The Studio for Technology Leaders

The Studio:

Live from Abbey Road Studios

May 23rd & 4th Dec 2024

Event series for technology leaders

Our hybrid events welcome 350+ technology leaders from all over the world to set the business agenda on a global stage.

The Studio at Abbey Road Studios 2024 is an opportunity to connect with fellow leaders, share and learn insights, and be a part of the history of these truly innovative experiences.

Join our community of CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and digital and data leaders to shape the technology agenda in cutting-edge discussions, filmed at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.

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Experience the extraordinary

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Studio 1 - Networking-min

Connect with peers

Connect with leading C-suite executives, industry experts and visionaries from the world's leading organisations. Forge meaningful relationships and collaborate with the brightest minds in technology.

Build your profile

Build your profile

Immerse yourself in insightful conversations and high-quality debates alongside our community, captured on camera to share with a global audience.

C-suite Awards

Top 100 C-suite awards

Celebrate exceptional talent and leadership among our Top 100 Global winners. Hear from inspirational winners and Judges as they discuss their journey to success.

Studio 2's Encore Performance

Following The Upbeat Beatles' electrifying 2023 show, we're thrilled to present another stellar act in the legendary Studio 2! Don't miss this unparalleled experience alongside your peers to watch the UKs top Queen tribute band. 

What our community says

Lee Fulmer

The opportunity to come together with other senior executives to network, collaborate and discuss the challenges, and opportunities facing industry in a non-competitive way is invaluable.


Lee Fulmer - Chairman - Bank of England

Joanna Pamphilis

Genuinely beyond impressed with the HotTopics Community! Left inspired by the C-Suite Tech Leaders I had the privilege to meet as well as energized by the opportunity to participate as a panelist.


Joanna Pamphilis - CDIO - UniCredit

Jon Buckthorp

Meeting industry peers is a must in a hyperconnected, hyperaware, hyper-focused world. HotTopics enables exactly that, a great community and I am proud to part of it.

Jon Buckthorp -  Global Field Marketing Leader - Vodafone

Emma Roffey

Never underestimate the importance and power of networking. Being part of Hottopic's CMO community has been invaluable, resourceful and inspiring not to mention energising. I fully encourage everyone to dive in!

Emma Roffey - VP Marketing EMEAR & Global Advocacy- Cisco

Maria Pilar Varela Sepulveda

I have had the privilege of meeting professionals in the tech field around the world, such incredible people from whom I was able to exchange experiences and learn from.

Maria Pilar Varela Sepulveda - CDO - AgroGalaxy

 

Nuala  Kennedy-Preston

The best best best awards ever! Well done HotTopics team

Nuala  Kennedy-Preston - CDO - People's Postcode Lottery

 

 

Danny Attias

HotTopics are true to their word when they say they deliver a completely different networking experience for the technology community.

Danny Attias - CDIO - London. Business School

Mandie Beitner

It was an extraordinary event! Thank you HotTopics, all of you who worked so hard to put the event on. Right on point and as usual captivating. Well done again

Mandie Beitner - CTO - Former London Stock Exchange

 

 

Jo Peterson

Massive shoutout to HotTopics and CrowdStrike for creating the Future CISO 100 AND having a gender button to show the female future CISO leaders! Just Boom, congrats all

Jo Peterson - Vice President Cloud & Security Services - Clarify360

 

 

Carolyn Kirwin

The Studio is a great event! I walked away with a lot of food for thought and have some creative ideas on how I can navigate the current technology landscape to benefit my organization, customers, and employees.

Carolyn J Kirwin - COO - Amati Orchestra Ltd

 

 

Emily Wearmouth

The Studio is a brilliant event, which avoids many of the downsides I find at other industry events. Plus of course the amazing evening activity - I won't forget that in a hurry! Thank you all for a great event.

Emily Wearmouth - Director of International Communication - Netskope

 

 

Bjorn Ovar Johansson

Thank you HotTopics for a brilliant day full of new insights, relevant (HOT!) topics and interesting people at a perfect location. Very well organised and perfectly executed. Can't wait for the next meet up

Bjorn Ovar Johansson - CIO - Fractional, Interim CIO

 

 

Unmissable technology agenda

Step into a world of innovation across three studios, featuring an unparalleled lineup of leaders from world-class brands and organisations. With 350+ tech visionaries gathering at our hybrid event, witness firsthand where the future of business is headed.

Be part of the leading c-suite community at The Studio

 

9:30 → 10:00 am
Welcome and Keynote Speaker
Keynote
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
10:15 → 10:45 am
Career - What's Your Next Role and Why?
Workshop
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
11:00 → 11:30 am
C-Suite Collaboration
PANEL
Central Expo
11:45 → 12:15 pm
The Future of Work
PANEL
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
12:30 → 1:00 pm
Ask Me Anything
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
1:00 → 2:00 pm
Lunch
NETWORKING
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
2:00 → 2:30 pm
TechGirl: Presenting our Future Female Leaders
Panel
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
2:45 → 3:15 pm
Knowing Your Customer's Supply Chain
PANEL
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
3:30 → 4:00 pm
Digital Future - Risks and Opportunities
PANEL
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
4:15 → 4:45 pm
Lessons from a Chief Sustainability Officer
PRESENTATION
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
5:00 → 5:30 pm
State of the Business Tomorrow
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
5:45 → 7:00 pm
C-Suite Award Ceremony
AWARDS
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
7:00 → 8:00 pm
Live Entertainment
Entertainment
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
10:15 → 10:45 am
Improving Employee and Customer Experience
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
11:00 → 11:30 am
Data in a Digitised World
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
11:45 → 12:15 am
AI: What We've Learned So Far
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
12:30 → 1:00 pm
New Models of Innovation
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
2:00 → 2:30 pm
Automation, Processes, Efficiency Drivers
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
2:45 → 3:15 pm
Cloud in 2024
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
3:30 → 4:00 pm
Risk and Resilience for the C-Suite
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
4:15 → 4:45 pm
Cybersecurity: Mapping Adversaries in 2024
Panel
Abbey Road Studios
9:00 → 5:00
Chatham House Debates
Debates
Abbey Road Studios

Studio 3 supports private, intimate  conversations between leaders. We will be announcing the agenda for studio 3 in 2024.

Watch this space!

 

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Confirmed technology leaders

Sabah Carter

Sabah Carter

Chief Data, Intelligence and Technology Officer, FSCS

Angela Cretu

Angela Cretu

Board member, Former Chief Executive, AVON

Dan Kellett

Dan Kellett

CDO, Capital One

Nuala Kennedy

Nuala Kennedy

CDO, People's Postcode Lottery

Tracey Jessup

Tracey Jessup

CTO, De Montfort University

Laura Kendrick

Laura Kendrick

CIO UK & EMEA, IPG Mediabrands

Gavin Megnauth

Gavin Megnauth

CIO, Conexus MedStaff

Raja-Saleem Javaid

Raja-Saleem Javaid

Chief Information & Transformation Officer, University of Warwick

Rob O'Brien

Rob O'Brien

Head of International Technology, ITV

Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts

CIO, Soas

Danette Copestake

Danette Copestake

Architecture Engagement Group Manager: Global Functions Technology, Data & Security Architecture, Citi

Tony Cook

Tony Cook

CIO, WSET

Jenna Garner

Jenna Garner

Digital Director, Johnson Matthey

Kirsty Phaal

Kirsty Phaal

SVP: Human Resources- MEA, Dimension Data

Ilona Simpson

Ilona Simpson

CIO EMEA, Netskope

Leeor Goldberg

Leeor Goldberg

Advisory CIO, GOLD EXECUTIVE Ltd

Bronagh Riordan

Bronagh Riordan

Head of Data & Analytics, Primark

Yhawmini Balakrishnan

Yhawmini Balakrishnan

Platform Architect, Philip Morris International Global Studios

Mark Hemsley

Mark Hemsley

Head of Architecture, Rail Delivery Group

Nav Hira

Nav Hira

Head of Data Insights, Resonate

Kavitha Kadambi

Kavitha Kadambi

CISO, Infosys limited

Samantha Wilson

Samantha Wilson

CIO, Retail & PE Consulting

Prateek Shirod

Prateek Shirod

Head IT & Digital, CEAT Ltd

William Pashley

William Pashley

IT Operations Manager, Liberty Steel

Dan Hall

Dan Hall

Director of IT, GDST

Alexandra Foster

Alexandra Foster

Director X, BT

Steph Pritchard

Steph Pritchard

Global Delivery Services Director, Acacium Group

Venkata Reddy Mukku

Venkata Reddy Mukku

Vice President Worldwide Service & Support Organisation, Bruker Nano Surfaces

Kate Sargent

Kate Sargent

Chief Data Officer, Financial Times

Andres Bucchi

Andres Bucchi

Chief Data Officer, LATAM Airlines Group

Millissa Flanagan

Millissa Flanagan

Previous COO , Johnson Matthey

Thomas Zuliani

Thomas Zuliani

Global CISO, ARLA

Carolyn Kirwin

Carolyn Kirwin

COO, Amati Orchestra

Eoin O'Connell

Eoin O'Connell

CIO, Nurture Group

Carly Jennings

Carly Jennings

Director of Demand Generation, NTT Data Inc

Bjorn Ovar Johansson

Bjorn Ovar Johansson

Interim CIO and NED, Senior IT Executive Ltd

Claire Leach

Claire Leach

Director, Disguise

Jeet Rajani

Jeet Rajani

IT Operations Administrator, EcoWorld London

Pam Smith

Pam Smith

VP- External Affairs, Thorn

Richard Frost

Richard Frost

CISO, esure Group

Soheyl Kadjani

Soheyl Kadjani

Chief Digital Officer, Rabo Bank

Iryna Tsyganok

Iryna Tsyganok

Co-Founder and CEO, Irysan

James Whitebread

James Whitebread

CTO, Hotelbeds BtB

Abdul Baba

Abdul Baba

CTIO, Infrastucture SA

Mandie Beitner

Mandie Beitner

Founder, sorTTed

Dr. Joe Perez

Dr. Joe Perez

Senior Systems Analyst / Team Lead, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Juan Villamil

Juan Villamil

Group Chief Innovation officer, UBDS

Allan Cockriel

Allan Cockriel

Allan Cockriel, Shell

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts

Global IT Director, Stantec

Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

Chief Product & Information Officer, Acacium Group

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Chief Information Security Officer, Paychex, Inc.

Yateesh Shetty

Yateesh Shetty

Global Head of Campaigns, Digital and Content, Thoughtworks

Carlos Soares

Carlos Soares

SVP Data & Analytics, Brenntag

Andy Caddy

Andy Caddy

Group CIO, PureGym

Georgina Owens

Georgina Owens

CTO, William Hill

Stuart McSkimming

Stuart McSkimming

CIO, Royal British Legion

David Keene

David Keene

CMO, Europe, Wipro

Joanna Pamphilis

Joanna Pamphilis

CD&IO, UniCredit

Katie Nykanen

Katie Nykanen

CTO, QA Limited

Caroline Carruthers

Caroline Carruthers

Chief Executive, Carruthers and Jackson

Nimisha Patel

Nimisha Patel

Chief Digital & Information Officer, Bupa

Frances Undelikwo

Frances Undelikwo

Divisional Head, Operational & IT Risk, Fidelity Bank

Rahul Bhardwaj

Rahul Bhardwaj

Deputy CISO, Kroll

Anna Gevorgyan

Anna Gevorgyan

CDO/Advisor, AG Consulting

Ant Allcock

Ant Allcock

Ant Allcock, Ingeus

Lee Fulmer

Lee Fulmer

Chair, Transforming Data Collection Board, Bank of England

Rohit Jain

Rohit Jain

CIO, Harvard Business School Alumni Association & iRhythm Technologies, Inc.

Robert Sheesley

Robert Sheesley

Chief Information Officer, Wrench Group LLC

Alex Farr

Alex Farr

Group CTO, CHRISTIE GROUP PLC

Chris Wales

Chris Wales

Chief Information Officer, West Northamptonshire Council

James Maunder

James Maunder

Director of Technology and Digital , Unite Students

Krishnamurthy Rajesh

Krishnamurthy Rajesh

Director - Information Technology(Global), GreyOrange

Craig Charlton

Craig Charlton

Group CIO, Compass Group PLC

David Harding

David Harding

Professor, University of Bedfordshire

Romaric Sia

Romaric Sia

GLOBAL CISO, UBA GROUP

David Kavanagh

David Kavanagh

CTO, Salary Finance

Jody Saunders

Jody Saunders

Founder, Atara Partners

Joe Clegg

Joe Clegg

Head of Marketing, Callsign

Richard Corbridge

Richard Corbridge

Director General - Digital, DWP

Keneilwe Gwabeni

Keneilwe Gwabeni

Group CIO, Assupol Holdings

Simon Edward

Simon Edward

Director, South Bank BID

Rab Bassi

Rab Bassi

CIO, Rtisan

Allan Walters

Allan Walters

IT Director, Think First Consultancy Ltd

Clare Ward

Clare Ward

Worldwide Technical Leader Travel & Hospitality Solutions, Amazon Web Services

Richard Newsome

Richard Newsome

NED, Daemon Solutions

Nicholas Reeks

Nicholas Reeks

Director IT, Tata Steel UK

Charlotte Baldwin

Charlotte Baldwin

Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO), Costa Coffee

Giles Lindsay

Giles Lindsay

CIO, Satago Limited

Christina Scott

Christina Scott

CPTO, OVO

Fergus Boyd

Fergus Boyd

CTO, IP Dividual

Gerard McGovern

Gerard McGovern

Director, Digital, Tony Blair Institute

Terry Willis

Terry Willis

Director of Technology/Cyber, Church of England

Brian Brackenborough

Brian Brackenborough

CISO, Channel 4

Alex Bazin

Alex Bazin

CTO, Lewis Silkin LLP

Neil Holden

Neil Holden

CIO, Halfords

Laura Gilbert

Laura Gilbert

Director of Data Science, 10 Downing Street

Jon Townsend

Jon Townsend

CIO , National Trust

Freddie Quek

Freddie Quek

CTO, Times Higher Education

Fergus Boyd

Fergus Boyd

CTO, IP Dividual

Paul Bray

Paul Bray

CTO, Computacenter

Joe Clegg

Joe Clegg

Head of Marketing, Callsign

Ashish Khanna

Ashish Khanna

Global CISO and Head IT, Evalueserve

Jody Saunders

Jody Saunders

Founder , Atara Partners

Christina Scott

Christina Scott

Chief Product and Technology Officer, OVO

Ashley Somerville

Ashley Somerville

SVP Technology Strategy & Execution, Experian

David Harding

David Harding

Director, The Harding Method

David Ivell

David Ivell

CPTO, Team Teach Ltd

Craig Charlton

Craig Charlton

Group CIO, Compass Group

Chris Wales

Chris Wales

CIO, West Northamptonshire Council

Nicholas Woods

Nicholas Woods

CIO, magworld.co.uk

Robert Sheesley

Robert Sheesley

CIO, Wrench Group

Neil Holden

Neil Holden

CIO, Halfords Group Plc

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels

CDO, Corporate Bank at Deutsche Bank

Lee Fulmer

Lee Fulmer

Chief Data Officer, Bank of England

Santiago Fernandez

Santiago Fernandez

CISO, Klar

Ant Allcock

Ant Allcock

CIO, Ingeus

Azeem Akhtar

Azeem Akhtar

CTO, BT

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Connect with
C-Suite leaders from

Shell
HSBC
Vodafone
Verizon
AstraZeneca
Barclays
Unilever
Diageo
Lloyds
BT
Experian
IBM
GE
NTT Ltd.
Boots
Boeing
American Airlines
Delta Airlines
Cisco
Oracle
Disney
Target
ForgeRock
Home Depot
AXA
Airbus
IGN
Telefonica
BASF
Nestle
Carrefour
Ericsson
Google Cloud
Bayer
Schneider Electric
Lego Group
BUPA
Santander
888 holdings
Allen & Overy
Asda
Johnson Matthey
Beiersdorf
ALDI
MTN
Costa Coffee
Volvo
NHS
Amazon
HMRC
DWP
BEIS
Bank of England
Three
Yum Brands
Persimmon Homes
Costco
Cigna
AT&T
Allianz
Generali
Walgreens
Zurich Insurance

Join us at The Studio 2024

23rd May & 4th December

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Meet the HotTopics
advisory board

Our advisory board helps shape HotTopics' activities across the year, including The Studio.

 

Alejandro Becerra

Alejandro Becerra

CISO, Telefonica

Alison Davis

Alison Davis

CIO , GE Healthcare

Anna Barsby

Anna Barsby

CIO, 888 Holdings

Anna-Lisa Miller

Anna-Lisa Miller

CIO, Spectris

Avril Chester

Avril Chester

CTO, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Bradley Schaufenbuel

CISO, PayChex

Brian Brackenborough

Brian Brackenborough

CISO, C4

Catherine Buhler

Catherine Buhler

CISO, Energy Australia

Charlotte Baldwin

Charlotte Baldwin

CDIO, Costa Coffee

Christina Scott

Christina Scott

CIO & CPO, OVO Energy

Christopher Neal

Christopher Neal

Global CISO, Ramsay Health Care

Conor Whelan

Conor Whelan

CIO, Experian

Deborah Wheeler

Deborah Wheeler

CISO, Delta Airlines

Donna Ross

Donna Ross

CISO, Radian

Eileen Jennings-Brown

Eileen Jennings-Brown

CIO, Exscientia

Freddie Quek

Freddie Quek

CTO, THS

George Eapen

George Eapen

CIO & CISO, Petrofac

Georgina Owens

Georgina Owens

CTO, William Hill International

Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

CIO, Acacium Group

Inken Braunschmidt

Inken Braunschmidt

Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Halma

Itumeleng Makgati

Itumeleng Makgati

CISO, Standard Bank Group

Joanna Drake

Joanna Drake

CIO, THG

Juan Villamil

Juan Villamil

CIO, Imperial

Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker

MD Head Data Analytics UKI Europe, Accenture Song

Les McCollum

Les McCollum

CISO, UChicago Medical Center

Liz Banbury

Liz Banbury

CISO, Hiscox

Mark Walmsley

Mark Walmsley

Global CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Norma Dove-Edwin

Norma Dove-Edwin

CIO, National Grid

Paul Coby

Paul Coby

CIO, Persimmon

Richard Newsome

Richard Newsome

Former CTO, Cancer Research UK

Robert Sheesley

Robert Sheesley

Group CIO, Wrench Group

Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson

COO & NED, Virgin Money

Vukosi Sambo

Vukosi Sambo

Executive Head of Data Insights, Afrocentric Group

Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson

COO, Virgin Money

Sandeep Seeripat

Sandeep Seeripat

Global Chief Transformation and Technology Officer, Twinings

Dominic Howson

Dominic Howson

Chief Information Officer, Viridor

Jason Oliver

Jason Oliver

Chief Digital Transformation Officer, University of Sussex

Alan Boehm

Alan Boehm

Former CTO, H&M Group

Walt Carter

Walt Carter

Chief Digital Officer, Homestar Financial Corporation

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CIOs, CTOs,CISOs & CDOs

Get in touch to learn how your business can partner with us.

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