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Exploring the next generation of business, technology and equity.
As the Digital Economy has expanded, digital Platforms have evolved with a promise of choice, flexibility and autonomy. Some of the most valued aspects of the new way of working in the digital age.
BUT… nothing is free in this free-market world. And as the saying goes, “If you’re not paying for the product, then you are the product”.
And, this is an important conversation we must have if we want to move away from extracting value from people and the accumulation of wealth for a few.
What it will take to secure a digital future that prioritises labour equity and well-being?
At Digital Village, we’re looking at how we can work together to remove the uncertainty of freelancing and build a platform we all own, and are currently running an experiment to see if a DAO management system will help us in achieving our mission.
Join us on the journey as we speak with technology experts across old and new organisational management systems and methods including platform cooperatives, DAOs and the more conventional approaches to organisational design.
The Co-Op Car Ride
Kicking off the series from Costa Rica with a conversation about Platform Cooperatives. What are they? How do they work and how do they differ to other business models we’re more familiar with.
April 26th, 2023
Big Tech vs Platform Coops
What if digital platforms like Uber, Freelancer, Upwork etc were owned by the platform’s users?
What would that look like? How would that change the way they operate and would their priorities change. Because what is the purpose of those businesses?
May 17th, 2023
Web 3.0 & a Shared Internet
May 24th, 2023
Finding Consensus with Warm Data &
June 7th, 2023
When & when not to use a DAO
21st June, 2023
5th July, 2023
Stakeholder Agreements & Smart Contracts
19th July, 2023
Social Responsibility & Ethics of digital platforms and technology businesses
2nd August, 2023