Qwarie CEO and Director of Investigations, Neil Smith, has been speaking publicly on all matters concerning OSINT since 2009.
Neil was instrumental in developing OSINT as a investigation tool while serving as a Police Officer before year 2000. He observed the explosion in social media from 2005 onwards and used his early day experience to develop what some people label WEBINT and SOCMINT. Qwarie prefers the single, all encompassing label, OSINT.
A wealth of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of OSINT gives Neil the authority to speak on any matter concerning OSINT. His uncommon ability to take the complexity out of OSINT, while applying a little humour, makes him one of the most sought after OSINT public speakers, not just in the UK, but worldwide.
One of our more popular presentations is the one hour, "An Introduction To Open Source Intelligence & Gathering Information From Social Networking Sites". This presentation introduces the scope of, what some OSINT protagonists call, SOCMINT. (Social Media Intelligence). Qwarie keeps it simple and interesting by providing examples of its real word application.
Sector Specific Presentations: As awareness of the value of OSINT has grown significantly since 2010, there is great demand for presentations with a sector specific subject matter.
Qwarie is able to adapt each presentation to the client's requirements.
A presentation may have a short duration of 30 minutes. Longer presentations may run for several hours.
The subject matter and duration may be carefully specified by the client to provide optimal benefit for the audience.
Are you looking for a Guest Speaker, for your meeting, event or conference?
Below is a list of scheduled future presentations and historical presentations dating back to 2009.
The diverse subject matter of many presentations might provide inspiration of what would work best for you.
Take advantage of Neil's experience, and don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your ideas and requirements or to make a request with a proposed subject matter, duration and date.
Upcoming & Previous OSINT Presentations
- May - Social Media Profiling at the 3rd annual OSIRA conference in London
- April - Intelligence Gathering from Social Media at a seminar in Liverpool for The Association of British Investigators
- February - Legally Accessing Information from Social Networking Sites, at the International Crime and Intelligence Analysis conference in Manchester, England
- February - Using Social Media and the Internet to Gather Evidence at a conference for The Tenancy Fraud Forum Camden, London
- February - Internet Investigations at a conference on Asset Tracing, Fraud and Forensics in Manchester for The Association of Business Recovery Professionals
- October - Using The Internet & Social Media As An Investigative Tool for the Institute of Professional Investigators
- October - Open Source Intelligence for the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers & National Trading Standards
- July - How to Search the Internet without being affected by the EU Right To Be Forgotten & The GB Connexus Database for the ABI Wales & West Branch
- July - From An Email Address To A Social Networking Site for the Insurance Fraud Investigators Group
- April - Using The Internet & Social Media As An Investigative Tool when investigating claims for Insurance Ireland
- April - An Introduction To Open Source Intelligence - Gathering Information From Social Networking Sites, for the University of South Wales
- March - Investigating Social Networking Sites, for the Private Healthcare Australia Claims Leakage and Fraud Forum
- February - Investigating Social Networking Sites, at the National Scambusters (Trading Standards) Training Event at Stone, Staffordshire for The Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers
- January - Open Source Intelligence at a Crime Investigation Seminar for the Bedfordshire Police
- November - Open Source Intelligence at a Crime Investigation Seminar for Bedfordshire Police
- November - Investigating & Identifying Suspects Through Social Networking Sites training session for The Investigator online magazine
- November - Using Online Open Source Intelligence To Investigate Crime training session for The Investigator online magazine
- October - Open Source Intelligence at a Crime Investigation Seminar for Bedfordshire Police
- October - The Investigative Opportunities of Social Networking Sites, a presentation for The World Association of Professional Investigators at their Birmingham regional meeting
- October - Accessing information from Social Networking sites relevant to Health Claims, a presentation at the annual training conference of the Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group
- October - The Investigative Opportunities of Social Networking Sites, a presentation for The World Association of Professional Investigators at their Leeds regional meeting
- September - The Investigative Opportunities of Social Networking Sites, a presentation for The World Association of Professional Investigators at their London regional meeting
- September - Open Source Intelligence at a Crime Investigation Seminar for Bedfordshire Police
- August - Open Source Intelligence at a Crime Investigation Seminar for Bedfordshire Police
- June - Investigating & Identifying Suspects Through Social Networking Sites training session for The Investigator online magazine
- April - Investigating & Identifying People Through Social Networking Sites at the Forensics Europe Expo 2014 Conference (see Page 6)
- November - Web Investigations for The Centre for Investigative Journalism weekend course
- October - Using the Internet for Due Diligence Checks, Challenges, Limitations & Potential Pitfalls at the MLROs & AML Professionals Conference
- April - Armchair Intelligence & Using Open Source Intelligence in Criminal Investigations for the Forensics Europe Expo 2013 Conference (see Page 7)
- January - Open Source Intelligence Conference for The Investigator online magazine
- August - Web Investigative Research at the Summer School On Investigative Reporting in Riga, Latvia
- October - Web Investigations for The Centre for Investigative Journalism weekend course
- July - The Dangers Posed by Open Source Intelligence at the The Centre For Investigative Journalism Summer School
- July - Accessing Information on Social Networking Sites & Databases for the ABI Southern Branch Meeting
- April - The Dangers posed by Open Source Intelligence at the Covert Policing Conference for The Investigator online magazine
- April - Tracing Witnesses for The Innocence Network Annual Spring Conference
- November - Open Source Intelligence & Internet Profiling for The World Association of Professional Investigators at their 10th Anniversary Event
- October - Web Investigations for The Centre for Investigative Journalism annual weekend course
- October - The Threat that Social Networking Poses to Staff & Systems NPIA Information Security Officers conference at Ryton, Tyne and Wear, UK
- November - Tracing Witnesses for The Innocence Network at their Annual Conference
- June - The Value of Open Source Investigations for the i2 Annual Users Group Conference
Articles for Publication
Police Oracle 2015
Police Oracle 2014
- April- The Power Of The Internet & Setting Up A Cheap Stand-Alone System
- April - How On-line Videos Speed-Up Crime Investigations
- March - The Opportunities Offered By Using Telephone & Translation Sites
- March - How Geo-Location Is Crucial For Social Media Investigations
- February - Remembering To Use Historic Social Networking Sites
- January - The College Of Policing / ACPO Lite (Unpublished)
- January - How To Identify A Prostitution Problem
Police Oracle 2013
- December - The Importance Of Newspaper Databases
- December - Motor Vehicles & Social Networking Sites
- November - Dealing With The Legal Profession
- November - The Hidden Intelligence In Basic On-line Searches
- October - The Benefits Of Hidden Document Data
- October - How Genealogy Sites Are Essential For the Investigator
- September - The Secrets Contained In Photographs
- September - The Goldmine Of Public Information Systems
- September - The Hidden World Of Domain Websites
- August - Investigative Importance Of Company Information
- August - Officers Privacy Is Paramount
- July - The Investigative Benefit Of Anonymisers
2012 & 2103
- March - Post Desk interviewed Neil about open source intelligence
- February - Paul Bradshaw interviewed Neil about investigating people online for his Help Me Investigate website