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Webinar Recording: Innovation in Chatbots

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The innovative use of chatbots has transformed the way that Newcastle City Council interacts with the public. These bots are improving the customer experience and reducing costs, and include: Wastebot – delivering an improvement in processing times from 14 days to 90 seconds and 100% […]

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January 2019

Last year was an amazing year for charity digital. But for many organisations there’s still a way to go. Charity digital is no longer a ‘nice to have’ or niche idea. Over the last year, we’ve seen reports from the likes of Skills Platform, TechTrust, the Weston Charity […]

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Emerging Tech in the North East

January 2019

On Monday 14 January, Dynamo North East ran an Emerging Tech event in partnership with PROTO, where we invited Gateshead tech companies to share their knowledge of emerging tech across a variety of sectors. Although the discussions were high level in order to stimulate conversations later […]

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies — so what?

March 2018

Welcome back to the next part of the series for digital leaders. After reading up on the introduction to blockchain, you may be thinking: “Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, another way to send and receive money, so what?” Previously, we mentioned that Bitcoin was an application of […]

The Full Blockchain Story

February 2018

For those who studied a science throughout school, college and university — this article follows the same principle; what was originally said isn’t strictly true, some key technical details have been left out for simplicity. Let’s begin with Bitcoin’s Distributed Ledger Technology. In blockchain, it is easier […]

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A gentle introduction to blockchain

February 2018

This article is a brief introduction to blockchain technology, it will get you up to speed for the Digital Leaders Salon in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 22nd of February 2018. There are two main topic areas to discuss: What does a blockchain consist of? […]

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