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 - 11:20 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
 


11:20 am - 11:50 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:50 am - 12:20 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

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm SAAB KEYNOTE


12:50 pm - 1:20 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

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm IAI ELTA KEYNOTE

Sponsors:
IAI Elta Systems




1:50 pm - 2:50 pm Lunch and Networking

2:50 pm - 4:20 pm ENABLING TRANSFORMATION: JADC2 TRACK HOSTED BY L3 HARRIS

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm PUTTING MDC2 INTO PRACTICE: HOW THE AIR COMPONENT INTEGRATES WITH SPACE AND CYBER

  • Insights from recent training exercises on MDC2
  • 505th priorities for the 2020s following DOD budget increases into R&D
  • From a personnel perspective, how is the USAF recruiting and retaining a workforce equipped for air-space-cyber thinking?
Colonel Richard Dickens, Commander, 505th Command and Control Wing at US Air Force

Colonel Richard Dickens

Commander, 505th Command and Control Wing
US Air Force

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm L3 HARRIS KEYNOTE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENABLING JADC2

·         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

Major General Dre Kraak, Special Assistant COM AIRCOM, NATO AIRCOM at NATO Allied Air Command

Major General Dre Kraak

Special Assistant COM AIRCOM, NATO AIRCOM
NATO Allied Air Command

Colonel Richard Dickens, Commander, 505th Command and Control Wing at US Air Force

Colonel Richard Dickens

Commander, 505th Command and Control Wing
US Air Force

2:50 pm - 4:20 pm FUTURE ISR SENSORS TRACK HOSTED BY RAYTHEON

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm USAF TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY TO ESTABLISH FUTURE SENSING FOUNDATION

 
  • USAF Science and Technology 2030 Strategy
  • Capability Areas to Enable Transformational C2ISR
  • Future ISR Sensing Modalities
  • Processing Data Into Information 
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’S FIVE CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY ENABLERS





  • Developing capability for operating in the contested and degraded environment
  • Sustaining a real-time intelligence picture
  • Away from platform-centric and towards capability-centric approaches to ISR
  • How are advances in sensors enabling improved battlespace management and ISR?

Major General Frederic Parisot, Deputy Chief of Staff Future Plans at French Air Force

Major General Frederic Parisot

Deputy Chief of Staff Future Plans
French Air Force

Air Commodore Nicholas Hay, ISTAR Force Commander at RAF

Air Commodore Nicholas Hay

ISTAR Force Commander
RAF

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