Alastair Aitken CBE is the Global Managing Director of Storyful Intelligence. He heads a team of specialists who support business to provide them with intelligence on the emerging threats from the new information landscape, such as disinformation and extremist activist campaigns. Using access to over 26 different platforms, unique propriety technology and expertise from intelligence, the military and journalism, they help identify and reduce risks to corporations. He provides discrete, strategic advice to boards and senior leaders to help them navigate this increasingly complex and contested environment.
He spent 30 years in the British Army in a variety of operational and strategy roles. From 2013, he created and commanded the UK’s 77thBrigade which was the first specialist organisation designed to counter information warfare, disinformation and extremist propaganda. He has wide experience of international affairs, with a particular interest in the US, Middle East, Asia and Pakistan.