Welcome to Rare Birds TV and the third installment of the Rare Birds Emerging Market Video Podcast, episode #004. The Rare Birds Emerging Market Video podcast complements, the Rare Birds Emerging Market Audio podcast, which interviews early stage startup founders, ecosystem builders, innovators and investors from across emerging markets. In this episode, #004 our host Jo-Ann speaks with Tunisian Oumaima Mhadhbi.
Oumaima is a software and blockchain engineer currently working on blockchain-based MVPs and decentralised and self-sovereign identity projects at Sofrecom Tunisia (Orange Innovation Tunisia). Passionate about blockchain technology, she is proud to be part of the female minority in a highly male-dominated industry. She aims to be recognized as an expert in this field and looks forward to building a network of industry experts and becoming more involved in the community’s efforts to raise awareness of blockchain technology. The choice to build a career around this technology comes from her strong belief in its great potential to create new business models and increase the efficiency of high-value use cases. ” It’s a revolution, a huge technological shift with endless opportunities, which I personally want to be part of “, she said.
In this conversation Oumaima + Jo-Ann discuss:
- Her career background
- Finding her way in the blockchain industry
- Understanding the work she does
- Learning what sovereign identity is
- Use Cases
- Challenges faced
- Trends in the industry
- Advice to other women seeking blockchain careers