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Thales Strengthens Commitment to Cybersecurity | Hear More at MilSocialMedia2016

SMi Reports: Thales have joined the speaker line-up for SMi Groupís 6th annual Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector in November.

London, United Kingdom, July 09, 2016 --( SMi is proud to announce that Thales have joined the 6th annual conference on Social Media Within the Defence & Military Sector as sponsors and will be presenting at the event which takes place on 14 & 15 November 2016 in Central London. Speaker details will be announced shortly on

Thales, a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation, Space and Defence & Security markets, strengthens its commitment to cybersecurity by recently launching a new Cyber and Consulting organisation which provides customers with consulting services in digital transformation and cybersecurity. They have also recently signed a strategic collaboration with IT technologies leader Cisco, to co-develop an innovative cyber security solution to detect and combat cyber threats 'as-it-happens' or 'in real-time'.

Thales joins a global line-up of expert speakers shaping up the military social media landscape including:

Steven Mehringer, Head of Communications Services, NATO
Lieutenant Col (Ret’d) Andrew Morton, Director of Social Engagement, SHRM
Cassandra St Louis, Head of Digital, Army Media and Communication, British Army
Helen Craven, Head of Digital, Royal Navy
Squadron Leader Kevin Place, Head of Digital Communications, Air Media and Communication, Royal Air Force
Brad Kimberly, Director of DOD Social Media, US Department of Defense
Nathan Herring, Social Media Manager and Staff Writer, US AFRICOM
Kristin Shünemann MA, Head of Social Media, Bundeswehr
Sofia Thulin, Communication Manager Social Media and Editorial, Corporate Communications, Saab AB
Colonel Eric Bloom, Chief of Public Affairs Office, NATO SHAPE
Viktor Meca, Social Media Manager, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
Commandant Pat O'Connor, Press Officer, Irish Defence Forces
George Austad, Head of Social Media, Norwegian Armed Fores

A detailed list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on

MilSocialMedia 2016 has been tailored to highlight how social media has become more than a strategic resource for defence organisations and military force. The packed 2-day agenda 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.

For media queries please contact Honey de Gracia at For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen at

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

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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