Digital Transformation: Leading Innovation - Connecting Customers

Digital transformation is improving how businesses see their customers and create value throughout their lifecycle. Driving and sustaining digital transformation, where data is the essential currency and technology waves are fast and furious, is not an easy game—it’s akin to the challenge of an impassioned sports match that involves creating opportunities, working smarter, pushing boundaries, and exploring possibilities.

Join us on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at The Ivy Restaurant – London for a breakfast roundtable that will explore how disruptive technology ... More Details

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Venue - The Ivy Restaurant 1-5 West Street, Central London WC2H 9QN

Roundtable discussion areas:

  • What does your digital future look like?- characteristics of digital disruption... visualise the big picture and its revenue impact, learn from peers how to make that real.
  • Who do you need on your digital advisory team?
  • How do you make sense of your data dilemmas?- minutia to mega, keeping focus and control. Are you now a software company?
  • How to handle resourcing challenges?
  • Continued agility and Internet of Things everywhere - what are the practical opportunities?

Jora Gill

Chief digital officer

Economist Group

Paul Coby

IT Director

John Lewis Partnerships

Gurdeep Grewal

SVP & General Manager - Europe

Globallogic

A COMMUNITY OF THOUGHT LEADERS & PIONEERING ORGANISATIONS

Our members/network comprise of:

  • Board level executives from Europe's top 500 corporations
  • Chief Executives and Heads of UK and Europe from blue-chip technology, telecoms, media, utilities, retail, manufacturing, banking and financial services, public sector and media corporations
  • Partners and Directors from venture capital and private equity firms
  • Analysts, advisors and academia professionals from Universities, specialist consultancies, news media and analyst organisation.

Mark Price

Managing Director

WAITROSE

Gurdeep Grewal

SVP & GENERAL MANAGER - EUROPE

GLOBALLOGIC

Mona Shah

GLOBALLOGIC

Mark Hawkins

Managing Director

TWOFOUR GROUP

 

Mark Price

WAITROSE

Mark Price was appointed Managing Director, Waitrose in April 2007, and is responsible for the Waitrose shops of the John Lewis Partnership. He joined the Graduate Training Scheme in 1982, before becoming Managing Director of John Lewis, High Wycombe and then John Lewis, Cheadle. On transferring to Waitrose in February 1998 as the Partnership's first Marketing Director, in 2000 he was given additional responsibility for Retail Operations, becoming Director of Selling & Marketing. Immediately prior to his current role, Mark had been at John Lewis since 2005, in the roles Managing Director, Partnership Development and John Lewis Development Director.

 

Gurdeep Grewal

GLOBALLOGIC

Gurdeep Grewal is an astute, savvy business leader with 30+ years of experience in the outsourcing environment for both the public and corporate sectors. Gurdeep has helped many blue chip companies increase growth and innovation and improve profitability with strategies around Impact Sourcing, Global Delivery Platforms, embracing best practices in multi-cultural alliances for maximum business gains. The industry focus solutions have helped these companies stay at the top at their game. His extensive UK and pan European network is acclaimed across the industry. Prior to GlobalLogic, Gurdeep held senior positions at Zensar, Logica, HP, Unisys, and ICL/Fujitsu.

 

Mona Shah

GLOBALLOGIC

Mona Shah is an experienced business/management consultant and executive coach with 24 years of experience in the in B2B, IT and Telecoms Technology and third sector environment In true entrepreneurial style she has a proven track record of helping Start Up style organisations gain market acceptance and success amidst a very challenging and competitive environment; through effective business planning, product management and marketing communications strategies. Her vivacious personality and strong desire to make a difference everyday has drawn a remarkable network across all walks of life around the world, all served through her passion for consultancy, coaching and cooking. Mona has worked with Zensar, Nixdorf, Siemens, ICL, Fujitsu, MicroFocus, Unica, Telehouse Europe, Gartner, Oxfam, Princes Trust, Raleigh, UNA, JST, London 2012, Glasgow 2014, Disability Resourse Centre, Royal College of Physicans..

 

Mark Hawkins

TWOFOUR GROUP

Mark is Managing Director of Twofour, an international media organisation, employing over 300 people with a turnover of almost £30 million. Twofour create and deliver media across all digital platforms. This includes broadcast TV production for all UK terrestrial and digital broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Virgin and Sky); delivering digital communications solutions for Fortune 500 companies worldwide; webcasts for House of Commons & Lords and European Parliament; and delivering WebTV and IPTV solutions. Twofour’s technology company is widely recognised as a leading expert in digital media technology with its new web broadcasting platform MediaFreedom. Mark’s career started in fmcg with Unilever, then he moved to Meyer International where he became Marketing Director of Jewson and Business Development Director of the group – acquiring and integrating businesses internationally. Mark brings a unique mix of international experience within large FTSE organisations juxtaposed with the challenges of leading and managing a fast growing international media group.

A KNOWLEDGE BASE OF IDEAS, PROVEN STRATEGIES,USEFUL OUTCOMES

Capturing ideas and knowledge to help you with your business transformation

Catch up here and take advantage of the golden nuggets and brilliant ideas resulting from the V8 Power Forum networking activities. Use them to build your own action plan for your business environment.

SYNERGY AND MEETING OF MINDS,SHARING BEST PRACTICES, SUPPORTING IDEAS, CREATING VALUE...

Joining forces enable us to create synergies, enjoy a wider pool of resource, build stronger teams, induce creativity and innovation. In this section we will show you amazing examples of collaborative practice within our network and how The V8 Power Forum members have really been able to make a difference.

For the good of the Internet... LINX

The Internet is a co-operative endeavour that depends on the collaborative participation of competing businesses. The Internet industry is therefore especially reliant on forums which bring together competing interests to deal with issues of technology, standards and self-regulation.

At the recent networking breakfast John Souter, CEO of the London Internet Exchange gave us a very short and sweet insight into this truly collaborative organsiation. LINX pride themselves very much on working for the good of the Internet and there are huge membership benefits to be gained in joing LINX. Details of this and loads more can we found at http://www.linx.net

Group Partners 

Its all about what matter...Creating Value For The Enterprise. That’s #whatmatters

John Casewell

The Internet of Things