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I have grappled with the challenge of innovation over a 40 year career in public service, the last 15 years leading large organisations through fundamental and constant change: from the Cold War, to Counter-Insurgency Campaigns, to the resurgence of Hostile States, latterly against the background of the 4th Industrial Revolution. My experience of success and failure in this endeavour, the skills I have learnt and developed, my digital knowledge, and passion for innovation, have equipped me powerfully to help complex organisations to innovate.

Chris Deverell

February 17, 2017

Raisina 2017 – Reclaiming the Digital: Countering Violent Extremism Online

In 2017 I took part in the Raisina Security Conference for the first time. The full video recording of the panel on Countering Violent Extremism Online is on YouTube but I’ve provided links to my contributions below. This was a great panel discussion within a valuable conference.

The other panellists were: Sara Zeiger, Senior Research Analyst, Hedayah Centre, UAE; Ankhi Das, Director, Public Policy, Facebook India, South & Central Asia; Irfan Saeed, Deputy Director, CVE, Department of State, USA; Zafar Sobhan, Editor, Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh; Sean Kanuck, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation.

Introductory comments (at 3’00”)

Reflecting on other panellists comments (at 3’41”)

Closing remarks, including comments on competition for beliefs and information operations (at 102’32”)