CyberFest at last

In the end I need not have worried about people turning up at our first CyberNorth event, part of CyberFest. I had been kept awake worrying about it for several weeks yet people started arriving and checking in even before the doors had officially opened. A colleague of mine had said that anything into three … Continue reading CyberFest at last

Cyber = opportunity

By 2021, according to Cybersecurity Business Report, the number of unfilled jobs in cyber security will triple to over 3.5 million  In the same period the annual cost of cyber crime is expected to double to $6 trillion. If cyber was a country it will, by then, be the the third biggest in the world. … Continue reading Cyber = opportunity

Dynamo Cyber Workstream

Following our successful Think Tank event in February, the Dynamo Cyber Workstream is going from strength to strength. Dynamo is a volunteer led group set up with the core mission to ‘Grow the North East IT Economy’ through collaboration, innovation, skills. We are a voice for the sector regionally and nationally and we generate ‘noise’ … Continue reading Dynamo Cyber Workstream

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