Airborne ISR & C2 battle Management Conference

The Global Airborne Intelligence and C2 Community's Annual General Meeting

London, United Kingdom

Optimizing the OODA Loop - An ISR Enterprise for the Full Spectrum of Conflict

Now in its sixth year, the international Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management conference has built a strong reputation among leaders from the Air and Intelligence communities who recognize the need to strengthen partnerships, share strategic objectives and build trust and understanding in an effort to enhance global intelligence and command and control infrastructures across the air, space and cyber domains.

Building on the success of our 2018 event, which brought together over 200 delegates to discuss the concepts of global reach and deterrence, next year's conference will be themed around decision advantage for the full spectrum of conflict, with emphasis on the changing nature of the 'OODA Loop' in a time of emerging disruptive technologies and the adoption of multi-domain concepts of operation. This theme has the potential to address some significant gaps in understanding between government and industry and across global alliances about the future of C2ISR as we plan for the full spectrum of operational environments and high-end, peer conflict.

The 2019 Programme In Brief

  • A2AD - Airborne ISR & Early Warning Capabilities in High End, Peer Conflict
  • Requirements Design - Defining the Right Capability Mix for the Full Spectrum of Conflict Environments
  • The Next Generation Air Force - Addressing Skills Fade and Enhancing Decision-Making for Multi-Domain Operations
  • Manned to Unmanned - ISR assets in permissive and non-persmissive environments
  • Multi-Domain C2 - Integrating space and cyber into Air Force operational constructs
  • Machine Intelligence & the Future of the OODA Loop

Meet the Speakers

Conference Co-Chairmen

  • Mr Matt Roper, Chief, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, NATO Communications and Information Agency
  • Wing Commander Jeff Portlock, Air Cdre (Ret), Former Chief of Staff, Air Command, 3SDL Head of ISR & Space

2019 Speaker Faculty

  • Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis, Chairman, UK Defence Select Committee
  • Air Vice Marshal Paulo Ricardo Laux, Air Component, Brazilian Air Force
  • Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar SI(M), Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Air Defence), Pakistan Air Force
  • Major General Andreas Kraak, Commander, NATO Deployable Air Command & Control Centre
  • Major General Yousef Al-Huneiti, Commander, Royal Jordanian Air Force
  • Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes, Head Joint User C4ISR & Cyber, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Air Commodore Andrew Martin, Deputy Commander, NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force
  • Air Commodore Ian Gale, Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development C2ISR, RAF Air Command
  • Colonel Kensuke Fujihata, Weapon System Program Division, Defense Planning & Policy Department, Japan Air Self Defense Force
  • Colonel Ed Goebel, Vice Commander, 461st Air Control Wing, U.S. Air Force
  • Colonel Marco Maistrello, Head of C5ISTAR Office IV Department, Coordination of Armament Programs, Italian Secretariat General of Defence and National Armaments Directorate
  • Group Captain Roberto Da Cunha Follador, Head, Brazilian Aeronautical Commission in Europe
  • Wing Commander Glen Graham, C4ISR Working Group Lead, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Wing Commander Marc Jamieson, USAF A2, RAF
  • Lieutenant Colonel Diego Mancilla Sanchez, Chief ISR Systems, Spanish Armed Forces Intelligence Center
  • Captain Jan Weuts, Head of R&D, Belgian Special Forces
  • Matthew Gillis, Deputy Head of Section for ISR, NATO Defence Investment Division
  • Dr Cagatay Soyer, Alliance Future Surveillance & Control Project Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Christian-Marc Liflander, Head of Section, Cyber Defense Division, NATO
    Brad Bigelow, Brad Bigelow, Principal Technical Advisor, SHAPE DCOS CIS and Cyber Defence, NATO SHAPE
  • Dr Sanghee Kim, Director of ISR, Korean Agency for Defense Development
  • Dr M S Easwaran, Distinguished Scientist & Director, Centre for Airborne Systems, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • Dr Dirk Zimper, Director, Defence Research, German Aerospace Center
  • Cesar Perez Vazquez, Manager, C2 Networks and Critical IT Systems, ISDEFE
  • Simon Cole, Assistant Head, Futures, DCDC
  • Andy Priestner, Director, Andy Priestner Training & Consulting

Industry Thought Leaders

  • Richard Nevitt, Director of Government Business Development & Capture, Gulfstream
  • Mark Rushton, Business Development Manager, United Kingdom & Ireland, VITEC
  • Ilmars Osmanis, CEO, Lightspace Technologies
  • Javier Castellar, Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Aechelon Technology Inc.
Focus Day - Tuesday 12th March 2019

Conference Day One - Wednesday 13th March 2019

Conference Day Two - Thursday 14th March 2019


Hilton London Syon Park
Park Road, Brentford Middlesex TW8 8JF
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7870 7777

Please use the link below to book your accommodation at a discounted rate of GBP162.50+vat excluding breakfast. We encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment as there are only a limited amount at this reduced rate:  

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies; regrettably a number of our speakers and sponsors have recently been targeted by companies claiming to beat the prices offered but this is simply a fraudulent attempt to secure your credit card details.
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Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Venue : Hilton London Syon Park, London, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19137