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Network Hype Decoded: How Digital is Outpacing Tradition

November 14, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

Chief Wine Officer and GTT Present:

Network Hype Decoded:
How Digital is Outpacing Tradition

A C-Suite Networking Dinner For Digital Leaders

Thursday 14th November from 6.15pm
Venue: Hotel Café Royal, Mayfair & Soho Rooms, London
Keynote Speaker: Joel Stradling, Founder and Lead Analyst, Clavem Research
Wine Aficionado: Julian Chamberlen
What’s on the agenda

Chief Wine Officer and GTT are thrilled to invite you to an exclusive evening of fine dining, wine tasting and exciting business content and discussion at Hotel Café Royal on the 14th of November.

Leaders and digital experts are invited to take part in an interactive networking session and business discussion that will dissect the hype around SD-WAN. We’ll explore how organisations can harness Software-Defined networks as the driving force behind their digital innovation.

Guests will hear from Joel Stradling, Founder at Clavem Research and seasoned industry speaker. Joel will delineate how the rapid shift to digitisation is outpacing the infrastructure capacity of traditional networks, and how companies can attain maximum agility, security, and performance by underpinning their digital strategy with SD networks.

While enjoying a five-star gourmet dining experience, you’ll have the opportunity to network with your senior peers, learn key business insights and, of course, take part in the renowned Chief Wine Officer – a luxury champagne and wine-tasting experience. Expect to leave educated, entertained and well-connected.

Who’s attending

This event is exclusively limited to 15 CIOs, CTOs, and directors in IT, operations and digital transformation from the UK’s top organisations.

Keynote speaker

Joel Stradling – Founder and Lead Analyst, Clavem Research

Joel Stradling is Founder and Lead Analyst at Clavem Research. The company’s central mission and vision is to help businesses make informed decisions by leveraging its rich SDN/NFV networking knowledge. Joel’s primary focus area is the ‘SD-WAN Verticals’ content and competitive comparison platform, offering market insight on how Software-defined networks drive innovation across various industries.

Joel Stradling Clavem Research guets speaker
 Your hosts:

GTT prioritise simplicity, speed and agility above all else. The company owns and operates a global Tier 1 internet network and provides a comprehensive suite of cloud networking services. GTT clients include national, international and global enterprises, governments, universities and telecom operators. All benefit from GTT’s outstanding service experience.

2 places available

Champagne will be served in…

“It was a really good night and I would be keen to attend another relevant session in the future.”

Chief Wine Officer

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 – 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.

Wine expert and host

Julian Chamberlen

Julian Chamberlen is the longest-serving host of the Chief Wine Officer series. He is a passionate advocate of all things grape, having spent over 30 years making and studying wine. Julian is a partner in Farthinghoe fine wine, a former Sales Director at Goedhuis, and he previously worked at Layton’s, Bibendum and Venue Clicquot. Get ready for an evening with one of the best guides to wine in London.

 9 Fine 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

“Thank you for the invite, it was a lovely evening to connect with people from across the industry, in charming circumstances.”

 Your venue

Hotel Café Royal
10 Air Street, London W1B 4DY, UK

This luxury hotel in London enjoys an unrivalled setting on Regent Street where the elegance of Mayfair, energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combine. It’s where history, culture, business and the stage are just steps away. That’s one reason why, for 150 years, people who make a difference have made their way through these doors. For Oscar Wilde and Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill and David Bowie, David Chipperfield and Albert Adrià, Hotel Café Royal has always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate.

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Event Director

Paulina Sinander,
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Event Host

Craig McCartney,
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Event details

Chief Wine Officer with GTT

Innovation or Stagnation: Next-Level network Infrastructure for Enteprise
Hotel Café Royal, 10 Air Street, London W1B 4DY, UK
Thursday 14th November
from 6.15pm

“It was a very enjoyable evening, very informative both from a product and wine perspective and good fun. All-in-all a very good networking event.”


November 14, 2019
6:15 pm
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Hotel Café Royal
10 Air St
London, W1B 4DY United Kingdom