Dynamo Events

Dynamo delivers an annual programme of events.

Dynamo 17 Conference

For the fourth year, Dynamo is bringing its annual conference back to showcase the IT & tech sector in the North East. With the title ‘Tech Boom North East: Spotlight on the opportunity’ this year’s event, taking place on Monday 3rd July kindly hosted by Durham University, promises to showcase the strength in our region, and where the opportunity is growing for the sector.

We are delighted that Sage is confirmed as our headline sponsor this year. Business Durham, Durham County Council and the University of Durham are also sponsors.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at conference@dynamonortheast.co.uk.

For more information on themes, speakers and programme click here


DynamoNet events

DynamoNet events are monthly events that are themed around the Dynamo workstreams and are free to attend for our members. Events take place on the second Monday of each month* from 17.30-19.30.

*unless this falls in a school holiday period

The 2017 DynamoNet events programme:


10th April – Kindly hosted by Ubisoft CRC. Presentation on “Gaming in the North East” Book tickets

8th May – Kindly hosted by Ryder Architecture. Presentation on “Exporting North East Digital Excellence in Architecture and Lifecycle Management” Book tickets

12th June – Kindly hosted by Nigel Wright. Presentation is on “Attracting Talented People to your Business”. Book tickets

10th July – Kindly hosted by Accenture. Accenture will be showcasing its Newcastle Innovation Zone. Book tickets


Follow DynamoNet events on social media using #dynamonet


Dynamites 17

Taking place on 19th October 2017 at the Civic Centre, Newcastle.

Contact conference@dynamonortheast.co.uk regarding sponsorship. The awards will open for entries in July.


Dynamo Think Tank events

These are invitation only lunch events. The aim of these quarterly events is to consult its members, and other key industry players to ensure Dynamo continues to learn, develop, deliver and thrive as the North East’s only cross-industry IT & Tech network.



Board Dinner – This year’s member’s dinner took place on 23rd March at the River Terrace at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. We welcomed our guest speaker: Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive RIBA Enterprises. The evening was sponsored by Mincoffs Solicitors and KPMG.

Christmas Social  – hosted by Dynamo, Campus North & Digital Union. Thursday 8th December at Campus North.

Dynamites Awards 2016

The North East’s IT and Technology Awards. This years awards took place on Thursday 20th October at Newcastle Civic Centre.

360 of the sector’s leaders attended the glittering awards dinner on 20th October in Newcastle.

The Winners and Shortlistees have been announced!

See press release 

Find out more on our Dynamites 16 pages.

Dynamo 16 took place on Thursday 23rd June at Northumbria University. Click here for the Programme

Dynamo Build: Property & Construction Tech – May 2016

Promoting and challenging tech in the property and construction industries across the North East

Property and Construction technology is going through a revolution and the North East is leading it. ‘Dynamo Build’ will promote and challenge these traditional industries.

Dynamo Board Dinner– April 2016. This was the second Dynamo Board’s dinner which took place at Close House. Sage Co-Founder and North East entrepreneur Graham Wylie CBE was our after dinner speaker. A big thank you to our sponsors Mincoffs Solicitors and Tech North. A very successful event with 100% attendance of 94 guests.

Dynamo 14 was our inaugural annual conference that took place on 1st May 2014 in Newcastle. For more information, and the full programme, please click here. Accenture were our headline sponsor.

Dynamites 14– The North East’s IT and Technology Awards, sponsored by BT took place on 15th October 2014. Find out more about Dynamites 14.

Chairman’s Dinner– We were delighted that 73 of the North East’s leaders in IT joined us at our first Chairman’s dinner on 23rd April 2015 held at Mansion House, Jesmond. Mincoffs Solicitors were our headline sponsors.

Dynamo 15 was the second instalment of our flagship conference. It took place on 18th June 2015 (with a careers event Get into IT on the 17th June) at the University of Sunderland. The Final Dynamo 15 Programme handbook is available to download. See the event pictures online here. Accenture and Sage were our headline sponsors.

Dynamites 15, sponsored by BT took place on 22nd October at Newcastle’s Civic Centre. For full information about the Dynamites awards, visit Dynamites 16 pages.