Maritime Information Warfare Conference

London, United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce our 2nd annual Maritime Information Warfare Conference returning to London this November on the 26th and 27th of November.

As data and information drive operational advantage there is now a need for improved leadership and ownership across maritime information exploitation.Therefore, collection, dissemination and optimisation of maritime data is driving change and improvement across an array of naval systems. Used across the joint environment, this will allow increased decision making in real time and the growth of machine learnt influence over naval platforms and systems.

The MIW conference will enable attendees to meet senior Navy Leaders and Maritime Defence Agencies from around the world.

Key Topics will include:

  • Information Exploitation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • ISR
  • Big Data
  • C4I
  • Open Source Intelligence Gathering

Benefits of Attending

  • The only event that approaches the concept of 'information warfare' in the maritime domain, and the need to embrace information to enhance naval operational effectiveness
  • Hear comprehensive technical briefings from the Royal Navy, Spanish Navy, Danish Navy, Portuguese Navy, NATO MARCOM and more, on Artificial Intelligence, big data analysis, open source intelligence gathering and C4i combat information systems
  • Detailed focus on naval cyber warfare and how major European naval forces are approaching cyber defence of maritime assets and networks
  • Meet cutting edge technology providers at the forefront of delivering artificial intelligence, information technology, and cyber defence solutions

 Plus a Half-Day Post Conference Workshop | 28th November 2018

Cyber Warfare in the Maritime Domain
Hosted by Colonel (Ret'd) Ralph Thiele, Director, StratByrd Consulting


  • Captain Antonio Gonzalez Garcia, F110 Frigate Programme Manager, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Captain Christophe Eugene, Director of Computer Information Systems and Cyber, NATO MARCOM
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Ralph Thiele, Director, Stratbyrd Consulting
  • Commander Jeffrey Loder, Section Head Communications and Information Systems Requirements, Royal Canadian Navy
  • Commander Miguel Bessa Pacheco, Head of Intelligence Division , Portuguese Navy
  • Commander Pasi Staff, Former Chief of Surveillance, Finnish Navy
  • Commander Thomas Smith, Lead, Joint ISR and Targeting , NATO
  • Commodore Ian Annett, Assistant Chief of Staff Information Warfare and Chief Information Officer, Royal Navy
  • Dr Matthew Howard, Director Artificial Intelligence Technology, Deloitte
  • Mr Robert Murray, Head of ISR, Land and Maritime, NATO
  • Professor Kevin Jones, Executive Dean Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth
  • Professor Richard Crowell, Associate Professor Joint Military Operations, Naval War College
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
  • Vice Admiral Herve Blejean, Deputy Commander , NATO MARCOM Command Group
  • Wing Commander (Ret'd) Tony Wheeler, Director Defence Sector, Luciad


Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place, Kensington
London, United Kingdom
Maritime Information Warfare
Event details
Organizer : SMi Defence
Venue : Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-18924