The North East has been chosen as the first region outside of London to launch Digital Leaders Local. The programme is designed to engage and connect senior executives representing the academic, business and public sectors in the North East, to discuss how to deliver sustainable digital transformation in the region that will fuel economic growth through joined up thinking and collaboration.
Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, attended the Digital Leaders Local North East Launch at Hotel Du Vin, Newcastle on the evening of the 19th December and welcomed this new initiative. Chi said it was crucial for the region to assemble great minds from different sectors to help tackle some of the challenges faced.
Gary Coyle, leader of this North East initiative and also Head of Operations UK at Escher Group whom are sponsoring Digital Leaders Local North East, made a short speech welcoming attendees and inviting them to form a localised steering group to help set the agenda and focus for 2014.