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

Conference Day Two - 11 July

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


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

Mr Tony Reeves - Director, Level 7 Expertise

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Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise

9:10 am - 9:40 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
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Brian Harrell

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

9:40 am - 10:00 am CUAV – THE NEED FOR A HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE TO THE DEVELOPING THREAT

Markus Wolf - Business Development Director, Hensoldt
·          How sensor fusion enhances situational awareness
·          Why modularity is key
·          Evolving systems let you stay ahead of the game
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Markus Wolf

Business Development Director
Hensoldt

10:00 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
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Peter Clarke

Director, Counter UAS
UK MoD

·          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
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Dr Anna Jackman

Lecturer in Political Geography, Royal Holloway
University of London

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


11:30 am - 12:00 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
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Colonel Jean-François Morel

Counter UAV Lead
Gendarmerie Nationale

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: EVALUATING COUNTER UAS SYSTEMS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE DRONE DEFENCE

Yousuf Malik - Principal Consultant Defence IQ
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?
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Yousuf Malik

Principal Consultant
Defence IQ

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm SPECIALIST LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COUNTER DRONE STRATEGY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANISED CRIME

Chief Officer Peter De Scheemaeker - Head, Special Tactics Unit, EUROPOL
·          Strategic insights into the misuse of drones by organised crime groups and its effect on Law Enforcement
·          EUROPOL’s response to this threat and the responsibility of specialised support units within this system
·          Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) that can mitigate the risk posed by criminal drone misuse
 
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Chief Officer Peter De Scheemaeker

Head, Special Tactics Unit
EUROPOL

·          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
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Daniel Abreu

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

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


3:30 pm - 4:00 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
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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
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Ghislain Sauvé

Director General, Technical Services and Facilities
Correctional Service of Canada

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm USING INSURANCE AS A DRONE RISK MITIGATION TOOL

Confirmed representative - from, Lloyds Group
·          Methodology of risk assessment and its link to the cost of insurance
·          The role of ‘drone education’ and the way it can be used in conjunction with counter drone solutions in order to drive down insurance premiums
·          The perspective from insurers on how Counter Drone solutions need to meet their own standards
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Confirmed representative

from
Lloyds Group

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE

Mr Tony Reeves - Director, Level 7 Expertise
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Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise