24 - 25 September, 2018 | Hilton London Canary Wharf, London , United Kingdom

Agenda Day 1 JOINT ENABLERS FOR THE FUTURE FORCE

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:20 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS: CAPABILITY TRANSFORMATION FOR THE JOINT FORCE

General Sir Richard Barrons - Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016) Conference Chairman
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General Sir Richard Barrons

Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016)
Conference Chairman

·          Providing the UK Armed Forces with an edge over adversaries for wars in the information age
·          Securing advantage for the future joint force through innovation and integration of commercial technologies
·          The future impact of AI, machine-learning, and autonomy on JFC capability
·          Assessing the role of J-Hub  and exploring  innovative new technology already being developed by partners, allies and the private sector
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General Sir Chris Deverell

Commander
UK Joint Forces Command

9:30 am - 10:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: THE CURRENT THREAT ENVIRONMENT: DETERRING RUSSIA AND CHINA

·          Examining the current threat environment and establishing procurement priorities to retain competitive edge in the future decade
·          Assessing the Gerasimov doctrine and Russian capability development initiatives
·          Evaluating Chinese procurement priorities and advanced AI capabilities
·          Setting the trajectory for development to deter revisionist-state aggression 

10:00 am - 10:30 am CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT TO RETAIN STRATEGIC OVER MATCH IN THE FUTURE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Major General Odd-Harald Hagen - Head of the Department of Defence Policy and Long term planning Norwegian MoD
·          Evaluating the current threat environment and condensing the procurement cycle to mitigate emerging capability gaps
·          Multi-domain capability development and the future of multi-domain battle
·          Outlining long-term development priorities for the Norwegian Armed Forces to retain strategic advantage in the Information Age
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Major General Odd-Harald Hagen

Head of the Department of Defence Policy and Long term planning
Norwegian MoD

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TRANSFORMING DATA INTO INFORMATION ADVANTAGE AND ENHANCING C2 FOR THE FUTURE JOINT FORCE

General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, ADC - Vice Chief of the Defence Staff UK MoD
·          Addressing development areas to match expanding capabilities of Russia and China
·          Enabling agile decision-making by ensuring effective flow of information
·          Assessing procurement priorities and the need to increase defence budget to attain information advantage 
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General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, ADC

Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
UK MoD

11:30 am - 12:00 pm TRANSFORMING THE OODA LOOP: THE IMPACT OF AI AND BIG DATA

Dr. Thomas H. Killion - Chief Scientist NATO
·          Synchronising S&T integration to maintain strategic advantage
·          Providing a vision for C3i transformation to accelerate agility of deployed forces
·          Incorporating  AI technology to advance complex decision-making
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Dr. Thomas H. Killion

Chief Scientist
NATO

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION OF COMMAND AND CONTROL

Colonel Dan Cheesman - Chief Technology Officer Royal Navy
·          Reflecting on the Information Warrior 2017 exercise
·          Driving technology further and faster in to the heart of Naval Service
·          Moving away from  requirements-led Capability Acquisition to a trial and error approach to procurement
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Colonel Dan Cheesman

Chief Technology Officer
Royal Navy

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm DIGITISATION OF DEFENCE: STRENGTHENING INFORMATION RESILIENCE

Lieutenant General Ivan Hooper - Chief Executive Officer Information Systems and Services UK Ministry of Defence
·          Delivering information capabilities that act as a force multiplier
·          Exploiting digital technologies and digitalisation to achieve information superiority over an enemy
·          Information as a tool to increase effectiveness for the tri-services
·          Creating an information environment accessible via a single identity in line with ICT strategy
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Lieutenant General Ivan Hooper

Chief Executive Officer Information Systems and Services
UK Ministry of Defence

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm INDUSTRY INSIGHTS CYBERARK

David Higgins - Director Customer Development Cyberark
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David Higgins

Director Customer Development
Cyberark

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm FULLY SCALABLE C2 BATTLE MANAGEMENT FOR COALITION OPERATIONS

Major General John S. Kem - Commandant US Army War College
·          C2 from government to the front line
·          Accelerating decision-making and increasing agility of deployed forces
·          Integrating big data analysis and data fusion to upgrade complex decision-making
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Major General John S. Kem

Commandant
US Army War College

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm UK PERSPECTIVE ON TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTION AND TRANSFORMATION OF ISR

Brigadier Benedict Kite - Commander, Joint Forces Intelligence Group UK MoD
·          Providing intelligence products and advice to policy, deployment and research decisions,
·          Exploiting commercial technology advancements in information collection and management to provide the Joint Force enhanced communications and situational awareness
·          Synchronising existing sensors and employing big data analysis to discern actionable intelligence
·          Evaluating current focus area, prototyping and experimentation to enhance situational awareness and disrupt offensive operations 
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Brigadier Benedict Kite

Commander, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm DEVELOPING INTEROPERABLE C4ISR FOR THE INFORMATION AGE

Murray Davidson - Director Service Strategy NATO Communications and Information Agency
·          Supporting transformation of NATO JISR capability
·          Delivering resilient  communications and information systems to ensure superiority and provision of actionable intelligence
·          Algorithmic-based technology and block chain to enable big data analysis and data visualisation
·          Setting the direction for capability development to increase power projection and NATO defence posture 
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Murray Davidson

Director Service Strategy
NATO Communications and Information Agency

·          Outlining strategic objectives and modernisation in compliance with NATO requirements
·          Examining long-term capability development priorities for the tri-services
·          Renewing the Croatian Air Force fighting capability to deter emerging threats
·          Transforming approach to procurement and cooperation with non-traditional defence suppliers
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General Mirko Šundov

Chief of Defence
Croatian Armed Forces (Pending Ministerial Authorisation)

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

General Sir Richard Barrons - Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016) Conference Chairman
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General Sir Richard Barrons

Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016)
Conference Chairman