Don’t miss your chance to see Christopher Wylie at IP EXPO Manchester 2019
The New Yorker calls Christopher Wylie “a pink-haired, nose-ringed oracle sent from the future.”
But he’s probably best known for his role in setting up – and then taking down – the cyberwarfare firm Cambridge Analytica!
If that sounds familiar, then you’d be right as it’s become one of the biggest data scandals of the last decade.
Cambridge Analytica used personal data collected from tens of millions of Facebook users without their knowledge or permission and built sophisticated models of user's personalities.
Raising ethical and privacy issues they used it for commercial use, in violation of the Facebooks own data rules.
Channel 4 News broadcast secret recordings of CEO, Alexander Nix boasting about using honey traps, fake news campaigns and operations with former spies to swing election campaigns around the world!
The scandal has been linked to Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the UK referendum on EU membership turning clicks into votes.
Interviews with Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica detailing how it was done, the blatant abuse of data and attitude that it was just cyber-warfare and fair game!
How Christopher rocked Silicon Valley!
Christopher’s revelations exposing the rampant misuse of data rocked Silicon Valley and forced numerous Fortune 500 companies to overhaul cybersecurity and user privacy practices.
US Congress held its first ever hearings on the impact of social media on democracy and Facebook experienced the largest single-day share value drop in American corporate history – twice.
His evidence also exposed the deep links between the Alt-Right and Russian intelligence networks, leading to major ongoing FBI and NCA investigations in the US and UK.
See him as the Opening Keynote at IP EXPO Manchester 2019
With his neon hair and brutally honest candour, Christopher engages audiences around the world and makes AI understandable, disturbing – and yet somehow compelling. His mind-bending stories about the power of weaponised algorithms and information warfare have garnered audience’s attention.
IP EXPO Manchester 2019 back for our fifth year – better, bigger and cooler!
Christopher Wylie is just one of the names that is helping IP EXPO Manchester to be better than ever before, and indeed adds the millennial factor to our awesome line up of speakers. In 2019 we have really taken stock of what you, our audience have been telling us, and on top of a great line up we have:
· More tech demos
· More tech case studies
· More vendors (with more freebies)
· More training courses
· More beer
So, if you had to choose just one event to attend this year, then the decision to make it IP EXPO Manchester should be an easy one – because it really does have something for everyone!