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SMi is proud to present the 8th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, taking place on the 28th and 29th November in London, United Kingdom.

Social Media has become an increasingly vital tool for the Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Not only in order to reach out to a wider and younger audience globally for recruitment and information purposes but as a new front in warfare. What soldiers, airmen, and sailors post online can be crucial to winning the hearts and minds of local populations, weakening the enemy’s narrative, and as an instrument in the proliferation of cyber warfare. This year's conference will focus on cyber defence, operational use of social media, individual nations' and organisations' social media campaigns, open-source intelligence gathering, and much more!
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr. Richard Cole

Mr. Richard Cole, Director, i3 Gen

9:10 Survival tips to grow a government social media program

Mr. Anthony O'Bryant

Mr. Anthony O'Bryant, Deputy Army Digital Media Division, US Army

So you just took over a social media program for a government defence agency.  Now what? From people to policy to postings, here’s some tips to setup your social media program for today, and to grow it for tomorrow.

9:50 #DigitalArmy

Col. Chris Stuart MacGregor

Col. Chris Stuart MacGregor, Assistant Head Army Media & Communications, British Army

  • @BritishArmy communications
  • Social Media challenge
  • Channels and effect
  • Inevitable tensions and the way forward
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Digital and communication trends now and in the future, and how the Royal Navy uses and plans around these opportunities.

     

  • Royal Navy’s use of social media and digital channels to explain the role of the Royal Navy
  • Creating audience focused content using insight and personas to identify interest and channels
  • Bringing experience to life: telling the story of the Royal Navy through establishing and innovative tools to engage our audiences
  • Working with influencers and other channels owners to widen audiences and build trust/authenticity
  • Ms. Helen Craven

    Ms. Helen Craven, Head of Media: Digital, News & Creative Content, Royal Navy

    Mrs. Alex Schillemore

    Mrs. Alex Schillemore, Head of Digital, Royal Navy

    11:40 Managing the Flow of Information and Disinformation

  • Connecting the defence communities and stakeholders
  • Applying normal Twitter rules of engagement to the military
  • Example: Geotagging
  • Enhancing the Armed Forces’ digital footprint
  • Hybrid warfare and social media
  • Brigadier General Hans Damen

    Brigadier General Hans Damen, Leader Taskforce Logistics, Dutch Ministry of Defence

    Captain Jelle van Haaster

    Captain Jelle van Haaster, Researcher Cyber Operations, Dutch Ministry of Defence

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Embrace the Chaos: Hybrid Threats, Social Media and the Strategic Communication Mindset

    Mr. Benjamin Heap

    Mr. Benjamin Heap, Senior Expert, NATO STRATCOM Centre of Excellence

     

     

     

  • Understanding hybrid threats where is the line between paranoia and vigilance?
  • Information as an instrument of power – Strategic communication and national strategy
  • Ambiguity and the political dilemma of attribution
  • What do you want to protect? Resilience & societal vulnerability
  • 14:10 Strategic Storytelling

    Ms. Lucy Ellis

    Ms. Lucy Ellis, Communications Advisor, Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters, Canadian Department of National Defense

  • Incorporating social media into larger StratCom efforts
  • The power of empathy during humanitarian and disaster relief operations
  • Choosing effective language for different audiences
  • 14:50 Panel Discussion: Social Media Use During Information Warfare Age

    Brigadier General Hans Damen

    Brigadier General Hans Damen, Leader Taskforce Logistics, Dutch Ministry of Defence

  • Gathering intelligence through social media platforms
  • Using platforms to increase awareness and reliability of sources
  • The challenges and threats of open-source intelligence in the digital age
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 An Analysis of Boko Haram’s Social Media Strategy and the Nigerian State’s Counter Efforts

    Dr. Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar

    Dr. Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar, Lecturer in Journalism, City University London

  • Understanding Boko Haram’s extensive social media presence as a means to self-promote
  • Guerrilla media strategy
  • Direct dropping
  • Driving online presence
  • Online global public response to the Chibok kidnapping: #BringBackOurGirls
  • Countering online extremist content: the Nigerian government’s response and community engagement
  • 16:40 When Crisis Strikes: Integrating social media during crisis communication

    Mr. Nathan Herring

    Mr. Nathan Herring, Social Media Manager and Staff Writer, US Africa Command

     

    Preparing for the unpredictable
    Establishing yourself as a reliable source of information
    Case Study: Terrorist Ambush on U.S. Soldiers in Niger

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr. Richard Cole

    Mr. Richard Cole, Director, i3 Gen

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr. Richard Cole

    Mr. Richard Cole, Director, i3 Gen

    9:10 Total Defence – Together We Keep Singapore Strong

    Colonel Joseph Tan

    Colonel Joseph Tan, Director, Nexus, Ministry of Defence, Singapore

  • Total Defence: Whole-of-Society response against conventional and unconventional threats
  • The Total Defence Campaign: Increasing public engagement and awareness
  • Driving the Total Defence movement through the Public, Private and People (3P) partnerships
  • 9:50 Trident Juncture - Communicating NATO on a National Level

    Mr. Harald Nygaard Kvam

    Mr. Harald Nygaard Kvam, Digital Editor, Norwegian Armed Forces Media Centre

  • Core message: NATO and the Norwegian Armed Forces exercise together to create security for Norway and the population
  • Challenge: How to communicate this in an understandable way and in a Social Media format.
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The Law of Small Numbers

    Commander Ward De Grieve

    Commander Ward De Grieve, Strategic Communications advisor, Belgian Navy

  • As a small entity, any shortfall in the organization is felt much more than large organizations
  • The search for solutions to reach our target audience on social media, successes and failures
  • Strengthening our internal identity to achieve a better reputation and recruitment, can SoMe be the new channel?

     

  • 11:40 Furthering Community Engagement between High-Level Leadership and the Public

    Ms. Tiffany Miller

    Ms. Tiffany Miller, Director for Digital Media and Strategy, Office of the Secretary of Defence, US DoD

  • Using social media platforms to strengthen relations with Allies
  • Highlighting strategic-level decisions to make them available and understood by all audiences
  • Analysing strategy to increase reach and social engagement
  • Gathering intelligence and listening to audience response
  • Humanising the person behind the title
  • 12:20 Recruiting in the social web: the success of the German Armed Forces on YouTube, Instagram and snapchat

    Commissioner Dirk Feldhaus

    Commissioner Dirk Feldhaus, Director of Communications, German Armed Forces

     

  • The social media strategy of the German Armed Forces
  • The recruits: the success of the world's first YouTube series for recruiting
  • Chatbots: how we use chatbots for storytelling and recruiting
  • Snapchat: How to reach millennials at eye level
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 The Slovenian Approach to Social Media Operations

    Major Nina Raduha

    Major Nina Raduha, StratCom Implementation Officer, Slovenian Armed Forces

  • Developing a social media strategy to meet the operational requirements of the Slovenian Armed Forces
  • Media success in peacekeeping missions worldwide
  • Differentiating material for audiences at home and those near the battlefield
  • How the Armed Forces use current social media channels to deliver content effectively
  • 14:40 Panel Discussion: Operational Challenges to Social Media Use by the Armed Forces

  • Adhering to regulations in place to secure classified information 
  • Leveraging social media to implement a targeted strategy to deliver the message
  • Putting faces to the numbers: allowing the public to see every-day routines
  • Major Nina Raduha

    Major Nina Raduha, StratCom Implementation Officer, Slovenian Armed Forces

    Ms. Tiffany Miller

    Ms. Tiffany Miller, Director for Digital Media and Strategy, Office of the Secretary of Defence, US DoD

    Commander Ward De Grieve

    Commander Ward De Grieve, Strategic Communications advisor, Belgian Navy

    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO DEFEATING DISINFORMATION AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN THE DIGITAL AGE OF HYBRID WARFARE

    Mrs. Alicia Kearns

    Mrs. Alicia Kearns, Independent Counter-Terrorism, Disinformation and Crisis Management Communications Consultant, Alicia Kearns

  • Governments and military organisations globally are grappling with the changing nature of influence: the democratisation of information and truth as the next stage in the development of hybrid warfare.
  • The digital age has ushered in a new battle space and rhythm, with skirmishes taking place in new, often transient, communities – online, in the media, and in our homes – often without a word spoken aloud. But the battle continues to be fought over the same territory: the truth.
  • In this new world, where hybrid warfare and violent extremism converge, how do militaries and international organisations identify threats and opponents, let alone tackle them?
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr. Richard Cole

    Mr. Richard Cole, Director, i3 Gen

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Joseph Tan

    Colonel Joseph Tan

    Director, Nexus, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
    Mr. Anthony O'Bryant

    Mr. Anthony O'Bryant

    Deputy Army Digital Media Division, US Army
    Ms. Helen Craven

    Ms. Helen Craven

    Head of Media: Digital, News & Creative Content, Royal Navy
    Ms. Lucy Ellis

    Ms. Lucy Ellis

    Communications Advisor, Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters, Canadian Department of National Defense

    Brigadier General Hans Damen

    Leader Taskforce Logistics, Dutch Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Hans Damen

    Captain Jelle van Haaster

    Researcher Cyber Operations, Dutch Ministry of Defence
    Captain Jelle van Haaster

    Chris S MacGregor

    Assistant Head, Army Media & Communications, Army Inspectorate
    Chris S MacGregor

    Col. Chris Stuart MacGregor

    Assistant Head Army Media & Communications, British Army
    Col. Chris Stuart MacGregor

    Colonel Joseph Tan

    Director, Nexus, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
    Colonel Joseph Tan

    Commander Ward De Grieve

    Strategic Communications advisor, Belgian Navy
    Commander Ward De Grieve

    Commissioner Dirk Feldhaus

    Director of Communications, German Armed Forces
    Commissioner Dirk Feldhaus

    Dr. Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar

    Lecturer in Journalism, City University London
    Dr. Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar

    Major Nina Raduha

    StratCom Implementation Officer, Slovenian Armed Forces
    Major Nina Raduha

    Mr. Anthony O'Bryant

    Deputy Army Digital Media Division, US Army
    Mr. Anthony O'Bryant

    Mr. Benjamin Heap

    Senior Expert, NATO STRATCOM Centre of Excellence
    Mr. Benjamin Heap

    Mr. Harald Nygaard Kvam

    Digital Editor, Norwegian Armed Forces Media Centre
    Mr. Harald Nygaard Kvam

    Mr. Nathan Herring

    Social Media Manager and Staff Writer, US Africa Command
    Mr. Nathan Herring

    Mr. Richard Cole

    Director, i3 Gen
    Mr. Richard Cole

    Mrs. Alex Schillemore

    Head of Digital, Royal Navy
    Mrs. Alex Schillemore

    Mrs. Alicia Kearns

    Independent Counter-Terrorism, Disinformation and Crisis Management Communications Consultant, Alicia Kearns
    Mrs. Alicia Kearns

    Ms. Helen Craven

    Head of Media: Digital, News & Creative Content, Royal Navy
    Ms. Helen Craven

    Ms. Lucy Ellis

    Communications Advisor, Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters, Canadian Department of National Defense
    Ms. Lucy Ellis

    Ms. Tiffany Miller

    Director for Digital Media and Strategy, Office of the Secretary of Defence, US DoD
    Ms. Tiffany Miller

    Nathan Herring

    Social Media Manager and Staff Writer, US AFRICOM
    Nathan Herring

    Official Media Partner

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    Workshops

    The Use of Social Media in Military Recruitment
    Workshop

    The Use of Social Media in Military Recruitment

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    Best Practice Thoughts for Defence Campaigns
    Workshop

    Best Practice Thoughts for Defence Campaigns

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    2018 Attendees at Social Media in the Defence & Military Sector

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    Speaker Interview - Anthony O’Bryant, US Army

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    Speaker Interview - Lucy Ellis, Canadian Department of National Defense

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    Social Media in Defence and Military Past Attendee List

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    Speaker Interview Richard Cole

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    Speaker Interview Tiffany Miller

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