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The Power of Open Information with Veda Hlubinka-Cook of Factful

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Apr 03, 2018

“Openness is a counterweight to the secrecy that powerful people use to subjugate us…. We have to pool our resources together, get the right team and go after it.” Veda Hlubinka-Cook does not mince words. An early pioneer of digital information infrastructure and trans technologist, Hlubinka-Cook co-founded Metaweb, a firm that developed an open, shared […]

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Biometric Data Diversity and the Miami Tech Difference with Brian Brackeen of Kairos

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Mar 20, 2018

We’ve been hearing more and more about facial recognition and biometric identification technology lately, and this week’s guest on The Credentialed is on the cutting edge of this emerging realm. Brian Brackeen is CEO and founder of Kairos, a six-year-old facial recognition and “human analytics” firm based in Miami which serves clients such as Disney […]

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The Scientific Future of Sustainable Food with Jasmin Hume

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Mar 06, 2018

You’ve probably seen Just’s vegan mayo on grocery store shelves, or maybe you’ve had their plant-based cookie dough concoction as a late night snack. Perhaps you’ve seen the open letters the company’s CEO Josh Tetrick has splashed across full page ads in the New York Times — like the one he addressed to presidential candidates […]

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It’s The Credentialed Tenth Episode-i-versary!

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Feb 14, 2018

We laughed! We cried! We learned about blockchain! Yes, indeed, we’ve come a long way in just ten episodes here at The Credentialed, the show that amplifies the diverse voices of tech and innovation. That’s right, we’ve got ten episodes under our belts, and that’s a good a reason as any to take a step […]

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Digital Exposure with Pam Dixon on The Credentialed 

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Jan 31, 2018

This is the last generation in the U.S. who will have what Pam Dixon, this week’s guest on The Credentialed, calls “privacy by obscurity.” Founder and executive director of World Privacy Forum, Dixon believes there is a short window of time left during which any of us living here in the United States, not to […]

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This Silicon Valley Inventor and CEO Is Bringing Safe Water to the People Who Need it Most

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Jan 16, 2018

When we think of Silicon Valley tech startups, we often think of gadgets, software, computers, pixels and bots. But on the latest episode of The Credentialed Podcast, we’re getting down to basics. We’re talking about clean, safe water and a simple innovation that’s designed to make it more plentiful, accessible and affordable across the globe. […]

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Your Brand Can Sponsor an Emerging Forum for Diverse Voices of Tech

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Jan 05, 2018

The tech world is cluttered with homogenized voices. Yet, as industry leaders declare commitments to diversity and tech inclusion, there’s still a whole lotta talk and little action. The Credentialed Podcast was launched in October 2017 to take action on that promise. The Credentialed Podcast, an interview series amplifying the diverse voices of technology and […]

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Fearless Blockchain Expert Portia Burton on The Credentialed

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Jan 04, 2018

“Blockchain can be like the anti-Google or the anti-Facebook,” said our guest on the most recent episode of The Credentialed, Portia Burton. Why? Well, for one thing, blockchain does not hoard data the way those digital behemoths do. Burton is a blockchain expert and developer who joined the show recently to explain (in everyday language) […]

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Hustle and Immigrant DNA: Clara de Soto on The Credentialed

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Dec 12, 2017

When Clara de Soto’s first app company, Killswitch, was shut down by Facebook after going viral in 110 countries, it was a “really big blow,” but she didn’t take it sitting down. She and her colleagues got to work. “We had to put on our hustle pants…and we networked our butts off until we got […]

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The Entrepreneurial Bug: Mobile and Media Dynamo Heidi Lehmann on The Credentialed

  • by Kate Kaye
  • Nov 28, 2017

Have you heard The Credentialed podcast yet? A couple months since launching, we’ve built up an impressive array of guests in tech and innovation from diverse backgrounds – people who don’t fit the mold when we think of the stereotypical “tech exec.” In short, this is not your everyday tech podcast. Our guest on this […]

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