Web Summit has been bringing together tech aficionados for years. Since making Lisbon its home, the event has continued to gain worldwide attention and recognition due to its incredible – and sometimes controversial – speakers. Being considered by Forbes as “the best technology conference on the planet”, Web Summit 2019 will showcase over 1,200 speakers and is expecting more than 70,000 attendees from over 160 different countries. That’s why Secrets From Portugal is bringing you all you need to know about some of the top speakers, so you can be ready for Web Summit 2019, the big event that takes place at Altice Arena and FIL, from November 4-7, in Lisbon.
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Edward Snowden is a former intelligence officer who served the CIA, NSA, and DIA for nearly a decade as a subject matter expert on technology and cybersecurity. Today he’s President at Freedom of the Press Foundation.
Jaden Smith is an actor, musician and activist. He is the co-founder of 501cTHREE.org & JUST water – two groups driving positive social and environmental change across energy, food, water & shelter.
Born in 1966, Mr. Guo Ping holds a master’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Mr. Guo joined Huawei in 1988 and has served many roles since. Currently, Mr. Guo serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating Chairman of Huawei.
Manik Gupta is Uber’s Chief Product Officer. Prior to Uber, he worked at Google for +7 years, leading the creation and curation of all the data driving Google Maps and at Hewlett Packard, managing their e-commerce initiatives in Asia-Pacific and Japan.
Nana Akufo-Addo is President of Ghana since January 2017. Previously he was Attorney General, and was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007. He was presented with the Mother Theresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice in 2016.
Ian Somerhalder is an actor, model, activist and director. He is best known for his roles in the Vampire Diaries and Lost.
Kate Brandt leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products, and supply chain. In this role, Kate partners with various Google teams to ensure the company is capitalizing on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability.
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