Who runs the North East now

In October, Northumbria and Durham universities updated their 2000 report ‘Who Runs the North East Now? Governance and Governing in an English Region’. It looks at the way that the public sector is lead throughout the region and, at times, makes grim reading. It seems that little has changed since the turn of the millennium, … Continue reading Who runs the North East now

Dynamites 17

This year’s Dynamites awards was a little easier for me in some ways than last. It was the fourth time that we have come together to celebrate the best of the tech industry across the North East region. Last year, as chair of the judges it was part of my job to stand up on … Continue reading Dynamites 17

You said – we listened

By rights I am not sure if I should still be the chair of Socitm North East. Since moving from the public to the private sector, or the dark side as I hear it called my position has become questionable. According to those who know such things in Socitm, the chair should be a public … Continue reading You said – we listened

Dynamo17 #2

I said I would get a few blogs out of the Dynamo17 conference. It was a great event. Outside of the plenaries and main speakers I attended three of the breakout sessions. There were fifteen in total and I could have attended most of them as they all sounded interesting. It would be good to … Continue reading Dynamo17 #2

My first blog from #Dynamo17

It seems a long time since Sarah, Ed and I first talked about holding the Dynamo17 conference at Durham University. A lot has happened since then and I have ended up not as involved as I was at the start. This is the fourth conference that Dynamo has held as part of its drive to … Continue reading My first blog from #Dynamo17

Digital Leads

Those who have been in my company for more than fourteen seconds will know that I have a great interest in the success of the North East region. I have been trying for many years to work with its component parts to improve collaboration. Sometimes I have been successful and at other times not but … Continue reading Digital Leads

Another year of @NEICT

That’s another year over for the North East ICT Managers group.  Calendar year that is rather than financial year.  Of course that starts in April.  This year has been fun.  We’ve seen some comings and a number of new faces to replace some goings. The group is supposed to be the ICT heads from the … Continue reading Another year of @NEICT