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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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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

    Jason Michael Primrose, Entrepreneur, Author of “The Lost Children of Andromeda” Bestseller

    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 Biography

    Jason 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 Andromeda

    The 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.

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    • 54 min
    Chris Cummings - Founder of Iconic Moments - NFTs for Museums & Cultural Brands

    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 Questions

    1. Background: History, from attorney to NFTs
    2. How did you enter the world of technology?
    3. How did you begin your journey of storytelling?
    4. The inception of Iconic Moments: The Narrative
    5. 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 roadmap

    Chris Cummings Biography

    He 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 Moments

    Iconic 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.

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    • 45 min
    Carlos Salas, Engineering Manager of NordLayer - Cybersecurity in the Metaverse and Web 3.0 Era

    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 Questions

    1. Career and Academic Background
    2. About NordLayer
    - Mission
    - Objectives
    - Context
    - Achievements
    3. Cyber Security And the Metaverse
    4. Information Authenticity
    5. Manipulation of Data
    6. Confidentiality
    7. 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 vulnerabilities
    10. 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 NordLayer

    Nord 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.

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    • 51 min
    Carolina Conforti, Co-Founder of The Art Talks - Empowering Art & Creativity Around The World

    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 Questions

    1. Background
    2. From Christie’s to present: Carolina’s professional journey
    3. Gradual evolution of art from traditional to modernisation and digitalisation of art
    4. Creating a bridge between the repressions from personal life, and creating your own ventures now
    5. 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 education
    8. Dealing with the dynamics of art economy and educating the art community: democratising the creative and art economy with sustainability
    9. Word of advice and good notes for the creator economy and art world

    Carolina Conforti Biography

    Carolina'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 Talks

    Co-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.

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    • 41 min
    Christoph Zaknun, CEO and co-founder of DAO Maker - The Role Of Crypto And DAOs In Web 3.0

    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 Questions

    1. Academic Background
    - As a Doctor
    - In the army (Relief Unit)
    - Moving to crypto and private business
    2. About DAO Maker
    - Crypto and blockchain based launchpad
    - Decentralization
    - Exchange
    - NFTs
    - DAO Token
    3. What does decentralization mean in Venture Capital?
    4. Future plans

    About DAO Maker

    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.

    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.

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    • 59 min
    Andrea Bonaceto, Contemporary Artist And NFT & Blockchain Pioneer - Being An Artist In The NFT Era

    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, @asyncart

    Andrea 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 Exhibition

    As 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.

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    • 58 min

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