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19th November 2018 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Because there are no better teachers than your peers

CMO Challenges and Opportunities to Shape Your 2019

19th November 2018 from 5.00PM
Covent Garden Grind, 42 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7LJ


We invite you to join a selection of your CMO peers from leading UK organisations to the launch of a new initiative – the CMO Connected Circle.

  • How do you use technology to improve customer experience?
    Do you collect tons of marketing data, without the capabilities of getting insights out of it?
  • Who is faster in implementing the newest customer interface – you or your competition?
  • Does the tracking of your marketing spend against its results keep you awake at night?

We will address these questions during our CMO and Senior Marketing Executive Connected Circle that we are hosting in the evening of Monday, November 19th. While we will tell you our story, more importantly we want to hear your story. Together, in a closed circle of trusted peers, we will network, exchange challenges, discuss ideas and trade stories.

Attend this networking events, and you will go home with actionable insights and a renewed energy to tackle the challenges and opportunities that will cross your paths in 2019.

The age of digital transformation is becoming a strategic question for the entire C-Suite, and a topic which is now being discussed in the boardroom. The language in the boardroom will shift more to IT strategy and its impact on digital transformation.  The CEO will need to create an environment of innovation at all levels in his organisation.

Margaret Franco, SVP Marketing EMEA, Dell Technologies, will share her personal experience with CMO-CIO collaboration. Now that every organization has in essence become a technology-driven business, forging alliances between marketing and IT is key to a successful business transformation.

Join us as we take a moment to stop and think. To connect, share and benefit from a specialised community of marketing leaders.


To give you an idea of what the evening will look like:

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Arrivals with Networking Drinks & Canapes.

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM  Margaret will open with sharing her personal passion for technology adoption, including a few challenges she ran into throughout her career.

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM  The platform is open for every guest to add their insights, tell their stories, and discuss opportunities.

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM  We will welcome our special guest, John Volanthen. He will share his own story – one of perseverance, and how giving up is not an option. We promise that he will give you goosebumps!

Apart from Food for Thought, real food and drinks will be served throughout the entire evening.


Margaret Franco
SVP Marketing EMEA
Dell Technologies

Margaret’s top priority is demystifying complex technology solutions for customers and businesses.

She has successfully led global and regional teams focused on driving technology adoption.

Margaret’s role is that of a change-agent who helps organizations transform, and she is a firm believer that great ideas come from everywhere.

To Margaret, listening is critical to truly understanding customers’​, organization’s and our communities’ needs.

John Volanthen
Inspirational Speaker

John Volanthen is the British diver who was involved in the search and rescue of the missing children in the Tham Luang Thailand cave, and was the first driver to reach the trapped boys.

In 2010 John was part of the team that set a world record for longest cave penetration dive (8,800 m, 28,900 ft), and In 2004 Stanton and Volanthen set a world record for greatest depth in a British cave (76m, 249 ft).

John’s involvement in several search, rescue and recovery incidents has seen him awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze medal. John is also works as a technical lead for Hub Network Services Ltd, with 20+ years of IT and internet engineering experience.


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Covent Garden Grind is a coffee bar, cocktail and restaurant on Maiden Lane, in historic Covent Garden. Covent Garden Grind opened in early 2016, and is now firmly established as a favourite coffee and cocktail hangout for locals and tourists alike, and a must visit for anyone heading to Covent Garden market and the piazza.

Covent Garden Grind, 42 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LJ


CMO Challenges and Opportunities to Shape Your 2019

Hosted by Connected Circle
Courtesy of Dell Technologies and Intel

Covent Garden Grind, 42 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LJ

Wednesday 19th November 2018
from 5:00pm



0207 329 3933



19th November 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Covent Garden Grind
42 Maiden Lane
London, WC2E 7LJ United Kingdom
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Dell Technologies