- Technology and social justice must come together to ensure human flourishing
- Technology changes everything, especially humanity
- The catholic church has the largest influence and social impact initiative in the world
INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS: Loretta Joseph, Public Affairs Influencer with Matt Bird
Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 00:00
Welcome back to the Traders Network Show and our continued coverage of Humanity 2.0. I’m Matt Bird broadcasting worldwide from the Vatican for Equities.com and our affiliate partners. And my next guest is a special guest, Loretta Joseph, a socialite influencer, a public affair extraordinaire. Loretta, welcome to the show. We’ve been friends for a long time. We’ve been to Davos, we travel the world together. It’s great to see here. I know we didn’t have a chance to get together. I was supposed to be, we were supposed to be at covering the event in Australia and I heard that was a huge success. You are Australian. You brought Greg Medcraft, he was on earlier. He’s a great, great, spectacular individual. You’ve seen Frank Ricotta and some of the other usual faces from LA and, and so on and so forth, the whole gang. Tell me a little bit about why this event’s really important to all of them. Is your work on the peripheral, much like I do in certain ways on trying to connect dots for some of these organizations. Why is this event important both from an impact standpoint and for the organizations that are involved?
Loretta Joseph – Public Affairs Influencer: 01:11
Because I think for me, this is an institution and the Catholic church has been around for a really, really long time. Like it’s one of the largest institutions on earth at probably has the most influence of any institution in social impact and seeing how we treat each other as humans. And I think that’s one thing about Catholicism. It doesn’t, it’s about a community. It’s not about a creed to me. I grew up Catholic. I’m probably not a great practicing crest at Catholic and I cover, I pride myself much more spiritual these days. And then I do follow in one religion, but the Catholicism brings a sense of community, like I’ve never found in any other institution. So it’s not, it’s not about had been a religion or a creed. It’s not about a political institution, our, an economic institution. Cause it’s all those things. So if we can impact, you know, the Vatican, the Pope who’s one of the, the, you know, the most influential people, whether he likes it or not on the planet, then we can make a real impact.
Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 02:09
You know, and the timing of this is actually is quite fortuitous because we’re seeing gatherings like this at the United nations we’re seeing at the parliament we’re seeing in Davos now coming here is this is a heightened platform that has more than just credibility behind it, tremendous influence and reach. I mean, the Vatican has reach and to, to get some public private partnerships that gets to these private companies. Advocating for the social good initiatives is pretty and in my eyes, pretty substantial. Um, is there anything that you’d like to see taken away from today? What can companies, what can they embrace from taste sessions? I mean, it’s still going on right now. But what would be the big takeaway that co that people or executives watching this could take away and how can they participate in the future?
Loretta Joseph – Public Affairs Influencer: 02:55
That technology and, um, economics and social justice all come together. There’s a technologist, whether they’re dealing with the Catholic church or they’re dealing with the government, whether they’re dealing with policymakers the first time in history, technology matters. So that’s why are talking about technology companies at the Vatican because technology changes everything.
Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 03:16
It’s an interesting point because, you know, you don’t really put the two together, you know, uh, you know, the, the, the Vatican’s very, uh, analog paper, but yet they’re becoming one of the most progressive influencers in technology now. That’s very insightful.
Loretta Joseph – Public Affairs Influencer: 03:33
It’s, it’s an oxymoron and they’re an interesting one. But yes, when the Pope is interested in AI and blockchain technology to disintermediate one of the largest institutions, it’s mediated, um, then we know that we’re on the brink of a revolution.
Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 03:48
That’s amazing. That’s amazing. Well, listen, we got to cut to a commercial banker in a little bit. Is there anything you’d like to shoot out? Anything that you want to advocate right now?
Loretta Joseph – Public Affairs Influencer: 03:55
Blockchain technology is one thing that I do. It’s, and it we talk about today a lot about trust. So I think this is the first time ever that, you know, institutions like the Catholic church governments are looking at a situation where they don’t need to be in the equation anymore. Like we are now dealing with trustless scenarios and technology. Blockchain is that it takes out the need for a trusted third party. So I think we all need to be aware that the revolution of technology will change us whether we like it or we do.
Matt Bird – Show Host, Traders Network Show: 04:28
Hmm. That’s well said. Everybody Loretta Joseph extraordinaire, thanks for coming on. I really appreciate it and I know you’re a busy woman. You’re watching the Traders Network Show. We’re going to cut to commercial break. Don’t go away. You’re not want to miss our next guest.