Our Headline Sponsor is Transmission Dynamics, who deliver world-leading Internet of Things based solutions to complex industrial challenges, drawing on their extensive expertise to create Smart Sensor Networks.

Transmission Dynamics design and manufacture their range of wireless telemetry and data automation systems for the most demanding applications, focusing on AI. Customers include blue-chip tech companies operating in the renewable energy, mining, power generation, marine, defence, automotive and rail sectors.

The Transmissions Dynamics culture fosters consensus, integrity, courtesy and humour and promotes enthusiasm, innovation, continuous improvement and efficiency. We push for innovation and imagination while being financially prudent and show concern for all stakeholders to achieve a lasting and prosperous future.

The Digital Institute at Newcastle University is proudly sponsoring Thinking Digital for the eighth consecutive year. The Institute was created to transform research and its impact on society through the use of digital technologies. In doing this we collaborate with a wide range of local, national and international industry and public sector organisations.

Key activities include the award-winning Cloud Innovation Centre which was created in partnership with Newcastle City Council, and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data which is creating the leaders of the future in data science.

The Digital Institute has played a leading role in bringing more than £90 million in funding to Newcastle University, while our work with partners across the region led to the recent award of £30 million to create the National Innovation Centre for Data.

‘comparethemarket.com, has grown rapidly over the past eleven years to become one of the UK’s most loved price comparison websites. It provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans, and actively works with its brand partners to help provide great services to customers.’

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With more than 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Sunderland is open for business, open to business. It offers a remarkable range of opportunities in a city with a growing entrepreneurial spirit. MAKE it Sunderland is the city’s inward investment campaign, aimed at encouraging businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to international blue chip organisations, to base here and benefit from world-leading levels of productivity, unrivalled connectivity and available space.

Voted KPMG’s Most Innovative Fintech in the UK three years running, Atom bank was the UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile when they launched in 2015. Since then they’ve been helping people save for their futures, buy their dream homes and start their own businesses. They’re a bank built differently; making things straightforward, personal and great value.

Orange Bus is an interaction design agency that combines creativity, agility and technical expertise to solve complex problems for both emerging and established brands, and UK government departments. This user-centric work delivers exceptional digital interactions that have lasting and genuine impact on the way people around the world live, work and communicate.

Mincoffs Solicitors are committed to helping businesses in the region’s IT community gain access to the legal support they need to realise their full potential. Our legal practice has a rich history of working with digital and creative businesses, providing high quality, commercially focused advice

Northstar Ventures has been supporting entrepreneurs in the North East since 2004, investing in over 300 companies to date. We’re looking for strong teams with great ideas – ideas that will drive high growth, scalable businesses. As the North East’s leading early stage investor, Northstar makes and manages investments into a wide range of ventures, and gives ongoing support through our investment team who have a wealth of experience and expertise.

We are a multi-disciplinary Business School preparing students of the highest calibre to become the business leaders of tomorrow. Our research is world leading; we are focussing on distinctive interdisciplinary research and innovation in the fields of The Future of Work and Leading on Leadership, with vibrant collaborations delivering new global perspectives and solutions. We are one of a global elite of Business Schools accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, independently-owned and award winning. We offer personalised wealth management services, bespoke to meet diverse and varied individual needs. This takes an understanding of money but is rooted in an even deeper understanding of people. Individual and personal service is central to everything that we do.

Whether you’re looking to grow, just starting out, or an experienced business looking for greater support, Blu Sky have an award-winning, dedicated and highly skilled team that is passionate about helping your business succeed. We provide services that really help our clients and because we love what we do, we’ll generally do this with a smile on our face! We specialise in digital and creative tax breaks such as R&D tax credits, plus we can help you with business growth and mentoring, financial planning and forecasting, corporate finance, exit strategies and business valuations. And of course we’ll take care of all that bread and butter stuff too, such as VAT, PAYE, auto-enrolment and corporation tax.

The £33 million Audience of the Future Challenge, announced in November 2017 as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, kicks off the first two exciting funding streams: the £16 million Demonstrators Programme and the £1 million Design Foundations Competition. The Demonstrators programme explores the immersive future of the Creative Industries, supporting new large-scale immersive experiences in sports, moving image, performance and visitor experiences and testing them with a mass audience.

Pulsant is one of the UK’s leading providers of hybrid cloud solutions with a core focus on private and public cloud services, network connectivity, security and integration. Since its establishment in 1995, Pulsant has demonstrated tremendous growth and currently serves more than 4,000 customers — mid to large-size organisations in both the private and public sector — across a variety of industries.

NEREO serves and represents the 12 local authorities in the North East of England and approximately 80 Advisory Service Members in the broad field of Human Resource Management, Management Practice and Employee Relations.

Northern Digital Jobs is a single location to advertise and find digital and creative jobs across the whole of the North of England. Brought to you by NEREO, the team who for ten years have operated North East Jobs, the regions premier site for public sector and education vacancies.

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