Renowned former NSA employee Edward Snowden will deliver a keynote speech this year at Europe’s number one IT event, IP EXPO Europe 2015, taking place at London’s ExCel. Joining the event live via satellite on Wednesday 7th October, Snowden will share his views on the implications of national cyber security today.
Famous for his ‘whistleblowing’ against NSA in 2013 which has since fuelled thousands of debates over mass surveillance, government secrecy and national security, Snowden will be interviewed live by renowned journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Neil, and will speak out on his views about the current state of cybersecurity worldwide. He is expected to discuss the truth about our privacy on the Web and the implications of recent major security breaches on the future of cyber and national security.
Bradley Maule-ffinch, IP EXPO Europe’s Director of Strategy, says: “Our security is increasingly under threat and, following recent events like the Hacking Team breach, there are fresh concerns about how safe we really are on the Web. It’s a global issue, one which was bought to the forefront of the news agenda by Edward Snowden in 2013. For that reason, we are very excited to welcome him to this year’s IP EXPO Europe and hear his views on the matter”.
Snowden is also expected to give his views on the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill, or ‘Snoopers’ Charter’, which calls for ISPs and mobile network operators to keep records of individual users’ browsing activity over a 12 month period. Earlier this year, the Prime Minister announced a further extension to the bill which will strengthen powers for security services to intercept the content of communication.
Edward Snowden’s keynote will take place at 3pm on Wednesday 7th October, in the IP EXPO Europe keynote theatre, ExCel London. For further information or to register FREE, visit HERE.
About IP EXPO Europe
IP EXPO Europe is Europe’s number one IT event, designed for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive business growth and competitiveness. Now in its 10th year, the event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior-level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. It covers everything you need to run a successful enterprise or organisation.
IP EXPO Europe 2015 now features three new themes – Data Analytics Europe, DevOps Europe and Unified Communications Europe, joining the existing Cloud and Infrastructure, Data Centre and Cyber Security areas – incorporating six events under one roof for the first time ever, and making it the most comprehensive business-enhancing experience for those across IT.