Chief Digital Officer & Digital Director roundtables

Meet other digital directors & learn from each other

If you're in charge of digital within your business then you should come along to our CDO roundtables, where you can share your challenges and discuss solutions in a safe environment.

We've been hosting our roundtables since 2017 - they're free to attend and invitation-only. Here's how it works:

  • We meet every 6 weeks on a Wednesday morning
  • Request your invitation and (provided you're a brand-side CDO or Digital Director) we'll send you the dates for each roundtable
  • You let us know if you can make it or not each time (you can attend as frequently or infrequently as your diary allows)
  • We know that diaries change so if you can't make it at short notice then just tell us

We typically have around 10 x Chief Digital Officers and Digital Directors attend, mostly from big brands such as Barclays, Cancer Research, Eurostar, Lego, News UK, Post Office, RSA, Santander, Sky, Stagecoach, TUI, Warner Bros, Whitbread etc.

This is an invitation-only event, open to those at Director-level – primarily CDOs and Directors of Digital reporting directly into the exec.

Request your invitation now

Date/time:
Every 6 weeks on a Wednesday 8:30-9:30am (breakfast served from 8:00am)

Location:
London Bridge

Cost:
Free

  • Meet CDOs and Digital Directors facing the same challenges as you

  • Share challenges and collaboratively discuss potential solutions

  • Feel less like you're in this alone and get a bit of group therapy

  • Become part of a community of senior brand-side digital leaders

  • Grab a freshly prepared, healthy and delicious breakfast

What happens during the roundtable

We get together every 6 weeks or so in London Bridge for breakfast and a roundtable discussion.

The format is pretty simple – everyone has up to 30 seconds to share a challenge (including you), we have a vote on what to talk about and the 2 x challenges with the most votes get discussed. Here's what happens in a bit more detail:

  • 8:00-8:30: Arrive and grab some delicious breakfast (supplied by our friends at The Little Cooking Pot who make delicious fresh seasonal food) 
  • 8:30-8:50: Everyone takes it in turn to present a challenge to the table (max. 30 secs each) and we vote on which challenges to talk about
  • 8:50-9:10: We discuss challenge #1 in more detail and we all provide suggestions and ideas on how to solve it
  • 9:10-9:30: We discuss challenge #2
  • 9:30: Wrap-up and go back to your office!

It's not easy being in charge of digital within your business - our roundtables are a great chance to meet people doing a similar job to you and all facing the same challenges.

I try to get to as many of the roundtables as I can – it’s so helpful to meet my peers in other businesses, all of whom seem to be confronted with the same obstacles as me and trying to achieve similar outcomes.

Rob Muir

Chief Digital Officer, National Express

What do we discuss?

Everyone talks briefly about a challenge they're facing and then we vote on which 2 x challenges to discuss. Here are some examples of challenges we've discussed:

  • We have a large number of decentralised business units - how can I align them around best practices in digital when they're focusing on achieving short-term KPIs?
  • I'm struggling to get budget as other members of the exec seem to have stronger business cases - how do I demonstrate RoI on digital investment?
  • My CEO and exec have an unlimited supply of ideas about digital/tech - how can I reign them in and get them to understand what's achievable?
  • My job is to digitise and automate our service delivery - how do I get other stakeholders to support this when it may mean they lose their jobs?
  • We've got all these exciting plans around digital but still have to manage our legacy systems - how do I get the right balance between these?

This is an invitation-only event, open to those at Director-level – primarily CDOs and Directors of Digital reporting directly into the exec.

Request your invitation now

Date/time:
Every 6 weeks on a Wednesday 8:30-9:30am (breakfast served from 8:00am)

Location:
London Bridge

Cost:
Free

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