24 - 26 September, 2019 | Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 3

8:00 - 8:45 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Graham Stacey KBE CB, Chief of Staff (2015-2018) at NATO Allied Command Transformation

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Graham Stacey KBE CB

Chief of Staff (2015-2018)
NATO Allied Command Transformation

9:00 - 9:30 THE MANNED, UNMANNED AND AUTONOMOUS MIX IN THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT


Rear Admiral Andrew Burns OBE, Commander UK Maritime Strike Force & Rear Admiral Surface Ships at Royal Navy

Rear Admiral Andrew Burns OBE

Commander UK Maritime Strike Force & Rear Admiral Surface Ships
Royal Navy

9:30 - 10:00 PROGRAMME NELSON: CREATING A BIG DATA PLATFORM


Commodore Ian Annett, CIO and ACOS Information Warfare at Royal Navy

Commodore Ian Annett

CIO and ACOS Information Warfare
Royal Navy

10:00 - 10:30 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

10:30 - 11:00 FORZA NET: ITALIAN ARMY’S APPROACH TO DIGITISATION


Brigadier General Dionigi Loria, Director National Supply Centre at Italian Army

Brigadier General Dionigi Loria

Director National Supply Centre
Italian Army


Colonel Claudio Icardi, Chief of Concept Development, Centre for Defence Innovation at Italian Armed Forces

Colonel Claudio Icardi

Chief of Concept Development, Centre for Defence Innovation
Italian Armed Forces

11:30 - 12:00 INNOVATION IN THE NEAR TERM: A FRENCH ARMY PERSPECTIVE

Colonel Sébastien de Peyret, Director of Army Battle Lab at French Army

Colonel Sébastien de Peyret

Director of Army Battle Lab
French Army

12:00 - 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30 WORKSHOP A: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION WORKSHOP: JHUB'S MODEL FOR DELIVERING INNOVATION TO THE WARFIGHTER

Using the jHub model as a framework, delegates will be invited to explore their understanding of building and running effective innovation systems within established business. The session will then examine the learnings from the jHub’s first 2 years to identify ways that the model could be improved, scaled or replicated. This interactive workshop builds on the jHub session from day 2 to give delegates a better understanding of Joint Force Command’s transformation imperative.

ABOUT JHUB: 
jHub is the Innovation centre for UK Joint Forces Command, seeking innovation and technology to enhance and improve the operation of the UK armed forces. The jHub team aims to find world class technology and talent and get them into the hands of the Joint Force Command user. jHub also works closely with international defence organisations, the UK government, trade organisations, academia and other bodies which seek to encourage innovation in the UK. jHub looks to repurpose high Technical Readiness Level (TRL) technology from areas not traditionally with a defence focus, to provide software, hardware or to solve a process or people issue.

jHub works with the 7 organisations within JFC to identify problems, such as capability gaps or areas for improvement. Industry is then invited to submit their solutions in the form of a proposal. Utilising a traditional funnel design, jHub then works to a 4 stage process: Rapid evaluation, Opportunity assessment, Pilot, presentation to the JFC Innovation Board

  • Attend the Workshop to: 
  • Learn how your solution can be tailored for the defence enterprise by directly engaging with the JFC’s department for innovation, development of partnership, and agile acquisition 
  • Identify current R&D priorities, emerging requirements to formulate winning business proposals to the UK MoD
  • Enhance your understanding of JFC’s innovation model, ways to pilot, and field technology to the hands of the user
  • Transform ISR and advance hard and soft power for hybrid warfare by leveraging innovation and learning how to accelerate procurement from non-traditional defence suppliers
  • Receive exclusive feedback from JFC on if you are able to compete successfully for UK MoD contracts

Adrian Holt, Innovation Scout at jHub

Adrian Holt

Innovation Scout
jHub

14:30 - 15:00 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

15:00 - 16:00 WORKSHOP B:UK DSC INTERACTIVE SESSION ON ACCELERATING INNOVATION

Cooperation between armed forces, defence industry, non-traditional defence companies, academia, and R&D organisations is critical for the transformation of capability for the Digital Age. UK DSC is the world’s first approach to collaboration in defence solutions, which helps align UK defence industry with the UK government, and stimulates innovation and investment from a wide array of solution-providers. 
The session will enhance your understanding of the ways in which the UK MoD approaches innovation and the role the UKDSC plays in leveraging innovative technologies and facilitating experimentation. By providing case studies, the workshop will explore ways to catalyse innovation and bridge the valley of death. It will explicate the UKDSC model and methods to connect technology developers with defence customers to help increase the potential for end-user exploitation and achieve higher-impact scalable innovations.  

ABOUT UKDCS
UKDSC is an established, independent partnership between the UK Government and the UK Defence Industry. It harnesses the best of UK capability to develop strong capabilities in the business of defence. UKDSC’s vision: 
  • To be recognised as a trusted and impartial centre of defence expertise in the pre-competitive phase, displaying innovation to help shape and satisfy customers’ defence needs and to promote the development of UK defence industrial capability
  • To strengthen the defence sectors’ performance through partnering, contributing to the security and the prosperity of our Customers and the UK

Attend the Workshop to: 
  • Improve your collaboration with the UK customer and enhance your understanding around ways to build business partnerships with the UK MoD
  • Demonstrate how you can support the UK customer’s transformation imperative
  • Learn how to overcome the valley of death and develop winning business proposals to armed forces decision-makers
Andrew Cunningham, Executive Director – Innovation at UK Defence Solutions Centre

Andrew Cunningham

Executive Director – Innovation
UK Defence Solutions Centre

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Graham Stacey KBE CB, Chief of Staff (2015-2018) at NATO Allied Command Transformation

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Graham Stacey KBE CB

Chief of Staff (2015-2018)
NATO Allied Command Transformation