I’ve been to Sheffield three or four times in the last year. It has usually rained though this time it was cold and damp and I always seem to come back with some sort of cold. I don’t think that is due to Sheffield, however but rather the Cross Country trains which are always packed … Continue reading Sheffield Skills
Image thanks to Chordify We’ve passed the halfway point in January already yet it feels that things are just starting to return to normal, if there is such a thing. The Christmas break certainly leaves its mark on the calendar. Is it me or is January the worst month? It’s long, it's dark, it’s cold … Continue reading Operational group revisited
I don’t know how many episodes you need to have recorded to call yourself a podcaster. Is two enough? I hope so though I’m not going to stop at that. Just before Christmas, CyberNorth launched its podcast ‘It’s Cyber Up North’ covering what’s going on in the region’s exciting and dynamic cyber security sector. Its … Continue reading Episode #2
Image thanks to Huff Post It’s a system that has served us well, so they say. It has undoubtedly driven up living standards for many across the world and allowed untold population growth. It has brought convenience to many and removed toil for millions. Yet all ideologies come to an end and capitalism is approaching … Continue reading Why can’t Capitalism change?
We all like to think of ourselves as being that little bit different, a bit quirky perhaps and ploughing our own furrow. In a way we are right. Each of us is unique though recognisably human. Even identical twins have something that can set them apart. At times though we are all the same and … Continue reading Let’s meet on the 18th
This was the year that CyberNorth came of age, in my humble opinion. Not that these things happen by accident but after a few years toiling away, often by myself everything just seemed to gell. It has been amazing in that I feel it has moved from more of a passion project to a much … Continue reading This was the year
You would think I had enough of clusters, what with trying to lead CyberNorth and playing an active role in UKC3, the UK’s cluster of cyber clusters. Apparently not as this week I found myself at my first meeting of the North East FinTech Steering Group. Not that this was its first meeting, I think … Continue reading My first FinTech Cluster meeting
As the world gets back to some kind of new normal I am still struggling with the protocol around meetings. It could be just me but last week I turned up to a face to face meeting tio find that the other participants had expected it to be online. Fortunately one of the people was … Continue reading Where are we meeting?
Image thanks to BDaily I wasn’t able to make the last Digital Advisory Board at Newcastle College. I think it was something to do with a hospital visit but that is all behind me now. This week though, I was able to make it. I had said that I would give a lightning talk on … Continue reading Industry Advisory Board
I’m back thinking about clusters again, especially as last week saw us kick off a project to look at how the three Northern cyber security clusters can work more closely together. We have started off by commissioning some work to see what relevant ‘assets’ the region has. There are things that are strongly or more … Continue reading Northern Cluster Collaboration