22 - 24 October, 2019 | London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

2019 speakers

Conference chairman


Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts
Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts
Former DG Joint Force Development & Defence Academy, UK MoD
DES 2019 Conference Chairman

2019 Speakers


Colonel Charles B. Cain
Colonel Charles B. Cain
Commander, 704th Test Group, Directed Energy Combined Test Force
US Air Force
Youngchul Kim, Ph.D.
Youngchul Kim, Ph.D.
Researcher, Laser Weapon Systems
South Korea Agency for Defense Development
Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Massimo Annati
Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Massimo Annati
Chairman
European Working Group Non-Lethal Weapons
Matthew Speakman
Matthew Speakman
Assistant Head for Novel Weapons, Weapons Evaluation and Capability Assurance, Finance & Military Capability Group
UK MoD
Colonel Sean Wilson
Colonel Sean Wilson
Officer in Charge, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA)
US Army Europe
Fumio Wani, Ph.D.
Fumio Wani, Ph.D.
HEL Program Manager
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Keith A. Rigby CEng FIET
Keith A. Rigby CEng FIET
Platform Integration Consultant – LDEW
BAE Systems
Gary Woltering
Gary Woltering
Deputy Chief
Advanced Weapons Systems Division, Air Combat Command
Ivan Jones
Ivan Jones
Novel Weapons Programme
UK MoD
Michael Jirjis, Ph.D.
Michael Jirjis, Ph.D.
Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Andrew Tate MSc CEng FIMarEST
Andrew Tate MSc CEng FIMarEST
Senior Principal Marine Systems Engineer
DSTL
Mark Gunzinger
Mark Gunzinger
Director for Future Aerospace Concepts and Capabilities Assessments, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies / Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
US Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Sjef Orbons, Ph.D.
Sjef Orbons, Ph.D.
Consultant
Netherlands Military Police
Mike Pereria
Mike Pereria
Business Development, High Energy Lasers
Raytheon
Prof. Lars Nilsson
Prof. Lars Nilsson
Head of High Power Fibre Lasers, Optoelectronics Research Centre
University of Southampton
Sanjit Matharu
Sanjit Matharu
Modelling, Simulation and Analysis Lead
BAE Systems
Rüdiger Schmitt
Rüdiger Schmitt
Senior Scientist
French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis (ISL)
Ofer Fridman, Ph.D.
Ofer Fridman, Ph.D.
Lecturer in War Studies and Director of Operations
King's Centre for Strategic Communications