Get ready to Jam!

The SDA and IBM are proud to announce that the Security Jam is back. On October 14-16 2014, you can bring real solutions to real security issues by logging into the Security Jam and brainstorming with thousands of security experts worldwide. The Jam is organised in 6 forums: The new global balance, The EU as a global security broker, NATO’s role 2025, cyber-security and cyber-defence, Ukraine and Russia, and Syria.

The 2010 and 2012 Jams brought together 4,000 participants from over 120 countries. VIP Jammers will bring relevant arguments and create conversations about key security issues confronting us today. In previous Jams, we had the pleasure to welcome Adm. James Stavridis, then Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), NATO; Nikolay Mladenov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria; Alain Hubert, Explorer, International Polar Foundation, feeding the discussion with original insights and answering direct questions from fellow jammers.

Watch the space for more information.

For previous Jams: Security Jam 2012 - Security Jam 2010

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 60 hours and across 6 discussions forums, participants will login to a state-of-the-art online collaboration platform to discuss topics as diverse as strategic partnerships, crisis management, future capabilities and cyber-security. Experts from leading think-tanks around the world will moderate the discussions to produce top recommendations.

Now it’s your turn. Seize this opportunity to share your ideas with world leaders! Whether you are a soldier in Afghanistan, a researcher in Stockholm or a diplomat in Kenya, 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 you select the most innovative ideas.

Make a real impact. The Jam’s top 10 recommendations will provide a roadmap for the new EU and NATO leaderships and will be presented to them at a high-level event in Brussels. The report will also be distributed to thousands of top policymakers and decision-makers across the public-private divide globally.



Previous VIPs







Chief Executive,
European Defence
 Agency (EDA)
 Carl Bildt,
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden 
  Alain Hubert
Explorer, International Polar Foundation

  Josette Sheeran,
then Executive Director of the World Food Programme


Maciej Popowski,
Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service (EEAS)    






Agostino Miozzo,
Managing Director for
Crisis Response and Operational Coordination, European External Action Service (EEAS)
Adm. James Stavridis,
then Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), NATO
   Anne-Marie Slaughter,
then Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State
   Gen. Stéphane Abrial,
then Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), NATO
  Csaba Hende, 
Minister of Defence, Hungary



Read the 10 top recommendations from the 2012 Security Jam.