Embrace Cloud & Achieve Maturity to realize Transformational Benefits on AWS (Amazon Web Services)


Cloud-based services are transforming the way businesses operate pushing many enterprises to look for ways to unlock the full potential of the cloud. To that end, Aspire Systems, a leader in next-generation cloud services and consulting, is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host an exclusive private dinner roundtable as part of its ‘The Moving Cheese’ series. This event will feature industry experts and Aspire Systems’ executive leadership, who will share insights on the best migration strategies, the power of microservices and analytics, and the need for agile data architecture practices. The roundtable will cover topics such as optimizing IT investments, getting more out of cloud beyond hosting, and achieving cloud maturity.
As a leading AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Aspire Systems is uniquely positioned to help businesses forge ahead amid the cloud revolution. With AWS’ comprehensive tools and services and Aspire’s decade-long experience in cloud modernization, infrastructure, development, data migration, and advanced analytics, attendees can expect to gain maximum benefit from this event.


Time Session
17:00: Registration – Cocktails and Networking
17:50: Introduction to Aspire by Dilip Chatulingath, Sr Director – Software & HiTech (West Coast)
18:00: Cloud Migration, Krish Lakshminarayanan -Vice President- IT BI and Advanced Analytics, Dine Brands Global
18:20: Benefits of Migrating to AWS, by Puneet Kalra, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
18:40: Optimize your IT Investments – Are you using the correct infrastructure and fully utilizing Cloud Capabilities, Aravind Kashyap- CIO, Balfour & Co
19:00: Networking Dinner
19:50: Panel Discussion: Embrace Cloud & Achieve Maturity to realize Transformational Benefits on AWS with Q&A
20:30: Program ends

Aravind Kashyap CIO, Balfour & Co

Aravind is a seasoned leader with a passion for leveraging technology to transform businesses. He provides infrastructure, application support, and innovation in the delivery of secure, enterprise-grade information technology products and services that enable and empower the workforce at Balfour & Co. He is responsible for IT Services, IT Infrastructure and IT security of the organization.

Krish Lakshminarayanan IT BI and Advanced Analytics | Digital Engineering | CRM Engineering, Dine Brands Global

Krish is a successful leader at leading and delivering large scale business and analytical applications initiatives through innovation, precise execution, optimal risk management and successful partnerships with the Business and IT leaders. He has a deep expertise in Media, Restaurant, Apparel, Retail and Finance Industry.

Puneet Kalra Solution Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Puneet is highly skilled product marketing professional with a technology background. He is an expert in gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements; defining the product vision; working closely with engineering, sales and executives to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.

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FinTech Focus Digital Transformation


With our audience needs in mind, The Fintech Focus – Digital Transformation Summit will have a fresh new look and focus to engage and resonate with our audience in 2023 and the years to come. With the forever evolving needs and interests in the financial services industry, the rebrand launch intends to focus on the latest industry and technology trends by gathering together key experts and industry leaders.

Investments in the financial technology sector have increased in the last years, with Europe becoming a more attractive Fintech hub and breaking the record for annual investments in the industry in 2021. In this promising scenario, the Summit will bring together the banking and payments community to explore and discuss the technologies, regulations, solutions and best practices that are redefining how financial institutions will operate in 2023 and beyond.

Our event will gather C-level, VPs and Directors to cover a key range of strategic topics that are shaping the world of Fintech, including: Open Banking, Digitalisation, Autonomous Finance, IoT, Mobile Banking, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Regtech, Cryptocurrency, Platform as a Service, Buy-Now-Pay-Later and much more.

Our esteemed speakers, sponsors, and delegates will assemble to discuss the greatest opportunities and challenges in the sector. Attendees will have access to cutting-edge presentations, interviews, and panel discussions as well as networking breaks, lunch, and networking drinks reception. We are confident that the event will enable attendees to form many new meaningful business relations.

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TTJ Awards 2023

15th September 2023

The annual TTJ Awards has been held by the Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) since 1997 and in 2023 the event will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of TTJ. The event has grown into the timber industry’s leading annual awards event, attracting attendees from the UK and worldwide. This year’s 27th Awards will be a lunchtime awards function at the Hilton London Bankside on Friday September 15, 2023. It is designed as a fun, rewarding event for the entire timber and wood product industry, aimed at companies involved in the trading and manufacture of wood products.

The Awards focuses on voted for and judged categories. The voted categories recognise service excellence and product quality across the timber industry in the key areas of wood-based panels, softwood, hardwood, joinery, structural timber systems and garden products. The rigorous and impartial voting process is handled in a digital voting system whereby timber buyers vote for their best performing suppliers.

Physical attendance is £225+VAT per person and includes F&B. Once your registration has been received, a member of the TTJ team will be in touch to confirm your ticket and receive payments.

Individual Ticket: £225 + VAT

Table of 10: £2,150 + VAT

Premium Table of 10: £3,150 + VAT

Contact Us

Sponsorship opportunities: Chidi.Adilih@progressivemediainternational.com

Event information: plamena.paneva@progressivemediainternational.com

Location: Hilton Bankside, London

Timings: 11:30am-4:00pm

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The Business Car Awards have recognised excellence in the automotive fleet sector for over 20 years and are now clearly established as an important event in the fleet manager’s calendar. Through qualified benchmarks, in conjunction with a wealth of collective industry experience, our independent judging panel sets out the best cars that fleets should be running, highlighting innovation and fleet expertise amongst suppliers, as well as rewarding excellence amongst fleet operators.

This year, the Business Car Awards will be taking place at the Hilton London Bankside on Thursday 21st September 2023.

Hilton London Bankside is a next generation design-led Hilton hotel located in the heart of Bankside. This modern hotel boasts a stylish, multi-award winning ballroom and is located opposite the Tate Modern.

The hotel will be hosting the Business Car Awards in its chic Bankside Ballroom.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Business Car Awards.


Individual Ticket: £285 + vat

Table of 10: £2,650 + vat

Premium Table of 10*: £3,650 + vat

*There is a limited number of premium tables, these are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Premium tables of 10 include:

  • Prime table positioning in centre of room with unrestricted viewing
  • Bucket of 10 beers on table
  • 2x Bottles of champagne on table
  • Branded poseur table in drinks reception

Register your interest now, and a member of the Business Car team will be in contact to confirm your booking.

Please Note:
Special bedroom rates are available to Business Car Awards guests, for more information contact: Conor.Diggin@progressivemediainternational.com

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Banking in an Era of Enabling Innovation


Innovation now sits at the very heart of modern banking, devising the technological processes to deliver new products for customers as well as meaningful digital experiences for customers and employees alike that are smart, easy to use and keep customers safe. At the centre of this is Buildings IoT (BIoT) which enables large-enterprise organisations to analyse their environment & make real time adjustments to improve efficiency and productivity & maximise the potential of increasingly automated buildings.

Join us and keynote speaker Will Turner, Head of Strategic Growth, Partnership & Innovation, Commercial Banking, HSBC to learn more about how banks can act with agility incorporating the right technologies to thrive.

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As global volatility remains persistent, CFOs are tasked with more than just keeping the company out of the red. With the UK facing rising inflation, supply chain disruption and a downturn, finance leaders face increased scrutiny when it comes to improving working capital and cash flow, and ensuring operational efficiency across the order-to-cash process.

Join us for this exclusive, invitation-only roundtable where Joanna Fielding, CFO Data & Analytics at the London Stock Exchange Group, discusses the role of finance as a business enabler across the whole enterprise, and how automating the end-to-end O2C process can help improve visibility and decision making, whilst ensuring financial health



18.00: Champagne Reception & Networking

18:30: Guests seated and welcome by FDE

18.50: Introductory address by HighRadius

18:55: Keynote address by Joanna Fielding, CFO Data & Analytics, London Stock Exchange Group

19:10: Moderated Discussion

19:40: Break & Networking

20:00: Dinner is served, informal discussion continues

21:25: Closing remarks


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Maximize Digital Growth Opportunities


Companies across industries are facing ongoing digital disruption and need modern skills, methodologies, and tools to compete in today’s digital economy. This is the time for the rise of nimble, lean, customer-centric, and resilient enterprises.

Most importantly, the need for digital fluency – the ability to understand business challenges and opportunities and combine that understanding with deep expertise in next-generation technologies is key to solving the dynamic business needs.

Join us for an evening to hear from our digital thought leaders, and practitioners and network with our evangelists to understand how to step up to drive business growth with new revenue models enabled by disruptive digital technologies.

Have a deep dive discussion on driving the overall digital agenda to solve real business problems by challenging the traditional consulting model through digital fluency, building greater visibility of key performance trends, and the ability to identify problem areas and quickly optimize growth strategies leveraging data.


Time Session
17:15 Registration & Networking drinks
18:00 Session-1 Keynote session by Kyle Watson, Senior Director, Brillio
18:30 Session 2: A practitioner’s view
19:00 Seated 3 course dinner with wine
19:50 Panel discussion : Maximize digital growth opportunities
20:30 Program ends

Kyle Watson Senior Director, Brillio

Kyle Watson is a practice leader and security architect with over 20 years’ consulting experience in assessment, policy and architecture design, project leadership, and operational transition in complex technology and business environments. Kyle collaborates with Infrastructure and Security executives in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Insurance as a strategic advisor to solve digital infrastructure and security challenges.

Chris Holden SVP & CISO, Crum & Forster

Chris Holden is the Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Crum & Forster, a Property & Casualty insurance company Headquartered in Morristown, NJ. He has over 12 years of experience in the Cybersecurity industry, with expertise in Cyber Program development, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Penetration Testing, and Software Security. Chris has worked internally and as a consultant for companies in Financial Services, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, and Retail industries.

Pramod Khandelwal Solution Strategist, Brillio

Pramod is an Enterprise Cloud leader at Brillio LLC. With expertise in Cloud computing, automation, and digital security he has led design and Implementation for organizations of varying sizes and complexities. He leverages his expertise in guiding organizations through their Cloud journey, from Initial planning and assessment to implementation and ongoing management. Pramod has worked across industries, including Healthcare, Finance, retail, and High-Tech, and has gained a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in each industry.

Sandeep CEO, Synapse Labs

Sandeep is a seasoned executive with a successful track record of leading complex digital & data transformations at scale. He has deep experience in building & delivering digital products through cloud-based, real-time systems, using next-gen tech including enterprise-scale data, AI, & ML. He is customer obsessed, has the ability to influence at the C-Suite, and has a passion for developing diverse, talented, and engaged teams. Most recently, he served as the Chief Data, Privacy, and Analytics Officer for Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group (SVB). His previous experience was as Unit CIO for Credit & Fraud Risk at American Express, and Head of Engineering for their Customer Data Platform. He has experience in building & leading large global organizations (800+ people) and managing investments of $100M+. As a passionate and life-long learner, He co-founded a start-up with a mission to transform learning and help individuals maximize their potential. He also plays a key role in relevant industry consortia, and often speaks at conferences (like Gartner, Evanta CDO, & HMG CIO Summit) and universities. He is very active in the local Phoenix community and the co-founder of Industry Engagement Catalyst board at ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Join us at an exclusive luncheon roundtable discussion arranged by the Scottish Government featuring experts on the topic of investing in fintech. The roundtable will bring together leaders from the world of fintech, with a focus on how Scotland attracts fintech investment, and what measures the country can take to ensure it continues to further attract fintech companies.

The event will bring together those who have fintech operations in Scotland, those considering doing so, and those who have fintech operations in other countries within the UK and Europe.

It will focus on key three elements:

  • The impact of new technology, such as blockchain and quantum computing, on investment decisions
  • The importance of ESG to fintech companies and the impact it has on FDITo what extent Scotland is on a would-be investors’ radars and why.

The event will enable guests to compare best practices, and it will also offer insights as to what the future holds for fintech.

The discussion will be chaired by Investment Monitor’s Senior Editor Lara Williams.

Venue: Scotland House, 58 Victoria Embankment, Temple, London EC4Y 0DS

Date: Tuesday 28th March, 12:00-14:00

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Build Immersive Experiences


Companies across industries are facing ongoing digital disruption and need modern skills, methodologies, and tools to compete in today’s digital economy. This is the time for the rise of nimble, lean, customer-centric, and resilient enterprise.

Most importantly, in this new digital world, where customers discover, interact, and transact with your organization from the first touchpoint to the final conversion through digital properties, CX is the new currency for businesses.

Join us for an evening to hear from our digital thought leaders, and practitioners and network with our evangelists to understand how to build trust in the tremendous value of CX-centric models, deliver amazing customer experiences, and imagine immersive user journeys.

Have a deep dive discussion on how to step up the CX game by leveraging design thinking, closely listening to customers through data, and building expertise in advanced analytics. Gain from Brillio’s experience building CX for hundreds of companies through problem-solving and creating innovative solutions at scale.


Time Session
17:15 Registration & Networking drinks
18:00 Digitizing customer experiences for business impact By Brian Anderson,  Business Solutions Strategist, Brillio
18:15 Personalization at scale Krish Goswami, CX Leader, Brillio
18:45 Fireside chat: Building immersive digital experiences.

Brian Anderson,  Business Solutions Strategist, Brillio

Brian Prescott,  Senior Director, IT Applications, McAfee


19:15 Sit down dinner
20:30 Program ends with closing note



Brian Anderson Business Solutions Strategist, Retail and Consumer Goods

Brian serves as a Solutions Strategist for Brillio’s Retail and Consumer Goods companies. In this role, he works with leaders on how to drive their business strategy via digital solutions that enable a connected customer experience. Previous to Brillio, Brian served as a senior director, product management and strategy and Publicis Sapient. Companies he has worked with include Target, McDonalds, Loblaws, Academy Sports, Cintas, and Rogers Communications. Brian lives in Austin and in his free time, he can be found at the local playground with his wife and two boys, ages 6 and 2.

Brian Prescott Senior Director, IT Applications McAfee

Brian Prescott is a seasoned technology professional with more than two decades of experience in driving business innovation and results. He has deep experience in helping organizations achieve financial and operational objectives. He has built high performing teams and is a leader of successful technology strategy, global technology deployments, operations, data and analytics, and software development teams.

Krish Goswami Managing Director, CX practice Leader, Brillio

Krish is CX transformation expert with more than 20 years of experience in building and delivering strategic, extensive digital solutions across CX; specializing in Commerce, Martech and Content transformation. Krish has spent his entire career as a CX specialist, successfully solving complex digital experience problems for strategy, platform solutions and digital ops. He has driven large CX transformation initiatives across industry verticals including Retail, CPG, Travel and hospitality, technology, insurance, healthcare and life sciences. In his current role, Krish leads the Go to market, strategy, and technology solutions for CX LOB at Brillio.



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Venue: Hotel ZaZa Memorial City, 9787 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

One of the primary contributors to global carbon emissions is the Energy industry both directly (scope 1) and indirectly (scope 2 and 3). This puts them with the enormous responsibility of taking actions to reduce the entire value-chain greenhouse gas emissions. As we move closer to 2030, the imperative to decarbonize is driven by a number of factors, including increasing pressure from governments, investors, and consumers to take action on climate change, as well as the growing availability of low-carbon energy alternatives.

Decarbonization is playing a vital role in helping drive the sustainable and environmentally conscious agenda. Some ways in which organizations are focusing on decarbonization include investing in renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power – as well as in alternate fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia and methanol (coupled with nuclear energy) and carbon capture and storage technologies. Additionally, digital technologies such as automation, IoT, data analytics and digital twins help optimize and monitor production to increase efficiency and reduce emissions.

In this chapter of CXO Cyience, we invite you to be a part of the discussion where industry leaders share their viewpoints and visions on how Energy companies and their providers can – and must – drive the decarbonization agenda.

Why decarbonization matters and how organizations can focus on sustainability while maximizing operational efficiency

Here and now & the transition trends

  • The energy shift and how organizations are making strategic pivots to drive sustainability
  • Decarbonization as a driver of sustainability and environmental impact transformation
  • ESG objectives and government directions driving goals
  • Need for Energy Generation / Sources Innovation and Readiness
  • Changes to Energy Distribution / Transmission & Operational Efficiency
  • Energy Storage



    5:00pm: Welcome drinks and registration
    5:45pm: Welcome note by John Lindley, Head of Sales, Energy, Cyient
    6:00pm: Panel discussion moderated by Akshat Vaid, Partner, Everest Group

      Joe Buckler, Senior Vice President, Clean Energy, The Babcock & Wilcox Company
      Paul Sullivan, SVP, Global LNG & FLNG, Worley
      Karthik Natarajan, Executive Director & COO, Cyient
      Eirik Refstie, Business Development Manager, Cyient

    7:00pm: Closing note by John Lindley, Head of Sales, Energy, Cyient
    7:10pm: Seated dinner with wine
    8:30pm: Program ends


Warmly welcome to an inspirational CXO Cyience event with senior executives and industry leaders!

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