and aims

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’ to promote the region as a hotspot for IT/digital business.

With over 140 members, we are made up of IT organisations, large corporate employers in the region, consultants, technology hubs, education providers, local government and suppliers to the industry. We are an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East and we rely on the support of our region’s organisations to help us achieve regional IT growth, promote our region externally, develop skills and education, and support regional research and development.

We are passionate to see our region – and our sector – prosper.


Bob Paton Dynamo North East, Co-founder; Non Execu…
Charlie Hoult Dynamo North East, Chair
Giselle Stewart Ubisoft (Dynamo Vice Chair)
Stuart Lynn Sage (Dynamo Vice Chair)
Neil Hemming SAP (Dynamo Vice Chair)
Alan English Wherewithal Consulting
Alastair Irons Sunderland University
Alison Shaw North East Futures UTC
Anthony McMenzie Forfusion
Chris Wade Sage
David Carroll XQ Digital Resilience
Deni Chambers Newcastle College
Graeme Fletcher Sage
Graham Jordan NEICT
Jane Turner Teesside University
Janet Ross BT
Jen Hartley Dynamo North East
John Hunt Orchard Information Systems
Keith Dickson DWP
Lindsay Phillips Sage
Mark Larsen Accenture
Matt Oakley Capgemini
Mike O’Brien Opencast Software
Paul Watson Newcastle University
Phil Jackman Consultant
Rebecca Strachan Northumbria University
Richard Waterhouse RIBA Enterprises
Simon Roberson BT


Our vision

Our mission

Key achievements

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