Change Makers presents

The Future of Technology

HIDE, London

Wednesday 24th January

18:30 – 21:30 GMT

Predictions for 2024 are coming in thick and fast. And off the back of a year characterised by huge advancements in the capability and availability of AI, it’s no surprise that it’s expected to dominate discussion in 2024 and beyond. 


The challenge is, these predictions barely scratch the surface. Technology leaders are now well-familiar with AI’s potential to aid their organisation. What’s missing are the tough-to-answer questions:  

  • Will you meet board expectations to drive game-changing outcomes with AI in the next 12 months, and can you avoid standing on a rake? 
  • Can you measure resilience, and will this help achieve optimum balance between strength and agility over the coming year? 
  • Is 2024 the year of data sovereignty, and should you be a leader in data privacy, or just a fast follower? 


Forbes, McKinsey and Forrester can provide fascinating insights and valuable data. But what they cannot offer is a forum to tackle the challenging questions alongside your peers. Join us for the first time in 2024 as we meet to answer the question: what does the future hold? 


Senior decision makers and other top-executives with a focus on technology, transformation and information security, working within some of the largest organisations in The UK. This discussion will be valuable to you if you’re looking to better understand how to leverage technology to drive growth and resilience in 2024 and beyond.


Attendance is capped 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 partner, Splunk.



A special thank you to Splunk for their continued support of the Change Makers Club. Splunk was founded in 2003 to solve problems in complex digital infrastructures. From the beginning, we’ve helped organisations explore the vast depths of their data like spelunkers in a cave (hence, “Splunk”). Splunk has evolved a lot in the last 20 years as digital has taken centre stage and the types and number of disruptions have simultaneously escalated. With over 1,100 patents and a culture of innovation, we’ve stayed one step ahead of our customers’ needs. Today, many of the world’s largest and most complex organisations, such as Tesco, Specsavers, Gatwick Airport, McLaren, Vodafone and Bank of England, rely on Splunk to keep their mission-critical systems secure and reliable.


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.



HIDE – Seek Private Dining Room

85 Piccadilly, London


Hide London, nestled on Piccadilly with stunning views of Green Park, is a culinary experience that radiates perfectionism and attention to detail. Chef Ollie Dabbous was awarded a Michelin Star for his cooking and is renowned for crafting dishes that celebrate seasonality and natural flavours.


The restaurant’s design is inspired by the trees of Green Park, with the elegant top floor representing branches, the ground floor as the trunk, and the basement bar echoing the roots. The private dining experience is exquisite, with dishes like white beetroot with caviar in a light lovage broth and standout meat and fish preparations paired with innovative accompaniments like fig and hibiscus chutney or saffron labneh.


Mark Woods

Chief Technical Advisor, EMEA at SPLUNK


Mark is a passionate technologist. Innovative technology (in all shapes and colours) has always been the backbone of Mark’s career, from mission-critical delivery to innovation acceleration, global portfolio optimization to fundraising and acquisition selection to business building.


At Splunk, he helps leadership teams and international policymakers understand the seismic impact that data-driven approaches can create and get the right mix of enabling technology, expertise, empowering guidance and practical governance to bring about positive change.

Sebastian Törneman



Sebastian Törneman is the Vice President of EMEA Sales, leading 17 countries and responsible for the full portfolio of Splunk solutions. Sebastian has an extensive sales expertise and has been with Splunk since 2017. He is passionate about fostering a culture of shared goals, vision, and a strong commitment to excellence within the team.


Sebastian is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Upsales.

The Team

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James Harris


George Parry

Club Director

Hope Onderdonck

Club Director

Elle Brasier

Head of Operations



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Hope Onderdonck-Young

Club Director, Change Makers Club


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