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In collaboration with the US DoD

The program features leading speakers from government, academia, the military and industry representing a range of perspectives on the conference theme: Innovating for deterrence and readiness in the Indo-Pacific.

Speakers will continue to be added to this page as they are announced.  



Bestselling author, leading researcher in the field of unconventional and guerrilla warfare, and a former professional soldier and diplomat

Peter Singer

Founder & Managing Partner, Useful Fiction LLC 

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Australia's Shadow Minister for Home Affairs and
Shadow Minister for Cyber Security


Commander Cyber Command, Department of Defence

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Director General Navy Intelligence & Information Warfare, Royal Australian Navy

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Bestselling author and IO specialist

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Cognitive and Information Warfare Directorate, Australian Defence Force

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Head of Security, Ericsson


Director of the Computational Social Science Lab, University of Sydney

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Director Cognitive and Information Warfare, Australian Defence Force

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Director - Defence, DEWC Services

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Senior Social Influence Researcher, Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)

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Managing Director and Principal, Novexus

Glen Edwards

Strategic Advisor, Information Power and Influence, Elysium EPL

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Director, DAIRNet


Associate Professor of Information Warfare, Strategic Foresight, Emerging and Disruptive Technology, College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University


Head of Media and Performance, M&C Saatchi World Services


Advisor, Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D)

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Senior Vice President, Global Public Sector, Premise Data


Director, Information Power Institute Australia (IPIA)

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U.S. Army Training and 
Doctrine Command (TRADOC) G-2 Network Engagement Team


Chief Strategist, SDS, M&C Saatchi World Services


PhD Fellow in Cognitive Warfare Science and Counter Foreign Interference, The Australian National University

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University of Houston

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IW Consultant, DEWC Services


Director, IPIA


Professor of Data Science, University of Adelaide


US Marine Corps


Director of the Social Influence and Social Change Lab, Flinders University 


Director, IPIA


CEO, Defence Teaming Centre

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