The networking club for IT leaders

The CW500 Club is an invitation only, private members club for the leaders of the UK IT industry. Attendees network with the leaders of the UK’s largest IT departments, as well as influencers in government, consulting and industry bodies who set the tone for the industry. Computer Weekly’s CW500 club is built around peer-to-peer discussion of relevant technology topics to provide tech vendors a unique opportunity to meet, discuss IT issues, and build contacts and relationships with some of the country’s most important IT faces.

RSVP via our online form or contact Tom Walker at 0207 186 1430.

2014 Dates and Location

8th October
11th November

Waldorf Hilton
Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD
(Nearest underground station Holborn/Covent Garden)

Register today by calling Tom Walker 0207 186 1430 or completing our quick online registration form.


“The CW500 meetings provide an exceptional forum to understand significant challenges and successes in the Cyber Community from leading pragmatic speakers, with emphasis on Q&A and the opportunity to network with senior practitioners sharing experiences and outcomes.”

Don Kavanagh, Head of Business Architecture (Chief Architect), SIA: Home Office.


Why IT leaders are turning to tech startups for innovation

The burgeoning UK tech startup scene has attracted a lot of publicity – much if it around consumer-focused technologies. But there are also a growing number of business-oriented startups offering new innovations for corporate IT teams. Several large companies, such as John Lewis, Barclays, Citi and Unilever, are turning to startups for fresh ideas and reaping the benefits of working with small firms outside their traditional supplier base. But finding and dealing with startups needs a different approach to IT procurement. In this CW500 event, we hear from IT leaders at companies that are working with startups to find out why, and to hear their experiences of how best to deliver innovation from the tech startup scene.

RSVP via our online form or contact Tom Walker at 0207 186 1430.


6:00 pm

Light Refreshments

6:30 pm

- Bryan Glick

6:35 pm

Speaker Presentations
- Julian Burnett
- Andrew Humphries
- Graham Smith

7:05 pm

Extended Chaired Discussion

7:45 pm

Informal discussion over drinks and canapés


Waldorf Hilton
Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD
(Nearest underground station Holborn/Covent Garden)



Bryan Glick Bio
Computer Weekly
Julian Burnett Bio
Head of IT Strategy, Architecture & Business Process Unit, John Lewis
Andrew Humphries Bio
Co-Founder at The Bakery startup accelerator & Deal-maker at UKTI Global Entrepreneur Programme
Graham Smith Bio
Digital technology strategy leader at Platts



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About CW500

The CW500 Club from Computer Weekly is a members' club for senior IT professionals and leading industry figures. Membership has allowed access to premium content for IT leaders on a monthly basis since 1993.

TechTarget contact

For questions about your registration or the event agenda please contact:

Tom Walker
Tel: 0207 186 1430

TechTarget London Office:

1st Floor
3-4a Little Portland Street