The information age is transforming how we work, live and interact. We are all increasingly dependent on digital services to travel around, decide where to eat, learn, share info and maintain our public identity.
And yet, digital services are increasingly provided by a diminishing group of super monopolies, whose real customers are advertisers. Or else, services spring up, only to disappear or change once acquired, our data lost.
How do realise the vision for a resilient and open decentralised web? Can and should it be the default? Irina will talk about the motivations behind the redecentralise movement, some projects leading the charge and what challenges we could be tackling next.
Irina is passionate about products and using technology to make things better. She spent many years working on open data at Open Knowledge (as one of the directors and ckan product owner), at web startups, and recently as a data consultant for W3C, Open Data Institute and the UK and Dubai governments. She co-founded redecentralize.org — a project to promote and bring together people working on and interested in decentralised digital technologies.
sponsored by Protocol Labs