09 - 11 July, 2019 | Hilton London Olympia , London, United Kingdom

Conference Day One

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:50 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DEVELOPING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT CAN MEETING RAPIDLY DEVELOPING DRONE THREATS

Brian Harrell - Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security
·          The priorities of DHS in improving critical national infrastructure moving forward
·          Integrating Counter Drone capabilities: the challenges and solutions being given most attention
·          Conceptual framework for effective infrastructure that is prepared for drone misuse or criminality
img

Brian Harrell

Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Department of Homeland Security

9:50 am - 10:30 am REQUIREMENTS, SOLUTIONS AND THE FRAMEWORK FOR AN EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH INDUSTRY

Peter Clarke - Director, Counter UAS, UK MoD
·          Engaging with industry throughout the process of requirement generation and evaluation
·          The specific conditions for effective C-UAS in the security sector and avoiding military ‘overkill’
·          Shortening the procurement cycle and keeping pace with the drone industry
img

Peter Clarke

Director, Counter UAS
UK MoD

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING


·          The rapid development of DIY drones and examination of their threat potential
·          Counter-measure profiling and what the most effective solutions may look like
·          Homeland location security and the differences in approach and effective throne threat neutralisation
img

Dr Anna Jackman

Lecturer in Political Geography, Royal Holloway
University of London

11:40 am - 12:20 pm A MILITARY SOLUTION TO A CIVILIAN CHALLENGE? COUNTER DRONE SOLUTION ‘OVERKILL’ AND AVOIDING IT

Colonel Jean-François Morel - Counter UAV Lead, Gendarmerie Nationale
·          The relationship between military C-UAS systems and security threats in the civilian sector
·          Capability ‘overkill’ and the necessary changes that need to be made in order for neutralisation to be achieved within a safe regulatory framework
·          Projections for future Counter Drone capability development and encouraging the most effective solutions for the civilian sector
img

Colonel Jean-François Morel

Counter UAV Lead
Gendarmerie Nationale

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: EVALUATING COUNTER UAS SYSTEMS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE DRONE DEFENCE

The considerations for deploying a Counter UAS system can be varied and challenging depending on the organisation and its specific conditions. The system itself must fit into a legal or regulatory framework but still remain fit for purpose to deal with potentially malicious drone incursions. The most effective solutions for particular organisations could range from a surveillance system to complex neutralisation capabilities which require a much different environment in order to be used to effect. This Panel Discussion will cover these points along with:
 
·          How to make an evaluation of a Counter UAS system and the environment in which it must operate in order to maximise its effect
·          What are the technologies which will be the key drivers of Counter Drone solutions in the coming years?
·          How must cost be balanced with risk in order to make UAS defence systems the most effective?

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN DRONE INCIDENTS

Kristof Lamont - Air Traffic Management / Cyber Security Senior Expert, EUROCONTROL
·          The unique challenges facing the private sector in Counter Drone incident response
·          Developing Counter Drone solutions within a civil regulatory framework and the reliance on Law Enforcement cooperation
·          Limiting risk and vulnerability through a holistic approach to incident response including Civil, Law Enforcement and Government organisations
img

Kristof Lamont

Air Traffic Management / Cyber Security Senior Expert
EUROCONTROL

·          Maintaining the integrity of ‘Soft Target’ security and how future drone threats are being prepared for by Homeland Security
·          The nuances of S-UAS protection and which solutions will be most suited to keep up with S-UAS development
·          Integrating solutions into existing security frameworks to limit the vulnerability of sensitive sites to attack
img

Daniel Abreu

Deputy Director, Soft Targets and Crowded Places Task Force
Department of Homeland Security

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm THREAT ASSESSMENTS AND INTERAGENCY COOPERATION IMPROVE COUNTER DRONE CAPABILITIES

Mark Espenant - R&D Project Manager, Centre for Security Science, Government of Canada
·          Taking the correct steps to evolve Counter Drone policy and regulatory frameworks
·          Using assessments and evaluation to keep pace with the rapid development of drone technology
·          Interagency networks and how to maximise their impact on Counter Drone understanding
img

Mark Espenant

R&D Project Manager, Centre for Security Science
Government of Canada

·          Viability of ‘hard kill’ solutions and their benefits vs. ‘fencing’ systems
·          Recent criminal developments in prison smuggling and the consequent changes in Counter Drone solution requirements
·          Analysis of past drone incidents being used for criminal purposes and key lessons learned
img

Ghislain Sauvé

Director General, Technical Services and Facilities
Correctional Service of Canada

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE