Podcasts

The Use of Wargaming in Strategic Communications

Gaining momentum outside of military strategies, wargaming is swiftly becoming a popular tool for executives and strategic marketing and crisis communications. But what are the benefits? And what can organisations engaging in wargaming expect? Host, Victoria Powell, is joined by IScann Group’s Senior Advisors, Stephenie David and Tate Nurkin to discuss “wargaming” use in strategic communications. Taking a stance on the topic from different areas of focus, Tate comes to us with a long history of providing strategic thought to global militaries, defence industries and corporates throughout the globe. Tate has 22 years of experience in the design and delivery of scenario planning, wargames, and red teaming exercises. Approaching it from a commercial angle, Stephenie is a practitioner of strategic communications to the healthcare, finance, insurance and broadcasting industries, with over 20 years of proven experience in PR strategy and crisis & reputation management.

Chasing The Sun: Performance Training And Charity Bike Rides

Cycling 205 miles to raise awareness and money for pancreatic cancer, Senior Advisor, Mike Gwynn, participated in the “Chase the Sun” cycle challenge. In the latest podcast episode, Mike talks about his motivations, training strategies and different performance evaluation tools.

Velocity, Volume, Variety: The Future of Uncrewed Systems

Swarms of coordinated drones, short-range reconnaissance aircrafts, and biometric robots are changing the game of warfare - these are no longer far off future scenarios. IScann Group discusses uncrewed systems in the military with its Senior Advisor, Tate Nurkin. He addresses the velocity of demand in the market, the volume of supply, the variety of solutions, the threat and misuse by non-state actors. A security expert, Mr. Nurkin has a strong focus on Indo-Pacific military capabilities and geopolitical competition, the effects of emerging technologies on security and intelligence communities, and the future of military capabilities and competition. He also has 22 years of experience in the design and delivery of scenario planning, wargames, and red teaming exercises. So, what are the strategic advantages of uncrewed systems? How will they change the balance of current hot spots and disputed areas? Have a listen and find out!

Cutting out the Noise: The Tools of Reputation Management

Many people and companies make the mistake of not connecting reputation with the value of what that company or brand may bring, that it is an important asset and has a specific value. Host, Victoria Powell, is joined by IScann Group’s Senior Advisor, Stephenie David, and Managing Director, Andrew Vasko to talk about the importance of reputation management and the tools that can be used to do so. Take control of what is being said about you and learn how to shape your narrative.