Hidden Edge Crystal Ball

Hidden Edge Club

WHERE: The May Fair Hotel

WHEN: 28th November 6:30pm

About the Hidden Edge Club

The Hidden Edge Club brings together the city’s most innovative and forward thinking leaders from some of the worlds largest and most important companies. Our mission is to give our members a competitive edge by identifying hidden insights buried within their organisation’s information sets. We meet quarterly in some of London’s most exclusive venues to discuss timely market challenges faced by our members and explore strategy options & best practices.

Discussion Topic

After a turbulent year, with tensions brewing in the East and the rise of far-right leadership in the West, 2018 could see geopolitical tensions reach boiling point. How will this affect international matters and unsettle global businesses? This year, we saw AI, robots, cybersecurity breaches and big data become mainstream. But how will companies cope with the emerging technologies in 2018? Where are the opportunities for investment?

Join us on the 28th November to take a provocative look at 2018, and share predictions and strategies with your peers to protect your business against the risks of 2018 and continue to drive business value in the New Year. 

As always, we’ll unite London’s most innovative, forward-thinking executives for an evening of exclusive networking and lively conversation. And, this time around, we’ll also host our famous speaker and panel session where our guest speakers will be making some big predictions for 2018. Focusing on the old PEST analysis, we’re going back to business school, asking our panel to weigh in on key political, economic, social and technological forecasts for the New Year.

Reserve your place at our final meeting of 2017 and join us for an evening of exclusive networking, drinks and a gaze into the Hidden Edge Crystal Ball for 2018. We’ll meet on the 28th November, 6:30pm at the May Fair Hotel.

Throughout the year, we’ve united London’s most senior leaders of marketing, supply chain, operations, analytics, finance and technology from such companies as Financial Times, Santander, BT, HSBC, The Guardian and many others to share their challenges and visions on some of today’s greatest challenges.

Register below to reserve your place at the Hidden Edge Crystal Ball. Please feel free to contact Club Manager, Ellie, at ellie.collins@hiddenedgeclub.com with any questions about the group or the event.

Evening Agenda


On the 28th November at the May Fair Hotel, we’ll unite 40 senior leaders from the UK’s most important organisations for a lively and inclusive discussion over drinks.


6:30pm arrival and drinks
7pm keynote address
7:30pm networking drinks and canapes
8pm panelist Q&A session
8:40pm further drinks and canapes
9:30pm carriages

Guest List Includes…


Chief Information Officer, Bauer Media Group

Chief Operating Officer, Societe Generale

Chief Information Officer & Director of Group IT Systems, LV=

Global Chief Digital Officer, MediaCom

Chief Financial Officer, AIG

Chief Technology Officer, BEIS

Chief Marketing Officer, First Utility

Chief Technology Officer, Radianz BT

Global Head of Marketing Strategy, HSBC

Global Head of Anti-Fraud Compliance, Credit Suisse

Global Head of IT Controls, RBS

Global Head of IR/FX/Hybrids Model Validation, Nomura

Global Head of Analytics and CRM, HSBC

Managing Director – Asset Finance Trading, Barclays

Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

Global Marketing Communications Director, Smith and Nephew

Editor in Chief, Money Saving Expert

SVP, Strategy and Marketing, The Economist

Senior Director, Sales Operations, Ticketmaster

Operations Director, Speciality Risks, Arthur J. Gallagher

Digital Media Director, Aimia

Technology Director, The Brand Union

Marketing Director, FSCS

Director of Commissioning Operations, NHS England

IT Director, Travelodge

Finance Director, Cafcass

Director, Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting Framework, Santander

Director, Global Privacy, Standard Chartered Bank

Director, Procurement and Supply Chain, Babcock International

Associate Director International Marketing, Ticketmaster

Director of Marketing and Digital, British Council

Director – Asset Based Lending, Santander

Group Performance Marketing Director, Net-a-Porter

Residential Sales Director, EDF Energy

Director of Corporate and Chief Financial Officer, Oil and gas authority

Director, Deutsche Bank

Marketing Director, Truphone

Group Finance and Strategy Director, Bauer Media

Marketing Director, Sainsburys

Interim Finance Director, Babcock Media Services

B2B Marketing and Customer Success Director, Financial Times

Marketing and Communications Director, Barclaycard

Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications, NS&I

VP Brand and Marketing, American Express

VP Global Marketing, SpringerNature

VP Global Pricing, Inmarsat

VP Marketing, Bacardi-Martini

VP: Chief Controls Office – Ops & Tech, Barclays

Head of Marketing, HSBC

Head of Traded Risk – Europe, HSBC

Head of Business Implementation, Deutsche Bank

Head of Information and Guidance, The Pensions Advisory Service

Head of FIC and CRT Quant Development and Model Integration, RBC

Head of Customer Offer, Alliance Healthcare

Head of Corporate Coverage UK & Ireland, UniCredit

Head of IT & Infrastructure, The Gym Group

Head of Amazon Marketing Services, Amazon

Head of Product Evolution, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank

Head of Transformation and governance, LV=

Lead Architect for Data Products, Home Office

Head of Finance, Close Brothers Novitas Loan

Head of Governance and Control for the Group Innovation Office, Barclays

Head of Assurance, Recruitment and Commissioning for HMCTS, Ministry of Justice

Head of Commercial Process Optimisation, Diageo

Head of Strategy, System Operator, National Grid

Head of Strategic Model Development, Standard Chartered Bank

And many more…



This discussion is to be held at The May Fair Hotel.

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