Thursday 28th September 11:00am-12:00pm BST

Virtual Roundtable

“It is the moment of truth for building societies. They need to embrace emerging technologies and innovate to prosper, or they risk widening the digital gap further.

 – Puja Prabhakar – Head of Financial Services, Technology Executive

Innovations such as AI and Cloud are revolutionising the way financial institutions operate, rapidly widening the gap between building societies and the rest of the market. And with the relevance of physical location continuing to dwindle, building societies are facing growing difficulty in retaining the attention of a rapidly changing demographic of members. Members that are drawn towards more agile competitors with a stronger digital offering.


The challenge is, there is a reluctance amongst building societies to embrace wholesale digital transformation. With a huge emphasis on distributing profits back to their members, many find themselves holding onto their legacy systems in fear of wasting their members hard earned money; a real concern considering 70% of transformation initiatives fail to meet their main objectives [Forbes, 2023].


Continue to operate on outdated tech and you’ll not only fall behind your competition but also be vulnerable to significant talent loss, operational inefficiencies, and security threats. So, the question is raised: how will you utilise technology to achieve superior customer experience, retain talent and drive growth securely?

Who Should Attend?

Attendance is capped exclusively for senior leaders from UK Building Societies. This discussion will be valuable to you if you have an interest in positioning yourself as strategic, forward-thinking leader. Attendance is limited to ensure every participant is able to contribute. The meeting is only open to invited participants or those who have been referred by a colleague or our partners Avanade, Accenture and Microsoft.



A special thank you to Avanade for their support of the Change Makers Club. Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Established over 20 years ago by Accenture and Microsoft, their vision is to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft.

Joining Avanade for this special event will be Accenture and Microsoft to give you leading expertise and the latest industry view on how to drive value from your technology.

Where and when?

28th September- 11:00am-12:00pm BST

Virtual Roundtable

What is the experience?

All of our roundtables are focused, collaborative and informative. Thanks to a chaired and moderated discussion you will: gain insights and ideas from thought leaders in different industries, benchmark your own plans within a collaborative and confidential environment and network with an exclusive group of senior executives in similar size organisations to you.

The Team

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James Harris


George Parry

Club Director

Hope Onderdonck

Club Director

Elle Brasier

Head of Operations



We’re committed to supporting our society and environment. When you attend a Change Makers Club event, we pledge to neutralise your carbon footprint. To offset your travel or energy usage we will plant a tree via One Tree Planted. Once mature, the average tree has a net absorption of 30 kg of CO2 per year, which equates to 227 miles of travel by car or 96 hours of office usage. You can see our maths here.


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If you have a question about attendance, please contact me:


William Russell

Club Director, Change Makers Club


Tel: +44 (0) 7923912507


Address: 18-20 Huntsworth Mews, Marylebone NW1 6DD