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…

The New World of Work: Flexible and Part-Time

On the 28th April, Cambridge Network held a breakfast networking event, with a presentation from Sara Hill of  Capability Jane. It feels like every feminist article I read challenges the conventional idea that work or family is an either/or choice, promoting that you can have it all, balancing family and business success. Despite this I…

My year at Cambridge Network

I have been employed since I was 16. During that time I have never taken a temporary role, as I have always wanted the security of permanent positions. But after my redundancy from OnMobile, I decided I wanted to get back to basics and take the time to decide what I wanted to do. The…

Good, Old Fashioned Customer Feedback in the Digital Age

Sieve Creative Guest Blog Honest customer feedback is a fundamental tool every business can use to grow and improve their services, products, customer experience and day-to-day running of the business. Listening to feedback during product or service development, allows you to provide solutions to existing problems that your customers may have, exceeding expectations along the…

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…

The pitfalls and perceptions that lead to poor recruitment decisions

A typical interview is “a conversation between 2 liars” says Claudio Fernandez Araoz, one of the most influential Executive Search Consultants in the world according to Business Week. His statement is not as far-fetched as you might think. How many interviews are played out by the interviewer welcoming the candidate to potential paradise whilst the…

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…

Enjoy the science on your doorstep

Despite personal enthusiasm, my science teachers – at high school in Canada –never managed to inject any colour into what I considered totally grey and dry subjects. Maths was a challenge I mastered with dogged perseverance, but for me, studying it and physics, chemistry and biology was always dutiful, never wholehearted. How different it might…

IoT Healthcare – it’s already here and it’s not that ‘new’

Yesterday, I went to an extremely inspiring medical technology think tank; attended by academics, private and public sector innovators. The assembled great and good were convened by Peter Jarrit as a specific part of the NHS’s drive to deal with clinical needs in practical ways. Once I had waded though the almost impenetrable industry TLAs (three letter…