The Aerys Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for C-level executives and IT leaders of prominent firms in New York

Hosted by CDI, The Aerys Dinner is set up to offer a relax and intimate forum for C-level executives and IT leaders of prominent firms in New York to discuss, debate and share experiences over a fine dining experience.

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involving all the wealth of experience from the senior peers in the room.

You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram page: @ortus.club. All discussion abide by Chatham House Rules.

C-level executives and IT leaders of prominent firms in New York.

Attendance was by invitation only and complimentary. 

Shaping the financial services of the future

Many financial services firms still struggle with making a digital transformation. Legacy systems, processes, and relationships make innovation extremely difficult, even as new technology ramps up clients’ expectations and attracts new competitors.

Optimizing the benefits of technology in a cost-efficient manner could mean re-evaluating on and off-premise infrastructure investments, making changes in staffing and skills training, engaging more deeply in line of business, encouraging more Chief Digital Officer/Chief Marketing Officer collaboration, and up the commitment to ITaaS delivery.

  • Which IT developments are financial service firms investing in the most?
  • Which functions will be replaced by fully digital cores?
  • Preparing data for machine learning means storing, organizing, and curating data. How much of a priority is this data-labeling task?

6:30 pm: Arrival and drinks reception
7:00 pm: Welcoming and opening address
7:10 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
8:10 pm: Dinner served as the discussion is brought to a close
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Remi Restaurant
144 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Between seventh
& Sixth Avenues

  • Co-Founder & COO of Focus Financial Partners, LLC
  • Partner of ff Venture Capital
  • CTO of Gen II Fund Services
  • Chief Banking IT Architect of Toronto Dominion Bank
  • Chief Product Officer of Strategic Funding Source
  • Managing VP of Capital One
  • Managing Director, IT COO & CTO of Oz Management
  • SVP, Third Party Risk Management of Rapid Ratings International
  • SVP, Divisional Technology Risk Officer of Wells Fargo Bank
  • SVP, Chief Risk Officer of Newtown Savings Bank

Thursday, 17th of January 2019

Remi Restaurant, New York City

Apply to attend The CX Dinner. Please note that attendance is by invitation only and is complimentary for those invited.

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