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Participants telling of several meeting with fellow information warriors in Riga, esp. British and Dutch. Ad bureau Saatchi working for US State Dept.

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Post trip report of Stratcom meeting in Riga



Post Trip Report Stratcom event 11-13th June 2018

POST TRIP REPORT (PTR)

Authors: Chris Hernon / Charlie Hatton / Maria de Goeij

Date/s: 11-13th June 2018

Location: Stratcom event, Riga, Latvia


A1

TEAM ATTENDEES

Chris Hernon

Charlie Hatton

Maria de Goeij

ACTIVITY

NATO Stratcom event

OUTPUT

Conversation with Miriam L from IRI.

OUTCOME

She will soon be employing 2 candidates 1 x Latvia and 1 x W. Balkans – she will introduce them to SBL in a few months’ time. She is interested in Orthodox Church angle and she is involved in Euro Parliament event in Sept. We are attending too. (She suggested the framework to them). I mentioned our plan to create a mini guide for elections ref. Euro Parl elections next June ‘19.

ACTION

Charlie & Simon to follow up

A2

TEAM ATTENDEES

Charlie Hatton

ACTIVITY

NATO Stratcom event

OUTPUT

Conversation with Krista Mulanok – Secretary Gen of ATA Estonia

OUTCOME

Krista is keen to cooperate with us. I explained our situation ref. ATA and YATA disagreement. She was sympathetic. She will be in London 14- 18 October for another event and is keen to meet.

ACTION

Charlie to follow up

A3

TEAM ATTENDEES

Charlie Hatton

ACTIVITY

NATO Stratcom event

OUTPUT

Paul Gibbins M&C Saatchi World Services. Introduced him to the II. They have just started a 3 yr contract with the State dept on Defence. He is ex Mil

OUTCOME

Having looked at our website and Twitter, he is keen to know more. Esp. interested in Ukraine, Baltics, Moldova and Georgia

ACTION

Charlie to follow up


A4

TEAM ATTENDEES

Charlie Hatton

ACTIVITY

NATO Stratcom event

OUTPUT

Conversation with Ben Heap of NATO Stratcom CoE Riga team. Suggested several people to make contact with in Riga.

OUTCOME

Introduced me to Henry Collis of the Cabinet Office

ACTION

n/a


A5

TEAM ATTENDEES

Charlie Hatton

ACTIVITY

NATO Stratcom event

OUTPUT

Conversation with Henry Collis, Cabinet Office

OUTCOME

Having explained our background it seems we may have some cross over with local Govt work (networks). He is keen to come to our events.

ACTION

Charlie to follow up. (Henry to attend 18/07 workshop)

A6

TEAM ATTENDEES

Chris Hernon and Charlie Hatton

ACTIVITY

NATO Stratcom event

OUTPUT

Conversation with Dr Katie Woodward Defence Science and Tech Lab

OUTCOME

We might be able to cooperate in their testing of new tech by supplying our data. Esp interested in our networks ref. data.

ACTION

Chris H to follow up

A7

TEAM ATTENDEES

Charlie Hatton

ACTIVITY

NATO Stratcom event

OUTPUT

Conversation with Mark Voyger, recently joined the Defence College in Riga (from Brussels/NATO HQ). Steve Covington is his mentor

OUTCOME

Mark keen to help. He travels frequently. He studies what the Russians openly say on e.g. Lavrov/ MFA website. We can cooperate. Might be one for the local cluster.

ACTION

Charlie and Simon to follow up

A8

TEAM ATTENDEES

Charlie Hatton

ACTIVITY

NATO Stratcom event

OUTPUT

Andrew Tsolaki from FCO (colleague of Catherine & Co) sought me out for a chat.

OUTCOME

Gave him background. He had already bumped into someone from 77 Brigade who had talked about us positively (not one of the names I recognised). His work is with country embassies and NGO’s. Crossover is likely. I suggested I send him SD’s guide to countering RU disinfo and invite him to events.

ACTION

Charlie to follow up. (Several emails exchanged since then and several meetings too)


A9

TEAM ATTENDEES

Charlie Hatton, Maria de Goeij, Chris Hernon

ACTIVITY

Riga City Centre

OUTPUT

Janis Berzins – Potential cluster leader. Specialist – Military, RU. We discussed reflexive control, polling, access to his extensive archive of material.

OUTCOME

We can help with a panel he is planning, cluster stuff too. We promised to send him the cluster set up guidelines.

ACTION

Charlie and Maria to follow up


A10

TEAM ATTENDEES

Maria de Goeij

ACTIVITY

NATO StratCom event

OUTPUT

Discussed and introduced IFS and cluster idea with Robert Gooren (NL military/defence) who is starting up a 'unit' (size unknown) on hybrid warfare for the Dutch military and defence.

OUTCOME

Interested in cooperation and thought sharing, follow-up meeting planned for when in NL on 19 June. First thoughts about round table meeting (first cluster meeting!) with experts in NL formed and shaped.

ACTION

Maria to follow up 19 June

A11

TEAM ATTENDEES

Maria de Goeij

ACTIVITY

NATO StratCom event

OUTPUT

Discussed IFS and cluster idea with Ronald Poetiraay (NL Marines) who used to be in charge of InfoWar for NL Marines.

OUTCOME

Interested in what we do but is moving to a new job within NL Marines. Good to keep as 'backup' to share thoughts with because of experience, he liked that idea.

ACTION

Maria Ad hoc follow up when needed

A12

TEAM ATTENDEES

Maria de Goeij

ACTIVITY

NATO StratCom event

OUTPUT

Catch up with Gaby van den Berg, former SCL, now director of EMIC consulting. Discussed IFS and clusters.

OUTCOME

Very interested in IFS, would like to come to meetings and be involved.

ACTION

Maria to follow up: meet-up end of July. Will invite her into Dutch cluster and first cluster meeting in September 2018 (although she lives in London).


A13

TEAM ATTENDEES

Maria de Goeij

ACTIVITY

NATO StratCom event

OUTPUT

Discussed (very briefly) IFS and clusters with Birgit Heijl, CMI NL.

OUTCOME

She was not very receptive, not particularly nice, and generally uninterested (she is known for this I learned). Robert Gooren mentioned that she's in that job temporarily and that she's not that important.

ACTION

No follow-up for now

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