focus on action
Addressing cross-sector challenges through the power of digital transformation and innovation
Championing blockchain innovation in the region through cross-sector collaboration, practical exploration, and open exchange of knowledge.
AI and Smart Data
Exploring the potential and pitfalls of using smart data, advanced analytics and Artifical Intelligence across the public, private, and third sectors.
Bringing together agencies and innovators to harness emerging technology and meet the needs of the ageing population.
Combining academic research and cross-sector industry experience to combat ongoing threats and explore challenges and opportunities.
We help to connect digital research to industry challenges.
We help the public sector maximise the use of digital to better serve their community.
We give charities digital insights to improve performance and meet regulatory challenges.
We help enterprises of all sizes become digital, increasing competitiveness in their markets.
Combining academic research, cross-sector industry experience, innovation, and emerging technology.
Inspiring action in digital innovation
An independent, cross-sector group for digital influence, leadership and innovation.
We give you the opportunity to expand your sphere of influence and address your business challenges – digitally. Our members aim to solve problems through digital solutions and collaboration, regardless of their industry sector.
Sphere Network events enable you to share knowledge, access new networks and opportunities to influence across the North East of England and beyond. You’ll be invited to attend different types of event online and in physical locations across the region:
What’s Bubbling – informal networking with a wide network, an opportunity for serendipitous meetings and new, unexpected collaboration opportunities;
Round Table – throwing open industry challenges to find new problem-solving routes;
Deep Dive – focusing on the contribution of a specific existing or emerging technology that can have an impact across multiple sectors.
SPHERE NETWORK TEAM
Past Chair and Alumni Member
Interim-Chair – Future of Work and Digital Skills
Vice-Chair – User Experience, Service Design and Organisational Change
Governance – IoT, IIoT, Sensors and Rural Economy
Board Member – Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Diversity
Board Member – VR, AR, Data, and Machine Learning
Board Member – Digital Transformation
Board Member – Tech in the Legal Sector, IP & Data Protection
Board Member – Ageing & Health
Board Member – Cybersecurity