The Priv8 Podcast with Derek E. Silva
Presented by Orchid

Latest Episodes

August 4, 2021

Episode 59: Raullen Chai

Host Derek E. Silva joins Raullen Chai, co-founder and CEO of IoTeX, a decentralized network for the Internet of Things. Raullen shares his vision of an open ecosystem where humans and machines can interact with guaranteed trust, free will, and privacy.

July 28, 2021

Episode 58: Jim Harper

Host Derek E. Silva joins Jim Harper, a privacy expert and senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that researches government, economics, and social welfare. They take a deep dive into the changing definition of privacy, reforming Section 230, and why Bitcoin’s value is all in the eye of the ‘bithodler’.

July 21, 2021

Episode 57: Kean Birch

Host Derek E. Silva joins Kean Birch, an expert in technoscience and professor at York University. They take a deep dive into the Facebook effect, the rise of the data economy, and how private data changes the game of capitalism.

July 14, 2021

Episode 56: Michael Caster

Derek E. Silva joins Michael Caster, the co-founder of Safeguard Defenders, a group helping human rights advocates protect civil liberties in Asia. They take a deep dive into how authoritarian governments are weaponizing Interpol, the right to Internet access, and how Article 19 protects freedom of expression.

July 7, 2021

Episode 55: John Gleeson

Host Derek E. Silva joins John Gleeson, COO of Storj Labs, a decentralized cloud storage provider. A great conversation on how developers can strengthen privacy and security, why data is worth protecting, and the future of the Internet.

June 30, 2021

Episode 54: Brittany Piovesan

Host Derek E. Silva joins Brittany Piovesan, Program Officer for the Internet Society Foundation focused on initiatives that strengthen the Internet. Brittany shares her thoughts on how to use the Internet to shape a better future for education, healthcare, and create more economic opportunities for us all.

June 23, 2021

Episode 53: Jason Pielemeier

Host Derek E. Silva joins Jason Pielemeier, Policy Director at the Global Network Initiative, which protects Internet freedom and digital rights. They take a deep dive into the evolution of corporate accountability, human rights principles, and the right to be forgotten.

June 16, 2021

Episode 52: Gbenga Sesan

Host Derek E. Silva joins Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director of Paradigm, a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion. They take a deep dive into the unique role of social media in Africa, Internet freedom, and why technology can’t fix inequality online.

June 9, 2021

Episode 51: Greg Osuri

What is the future of Web3? Host Derek E. Silva joins Greg Osuri, Founder and CEO of Akash Network, the open-source, decentralized cloud. They take a deep dive into the future impact of AI, overcoming the challenges of distributed networks, and the battle for data sovereignty.

June 2, 2021

Episode 50: Rebecca Wexler

How does technology affect our democracy and government? Host Derek E. Silva joins Rebecca Wexler, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, School of Law. They take a deep dive into the criminal justice system, the power imbalance caused by predictive technologies, and human rights in the digital age.

May 26, 2021

Episode 49: Dragana Kaurin

What happens when we design with equity in mind? Derek E. Silva joins Dragana Kaurin, a human rights researcher and founder of The Localization Lab, an organization fighting for equal access to information. A deep dive into building the Internet for everyone, and the privacy issues around digital identity.

May 19, 2021

Episode 48: Avichal Garg

Listen to a new episode of Priv8 Podcast! Derek E. Silva joins Avichal Garg, Co-founder and Partner at Electric Capital, an early-stage venture firm. A great conversation on the rise of the creator economy, privacy-first technologies, and the future of programmable money.

May 12, 2021

Episode 47: Kara Swisher

This week we feature a special episode from Priv8's digital privacy summit with The New York Times’ Kara Swisher. She joins Taiwan's Digital Minister Audrey Tang to discuss lessons learned from Taiwan's unique response to the pandemic that successfully protected the population while preserving privacy.

Derek E. Silva

About the Host

As the Global Community Manager for Orchid, Derek is responsible for communicating the core tenets and benefits of Orchid to thousands of people. Derek is a former IT professional, building his communication skills while working across multiple industries and demographics. He has read dozens of whitepapers, interviewed individuals from top technology companies, provided one-on-one support, and now dedicates his time to helping blockchain companies build communities.

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