Stepping into the Metaverse: Building Digital DisneyLand with Michael Dowling, Finance Professor at Dublin City University

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In this episode Jamil Hasan interviews Michael Dowling, who is a Professor of Finance in Dublin City University Business School. Before returning to Ireland in 2020, Michael established and managed the AI Business research centre in Rennes School of Business, France. The first artificial intelligence for business research centre in Europe. Building on that his research explores the intersection between financial behaviour and technology.
He has published the first studies on non-fungible token (NFT) markets, including research on the rise of NFT metaverses. These metaverses, or virtual worlds based on the blockchain, evoke memories of classic sci-fi virtual worlds such as Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash.
Michael tweets at @MichaelMDowling on twitter. His profile is available at: https://www.dcu.ie/researchsupport/research-profile?PERSON_ID=1590232 or LinkedIn: search - Michael Dowling DCU.

Jamil Hasan is a Generation X Author and experienced data intelligence technology builder with two decades of experience leading data-based teams at Fortune 100 companies, including AIG, Prudential Financial, and Ingersoll Rand. Jamil believes that skill and experience, not just age, is the most important factor required to build and lead corporate organizations. His unique story, as someone on the ground floor of the 2008 financial crisis and his role to help repay the $180 billion AIG bailout, enabled him to come face-to-face with many of the societal ills facing Generation X today and their causes. As the result of his experience, Jamil has developed a path forward for his fellow Gen Xers to restore his generation’s financial standing in society today and to rebuild the American Dream for Generation X.

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