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

Speakers to be announced soon

In the meantime, why not check out our last event on the metaverse?

Earlier this year techUK was joined by IBM, NVIDIA, Baker McKenzie and Metanomic to explore what is the metaverse, and what this term means for the UK tech sector

Watch here

Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Director, Technology and Innovation

Sue leads techUK's Technology and Innovation work.

This includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI, digital ethics, Digital Identity and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential people in UK tech by Computer Weekly's UKtech50 Longlist and in 2021 was inducted into the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK Tech Hall of Fame. A key influencer in driving forward the data agenda in the UK Sue is co-chair of the UK government's National Data Strategy Forum. As well as being recognised in the UK's Big Data 100 and the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries for 2020 Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.

Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2055
Twitter:
@ChannelSwimSue,@ChannelSwimSue

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Chris Hazell

Chris Hazell

Programme Manager - Cloud, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Chris is the Programme Manager for Cloud, Tech and Innovation

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Head of Technology and Innovation, techUK

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.

Email:
[email protected]
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/lauraalicefoster

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