyed with a dessert wine
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Chief Wine Officer with Rackspace
Housing leaders’ roundtable: Accelerating housing’s digital future
45 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4HX
Thursday 16th May 2019