Dr Robert Shilston to Speak at Director and Chair Dinner June 2019

Penelope Sowden Associate Consultant

Former Director of Professional Services at the Financial Times and current Blenheim Chalcot CTO, Dr Robert Shilston, has been confirmed to speak at Intechnica’s June 2019 Director and Chair Dinner.

The fourth event of this kind takes place on Tuesday 18 June at the Savoy in London.

This quarterly event provides Business Leaders, Directors, Chairpersons and NEDs with an opportunity to network with peers over the course of a private evening of dining.

The topic for this event is the justification of IT spend and the measurement of real value returned to shareholders.

Event: Director and Chair Dinner June 2019: How to justify a new IT budget? Determining the true value of technology.

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Venue: The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ

This is an exclusive event with limited spaces, so we have had to make it invite-only.

Blenheim Chalcot CTO and entrepreneur, Dr Robert Shilston, has been confirmed to speak at Intechnica’s June 2019 Director and Chair Dinner.

IT spend is commonly measured via a simplistic Capex and Opex aggregation. The problem with this simple measurement of IT spend is that it does not align with business initiatives.

The Chairpersons’ dinner will explore the opportunities to manage IT spend in a more meaningful way presented by modern technology architectures and also in a more pragmatic way applicable to any current business.

About Robert Shilston

Robert has an entrepreneurial background having founded multiple innovative tech businesses, including Assanka which was acquired by Financial Times in 2011.

Robert oversaw the integration of the business into the FT, rising through the ranks as Director of Engineering, Senior Manager and most recently Director of Professional Services.

Having played a key role in the digital transformation of the business, Robert and the FT went on to deliver the experience and knowledge of their transformation to other organisations in a commercially meaningful way.

At the dinner, Robert will share his experiences (both good and bad) with the group, particularly focusing on how businesses can align technology budget to their business strategy.

About Intechnica

Intechnica are leaders in Technical Transformation for mid-market digital businesses, providing services to help companies both understand their technology and deliver rapid change to increase enterprise value.

Intechnica has over 10 years’ experience helping 200+ clients, both large and small, to grow through the use of technology. They have created The Digital Blueprint which allows companies to benchmark themselves against the real world best practice of the other digital and tech enabled businesses.

Intechnica has offices in Manchester and London. Current clients include AO, PetsatHome, William Hill, Channel4, LDC, ECI and GCA Altium.