It was a big night for us yesterday in Ottawa. In cooperation with the Canadian International Council (CIC) National Capital Branch, we hosted a special Intelligence Futures panel on Urban Terrorism, Violent Extremism and the Internet – Shaping Canada’s Response. The well-attended event also included the launch of our new magazine and a Intelligence Futures (IF) working group.
The panel, pictured in the gallery below, featured author Misha Glenny, our director of Research, Robert Muggah, and Toronto Police service Inspector Shawna Coxon.
The entire event is available for viewing below:
An engaged audience filled the house for both the panel and dinner which followed. The following tweets showcase some of the discussion that took place:
— Katie C (@LandofKatie) March 29, 2016
— CICOttawa (@CICOttawa) March 29, 2016
— Hugh Henry (@Hugh_Henry3) March 29, 2016
The discussion, which was moderated by The SecDev Foundation’s co-founder Rafal Rohozinski, marked the launch of a new Intelligence Futures (IF) working group that will take a focused look at emerging challenges and opportunities for Canadian security through the lens of key disruptive drivers including: cyber security, robotics, artificial intelligence and big data, advances in bio genetics, and transnational crime and terrorism. The working group will be a joint effort between the CIC and The SecDev Foundation.
Last night also featured the first edition of our new magazine, which shares a glimpse into aspects of our work over the past year at The SecDev Foundation. For those not at the event, a digital version is available – just click the cover below to download a virtual copy.