Digital Thursday

New for 2020, Digital Thursday combines the resources of both the Sphere Network and Newcastle University Business School facilitating a monthly programme of in-depth Round Table events.

Our permanent home at the Business School supported by the University’s Pitch-In Project: IoT – Smart Cities and the Institute of Coding is aimed in resolving problems through digital solutions and collaboration, irrespective of their industry sector.

Digital Thursday enables shared knowledge and access to new networks and opportunities with influence across the North East of England and beyond. Tackling the challenges we face, in confidential settings, past evidence shows that unexpected collaboration opportunities arise.

Digital Thursday is free to attend and open to businesses, academics and students but as seats are extremely limited, we do ask that you to sign requesting a seat at the table via the Eventbrite link.

Digital Thursday is hosted and facilitated by the School of Computing, Newcastle University with the support of the Institute of Coding at Newcastle University, the Sphere Network and the Digital Growth Hub.


  • February 2020 – How do we embed a paradigm shift in leadership towards transformational leaders?
  • March 2020 – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and the effect on the Future of Work
  • April 2020 – Smart Home Technology or Smart Home Intelligence?
  • May 2020 – Pollution: Reverse engineering the effect by deploying technology
  • June 2020 – The collection, transmission and protection of data – the how and why (IoT)

Additional event subjects will be published as and when confirmed.

N.B. Due to academic commitments, the above schedule may be subject to change.

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