Defence Transformation Conference 2024

September 24-26, 2024 - London, United Kingdom

People, Enterprise, Technology On The Front Line

Returning for its 8th year, Defence Transformation 2024 will feature an updated format that will address all aspects of innovation across the defence sector and will provide a platform for the sharing of knowledge to encourage real changes that benefit the entire industry.

Join us in London as we welcome an audience of military leaders, government officials, defence consultants, and industry experts to discuss key issues including:
  • The importance of investing in people and skills in order to create an agile, innovative force that has the correct mindset for the adoption of new capabilities.
  • Transforming the enterprise to allow more efficient procurement and supply chain activities, while discussing observations from specific case studies with the aim of building resilience in these areas.
  • Deploying new technology and capabilities to the front line at pace so that the warfighter is trained and equipped to keep up with international progress across all domains.
With the continued progress in disruptive technologies, it is more important than ever to come together to rethink the strategies and policies that are used to integrate such capabilities in order to retain the technological advantage over adversaries. The UK is set to become an S&T superpower as it continues to advance its capabilities, and it is therefore essential to bring key stakeholders together to explore how the nation will operationalise these advancements at a rapid pace.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the discussion on how disruptive approaches to defence will redefine the ways in which nations carry out their operations. Register now to secure your place at this game-changing event.

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
  • Rethink the nation's approach to defence starting from the bottom with the goal of shaping a new, more efficient defence enterprise
  • Meet with leading solution providers to unlock the full potential of capabilities in order to maximise the effect on the battlefield
  • Discuss new approaches to the recruitment and retention of key skills, focusing on digital upskilling to keep pace with new technologies
  • Streamline your procurement processes by gaining insights and pooling strategies into how other NATO allied nations are tackling the issue

Benefits for the Technology Industry

  • Propose innovative solutions to key stakeholders who are streamlining procurement cycles and expediting integration of disruptive technologies from traditional commercial players and emerging SME’s
  • Gain actionable insights on NATO military development plans to align your systems with capability requirements and secure strategic partnerships
  • Leverage defence innovation initiatives, with a specific focus on the military exploitation of cutting-edge technologies from SMEs and start-ups in the disrupted defence sector
  • Showcase your C4ISR and RAS solutions to esteemed Armed Forces' leaders, as they finalise future Joint Force requirements in the dynamic landscape of disrupted technology
  • Elevate your comprehension of ongoing experimentation, trialling, and R&D efforts to inform strategic budgetary decisions and craft compelling business proposals

Useful opportunity to reflect on current and future ways of working, challenges and opportunities.

Innovation Scout, MoD, 2022 Delegate

Highly valuable to build understanding and enhance focus areas of future work.

SO1 CSS FIIRE, Army HQ, 2022 Delegate

Early Confirmed Speakers

  • Lieutenant General Sir Robert Magowan, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Capability), Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant General David Hodne, Director of the Futures and Concepts Center, US Army
  • Major General Wolfgang Gäbelein, Director, Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning
  • Maynard Holliday, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Critical Technologies, US Department of Defense
  • Air Vice-Marshal Fin Monahan, Head, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Ministry of Defence
  • Air Vice-Marshal Ranald Munro CBE TD VR DL, Commandant General Royal Auxiliary Air Force & Chief of Staff Reserves, Royal Air Force
  • Rear Admiral Paul Murphy, Director Major Programmes, Defence Support, Strategic Command
  • Brigadier James Cook OBE PhD, Head Personnel Strategy, British Army
  • Brigadier Mike Cornwell, Head Future Force Development, Directorates Futures, British Army
  • Dave Tremper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Integration and Interoperability, Department of Defense
  • Colonel Michael Jäger, Head of Policy, Planning and Procurement, Cyber and Information Systems, German Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Greg Bernard (subject to final confirmation), Talent Portfolio Director, National Security Innovation Network
  • Dr Natasha Fox CPhys, Head, Defence Innovation Unit, Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Jill Hatcher, Director Strategy People Change & Corporate, DE&S
  • Dr Rachel Leslie, Exploration Division Programme Lead, DSTL
  • Dr Simona Soare, Professor of Innovation, Technology, and Strategy, University of Lancaster
  • Dr Matthew Turek, Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office, DARPA
  • Mr. Glenn McCartan, Defense Engagement Liaison to U.S. European Command, Defense Innovation Unit
  • Thomas Lawhead (subject to final confirmation), Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration and Requirements, US Air Force
  • Ben English, Head, Procurement Reform, Ministry of Defence
  • James Gavin, Head of Future Capability Group, DE&S - UK MoD
  • Sally Wareham, THEIA Programme Manager, British Army
  • Nick Wilkinson, Director, Commercial Change, DE&S
  • Alex Holden, Procurement Reform, Ministry of Defence
  • Edward Ebbern, Innovation Lead, NavyX
  • Adrian Jones, Founder/CEO, PivotLabs
  • Sarah Chapman Trim, Head of Culture, Behaviours and Mindset, Strategic Command
  • Professor Zena Wood, Director, Defence Data Research Centre

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Hilton London Syon Park
Park Road, TW8 8JF
London, Brentford Middlesex, UK

Phone: +44 20 7870 7777

We have a block of discounted bedrooms for our attendees, details will be posted shortly.