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

Rear Admiral Andew J Loiselle - Deputy Director, Future Joint Force Development US Joint Staff J7
·          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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Rear Admiral Andew J Loiselle

Deputy Director, Future Joint Force Development
US Joint Staff J7

·          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

Brigadier General Mark W. Odom - Director of Concept Development and Learning Directorate US ARCIC
·          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 
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Brigadier General Mark W. Odom

Director of Concept Development and Learning Directorate
US ARCIC

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 PANEL DISCUSSION: HUMAN-MACHINE COLLABORATION FOR FUTURE URBAN OPERATIONS

General Sir Richard Barrons - Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016) Conference Chairman
·          Assessing Robotics & Autonomous systems priorities for the short, mid, and long-term horizons. How can we ensure gradual integration of autonomous technologies into the army structure? What are feasible objectives for the near-term?
·          What will the right soldier- machine balance be to maximise the relative advantages of both the warfighter and machine in a future fighting system? How likely is the integration of fully automated convoy operations?
·          How will RAS transform battle formations, maneouvre, and force protection?
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General Sir Richard Barrons

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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm NAVAL R&D: FRAMEWORK FOR MODERNISATION OF THE NAVY & MARINE CORPS

Captain Kevin Quarderer - Commanding Officer ONR-Global 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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Captain Kevin Quarderer

Commanding Officer ONR-Global
US Navy

3:30 pm - 4:00 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

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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm INCORPORATION OF RPAS AND HYPERSONICS

Dr. 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. Dr. Richard J. Joseph

Chief Scientist
US Air Force

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE OF AIR OPERATIONS: REGAINING THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

General Sir Richard Barrons - Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016) Conference Chairman
·          Examining current use of RPAs for ISR and situational awareness.
·          Offloading pilots’ cognitive workload to unmanned wingmen. How will autonomous wingmen transform modern combat formations?
·          Exploring the potential for autonomous air to ground combat missions. What is the potential for having a fighter jet pilot lead a fleet of autonomous combat vehicles?
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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