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Military Leaders take the next step into digital deployment and address the rise in Extremist Recruitment and Radicalisation

Teri Arri (SMi Group) - 02 November 2015

London based conference organisers SMi Group, will open doors to host the 5th annual conference on Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector in a fortnight.

The one of a kind event will draw from an array of leading social media gurus and digital experts as well as senior military from around the world, to discuss the latest developments in operational use; ROI; recruitment; crisis communication; and offer creative and strategic guidance on campaign success, content and engagement.

With the rise of extremist groups becoming more pervasive through sophisticated use of social media, this year’s conference will include a featured presentation on the use of digital platforms for recruitment and radicalisation, presented by retired Brigadier General, Mark Goldblatt.

In current times when online platforms are being hijacked and used as channels for promoting extremism, Mark Goldblatt, Founder and CEO of the business intelligence and cyber security specialists, Cycurity, will ask questions such as; What new tactics should democracies adopt in order to protect themselves? Why have democracies failed thus far? How is Implementing the “Iron Dome principle” in overcoming numbers with technology, relevant? Can key points of intervention be identified to form a coherent strategy?

Countering social media terrorism will also be discussed by the US Department of Defence, where the Director of DoD Social Media, will look ahead into future trends and patterns of engagement and assess the methods used by terrorist organisations to spread ideals.

Set to open with a host nation address from the British Army's 77th Brigade, other event highlights on the agenda include a special guest address from a senior military spokesperson from Israel Defence Forces, plus exclusive updates from Hootsuite, Saab, NATO and the Home Office College of Policing.

For those who are interested in attending, further details and a snapshot of confirmed attendees are available online at

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Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector
19 – 20 November 2015
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London UK
Follow the conversation on Twitter #milsocialmedia
Sponsored by Cycurity Vision and Echosec

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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

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