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POWER PLAYS hosts conversations between policymakers, engineers, business leaders and others who are influencing the Internet’s infrastructure and institutions in ways that impact all of us.POWER PLAYS is hosted by Ayden Férdeline.

17 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Jacob Helberg on why the new weapons of war are everyday technologies

October 20th, 2021


On this special episode of POWER PLAYS, Jacob Helberg from Stanford University's Center on Geopolitics and Technology introduces listeners to the …

Futurist Amber Case predicts the Internet of 2031

August 24th, 2021


Amber Case is a futurist and a Mozilla Fellow exploring how the future of money can generate new business models for compensating creators. She is also an advisor to the Puma Browser and has previously held fellowships …

Briana Marbury on how the Interledger protocol promotes financial inclusion

August 17th, 2021


Today on POWER PLAYS presented by Grant for the Web, Interledger Foundation executive director Briana Marbury speaks with Ayden Férdeline about …

Grammy-nominee Kokayi Issa on how Black creators can benefit from web monetization

August 10th, 2021


Kokayi Issa is a Grammy-nominated artist and a Grant for the Web Ambassador. He speaks with POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline about how Black creators can …

Professor Lior Zalmanson on why people pay for online content

August 3rd, 2021


Lior Zalmanson, a new media artist and an assistant professor at Tel Aviv University, researches the business models that underpin online content. Today on POWER PLAYS he shares brand-new research into how small …

Johan "Julf" Helsingius on being sued by the Church of Scientology

July 27th, 2021


In 1994, Johan "Julf" Helsingius ran an online post office box that allowed people to anonymously share information over the Internet. But after …

Professor Nathan Schneider on Platform Cooperativism

July 20th, 2021


Professor Nathan Schneider of the University of Colorado Boulder speaks with POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline about the rise of platform cooperativism …

Richard Whitt on human autonomy and making the Web more trustworthy

July 13th, 2021


Today on POWER PLAYS presented by Grant for the Web, Richard Whitt - an 11-year veteran of Google's policy team and now Fellow in Residence with the …

Dominique Lazanski on how China is influencing Standards processes

July 6th, 2021


Today on POWER PLAYS presented by Grant for the Web, telecommunications policy expert Dominique Lazanski speaks with Ayden Férdeline about the …

Esther Dyson on being ICANN's first board chair

May 19th, 2021


In 1993, Wired magazine described Esther Dyson as "the most powerful woman in computing". She was chair of the board of the Internet Corporation for …

Dr Richard Hill on the future of the International Telecommunications Union

May 12th, 2021


Richard Hill has a doctorate in statistics from Harvard and spent a decade with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) dealing with …

Sarah Deutsch on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act

January 27th, 2021


Before she retired, Sarah Deutsch was vice president and deputy general counsel of Verizon Communications for 23 years. She was responsible for Verizon's global intellectual property practice and Verizon's privacy …

Mance Harmon on why Bitcoin doesn't scale

January 20th, 2021


Mance Harmon is the chief executive of Hedera Hashgraph. He began his career as a research scientist for the U.S. Air Force, went on to become a program manager for a very large scale software program for the Missile …

Marilyn Cade on the formation of ICANN

November 10th, 2020


Marilyn Cade (1947-2020) played a fundamental role in the formation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN. In this …

Clara Tsao on addressing misinformation and disinformation

July 15th, 2020


Clara Tsao is a fellow with the Atlantic Council and, under the Obama administration, a senior advisor on emerging technologies at the United States …

Dr Stephanie Perrin discusses Canada's private sector privacy law PIPEDA

July 8th, 2020


Dr Stephanie Perrin led the drafting initiative that resulted in Canada's first piece of privacy legislation to cover the private sector, the …

Erika Mann MEP discusses the eCommerce Directive

July 1st, 2020


Erika Mann was a member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 2009. During her time in public office, she led the drafting efforts behind the European Union's eCommerce Directive. This directive is still in force as …

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