Tech Nation on Tour 2017: Cambridge as a Tech City

Cambridge Network are proud supporters of work of Tech City UK. Most recently we have helped them gather data for the Tech Nation 2017 report which provides an overview of digital innovation across the UK. The findings have been shared through a series of roadshow events “Tech Nation on Tour” which came to Cambridge on…

‘From Small to Medium’ – an organisation development challenge

By Liz Mercer, Perla Development As someone who has spent a significant proportion of their working life in medium to large Pharma and biotech companies, I was drawn to participate in the recent Cambridge Network event run by Janice Steed of Steed Consulting. ‘From small to medium’ was an energetic and engaging talk, delivered from…

Autism, neurodiversity and employment

One in a hundred people in the UK has autism. Jon Spiers, CEO of Autistica, shares information about the condition and how you can support those in your workplace directly or indirectly affected.

Two women learning to protect their computer against hackers

Two bold reporters, Julia and Ruth, armed only with basic computer know-how and a thirst for knowledge went along to the Cambridge Network “Keeping your computer safe, at home or in the workplace” with Michael Yardley. He is the IT and systems manager at Cambridge Enterprise Ltd, University of Cambridge, so had some fascinating insight…

Data privacy – how I changed my mindset

I’ve been running a couple of different events on big data and cyber security recently, and it has got me thinking. Typically, as a Generation Y, I’ve grown up with technology and I’m hot on keeping my personal data secure. If anything, I’ve become a bit neurotic about it in recent years; I always check…

In praise of our members….and networking

Cambridge Network held its quarterly ‘Making the Most of Membership’ meeting this month.   The lunchtime event is a chance for new members to see what we’re about before they decide to join as members. They also get to talk with a roomful of other people over lunch. Existing members come and meet us too, sometimes…

Cyber – The New Battleground?

Cyber warfare. The idea of the battle between businesses and thieves taking place on an intangible platform is one that’s not only hard to grasp in the first instance, but that’s moving so quickly we’re all struggling to keep up. We decided to take a look at this hot topic at a lunchtime meeting. We…

New developments in healthcare: industry meets emerging science

New technology to tackle a diverse range of issues in healthcare came to the fore at the latest Cambridge Network ‘Industry meets emerging science’ event. The second event in this series attracted more than 120 business people, who packed into the Hauser Forum West café to hear from 25 post-doctoral / PhD (and equivalent) researchers…

A day in the life of an events organiser

Ever wondered how we run our events? Last Tuesday, I started my day around 9am setting off to Norwich, picking up Belinda, Director of the Agri-Tech East initiative, and my boss! on the way. As soon as we arrive at the Norwich Research Park, we’re straight off to The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC). We’re meeting…

Are you making the most of social media analytics?

Sue Keogh, founder of Cambridge-based digital content specialists Sookio, recently spoke to our Marketing Peer Learning Group about the importance of social media analytics. She shares her tips on the metrics to watch and the tools to use. If you spend any time or money on social media, it is vitally important to measure your…