Booster Pods are series of events that brings the most important topics to people and discuss how we can solve them together.
Hacking The Economy : Design Tomorrow - London - 12.04’18
Venue: Runway East - The Engine Room, 10 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AF, London UK
- Can technologies like Blockchain and AI help us create a distributed economy?
- Is Universal Basic Income a way to go?
- Will shared and gig economies change the way how exchange value and service?
We live in one of the most dynamic eras of human civilisation. Never before can we control our destiny. Threats are so great and opportunities beyond imagination. It is up to us if we will destroy ourselves or evolve and it is up to us how fast we will learn and adopt to help each other, not repeat mistakes.
This Booster Pod is about one of the most important area of our life - the economy - that steers our action, motivation, power and happiness.
The richest 0.1% of the world’s population have increased their combined wealth by as much as the poorest 50% – or 3.8 billion people – since 1980, according to a report detailing the widening gap between the very rich and poor. The Guardian on “WORLD INEQUALITY REPORT 2018”
Automation threatens 800 million jobs, but the technology could still save us, says report. The Verge on “What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages” by McKisney Global Institute
6:00 PM - doors open & networking
6:30 PM - event kick-off, welcome and intro from Filip Jakubowski-Drzewiecki founder of Voyager
6:45 PM - keynote from Brett Scott, Author of: The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (2013)
7:15 PM - Fact checker: world in numbers
7:25 PM - Discussion Panel: Brett Scott, Author of: The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money Gavin Brown - Associate Professor in Financial Economics, Dr Desne Masie - PhD in Management Finance
8:00 PM - Making a change - introduction to few selected running initiatives, Filip Jakubowski-Drzewiecki, founder of Voyager
8:10 PM - Discussion and Networking
9:00 PM - Networking moves to local pub or other venue
Brett Scott is the author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (2013). He collaborates with a wide range on groups on diverse topics, including banking systems, financial activism, digital finance, blockchain technology, hacker culture, technology politics and the dynamics of cashless society. He tweets as @suitpossum
Dr Desné Masie is an economist and thought leader in international economics and financial markets, specialising in fintech and emerging markets. Dr Masie has had invited speaking engagements from the UK and EU Parliaments, Newsweek, the London School of Economics, the Commonwealth, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the Frontline Club. Her writing has been published in the Guardian and New African Magazine. Dr Masie holds an MSc in Finance & Financial Law from SOAS, specialising in regulation, and a PhD in Finance from Edinburgh. She has held senior roles in academia, media and finance in the UK and South Africa, including the Wits School of Governance, the Financial Mail, and Investec.
Jane Thomason leads Abt Associates digital transformation work globally. Abt Associates is a global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Jane is an advocate for using blockchain technology for social good, with a focus on the bottom billion. She has published peer reviewed articles on blockchain and climate finance and the poor and on blockchain as an accelerator for women’s and children’s health. She is an adviser to several blockchain startups with applications that solve global problems, and is working on blockchain Proofs of Concept in emerging markets. She is an advocate for the education and empowerment of women, #womeninblockchain and #DecadeOfWomen. She is a Global Ambassador for the British Blockchain Association and sits on their Advisory Board and Editorial Committee.
Nazia Tingay studied Law at University and has been in Technology for twenty five years. Nazia ia a trustee for a charity Citizens of the World Choir, promoting diversity and understanding through music and is passionate about gender diversity. Nazia joined Barclays Bank in 2011 and is responsible for pioneering new ways to pay and develop a pipeline of innovation by experimenting in four main areas – contactless card payments, mobile payments, wearables (bPay) and connected devices (IoT) and by engaging with Enterprise partners to deliver enhancements in technology.