35 episodes

A podcast dedicated to amplifying Jamaican voices in digital and tech spaces.

The Digital Jamaica Podcast The Digital Jamaica Podcast

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to amplifying Jamaican voices in digital and tech spaces.

    S03EP3: The Inevitability of Blockchain, Skepticism & Politics with Nicholas Kee

    S03EP3: The Inevitability of Blockchain, Skepticism & Politics with Nicholas Kee

    Nicholas is a tech protege who has been innovating in tech locally and on an international level since his early teens.

    With his latest projects Nicholas has turned his attention to blockchain technology lending that innovative spirit towards creating workable solutions that marries traditional processes with high tech systems to improve on these processes.

    In this conversation Nicholas talks about some of these projects as well as share his thoughts on the inevitability of blockchain and applications like crypto and also why he thinks politicking is the reason behind the obvious apprehension to adopt this technology.

    Because of his experiences working locally and in many of these international spaces he has a rather  interesting perspective which as far as we're concerned qualifies more than most to opine.

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    • 59 min
    S03EP2 : A Thousand Better Ideas - Blockchain Use Cases with Donald Porter

    S03EP2 : A Thousand Better Ideas - Blockchain Use Cases with Donald Porter

    Donald Porter, is a World class Blockchain developer, Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) expert and Crypto enthusiast.  

    I call him Mr. Blockchain because of the seemingly endless reservoir of knowledge he has of this technology as well as all the interesting ideas he has on how this technology can be applied.

    I invited Donald to share some of those ideas, and in particular ways in which Blockchain technology can be used to address localized and perennial problems within our governance systems.

    He is a passionate advocate with a thousand ideas and we would do well to ensure that type of knowledge,  ambition and willingness is put to good use locally.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    SO3EP1 : Web 3 Origins - Harnessing Blockchain Technology to Advance the Future of Work & Business with David Palmer Blockchain Lead for IoT, Vodafone Business

    SO3EP1 : Web 3 Origins - Harnessing Blockchain Technology to Advance the Future of Work & Business with David Palmer Blockchain Lead for IoT, Vodafone Business

    On this episode of the Digital Jamaica Podcast I had an illuminating conversation with David Palmer, Blockchain Lead for IoT at Vodafone Business a British based multinational telecommunications company.

    David and I connected on LinkedIn because of our shared interest in preparing young Jamaicans for the Future of Work. David firmly believes that there are a lot of opportunities in the web 3 space that can bring social mobility, career opportunities and wider productivity to young Jamaicans.

    David wants to expand our imagination as to what the future of work can look like, it’s not just about being employable, but thinks that young people should not have to be dependent on fan employer but rather by harnessing the potential of web3 technologies like blockchain, NFTs and the emerging metaverse young professionals can create opportunities for themselves.

    Enterprising young people in Jamaica with innovative business ideas can collaborate globally by forming digital identities, virtual bank accounts and pooling wallets to create a virtual business and bank account which can be used for one or more business transactions.

    This is just one of the ways David feels web 3 technologies can be used for good.

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    • 51 min
    Chaniel Andran : Infusing 'Jamaicanness" into The Creative Process

    Chaniel Andran : Infusing 'Jamaicanness" into The Creative Process

    In just 4 short years Jamaican born model Chaniel Andran launched a successful career in fashion photography working with top talent and agencies such as IMG models, New York models, Wilhelmina Models and LA models just to name a few and have also shot editorials for no fewer than 10 publications.

    What makes his story even more amazing is the fact that Chaniel is self taught. His art is pure, raw talent infused with 'Jamaicanness' which shows itself in his style of photography.

    This is another episode from our lost files series. 

    Find out more about Chaniel here.

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    • 46 min
    Robin Johnson : On Being A Bridge

    Robin Johnson : On Being A Bridge

    At just 31 Robin Johnson has carved out a solid career for herself as the go to person for finding, nurturing and 'putting on' talent.

    Having worked at 3 of arguably the biggest tech companies in the world (Uber, Apple and now Netflix), she has positioned herself to become a bridge for black creatives who traditionally have been excluded from these spaces.

    Through her organization, the Indie Creator Society and equity free grant program the Indie Creator Fund, Robin leverages the insider access she now has to create inclusive spaces, networks and opportunities in tech and other creative spaces.

    Find out more about the Indie Creator Society and the Fund here.

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    • 43 min
    Dr. Carlene Campbell : From A Small District in Clarendon to Global Game Changer

    Dr. Carlene Campbell : From A Small District in Clarendon to Global Game Changer

    Dr. Carlene Campbell was elected the 2021 Chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, she is only the second woman, first black woman, first Caribbean, Jamaican woman to have held that position in the Institutions 150-year history. This is just one of the many firsts Dr. Campbell has achieved in a very impressive career in tech. Now she is focused on motivating other women to explore male dominated careers and like her make waves.

    This episode is another from our Lost Files Series where we bring you the remastered conversations, we thought we had lost.

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

TropicVibes ,

Tech Roots & Culture

Amazing! I’m a nerd at heart. I LOVE the wide net of knowledge that this show casts out. I’m caught! P.S. episode #26 is puuuuuuuure fire! Anyone that listens should have a notebook and google ready to go lol.

Abd Barnes ,

First time listener

I enjoyed listening to this podcast! Love hearing the current information about some tech coming out of Jamaica. I also shared this with my cousin here in America. WE A COME HOME SOON!

Shelly JA ,

Best Digital Brand Strategist in Jamaica

Kadia is a standout in the art of digital branding. Extremely knowledgeable in marketing her skills to appeal to a Jamaican audience. I’m thrilled to be one of her supporters keep up the great work!!!

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