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

Agenda Day 3

8:00 - 8:30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 - 9:30 TRANSFORMING ISR THROUGH DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

Brigadier Ian Langford - Director General Future Land Warfare, Australian Army
  • Analysing hostile disinformation activities, information warfare strategies, and their countermeasures 
  • Building soft power to adapt capability for hybrid confrontation 
  • Assessing the role of technology in enabling influence and disruption in the cognitive domain
  • Exploiting the potential of data, connectivity, and AI in offensive cyber and skilled social media activity
  • Turning fused and synthesised information into intelligence
  • Translating modernisation ambitions into outcomes: addressing the near, midterm, and long-term horizons 
  • Near-term: articulating the known capability gaps in the current ISR inventory and remediating them through current funding loans and projects
  • Midterm: designing future concepts and building capability development roadmaps for their attainment
  • Long-term: reshaping the entire enterprise to be ready for AI, machine learning, quantum computing, and the internet of things
Brigadier Ian Langford, Director General Future Land Warfare at Australian Army

Brigadier Ian Langford

Director General Future Land Warfare
Australian Army

  • Exploiting advanced data analytics and AI in the Royal Navy
  • Overview of lessons learned from Exercise Information Warrior 
  • Delivering a common maritime big-data platform to be used across the entire fleet
  • Increasing effectiveness of analytical applications and infusing consistency into data standards 
  • Enabling the warships to access and analyse real-time data from a single virtualised hub
Commodore Ian Annett, CIO and ACOS Information Warfare at Royal Navy

Commodore Ian Annett

CIO and ACOS Information Warfare
Royal Navy

David Tagg-Oram, Artificial Intelligence & Data Programme Director at Royal Navy

David Tagg-Oram

Artificial Intelligence & Data Programme Director
Royal Navy

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

Brigadier Giovanni Gagliano - Incoming Pinerolo Brigade Commander, Italian Army
  • Outlining the ‘Forza Nec’ experimentation programme
  • Conducting net-centric operations with industrial partners to enhance interoperability 
  • Adapting to the Age of Information Communication Technology through digitisation 
Brigadier Giovanni Gagliano, Incoming Pinerolo Brigade Commander at Italian Army

Brigadier Giovanni Gagliano

Incoming Pinerolo Brigade Commander
Italian Army

10:30 - 11:00 STRONG, SECURE, ENGAGED: LEVERAGING INNOVATION TO DEVELOP JOINT FORCE CAPABIILTY

Brigadier General David Anderson - Chief of Staff Readiness, Canadian Joint Operations Command
  • Evaluating the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security initiative 
  • Transforming C4ISR through disruptive innovation for future joint operations 
  • Acquiring joint C2 systems for integrated information technology and communications
  • Improving collection and exploitation of electronic SIGINT 
  • Advancing offensive cyber operations capabilities able to target, exploit, influence, and attack in support of future operations
Brigadier General David Anderson, Chief of Staff Readiness at Canadian Joint Operations Command

Brigadier General David Anderson

Chief of Staff Readiness
Canadian Joint Operations Command

11:00 - 11:30 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 - 12:30 WORKSHOP A: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION WORKSHOP: JHUB'S MODEL FOR DELIVERING INNOVATION TO THE WARFIGHTER

Adrian Holt - Innovation Scout, jHub
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

8:00 - 8:30 WORKSHOP B:UK DSC INTERACTIVE SESSION ON ACCELERATING INNOVATION

Andrew Cunningham - Executive Director – Innovation, UK Defence Solutions Centre
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

General Sir Richard Barrons, Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016) at Conference Chairman

General Sir Richard Barrons

Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016)
Conference Chairman