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JOHN MCAFEE TO SPEAK AT STARTCON.COM IN SYDNEY ON NOVEMBER 23 2019



UNITED STATES 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, FAMED COMPUTER SECURITY ENTREPRENEUR AND LIBERTARIAN JOHN MCAFEE TO SPEAK AT STARTCON ON NOVEMBER 23


UNITED STATES 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, FAMED COMPUTER SECURITY ENTREPRENEUR AND LIBERTARIAN JOHN MCAFEE TO SPEAK AT STARTCON ON NOVEMBER 23

  • John McAfee to speak live via video on freedom, privacy and technology including cryptocurrency, computer security, blockchain and his new decentralised currency exchange McAfeeDex. 

  • Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie to interview McAfee on his political campaign and how innovation can win back privacy and freedom. 

 

United States 2020 Presidential Candidate John McAfee will be a keynote speaker at StartCon, Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference to be held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November 2019. 

At StartCon, McAfee will discuss topics of freedom, privacy and technology including cryptocurrency, computer security, blockchain and his new decentralised currency exchange McAfeeDex.

He will join over 55 global leaders in technology including Australia’s 29th Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and experts from eBay, Lyft, Airbnb, Airwallex, Uber, The Iconic, and more, during the two day event, with 4000+ attendees, 160 exhibitors and hundreds of startups in attendance.

A lifelong advocate of personal freedom, McAfee now applies his passion, energy and vision to evangelising blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption. He uses his reach to encourage individuals to look beyond investing at all of the positive social change made possible by the blockchain. 

In 2016 McAfee ran for President of the United States on a platform of Freedom, Privacy and Technology. He is running again in 2020, this time to draw public attention to the blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution." 

"Cryptocurrencies will either free us or further enslave us depending on the choices that we make now," he says. 

Matt Barrie, Chief Executive and Founder of Freelancer.com says, “John McAfee is a world renowned technology entrepreneur, having founded McAfee Antivirus. His fame has only grown since then, running as a US Presidential Candidate and he is now universally known as a vocal activist for privacy and freedom through technology. John’s tweets constantly hit global headlines and move entire markets. 

I look forward to debating the escalating battlefield for privacy and freedom as technology facilitates both a creeping infringement and increasing ability to protect one’s rights, and new missions including his presidential campaign and McAfeeDex, with John at StartCon.” 

StartCon brings together the world’s best experts to provide actionable insights into how to start and growing world class technology driven businesses. Whether you are an entrepreneur, corporate innovator, working at a startup or are thinking about starting a business - if there is one event you must attend this year - it’s StartCon. 

StartCon 2019 will feature expert workshops, a tech expo, hackathon, masterclasses, a FinTech stage, a Disruption stage, VIP lounge and an artificial intelligence (AI) stage. Guests can also attend networking events, experience live gaming and visit a startup alley that includes some of the most innovative businesses in the local market and across Asia. 

You can follow John McAfee on Twitter at https://t.co/hmSjOeLAry

Joining John McAfee at StartCon 2019 on November 22-23 will be speakers including:

International Speakers

 

  • Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia

  • Jenny Arden, Director of Design @ Lyft, formerly AirBnb

  • Joe Fahed, Global Products Operations Manager @ Uber

  • Tony Aug, CTO & VP, Technology & Strategy, Digital @ Arrow

  • Petra Hofer, Technology Leadership Advisor, fmr eBay Director of Technology

  • Dan Lok, Founder, Influencer @ Closers.com

  • Eric Siu, Owner and CEO @ Single Grain

  • Alberto Antinucci, Digital Innovation Strategist & China Expert @ Antinucci Consulting

  • Katie Burke, Chief People Officer @ Hubspot

  • Amy Peck, Senior Director of Enterprise Content @ Vive Studios

  • and more!

 

Local Speakers include

  • Fred Schebesta, CEO & Co-founder @ Finder

  • Ashik Ahmed, CEO, CTO & Co-founder @ Deputy

  • Vivek Bharadwaj, Marketing Science @ THE ICONIC

  • Dr Jemma Green, Executive Chairman & Co-founder @ Power Ledger

  • Chris Smith, Founder & Director @ BIG Esports

  • Craig Rees, VP & Head of Engineering @ AirWallex

  • Taryn Williams, CEO & Founder @ theright.fit

  • James Spencely, VC Investor & Mentor @ Jamesspencely.com

  • Greg Cross, Serial Entrepreneur @ Soul Machines

  • Alex Moss, CEO & Head Designer @ Canaria

  • Daniel Wearne, Head of Design @ Up Banking

  • Alex McCauley, CEO @ StartupAus

  • Sarah Tang, VP, Enterprise @ Freelancer.com

  • Helen Souness, CEO @ RMIT Online

  • Randall Noble, COO @ Hive Gaming

  • Dr Michelle Perugini, CEO & Co-founder @ Presagen

  • Simon Banks, Managing Director & SVP @ HyperWallet

  •  Ali Anderson, Manager of Outreach Programs @ Australian Institute for Machine Learning

  • and more!

 

More StartCon 2019 speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

StartCon 2019 features multiple tracks for startups, marketing and growth professionals, designers, engineers, tech experts and corporate innovators and is jam-packed with:

 

  • Expert workshops

  • Tech expo

  • Hackathon

  • Masterclasses

  • FinTech stage 

  • Disruption stage 

  • Artificial intelligence stage

  • VIP lounge 

  • Multiple networking events

  • Live gaming 

  • Kids coding camp

  • Startup alley that includes some of the most innovative businesses across Asia

 

ENDS

 

About StartCon 

StartCon (formerly SydStart) is the largest Australian startup and growth conference, expo and entrepreneur community, established in 2009. Thousands of technology startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. This year’s conference will be held on November 22nd & 23rd at Royal Randwick Racecourse, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and an expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Asia Pacific. http://www.startcon.com

 

Submissions for Pitch for $1 Million - Submissions can be made online with entries encouraged from startups in all sectors including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Adtech, Digital Media, Edtech and more.