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Building Tech Strategies for the Future: Insights from the British Heart Foundation

November 12, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

Chief Wine Officer and Rackspace Present:

Building Tech Strategies for the Future: Insights from the British Heart Foundation

Date: Tuesday 12th November from 6.15pm
Venue: City Social, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ
Keynote Speaker: Ursula Dolton, CTO at British Heart Foundation
Master of Wine: Anne Krebiehl
What’s on the agenda

Chief Wine Officer and Rackspace are thrilled to invite you to this exclusive evening of fine wine, gourmet dining and exciting business content. Join us on November 12th to learn how to energise your future tech strategy with multi-cloud, drawing on lessons from the British Heart Foundation.

The sheer speed of technological advances in the last ten years has been utterly unprecedented. Nobody could have imagined where we would be by 2020, but there’s no sign that digital innovation will slow down in the next decade. One thing’s for certain: CIOs and IT decision-makers will need to ensure their technology strategy is ready to handle the change.

Joining us to share her keen insights will be Ursula Dolton, CTO of the British Heart Foundation. Ursula has championed a unique multi-cloud strategy at one of the UK’s biggest charities that is paving its way to a prosperous future for the organisation. She’ll share how the British Heart Foundation’s forward-looking strategy has resulted in it implementing multi-cloud to make a success of the next decade. You’ll also have the chance to meet the CTO of Rackspace, Lee James, who will share key themes and technology predictions so you can develop a robust future tech strategy and prepare for the multi-cloud journey about to unfold.

Alongside the high-level business content, you’ll have the chance to network with leaders driving change in the cloud, too. But that’s not all. Chief Wine Officer will bring you face-to-face with a genuine Master of Wine, who will lead a light competition around fine wines. Register now to gain insights from two CIOs developing technology strategies for the future… and the finest wines from around the world.

Who’s attending

This event is exclusively limited to 15 C-Level, Heads and Directors of IT from the UK’s top organisations.

Guest speakers

Ursula Dolton, CTO at the British Heart Foundation

Ursula joined the BHF in 2016 and was appointed CTO in 2019. She was formerly Director of IT and Business Change. Ursula is responsible for delivering the BHF’s technology strategy in support of its charitable objectives. She leads the charity’s IT and portfolio management office; the data and customer relationship management teams, and the digital products and delivery teams.  Her role ensures all teams in the organisation have the tools that they need to turn fledgling ideas into impact for the organisation, and can use technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Ursula has been in the technology industry for over 20 years. Previously, she led technology transformation at the University of East London and held IT and technology leadership positions in the private sector including at Cadbury, Citi Group and Jaguar Land Rover.

Lee James, CTO at Rackspace

Lee is responsible for helping Rackspace’s customers maximise their cloud investments across people, process and technology, as well developing new products and services.

As the Chief Technical Officer EMEA Lee’s experienced in developing and delivering industry-leading cloud, analytics and SAP services for global organisations. He’s also previously been awarded for innovation after building BP’s first multi-cloud platform.

In a prior role at Betfair, Lee was responsible delivering a DevOps-driven platform that performed more transactions than all the European stock markets each day. He particularly enjoys leading on global cloud transformations, advanced analytics platforms and cloud-inspired organisational transformation which delivers significant business value to customers.

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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.


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The Chief Wine Officer Experience

Our premium event series is all about mixing business with pleasure. Alongside high-level business discussions with peers, guests to our Chief Wine Officer events get to sample the world’s finest wines and indulge in a gourmet dining experience.

But it doesn’t stop there – we also have a little light-hearted competition to further enliven the night. 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.


 Wine expert and host

Anne Krebiehl

Anne Krebiehl is a Master of Wine (MW) – the highest, toughest, and most prestigious wine qualification in the world. One of just 380 MWs globally, Anne acts as a wine consultant for London restaurants, is a panel chair for the International Wine Challenge and judges at international wine competitions.

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 in the heart of London, City Social offers skyline views and beautiful interiors that you’ll never forget. This Michelin-starred restaurant features a curated menu by Jason Atherton and Head Chef Paul Walsh, serving classic yet creative dishes that will take you to the next level of taste.


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Building Tech Strategies for the Future: Insights from the British Heart Foundation

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

Tuesday 12th November 2019
from 6.15pm

“The evening was flawless.”


November 12, 2019
6:15 pm
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