Gail Cruz-Macapagal: Empowering Women of Blockchain and the Modern Meta Woman
As the old song by Bob Dylan goes ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ we are in another precipice of huge changes across the horizon as technology is once again reshaping both economy and society. As enterprises are invested in their innovation cycle, the people within these organizations are also in transition: moving beyond existing processes and designing the future structures of both business and the economy.
Gail Cruz-Macapagal, the Country Director of DynaQuest Technology Services Inc., is at the forefront of these constant changes. With a career spanning across two decades across various industries of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), banking & finance, technology, shared services and is now fully immersed in Blockchain.
“Blockchain was something I never really thought I would be a part of. But as the company (DynaQuest) explores new horizons under the initiative of our CEO, Randy Knutson, everyone must adapt and learn new skills.”
A self-professed learner and once a student of Blockchain, Gail also found it surprising on how far she has reached into the industry of Blockchain. “Blockchain technology was a foreign language when I was new to the concept, but through hard-work, further studies and successfully completing a Blockchain certification course, I was able to work on several Blockchain projects with the company from 2018 up until today.” Gail said.
It is quite remarkable on how far Gail has achieved when she first started with Blockchain – and now is among the most recognized and influential Filipino women professionals in Southeast Asia. Her journey has led her far into the full immersion within the technology: having helped organized Bacolod’s first Blockchain workshop, leading the management of various agritech projects with partners of DynaQuest and being featured across the globe’s biggest Blockchain and Decentralized technology online / on-site forums.
Gail believes that the best part of her Blockchain career is how she helps put the spotlight on the Filipino women professionals, leaders, and developers of Blockchain. From 2018 to the present 2022 editions, Gail has organized and helped publish the Women of Blockchain Philippines, an annual publication that celebrates the most successful women in the Philippine Blockchain industry in every Women’s Month.
From shining a spotlight to the women of Blockchain and is now trailblazing new opportunities for businesses and enterprises in the Decentralized Metaverse economy of the future, the Meta Woman of Blockchain that is Gail sees better and brighter opportunities for the Philippine economy as it recovers from the global pandemic.
“The metaverse and the decentralized economies are new frontiers for businesses and women as professionals. All they need to do is to make the first step and immerse themselves in the technology. They can be pioneers, innovators, advisers, developers, community leaders, influencers, and trailblazers in an age where unprecedented value creation is made accessible by technology.”