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Ep. 012: Synthetic Internet, The New Frontier - Robert Pratten
Episode 127th March 2023 • Warfighter Podcast • Warfighter Digital
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We are joined by the CEO of Conductrr, Robert Pratten, who takes the time to provide us with a masterclass in the development of virtual copies of the internet - or synthetic internet.

While not necessarily a new idea, Robert explains some of the more recent approaches and applications for this type of technology, which is especially relevant to multi-domain operations and the ‘grey zone’.

Robert explains typical use cases, the need for a digital twin of the internet, the advantages for such a sand-pit environment, as well as the type of training objectives that can be supported.

In an ever complex threat environment, this type of training can be used to support multi-agency training, allowing operators to rehearse how they might collaborate in real time and respond to emerging threats. The discussion moves to where the technology might lead and how large a synthetic internet might need to be in the future.

VIDEO of Colin being put through his paces on Conductrr's crisis training platform can be found here:

Episode Sponsor: Conductrr

Conducttr is a hybrid warfare/crisis simulation platform that supports a wide range of realistic command post and field exercises. Its synthetic Internet delivers a realistic virtual information environment ideal for exercising in information operations, media operations, social media, OSINT, cyber, CIMIC, and foreign affairs as well homeland security, counter-terrorism and humanitarian disaster relief.

Conducttr can be used solo or with operational systems (as a “digital wrap”) during live exercises that can last from an hour to several weeks. Available on cloud, on premises with VMware and deployable on laptop as needed.