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Think Fast In The New World

23rd July 2020 at The Ned : 6.15pm-9.00pm

In partnership with SAS, the power to know

“A lot of executives think a big part of their job is making the tough calls; relying on the experience, industry knowledge, and judgment that they’ve built up. While I value those things, I value them a lot less than I used to. Machine learning will change the way executives do their jobs”

Andrew McAfee, cofounder of
the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy





Companies that master the response to a crisis will reap long-term rewards. They are smarter, and create opportunities to win in the long term [BCG]. A frightening prospect given 72% of senior executives believe bad strategic decisions are the prevailing norm in their organisation [McKinsey]. Speed of decision making will define the winners and losers as the world recovers from Covid-19.


2020 will be the most digitally disruptive year to date. The pressure to transform has hit boiling point, but continued flux in consumer demands, geopolitical (in)stability, and a rising cyber-security threat all risk derailing transformation plans. Whether your priority is to drive growth, meet customer demands or mitigate risk across your organisation, making the right decisions will be more crucial than ever before. If your company can’t make these decisions quickly, you will be left behind. How can you respond?


All of our dinner meetings are collaborative and informative, 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.

Our Club Partner

The Club is supported by our partners at SAS Software, the number 1 AI and advanced analytics software platform. With a scope to cover all sectors, SAS use machine learning to fight fraud, computer vision to improve cancer survival rates, and natural language processing to increase customer understanding.



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
Chief Operating Officer, Société Générale
Chief Operating Officer, HSBC
Chief Operating Officer, Lloyds Banks
Chief Operating Officer, DWP
Chief Operating Officer, HMRC
Chief Financial Officer, Vice Media
Chief Financial Officer , AMT Insurance
Chief Financial Officer, Lidl
Chief Technology Officer, ICBC Bank
Chief Operating Officer, HSBC
Chief Executive Officer, Optima Group
Deputy Chief Digital Officer, Barclays
Chief Operating Officer, Willis 
Chief Data Officer, Virgin Care
Chief Financial Officer, GE Capital
Chief Information Officer, Marsh


Board-level directors and CEOs, CFOs, COOs of operating companies and divisional entities of the FTSE350. Membership is without charge and is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation from the Club Director this means we have received a recommendation from an existing member or you have been identified as a relevant member via your position.



When Nick Jones, the founder of Soho House & Co, first saw the City’s disused Midland Bank building in 2012, he fell in love. ‘The property had been empty for nearly eight years but there was something about it – the details and scale of it – that just floored me,’ Jones explains. The moment he left, he called Ron Burkle, Soho House chairman and investor. ‘Ron came to view the building and straight away we began to imagine how the project would take form,’ says Jones. Now The Ned is one of the most vibrant locations in the City. Busy at lunch, buzzy at night.


James Harris


James is the Founder of the Boardroom and host for the meetings

Matthew Hearne

Team Manager

Acquires high profile chairs that drive the key topics of the night.

Elle Brasier


Part of our operations department, Elle foresees our venue planning and guest sign in on the night.

Philippa Brown


Georgina Hayes


Joe Scothern


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


Joe Scothern, Director, Boardroom Club

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3322 6788


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