Edward Snowden is the surprise guest at the Web Summit

  • ECO News
  • 2 October 2019

The whistleblower who challenged the NSA security system will be live on the main stage of the Web Summit at the start of this year's edition.

The Whistleblower Edward Snowden will be a speaker at the 2019 edition of the Web Summit. On the main stage of the conference and, speaking from Moscow to an audience of over 70,000 people, announced this morning Paddy Cosgrave, the systems analyst will be the headliner of the fourth edition of the largest technology and entrepreneurship event in Lisbon, revealed the organization of the event.

This Tuesday, Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of the Web Summit, announced on Twitter that “the most important person in the area of technology, on the planet”, would be at the event, questioning his followers about the name of the guest in question. A little more than 24 hours later, it is now known that Edward Snowden will be at the opening session of the world’s largest technology and entrepreneurship event, on November 4, from Moscow.

Snowden will speak live from the Russian capital and the broadcast of his talk can be seen live at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. According to the organisation of the event, Snowden will speak for the first time about how he helped build the security system and why he revealed confidential information.

In 2013, at the age of 29, Edward Joseph Snowden was CIA Systems Administrator and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor and, all the sudden, he became known worldwide after disclosing secret information gathered from his work at the NSA, breaking the secret security system established in the United States.