Stephanie Lamy

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In 2010 I founded a strategic social media marketing agency which specialises in leveraging commitment in on- and offline communities to reinforce brand image and encourage collaboration between a brand and its client base. During the Libyan conflict, I volunteered my skills to provide a high level back channel for mission critical information and co-founded Global Relief Libya, a humanitarian aid organisation (and one of the first NGOs to bring medical aid to, and raise public awareness on, the sieges of Misrata and the Nafusa Mountains), as well as provide support services to an array of journalists and media organizations. I provided social media training to NATO Public Information Officers and offer consultancy in crisis management using social media.

My previous work experience for almost 20 years was in luxury retail management and luxury real estate commercial development. As of 2005 I started analysing and blogging on the role of new media in the luxury industry exploring creative ways to apply new technologies to the sales, marketing, inventory and production processes. My background is not academic, but fundamentally built on hands-on experience. Finding new applications and rethinking existing ways of functioning has always been part of my work ethic.

As a freelance strategic communications consultant and Internet Freedom advocate, I focus on information warfare in armed conflict, but my other interest is feminist economics, and I participate regularly on high level panel discussions regarding both topics.

Internet Freedom & ICT4C : 2012-2016 Internet sans Frontières, General Secretary
Co-authored : “Cap sur Internet Libre : petit manifeste citoyen contre la surveillance de masse en France
Humanitarian Relief : 2011 Global Relief Libya. Founder, Vice President

  • Panelist and speaker at events pertaining to information warfare and democratic paradigm shifts, including  :

2011 Freedom Online – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
2011  University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies –  Networks, Social Media and Political Change in the MENA conference
2013 Membre du groupe de travail de la Chaire Cyberdéfense et Cybersécurité Saint-Cyr – IEC Cybersecurity Research Group, Gouvieux
2014 Ecole de Guerre Economique : “La Guerre de l’information sur les médias sociaux”
2014 NATO, Sarajevo : “Innovating Communications in a Crisis”
2014 Yale Law School :  Bernstein International Human Rights Symposium : Leadership Panel
2014 Université de Tours : Internet et le Pouvoir
2016 Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès : Contrer la narrative masculiniste dans le domaine du numérique : insurrection et territoire hostile

  • Contributor (selected)

Internet Freedom : Rue89, Politis,
Information Warfare : Politique Étrangère, PRWeek, DiploWeb
Feminism : Politis, Huffington Post

  • Mentioned by

David Kilkullen Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla
Marc HECKER (Min Def)  : Nature et conséquence des réseaux sociaux pour les forces armées
Olivier Danino (DAS) : L’Utilisation Stratégique du Cyber au Moyen Orient
Safa Mubgar :  Religious Use of Social Media in the Gulf and Iraq
Scott Railton : Revolutionary Risks
John Pollock (MIT Technology Review) :  People Power 2.0
PR Week : Waging war against extremists on the Internet
Romain Mielcarek : Des chercheurs prévoient vos protestations en ligne