It took about a decade to move from Web 1.0 to the social media and app-based interaction of Web 2.0. Experts think we’ll probably need another decade to build the data and blockchain-powered Web 3.0. That’s lucky, because we’ll probably need about that long to understand it. There is a shortcut though. A number of speakers have been looking into the characteristics of Web 3.0 and predicting the shape of the new Internet. We’ve found the 7 top web3 keynote speakers appearing at major events.
Listen to their talks and you’ll get a glimpse of the future.
Joel Comm is a trendsetter. After selling a games site to Yahoo!, he created one of the first top-selling iPhone apps and is a pioneer in social media marketing. Since 2017, he’s co-hosted The Bad Crypto Podcast, an ongoing investigation of Bitcoin, the blockchain, and all things crypto. The show has been downloaded more than 10 million times and as the first podcast to cover NFTs, has spawned an offshoot. The Nifty Show is dedicated to non-fungible tokens, metaverse, play-to-earn and the future of social tokens. Having worked with Microsoft, Twitter, Alibaba and being invited to speak at Harvard, Joel’s presentations are memorable and effective. Connect with him on Twitter.
Travis Wright is an expert on martech, that productive meeting place between marketing efforts and data-based intelligence. He’s the co-author of Digital Sense, a guide for organizations hoping to build an engaging customer experience. Not least, he is an occasional stand-up comedian, which is good skill for a keynote speaker. With Joel Comm, he co-host both The Bad Crypto Podcast and The Nifty Show, podcasts that put the pioneers of Web 3.0 in front of a microphone to explain the latest trends and innovations.
After graduating from Harvard Law school, Sheila Warren started her career as a Wall Street attorney. She then moved into philanthropy, launching NGOsource, a service that aims to make international grantmaking more efficient. She also founded the blockchain and digital assets team at the World Economic Forum and the CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation, working alongside Colorado’s former senator Cory Gardner.
And if all that isn’t enough, she also co-hosts Money Reimagined, a TV show and podcast about cryptocurrencies from CoinDesk.
In his New York Times bestseller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, Shawn DuBravac explains how the adoption of digital technologies will affect fields including business, healthcare, finance, and culture. He was previously the chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association, the U.S. trade association representing the country’s consumer tech companies and the producer of CES.
He’s now the president of the Avrio Institute, a center that helps leaders prepare for the future.
Brad Yasar is the President of Yasar Corporation, a business advisory and investment firm. He’s also the co-founder of the Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC) which has invested more than $5 billion in a variety of blockchain and cryptocurrency projects, and the founder of Beyond Enterprizes, a business offering strategic and technical leadership and support to blockchain projects at various stages of development.
He’s even got his own hands dirty in a blockchain product. As CEO of EQIFI, he’s building a new kind of DeFi platform.
Most Web 3.0 speakers try to predict the development of blockchain and crypto projects and hope that government regulation won’t upset everyone’s plans. Assita Kanko is one of the people creating those regulations. A member of the European Parliament for Flanders, she focuses on women’s issues but also on business legislation. She’s one of two co-rapporteurs for new European legislative proposal on the Regulation on Transfers of Funds, new regulation that would enable authorities to track criminal financial activity even across a blockchain.
She previously worked for traditional financial institutions, including PwC and BNP Paribas.
Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof (@MyBitNation)
Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof has built and sold multi-million-dollar contracting businesses operating in environments as challenging as Afghanistan and Libya, experience which should help her in the wilds of Web 3.0. As the founder and CEO of Bitnation, she’s been building the world’s first Decentralised Borderless Voluntary Nation since 2014. The platform has hosted the world’s first blockchain marriage, birth certificate, and refugee emergency ID, among other documents, and won UNESCO’s Netexplo Award 2017.