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Dinis Guarda - citiesabc openbusinesscouncil Youtube Podcast Series is a fast growing Thought leadership channel focused on profiling global leading inspiring people, leaders, CEOs, authors, technologists, academics. We highlight the ideas, products, inventions, software, books & solutions to the multiple challenges / opportunities we face in our cities / nations with the advent of Society 5.0 digital transformation 4IR AI Blockchain Fintech IoT disruptive tech Dinis Guarda is author of books such as 4IR: AI, Blockchain, Fintech Reinventing a Nation" "How Businesses and Governments can Prosper with Fintech, Blockchain and AI?”, “Blockchain AI Crypto Economics"Dinis Guarda has been listed in global fintech, blockchain, AI, social media industry top influencer in position 5/10/20/100 rankings: Top People In Blockchain by cointelegraph 2019, The Artificial Intelligence Power 100. He is the founder of citiesabc.com openbusinesscouncil.org intelligenthq.com fashionabc.org ztudium.com techabc.org idna.technology

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Mark van Rijmenam, Author ‘Step Into The Metaverse’, Future Tech Strategist, Disruption Innovation
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Mark van Rijmenam, Author ‘Step Into The Metaverse’, Future Tech Strategist, Disruption Innovation
Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is a speaker and best-selling author on the future of work and technology. A Digital Speaker, Dr. Mark has deep expertise in how AI, big data, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and other digital technologies disrupt businesses, governments, and society.Mark van Rijmenam Interview Questions1. Background - Education and early career2. Digital transformation today3. Mark’s books: Think Bigger4. Challenges and opportunities of emerging techs and blockchain5. Insights about the metaverse6. User cases of the metaverse7. Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social EconomyMark van Rijmenam BiographyHe has a Bachelor's in Hospitality Management, a Master of Science in Marketing Management, and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Technology Sydney. He has collaborated on research topics: - Revising the ‘science of the organisation’: theorising AI agency and actorhood, Innovation, 23(1), pp.127-144- Avoid being the turkey: how big data analytics changes the game of strategy in times of ambiguity and uncertainty, Long range planning, 52(5), p.101841- The politics of openness. Cambridge Handbook of Open Strategy, Cambridge University Press, pp 307-325He has inspired businesses, their employees, and audiences to embed smartness in their organizations, remain competitive in years to come, and apply technology responsibly. Nonetheless, he has worked with the likes of Santander, EY, 3M, Nestle, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Wipro, YonYou, FWD, and Capgemini.Dr. Van Rijmenam has spoken in 20 countries across the globe and collectively inspired over 100.000 managers, directors, and C-level executives at leading organizations in banking, technology, insurance, and a range of businesses.As an author, Mark has presented his insights through his books: Think Bigger, The Organisation of Tomorrow, and Step Into The Metaverse. He has also contributed to Blockchain by Dr. Philippa Ryan, and Blockchain Technology as the Operating System of the Digital Age, for Platform Revolution.Dr. Rijmenam assists organizations to apply technologies in ensuring sustained competitive advantage. He thrives in an environment where he can apply digital technology to reimagine business models and governments to ensure their ethical application.Step Into The Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social EconomyIn this book, Dr. Mark van Rijmenam maps out the extraordinary opportunities and challenges facing business leaders, consumers, regulators, policymakers, and other metaverse stakeholders trying to navigate the future of the Internet.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Mark van Rijmenam, Author ‘Step Into The Metaverse’, Future Tech Strategist, Disruption Innovation
6d ago
Mark van Rijmenam, Author ‘Step Into The Metaverse’, Future Tech Strategist, Disruption Innovation
Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is a speaker and best-selling author on the future of work and technology. A Digital Speaker, Dr. Mark has deep expertise in how AI, big data, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and other digital technologies disrupt businesses, governments, and society.Mark van Rijmenam Interview Questions1. Background - Education and early career2. Digital transformation today3. Mark’s books: Think Bigger4. Challenges and opportunities of emerging techs and blockchain5. Insights about the metaverse6. User cases of the metaverse7. Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social EconomyMark van Rijmenam BiographyHe has a Bachelor's in Hospitality Management, a Master of Science in Marketing Management, and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Technology Sydney. He has collaborated on research topics: - Revising the ‘science of the organisation’: theorising AI agency and actorhood, Innovation, 23(1), pp.127-144- Avoid being the turkey: how big data analytics changes the game of strategy in times of ambiguity and uncertainty, Long range planning, 52(5), p.101841- The politics of openness. Cambridge Handbook of Open Strategy, Cambridge University Press, pp 307-325He has inspired businesses, their employees, and audiences to embed smartness in their organizations, remain competitive in years to come, and apply technology responsibly. Nonetheless, he has worked with the likes of Santander, EY, 3M, Nestle, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Wipro, YonYou, FWD, and Capgemini.Dr. Van Rijmenam has spoken in 20 countries across the globe and collectively inspired over 100.000 managers, directors, and C-level executives at leading organizations in banking, technology, insurance, and a range of businesses.As an author, Mark has presented his insights through his books: Think Bigger, The Organisation of Tomorrow, and Step Into The Metaverse. He has also contributed to Blockchain by Dr. Philippa Ryan, and Blockchain Technology as the Operating System of the Digital Age, for Platform Revolution.Dr. Rijmenam assists organizations to apply technologies in ensuring sustained competitive advantage. He thrives in an environment where he can apply digital technology to reimagine business models and governments to ensure their ethical application.Step Into The Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social EconomyIn this book, Dr. Mark van Rijmenam maps out the extraordinary opportunities and challenges facing business leaders, consumers, regulators, policymakers, and other metaverse stakeholders trying to navigate the future of the Internet.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Jason Michael Primrose, Entrepreneur, Author of “The Lost Children of Andromeda” Bestseller
Jul 29 2022
Jason Michael Primrose, Entrepreneur, Author of “The Lost Children of Andromeda” Bestseller
Jason Michael Primrose is a serial entrepreneur, writer, storyteller, creator, strategist, experiential marketing guy, and influencer. Jason is well known for creating The Lost Children of Andromeda bestseller series. Being from a family of literature, poetry, and prose, Jason was magnetised to the world of storytelling from his tender years. Jason Michael Primrose BiographyJason Michael Primrose worked twelve hard years of consulting in brand and creative marketing to nurture his brainchild "The Lost Children of Andromeda" which is the first IP under the TCC umbrella. He worked as a brand strategy consultant with Primrose Productions, XOMAD Digital Marketing, Three Cherries LLC, Coordinates Collection, good hYOUman, and Calaesthetics in the Greater Los Angeles area. He evolved in influencer marketing at I.AM+ and Blue Revolver Inc. He founded a consulting business "Caged Creative" in 2015 that is focused on connecting the talent of today with socially conscious and ethical brands (and vice versa) for partnerships, storytelling, disruptive content, and activations. But it was Cluster Chronicles, a media, technology, and publishing company, that Jason founded and is currently the CEO of where Lost Children of Andromeda debuted.He also founded AndromedaBEETS- an IP Expansion through coordinated NFT projects, leveraging literature as source material to create a gamified reading experience.The Lost Children of AndromedaThe Lost Children of Andromeda is an immersive sci-fi experience that mixes elements of literature, art, and music. The story starts with Zosma, a Dystopian novel following a young, African American man on his heroic quest to rescue an alien refugee.The original book series serves as the foundation for the NFT offshoot, which incorporates the use of non-fungible tokens into the reading experience. Set 30 years in the future, the “Lost Children” metaverse combines role-playing, storytelling, and a timeline.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Chris Cummings - Founder of Iconic Moments - NFTs for Museums & Cultural Brands
Jul 27 2022
Chris Cummings - Founder of Iconic Moments - NFTs for Museums & Cultural Brands
Chris Cummins is the founder and CEO of Iconic Moments, the first NFT marketplace for the 450,000 museums, archives, and cultural institutions around the world. A former attorney, Chris has been involved in venture capital firms, education and in cultural businesses. Chris is now leading the NFT wave and its practical uses for museums and cultural institutions with Iconic Moments.Interview Questions1. Background: History, from attorney to NFTs2. How did you enter the world of technology?3. How did you begin your journey of storytelling?4. The inception of Iconic Moments: The Narrative5. How are going to take your marketplace?6. What are your efforts to put NFTs to real-world value?7. How are you highlighting metaverse experiences with your work?8. How are you building your platform for Iconic Moments?9. How are you taking it forward in terms of funding, and planning? a bit of the roadmapChris Cummings BiographyHe started his career as a law attorney at Blanchard, Walker, O'Quin and Roberts. He was also a Research Assistant to Prof. John Randall Trahan at Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University. He also worked as an Extern, Federal State Defender; Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Gur Holdrige and Judge Tureau at 23rd Judicial District, and for Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson at Louisiana Supreme Court. He was also the CEO of SwiftWing Ventures, a venture capital firm located out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, investing in great ideas, mentor companies, and bringing startups to the market.Prior to founding Iconic Moments, Chris founded Pass It Down, an award-winning digital exhibit design platform transforming how museums and cultural institutions engage their visitors. He was also the co-Founder of Woople, LLC. Woople makes e-learning simple, affordable, fun and easy for organizations. The company has delivered over 200 million minutes of educational content to Fortune 500 companies around the globe, liked over 1,000,000 times.He is a graduate in Political Sciences & International Studies at Louisiana State University, and specialised in advocacy from LSU Law, where he was awarded as Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Champion, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Octofinalist, and Chancellor's Cup Senior Appellate Challenge Champion. About Iconic MomentsIconic Moments is the world’s first NFT marketplace and blockchain exclusively for museums and historical institutions.The company helps to create a sustainable model for the preservation of history and for the cultural industry. Looking at the grim condition of this industry, and its future during the COVID-19 period, the team created a new model for the cultural heritage industry. Iconic is a product of Pass It Down, an award-winning interactive storytelling platform, is one of the 40 organisations worldwide to be recognised for using technology as means of achieving UN's SDGs. Iconic Moments was recognised at the World Summit Awards Global Congress 2022, awarded in the Culture and Tourism category in March. About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Carlos Salas, Engineering Manager of NordLayer - Cybersecurity in the Metaverse and Web 3.0 Era
Jul 1 2022
Carlos Salas, Engineering Manager of NordLayer - Cybersecurity in the Metaverse and Web 3.0 Era
Carlos Salas, a cybersecurity expert, is the new guest in this Dinis Guarda YouTube Podcast Series. Hosted by Hilton Supra. Powered by citiesabc and openbusinesscouncil.Carlos Salas is a software architect and AWS cloud specialist with more than 12 years of experience in fields such as Unix Administration, Software Development, Database Administration, Cloud Architecture, and Research and Development. Carlos joined digital security and privacy solutions company NordLayer in 2021 and currently serves as an engineering manager there, supervising and coordinating the company’s efforts towards updating and deploying their privacy and security solutions.  A Master’s Degree in Informatics by the University of Vilnius, Carlos Salas is always innovating and looking for better ways to grow both professionally and personally.Carlos Salas Interview Questions1. Career and Academic Background 2. About NordLayer- Mission- Objectives- Context- Achievements3. Cyber Security And the Metaverse4. Information Authenticity5. Manipulation of Data6. Confidentiality7. How can we better protect people?8. The cutting-edge technologies of Web3 are revolutionizing industries and parts of everyday life, which also means they bring with them novel security threats. This begs the question: With such nascent technology, what other kinds of emerging threats are out there? And how do we protect ourselves?9. Cryptojacking and blockchain vulnerabilities10. Phishing Threats - as companies rush to be the first product on the market, holes and vulnerabilities that weren’t expected can appear, and there is a higher chance of data compromises.11. Education - Additionally, next-generation antivirus (NGAV) and endpoint protection solutions are a necessity - We need a combination of the human brain, instinct and AI machine learning to detect and flush out novel threats.12. The “freedom” and end-user ownership that Web3 will offer consumers is the same freedom that cybercriminals will also be able to enjoy. We need to find a solution whereby the vision of an autonomous web for all can be experienced, without opening up a huge can of worms.About NordLayerNord Security is one of the leaders in providing digital security and privacy solutions for individuals and businesses. They are a home for advanced security solutions that share the Nord brand and values. Today, their products are used by millions of customers worldwide and acknowledged by the most influential tech sites and IT security specialists. Since 2012, NordLayer have been creating and building award-winning solutions for millions of customers and partners around the world, including:NordVPN - world’s most trusted online security solution, used by over 15 million of Internet users worldwide.NordPass - a password manager that securely stores and helps users organize their passwords by keeping them in one convenient place.NordLocker - a file encryption tool that secures sensitive files and folders with zero-knowledge AES-256 encryption. NordLayer - network access security that scales with businesses.NordWL - An infrastructure, know-how and tools for businesses who want to build their own VPN products.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Carolina Conforti, Co-Founder of The Art Talks - Empowering Art & Creativity Around The World
Jun 21 2022
Carolina Conforti, Co-Founder of The Art Talks - Empowering Art & Creativity Around The World
Carolina Conforti is the co-founder of The Art Talks brand, designed to highlight the wonderful enthusiasm and creativity around the art world. Carolina was born in Napoli, one of the most romantic cities of the Italian “Magna Graecia” heritage. Her childhood memories are embedded by the dazzling baroque explosive colors of the Mediterranean Sea, whilst her mind is filtered by the sleepy yet eruptive monumental cities of Paestum and Pompei. Her life was a roller coaster of wonderful Art wanderings in the most charming European cities, which fed her restless passion for Art whilst touching multiple Art facades.Carolina Conforti Interview Questions1. Background2. From Christie’s to present: Carolina’s professional journey3. Gradual evolution of art from traditional to modernisation and digitalisation of art4. Creating a bridge between the repressions from personal life, and creating your own ventures now5. What are your goals with Art Talks?6. Digital tools are capable of ensuring a thriving art economy, but are not accessible to all the artists: The paradox?7. Ingression of technology in art world: Bridging the communities through education8. Dealing with the dynamics of art economy and educating the art community: democratising the creative and art economy with sustainability9. Word of advice and good notes for the creator economy and art worldCarolina Conforti BiographyCarolina's first academic steps were taken throughout the breathtaking walls of the Louvres, where she fell in love with “Dessin Ancien”. Her Art career led her to the World’s most challenging auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Lately, she has been going through her own “Renaissance rebirth” fascinated by the more digital conversion Art is embracing. It is Carolina’s belief that in this surreal moment, what our culture and Arts are facing is best illustrated by Giuseppe Tomasi’s words in “Il Gattopardo”, “for things to remain the same, everything has to change”.Through words, whispered in the sweetest way in one’s ear or howled to one’s heart, Carolina Conforti, a Zug based art historian, art critic, art collector and writer, has been pursuing her philanthropic meaning of Art.About The Art TalksCo-founded by Carolina Conforti in 2020, the “Art Talks” brand was designed to highlight the wonderful enthusiasm and creativity around the art world during these challenging past months. The goal is to pursue client engagement and the development of strategic partnerships through different initiatives like video-podcasts and a magazine.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Christoph Zaknun, CEO and co-founder of DAO Maker - The Role Of Crypto And DAOs In Web 3.0
Jun 14 2022
Christoph Zaknun, CEO and co-founder of DAO Maker - The Role Of Crypto And DAOs In Web 3.0
Christoph Zaknun is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at DAO Maker, a blockchain launchpad and a pioneer organized decentralized ecosystem that efficiently leverages human capital.A Doctor in Medicine and holding a bachelor degree in Robotics, Cristoph Zaknun has had a diverse experience. Starting as an Assistant Neurological Head Trauma in Children in the Hospital of Austrian city Salzburg, he then moved to the Austrian Armed Forces as part of the AFRDU, Austrian Forces Disaster Relief Unit.Cristoph entered the crypto and private business sphere in 2018, when he co-founded TGE Alpha Corp & DAO Maker. In 2019, he became CEO of DAO Maker. A position he still holds today.As the Head of DAO Maker, he has been overseeing this blockchain launchpad project. DAO Maker is a growth technologies provider that creates SaaS solutions for nascent and growing crypto startups. Its flagship product is the DAO Pad, a multi-investment platform that allows DAO token holders to participate in early-stage token sales for stringently vetted upcoming projects.Interview Questions1. Academic Background- As a Doctor- In the army (Relief Unit)- Moving to crypto and private business2. About DAO Maker- Crypto and blockchain based launchpad- Decentralization- Exchange- NFTs- DAO Token3. What does decentralization mean in Venture Capital?4. Future plansAbout DAO MakerDAO Maker is a growth technologies provider that creates SaaS solutions for nascent and growing crypto startups. Its flagship product is the DAO Pad, a multi-investment platform that allows DAO token holders to participate in early-stage token sales for stringently vetted upcoming projects.Some of the most prominent projects launched via DAO Maker include My Neighbor Alice (ALICE), Orion Protocol (ORN), Seascape Network (CWS) and Infinity Pad (IPAD). A full list of projects and their performance is listed on the DAO Maker website. Besides its popular DAO Pad product, DAO Maker also provides a range of additional services to nascent blockchain-based projects. These include incubation services, operations and advisory services, and another of its flagship products — social mining. Projects can use social mining to reward value-adding community members with their native token — helping to raise awareness, incentivize participation, increase liquidity and grow the number of holders. The platform is powered by its native utility token, known as DAO. The token is used to participate in token sales on the DAO Pad platform, and can also be staked to earn a yield via one of DAO Maker’s vaults. The token will also be used for community governance in the near future. DAO Maker is the brainchild of co-founders Christoph Zaknun, the platform's CEO and an early mover in the initial coin offering (ICO) space, and Giorgio Marciano (CTO), a heavily experienced entrepreneur and IT engineer with over 13 years of experience in software development. The two co-founders are joined by other C-level staff, notably including Hassan Sheikh (CMO), a former lecturer in Mathematics and experienced business strategist.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Andrea Bonaceto, Contemporary Artist And NFT & Blockchain Pioneer - Being An Artist In The NFT Era
Jun 7 2022
Andrea Bonaceto, Contemporary Artist And NFT & Blockchain Pioneer - Being An Artist In The NFT Era
Andrea Bonaceto is an artist and investor, focused who is well-known for creating colorful portraits of well-known people. Fellow at the Royal Society of Art in the UK of @thersaorg Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) @niftygateway, @asyncartAndrea has been involved in NFTs through Eterna Capital, an investment management firm focused on blockchain technology. He launched Eterna Capital with 3 ex-BlackRock employees in 2018. Eterna Capital has established itself as a leading firm with a successful track record and institutional grade solutions.Recently, he launched an exhibition on London’s major commercial street Oxford Street called “ab infinite”. The Italian contemporary artist and blockchain pioneer took over Flannels’ flagship store from 16th May with a new interactive installation of his work titled AB Infinite 1. The artwork represents an interactive snapshot of Andrea Bonaceto’s life in the eternal cycle that goes “ab infinite” (Latin for “from infinity”) to the origin, symbolised by the number “1”.Andrea has launched a number of successful exhibitions combining technology, robotics and digital tools. For example, he launched a collaboration with Sophia the Robot in 2021. As with most of Bonaceto's work, Sophia's art is a self-portrait that combines the former's art history and previous works as well as the robot's own physical paintings and drawings on multiple surfaces that have been processed by its creator David Hanson.Hanson, who works at Hanson Robotics based in Hong Kong, described the work as "iterative loops of evolution."Andrea Bonaceto Interview focus:1. An introduction from you - background, overview, education... 2. How do you manage the differences between your work as an investor and the work as an artist?3. How do you see your evolution as an artist?4. How do you see the evolution of NFTs as someone that has been involved in blockchain and tech?5. How do you see your work as an artist in NFTs?6. How do you see the piece of art from the perspective of IP, ownership, NFT and technology wallet ownership?7. The ways to keep a NFT digital art piece? The technology, the wallets?8. How do you see human creativity and the robot - android collaborations?9. As we get into AI and singularity how do you see the collaboration between artists and machines - robots?10. How do you see the NFTs market and its impact in the art world?About AB Infinite 1 ExhibitionAs an interactive digital installation AB Infinite 1 invites members of the public to become artists themselves, encouraging viewers to alter the digital artwork through a specially designed AI (Artificial Intelligence) mechanism. Andrea’s purpose-built AI collects viewer interactions online through social media channels and turns these reactions or suggestions into visual responses which then appear as part of AB Infinite 1. This represents a new user-friendly form of AI, which does not require the user to be a software specialist or coder in order to manipulate it. Those viewing the installation on Oxford Street will be able to watch as AB Infinite 1 morphs in appearance as people interact with the piece on social media.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Pradeep Multani, President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India
Jun 7 2022
Pradeep Multani, President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India
Mr. Pradeep Multani is the president of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India. Mr Multani oversees the decision-making process of this National Apex Chamber working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages. The Chamber acts as a catalyst in the promotion of industry, trade and entrepreneurship. PHD Chamber, through its research-based policy advocacy role, positively impacts the economic growth and development of the nation. PHD Chamber is more than an organisation of the business community, as it lives by the chosen motto In Communities Life & Part of It and contributes significantly to socio-economic development and capacity building in several fields. Interview Questions1. An introduction from you.You have been involved in the world of yoga and Natural medicine for the last 40 years. Can you let us know more about it? And can you tell us more about Ayurveda? 2. You are currently serving as the Secretary General of the apex pan India MSME centric PHD representing 130,000 direct and indirect business entities. Can you tell us about the organization and efforts?3. Can you tell us more about ongoing projects from the chamber to support businesses and provide policy advocacy, policy intervention, capacity building initiatives and socio economic development?4. The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1905. Since then India has been established as one of the leading business and economic nations. How do you see the history of the organization?5. With 42 million SMEs that represent around 45% of India workforce and exports. Can you tell us your efforts in this area?6. With 150,000 companies as its members base, PHD Chamber is a major organization focused on the development of small and medium businesses. What are your goals and how do you see the present and future of SMEs as the most important sector of our society?7. The PHD Chamber has been authorized by the Government of India to issue Certificate of Origin (Non-Preferential) to Indian exporters. Can you tell us about this?8. With Covid-19 there is an opportunity to redesign SMEs with digital transformation technologies and social impact. Can you tell us about doing business and commerce in India and how your organization can help?9. What are your final words and visions for the present and future of India?About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Sameep Singhania - Co-Founder Of Quickswap - Decentralization and Crypto For Businesses
May 20 2022
Sameep Singhania - Co-Founder Of Quickswap - Decentralization and Crypto For Businesses
Sameep Singhania, Co-Founder of QuickSwap, is the new guest in this Dinis Guarda YouTube Podcast Series. Powered by citiesabc and openbusinesscouncil and hosted today by Hilton Supra.Sameep Singhania, QuickSwap’s co-founder, has been a professional programmer for the past six years and has used his programming knowledge to become a software developer and consultant. Due to his extensive experience in blockchain, Singhania has been involved in different contracts, such as being the lead developer at ParaSwap, the blockchain developer at Bonded Finance and the blockchain consultant at YourVC.Club. For the software engineer, blockchain is his life, and because of his resilience, QuickSwap has become the biggest decentralized exchange on Polygon, seeing that it has reached a $1 billion valuation.Sameep Singhania Interview Questions1. Career and Academic Background2. Entering the blockchain space3. The state of blockchain today4. How the blockchain works5. Founding Quickswap6. How Quickswap plans / support businesses from a decentralized perspective7. Decentralization in business8. Hack on GoDaddySameep Singhania BiographySameep Singhania has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and has been a professional programmer for the past 6 years. He would characterize himself as a Software Developer, Blockchain Engineer and consultant who loves to work on exciting new projects and to meet new people from different cultures and backgrounds.Sameep is a blockchain enthusiast who helps teams adapt their use cases to blockchain technology. Recently Sameep has been focusing his energy more towards Blockchain Technology (BC) to devise strategies for business clients to adopt Blockchain technology to solve transparency and trust issues.Sameep co-founded QuickSwap, which has become the biggest decentralized exchange on Polygon, seeing that it has reached a $1 billion valuation.One of his main goals is to bring diversity in technology and promote widespread adoption of Blockchain Technology. He is a co-Founder of Blockchain Development company and an active keynote speaker at University of Malaya, University of Kuala Lumpur, Institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, and other MBA institutes.About QuickswapQuickSwap (QUICK) is an Ethereum token that powers QuickSwap, a decentralized exchange that runs on the Polygon Network in order to provide faster and cheaper transactions on Ethereum. QUICK can be used to create and vote on proposals governing QuickSwap and can be staked to earn a portion of trading fees.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Lars Rottweiler - Founder of Mbanq - Leading The FinTech Revolution
May 11 2022
Lars Rottweiler - Founder of Mbanq - Leading The FinTech Revolution
Lars Rottweiler is an expert in banking and financial services transformations and understands how to improve operations and leverage modern technology. He has over 25 years of banking and consulting experience and is a distinguished speaker and influencer in digital banking. Along with Vladimir Lounegov, Lars founded Mbanq in 2017. Mbanq is a FinTech company which sets up and operates banks for clients using its digital banking platform on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis. Its proprietary technology provides an advanced, modular, end-to-end banking platform with everything required to instantly launch financial services for any use case.Before founding Mbanq, Lars was Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and headed senior executive roles for PwC, Accenture and Infosys. His extensive banking industry knowledge is built on top-level engagements across the world.Despite his role as CTO of Mbanq, Lars has also featured in events as a speaker and as a lecturer.Lars Rottweiler Interview Questions1. Academic and Professional Background2. Digitization in today’s finance industry3. Working for multinationals to starting a fintech4. What prompted the establishment of Mbanq?5. Underlying technologies and Mbanq use cases6. How is Mbanq (or BaaS) changing the current systems?7. How does Mbanq solve the conventional challenges of banking, especially overseas transfers?8. Creating parallel financing solutions still pose a paradox (less than 10% of wallets hold more than 90% of the crypto. This is more centralised than the conventional system). How does Mbanq help solving this paradox?9. Cloud computing as a service by Mbanq10. Bringing up of labs for fintech educationAbout Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Sundeep Reddy Mallu - ESG & Analytics at Gramener - Data And Business Decisions - With Hilton Supra
May 4 2022
Sundeep Reddy Mallu - ESG & Analytics at Gramener - Data And Business Decisions - With Hilton Supra
Today's guest of Dinis Guarda YouTube Podcast Series is Sundeep Reddy Mallu, the head of analytics and hiring at Gramener, which solves business problems for its clients by identifying data insights and presenting them as data stories.Mallu advises executives at leading enterprises and NGOs on data science, helping organizations transform by building teams and adopting a culture of data.A new interview conducted by Hilton Supra and powered by FreedomX, openbusinesscouncil and citiesabc.Sundeep Mallu BiographyMallu’s journey started in 2003 selling seeds at farmers' meets. A stellar journey which has brought him to now delivering business value to Fortune 100 clients globally via custom Data Science solutions.In his current role as SVP Analytics, Sundeep Mallu advises executives on 1) aligning their data science strategy with business vision, 2) building teams to apply advanced analytics and data visualization, and 3) helping businesses adopt a data-driven culture.Likewise, as a TA head, he owns the hunt for great team players, across industries and school campuses, and attracts them to join Gramener.Sundeep Mallu has a diverse experience in client handling and working in multi-cultural teams across North America, Europe, Singapore and India. As an international speaker, he’s taken the stage at leading events conducted by organizations such as TEDx, O’Reilly Strata; and has conducted 100+ hours of corporate training and do guest lectures at B Schools.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Finding Your Atom with Valentina Castellani: Finding Your Network
Apr 29 2022
Finding Your Atom with Valentina Castellani: Finding Your Network
In the latest episode of Finding Your Atom podcast, Valentina Castellani creates a gripping narrative out of her experiences for co-hosts Amrita Sen and Dinis Guarda to throw light on the essence of a crafting process while realising life’s goals.  “Finding Your Atom” is the new podcast series by Amrita Sen, artist, designer, and producer, and Dinis Guarda, author, and founder of citiesabc and openbusinesscouncil. Amrita Sen and Dinis Guarda come together again, after the success of their previous podcast series “Music For” with another concept of recognising unique identifiers, and motivating the audiences with an increased mindfulness and self-awareness. The podcast is available on Dinis Guarda YouTube channel, and major podcast directories.The presenters of the podcast are adept with the knowledge of meditation fundamentals, and consequently emphasise on negating the cacophony of the thoughts in our lives, focussing our energies on the relevant one. Thus, “Finding Your Atom” could be a unique opportunity to glue yourself with your own personality. #FindingYourAtom #ValentinaCastellani #FindingYourNetworkValentina Castellani BiographyValentina Castellani is an Award Winning Film Producer, President and Chairman of Quinn Studios Entertainment, which continues the Legacy of Academy Award Winning Actor Anthony Quinn, in the fields of art and entertainment.Valentina Castellani produced many Academy Awards candidate films, Internationally recognized and distributed.About Amrita SenOriginally from India, Amrita Sen is a US-based designer, singer, producer and business woman of Indian-themed products and entertainment for global markets. Amrita Sen combines the creation of original artistic content with extensive business experience to commercialize unique products at retail and on-the-air.Among her many achievements, Amrita performed at the 2009’s Academy Awards with music legend AR Rahman, singing Jai Ho from the Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire. As an entrepreneur, Amrita creates original Indian-themed art on successful lines of fashion and home products and distributes it through her own personal brand, Amrita Sen Designs.About Dinis GuardaDinis Guarda is an author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain. With over two decades of experience in international business, C level positions and digital transformation, Dinis has worked with new tech, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created a bank, and been involved in the inception of some of the top 100 digital currencies.Dinis has created various companies such as Ztudium tech platform a digital and blockchain startup that created the software Blockimpact (sold to Glance Technologies Inc) and founder and publisher of intelligenthq.com, hedgethink.com, fashionabc.org and tradersdna.com. Dinis is also the co-founder of techabc and citiesabc, a digital transformation platform to empower, guide and index cities through 4IR based technologies like blockchain, AI, IoT, etc.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Lisa Short, Global Influencer On Blockchain And EdTech - Equality, Empowerment And The Power Of Tech
Apr 26 2022
Lisa Short, Global Influencer On Blockchain And EdTech - Equality, Empowerment And The Power Of Tech
Professor Lisa Short is recognised as one of the top thought leaders and influencers in the world to follow for her work in digital tech, blockchain, crypto assets and EdTech. Lisa is a preeminent innovator, systemic change digital technology analyst, strategist & design ecosystem thinker with vast international experience founding & managing multiple companies and significant cutting-edge digital technology, value chain improvement projects, across different industry segments, and global markets including UK, APAC, Africa, Singapore, Europe & UAE.Interview Questions 1. Prof Short’s Background2. Bridging academics with business and technology3. Implementing the basics to practice (bridging principles to business): real-time cases4. Case study of work done in Africa5. Examples of work with United Nations6. About discrimination with women at work7. About EdTechLisa Short BiographyAs Founder of Areté Business Performance, Mind Shifting, Hephaestus Collective Limited, P&L Digital Edge Ltd & Africa Agri Tech Ltd, and inventor of several Patents, Professor Lisa Short is at the driving force of digital technology enabled by resilient, cyber healthy businesses & people, fuelled by inclusion & education, and driven by impact commercially, and for a better place to live and work.Authoring multiple papers, articles & reports, her current work includes co-authoring books on blockchain enabled ecosystems for higher and continuing education, and on blockchain, data, AI, IoT, privacy and cyber health for business. Appointed to the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies & Research as an expert Senior Policy Analyst, Lisa leads and is Group Chair of the Special Interest Group, CySME that focuses on cyber public health and research to support SME's and start-ups. Professor Short holds multiple Board Roles for EWOR, UK Cyber Security Association and International Cyber Security Expo.A motivational and influential international leader Professor Short is regularly invited to analyse and resolve through digital technology some of the most pressing complex and difficult socio-economic problems.Professor Short has delivered and worked with the United Nations; the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates; the Kairos Society EU, International Network of Appropriate Technology, UN Women; the International Immersive Learning Networks; The 36 Group; The UK Cyber Security Council Formation Project, and AAPG’s for Blockchain and AI in London.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Or Lenchner, CEO of Bright Data - Data Revolution & Transparency
Apr 1 2022
Or Lenchner, CEO of Bright Data - Data Revolution & Transparency
Or Lenchner is a tech entrepreneur and a web and technology enthusiast. He is currently the CEO of world-known web data platform Bright Data, and in 2020, he became an official member of the Forbes Technology Council. Ever since he became CEO of Bright Data, he’s helped to expand the company’s market base as an online data collection platform dedicated to delivering complete web transparency.Furthermore, for the past three years, under Lenchner’s leadership, Bright Data has advanced its product offerings to include first-of-its-kind automated solutions, enabling its customers to collect and receive data in a matter of minutes. Among Bright Data’s thousands of customers are Fortune 500 companies, major e-commerce firms and sites, prominent finance firms, leading security operators, travel sites, academic and public sector organizations.Prior to his career at Bright Data, Lenchner founded and managed several web-based businesses, developing digital assets and online marketing programs. Initially joining Bright Data as head of product development, Lenchner’s career and evolution at the company has been driven by his firm belief in a transparent, ethical-by-design web environment that contributes to an open, competitive market benefitting both businesses and society as a whole.Or Lenchner Interview topics1. Academic and Professional Background2. What is Bright Data?3. What issues does Bright Data aim to resolve?4. What are some of your main use cases?5. Technical - How do clients receive the data?6. What makes Bright Data unique? 7. Information is power… Ethics And Data8. Values - making the web transparent and giving back9. The future of the web data domain and how Bright Data plans to address itAbout Bright DataBright Data Inc is a leading web data platform. Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and small businesses all rely on Bright Data’s solutions to retrieve crucial public web data in the most efficient, reliable and flexible way, so they can research, monitor, analyze data, and make better decisions.Their platform is used worldwide by 15,000+ customers in nearly every industry. They provide a cost-effective way to perform fast and stable public web data collection at scale, effortless conversion of unstructured data into structured data and superior customer experience, while being fully transparent and compliant.Bright Data strongly believes that making public web data easily accessible is essential to keeping markets openly competitive, benefiting all of us.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Dana Todd, CEO Of Balodana - Reinventing The Global Fashion Market By Putting Women First
Mar 30 2022
Dana Todd, CEO Of Balodana - Reinventing The Global Fashion Market By Putting Women First
Dana Todd is a 3-time founder and digital innovation pioneer with 20+ years making digital experiences for humans, including a patent for SEO technology. Currently CEO of a global fashion marketplace, Balodana, Ms. Todd has been a subject matter expert regarding digital business for trade and national press, conferences, academic and legal engagements. Leadership background includes both agency-side and brand-side operations. As a former CMO, she employs a blend of digital and traditional marketing methods for integrated strategic planning and execution.Interview Questions1. Personal and Academic Background2. Career3. Creating Balodana: Vision, Mission, What does it try to solve…4. Views on fashion industry5. Inequality in the global fashion market6. Digital transformation and Innovation in the fashion industry7. New techs: metaverse, NFTs, VR...Dana Todd BiographyDana Todd is a USA-based founder and businesswoman at the forefront of digital innovation for 20+years. She is currently the founder and CEO of Balodana, the first only marketplace that is exclusively women's made to measure fashions from around the world. Dana Todd founded Balodana in fall 2019 after many years in and out of the corporate world and entrepreneurship. Todd said the freedom of entrepreneurship ultimately led her to pursue this startup, which she hoped can give women greater confidence in their appearance and clothing. But the business doesn’t come without challenges. Accessing funding as a woman has been especially difficult, she said.Dana has had a 20+ year career in management and executive positions. She has been an Internet pioneer through roles as co-founder of a top ranking digital marketing agency, founding board member of a global search marketing trade organization, patent holder for advertising tech innovation for digital news, and now a marketplace platform for disrupting the global garment supply chain.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Jeff Hood, Co-Founder and CEO of MetaCurio - Unleashing the Power of Web3, NFTs And Metaverse
Mar 29 2022
Jeff Hood, Co-Founder and CEO of MetaCurio - Unleashing the Power of Web3, NFTs And Metaverse
Jeff Hood currently serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of MetaCurio, a full-service Web 3 strategy company. MetaCurio works with global brands and talent looking to enter the world of Web 3. Prior to founding MetaCurio, Jeff served as the Co-Founder of Block Squared Capital as well as an advisor to numerous blockchain companies. His passion for crypto led him to playing a major role in the ICO space in 2017 by starting a blockchain company in hopes of solving a real-world problem of transparency in the charitable donation industry; he later formed Block Squared Capital in an effort to create a funding vehicle for mature blockchain projects.Interview Questions1. Academic and Professional Background2. Early career in blockchain and tech companies3. Unveiling blockchain beyond financial applications: NFTs4. About Metacurio: Vision, Mission, Goals5. Views on Web36. The NFTs Revolution7. The Metaverse8. Working with Mike Tyson and project overview9. What the future holds for these technologiesJeff Hood BiographyIn 2021, Jeff was responsible for bringing Mike Tyson into the world of NFT’s and architecting his first collection in August of 2021 with renowned artist Cory Van Lew. That first collection sold out in 30 minutes, Tyson's second drop with Jeff sold out in 27 minutes and those two drops have generated over $20 million in sales to date.Prior to co-founding Metacurio, Jeff was the co-founder of Block Squared Capital and a Managing Partner for Sciath Capital, as well as an advisor to numerous blockchain companies. With over 19 years in technology and consulting experience, and with extensive fundraising and M&A experience in Asia and the Middle East, Jeff is a global leader and spokesperson on leveraging the benefits of Blockchain in daily, real-world applications, and on the power of tokenization as a capital source. He has had a career that has included executive leadership roles in companies such as HCL Technologies and Zensar, as well as a successful IPO and exit with GSS Infotech.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Finding Your Atom with Dirk Collier: Finding Your Idea
Mar 11 2022
Finding Your Atom with Dirk Collier: Finding Your Idea
Today's guest is Author and Thought Leader Dirk Collier. In this episode, the three of them go on a journey through Asian and Indian culture, and how society changes over time fuelled by ideas.“Finding Your Atom” is the new podcast series by Amrita Sen, artist, designer, and producer, and Dinis Guarda, author, and founder of citiesabc and openbusinesscouncil. Amrita Sen and Dinis Guarda come together again, after the success of their previous podcast series “Music For” with another concept of recognising unique identifiers, and motivating the audiences with an increased mindfulness and self-awareness. The podcast is available on Dinis Guarda YouTube channel, and major podcast directories.The presenters of the podcast are adept with the knowledge of meditation fundamentals, and consequently emphasise on negating the cacophony of the thoughts in our lives, focussing our energies on the relevant one. Thus, “Finding Your Atom” could be a unique opportunity to glue yourself with your own personality. #FindingYourAtom #DirkCollier #FindingYourIdeaDirk Collier BiographyDirk Collier is an author, lecturer and expert in Asian and Indian culture. His passion for Asian culture and history was aroused as a result of his travels throughout the continent, predominantly in China and India.As an author, in 2011, he published The Emperor’s Writings, a historical novel on the life and times of Akbar the Great (1542-1605); in 2013 came his essay Paths to Peace: Religion, Ethics and Tolerance in a Globalizing World, and in 2015, he published The Great Mughals and Their India, a non-fiction chronicle of one of the greatest dynasties in world history – the Mughal –from its founder Babur to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last of the clan.About Amrita SenOriginally from India, Amrita Sen is a US-based designer, singer, producer and business woman of Indian-themed products and entertainment for global markets. Amrita Sen combines the creation of original artistic content with extensive business experience to commercialize unique products at retail and on-the-air.Among her many achievements, Amrita performed at the 2009’s Academy Awards with music legend AR Rahman, singing Jai Ho from the Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire. As an entrepreneur, Amrita creates original Indian-themed art on successful lines of fashion and home products and distributes it through her own personal brand, Amrita Sen Designs.About Dinis GuardaDinis Guarda is an author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain. With over two decades of experience in international business, C level positions and digital transformation, Dinis has worked with new tech, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created a bank, and been involved in the inception of some of the top 100 digital currencies.Dinis has created various companies such as Ztudium tech platform a digital and blockchain startup that created the software Blockimpact (sold to Glance Technologies Inc) and founder and publisher of intelligenthq.com, hedgethink.com, fashionabc.org and tradersdna.com. Dinis is also the co-founder of techabc and citiesabc, a digital transformation platform to empower, guide and index cities through 4IR based technologies like blockchain, AI, IoT, etc.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Kewal Kapoor - TV Producer, Creative Strategist & Founder of CHAI Kreative & Advisory Agency
Feb 25 2022
Kewal Kapoor - TV Producer, Creative Strategist & Founder of CHAI Kreative & Advisory Agency
Kewal Kapoor has an extensive and diversified portfolio, enabling him to have a deep understanding of various industries. Besides being a founder and creator of the CHAI Kreative & Advisory agency and its whole concept as well a chai lover himself, Kewal has also been: an assiduous researcher, a proficient writer, investigator and journalist, an experienced producer and director. This cross-industry experience is what makes him an exceptional consultant and creative strategist.Kewal Kapoor Interview Topics1. Career and Academic Background2. How multiculturality in India is pushing innovation and social change3. How did you get into writing?4. And into creative industries?5. Writing and creativity in the Web3.06. The Digital Transformation struggle for businesses and individuals7. About CHAI Kreative & AdvisoryKewal Kapoor BiographyKewal Kapoor served as the Executive Producer with UTV, wherein he researched, scripted, conceptualized and created the first ever series on Tax Laws in India. He was also the force behind the first Human Rights show on Indian television. He went on to work on a story on the Kargil martyrs. As a journalist, he contributed several write ups in prominent Hindi dailies. As a Producer/Director, he researched, conceptualized and created groundbreaking TV documentary shows and series that bestowed him with acclaim and accolades.He has been a consulting partner with some of the top advertising agencies in India. Since 2012, his focus has shifted towards work that creates genuine value in people’s lives. He has since dedicated himself to looking for, and often creating, opportunities and projects that focus on social communication and that redefine spaces of how subaltern issues can be dealt with, while making unique use of the advertising and digital ecosystem.He is enthusiastic in technology as a tool to empower people and to add value to their lives, and in the lives of communities in general.Ever since 2015, Kewal Kapoor’s voice has become synonymous with extensive work undertaken in technology related areas in addition to having conceived a first of its kind not for profit trust project on Mahatama Gandhi.Today Kewal Kapoor is an opinion leader and influencer in technology related areas.Kewal is also a registered member of FWA Mumbai. He is on the Advisory Board of The Poddar Foundation and has played a key role in the Mental Health and Mental Health brand "Silence Todo". His new company CHAI Creative and Advertising Private Limited is duly recognized by DIPP Government of India and has in very short time won the mandate of Advisory, Advertising and Marketing, including Digital Ecosystem of the largest affordable housing company of India.Success requires having a strong leadership presence. Kewal possesses the vision, flexibility and resilience needed to steer the direction of our leading creative and consulting firm.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube
Finding Your Atom with Andrew Woods: Finding Your Core
Feb 18 2022
Finding Your Atom with Andrew Woods: Finding Your Core
Today's guest is Fitness and Boxing coach Andrew Woods. In this episode, the three of them go on a journey identify our core through fitness, mental health, and mind-body alignment.“Finding Your Atom” is the new podcast series by Amrita Sen, artist, designer, and producer, and Dinis Guarda, author, and founder of citiesabc and openbusinesscouncil. Amrita Sen and Dinis Guarda come together again, after the success of their previous podcast series “Music For” with another concept of recognising unique identifiers, and motivating the audiences with an increased mindfulness and self-awareness. The podcast is available on Dinis Guarda YouTube channel, and major podcast directories.#FindingYourAtom #AndrewWoods #FindingYourCoreAbout Andrew WoodsAndrew Woods has dedicated himself to the world of boxing, fitness, and healthcare through instructing, educating, and inspiring communities for over 10 years. He started his formal boxing training in the city of Watts, California at the Broadway Boxing Gym as a (ABA) American Boxing Association coach while continuing his education in World History & Kinesiology at Cal Polytechnic University Pomona. Andrew’s achievements also include training amateur fighters as a certified USA Boxing Coach and as a group fitness boxing instructor at the Equinox Fitness Clubs in South Bay, Newport Beach, Westwood, Downtown LA, and Century City. He is also a well respected speaker & educator for the greater Los Angeles public schools, churches, recreation centers, and community colleges.About Amrita SenOriginally from India, Amrita Sen is a US-based designer, singer, producer and business woman of Indian-themed products and entertainment for global markets. Amrita Sen combines the creation of original artistic content with extensive business experience to commercialize unique products at retail and on-the-air.Among her many achievements, Amrita performed at the 2009’s Academy Awards with music legend AR Rahman, singing Jai Ho from the Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire. As an entrepreneur, Amrita creates original Indian-themed art on successful lines of fashion and home products and distributes it through her own personal brand, Amrita Sen Designs.About Dinis GuardaDinis Guarda is an author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain. With over two decades of experience in international business, C level positions and digital transformation, Dinis has worked with new tech, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created a bank, and been involved in the inception of some of the top 100 digital currencies.Dinis has created various companies such as Ztudium tech platform a digital and blockchain startup that created the software Blockimpact (sold to Glance Technologies Inc) and founder and publisher of intelligenthq.com, hedgethink.com, fashionabc.org and tradersdna.com. Dinis is also the co-founder of techabc and citiesabc, a digital transformation platform to empower, guide and index cities through 4IR based technologies like blockchain, AI, IoT, etc.About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels interviews and inspirational videos on Dinis Guarda YouTube