Dynamo 21: Tech Leads the way in a Challenging World

A talk by Charlie Charlton, Charlie Hoult, Rachel Murphy and Lindsay Phillips
BBC, Chair, Difrent and Sage

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Dynamo 21 will focus on how the region has excelled & united to overcome the challenges that the current COVID-19 pandemic has presented us.

Dynamo 21, supported by Headline Partner Sage, will be held online on 17 June 2021.

The annual Dynamo conference will showcase the IT and tech sector in the North East. The conference attracts delegates from the region's leading and growing IT and software companies, local councils, specialist professional services, universities / colleges and other related industries to help shape the IT and tech sector in the region.

We are delighted to welcome back Charlie Charlton, BBC Radio presenter and Senior Broadcast Journalist as our event compere for the third year.


  • Plenary speakers
  • Curated sessions led by Dynamo Member organisations
  • Presentations and workshops by leading IT thinkers
  • Curated panels
  • Diverse range of speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Virtual Expo Booth
  • Mix of live and pre-recorded content
  • Chat to fellow delegates in real time
  • 'Reflect & Digest' sessions (following the breakout sessions)
  • Replay of all sessions post event

‘2020 changed the way we work in ways we never expected, 2021 heralds a new future where Tech is a fundamental driver for recovery and enabling businesses of all sizes to redefine themselves and how they work. Dynamo 21 will help us learn from our shared experiences as a region, to create inspiration and spark innovation for our Tech enabled economy.’ Lindsay Phillips, Executive Vice President, Sage Product Delivery (Headline Partner)



  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – chaired by Fareeha Usman, Dynamo North East / Techup Women
  • Skills: Creating diverse pathways into tech careers – chaired by Cate Kalson, Oliver Wyman


= ‘Providing People with a Voice through DIY Advocate App’ – Connected Voice - ‘What does ESG (Environmental and Social Governance) and Sustainability mean for tech in the North East?’ – Sage - ‘From Contact Centre to Consumer Relationship Centre of Excellence: Ubisoft’s Growth’ – Ubisoft - ‘Newcastle’s smart city approach to Covid -19 response and renewal’ – Newcastle City Council - ‘The hybrid office – how we’re creating new places to work’ – Opencast Software - Other themed sessions on the day include: GovTech, Cyber, Data, Health Tech, Digital Construction, Tech Case Studies. Full programme to be announced soon!

Check out the conference website here: https://www.dynamonortheast.co.uk/conference-timetable/