Building Strategic Advantage Through Science & Technology
'Some industrial age capabilities will increasingly have to meet their sunset to create the space for capabilities needed for sunrise. The trick is how you find a path through the night. We know this will require us to embrace combinations of information-centric technologies. But predicting these combinations will be challenging'
- General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK MoD
Key NATO nations are prioritising digitisation, disruptive innovation, and the transformation of capability across ISR; C2; the manned/unmanned/autonomous mix on land, at sea, in the air and in space; and synthetic training for future multi-domain operations.
We have just released the agenda for our first Defence Transformation Week
event in September 2021, combining Defence iQ's popular Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation and Big Data for Defence conferences.
Benefits for the Military Community
- Achieve operationalisation and exploitation of disruptive technologies by hearing case studies and learning how to advance experimentation, prototyping, and R&D efforts
- Transform C2 and enhance decision-making by hearing briefings from the main military decision-makers, industry, and academia
- Revolutionise intelligence, unlock the power of AI, and achieve data-drive decision-making by meeting leading solution-providers of advanced software and data management technologies
- Multiply your force and adopt a manned-unmanned mix of capability for future multi-domain warfare by enhancing your understanding of what is in the art of the possible
- Advance hard and soft power for hybrid warfare by embedding innovation and learning how to accelerate procurement from non-traditional defence suppliers
Benefits for the Technology Industry
- Present your solutions to decision-makers, who are shortening their procurement cycles and accelerating integration of technologies from traditional and commercial solution providers
- Gain first-hand insights into near, mid, and long-term development plans of NATO militaries to align your systems to capability requirements and secure future partnerships
- Learn about how your organisation can benefit from defence innovation initiatives, focusing on military exploitation of SME and start-up technologies
- Be the first to showcase your C4ISR and RAS solutions to Armed Forces’ thought leaders, as they finalise requirements for the future Joint Force
- Enhance your understanding of current experimentation, trialling, and R&D to inform budgetary decisions and develop winning business proposals
2021 Conference Chairman
- Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Robert P. Ashley, Jr., Former Director, Defence Intelligence Agency, US Army
2021 Speaker Faculty
- Vice Admiral Nicholas W. Hine CB, Second Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff, Royal Navy
- Lieutenant General James R Hockenhull OBE, Chief of Defence Intelligence, UK MoD
- Air Marshal Andrew Turner CB CBE MA MSc BA FRAeS CCMI, Deputy Commander Capability, Royal Air Force
- Lieutenant General Michael Vetter, Head of Cyber & IT Department and Chief Information Officer, German Ministry of Defence
- Air Marshal Ian D Gale MBE, Director General Joint Force Development & Defence Academy, UK Strategic Command
- Vice Admiral Ross A. Myers, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet, US Navy
- Major General Mick Ryan, Commandant, Australian Defence College
- Major General Jez Bennett, Director Capability, British Army
- Major General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Director Military Digitisation, Defence Digital - UK Strategic Command
- Major General Richard Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, U.S. Army
- Major General Rupert T.H. Jones, Commander Standing Joint Force, UK Joint Force Command
- Christiana Cavazzoni, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy CIO, Canadian Department of National Defence
- Brigadier Dan Cheesman, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Navy
- Brigadier John Read, Deputy Director Maritime Capability, Royal Navy
- Dr Doug Matty, Senior Executive Series Lead, Artificial Intelligence Center, US Army Futures Command
- Dr. Trent Maul, Director for Analysis, Defence Intelligence Agency
- Clare Cameron, Head Defence Innovation, UK Ministry of Defence
- Elisabeth Braw, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
- Dick Crowell, Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College
- Ted Bujewski, OSD (Research and Engineering), US Space Force
- Alex Rogers, Chief Operating Officer, jHub, UK Strategic Command
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