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Download the Event Guide l Big Data for Defence Summit

Download the Event Guide l Big Data for Defence Summit

Participate at the only big data conference designed specifically for the defence sector. 

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Danish Defence Intelligence Service, UK Ministry of Defence, Directorate General of Armaments, French Ministry of Defence, NATO and the British Army have confirmed their participation. 

The Big Data for Defence Summit will help you:

  • Understand how to securely store and rapidly analyse data using the latest systems to generate actionable intelligence
  • Receive in-depth updates on big data procurement programmes, including the French ARTEMIS project, and how artificial intelligence and big data can combine to generate the capability 
  • Identify partnership opportunities with traditional and non-traditional defence entities offering key solutions for big data analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of big data, terminologies in use and it’s application in defence 

Complete the form to your right to receive the full 2019 agenda, with the complete speaker line-up and session guide.


Big Data for Defence 2019 Attendee List

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How leveraging new technologies will ensure military network safety: Insights from Brigadier General Buckner

How leveraging new technologies will ensure military network safety: Insights from Brigadier General Buckner

In this exclusive interview with a key speaker of this year’s Big Data for Defence conference, Brigadier General Jennifer Buckner, Department of the Army, Deputy of Army Military Operations for Cyber, U.S. Army, gain insights into the role of new technologies in enhancing cybersecurity of the US Army Cyber Command.

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Brigadier General Buckner answers the following questions:

  • What are the main challenges currently faced by armed forces face when it comes to securing their network? How would you rate the level of urgency for Armed Forces to operate an entirely secure network? 
  • What role do you see AI and machine learning play in enhancing cyber security in the Armed Forces?  
  • What are the current initiatives of the Cyber Command for strengthening the cyber workforce?
  • What are the near, mid and long term steps for the US Army Cyber Command to leverage AI and machine learning?
  • What role should private companies play in enhancing cybersecurity of Armed Forces? To what extent do you believe are their solutions fit for the defence sector?


Get a taste of the interview below: 

Defence IQ: What role do you see AI and machine learning play in enhancing cyber security in the Armed Forces? 

Brigadier General Buckner: I don’t know that we have fundamentally realised just how much these emerging technologies will change the way we fight and the nature of conflict; this is why I approach it more broadly than just the cybersecurity aspect. I certainly think we are already seeing ways that these can help inform our network defenders and architects, coupled with operating and maintaining our networks. 

The idea of autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, ISR, and getting at the ubiquitous nature of data collection and making that into something meaningful is extraordinarily important. We are also looking at ways that AI and machine learning can really improve… 


Past presentation: The Future of Big Data Analytics in Defence

Past presentation: The Future of Big Data Analytics in Defence

Delivered during last year’s Big Data For Defence Conference, this presentation from Dr. Adam Zagorecki, Senior Research Follow, Operational Analysis, Cranfield University lays out the the future of big data analytics in defence

Download this presentation to learn more about:

  • How AI and machine learning will develop over the next 10 years
  • How can military organisations gain advantage through data analytic progress in other industries
  • How can you access skilled data analytics professionals in the defence environment
  • Demonstrating how data can be maintained for use in future conflict

Dr. Zagorecki will lead a workshop at this year’s conference on maximising operational capabilities and decision-making though data analytics for military leaders and will deliver a presentation on the upcoming challenges of data analytics in the defence industry. 

Big Data for Defence: 2019 trends report

Big Data for Defence: 2019 trends report

The potential applications of big data, AI and other emerging technologies in the defence sector are vast. There is an increased focus on these technologies by nations from across the world, which is stressing the importance of developing, implementing and applying them in their Armed Forces. 

Ahead of this year’s Big Data for Defence Conference, Defence IQ compiled a big data for defence trends report, outlining current programmes and ongoing requirements.

Download this report to find out more about:

  • Denmark’s DKK1.4 billion investment in cyber defence over the 2018 – 2023 period
  • French Government’s ARTEMIS project
  • German Government’s EUR 3 billion investment in R&D for AI until 2025
  • The UK Royal Navy’s Project NELSON

NSA leaks forces defence sector to confront big data future

NSA leaks forces defence sector to confront big data future

It is perhaps no revelation to say that, when compared to the private sector, governments have been largely slow to engage with the big data movement. There is of course an undeniable need for them to come down from the wings and play catch up, and while some public bodies have indeed moved forward with the times, others are still languishing on the sidelines.

The Future is Cloudy - Opportunities & Technological Challenges in Developing the ‘Combat Cloud’

The Future is Cloudy - Opportunities & Technological Challenges in Developing the ‘Combat Cloud’

This e-book explains the changing combat doctrines in the US military, prioritising data inflows over purely platforms leading up to the Combat Cloud concept. Also exploring the cyber security vulnerabilities to cloud technology and consequences in military applications and discussing the most recent program developments in US forces and globally (incl. discussion on Russia and China).

The Defence and Security Accelerator: Building big data capability in the UK MOD

The Defence and Security Accelerator: Building big data capability in the UK MOD

The potential that big data and the 'Internet of Things' will bring to every sector is vast, with the market set to be valued at £322 billion by 2020. While vast capabilities are already happening in the civilian landscape, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) aims to bridge the gap between civilian solutions and military requirements, funding innovations and creating links. 

DASA will attend the inaugural Big Data for Defence summit and talked to Defence IQ about the opportunities they see in big data for the defence sector, their own role in improving the civilian-military relationship and their objectives on the military procurement cycle.

Why Big Data is Vital in Modernising Defence - Insights From Sir Gordon Messenger

Why Big Data is Vital in Modernising Defence - Insights From Sir Gordon Messenger

Big data is a key word currently in the defence sector. Whether in logistics, warfighting or within the different processes in between, the potential applications and its potential is vast. Ahead of the inaugural Big Data for Defence summit, Defence IQ had the privilege to have five minutes with General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE ADC, a recognised advocate for the implementation of technology in the defence sector and keynote speaker at the event. In this exclusive transcript of our discussion, he explains why he chose to participate in the conference and why you should do so too.

Embracing the future: Defence industry in the digital age

Embracing the future: Defence industry in the digital age

Airbus Defence and Space is no stranger to digital transformation, having implemented such a programme last September. As the lead sponsor of the upcoming Big Data for Defence conference, the company is ideal to discuss what the digital age means for defence industry. In this exclusive transcript of Defence IQ's conversation with Philippe Pham, Head of Data Analytics & Applications (TZA) at the Airbus Defence and Space’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO), learn more about their short-term and long-term goals, the challenges they have overcome throughout this journey, and how this programme helps enhancing their relationship with the military.

Big Data for Defence Summit - 2018 Attendee List

Big Data for Defence Summit - 2018 Attendee List

With the Big Data for Defence Summit fast approaching, take a look at some of the organisations and job titles you can meet on site, with representatives from the British Army, Bundeswehr, US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, NATO Communications and Information Agency, and more!

Redefining the future of defence through AI

Redefining the future of defence through AI

Artificial Intelligence offers a vast potential to the defence sector and could possibly re-write the way militaries operate entirely in all domains, from logistics to the operational theatre. 

Ahead of the Big Data Analytics for Defence summit, Defence IQ had the opportunity to gain expert insight from Ross Tsagalidis, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences and Advisor Cybersecurity to the Swedish Armed Forces and speaker at the event, on the potential of AI in the military of the future.

Big Data for Defence - 2018 Event Guide

Big Data for Defence - 2018 Event Guide

IQPC’s inaugural Big Data for Defence Conference, developed in partnership with the UK MoD’s Defence and Security Accelerator, combines the experiences of global research leaders, leading defence R&D institutions, senior commanders shaping the future of the armed forces, and veterans of big data from the commercial sector. This conference will determine the future of big data and Artificial Intelligence in defence, and define your role in building the new shape of the world’s Armed Forces. Download the full event guide to find out more.