Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Perfecting hybrid cloud in FSI: Any app on any cloud to any device

April 17, 2018 @ 6:15 pm

Perfecting hybrid cloud in FSI: Any app on any cloud to any device

Tuesday, 17th April from 6.15pm
Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool St, London, EC2M 7QN
 What’s on the agenda

Join a carefully selected group of financial services industry senior executives at this VIP event. Gain strategic insight into successfully managing the complexity and risk in hybrid cloud – while enabling the innovation required by today’s banks and insurers. Discover best practices for working with multiple cloud providers, from public to private. We’ll also explore cost-effective methods for integration with existing applications and databases, unifying your governance, and launching new customer services.

Who’s attending

A select group (15–20) of C-Level, Directors and Heads of Infrastructure, Architecture, Applications, Cloud, and Data from leading financial services and insurance companies.

Keynote Speakers:

Matthew O’Neill,

Industry Managing Director
Financial Services, VMware

Matthew is the Industry Managing Director, Financial Services for VMware, responsible for helping the world’s top financial services institutions achieve their strategic growth, competitiveness and customer experience ambitions through VMware’s innovative cloud, mobile and security technologies. Based in the UK, Matthew brings 30 years’ Banking IT experience, proven in improving cost, service, sustainability, resilience and productivity of design, delivery and day2 operations.

Rashik Parmar MBE

Technical Executive – Europe
IBM Distinguished Engineer    

Rashik is the leader of IBM’s European technical community and an IBM Distinguished Engineer and previously President of IBM’s Academy of Technology. He currently advising clients on their cloud innovation roadmap from a technology and business perspective drawing on thirty-four years of practical experience in IBM. He has worked for financial, retail and manufacturing clients on IT transformation projects of all sizes. Overall, he specialises in ensuring the technical success of complex IT projects that transform business models.

Rashik was appointed to the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board and chairs the Employability and Skills Panel. He is helping develop the innovation strategies to accelerate growth of this £55bn marketplace. Rashik also chairs the Board of Trustees for IVE is a social enterprise that is working to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers, children and young people.

Rashik was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) as part of the HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday honours for his contribution to business and innovation.

This event is in conjunction with the CIO Exchange program from Vmware. Join the LinkedIn Group here.

 Your Hosts

VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud computing and platform virtualisation software and services. It was the first commercially successful company to virtualise the x86 architecture.

Sponsored by:



 Chief Wine Officer

We’ll mix business with pleasure: the serious business of fine wine tasting together with the pleasure of connecting with senior peers, colleagues and friends from leading UK organisations.

Alongside the gourmet dinner, there will be a champagne reception and wine tasting, hosted by an entertaining and experienced Chief Wine Officer host.

 Master of Wine

Anne Krebiehl

Anne Krebiehl: Anne Krebiehl is a Master of Wine (MW) – the highest, toughest, and most prestigious wine qualification.

One of just 370 MWs in the world, Anne acts as a wine consultant for London restaurants, is a panel chair for the International Wine Challenge and judges at international wine competitions.

 What to expect


Two sparkling wines to kick-off


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

The event will be held in the elegant and original Victorian surroundings of the Fenchurch Room, Andaz Hotel. First opened in 1884, this 5-star luxury venue was designed by the architects of London’s Houses of Parliament


“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 a wonderful evening. Great guests, great atmosphere and a great networking opportunity.”

RBS, Edinburgh 2017

Past CWO Events

Your Event Director:
Sophie Philippe

020 3196 5704



Event details

Perfecting hybrid cloud in FSI: Any app on any cloud to any device

Fenchurch Room, Andaz Hotel, Liverpool St, London, EC2M 7QN

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018
from 6.15pm


April 17, 2018
6:15 pm
Event Tags:
, , , , , ,


Sophie Philippe


Andaz hotel
40 Liverpool Street
London, EC2M 7QN United Kingdom
+ Google Map