Cheese Thursday

Cheese Thursday is a chance for digital leaders and trail-blazing businesses to come together and talk about challenging the status quo through technology. We call it CheeseRM.

Join us at Bedales on November 16 for this Finance special – focusing on how technology can truly disrupt the Financial Services industry.


  • Welcome from AlfaPeople (5:45pm)
  • Cheese and wine tastings one and two – Presented by Dan Belmont
  • Food for thought topic: Transformation stories from start-up Fintech organsations – Presented by Kate Walker
  • Cheese and wine tasting three – Presented by Dan Belmont
  • Food for thought: Industry story – Presented by Tom Sleater
  • Cheese and wine tasting four and five – Presented by Dan Belmont
  • Thank you and close (7:30 pm)


Lots of cheese & wine
We go out of our way to pick the best venues around for the cheese and wine component of Cheese Thursday. On the night you will do a full cheese and wine tasting workshop with some of the best connoisseurs around.

Food for thought
Between the tastings, our event sponsors will offer some food for thought topics. These are roundtable discussions on the topic of the event. Since the event is laid back, there are plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions and get to know our key speakers, not to mention the person sitting right next to you.

People just like you
Cheese Thursday is an opportunity for collaboration and discussion. You never know who you may meet! All ‘save my slice’ registrations are reviewed as this is a free event and we want to ensure that the roundtable is made up of people who will engage with the topic at hand. We like to keep our events industry focused. If you would like us to run a Cheese Thursday that speaks to yours, let us know in the contact form below!


Tom Sleater: Strategic Risk Programme Director at Credit Suisse
Tom is the Managing Director of the Strategic Risk Programme at Credit Suisse and has worked within the Credit Suisse team, in senior management capacities for over seven years. Tom’s role is paramount in the adoption of new initiatives and technology in the company. He offers excellent insight on the building blocks for successful change management in the financial sector.

Dan Belmont: Cheese and Wine Connoisseur at Bedales Wines
Dan’s food and wine career started in New York City when he joined B.R. Guest Hospitality as the Maitre’d of a popular steakhouse on Park Avenue South. Soon thereafter, Dan fell in Iove with the Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York with their electric Rieslings and cool-climate reds. It was there that he made his first foray into the industry and represented wineries as a brand ambassador at tastings and events in NYC and as a hospitality consultant for several winery tasting rooms. Dan has since ventured to London and works at Bedales Wines as their in-house cheese and wine expert.

Kate Walker: Sales Director at AlfaPeople
Kate is the Sales Director at AlfaPeople UK Ltd. With over 20 years’ experience working for Siebel & Microsoft Partners, Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for everything Microsoft Dynamics 365 and digital. Kate is driven by enabling businesses to produce phenomenal customer experiences and challenge the status quo.

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