Monday,21 November 2022 | 17:30 (GMT) | Virtual
The word on everybody’s lips these days is ‘Recession’, especially as inflation, energy prices, supply chain disruption and other factors drive the UK economy into a corner. What we need to know as business and IT professionals is how this might affect our activities as we move into 2023.
In our last event of the year, we will gather leading economists, business executives and CIOs to discuss the following questions:
The Bank of England has indicated that it believes the economy is already "in recession" amid an interest rate hike to their highest in more than 13 years. With this in mind, we are happy to bring you insights from the UK’s top leaders to navigate you through this challenging period. Roger Camrass, Research Director of CIONET will host.
Find out more about the speakers and our panellists
A pioneer of today’s Internet in the seventies (at MIT) Roger Camrass has been helping organisations across the Globe harness the power of new technologies and methods for over five decades.As a thought leader, business executive and part time academic, Roger has introduced a succession of innovations including digital networking in the seventies, outsourcing and call centres in the eighties, business reengineering and third generation mobile networks in the nineties, e-commerce in 2000 and more recently cloud and 5G.
Head of Europe
Vivek brings over two decades of industry experience and a highly successful track record in providing digital, business services and technology services across EMEA region. He has incubated, developed and grown business portfolios.
Prior to joining Infogain, Vivek held several leadership positions at Wipro. There, he served in several executive roles with a focus on retail, consumer goods, consumer business and transportation EMEA. Vivek’ has lived in a few countries and his diverse cultural as well as industry experience is enabling an inclusive growth for Infogain in Europe.
Outside of work, Vivek is a sports enthusiast. He loves playing most outdoor sports, particularly cricket. He spends his leisure time with his wife and teenage children watching movies, cooking and cross-country treks
Chief Digital Information Officer
Chief Economist UK
Peter Arnold is the Chief Economist at EY in the UK & Ireland providing knowledge, analysis and insight to help businesses and governments understand the economic environments in which they operate. He leads EY’s Economic Advisory policy team and has over 20 years of experience in advising public and private sector clients, both in the UK and internationally, on economics, policy, competition and regulation. Peter is the sponsoring partner for EY’s Economics for Business Programme which includes the EY ITEM Club, the UK’s leading independent economic forecast, and EY’s Attractiveness Surveys, recognised as a leading independent analysis of FDI performance.
Peter started his career at PWC, having graduated from the London School of Economics, and spent time at Ofcom the UK’s communications regulator, before joining EY in 2004.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark has more than 30 years’ experience in driving transformative change and digital innovation within various sectors, most recently Financial Services. He has primarily worked with Fintechs, start-ups and digitally led organisations, in particular those aiming to pioneer market-leading initiatives. He joined Kensington in 2019 taking on the role of Chief Operation Officer, responsible for Lending Operations, Servicing, Technology, Change and Procurement. His prior roles have included leading similar functions for esure, GoCompare, Macquarie Bank and Bouygues. Mark sits on advisory Boards for Winmark and CIONET, has authored books on data protection and has been a Non-Executive Director for cloud-solutions business, Cobweb.
Regional CIO / Head of IT, Europe
Que has extensive senior technology and transformation leadership experience within international organisations. He also served as a diplomat with the Commonwealth Secretariat.
In addition to technology leadership, his is focused on cyber, innovation and sustainability initiatives to help protect, optimise and transform the organisation and industry.
He is currently leading Technology and Digital across Europe at DP World, a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.
Que holds an Executive MBA from Cranfield School of Management, a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management and Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
He has been named among the top 30 leading business and technology executives in the CIO 100 by CIO UK for three consecutive years and has been conferred title ‘Fellow of the British Computer Society’ and recognised for outstanding achievements and contributions to technology.
Que also holds Chartered Engineer status with the Engineering Council and is a Chartered Fellow with the Chartered Management Institute.
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