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The Year of the Modern Cloud: How CIOs Can Keep Pace

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re combining our experience in the physical and digital spaces to bring Chief Wine Officer to your door.
The networking continues!

CWO DIGITAL and Rackspace present a virtual experience – with real wine

The Year of the Modern Cloud:
How CIOs Can Keep Pace

YOUR DIGITAL AGENDA

Back by popular demand, you’re invited to a CWO DIGITAL and Rackspace virtual networking experience – with real wine! Join industry experts and 15 of your senior industry peers to discover how you can adopt a cloud-first approach and future-proof your business for the decade ahead.

As the technology landscape continues to evolve, organisations that rely solely on traditional IT infrastructure are struggling to keep up with their competitors. Why? Because it hampers engineering teams from being able to provide the agility, flexibility, and responsiveness their businesses need to thrive. As a result, organisations across all industries are investing in cloud solutions. By streamlining and optimising operations, updating go-to-market strategies, and modernising applications, IT leaders can arm their workforce with the tools they need to perform effectively and efficiently.

Reserve your place around this interactive roundtable and join expert speaker Paul Traynor (Client Engagement Director, Rackspace Technology) to learn how you can overcome the common obstacles to cloud migration and accelerate your digital transformation. Discover the benefits of moving to a cloud-like Microsoft Azure which provides all the tools you need to ensure operational success. Join us and you’ll also gain:

  • Knowledge on key cloud migration topics, such as data centre exit and cloud strategy.
  • How To’s on accelerating your journey to the cloud while minimising risk and improving operational efficiency.
  • Insights and thought leadership from Rackspace Technology’s executives and the success of customer migrations from guest speaker

Each attendee will also receive fine wines to sample throughout the evening, each introduced by internationally renowned wine expert Sam Capron. Armed with your new-found knowledge, prepare to face off against your peers in a light-hearted wine-related competition to see who will take home the coveted title of “Chief Wine Officer”!

GUEST SPEAKER

JASON OLDROYD

Head of Service Operations, Oxfam GB


Jason Oldroyd is the Head of Service at Oxfam GB, leading the teams that manage and deliver live IT service both within the UK and across 67 countries around the world. He has over 30 years of IT experience; a good portion of which involved transformation projects and solutions design. Jason was the principle cloud architect for Oxfam GB during their migration to the Azure public cloud in 2016 where he worked closely with Rackspace as the enabling partner.

PAUL TRAYNOR

Client Engagement Director , Rackspace Technology


As Rackspace Technology™ Client Engagement Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions, Paul focuses on delivering transformation to enterprise customers. ​
He is an entrepreneurial IT transformation leader with a demonstrable track record of delivering pragmatic technology solutions to drive ROI, revenue generation, cost reduction and customer success. He has an extensive career spanning several industry sectors including financial services, media, logistics and engineering. ​

WHO’S ATTENDING

This interactive CWO DIGITAL and Rackspace event is exclusive to just 15 CIOs, VPs, Director of IT / Infrastructure / Cloud with accountability for cloud spend and/or performance. Target Influencers include Enterprise Architects and Developers.

If you’d like to make new connections with industry-leading peers and unlock riveting insights from Cloud & IT experts, reserve your place today. Don’t miss out!

YOUR HOST


At Rackspace, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. Across applications, data, security, hybrid and multiple clouds worldwide, we provide cloud specialists with unbiased expertise, continuous modernisation and Rackspace Service Blocks. We work with leading partners and alliances. As a recognised Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we deliver Fanatical Experience™ across every interaction. Rackspace has been honoured by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work.


A trusted partnership. Since 2001, Rackspace Technology and Microsoft have worked together to cultivate a global relationship, focused on helping businesses make the most of Microsoft technologies. This is done through innovative product delivery and unmatched service and support across the Microsoft portfolio.

RSVP HERE  2 places left

UK, BENELUX & NORDICS

I thought the wine tasting was a really great way of breaking up the event and getting people talking. Thank you for a great evening and a good discussion
Unilever
High quality event and great networking opportunity across industry.
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CHIEF WINE OFFICER DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

SAM CAPORN

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.

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 409 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).

3 FINE WINES 1 WINNER

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DELIVERY

Wine delivered to your door
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INTRODUCTIONS

Champagne welcome
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PRESENTATION

Keynote Speech 1 + Q&A
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WHITE WINE

White wine tasting session
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BREAKOUTS

Interactive Networking
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RED WINE

Red wine tasting session
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COMPETITION

CWO Winner Announced
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PRESENTATION

Keynote Speech 2 + Q&A
Impressive event and management of it. It was refreshing to have the opportunity to discuss views and experiences with a plethora of different companies on a common theme.
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EVENT DIRECTOR

HARRIET ADAMSON

020 3687 3967


EVENT HOST

RICHARD PORTER

020 3687 3940


SUMMARY

CWO and Rackspace present

The Year of the Multicloud
How CIOs Can Keep Pace

Details

Date:
May 12
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Harriet Adamson