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Worthing & Adur Digital Forum - The Power of AI

22may5:30 pm7:30 pmWorthing & Adur Digital Forum - The Power of AI

Event Details

We are excited to announce that Worthing & Adur Chamber, Freedom Works & Barclays Eagle Labs have come together to launch the brand new Worthing & Adur Digital Forum. The idea was born from a passion to bring this ever-evolving sector together to share knowledge and learn from each other.

The first event starts with a bang! The three partners have curated a fantastic lineup of speakers which will be a panel of experts in all things AI. The three panelists will cover how you can use AI in your business, how AI can be used to save time and the risks, opportunities, threats and future of AI. The session will be facilitated by Catherine Howe, Chief Executive of Adur & Worthing Council who really gets the whole digital landscape.

The session will be run in the Auditoium at Worthing Library. We have 60 spaces available and this event will be a first come / first served basis – so, register today to reserve your space as entrance to this event will be limited!

The structure of the event is as follows:

  • Welcome & Introductions – Catherine Howe, Chief Exec of Adur & Worthing Councils with Freedom Works, Barclays Eagle Labs + Worthing & Adur Chamber.
  • Update from BIPC about the Library Business Offer
  • Lee Davies – Fresh Egg – What is AI/How can I use AI in my business
  • Sean Wilson – Simage AI – Time saving in your business/Human Element of AI
  • Michael Borrelli – Risks, opportunities, threats, Future of AI
  • Panel Discussion + Q&A – hosted by Catherine Howe
  • Networking, Drinks & Close

The session will start with the three speakers and then a Q&A session finishing with networking, drinks & snacks.


Michael Charles Borrelli, AI & Partners
Michael is a highly experienced financial services professional with over 10 years of experience. He has held executive positions in compliance, regulation, management consulting and operations for institutional financial services firms, consulted for FCA-regulated firms on strategic planning, regulatory compliance and operational efficiency. In 2020, Michael set-up the operations model and infrastructure for a cryptoasset exchange provider, and has been actively engaged in the Web 3.0 and AI communities over the last 4 years. He currently advises a host of AI, Web3, DLT and FinTech companies.

Lee Davies, Fresh Egg
Lee believes that technology has the ability to transform our lives. Lee has worked with numerous clients over the years exploring how technology can help improve processes and customer experience, and transform their industries.

Sean Wilson, SimSage AI
Sean Wilson is the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of SimSage (, a Cambridge-based company with an innovative AI-based Search Engine used by large Enterprise customers who are literally ‘Drowing in Data’. Sean is a New Zealander who came to the UK with his business partner five years ago, after successfully commercialising an earlier version of SimSage that was extensively used by NZ Government agencies, in favour of better-known, larger global brands. Sean has previous senior leadership experience in both the public sector and in multinational ICT firms, but has a particular passion for start-ups, several of which he has been directly or indirectly involved with, over the last 16 years. Sean holds an MBA from the University of Auckland.

Who are your hosts?

Freedom Works – Providing flexible, affordable yet homely hot desk, meeting room and private office space faciltiies across the South East. Alongside this, Freedom Works also run numerous business support provisions for local businesses, such as the recent Grow Digital programme – find out more here ->

Barclays Eagle Labs – On a mission to support the UK’s entreprenurial community, Barclays Eagle Labs provide support to individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes, ranging from mentoring for start-up founders through to investment connections for established scaling businesses – find out more here ->

Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce – Focussed on collaboration, building resilience and championing their members, the Chamber provide a vast range of high-quality business support and opportunities to their members ranging from events and training through to business support and funding options – find out more here ->


Worthing Library

Richmond Road Worthing BN11 1HD




22/05/2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

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