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We're making plans for the future of WorthingDigital and we want as many people as possible to have their say about what we do. Are you happy with the current format of one social and an evening of talks per month, should we be doing other things? Do you have ideas for topics or speakers you's like to see? Are you happy with our venues? Join us and tell us what you think.
Adur & Worthing Councils are working with West Sussex County Council to bring new ultrafast fibre networks to Worthing and Shoreham. By bringing gigabit full fibre to town as part of a national government funded scheme, our local councils are ushering in a new era of digital connectivity to help our economy grow in the digital age. In the first wave, council buildings will be connected with brand new fibre lines, and businesses will then be able to access "gigabit vouchers" to help get connected. Paul Brewer, Director for Digital & Resources at Adur & Worthing will talk about the importance of modern digital infrastructure to the health of our local economies and outline the councils' ambitions to go further to deliver modern digital infrastructure for the benefit of all.
An evening of 2 talks explaining what blockchain and what you can do with it Kingsley Davies: WHAT THE BLOCK?! A gentle and beginner friendly introduction to blockchain technology. Kingsley will cover: - The history of blockchain technology - Why should I care about blockchain - Blockchain vs Bitcoin? - How blockchain works - where next? Jon Harris: Blockchain as a transformative technology for business How do distributed ledger systems promise to reshape the technical and business landscape in the coming years? About the speakers: Kingsley is a Partner at Underscore consulting, and has spent nearly two decades designing, developing and supporting large scale systems for a number of clients including, Betfair, the BBC, Barclaycard and others that don't start with a B ;-) While working to make things better, he’s seen a steady evolution towards functional programming, a sharper focus on development operation teams and tools and decomposing big things into smaller composable things commonly called services. Most recently he's also dived into the ethical tech and tech for good pools and is keen to encourage and support initiatives in these areas. Jon has over 20 years’ experience in building relationships between businesses and their customers across a broad range of sectors. His career has seen him work both client and agency side for both global and local businesses. He has previously worked across, retail, tech, finance and creative consulting, for business such as Virgin, Ann Summers, S&P Global, Unilever, London Stock Exchange and Madison Square Garden to name a few. Jon has been with Omnitude since its inception and is passionate about the potential that blockchain technology has in changing the dynamic between brands, businesses and individuals.