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Disruption and opportunity:

Finding growth in an era of change

Online |
Speakers include:
Mike Bainbridge

Mike Bainbridge

Rackspace

Alex Zivoder

Alex Zivoder

goHenry

Omar Haque

Omar Haque

Worldpay

Overview

As the overall pace of growth in the UK economy continues to slow, companies are under ever more pressure to boost business growth prospects. Market uncertainty caused by global economic and geopolitical developments and an increasingly competitive business environment have driven forward-thinking organisations to seek new ways to find growth. But where do the most rewarding opportunities lie?

The Financial Times and Rackspace are pleased to present a new series of roundtables to discuss how the UK’s largest private sector companies are responding to market developments and the strategies they are employing in the search for better growth and profitability. Whether this is through increasing revenue from new and existing customers, targeted global expansion, or by investing in innovation, we will look at which initiatives are making the biggest impact. Results from a recent survey of 150 firms by FT Remark, commissioned by Rackspace, will inform the discussion.

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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

In Association With (1)

Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of hosting and cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies developed by AWS, Microsoft, OpenStack, VMware and others. The company serves customers in 120 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, and has been honoured within the top 100 Great Places to Work for the past 12 years. Learn more at www.rackspace.co.uk

Speakers (3)

Mike Bainbridge

Mike Bainbridge

Chief Digital Technologist
Rackspace

As Chief Digital Technologist at Rackspace Mike Bainbridge enables customers to navigate the complex world of digital technology partners, cloud platforms and industry trends. He helps businesses realise their digital potential and become more successful online. His background in ecommerce architecture has given him a strong focus on customer experience, performance and measurable success criteria. An advocate of all things digital, he speaks at conferences, networking events and executive briefings. He has more than 18 years of IT industry experience, working in application support, technical project management, technical pre-sales and IT strategy. He blogs at thehostinginsider.net and tweets about industry-related topics: @hosting_mike.

Alex Zivoder

Alex Zivoder

Chief Executive Officer
goHenry

Alex Zivoder is the CEO of goHenry, a B2C FinTech company based in London. goHenry's mission is to help the next generation of young people become smarter at managing their money than the last. Mr Zivoder's business life has focused on scaling disruptive B2C businesses. Previously he was Vice-President and Managing Director at lynda.com EMEA (sold to LinkedIn), Chief Operating Officer at viagogo, and SVP at Expedia. At lynda.com, the EMEA region’s strong growth was key in LinkedIn’s $1.5bn acquisition.

Omar Haque

Omar Haque

Chief Transformation Officer
Worldpay

Omar Haque was appointed Worldpay’s Chief Transformation Officer in 2016, having previously served as Interim Group Strategy Director.  He has over 15 years’ experience in driving digital and technology-driven transformations, helping global organisations to recognise, react to, and shape market and technology trends. He has brought this expertise to payments, leading the development of Worldpay’s corporate strategy and now its transformation to realise that strategy.He has held senior leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Symbol Technologies, Electrocomponents and Old Mutual, leading teams in strategy, sales operations, architecture, and engineering. He has been based in the US and the UK, with extensive assignments in the Nordics, South Africa and Asia.

Chair (1)

Brooke Masters

Brooke Masters

Assistant Editor and Companies Editor
Financial Times

Brooke Masters was appointed Companies Editor for the Financial Times in September 2013 and she became an Assistant Editor in March 2016. Previously she was the Chief Regulation Correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the UK Financial Services Authority and working with reporters around the world to cover global financial regulation and white- collar crime cases. Prior to this posting she was the City Correspondent covering banking, stockbroking and asset management with a secondary focus on London’s international competitiveness. Before that she wrote for the Lex column and served as a senior business reporter in the FT's New York office covering the intersection of law and business. From 2002 to 2006, Ms Masters reported on Wall Street and white-collar crime for the Washington Post and followed New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's various investigations. This led to her 2006 book, Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise of Eliot Spitzer, which was published in both hardback and paperback editions by Henry Holt. Ms Masters spent an additional 13 years at the Washington Post in Washington and Virginia, covering criminal justice, education, and politics. She has also written extensively about espionage, capital punishment and terrorism. Ms Masters graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in History. She also earned a Master's of Science in Economic History with distinction from the London School of Economics.

Contact Us

Amy Bell
Regional Content Manager EMEA, Speaking Opportunities
Financial Times