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

Agenda Day 2 JOINT COMBAT CAPABILITIES

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

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General Sir Richard Barrons

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am INTEGRATION OF MANNED-UNMANNED TEAMING FOR THE FUTURE JOINT FORCE

Air Vice-Marshal Bruce H. Hedley - Director Joint Warfare UK Joint Forces Command
·          Examining current capabilities, lessons learned, and recent developments
·          Assessing capability gaps and incorporating autonomous technologies to sustain force with increased distribution
·          Determining areas for development and identifying emerging requirements for the joint force 
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Air Vice-Marshal Bruce H. Hedley

Director Joint Warfare
UK Joint Forces Command

9:30 am - 10:00 am CURRENT EXPERIMENTATION TO TRANSFORM WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY

·          Examining current capabilities, lessons learned, and recent developments
·          Assessing capability gaps and incorporating autonomous technologies to sustain force with increased distribution
·          Determining areas for development and identifying emerging requirements for the joint force 
·          Transformation in Spain´s Armed Forces. Driving considerations to face the technological evolution.
·          Some RDI initiatives in the Spanish technological landscape.
·          Conceptual development. Latest initiatives: JISR, Cyber defence and Counter-UAS
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Brigadier General José Antonio Herrera Llamas

Director CCDC - Joint Concept Development Center
Spanish Ministry of Defence

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

11:00 am - 11:30 am CRAFTING CONCEPTS AND DOCTRINE FOR UNIFIED LAND OPERATIONS

Brigadier Greg Wilson - Head Capability and Strategic Development British Army
·          Strike Brigades: sustaining movement, manoeuvre and long-range patrolling, under armour, for greater distances
·          Advancing network-enabled autonomous systems for combat scenarios
·          Developing concepts of operation for human-machine collaboration in the land domain 
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Brigadier Greg Wilson

Head Capability and Strategic Development
British Army

11:30 am - 12:00 pm IMPROVING COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CURRENT AND FUTURE FORCE

·          Lessons learned from concept experimentation and Army Warfighting Challenges
·          Examining the Army Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy
·          Facilitating freedom of manoeuvre and increasing force protection through robotics
·          Establishing development objectives for 2035 and beyond 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ROBOTICS: A PRIORITY FOR THE GERMAN ARMY

·          Outlining current capabilities and training exercises with an emphasis on UGVs
·          Assessing near-term and long-term objectives for robotics and autonomous systems
·          Supporting modernisation of the Army through miniaturization of UAS for surveillance 

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ACCELERATING RAPID REACTION THROUGH NETWORK ENABLED TECHNOLOGIES

Colonel Mark Parsons - Director of Land Command Information Canadian Army
·          Overview of Operation Staged Response 2017
·          Enhancing situational awareness, C2, and provision of real-time actionable intelligence
·          Outlining future plans and integration of S&T 
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Colonel Mark Parsons

Director of Land Command Information
Canadian Army

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm ROBOTICS: A PRIORITY FOR THE GERMAN ARMY

Colonel Hans-Gert Gaebel - Basic Army Organisation German Army

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Colonel Hans-Gert Gaebel

Basic Army Organisation
German Army

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm INCORPORATION OF RPAS AND HYPERSONICS

Dr. Richard J. Joseph - Chief Scientist US Air Force
·          Inclusiveness’ of technologies from non-traditional suppliers to retain strategic advantage
·          Current experimentation  in hypersonics and autonomous data processing
·          Recent developments in human-machine teaming and fully autonomous combat manoeuvre
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Dr. Richard J. Joseph

Chief Scientist
US Air Force

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: SYNTHETIC TRAINING FOR THE MODERN WARFIGHTER

Air Marshal (Retd.) Sir Christopher Harper - Former Deputy Chairman NATO Military Committee NATO
·          Assessing current capabilities and future applications of Virtual and Mixed reality. How can we modernise training capabilities to maintain Soldier lethality? What are the challenges of integrating VR/MR training simulation for the tri-services?
·          Converging the Virtual, Constructive, and Gaming environments into a single-synthetic training environment to optimise soldier performance. How can we accelerate modernisation of training to enhance multi-domain warfare? How can we ensure that all environments operate together from common authoritative data?
·          Blending virtual, augmented, and physical realities to enable high intensity, multi-domain training. What are the long-term implications of transforming training and creating a single synthetic training environment?
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Air Marshal (Retd.) Sir Christopher Harper

Former Deputy Chairman NATO Military Committee
NATO


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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm NAVAL R&D: FRAMEWORK FOR MODERNISATION OF THE NAVY

Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley - President, U.S. Naval War College US Navy
·          Outlining the Warfighter Supremacy research initiative to optimise human performance and incorporate human-machine teams
·          Transitioning concepts to capabilities rapidly to retain strategic overmatch and upgrade survivability of sea platforms
·          Developing autonomous capabilities for the maritime domain to advance amphibious expeditionary manoeuvre
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Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley

President, U.S. Naval War College
US Navy

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION : UNMANNED SURFACE VESSELS FOR MULTI- LAYERED DEFENCE

General Sir Richard Barrons - Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016) Conference Chairman
·          Examining current trialling and experimentation to advance maritime capability. How can the maritime sector benefit from technologies offered by non-traditional suppliers?
·          Incorporating autonomous systems in the near-term. How will mobile autonomous navy teams transform ISR? How will algorithm-based technology improve battlespace awareness?
·          Introducing human-machine teams to conduct maritime interdiction operations. How will advancements in USVs affect littoral warfare, patrolling, and defence of territorial waters?
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General Sir Richard Barrons

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

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE