This September, CWO : DIGITAL and Equinix are delighted to invite you to an exclusive evening of virtual networking, invigorating insight, and fine-wine tasting. Join fellow IT leaders from some of Ireland’s leading businesses and hear from our expert speakers who will share their unique insights on interconnection.
Throughout the evening, we will explore:
Maurice Mortell, Managing Director, Equinix Ireland will share insights about what he is seeing in the market and how companies who adopt an interconnection-first approach can greatly enhance business outcomes. Maurice will give a brief overview of how interconnection enables businesses to optimise their cloud infrastructure platform for increased speed, reliability and connectivity.
We’ll also hear from Hesus Inoma on the emergence of an Open Finance ecosystem. He’ll discuss the next generation of financial services, with Open Finance presenting exciting opportunities for both consumers and businesses to better manage their data and their finances through interconnectivity. Hesus will show the Insurance, Asset Management, Funds and other adjacent ecosystems including Retail, Telcos, Utilities, Travel, Mobility, Media, Pharma and Agriculture are all utilising Open Finance to create a new era of financial wellbeing.
This will be an interactive and fun event with open discussion and plenty of opportunity to share your thoughts with a select group of IT leaders.
We’ll end the evening with the famous CWO competition. Each attendee will receive several fine wines – delivered direct to your home so you can take part virtually – and on the night our internationally renowned Master of Wine will introduce you to each. Then, you’ll put your taste buds to the test in a light-hearted competition against your peers to see who will take home the coveted title of Chief Wine Officer.
Register now to secure your virtual place!
Head of Digital & Fintech, Grant Thornton Ireland
Hesus joined Grant Thornton in 2019, having previously worked in a number of large Financial Services firms, before exiting his own award-winning international FinTech business.
He is a specialist in IoT and Connected Open Finance business models, with an excellent understanding of financial products and smart technologies underpinning emerging FinTech solutions. He advises on innovation, product, operations and strategy to suit different needs across Financial Services, New Entrants and FinTech firms. Hesus is an experienced Financial Advisory Professional, with +12 years’ experience within the Domestic and Cross-Border Insurance, Banking and Asset Management industries.
Maurice oversees the Equinix business in Ireland, playing a key role in the Equinix Ireland strategy and expansion. Maurice also sits on the Equinix executive management team for EMEA. Prior to this, Maurice was appointed as the Country Manager for Ireland with Telecity Group in August 2011 and was also selected as the VP of Emerging Markets in January 2014. With over 20 years’ experience in the data centre sector, Maurice has been a key figure in the rise of the data-centre industry in Ireland and is highly regarded as a thought leader on Ireland’s potential to be a global digital hub.
Managing Director of Ireland, Equinix
This exclusive digital experience is open to CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, and IT leaders looking to make their organisations innovation-ready through interconnection.
It is the perfect opportunity to meet and virtually network with peers from across industries, all while obtaining vital digital insights from global leader Equinix.
Equinix operates the only truly global interconnection platform. Through its interconnected data centres that span 52 markets across five continents, Equinix provides the world’s leading businesses with a secure, scalable way to connect with customers, employees and partners.
Master of Wine
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.
Peter is a New Zealand-born, English resident Master of Wine, based in London. Peter McCombie was awarded the Master of Wine qualification in 1994, while working for Italian specialist merchant Winecellars. He is one of just 390 Masters of Wine in the world and a veteran Chief Wine Officer host.