25 - 27 June, 2019
Hilton London Olympia , London, United Kingdom

Conference Day 1, 26th June 2019


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

Major General (retd.) Andrew Sharpe, Director of the British Army’s Centre for Analysis and Conflict Research at Strategy and Security Institute

Major General (retd.) Andrew Sharpe

Director of the British Army’s Centre for Analysis and Conflict Research
Strategy and Security Institute

9:00 am - 9:40 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: DEVELOPING GAME CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES AT THE INFORMATION LABORATORY

  • The Data Analysis and Assessment Center (DAAC): providing visualization and analysis tools and support services to enable the analysis of an ever-increasing volume of data
  • The Department of Defense (DOD) Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC): delivering high performance computing (HPC) resources to DOD scientists and engineers across the Nation
  • Developing, modernizing, and maintaining software to address DoD's science and engineering challenges
  • Exploring, evaluating, and applying emerging High Performance Computing technology to advance DoD productivity
Doctor David A Horner, Director of the Information Technology Laboratory at U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Doctor David A Horner

Director of the Information Technology Laboratory
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

9:40 am - 10:10 am THE FUTURE CHALLENGES OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS AND AI

  • Exploiting and protecting data
  • Overcoming the challenges and seizing the opportunities of digitalisation
  • Achieving information superiority over the enemy
Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes, Head Joint User C4ISR & Cyber at UK Ministry of Defence

Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes

Head Joint User C4ISR & Cyber
UK Ministry of Defence

10:20 am - 11:00 am THE ARTEMIS PROJECT: A MASTER PLAN TO DEVELOP BIG DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  • State of the art and main challenges
  • Applications for defence field
  • The need of the ecosystem
  • Different projects for operational use and to develop technologies
Colonel Jerome Lemaire, Digitization & Artificial Intelligence Master Plan Leader at Directorate General of Armaments

Colonel Jerome Lemaire

Digitization & Artificial Intelligence Master Plan Leader
Directorate General of Armaments

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

11:30 am - 12:10 pm ACCELERATING THE DEVELOPMENT AND AWARENESS OF BIG DATA SOLUTIONS FOR DEFENCE

  • Overview of past and present data challenges run by DASA
  • The areas of data interest in the Front Line Commands
  • The DASA route to funding for big data and data analytics solutions for defence
 
Ralph Wilkins, Innovation Partner at Defence and Security Accelerator

Ralph Wilkins

Innovation Partner
Defence and Security Accelerator

  • How does innovation get rewarded in defence
  • Bringing non-traditional partners into defence procurement
  • Skills and cultural change required for machine speed warfare
Major General (retd.) Andrew Sharpe, Director of the British Army’s Centre for Analysis and Conflict Research at Strategy and Security Institute

Major General (retd.) Andrew Sharpe

Director of the British Army’s Centre for Analysis and Conflict Research
Strategy and Security Institute

1:10 pm - 2:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm THE INFLUENCE OF BIG DATA IN DECISION MAKING PROCESS: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE BRITISH ARMY

  • Mitigating data overload on the battlefield
  • Assessing how much reliability can be attributed to Big Data: can we trust current systems?
  • Future prospects: speculating the changes that Big Data will bring to decision making in the defence sector, and how it will affect the OODA loop
Colonel Alex Porter, Assistant Head of Strategic Concepts, Directorate of Capability at British Army

Colonel Alex Porter

Assistant Head of Strategic Concepts, Directorate of Capability
British Army

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm BRIDGING THE TECHNOLOGICAL GAP BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND THE CIVIL SECTOR

  • JHub’s programme for Big Data Analytics and AI
  • Improving the operation of the UK armed forces
  • Re-purposing and combining existing technologies available elsewhere in the defence and civil sectors to deliver new functionality
Adrian Holt, Innovation Scout at jHub

Adrian Holt

Innovation Scout
jHub

James Kuht, Innovation Scout at JHub

James Kuht

Innovation Scout
JHub

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

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm UTILISING BIG DATA TO ENHANCE STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING

  • Assessing the way data is integrated; the impact on decision making and how AI and data will change NATO’s approach to future challenges
  • A future where subordinate echelons are given decentralized control of capabilities and the impact this will have on command and control architectures
  • The Netherlands’ approach to Big Data analytics.
Auke Venema, Principal Member,  NATO Science & Technology Board at NATO

Auke Venema

Principal Member, NATO Science & Technology Board
NATO

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm INCREASING CYBER INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN EUROPEAN ARMIES

  •  Integrating cyber command structures in army’s structures
  • The challenge of communication: could European armies use common cryptographic systems?
  • Raising awareness to weakest link: training the European soldier how to behave in the cyber environment
Mr Mario Blokken, Head Permanent Secretariat at European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)

Mr Mario Blokken

Head Permanent Secretariat
European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)

Major General (retd.) Andrew Sharpe, Director of the British Army’s Centre for Analysis and Conflict Research at Strategy and Security Institute

Major General (retd.) Andrew Sharpe

Director of the British Army’s Centre for Analysis and Conflict Research
Strategy and Security Institute