The cloud marketplace is now mature but is still constantly evolving. We will start the conversation by discussing how companies are managing their transformation to the cloud and how they deal with complex legacy issues and hybrid cloud environments. We will look to assess how both end-user customers and industry experts see the landscape changing over the next five years, with cloud being less the destination and more the vehicle to help IT departments deliver compelling business outcomes. This dinner also represents a rare opportunity to spend time networking with your peers whilst also receiving expert advice from Ian Funnell and Giles Pearce, both from Six Degrees, accompanied by Graham Crich of VMware. 


  • IT Issues: what are the compelling challenges faced by IT leaders today and how do they see these changing over the next five years?
  • Up-the-Value-Stack: are we seeing cloud move from raw infrastructure to more platform, DevOps and application management plays?
  • Multi-Clouds: do companies see the value in having a mixed vendor environment or is it all analyst hype?
  • Business Outcomes: what do attendees see as being the key outcomes that only cloud transformation can deliver?

Where & When

The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill offers its customers an ultra modern 25th floor dining experience. embodies what Marco himself calls “affordable luxury”. With a lively atmosphere, exquisite food, refreshing cocktails and stunning views of the city, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill is the ultimate dining destination in Birmingham.

 The Cube, 200 Wharfside Street, Birmingham B1 1PR

 Wednesday 1st November 2017, 6pm


  • 6:00pm: Reception & welcome drinks
  • 6:30pm: Introductions and case studies: best practices, stories of cloud adoption in different organisations
  • 7:30pm: 3-course dinner & interactive discussions
  • 8:30pm: Post-dinner drinks & networking
  • 10:00pm: Event close

Register to attend via Vinco Events

We’ve deliberately limited the number of attendees to 15 to ensure a closer level of networking and interaction at this Executive Dinner, so hurry – we’ll run out of available places very soon!