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Panel discussion and Q&A with guest speakers from TechUK, IBM and hundo!

About the speakers

Laura Foster

Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation. She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies. Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week. Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

Chris Hay

Chris is the global CTO for IBM iX and a Distinguished Engineer, leading multiple global projects to achieve innovative digital client experiences for tomorrow. Chris is passionate about world-changing technology. He was a key player in architectural design and development for the Mobile-phone based payment system M-Pesa in Kenya in 2007. More than 10 years on the service is available in 10 countries and has over 29 million active customers who transact 614 million times a month. Chris continues to lead game-changing projects focussed on client digital transformation and also runs a popular technical YouTube channel. He is most recently interested in how the Metaverse can shape the digital world of the next generation. All views are his own.

Esther O'Callaghan

From being the first female DJ/producer to own a specialist vinyl store in Manchester to building the world's first on-chain campus powered by its own token for Gen Z (with some waitressing, window cleaning, and IronMan training in between), it’s been an incredibly unique journey. Esther is part of the first all-female De-Fi delegation to the European Parliament, and has over 20+ years of experience across UK Govt, Local Authority, NDPBs, CSR, ESG, ED&I, the arts, culture, music, and third sectors. After dedicating her life to tackling youth unemployment, resulting in hundreds of thousands of children and young people supported nationally and worldwide, Esther’s hundo.careers is upskilling a generation of young people in web3 and metaverse, enabling them to work, earn and learn, wherever they are in the world.

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Webinar: Innovation Hubs - 'The Meta-What? Let's talk about the Metaverse'
Date and time
Wednesday 30 March, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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