Why does online privacy matter? Top keynote speakers tackling individual and national cyber security issues.

Online privacy is a problem that gathers new victims every year. Individuals are attacked by hackers and confidential data of global corporations is being leaked to the public. These are just some examples of the risks we are exposed to in the digital world. With the increase in threats and the number of hackers, the group of experts in the field constantly come up with new online privacy protection tools. Among the top authorities specializing in cyber security we can find few of our Keynote Speakers and we’re gonna use this article to showcase their knowledge, experience and incontestable talent. Let us present you people that know the ins and outs of individual and national cyber security!

The list of threats related to being online is long, so before we move on to the presentation of “digital heroes” fighting against cybercrime, we will briefly explain a few terms that will help you understand the topics our keynote speakers talk about during their presentations.

Cyber Security is the practice of defending computers, servers, networks and data from digital attacks

Online Espionage is the practice of spying or using spies in order to obtain information and data regarding the plans and activities of either competing companies or… a foreign government!

Malware is a term that can be used to describe an intentionally designed software to cause damage to a computer, network or server.

Meet our keynote speakers specializing in the cyber security issues

 

Edward Snowden - computer security consultant

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We couldn't start our list with anyone other than Edward Snowden. As many of you may know, he’s the author of the leak of top-secret information about National Security Agency surveillance activities. Stores based on the leaked data has made it to the covers of The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times. His extremely brave action has caused him his freedom - U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against Snowden of two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property. And that left him with no other choice than seeking an asylum in other countries.

Controversial action has made him a subject of international attention. As you can imagine, he has been called both a hero and traitor. Currently he’s sharing his knowledge and experience during keynotes, in which he tackles topics such as:

“Permanent Record'
Individual privacy
National Security
security clearance

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Kevin Mitnick - world's famous hacker

Who can tell us more about cyber security than a… former hacker? There is no one like Kevin and we’re proud to have him listed as part of Global Speakers Bureau.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Kevin is on of the world’s most famous hacker. During his illegal activity he has hacked over 40 major corporations. What were the reasons for that? As he says himself - it was all done just for challenge! Once a FBI’s most wanted criminal is now a worldwide trusted security consultant. Besides protecting governments classified data and keeping global companies up to date with security levels Kevin is also an co-author of bestselling books and extraordinary keynote speaker. Write down these titles and learn more about computer security:

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
The Art of Invisibility

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Mikko Hypponen - cyber security expert

List of top keynote speakers specializing in the topic of cyber security wouldn’t be complete without a person responsible for tracking down the very first PC virus! Mikko Hypponen is a well-known authority in the field of computer security and privacy issues. His work experience with computers is truly impressive - he’s been working in that field for over 20 years! What are some of his achievements?

  • Research on cyber warfare and online espionage
  • Fighting the biggest malware outbreaks in the net
  • Involvement in catching several online criminals
  • Setting up one of the first websites and blogs in Europe
  • Tracking down first PC virus

Mikko is using sharing his knowledge and experience through keynotes. He has delivered hundreds of talks in over 40 countries. Besides regular keynotes, Mikko is also open for online engagements. We’re proud to say that he was one of the panelists on our very first Virtual Keynote in which we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on Tech industry. Click the graphic below to watch it online!

 

If you’re interested in the topic of his expertise, you should definitely take a look at his articles published in Scientific American and Foreign Policy magazines. To be up to date with his current work, we recommend to follow him on Twitter, for which he has actually won an award!

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If you’re planning to organize an event focused on digital appearance, security or technology and want one of the speakers listed above to become your panelist please email us or submit the form on the CONTACT page. Our associates will contact you immediately.

Work – Life balance: watch virtual keynote online

For the second time this year, we had the pleasure to organize Virtual Keynote. This time we talked about work-life balance: two well-known authorities share their tips on how to maintain balance in the times of pandemic, often referring to the struggle of working remotely. Like last time, we decided to record the entire conversation and share it with you in the form of a YouTube video - to watch from anywhere and at any time.

And to encourage you to watch the full video, let us present you to our panelists and share the memorable quotes from the event itself!

 

Keynote speaker #1 - Mariana Atencio

 


Mariana Atencio is a Peabody award-winning journalist, author of bestselling books and co-founder of Golike. We can’t forget about her impressive experience as a keynote speaker! And we’ve got all the statistics to prove the power of her speeches. Her TED Talk “What Makes You Special?” is one of the top 10 most watched on Youtube and has been translated into 11 languages.  Among one of her many memorable speeches, it’s worth pointing that she has keynoted at the United Nation’s Girl Up Summit; the American Library Association and the LinkedIn Annual Conference. During her talks she often speaks about topics such as: authenticity, storytelling, reinventing yourself, networking, empowerment, immigration and diversity. Here’s a little sneak peek in a form of Mariana’s quote from the webinar.

 

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Keynote speaker #2 - Pandit Dasa

 

Mariana was accompanied by the one and only Pandit Dasa - mindful leadership expert, motivational speaker and author of Urban Monk. His goal is to help organizations create workplace culture that is: mindful, based on empathy, encouraging to appreciate each other. He also inspires leaders to lead without ego, but instead - inspire, support and encourage. At Global Speakers Bureau we feel inspired just after reading Pandit’s bio! Imagine how powerful his speeches can be. To get a glimpse of his extraordinary skills as a keynote speaker, check out recording from our webinar: work-life balance 2020 and rise of diversity. You can find the link at the end of the article!

 

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A conversation between two amazing keynote speakers can’t be done without a moderation!

And that important task we have decided to hand over to Ismael Cala, who’s a real expert in presenting news, moderating events and producing content for national CNN television. Oh, we can’t forget the joy and smile (as some people tend to call him) he brought to our “virtual studio!”. 

Once again we want to thank you our extraordinary guests: Mariana Atencio, Pandit Dasa and Ismael Cala. Do you know that all three of them can be a special guest at virtual keynote of your choice? Inspire your employees, create online discussion or host an event as a brand and attract new customers. To invite a speaker for either virtual or live event contact us through e-mail sales@gspeakers.com or by calling +44 (207) 1936 587.

If you're working in Tech industry check out our first Virtual Keynote: TECH climate under COVID-19

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Virtual Keynote: watch online

COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of entrepreneurs to digitize their companies.

With most of the employees working from home we are now entering a new era on the job market. What are the predictions for the future and what can we do to prepare for upcoming inevitable changes? We have decided to invite 4 experts and authorities in tech industry to answer our burning questions about the future and share their predictions on what post-corona might look like. The virtual keynote event took place on 5th of May and was broadcasted live through Zoom. If you haven’t had a chance to see it live, we’re happy to announce that the video is now available to watch online - you can find the link at the end of the article! Event was hosted and moderated by one and only Stephen Sackur. Who joined him to discuss the impact of COVID-10 on TECH industry during our virtual keynote?

Our first #virtualkeynote has been a huge success! See the trailer here!

 

 

MEET THE FIRST VIRTUAL KEYNOTE PANELIST - URI LEVINE

 

If you have any questions about startups, Uri Levine is the right person to answer them all! Uri Levine is a co-founder, active chairman and first investor at FeeX. Why this startup is so important? It helped find end reduce hidden fees on financial services and played a big role in addressing this problem in the size of $600 billion in the US alone!

That’s not his only contribution in the start up industry. Uri Levine is an active member / chairman or investor in:

  • Zeek
  • Engie
  • FairFly
  • Moovit
  • Roomer

The list goes on and we’re excited to see him engage with new interesting projects. During our virtual keynote, Stephen Sackur asked about his predictions for the future from the perspective of an entrepreneur. Are you curious what he replied? Here’s a little sneak peek!

 

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MIKKO HYPPONEN

 

1991 - that’s the year when Mikko’s journey at F-secure started! Since then he fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net that lead to catching several online criminals. He’s the person responsible for tracking down the person responsible for the very first PC virus! Mikko is truly an expert when it comes to topics such as:

 

  • cyber sabotage
  • cyberwar
  • online espionage
  • future of internet
  • online privacy
  • bitcoin

 

His experience and expertise in the cyber security is very impressive. As a result he was listed as one of the 50 most important people on the Web aby PC World magazine. As a go-to expert on future of internet he appeared on our virtual keynote: TECH climate under COVID-19. During the talk, Mikko has shared a truly interesting view on controversial contact-tracing apps. Are they safe? What technology are they based on? Find out the answers for those burning questions in our video. 

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MARK VAN RIJMENAM

 

Mark van Rijmenam is a well-known expert on artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data. He’s also an author of best-selling books: Think bigger, Blockchain and The organisation of Tomorrow. Have we mentioned that he started his virtual keynotes and webinars way before covid-19? That’s just one of the many reasons we asked him to join our talk. 

 

What will be the impact of covid-19 on future of work? Who is a Digital Employee? How to prepare ourselves for post-corona world in terms of analytics and data organisation? Learn more about upcoming changes in our video.

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 PIETER ABBEEL

 

Pieter Abbeel is a Berkeley Professor and Director of the Robot Learning Lab at UC Berkeley since 2008. His work focuses on apprenticeship learning as well as meta-learning and reinforcements learning. If you’re not familiar with those terms, let us shortly explain! His research is dedicated to… robots! And he accomplished extraordinary effects: his robots learned advanced helicopter aerobatics, organizing laundry or vision-based robotic manipulation.

During our talk, Pieter was asked to share his prediction regarding the future of work. Are robots coming after our jobs? What are their limitations? 

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VIRTUAL KEYNOTE HOST - STEPHEN SACKUR

Finally, let’s not forget our remarkable host! Some of you may recognize him as a presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News' flagship current affairs interview programme. With a keen interest in politics, he has covered topics such as: 2000 US presidential elections, the clinton scandal and impeachment trial, guns and weapon manufacturer lawsuits in the US. We’re very pleased that this incredible journalist has accepted our invitation to host virtual keynote and interview our guests.  

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Hopefully we provided you with more than one reason to spare 1 hour of your time and watch our video! Are you in? You can find recording of Zoom meeting on out YouTube channel:

 

Virtual Keynote: TECH climate under COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we are all aware of the changes that we are experiencing throughout the world and every industry is affected in one way or another. The one thing that is certain is that technology is now playing an even more important role. The intensity of Internet traffic and the growth of online activity is entering a new realm of possibilities and there is all the more reason to be optimistic and brace the changes that are coming but also what to be aware off. That's why as Global Speakers Bureau we decided to organize a Virtual Keynote Series in which we'll invite well known experts and authorities in their respective fields, who will discuss topics such as: leadership in the times of crisis, tech climate under COVID-19 and many more!


Meet virtual keynote panelists

 

First Virtual Moderated Conversation will focus on the impact of technology in the times of pandemic and predictions for the nearest future. Invited panelists are definitely worth watching as each of them have already clearly shown their value to some of the biggest corporations in the World.

The panel will be moderated by BBC’s HARDTalk host Stephen Sackur and the panelists are:

Founder of WAZE - Uri Levine
Cyber security authority - Mikko Hypponen
Expert on the Future of Work and the Organisation of Tomorrow - Mark van Rijmenam
Berkeley Professor and Robotics/AI expert - Pieter Abbeel

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Virtual Keynote will take place on May 5, 2020 07:00 PM CET.
Register now and get a notificiaton on the day of the event!

Our Virtual Moderated Conversation will be organized in the form of a Zoom meting.

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Top 5 keynote speakers for your next event in 2020.

Top 5 keynote speakers for your next event in 2020.

Cyber security, artificial intelligence, along with startups, entrepreneurship and diversity – those are the key topics for 2020 that should be included in your event agenda. If you’re planning your next conference, look no more! We’re here to help you find your best speaker and make your event even bigger. Find out our top 5 keynote speakers for this year.

 

What you need to know?

Choosing a right speaker is certainly not an easy task. Keynote speakers lists are constantly evolving with attractive new talents and bringing us new inspiring stories. With an upcoming deadline and a huge list of to-do tasks for your upcoming event, we’re here to help you to find the proper speakers. Before you dig into our list, remember that these are our subjective choices. If you’re looking for a speaker for a specific topic, don’t hesitate to contact us – our team is ready to brainstorm and get back to you with tailored list of speakers. While sending your inquiry, it is important to include the following information, below, as it will help us identify the most relevant speakers for you.

● date of your event
● venue (country, city, available space)
● audience (tell us more about your guests)
● budget
● area of expertise

 

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Uri Levine - start up industry without secrets!

 

Uri Levine keynote speaker

Uri Levine is a passionate serial entrepreneur and mentor to young entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder of Waze, one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation apps. Uri has worked in all possible business areas, focusing on solving “big problems”, and saving consumers money and time while empowering them.

“Fall in love with the problem, not the solution.” - Uri Levine

As a start-up guru, Uri Levine will make any event focused on entrepreneurship truly special. His goal, as he states himself, is quite ambitious: he’s firmly committed to spreading entrepreneurial thinking and changing the world for the better.

Find out more about Uri’s career, achievements and keynote topics: MORE INFO

 


Keynote speaker Mikko Hypponen - secure your web!

 

Mikko Hypponen keynote speaker

Cyber security is an extremely important topic for all organizations and businesses across every industry. When it comes to protecting your data, Mikko Hypponen is the person to tell you all about it! If you read about first PC virus, you surely have heard about Mikko, as he is the person responsible for tracking down the authors of the very first PC virus. What’s more, Mikko Hypponen set up one of the first websites in Europe, and he started one of the first blogs in history. You should definitely check out his award-winning Twitter account for daily dose of knowledge!

Mikko Hypponen is a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues. He has been a huge player in the cyber security industry for over 20 years! During his impressive career he has fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net. As a result, he has been involved in catching several online criminals.

Check out some of the keynote topics for Mikko’s speech:

  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Cyber Sabotage
  • Cyberwar
  • Fighting Online Crime
  • Future of Internet
  • Hacking, Hackers and Online Criminals
  • Leaks and Whistleblowers
  • Online Privacy

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Sebastian Thrun - development of the Google self-driving car

Sebastian Thrun keynote speaker

“I have a really deep belief that we create technologies to empower ourselves. We've invented a lot of technology that just makes us all faster and better, and I'm generally a big fan of this. I just want to make sure that this technology stays subservient to people. People are the number one entity there is on this planet.”

 

Any sentence written or spoken by Sebastian Thrun immediately becomes a significant quote. This speaker surely knows how to choose words wisely and amuse the audience! It shouldn’t be a surprise then, that Fast Company named him the fifth most creative person in business, and Foreign Policy chosed him Global Thinker #4! Sebastian shows us that great and groundbreaking discoveries come not only from mathematics and exact sciences, but also from creativity and the ability to think outside of the box

Sebastian Thrun is CEO of Udacity, an online private educational organization. He has published over 370 scientific papers and 11 books, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the US. During his work for Google, he founded Google X - a branch responsible for Google self-driving car and Google Glasses. Innovation is the most important factor when it comes to Sebastian’s long list of achievements.

If you are planning an event dedicated to machine learning, robotics and AI make sure that the man responsible for putting self-driving cars on roads is there!

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Graça Machel - a true leader, international advocate for women’s and children’s rights and inspirational keynote speaker

 

Graca Machel keynote speaker

“Preventing the conflicts of tomorrow means changing the mind-set of youth today.”

 

Graça Machel is one of the most inspiring women we know! You may know her as Nelson Mandela third wife, but what you should learn is that she devoted her life to fighting for the rights of women and children as a humanitarian and politician. She served as Minister of for Education and Culture of Mozambique between 1975 and 1989. Currently she’s chairman of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). It's worth mentioning that Graça Machel is the only person in history to have been first lady of two different African countries: Mozambique and South Africa.

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Sugar Ray Leonard - surprise your audience with a celebrity keynote speaker!

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“I've always believed that you can be whatever you want to be if you are willing to sacrifice and dedicate yourself.”

 

We’re ending our list with a celebrity appearance! Sugar Ray Leonard is former professional boxer, one of the most beloved and successful fighters. For Leonard, life was often tough—as a child, he witnessed lives around him wasted by crime and violence. With his determination, he decided to aim higher and follow his dreams. This amazing story of overcoming obstacles will surely inspire your audience!

When it comes to his awards and medals, the list could go on endlessly. Let’s just mention that finished his pro boxing career with a 36-3-1 record and 25 knockouts. In 1997 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Let your audience meet the one and only Sugar Ray Leonard