Countering Extremism and Misinformation Though Open Source Intelligence and Strategic Communications

Building on the success of our Information Operations Global series, DefenceIQ is delighted to announce our inaugural event: Countering Violent Extremism. Whilst our Information Operations series focused predominantly on the military influence professional, we have decided to broaden the remit of this years symposium by bringing in senior government, military and intelligence professionals to create a forum focused on countering violent extremism, the use of open source intelligence to pursue non-state actors (including social networks etc.) and the subsequent utility of strategic communications activity for both military and cross-government entities.

Consolidating lessons learnt over the past 12 months, our agenda provides high level insight into the long term strategic plans surrounding the direction of, and investment into, open source intelligence analysis, target audience analysis and the creation of outreach campaigns to promote individual narratives whilst dispelling adversarial misinformation.

If you are involved in any facet of countering violent extremism, from strategic communications and outreach activity through to digital intelligence and civilian contractors, Countering Violent Extremism 2015 will provide you with the most concise and effective way to learn from, and engage with, the thought leaders in your field.

Speakers Include:

– Colonel Chris Naler, Former Director of the US Marine Corps Information Operations Command

– Ted Whiteside, Deputy Assistant Sec General, NATO

– Colonel Giovanni Gagliano, Head of Communication, Italian Defence Force

– Lieutenant Colonel Jay Janzen, Chief of Media Operations, shape

– Hanif Qadir, Director, Active Change Foundation

To find out more do not hesitate to call +44 (0)20 7036 1300 or email stating the name of the event and your query and we will help you.