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Chair's Reception - In conversation with Darren Hardman

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31 March 2022 12:00 - 13:45

On behalf of Alison Ross, Chair of Manchester Digital we would be delighted if you could join us on Thursday 31st March at 12pm - 1:45pm for the first ‘in person’ Chair’s Reception of 2022. 

In conversation with Darren Hardman, VP and General Manager, AWS UK & Ireland

Date: 31.3.22
Time: 12.00 - 1.45 
Venue: Manchester Digital, MSP Tech Incubator, Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7ED
Format: Light lunch and networking followed by a Q&A

In this role, Darren leads a team of people who deliver amazing customer experiences. These teams strive to make AWS the most customer-obsessed company in all of the UK & Ireland.

Darren is responsible for guiding the company’s direction and vision across the Area. He leads a team of business and technical specialists working with organisations of all sizes, from start-ups and governments, through to the world’s largest enterprises, to support their move to the cloud. In addition, Darren collaborates with partners to build transformational programs for our joint customers.

Before joining AWS, Darren spent over 22 years working in the Accenture business – including running the billion dollar European arm of Avanade (the Accenture/Microsoft joint venture). Other roles included Global Head of Sales, Chief Operating Officer and UK&I Managing Director.

After a light lunch and networking session, Catherine Wilks, Director at Slalom will interview Darren and focus on:

  • Driving a culture of customer obsession
  • Creating products for a modern age
  • Closing the digital and skills gap
  • Sustainability of the cloud 

As usual there will be an opportunity to get involved in this discussion and ask Darren questions.  

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to or register your details via the link below. Please advise on any special dietary requirements.

The Chair's Reception is open to senior leaders and decision makers at businesses from across Manchester Digital's community.

31 March 2022 12:00 - 13:45
Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7ED

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