10 - 12 March, 2020 | The Hurlingham Club, London, United Kingdom

Main Conference Day One

7:50 am - 8:40 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:40 am - 8:50 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Air Marshal Stuart Evans, Former Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Air Command at RAF

Air Marshal Stuart Evans

Former Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Air Command
RAF

8:50 am - 9:00 am RAYTHEON WELCOME ADDRESS

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am INNOVATION IN THE UK’S ISTAR FLEET

·         The future mission of the E-7 AEW&C aircraft
·         The transformative role of the Protector fleet
·         Shadow upgrades to protect the platform from future threats
·         RAF ISTAR’s perspective on the MDC2 concept

Air Commodore Nicholas Hay, ISTAR Force Commander at RAF

Air Commodore Nicholas Hay

ISTAR Force Commander
RAF

9:30 am - 10:00 am Four Star Lead Partner Keynote from Raytheon

Sponsors:
Raytheon
Sponsored by Raytheon


10:00 am - 10:30 am IMPROVING AIR FORCE LETHALITY AND ENHANCING THE JOINT AND COALITION FIGHT

·         Advancing efforts for design, integration and capability development across the Total Force for multi-domain concepts
·         Identifying the ways and means to guide resourcing priorities, improving Air Force lethality & enhancing the joint and coalition fight
·         “Designing” the long-term future of the entire Air Force

Brigadier General James Cluff, Deputy Director for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations, US Joint Staff at US Department of Defense

Brigadier General James Cluff

Deputy Director for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations, US Joint Staff
US Department of Defense

10:30 am - 11:10 am STRATEGIC LEADERS’ PANEL: A DIGITIZED FORCE, PREPARED FOR GLOBAL THREATS: INTELLIGENCE AND DETERRENCE IN THE 2020’S

At the start of this new decade, we invite senior leaders from the airborne C2ISR community to reflect on the past ten years – the most profound geopolitical, technological and intellectual changes – and offer some thoughts on what challenges may lie ahead for this community and how they see the airborne C2ISR force structure evolving in the 2020’s.
 
·         Chaos and complexity - new discourses on deterrence, decision-making and disruptive technology
·         Sci-fi futures – considering the geopolitical, technological and strategic trends emerging today
·         Climate crisis – future missions for the joint force against a backdrop of water scarcity and environmental degradation
·         The strategic futures  of Europe, the U.S. and NATO and the technological initiatives of Russia and China
 


11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:10 pm C2ISR CHALLENGES IN EUROPE

·         C2 priorities and challenges for NATO in eastern and northern Europe
·         Ukraine’s approach to integrating space and cyber into its operations
·         Major challenges in creating the infrastructure necessary for multi-domain C2

Colonel General Sergii Drozdov, Commander at Ukraine Air Force

Colonel General Sergii Drozdov

Commander
Ukraine Air Force

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm SAAB KEYNOTE


12:40 pm - 1:10 pm AIRBORNE ISR IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARENA

·         Royal Jordanian Air Force aerial ISR assets today and future plans
·         Core priorities for the Air Force nationally and as part of a regional coalition
·         Outlining the optimum capability mix for ISR operations in permissive and no-permissive, contested aerial environments

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm IAI ELTA KEYNOTE

Sponsors:
IAI Elta Systems




1:40 pm - 2:40 pm Lunch and Networking

2:40 pm - 2:40 pm MULTI-DOMAIN C2 TRACK HOSTED BY RAYTHEON

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm BUILDING A JOINT, MULTI-DOMAIN ARCHITECTURE: FRANCE’S C4ISR ROADMAP

 
·         French Air Force C4ISR long-term acquisition priorities
·         Assessing the role of cloud computing in the future operating environment
·         Enabling real-time communication, collection, and distribution of data
·         Augmenting force through future unmanned, semi-autonomous, and autonomous aircraft 
Colonel Loic Rulliere, Chief of Planning Office at French Air Force

Colonel Loic Rulliere

Chief of Planning Office
French Air Force

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm RAYTHEON MDC2 KEYNOTE





·         MDC2 translated in an international, coalition arena
·         The data architecture – combat cloud – technology developments underpinning MDC2 realisation
·         Understanding how to prosecute effects across domains, within an alliance framework
·         Learning to work with coalition partners, local organisations

Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben, C4ISR/Head of Air Command & Control at Royal Netherlands Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben

C4ISR/Head of Air Command & Control
Royal Netherlands Air Force

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA


4:50 pm - 5:20 pm GENERAL ATOMICS KEYNOTE


5:20 pm - 5:50 pm NATO AGS RAPID IOC: LEVERAGING INNOVATION, AI, DATA & CONNECTIVITY TO ACCELERATE NATO CAPABILITIES AT THE SPEED OF RELEVANCE

• Delivering an integrated system for NATO ground surveillance 
• Aircraft ferry to Initial Operational Capability (IOC)
• Utilizing creative solutions and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)-unique systems
• NATO AGS Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED
Brigadier General Phillip A. Stewart, Commander at NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force

Brigadier General Phillip A. Stewart

Commander
NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force

5:50 pm - 6:20 pm VITEC KEYNOTE

Sponsors:
VITEC




6:20 pm - 6:50 pm PROVIDING THE BRITISH ARMY WITH ISTAR CAPABILITY

·         Update on challenges and priorities of  the British Army Watchkeeper Force
·         Utilising unmanned platforms for enhanced ISR coverage and battlefield situational awareness
·         Accelerating data dissemination for real time exploitation 
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Luker, Chief of Staff, Watchkeeper Force at British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Luker

Chief of Staff, Watchkeeper Force
British Army

6:50 pm - 7:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE



Air Marshal Stuart Evans, Former Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Air Command at RAF

Air Marshal Stuart Evans

Former Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Air Command
RAF

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saab Cocktail Reception