Jimmy Wales confirmed as opening keynote speaker at IP EXPO Europe 2015
Founder of Wikipedia to discuss his views on Internet privacy and censorship
24th August 2015, London – Jimmy Wales, entrepreneur and founder of Wikipedia, will deliver the opening keynote speech this year at Europe’s number one IT event, IP EXPO Europe 2015, taking place at London’s ExCeL. At the event on Wednesday 7th October, Wales will discuss the current state and future of Internet privacy and online censorship.
Famous for creating the world’s largest online encyclopaedia and for his controversial views on online freedom of speech, in this insightful speech, Jimmy will address the dangers of government snooping, the value of encryption, and the negative impact of cyber security failures on freedom of expression and democracy.
Bradley Maule-ffinch, IP EXPO Europe’s Director of Strategy, says: “Jimmy has strong views on European regulations relating to Internet censorship and the impact this has on businesses, so we are very excited to hear him speak at this year’s IP EXPO Europe.”
Wales is also expected to discuss the business impact of Edward Snowden’s NSA disclosures, as well as the UK 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.
Wales’ keynote will take place at 10am on Wednesday 7th October, in the IP EXPO Europe keynote theatre, ExCel London. For further information, or to register FREE, visit www.ipexpoeurope.com or search for #IPEXPO on Twitter.
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.
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