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The Security Jam 2012

The 2012 Security Jam was an overwhelming success! Over the course of 4 days we saw 17,000 logins from some 3,000 participants spanning 115 countries. The final report has been officially presented at the SDA's annual NATO conference "After Chicago: Re-evaluating NATO's priorities" on May 25th in Brussels. 

The SDA thanks again all the partners who made the Jam possible, the European External Action Service, the European Commission, NATO Allied Command Transformation, the US Mission to NATO and of course IBM, as well as the 8 think-tank partners who moderated the debates, and         

the coalition partners. Our thanks also go to the VIPs who took thetime to share their ideas with jammers, among others Adm. Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Abrial, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, and Admiral Johnstone-Burt, NATO ACT Chief of Staff.

What is the Jam?

Let’s Jam. The Security Jam focuses the brain power of thousands of experts around the world on key security issues. Over five days participants log in to a state-of-the-art online collaboration platform to discuss topics as diverse as strategic partnerships, crisis management, cyber-security and future capabilities. Leading subject-matter experts moderate the discussions and produce concrete solutions.

Now it’s your turn. Take this opportunity to influence leaders with your ideas. Whether you are a soldier in Afghanistan, a researcher in London or a diplomat in Sierra Leone, the quality of your ideas is all that matters. The Security Jam lets you take part in frank discussions and the free exchange of ideas with colleagues worldwide, and then you can select the most innovative ideas.

Make a real impact. Global leaders received the Jam’s initial results ahead of the NATO and G8 summits in Chicago in May 2012. EU and NATO leadership received the full report, including the ten most acclaimed recommendations in May 2012. The report has also been sent to thousands of high-level policymakers around the world. 

Security Jam 2012 VIPs include



Adm. James Stavridis,
Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), NATO
Gen. Stéphane Abrial
Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), NATO
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic,
Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO
Nickolay Mladenov,
 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria

Claude-France Arnould,
Chief Executive, European Defence Agency (EDA) 





 Rob Wainwright,
Director of Europol

 Col. Ilmar Tamm,
Director, Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
Maciej Popowski,
Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service (EEAS) 
Csaba Hende, 
Minister of Defence, Hungary
Lt. Gen. Ton van Osch,
Director General of the European Union Military Staff


Lt. Gen. Jürgen Bornemann,
Director General, International Military Staff, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 
Agostino Miozzo,
Managing Director for Crisis Response, European External Action Service (EEAS) 
James J. Townsend,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense  
 Gábor Iklódy,
Assistant Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
Vygaudas Usackas,
EU Special Representative to Afghanistan 



 is proud to present the 2012 Security Jam report and the 10 top recommendations.



Executive Summary


Ahead of the NATO and G8 summits, 
the SDA is proud to present an executive summary of the Security Jam.




Security Jam Videos

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Think tank Partners