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Thales: Social Media is the military’s new battle front

Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector opens next month

Thales explores human-centric impacts of social media on warfighters at SMi Group’s 6th annual Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector in November.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 18, 2016 / -- Thales, a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation, Space and Defence & Security markets, have recently launched a new Cyber and Consulting organisation which provides customers with consulting services in digital transformation and cyber-security.

Against this backdrop, Alex Tartar, Head of Cyber at Thales UK has joined the expert speaker lineup for SMi Group’s 6th annual conference on Social Media Within the Defence & Military Sector which takes place on 14 & 15 November 2016 in Central London.

Speaking on Day One of the conference, Alex will present "Social Media: The Military’s New Battle Front". This presentation will explore the human-centric perspective on the impacts of social media on deployed personnel in the information age. He will also discuss how the new digital environment may be influencing the war-fighter, presenting a new axis on the information battlefront.

Thales joins a global line-up of expert speakers shaping up the military social media landscape including Saab, Facebook, UK MoD, US Army, Bundeswehr, Irish Defence Forces, NATO, United Nations and more. A detailed list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on

Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector 2016 will feature case studies on successful use of social media in military exercises and key presentations on operational training, incorporating social media within information warfare systems, maximising media support and community engagement, social media strategy, future trends within the digital media landscape, and miltary recruitment.

A detailed programme, as well as registration details, can be viewed on the event website. For more updates on the conference, follow SMi Group on @smigroupdefence and join the conversation using #milsocialmedia on Twitter.

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Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2016
14 & 15 November 2016
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London UK

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