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Voices of the Data Economy

Voices of the Data Economy

By Diksha Dutta

Listen to voices shaping the Data Economy and challenging it at the same time. Host Diksha Dutta talks to researchers & Data Scientists; tech policy experts; and pioneers in Decentralization - all sharing their relationship with data. We talk about breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. Voices of the Data Economy is a podcast supported by the Ocean Protocol foundation.
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#15: Michael Healy & Thy-Diep ("Yip") Ta - How token economy could contribute to distributing value

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#20 Srikanth Kaja : Data sovereignty - What does it mean for enterprises?
#20 Srikanth Kaja : Data sovereignty - What does it mean for enterprises?
In this Voices of the Data Economy episode, we spoke to Srikanth Kaja. He is the General Manager of Emerging Technologies in Daimler South East Asia. Acentrik is a decentralized data marketplace by Mercedes-Benz, powered by Blockchain Technology. During our conversation, we spoke about how enterprises can use blockchain technology to monetize data in a privacy-preserving manner and the road ahead for enterprise adoption of web3. Voices of the Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. Diksha Dutta hosted this episode, and audio engineering is by Aneesh Arora.
31:49
August 03, 2022
#19 Kelsie Nabben : DAOs as Data Trusts
#19 Kelsie Nabben : DAOs as Data Trusts
In this episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we spoke to Kelsie Nabben. She is a researcher in decentralized technology communities. Kelsie is interested in the human outcomes of digital infrastructure, blockchain community culture, and algorithmic governance. She has written various research papers on this topic, the recent one being “Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) as Data Trusts”. Kelsie is a recipient of a PhD scholarship at the RMIT University Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society and a researcher in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and Blockchain Innovation Hub. In this chat, we spoke about how principles of ‘data trusts’ might apply to DAOs as a data governance structure. We also questioned decentralized data ownership, storage, and utilization. Voices of the Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta and audio engineering is by Aneesh Arora. 
55:05
April 25, 2022
#18: Paul Kohlhaas - How DeSci is funding longevity research
#18: Paul Kohlhaas - How DeSci is funding longevity research
In this episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we spoke to Paul Kohlhaas, co-founder of Molecule Protocol and coauthor of VitaDAO.  VitaDAO is a community-owned collective funding early-stage longevity research. Paul Kohlhaas is an entrepreneur and economist with a passion for open-source utility networks. A passion for pharmaceutical innovation led him to found Molecule, a networked marketplace that enables the distributed R&D and funding of new chemical intellectual property. In a chat with us, he spoke about the need for longevity research, IP-NFTs, DeSci, and more. Below are edited excerpts of the episode. Voices of the Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta and audio engineering is by Saurabh Singh.
44:47
February 25, 2022
#17: Udbhav Tiwari - Data Governance Across Continents - What does it mean for internet users?
#17: Udbhav Tiwari - Data Governance Across Continents - What does it mean for internet users?
We have often spoken about the relevance of Web3 and decentralization in our podcast. Still, it is essential to talk about pioneers in the Web2 space fighting for free internet and data privacy. They are the advocates working with governments for data regulations that protect internet users. One of such organizations is Mozilla. In this episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we talked with Udbhav Tiwari, Public Policy Advisor at Mozilla. During this discussion, he explains the role of Mozilla in the free internet ecosystem, data regulations discrepancies in the Asia Pacific and particularly India, and more. Voices of the Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta and audio engineering by Aneesh Arora. Here is a list of the selected time stamps on the different topics discussed during the podcast: (2:20-7:25) - Mozilla’s role in the internet ecosystem (7:25-13:20) - Data regulations in the Asia Pacific with a focus on India (13:20-28:35) - What is non-personal data, and how are the regulations? (28:35-32:05) - How should a data protection law in India look like? (32:05-43:06) - How does big tech behave in India
46:55
January 20, 2022
#16: Trent McConaghy - Data Tokens, NFTs and DAOs
#16: Trent McConaghy - Data Tokens, NFTs and DAOs
In this episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we had a candid conversation with Trent McConaghy, Founder of Ocean Protocol. During this discussion, he explains how Data Marketplaces work; the concept of Data Tokens, Data NFTs, and the road ahead with Ocean DAO and Ocean V4. Voices of the Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta and audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
01:07:42
December 15, 2021
#15: Michael Healy & Thy-Diep ("Yip") Ta - How token economy could contribute to distributing value
#15: Michael Healy & Thy-Diep ("Yip") Ta - How token economy could contribute to distributing value
In this episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we spoke to Michael Healy and Thy-Diep ("Yip") Ta -- both are co-founders of Unit. Unit.Network is a parachain built on Substrate and linked to the PolkaDot network that (1) provides tools that make it easy to build and grow a token, (2) enables decentral (free-market) banking, and (3) is fundamentally designed to catalyze the token economy – widespread adoption of tokens for use (not just investment) throughout the global economy. We spoke about how tokens could help distribute value in the world, the future of a token economy, the role of cryptocurrency treasuries, and more during our conversation.  Voices of the Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta and audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
36:44
November 11, 2021
 #14: Julia Reinhardt - What do GDPR and AI regulations mean for Silicon Valley?
#14: Julia Reinhardt - What do GDPR and AI regulations mean for Silicon Valley?
In this episode of  Voices of the Data Economy, we spoke to  Julia Reinhardt. She is a San Francisco-based expert in Artificial Intelligence governance and privacy and public policy consultant. As a Mozilla Fellow in Residence, Julia assesses the opportunities and limitations of European approaches on trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in Silicon Valley and their potential for U.S. businesses and advocacy. During our conversation, Julia spoke about the different facets of GDPR impact on Silicon Valley; and the challenges of upcoming AI regulation.  Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta and audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
43:52
August 05, 2021
#13: Jeff Zirlin - How NFTs are disrupting the Gaming industry in developing nations
#13: Jeff Zirlin - How NFTs are disrupting the Gaming industry in developing nations
We’ve kicked off season two of Voices of the Data Economy with Jeff Zirlin, Head of Growth at Sky Mavis, the creator of Axie Infinity, a game that uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to reward players financially the more they play. During our conversation, Jeff describes the disruptive business model behind Axie Infinity, democratizing Gaming rights through NFTs, and how developing nations are getting involved in play-to-earn. Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta and audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
34:03
June 18, 2021
#12 : Shiv Malik - Why We Need Data Unions to Support the Data Economy
#12 : Shiv Malik - Why We Need Data Unions to Support the Data Economy
In the twelfth episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we had a conversation with Shiv Malik, CEO at Pool Foundation and former Head of Growth for Streamr where he evangelized about a new decentralized data economy. During this discussion, he tells us how Data Unions work, its real-life use cases, and legislative regulations supporting the Data Union model.  Here are edited excerpts from the podcast. Note: The episode was recorded on April 9, 2021 -- when Shiv was working with Streamr. Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta and Nima Asghari, audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
45:39
April 30, 2021
#11: Irene Adamski - Decentralized Digital Identities: What it means for people, big tech, and the public sector?
#11: Irene Adamski - Decentralized Digital Identities: What it means for people, big tech, and the public sector?
In the eleventh episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we had a conversation with Irene Adamski, General Secretary, German Blockchain Association, Bundesblock. Irene is responsible for Partnership Development & Regulatory Affairs at JOLOCOM, a Berlin-based company that focuses on developing Self-Sovereign Identity solutions. During this discussion, she explains the relationship between digital identities and self-sovereign identity, how it can help citizens across the globe, and the role of big tech in creating digital identity solutions. Here are edited excerpts from the podcast. Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta, audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
29:02
March 08, 2021
#10: Safiya Noble -- How Search Engines use our Data against us
#10: Safiya Noble -- How Search Engines use our Data against us
In the tenth episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we had a conversation with Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Author of Algorithms of Oppression and Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Department of Information Studies. During this discussion, she spoke about how search engines like Google reinforce discrimination, the role of government regulations in protecting data, and why big corporates are now talking about data protection rights.  Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by Diksha Dutta, audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
01:06:08
January 22, 2021
#9: Bruce Pon: Web3, the New Data Economy and Road Ahead
#9: Bruce Pon: Web3, the New Data Economy and Road Ahead
In the ninth episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we had a candid conversation with Bruce Pon, Founder of Ocean Protocol. In a chat with us, he explains to us the different layers of the Web3 data economy, the different facets of a data marketplace, and the recent release of Ocean V3, featuring data tokens. Here are edited excerpts from the podcast. Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was co-hosted by NiMA Asghari and Diksha Dutta, audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
01:02:44
December 11, 2020
#8: Marielle S. Gross : Women Heath Data and Bioethics
#8: Marielle S. Gross : Women Heath Data and Bioethics
In the eighth episode of Voices of The Data Economy, we spoke to Marielle S. Gross, M.D.,  an OB-GYN and postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.  In a conversation with us, she demystified the privacy issues with the famous story of Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells;  the concerns with oversharing of sensitive women’s health data; the myths about de-identification of health data, and more.  Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was co-hosted by NiMA Asghari and  Diksha Dutta, audio engineering by Aneesh Arora.
01:03:41
November 18, 2020
#7: Healthcare Data: Federated Learning, Sovereign Identity, and Standardization
#7: Healthcare Data: Federated Learning, Sovereign Identity, and Standardization
In the seventh episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we spoke to Robert Miller, Director of Product Management and Strategy at ConsenSys Health. In a conversation with us, he spoke about the uniqueness of healthcare data; the relationship between federated learning, blockchain in the context of healthcare data; challenges in the standardization of healthcare data, and more.  Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. This episode was hosted by NiMA Asghari with editorial support by Diksha Dutta, Production and audio engineering by Petr Legkov. 
52:44
October 13, 2020
#6: Lauren F. Klein: Power Structures, Data Feminism & Inequality
#6: Lauren F. Klein: Power Structures, Data Feminism & Inequality
In the sixth episode of Voices of the Data Economy, we spoke to Lauren F. Klein, Co-author of Data Feminism and Associate Professor of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University.  In a conversation with us, Lauren decoded the seven principles of Data Feminism; how power structures lead to problems in collecting impactful data; challenges in the world of data visualization; and more.  Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. The podcast is co-hosted by Nima Asghari and Diksha Dutta. Our audio engineer is Petr Legkov.
52:50
August 18, 2020
#5: Alex Svanevik - Data, DAOs, and beyond
#5: Alex Svanevik - Data, DAOs, and beyond
In the fourth episode of Voices of Data Economy, we are launching a special series ‘Web3 Data Economy Builders’ to dive deeper into the intersection of Web 3.0 and the Data Economy. Our guest today is Alex Svanevik, Founder and Data Scientist, D5.  D5 is a collective of Data Scientists and engineers structured as a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). In a conversation with us, he simplifies the concept of DAO;  talks about his experiences to be a Data Scientist in the crypto community; his new venture Nansen: an analytics platform for blockchain; the future of work with DAO; and the secret sauce to bootstrapping DAO projects. Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. Learn more about Ocean Protocol here. This episode was hosted by NiMA Asghari with editorial support by  Diksha Dutta, Production and audio engineering by Peter Jursic. Find our crew on Twitter: To know more about her work, follow our guest Alex Svanevik at @ASvanevik Our co-hosts tweet at : NiMA Asghari @insideNiMA Diksha Dutta @dikshadutta Our Production wizard : Peter Jursic @petheth Follow Ocean Protocol on Twitter, Ocean Port, Telegram, LinkedIn, GitHub & Newsletter for project updates and announcements.
54:35
August 10, 2020
 #4: Silvan Jongerius - GDPR : Business Impact, Data Privacy, and the Road Ahead
#4: Silvan Jongerius - GDPR : Business Impact, Data Privacy, and the Road Ahead
In this episode of Voices of Data Economy, we chat with Silvan Jongerius, the Managing Partner of TechGDPR and President & Founder of BerChain. In a conversation with us, Silvan spoke about the two year anniversary of GDPR; its business impact on large companies and startups; the relationship of GDPR with anonymized data; and what we can expect from GDPR in the coming years. Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all.  Find our crew on Twitter: To know more about his work, follow our guest @silvanjongerius Our co-hosts tweet at : NiMA Asghari @insideNiMA Diksha Dutta @dikshadutta Our Audio Engineering wizard : Petr Legkov  @razialo  Follow Ocean Protocol on Twitter, Ocean Port, Telegram, LinkedIn, GitHub & Newsletter for project updates and announcements. And chat directly with other developers on Gitter.
42:25
July 11, 2020
#3: Anouk Ruhaak - Data Trusts and collective consent
#3: Anouk Ruhaak - Data Trusts and collective consent
In this episode of Voices of Data Economy, we chat with Anouk Ruhaak who is currently researching and developing data governance models as a Mozilla Fellow embedded with AlgorithmWatch. In a conversation with us, she makes the case for collective consent and questions the full impact of individual content in data regulations, talks about how Data Trusts can help in building another layer of protection over data rights and challenges the need to build a contact tracing app during the time of  COVID 19 pandemic. Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalising access to data for all. Learn more about Ocean Protocol here. This episode was co-hosted by NiMA Asghari & Diksha Dutta Production & audio engineering by Peter Jursic. Find our crew on Twitter: To know more about her work, follow our guest Anouk Ruhaak @AnoukRuhaak Our co-hosts tweet at : NiMA Asghari @insideNiMA Diksha Dutta @dikshadutta Our Production wizard : Peter Jursic @petheth Follow Ocean Protocol on Twitter, Ocean Port, Telegram, LinkedIn, GitHub & Newsletter for project updates and announcements. And chat directly with other developers on Gitter.
51:37
May 22, 2020
#2: Pelle Brændgaard - Self-sovereign Identity
#2: Pelle Brændgaard - Self-sovereign Identity
In this episode of Voices of Data Economy, we chat with Pelle Brændgaard, former engineering lead at uPort who is passionate about Blockchain-related projects with a focus on Identity, KYC, and the developing world. Pelle Brændgaard simplifies DIDs (Decentralised Identifiers) and verifiable credentials for us;  challenges the lack of real use cases when it comes to self-sovereign identity (SSI); talks about the need for a genuine decentralised identity ecosystem and more. Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalising access to data for all. Learn more about Ocean Protocol here. This episode was co-hosted by NiMA Asghari & Diksha Dutta Production & audio engineering by Peter Jursic
47:29
April 24, 2020
#1 : Andrew Trask - Privacy-preserving AI, OpenMined & CoVID19
#1 : Andrew Trask - Privacy-preserving AI, OpenMined & CoVID19
In our first episode of Voices of Data Economy, we had the pleasure to have a candid chat with Andrew Trask, founder of OpenMined. Andrew spoke about his passion for privacy-preserving AI, its implementation in AI/ML projects to solve real-world problems like the recent CoVID19 outbreak; and how OpenMined is leveraging the power of community to make a difference in Decentralised AI.  Andrew is on a mission to unlock all the world's private data for complex use cases like healthcare that today are stuck in no-man's-data-land!  Voices of Data Economy is supported by Ocean Protocol Foundation. Ocean is kickstarting a Data Economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all. Learn more about Ocean Protocol here. This episode was co-hosted by NiMA Asghari & Diksha Dutta Production & audio engineering by Peter Jursic
45:24
March 31, 2020