Capt. Tuan N. Pham

Research Fellow with Advanced Research Program at U.S. Naval War College U.S. Navy

Captain Tuan N. Pham is a U.S. naval intelligence officer, maritime strategist, strategic planner and regional expert with over two decades of experience in the Indo-Pacific.  Currently, he is a student research fellow with the Advanced Research Program at the U.S. Naval War College.  He has previously held policy/staff jobs at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Navy Staff, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Cyber Command, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency.  He also worked for Commanders to U.S. Naval Forces Japan (Yokosuka), U.S. Seventh Fleet (USS BLUE RIDGE, LCC-19), Task Force Seventy (USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, CVN-73) and Multinational Forces Iraq (Baghdad). 

Captain Pham is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Naval War College (Mahan Scholar), earned three graduate degrees and completed three fellowships with Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and MIT Universities.  He has also written 50 articles on national security strategy, policy and affairs for several international and U.S. publications.    

Pre-Conference Workshop - Monday, 2 December 2019

Monday, December 2nd, 2019


Today, defence forces and security agencies have to deal with diverse and complex missions, ranging from counter-terrorism to cybersecurity and hybrid warfare. Innovative concepts of operation will be required. The development and sustenance of defence and security capabilities are correspondingly getting increasingly difficult and challenging. Deciding on the technologies to invest in and transitioning them quickly to the forces is no small feat.

This workshop explores how new innovations in digital technology are transforming the maritime security sector, ushering in a fourth industrial revolution. It also offers an efficient and inspiring way to get latest insights into smart technologies.
Benefits of Attending:
·         How smart technology and 4th IR are reshaping maritime security and defence
·         Can smart and secure technology co-exist
·         AI; smart sensors; intelligent data analysis; fully autonomous operations - how these game-changing capabilities flags out potential threats and derives useful insights

Conference Day ONE - Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

1:30 PM Roundtable 5: How Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Change the Landscape of Military and Intelligence Operations

·         What value add do autonomous  systems bring for maritime security operations
·         What this means for inter-agency collaboration
·         What are the key challenges in operating unmanned systems  

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