“No matter where you are in the world the Security Jam is open to you. Whether you are in your office, at home, deployed in the field or travelling; this five day event is accessible anywhere through the internet. The Jam could, for instance, enable the commander of an EU naval vessel operating off the Horn of Africa to brainstorm with NGOs on the ground in Somalia, while also talking to UN development experts or government officials in Brussels, Washington or Djibouti”.
Concerned that the EU’s security policies and research agenda may be undemocratic? Well worry no more, at least you can “have your say” by participating in next month’s online “security jam”.
The event is supported by the EC, NATO, IBM, Thales and SDA. According to SDA, “Some 10-15,000 representatives and experts from around the world are due to take part in this ambitious online debate, with the aim of providing input into the strategy reviews and re-thinks being undertaken today”.
Then read the terms and conditions, which state that “it is not possible to register using a private email address (i.e. @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com or @gmail.com)”. Instead, “The Security Jam requires you to register using your professional email address in order to verify your organisational accreditation (e.g. EU, NATO, NGO, Think Tank, Government, Military, Industry, Academic Institution)”. So, no matter where you are in the world, it turns out that unless you are a pre-approved “security professional”, the security jam is probably closed to you.