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Quarterly Briefing Q2 2019: Creating a Narrative

Mel Kanarek introduces Sheffield Digital’s first Quarterly Briefing.

In this opening editorial article, Mel sets the stage for the quarterly briefing, recaps the recent history of Sheffield’s tech cluster, and our hopes and intentions for the future. It gives me a great deal of personal satisfaction to write this introduction to the first Quarterly Briefing on Sheffield’s digital economy. For those of us

Quarterly Briefing Q2 2019: Focus – The “Four Pillars” of Sheffield’s Digital Tech Identity

The focus of this edition of the Quarterly Briefing is on what is unique about Sheffield's digital technology industry and which 'verticals' we have particularly strengths in.

Sheffield has a long history of computing and applied software development stretching back decades. Indeed, The University of Sheffield was one of the very first educational institutions in the world to offer Software Engineering as an undergraduate degree in the 1980s, and the city has been fertile ground for collaborations between academia and industry in

Quarterly Briefing Q2 2019 Headline Info

Each edition of the briefing we compile some facts and figures that look at a different aspect of Sheffield’s tech sector, along with a set of current priorities.

Economic Figures Some of the statistic we use are from public sources, but others are original pieces of analysis compiled for us by Dr Andrew Johnston at Sheffield Business School. The 2018 Tech Nation Report estimated the total number of people engaged in digital technology roles in the Sheffield and Rotherham tech cluster at 22,034.

Sheffield creative and digital agencies recognised as North’s best talent

Four leading Sheffield agencies have received major recognition for their contribution to the North’s creative, digital and media industries.

The news comes as it was revealed that Sheffield’s creative and digital sectors are growing faster in the city’s region than anywhere else in the UK. According to a Digital Report commissioned by the University of Sheffield, Creative Sheffield and supported by the Arts Council of England, the city boasts one of the highest growth