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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Tuesday, September 19 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Holding Out for a Better World: Web3's Potential for Global Development Presented by POAP

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This session aims to explore the potential of Web3 technologies in addressing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to having a POAP NFT delivered to each attendee live, the session delves into the most promising use cases of Web3 technologies, identifies the major technical and societal challenges hindering their adoption, and proposes strategies to overcome these hurdles. Moreover, it examines how Web3 technologies can promote equity, accessibility, data privacy, and security in the digital realm. The role of blockchain technology in enabling secure, decentralized systems for data management and verification is emphasized, with a focus on its applications in international development.

Additionally, emerging trends in Web3 technologies are highlighted, considering their potential impact on global development and governance. The session explores the role of Web3 technologies in fostering international collaboration and cooperation in science and technology, as well as their capacity to promote scientific innovation and accelerate the pace of discovery. Ethical considerations related to the development and deployment of Web3 technologies, particularly in the context of international development, are also addressed. Finally, the session discusses the importance of international collaboration and cooperation to ensure the responsible development and deployment of Web3 technologies, maximizing their benefits while mitigating risks.

These conversations will have participation by the following web3 experts:

Moderated by:  Douglas Messer

Doug is most known for leading the marketing efforts and go to market strategy for NFT collections of several high profile celebrities and enterprise brands. He worked with artists like Sasha Jafri, one of the top three highest paid living artist, Virigl Abloh, The Grammys, Binance, ASAP Rocky, Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, and more. 

  • Charlie Isaacs - CTO, Customer Connections @ Salesforce.  Charlie has lead Salesforce efforts to penetrate the metaverse and all things web3.  Charlie was instrumental in buliding Salesforce's NFT Cloud. He is passionate about all things web3, decentralization, and deep tech.
  • Mina Salib - Head of Web3 @ Axiom Space
  • Daria Rzhavtseva  - Head of Partnerships at Fuel Arts
  • Isabel Gonzalez - Co-founder POAP

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Jon Thompson

Senior Director, Digital + Web3, Ten35
Jon has spent the last 10+ years working in social media and brand marketing, managing and leading in-house content and strategy teams for brands such as Snapchat, M&M’s and The Kroger Co. Jon is deeply involved in web3 on a personal level and recently joined Ten35 as Senior Director... Read More →
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Charlie Isaacs

CTO | Customer Connections, Salesforce
Charlie Isaacs has a track record of R&D leadership, starting with GTE (eventually became Verizon), where he served as Vice President of Engineering and headed a group of over 200 engineers working on Government and commercial applications. Following GTE, Mr. Isaacs held R&D leadership... Read More →
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Daria Rzhavtseva

Web3 Expert, Head of Partnerships, Fuelarts
Web3 & Art+Tech expert, Head of Business Development & Partnerships at Fuelarts.Daria is a seasoned business development professional with over 7 years of expertise, specializing in Web3 and the art business. She has a global reach, having worked with startups and Web3 projects across... Read More →
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Mina Salib

Head of Web3, Axiom Space
Mina is a Web3 strategist & investor with over 10 years of early-stage experience. He is the Head of Web3 at Axiom Space, a company operating missions to the International Space Station (ISS) for customers, including space agencies, companies, and individuals. His goal is to combine... Read More →

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Douglas Messer

CEO, 914 Ventures
Doug Messer is an innovative and accomplished entrepreneur with nearly a decade of experience in business leadership. Throughout his career, he has successfully built companies from inception to exit and provided strategic guidance to startups and Fortune 100 brands in areas such... Read More →

Tuesday September 19, 2023 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT