Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans

Tech Intersect #117: Summer Watson-Aku Dreams and the Future of IP in the New Economy

May 31, 2022 Episode 117
Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans
Tech Intersect #117: Summer Watson-Aku Dreams and the Future of IP in the New Economy
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In this episode, @IPProfEvans welcomes entertainment and marketing maven Summer Watson to the show to talk about the “future of creativity”, web3 IP ownership, and the essential role of people of color and women in this next iteration of the web. She is an active partner and investor in several consumer music, fintech, data, AI and gaming companies and currently serves as president of one of Fast Company’s 2022 10 most innovative media companies of 2022, WYE Media, cultivator of AKU, a futuristic character created by former MLB player turned artist, Micah Johnson, after hearing a young boy ask, “Can astronauts be black?” Summer is a consumer product and marketing veteran, having held founding and executive positions at industry leading companies, including Heir with Pusha-T, Playdom (acquired by Disney), TuneIn, Pocket Gems/Episode, Skybound, CS Global and Vol. 1.

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Welcome
Can Astronauts Be Black?
Origin Story
Tech as a Tool of Empowerment
(Cont.) Tech as a Tool of Empowerment
From Genesis to Fulfillment
(Cont.) From Genesis to Fulfillment
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Managing & Maintaining Secondary Markets
Contact Info
Episode Wrap-Up