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British Army to present at SMi’s 9th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference as British Army deploys 'Social Media Warfare' Division

09-04-2019 11:36 AM CET | Media & Telecommunications

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British Army to present at SMi’s 9th annual Social Media in

SMi reports: British Army, UK MoD and Royal Navy to present at Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference in November ahead of deployment of ‘Social Media Warfare’ division

The British Army have announced the formation of a cyber warfare unit to fight "above and below the threshold of conventional conflict".

"We need to develop our asymmetric edge and bring focus to the orchestration of intelligence, information operations, cyber, electronic warfare and unconventional warfare,” announced Lieutenant General Ivan Jones, the commander of Britain's field army.

The U.K.'s new special cyber operations unit, 6 Division (6 Div), will move beyond the typical cyber capabilities within the military sphere into full-blown social media "information warfare." With the primary adversary Russia proliferating fake news and political propaganda across major social media platforms, this operation has turned into a national security strategy.

Learn more at SMi's 9th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, taking place in London on the 20th and 21st November 2019, where leading social media figures from the British Army and UK MoD will present exclusive presentations and provide the latest updates on future developments for the British Armed Forces.
Leading figures presenting include:

WO2 Paul Barnes, SO3 Media Operations, The British Army who will present ‘Operationalising Social Media’, he will discuss the utility of social media, how social media can change the way wars are fought and case studies from commemoration.

Mr Matthew Clarke, Head of Digital Strategy, UK MoD will present ‘How to be Great at Digital Communications — The MoD’s digital journey’. He will discuss Digital planning and strategy development; Content, distribution and measurement; How to engage with your audience on digital and social; Benchmarking digital performance and What does digital great look like?

Alex Schillemore, Head of Digital, Royal Navy will present ‘Holistic Approach to Digital’. She will discuss Using your website and social media to the greatest effect; Owned vs earned channels; Planning for your audiences and Evaluation.

Download the new brochure to view the full agenda at www.militarysocialmedia.com/openpr

The two-day Social Media in the Defence and Military Sectors conference provides the ideal platform to discuss social media strategies, platforms and tools used in the armed forces’ day-to-day activities from branding and recruitment to frontline operations, intelligence, and cyber warfare
For those who would like to attend the conference a saving of £100 is available for bookings placed before 30th September. Registrations can be made online at www.militarysocialmedia.com/openpr

Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector
Conference: 20th – 21st November 2019
Workshops: 19th November 2019
London, UK

If you would like to showcase your solutions to key decision makers within the industry, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or smalick@smi-online.co.uk

Ground & First Floor , 1 Westminster Bridge Road

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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