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Improve civil-military engagement strategies at SMi's Social Media within the Military and the Defence Sector Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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SMi Group's Social Media within the Military and the Defence Sector Europe conference addresses how global Militaries and defence contractors can fully realise the potential of social media which can benefit recruitment, strategic communication, civil-military engagement efforts and much more. The two-day interactive programme features senior Military personnel presenting case studies drawing from experiences on how to keep track of, and more importantly stay ahead of an increasingly tech-saavy population. Furthermore, lessons learnt from recent implementations will aid development of strategies to meet a variety of aims.

Key Speakers include:

  • Dr. (Colonel) François Chauvancy, Senior Officer, Ministry of Defence – France
  • Dr. Harald Schaub, Head of Department - Human Factors and Systemic Analysis, IABG
  • Miroslava Pašková, Director Social Media Communication and Military Community Support, Ministry of Defence - Czech Republic
  • Colonel Jyrki Heinonen, Director of Public Affairs, Finnish Defence Forces
  • Major Graeme Hood, Public Affairs Principal Planner/Strategic Communications Adviser, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps - NATO AARC
  • Captain Danel Apse, Staff and Signals Battalion, Chief of Training and Development Centre of Command, Control and Communication Systems, Estonian Defense Forces
  • Tim Kempert, Chief, Cyber Training Initiative, US Strategic Command
  • Amit Srivastava, Senior Scientist, Raytheon Technologies
  • John Verdon, Senior Strategic Analyst, Department of National Defence, Defence Research and Development – Canada
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mario Masdea, Researcher, Roma Tre University

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