The Boardroom Club | Predictions 2020: A Kubrick-esque look at the year ahead.
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2020 : AI Space Odyssey.

Predictions : A Kubrick-esque look at the year ahead.

28th November 2019 at The Gherkin : 6.15pm-9.30pm

In partnership with SAS, the power to know

The Discussion

Not all predictions come true, but we’d take a bold prediction over a vague one any day. The great thing about a bold prediction is it creates discussion. Not maybe or possibly or broadly or I think, but “I believe x will happen”.


Until artificial intelligence (AI) can predict the future for us, the best source of insight we have is the opinions of our peers and trusted thought leaders. That’s why the Boardroom’s final session of the year, Predictions, is the most popular meeting in our calendar.


With 2020 approaching at a fearsome pace, we’re taking a Kubrick-inspired look at the year ahead (and beyond). If you think 2019 has been a roller coaster year, standby for the next 12-months. We’re not finished yet:


  • Will Gen Z be the catalyst for the workplace of the future?
  • What ethical questions will be asked of us by artificial intelligence (AI)?
  • Will Trump’s divisive style of politics see him re-elected next year?
  • Will we have a new resident at Number 10 and what is the outlook for Brexit?


In Kubrick’s seminal film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, he explored many of the issues that face us today including the true objectives of those in power and the ethical questions surrounding AI. The main characters’ world (a space craft) is controlled by HAL, a sentient computer. HAL augments the astronauts’ lives in fantastic ways and also limits their control, trusted by the hero’s superiors more than they trust him – with the true objective of their mission.


Join us for the last Boardroom meeting of the year and enjoy an evening of unique insights, exceptional peer-networking and stunning views of the city at night. 

Current Members

Chief Financial Officer , GSK
Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas
Chief Operating Officer, Tandem Bank
Chief Operating Officer, Network Rail 

Chief Operating Officer, Santander
Chief Financial Officer , Allen & Overy
Chief Information Officer, Selfridges

Global Chief Information Officer, Rank Group
Chief Operating Officer, Société Générale

Finance Director, 118118 Money
Chief Operating Officer, HSBC
Chief Operating Officer, Lloyds Banks
Chief Operating Officer, Department for Work and Pensions
Chief Operating Officer, HMRC
Chief Financial Officer, Vice Media
Chief Financial Officer , AMT Mortgage Insurance

Chief Financial Officer , Lidl
Chief Technology Officer, ICBC Standard Bank
Chief Operating Officer, HSBC
Chief Executive Officer, Optima Group
Finance Director, NHS
Deputy Chief Digital Officer, Barclays
Chief Operating Officer, Willis Towers Watson
Chief Data Officer, Virgin Care
Chief Financial Officer, GE Capital
Chief Information Officer, Marsh 
To secure your place at the final meeting of the year, register now.  


If you have a question about attendance, please contact me direct:


James Harris, Director, Boardroom Club

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3322 6788


Address: 18-20 Huntsworth Mews, Marylebone, London NW1 6DD

Who Should Attend?

CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs and CMOs from London’s largest organisations. Among others, current members of the forum include: the C-Level Executives of Sony Music, The British Council, Tesco and Thomas Cook to name a few.


Gain insights and ideas from your peers and thought leaders in your field
Benchmark your own plans within a collaborative and confidential environment
Network with this exclusive group of senior executives within the world’s largest companies


All our dinner meetings are collaborative and information, designed to give you actionable ideas you can take back to your business the next day. Each meeting includes a keynote speaker, chaired discussion and an anonymous electronic vote on key topics. Each meeting is themed around a popular film to deepen the experience and help surface key insights.

Where and When?

November 28th at The Gherkin 6:15pm in Central London. 

6:15 Networking drinks, canapes
7:00 Keynote, chaired debate and vote
8:00 Private dinner (main course)
8:30 Vote results and discussion
8:50 Networking drinks, dessert canapes
9:30 Close


A special thank you to our club’s founding partner, SAS, for their continued support of the The Boardroom Club.