Cloud Executive Meetup
'Meeting the Needs of the Digital Age'

Breakfast with Ade McCormack, renowned near-futurist, digital challenger bank Revolut, the UK's largest telco BT, leading Retail IT provider PMC and Enterprise multi-cloud to edge database provider Couchbase

New Date - Thursday, 18th June 2020
The Ritz, London, UK
35% say cloud migration is their top priority – Computer Weekly survey.
28% of IT spending will have moved to the cloud by 2022 – Gartner
Join an executive breakfast in the largest private dining room at London landmark The Ritz. You’ll hear Ade McCormack, renowned near futurist, author and digital strategist, share how he thinks digital needs to be redefined and its impact on new business models, talent management and leadership. He’ll diagnose what this means for enterprise cloud and discuss how data and people are foundational to a successful cloud strategy.
With a panel discussion with three of the UK’s leading organisations on how enterprise cloud is helping their own organisation make the journey to this new digital age. They will discuss cloud models, reflect on learnings and predict what new technologies they see as game changing and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

Event Hosts & Speakers

Ade McCormack

Ade McCormack

Digital Readiness Institute | Founder

Creating intelligent, adaptable and situationally aware organisations. Author, keynoter and cognitive engineer.

Digital Readiness Institute
Dmitri Lihhatsov

Dmitri Lihhatsov

Revolut | FinCrime Product Owner

In 2016, inspired by the opportunities that AI would open up, Dmitri started studying this branch of Computer Science and eventually joined Revolut - a global FinTech startup - to fight fraud using the newly acquired knowledge.

In just under a year, Dmitri built Sherlock - a machine-learning-based fraud detective that continuously monitors the transactions of over 8 million Revolut users and protects them from having their money stolen by fraudsters.

Jérôme Tassel

Jérôme Tassel

BT | Director TV & BB Services & Systems Engineering

Responsible for TV and Broadband solution architecture and design; Broadband, Broadcast network OSS and IPTV service platform; CPE device management and big data platform

Elliott Winskill

Elliott Winskill

PMC Retail | Product Manager

Elliott is a Cloud Platform Product Manager at PMC, a market leading, independent Technology services provider. Having held both commercial and technical roles in Retail, he combines a Technology Evangelist mentality with a detailed knowledge of how to apply retail business concepts.

Responsible for the Store Enabler Product, a digital cloud platform enabling the digital world to seamlessly integrate with the instore environment, Elliott prides himself on his knowledge of the newest technology. Continuously striving to be a thought leader and to offer a vision for the business application of technology.

PMC Retail

Attendees & Itinerary

Who Should Attend

  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CDO
  • IT Director
  • Chief Enterprise Architect
  • Head of Transformation


  • Head of Development
  • Senior Cloud Architect
  • Senior Data Architect
  • Or senior person responsible for migration, modernisation or enterprise cloud projects

Event Itinerary

  • 08:00 | Guest Arrival & Registration
  • 08:30 | Breakfast is Served
  • 09:00 | Guest Keynote Presentation
  • 09:30 | Panel Discussion
  • 10:15 | Q&A Session
  • 10:30 | Event Finishes & Guests Depart

Unlike other NoSQL databases, Couchbase provides an enterprise-class, multicloud to edge database that offers the robust capabilities required for business-critical applications on a highly scalable and available platform. Couchbase is built on open standards, combining the best of NoSQL with the power and familiarity of SQL, to simplify the transition from mainframe and relational databases.

Couchbase has become pervasive in our everyday lives; our customers include industry leaders Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, eBay, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names. For more information, please visit

Venue Details

A London landmark, The Ritz has been home to the great and the good, the intelligentsia, the glitterati and thousands of discerning guests since 1906. On opening it was considered one of the greatest hotels in the world. Conceived with the aim of becoming the ultimate destination for guests looking to stay at the most luxurious hotel in the land, no expense was spared on its opulent interiors and lavish furnishings.

In the early years, the hotel enjoyed the patronage of The Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) who is reputed to have said; “Where Ritz goes, I go”. Other iconic figures include Pavlova, the Russian Prima Ballerina, the Aga Khan and Paul Getty had suites, and Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Charles de Gaulle met in the Marie Antoinette Suite to discuss operations during the Second World War.

The Music Room is the largest private dining room and with a pastel colour palette in soft pink and green hues, soaring windows that fill the room with natural light, and an intricately detailed shallow-arched ceiling, it is an attractive and elegant venue. With its gold leaf mouldings and slender Adamesque pilasters, this stately room epitomises the grand and graceful style of the house.

Venue Address

The Ritz
150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR

Public Transport

Nearest Underground | Green Park
Nearest Rail | Charing Cross or Victoria
Nearest Ferry | Embankment

Date & Time

Thursday, 18th June 2020 | 8.00am - 10.30am

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