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Pairing for Success: Scaling Organisational Agility for CFOs & CHROs

October 9, 2019 @ 6:15 pm BST

Chief Wine Officer and Workday Present:

Pairing for Success: Scaling Organisational Agility for CFOs & CHROs

Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Location: City Social, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ
Guest Speaker: Chris Murray, Global HR Transformation & Technology Consulting Leader at PwC
Master of Wine: Sam Caporn
What’s on the agenda

Join us at Michelin-starred City Social for our latest event in partnership with Workday. Experience the renowned Chief Wine Officer format with other, VIP-selected C-suite executives who focus on driving digital growth.

At this event, we’ll explore how CHROs and CFOs can steer transformational projects within their organisations and departments. You’re invited to learn how to leverage automated processes to boost productivity by building better roadmaps, revolutionising team collaboration, and optimising resources.

During the evening you’ll hear how PwC have deployed digital advances to augment their workforce and skillset, gaining key insight into the importance of organisational agility. You’ll also hear from Workday’s Director of Finance, Brian Montgomery, who will share his experience of using Workday’s platform internally for financial management. What you’ll learn is that the only way to achieve a successful digital transformation is through collaboration between both finance and HR.

By pairing to perform, leaders in HR and Finance can explore how to transform and reinvent their workforce capabilities to generate long-term business benefits. What’s more, our speakers will show that to upskill your workforce, you need to effectively engage employees and prioritise results that result in an enhanced skillset.   

Keynote speakers
Chris Murray | PwC
Global HR Transformation & Technology Consulting Leader

As Partner in PwC’s People & Organisation practice, Chris leads HR transformation for multinational organisations throughout the EU and US. Chris has advised top-tier organisations across all industry sectors – including Workday and Oracle HCM Cloud – and helped roll out new HR systems strategies, Software-as-a-Service solutions, and global mobility.  

Brian Montgomery | Workday
Director, Finance

Brian is Finance Director at Workday, where he has worked for over 11 years. He is responsible for the accounting and controllership function for Workday in EMEA, APJ and Canada, and ensures Workday maintains best-in-class financial management systems. Brian is also passionate about the intersection of people and technology, and he is a firm believer that finance departments must embrace technology to maximise their effectiveness.

Our VIP Guests

This dinner is limited to an exclusive number of C-level and Heads and Directors of Cloud Transformation, Technology and Digital across various industries.

Following confirmations from senior-level HR and Finance leaders from Barclays, Experian, Johnson Matthey & Colt Technology Services (among others) there are just three spaces left.

 Your hosts:

Workday was founded on a disruptive idea: to put people at the centre of enterprise software. Now, over a decade later, Workday still delivers on that idea every day.

With a customer list ranging from mid-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, 70% of which are live, Workday achieved an industry-leading 98% customer satisfaction rating.

3 Places Available
Champagne on ice in:

“Great location. Great food and wine. Excellent discussion.”
“Thank you for a great evening. One of the best I’ve been to!”

The Chief Wine Officer Experience

Chief Wine Officer is about mixing business with pleasure. We share technology industry insights, but no CWO event is complete without a fine wine tasting experience, hosted by an entertaining wine expert. Connect with senior peers from within your industry while sampling the finest wines. Then, engage in some light-hearted wine-related team competition where the ultimate title will be up for grabs as a prize – Chief Wine Officer.

 Wine expert and host

Sam Caporn 

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 380 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)  

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, City social offers skyline views and beautiful interiors. This Michelin starred restaurant features a curated menu by Jason Atherton and Head Chef Paul Walsh. Serving classic yet creative dishes among London’s best company.

Past CWO events
“Thank you for an amazing event. It was a great pleasure to join.
All very well organized and executed.”

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Event details

Savannah Giorgi
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Richard Porter, Managing Director
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Chief Wine Officer and Workday

Pairing for Success:
Scaling Organisational Agility for CFOs & CHROs

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

Wednesday 9th October 2019
from 6.15pm

“The evening was flawless.”


October 9, 2019
6:15 pm
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Savannah Giorgi


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