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Q&A Released with the Royal Canadian Navy Ahead of SMiís Maritime Information Warfare Conference

SMi group reports: Interview released with Royal Canadian Navy released ahead of Maritime Information Warfare conference taking place this November in London.

London, United Kingdom, September 11, 2018 --( With SMi’s 2nd annual Maritime Information Warfare conference just 2 months away, SMi group caught up with Commander Jeff Loder, Section Head Communications and Information Systems Requirements, Royal Canadian Navy to discuss current developments, priorities and the upcoming event. View a snapshot below:

"Why is Information Warfare (IW) so crucial to Navies operating in the modern maritime sphere?

Traditionally navies have operated in three primary areas of warfare; Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). Although previously foundational, IW has advanced exponentially to become the predominate activity integrated with all traditional warfare areas and one that requires constant attention and practise. IW supports and is supported by the other warfare areas. In our modern naval enterprise, IW is now the key enabler in all naval activities and directly affects our ability to deliver excellence in operations at sea."

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Commander Jeff Loder will be providing an exclusive look into how the Royal Canadian Navy are developing their information warfare capabilities through new information systems, when he presents at the conference in November.

Other top nations & organisations presenting at the conference include: The Royal Navy, NATO Marcom, Spanish MoD, Danish Defence Command, Portuguese Navy, Finnish Navy, Sirius Constellation, Deloitte, DSTL, the Naval War College and more.

The event will also host a post-conference workshop on Cyber Warfare in the Maritime Domain on 28th November 2018, hosted by Colonel (Ret'd) Ralph Thiele, Director, StratByrd Consulting. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear an overview of the operational challenges and opportunities in organising cyber defence of naval assets, and a comprehensive coverage of recent developments in cyber security strategy and concepts.

The latest conference brochure is available to download on the event website, where attendees can also register and receive real-time updates in the lead up to the conference. Register by the 28th September and receive a £200 discount on your booking.

Maritime Information Warfare
26th – 27th November 2018
London, UK

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For delegate queries please contact Damien Howard at

For media queries please contact Natasha Boumediene at

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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