Following the demise of Her Majesty The Queen, this event has been postponed in order to observe the period of National Mourning.
Technology companies seem excited by the metaverse. Will organization cyber real estate become the epicentre of Web 3.0 what does it mean?
- Kavita Kapoor, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Elias Robot
- ReBecca Compton, CODE University
- Kevin Guvyan, Researcher and Writer. Author, of "Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action"
18:00 - BCS Pride and Speaker Introductions
18:15 - Kavita Kapoor
18:35 - ReBecca Compton
18:55 - Kevin Guyan
19:15 - Q&A
19:30 - Close
Technology companies seem very excited by the metaverse. Will organisation cyber real estate becomes the epicentre of Web 3.0, and what does that mean?
More importantly, what will this mean for inclusivity efforts? Should Queer people engage or stay clear knowing that the same technology companies have failed on data privacy and continually push back on being regulated.
We are bringing together three panellists to discuss the metaverse, how we got here and the impact on the LGBTQAI+ community designing, building and living in this new "verse".
About the speakers
Kavita Kapoor is an award-winning technologist focusing on artificial intelligence and education. Her current portfolio covers; Chief Technology and Product Officer of Elias Robot, Founding Member of the Federation of Humanitarian Technologists, Senior Lecturer Product Management for Emerging Technology at Code University, and Founding Chair of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Pride Specialist Group.
Kavita trained as a coder and software architect for organisations as diverse as the BBC, Channel 4 Television and ICL Fujitsu and product manager with London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Going on to lead organisations globally, she has held positions as CEO of What'sMySize, Regional Digital Operational Director working in Singapore and India and COO of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation.
I had the exciting opportunity to get a BA and MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Critical and Cultural Theory from Cardiff University. During my PhD (and since) I examine different forms of media, particularly video games, to question why so much of the mainstream is dependent on binary conceptions of gender and conventional expressions of sexuality. I currently live in Berlin, where I'm a Creative Content Writer for a university of applied sciences. My free time isn't just centred around video games; I can also solve a Rubik's cube in less than a minute and fly private planes.
Kevin Guyan is a researcher and writer whose work explores the intersection of data and identity. He is the author of Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action (Bloomsbury), which examines the collection, analysis and use of gender, sex and sexuality data, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ people in the UK. Kevin is a Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow. In 2016, Kevin completed a PhD in history at University College London and has written about LGBTQ data for publications including WIRED, The Independent and The Scotsman. He is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland, sits on Young Scot's Data Advisory Group and the board of the LGBTI charity Equality Network.
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