Event: 2018/01/31 London


The Digital Imperative: Embracing The Disruption

WHERE: London, St James’s Hotel

WHEN: 31st January, 6:30-9:30pm

About the club

The Boardroom Club is a global network of senior executives working within the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. We collaborate on the issues our community are facing and bring practical insights and ideas to your challenges. Membership is free and by invitation only. Join us and become part of this global network. 


Why Attend?

  • Gain insights and ideas from thought leaders in your field
  • Benchmark your own plans within a collaborative and confidential environment  
  • Network with this exclusive group of senior executives within the world’s largest companies 

The Discussion

To stay competitive in existing core businesses, incumbent financial services need to be investing more deeply in digital transformation than ever before. However, even if executed well, digital transformation will only maintain shareholder value, not increase it. The advantages secured by digitalisation will be matched by new competitor capabilities and rising customer expectations. To grow shareholder value, Financial Services companies need to develop new business models, new capabilities and new competitive advantages. Is your business equipped to compete?


That’s not easy. As a senior executive (whether in IT or not), one of the core issues you face is a centralised technology structure. It has been a strength in the past, but now those complex and finely-honed, yet siloed systems are a poisoned chalice. To evolve, you must ensure your technology strategy re-writes the rule book. It is not enough to simply digitise existing models and processes.


There are some quick wins; an example being the cloud. Once considered to be a no-go area due to compliance and security issues, in 15 months, it is predicted that 80% of all IT budgets will be dedicated to cloud apps and solutions (Forbes, 2017). Our reservations surrounding security and regulation have been thrust aside; the emergent view is these threats are in fact reduced by migrating to the cloud.


But this is just one disruptor affecting your business. At this Boardroom Club dinner discussion, we will be asking:


  • What is the best technology strategy to drive shareholder value?
  • What can the IT function do in 2018 to drive short term gains?
  • What are the priority technology investments for 2018?

Guest List

  • Chief Technology Officer at Deutsche Bank
  • Global Head of Operations Technology at NatWest Market
  • Regulatory CDO 7 EMEA/UK/MENAT CDO at HSBC
  • CIO Retail & Business Banking at Santander UK
  • Executive Director, Head of Infrastructure at MUFG
  • Chief Data Officer at HSBC
  • Global Head of Audit Markets & Region Europe at Rabobank
  • Chief Technology Officer for Chief Administrative Office at Deutsche Bank
  • Global Head FM Tech at Standard Chartered Bank
  • Co-head UBS SmartWealth
  • Chief Digital Officer at Schroders
  • Chief Information Officer at MUFG Fund Services
  • Global Head of eTrading at Standard Chartered Bank
  • Vice President Electronic Trading Analytics at JPMorgan Chase
  • Chief Technology Officer at ICBC Standard Bank
  • Chief Technology Officer at Arrowgrass Capital Partners
  • Chief Information Officer Design Services at Deutsche Bank

When and Where?

6:30pm Networking Drinks

7:00pm Chaired Debate

8:00pm 3-Course Dinner

9:30pm Carriages



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