What's in this podcast?

In this podcast, Jason talks to Sadie St. Lawrence, the founder of Women in Data (U.S.), a global organisation dedicated to facilitating equal opportunities for women in the data field. They discuss the groundbreaking work of the Web 3.0 space and the importance of data experts in this new and rapidly evolving field.

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One Big Message

The world is adapting to the Web 3.0 space and emerging technology so rapidly that using it in our daily lives is only going to become a matter of when, not if. People in data will become key players that will facilitate the shift over to Web 3.0, and will also play an important role in bringing awareness and education to the public.

[01:12] Why Sadie started her non-profit organisation, Women in Data, and their global mission 

[06:14] Emerging technologies to look out for

[10:13] Discussing the impact of new technologies 

[13:09] How the metaverse, blockchain and NFTs will affect the field of data

[18:30] The opportunity for data professionals to create safety and awareness with the transition to Web 3.0

[22:50] Why now is the best time to seek opportunities in the Web 3.0 space and how you can do so without a financial investment

[27:30] The freedom people have when creating an online avatar, and how this might affect diversity



Blockchain, NFTs and the metaverse

The world is adapting to the Web 3.0 and emerging technology space so rapidly that using it in our daily lives is only going to become a matter of when, not if. We’re on the cusp of a new era where blockchain technology and virtual worlds will converge to create entire parallel universes. In these metaverses, we’ll be able to trade digital assets and experiences in ways that are far more immersive and personal than anything we’ve ever seen before.

For more on the metaverse, check out episode 94


Create awareness about safety in the world of Web 3.0

The internet has come a long way since its humble beginnings. What started as a tool for sharing information has transformed into a global network that connects billions of people. Along with this growth, the internet has become home to many wonders – and dangers. As we enter the era of Web 3.0, it’s important for experts in the data field to help policy makers and the general public become aware of the risks Web 3.0 may have to security and privacy.


Maintain diversity in a world where you can be anyone

When you think about the internet, the first thing that comes to mind is its ability to connect people from all over the world. But along with this amazing ability comes a downside: the potential to be anyone you want to be. This has led to a lack of diversity online, as people are increasingly choosing to present themselves in ways that are not representative of their true identities. In order for the internet to truly be a global community, we need to find ways to maintain diversity while still giving people the freedom to express themselves.


Opportunities in the Web 3.0 space

As the world moves toward Web 3.0, there are many opportunities for businesses and individuals to get involved in this next phase of the internet. Web 3.0 places an emphasis on digital ownership and there is so much to be explored about the opportunities that it brings. 

With the rise of the Web 3.0, there has never been a better time to get involved in the digital world. You don’t necessarily need to buy NFTs or get involved financially, but as a data expert now is the best time to start educating yourself on the different uses of blockchain technology.


To summarise

The Web 3.0 places an emphasis on digital ownership with so much yet to be explored about the opportunities that it brings. It is a rapidly evolving field with data experts playing a key role in helping the world bridge the gap from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0.

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