Water CIO Dinner

June 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Landsdowne Club
9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London

To All

Please find below the schedule for the CIO Water Dinner being held at the Landsdowne Club, located on the edge of Berkley Square, on arrival guests will be asked to go directly to the private dining room area, where pre-dinner drinks and canapes will be served in the ante-room.

It says on the website that “The Lansdowne Club gives little outward sign to passers-by of its distinguished past, however, this noble Mayfair club is not merely a haven of civilised calm, but an architectural gem, rich in nearly 250 years of history.”

I have attached links below for your convenience and outlined some specific club rules you must be aware of, please read these prior to attending the dinner. As usual if anybody has any specific dietary requirements or allergies please do let me know A.S.A.P so we can let our hosts know in advance.

Hosts : SQS

SQS is the leading quality partner for digital process. Digital change is inevitable, whether it is driven by the business, customers, the competition or regulation. Using continuous quality our end to end approach accelerates change, giving business agility to deliver faster, better, cheaper outcomes with greater certainty.
SQS was recently acquired by Assystems, a global engineering company, in an acquisition financed by Private Equity company Ardian.
Richard Holway commented in Techmarketview: “The aim in combining the two is to become a “transformation leader” that converges the digital and physical worlds, providing assurance across products and processes, from design to physical build……………… The rationale for this unexpected pairing is becoming clearer and it is certainly an example of TechMarketView’s 2018 ‘breaking the boundaries’ theme.”
Guest Presenter : Andrew Burgess

Andrew has worked as an advisor to C-level executives in Technology and Sourcing for the past 20 years. He is considered a thought-leader and practitioner in Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences on the subject. He is a strategic advisor to a number of ambitious companies in the field of disruptive technologies. He has written two books; ‘The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017) and, with the London School of Economics, ‘The Rise of Legal Services Outsourcing’ (Bloomsbury, 2014). He was recently awarded ‘Automation Champion of the Year’ by the Global Sourcing Association. He is a prolific writer on the ‘future of work’ both in his popular weekly newsletter and in industry magazines and blogs.


17:30 – 18:00 Guests arrive for pre-dinner drinks at Lansdowne Club and will be directed to private dining room ante-room.
18:30 Take seats for dinner and introductions.
18:45 First course served
19:00 : Topic 1 “What you need to know before you dive into RPA and AI”.
Andrew Burgess – Guest Presenter
19:15 Main course served
19:45 : Topic 2 Release Management as a Service – “Shifting left” is good, but how much can we save by “looking right” and pro-actively managing frequently invisible BAU application releases, which emerge like icebergs.
Discussion chaired by James Robbins – Winning CIO
20:00 Dessert Served
20:15 Coffee
20:30 Drinks & Networking
21:30 Carriages

Club Website & Location details

Club website https://www.lansdowneclub.com/

Location https://www.lansdowneclub.com/about-the-club/location/

Club rules – Specific things to know

Mobile phones must be switched off on entering the building.

Dress code

Men must wear conventional jacket and collared shirt.
Women must be smartly dressed. No jeans, denim, casual trousers, trainers and fashion sports shoes.


Andrew Burgess andrew@ajburgess.com
James Robbins winningcio@gmail.com

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