Join techUK’s tech & innovation programme, as part of the Metaverse: The internet transformed campaign, as we explore what the next evolution of the internet will mean for our society and economy, and the role that the UK tech sector will play in building this.
Web 3.0 and the metaverse are terms often used together, though web 3.0 often refers to the principles that will guide the evolution of the internet and the emerging technologies that will underpin it; whereas the metaverse – a group of virtual worlds in which we experience web 3.0- is one of the potential end results of this evolution.
Web 3.0 is decentralized, meaning that and individual can own their online identity, become an active stakeholder in the internet, and be free to move their data outside of the confines of a single platform. However, this evolution - and the opportunities from both an individual and business perspective that it may bring - reveals critical questions that need to be addressed by both the creators and end users as we seek to develop a fairer internet.
As such, techUK will bring together a panel of experts from across the UK tech sector to discuss the role that they will play in building web 3.0. In doing so, this session will seek to define what web 3.0 means after the emergence of the metaverse, how to leverage the technologies that will underpin the move to web 3.0, and address the new challenges web 3.0 may bring in terms of data sharing, privacy and developing new economies.
This is an opportunity to develop your understanding of these terms, and begin to navigate how different parts of the tech sector will play a role in bridging web 2.0 and 3.0 together
- Julie Dawson, Chief Policy & Regulatory Officer, Yoti
- David Ripert, CEO and Co-Founder, Poplar Studio and Chapter President UK, VR/AR Association
- Chrissy Hill, General Counsel, Parity Technologies
- Pavle Avramovic, Manager, Emerging Tech & Research, Financial Conduct Authority and DRCF
- Laura Foster, Head of Tech & Innovation, techUK
In the meantime, why not check out techUK's miniseries on the technologies underpinning the metaverse?
Digestible webinars for on-the-go or listening at home: this series will help give the wider tech sector insight as to why – and how – the metaverse ecosystem has developed in the UK, and what this may mean for this businesses in years to come.
Rory joined techUK in June 2023 after three years in the Civil Service on its Fast Stream leadership development programme.
During this time, Rory worked on the Government's response to Covid-19 (NHS Test & Trace), school funding strategy (Department for Education) and international climate and nature policy (Cabinet Office). He also tackled the social care crisis whilst on secondment to techUK's Health and Social Care programme in 2022.
Before this, Rory worked in the House of Commons and House of Lords alongside completing degrees in Political Economy and Global Politics.
Today, he is techUK's Programme Manager for Emerging Technologies, covering dozens of technologies including metaverse, drones, future materials, robotics, blockchain, space technologies, nanotechnology, gaming tech and Web3.0.
Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.
She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies, including Quantum Computing, High-Performance Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies, across the UK. As part of this, she works alongside techUK members and UK Government to champion long-term and sustainable innovation policy that will ensure the UK is a pioneer in science and technology
Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally 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.