The Boardroom Club | Think Different in a Digital World.
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Think Different in a Digital World

Private virtual meeting on 14th May 2020 : 11AM – 12PM

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





Research by McKinsey shows the “superstar” digital natives continue to widen the gap against the incumbents. The top 10% of $1B+ companies now capture 80% of the profit pool and are 23 times more likely to acquire customers. At their core is a data-driven culture – one that accepts human judgement is no longer good or fast enough. Making the right decision at the right time using the right data – at speed – is the new competitive battleground.


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 meetings are collaborative and informative, designed to give you actionable ideas you can take back to your business the next day. This virtual meeting is no different. Prior to the virtual meeting taking place, each attendee is interviewed to understand their interests and perspective. Those who register early will also contribute towards the Think Different report, which will be published prior to the virtual meeting and will be the focus of the discussion on 14th May.

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.


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