The Digital Speaker series

Technology Podcasts

The Digital Speaker is here to tell you about the ins and outs of emerging digital technologies and how this will affect your business and society, from inside the digital world. From AI and Quantum Computing through to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, The Tech Journal will explore digital innovations, looking at what they are, what they do, and if they’ll help or hinder our lives. For more information, see https://thedigitalspeaker.com

Location:

United States

Description:

The Digital Speaker is here to tell you about the ins and outs of emerging digital technologies and how this will affect your business and society, from inside the digital world. From AI and Quantum Computing through to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, The Tech Journal will explore digital innovations, looking at what they are, what they do, and if they’ll help or hinder our lives. For more information, see https://thedigitalspeaker.com

Twitter:

@vanrijmenam

Language:

English


Episodes

Creating a Hyper-realistic Metaverse Sooner with John Gaeta - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP34

1/19/2023
In the last episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with John Gaeta, a creator, inventor and an Academy Award-winning designer best known for his work on the Matrix Trilogy, where he pioneered form-bending innovations such as "Bullet Time", “Virtual Cinema” and "Volumetric Capture" to envision human, hero and god-like moments. He was also involved in The Matrix Awakens from 2021 as Executive Creative Development, Executive Producer, Writer, and in the Unreal Engine 5...

Duration:00:25:13

Solutions to Drive Safety and Privacy in the Metaverse with Tiffany Xingyu Wang - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP33

1/17/2023
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with Tiffany Xingyu Wang, the Chief Marketing Officer at OpenWeb, a premium community engagement platform that serves 1000+ publishers and advertisers with 100M+ monthly active users. She was named a Forbes Most Entrepreneurial CMO, and the Most Innovative CMO by the CMO Club. She was previously the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Spectrum Labs, a contextual AI platform set to build a safer internet and keep over 1...

Duration:00:25:33

The Secret Tool to the Metaverse's Success with Gabriel René - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP32

1/11/2023
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I chatted with the Founder and CEO of VERSES Labs, Gabriel René. VERSES is a spatial web software development group. He is the author of the #1 International Bestseller "The Spatial Web - How Web 3.0 Connects Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World" Gabriel is a technologist, entrepreneur, and author with a 25-year career in the technology, telecom and media industries specializing in emerging technologies like AR / VR / AI /...

Duration:00:23:21

Building Communities in The Metaverse with Athena Demos - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP31

1/9/2023
In this episode of The Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I interviewed the Co-Founder/Producer of Big Rock Creative (BRCvr), Athena Demos. BRCvr is an award-winning XR experience company creating groundbreaking experiences for global clients. Big Rock Creative won the Producer’s Guild Award for Innovation, the Aurea Award for creativity, the No Proscenium award for Best VR experience of 2020, and the Hermes' Platinum Award. With over 20 years of experience producing iconic events, like the LA...

Duration:00:36:50

The Need for Unique Identifiers in the Metaverse with Benjamin Bertram Goldman - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP30

12/22/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with Benjamin Bertram Goldman. He is a producer, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur featured in The NY Times, CNN, WIRED, MSNBC, HBO, TechCrunch, BBC, FUJI TV, and Metavision. He has been exploring the metaverse creatively and professionally for over 10 years, with a particular focus on the intersection of the metaverse and the emerging world of virtual production. Benjamin studied virtual production at NYU and CG Spectrum,...

Duration:00:37:30

Crucial First Steps Required to Decentralize the Metaverse with Bayan Towfiq - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP29

12/20/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I interviewed Bayan Towfiq, the Founder and CEO at Subspace, which is building a global private network for real-time applications and the new working-from-home reality as well as the metaverse. Subspace routes traffic over the world’s most highly available, ultra-low latency, global private network with a simple configuration change. During the interview, we discussed the technical challenges of building an open metaverse and what we...

Duration:00:30:00

Creating Real Value in a Virtual world with Alec Lazarescu - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP27

12/15/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with Alec Lazarescu, the Vice President of Software Engineering at Savvas Learning Company. He also founded VerseTech Metaverse, an educational organization committed to growing conversations and thought leadership on applying emerging technologies, including AI, XR, VR, and AR, as well as blockchain, to the evolving concept of the metaverse. In addition, he runs the largest AI, chatbot, and voice community in New York...

Duration:00:21:36

Why Establishing Standards Will Be Key to the Metaverse’s Future with Neil Trevett - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP26

12/13/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with Neil Trevett, the Vice President of Developer Ecosystems at NVIDIA, where he is responsible for enabling and encouraging advanced applications to use GPU acceleration. Neil is also serving as the elected President of the Khronos Group, where he created and chaired the OpenGL ES working group that defined the industry standard for 3D graphics on mobile devices. At Khronos, he also chairs the OpenCL working group for...

Duration:00:26:14

Why Digital Twins are Essential to Building the Metaverse with Richard Kerris - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP24

12/6/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with Richard Kerris, the Vice President of the Omniverse developer platform and the industry general manager for media and entertainment at NVIDIA. NVIDIA’s Omniverse is an easily extendible platform with 3D design collaboration and scalable multi-GPU real-time true-to-reality simulation. With a career spanning Apple, Lucasfilm and Amazon/AWS, Richard’s experience combine driving marketing and product development with a...

Duration:00:23:06

The Present and Future of Brand Opportunities In The Metaverse with Justin Hochberg – Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP23

12/4/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I interviewed Justin Hochberg, the Founder and CEO of the Virtual Brand Group (VBG), which strategizes, builds, and monetizes brands in fashion, entertainment, sports, retail and lifestyle across all of web3. Some of their most recognized successes include turning Forever 21 into one of the Metaverse’s “top 10 brands for 2022”, launching “The Voice” singing competition, which airs in 145 territories, into Decentraland and designing...

Duration:00:26:14

Revolutionizing Entertainment Via the Metaverse with Matthew Brewbaker – Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP22

11/30/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with Matthew Brewbaker, the Founder and CEO of VEU Inc., a metaverse development company focused on the future of virtual entertainment. Matthew started his career in entertainment development at companies including New Regency, The Donner's Company and Ithaka. He worked in production on Hollywood movies like Hancock and First Daughter. He previously worked first-hand at the intersection of technology and art, with Academy...

Duration:00:23:53

Materializing the Energy Metaverse with Kevin O'Donovan: Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP21

11/27/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with Kevin O'Donovan, the Founder of the boutique technology consultancy company, A Bit of This and That, which focused on the intersection of technology and the energy industry, delivering innovative technology consultations, sales advisory, speaker and B2B Influencer services. The company has been involved with new technologies and their potential in an economic and socio-cultural context for more than three...

Duration:00:33:37

Everything You Need to Know About Avatars with Robby Ratan: Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP20

11/25/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I chatted with Rabindra (Robby) Ratan, an Associate Professor and AT&T Scholar at Michigan State University’s Department of Media and Information. Ratan received his Ph.D. from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, his M.A. in Communication from Stanford University, and his B.A. in Science, Technology and Society, also from Stanford University. Dr. Ratan’s research focuses primarily on the psychological experience...

Duration:00:31:28

Why the Metaverse’s Future will not be Decentralized with Robert Rice – Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP19

11/23/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I had a chat with Robert Rice, the Founder and CEO of Transmira, Inc., the developer of Omniscape, an XR platform seamlessly blending Augmented and Virtual Reality together, focusing on location and monetization. He is an experienced technology and startup executive and advisor with over 25+ years of experience. Noted as an Internet Gaming Pioneer by Advertising Age magazine in 1996, Robert was also called a “Founding Father of the...

Duration:00:41:40

Democracy in Digital Fashion with Michaela Larosse – Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP18

11/21/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I interviewed Michaela Larosse, a founding member of The Fabricant Team and the Head of Content and Strategy. The Fabricant is a digital fashion house creating unique fashion items for the metaverse. As a conceptual writer for global brands and a business journalist specialising in media trends, Michaela is the creator of The Fabricant's brand narrative and philosophy. Her writing is influential across the creative industries. It gives...

Duration:00:23:04

Seamless Communal Events in the Metaverse with Doug Jacobson - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP17

11/16/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I interviewed Doug Jacobson, the Co-founder of Big Rock Creative, an XR company producing large-scale events in VR. Big Rock’s first large project, BRCvr, created a fully immersive Burning Man festival in social VR starting in 2020, which generated much positive PR, including an article in Wired Magazine. He has since worked on projects ranging from directing an XR music video featuring Pitbull to throwing an event-packed 3-day New...

Duration:00:42:46

Using the Metaverse to Heal Others with Christian Ulstrup - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP16

11/14/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I interviewed Christian Ulstrup, the Co-Founder and CEO of Virgilis, which focuses on building bridges back to reality by helping parents and kids get control of family screen time. With his work, he aims to help psychiatrists understand virtual reality and coach them on how to use these digital tools for the benefit of patients. During the interview, we discuss the mental health issues related to the metaverse and how it will change...

Duration:00:28:09

A Journey into Metaverse Virtual Real Estate with Jason Cassidy - Step into the Metaverse pocast: EP15

11/11/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I chatted with Jason Cassidy, the Co-Founder of the Metaverse Group, the first virtual real estate company in the world offering exposure to the industry of virtual land via the metaverse. They facilitate virtual real estate buying, selling, renting, and investing. Jason founded Non-Fungible, an NFT luxury art curator and NFT artist incubator. He is also the Co-Founder of Not Fungible, Co-Founder of Digitible, and Owner and CEO of Game...

Duration:00:35:22

Digital Identities Through Avatars with Cai Felip -Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP14

11/9/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I interviewed Cai Felip, the Founder and CEO of Union Avatars, a company blurring the lines between the virtual world and reality. Union leads the production of realistic 3D avatars for virtual worlds. Their mission is to help the future of virtual identity in the metaverse. They provide avatar solutions so you can realistically represent yourself in video games, social media, virtual reality worlds, or gamification. Cai and I will...

Duration:00:21:13

Driving Brand Loyalty Through the Metaverse with Lindsey McInerney - Step into the Metaverse podcast: EP13

11/7/2022
In this episode of the Step into the Metaverse Podcast, I interviewed Lindsey McInerney, the Co-Founder and CEO of Sixth Wall, a new venture exploring the intersection of web3 and entertainment and the digital arm of Mila Kunis' Orchard Farm Productions. Lindsey calls herself an early internet nerd and tech futurist. She is consumed by the metaverse's emergence and excited about how crypto, blockchain, gaming, NFTs and XR will change our current digital and physical landscape. As a former...

Duration:00:32:57