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The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

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Social Media Within the Defence and Military Sector 2017 - 23/10/2017

NATO to discuss exploitation of social media - a counter-terrorism perspective

SMi Group has confirmed that Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Brand, Branch Head Concept & Policy, NATO Centre of Excellence Defence against Terrorism (COE-DAT) will be speaking at the 7th annual Social Media Within the Defence & Military Sector conference in London.

Lietuenant Colonel Brand will present a session with a focus on Exploitation of Social Media - a Counter-Terrorism Perspective. The session will cover:

  • Background on the NATO COE-DAT/Social Media project
  • Counter-terrorism analysis by the military - a black swan scenario?
  • Intelligence & Social Media - an unbridgeable opposition?
  • Counter-terrorism measures and Social Media - a possible outlook

The presentation comes at a relevant time, as social media giants such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc, join to fight against terrorism content following Europe's and USA's call to action for tech firms to establish and industry forum and develop new technology to improve detection and removal of extremist content.

Social Media within the Defence & Military 2017 will explore top tips and trends surrounding the reality of social media integration into defence operations led by experts from military forces from Austria, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom and the USA, as well as key decision makers from solution providers at the cutting edge of innovation such as Immediate Future, Fujitsu and Saab.

The event will showcase fresh case studies exploring the power of social media during military campaigns such as Bundeswehr's Die Rekruten on YouTube; the Irish Defence Force's immersive video and virtual reality recruitment campaign; and how Fujitsu's Global Connectivity platform, which has transformed the way the Ministry of Defence collaborates with industry partners.

The full conference agenda and registration details are available on

For those interested in attending, there is currently an Early Bird discount of £100.

Social Media Within the Defence and Military Sector 2017
6-7 December 2017
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

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