Simon Hanson Federation of Small Businesses, North Ea…
Simon Roberson BT, Partnership Director
Jen Hartley Dynamo North East, Advisory Board Member
Sue Ormerod Nigel Wright Group, Regional Director
Dr Dominic Searson Synoptic Technologies, Chief Data Scient…

Overall purpose
of the group

To advance the involvement and opportunities surrounding data intelligence in the north east. Providing data for intelligence workstream. To gather intelligence about the ICT market within the north east, such as number of companies, employees, students and vacancies.

Key aims and

  • Identify key players surrounding data analysis in the north east – use gt
  • Identifying what data can be made available by companies in the north east (Primarily through FSB and DigiCat)
  • Finding middle ground / common goals / shared interest between different organisations in the north east
  • Providing insight into the expertise required to embark on a data project
  • How to create/showcase more attractive data jobs in north
  • Identify ICT companies in the region
  • Identify number of employees
  • Identify number of students and course taken (pre-school to post-graduate)
  • Identify vacancies
  • Identify skills required


  • Established links with FSB, Digital Catapult
  • Taken part in the Nissan Hackathon
  • Established a link with Google and are underway to organising the Cloud Event at the Core

See the latest presentation from the Data Workstream here DynamoNet – Data Workstream 4.5.16

See the latest discussions from the Think Tank Lunch Data – Think Tank Lunch 12.5.16

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