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From Legacy to Leading Edge

June 20, 2018 @ 6:15 pm BST

From Legacy to Leading Edge

Wednesday, 20th June, from 6.15pm
Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG
What’s on the agenda

On behalf of Chief Wine Officer and Skytap, you’re invited to join an intimate group of IT leaders and influencers at this invitation-only event.

Together, we’ll discover, share and explore leading strategies for innovation and modernisation as part of the cloud journey. We’ll introduce ways in which leading enterprises can address bottlenecks associated with legacy applications. Our speaker will impart his expertise on how to navigate technology teams through the challenges of achieving innovation within the enterprise:

  • Considerations to define and implement your Cloud Journey: Lessons learnt and next steps when aiming for a multi cloud environment.
  • Accelerating innovation through Application Modernisation and portability.
  • Roles and Skills that will enable your cloud transformation project.

Join high-level discussions supported by a four-course dining and fine wine tasting experience and competition – hosted by Chief Wine Officer.

Who’s attending

This event is exclusively limited to 15–20 CIOs, COOs, CISOs, CTOs, CFOs, Directors & Heads in Enterprise Architecture, DevOps, Service Delivery, Infrastructure, IT, Architecture, Application Development, Testing, IT Operations, Cloud, Innovation. Naturally, alongside the business discussion there will be plenty of opportunities for senior-level networking, as we mix business with pleasure.

Companies confirmed include: Barclays, BBC, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Metrobank, Siemens, Sky, Tesco, TalkTalk, UBS and Vodafone.

 Summer Reception

This Chief Wine Officer experience will start with a champagne reception in the wonderful Terrace Room, overlooking the Sanderson’s beautiful courtyard. We will be serving you two chilled and delicious sparkling wines which may or may not be champagne – we will be testing your knowledge on the day.

Keynote speakers
Neil Lock

Former VP, Cloud Computing, BT

Neil has 30+ years’ experience in the IT and telecommunications business, with extensive global experience in developing, launching and operating cloud services and products. He works with government agencies, multi-nationals, domestic businesses and startups to to help them navigate and exploit cloud technology to achieve their digital transformation goals.

neil lock

Chris Griggs

General Manager, EMEA, Skytap

Chris has 30+ years’ experience leading outperforming EMEA sales and marketing teams delivering cloud, data centre automation, and data analytics solutions to global enterprises across different industries. Prior to Skytap, Chris worked for HP, Stratavia, and Novell.

chris griggs

 Your hosts:

Skytap accelerates enterprise innovation by modernizing traditional applications with cloud-native development and services. Their technology makes it easy to build, run, and evolve these hybrid applications by rapidly migrating traditional workloads to the cloud, enabling modern development practices, and integrating new cloud architectures and processes.


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Champagne is served in…

Guest Reviews

“The event was outstanding in every possible way. Venue, food, attendees… everything was first rate.” New York, 2017

“It was a pleasure and thank you for the invite, it was a great event and had a lot of fun and met some interesting people. More than happy to attend events in the future and have signed up to the community so hopefully see you at another event soon!” London, 2017

“Thank you for inviting us. Very entertaining event and great people at our table.” London, 2017


“Thanks for arranging a great event last night. I found it worthwhile for the excellent quality of the company, the food and the wine.”

LV= London 2017

“CWO does a fabulous job of welcoming everyone and I am always delighted to be in attendance.”

BNY Mellon, New York 2017

“Thank you for the very entertaining, enjoyable and instructive evening. It was a very successful event”

UBS, Paris, 2017

Past CWO events
 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 UK organisations.

Alongside the 4-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 and host

Julian Chamberlen

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. He is a partner in Farthinghoe fine wine, a former Sales Director at Goedhuis, and previously at Layton’s, Bibendum and Veuve Clicquot. A passionate and committed disciple of the grape, Julian has spent 30+ years picking vines, making wine, studying to diploma-level, and travelling to countless European and Australian vineyards.

 What to expect

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


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

Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street,
London, W1T 3NG

The event will be held in the fabulous and fantastical world of the 5-star Sanderson Hotel.

This luxurious location blends acclaimed surrealism and dreamlike decor with ultra chic ambience and baroque styling. Your reception takes place in the tranquil terrace room, with dinner served in the iconic Billiard Room.


“Thank you for yesterday evening, it was a fabulous event.”


Your Event Director:
Ammina Ouangar

0044 207 329 3933



Event details

Chief Wine Officer & Skytap

From Legacy to Leading Edge
Sanderson Hotel
50 Berners Street
London, W1T 3NG

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018
from 6.15pm

“The evening was flawless.”


June 20, 2018
6:15 pm


Sanderson London
50 Berners St
Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG