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Transforming Data Protection for Competitive Advantage

November 27, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

Chief Wine Officer, Veeam and NetApp Present:

Transforming Data Protection for Competitive Advantage

Date: Wednesday 27th November from 6.15pm
Location: The Rosewood, 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN
Guest Speaker: Bernard Dykes – Global Head of Architecture, NTT Managed Services
Master of Wine: Peter McCombie
What’s on the agenda

Chief Wine Officer, Veeam and NetApp invite you to an exclusive evening of fine wine, gourmet dining and unparalleled business content in the very heart of London. Join us to learn how to transform data protection within your organisation to gain a competitive edge.

When it comes to data protection, the complexity of modern IT and multi-cloud challenges throw up a host of problems that make it difficult to secure data, let alone turn that security into a competitive advantage. But through the consolidation of IT, automation, standardisation, and hybrid cloud infrastructure, it is possible. At this event, we’ll show you why.

Throughout the evening, guests will learn how a large, global organisation can use data protection to stay one step ahead. By improving operational efficiency and reducing unplanned IT downtime, our speakers will show you how a focus on data protection can earn you a threefold return on investment in just 5 years. In particular, we’ll show you how a combined hybrid cloud solution from Veeam and NetApp can provide you with the flexibility you’ll need to solve key challenges in an ever-changing IT landscape.

At Chief Wine Officer, you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with your peers and create new and exciting business opportunities. Share your experiences over a few glasses of the finest wines sourced by our certified Master of Wine – one of only 390 worldwide! – and a gourmet dinner in a VIP venue. But at our events, you’re not only here to talk business. Get involved in our wine tasting competition to see if you have what it takes to take home the ultimate title: Chief Wine Officer!

Who’s attending

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

Guest speaker

Bernard Dykes
Global Head of Architecture at NTT Managed Services

Bernard leads the architectural function at NTT Managed Services, ensuring that customer solutions are designed to the highest standards and that NTT’s portfolio stays relevant in an ever-changing landscape. In particular, Bernard helps customers around the world to adopt cloud-based services for critical IT functions. Bernard will be talking about the value he has gained working with Veeam and NetApp.

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Your Hosts

Veeam is a global leader in cloud data management, trusted by 82% of the Fortune 500 and providing intelligent data management solutions for the likes of Volvo, ESG, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. From data backup and recovery to data protection and security, Veeam is uniquely positioned to help customers along their journey to Intelligent Data Management.

NetApp uses data to make its clients’ digital transformation visions a reality. With Data Fabric from NetApp, you can harness the true potential of your data to create more value across your organisation. By combining simple design with optimised data, NetApp enriches choice and helps you embrace new opportunities.

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.

Master of Wine

Peter McCombie

Peter is a New Zealand-born, English resident Master of Wine, based in London. Peter McCombie was awarded the Master of Wine qualification in 1994, while working for Italian specialist merchant Winecellars.

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

The Rosewood
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

The Rosewood offers unique culinary experiences with authentic connections to the local area to entice your taste buds. Boasting interiors rich in heritage, combined with contemporary style and sophistication, experiences at the Rosewood are highly sought-after because of its exclusive setting, prime location, and exceptional restaurant.

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Carina Vardie
0207 329 3933
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Craig McCartney, MD
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Chief Wine Officer, Veeam and NetApp

Transforming Data Protection for a Competitive Advantage

The Rosewood, 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

Wednesday 27th November 2019
from 6.15pm

“The evening was flawless.”


November 27, 2019
6:15 pm
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Rosewood, in the Living Room
Rosewood, 252 High Holborn, London
London, WC1V 7EN United Kingdom


Carina Vardie