Meet the Speakers

Chairman


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

2019 Early Confirmed Speakers


Sir Simon Bollom
Sir Simon Bollom
Chief Executive
DE&S
Vice Admiral Paul Bennett CB OBE
Vice Admiral Paul Bennett CB OBE
Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
NATO
Lieutenant General James R Hockenhull OBE
Lieutenant General James R Hockenhull OBE
Chief of Defence Intelligence
UK MoD
Lieutenant General Ferenc Korom
Lieutenant General Ferenc Korom
Chief of Defence
Hungarian Armed Forces
Air Marshal Edward Stringer CB CBE MA BEng RAF
Air Marshal Edward Stringer CB CBE MA BEng RAF
Director General Joint Force Development & Director Defence Academy
UK MoD
Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Riho Terras
Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Riho Terras
Former Chief of Defence
Estonian Defence Forces
Air Marshal (Ret'd) Sir Christopher Harper KBE
Air Marshal (Ret'd) Sir Christopher Harper KBE
Former Director General
NATO International Military Staff
Major General Rob Magowan CB CBE
Major General Rob Magowan CB CBE
Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Capability and Force Design),
UK MoD
Major General Mark E. Weathering
Major General Mark E. Weathering
Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command
US Air Force
Rear Admiral Andrew Burns OBE
Rear Admiral Andrew Burns OBE
Commander Maritime Forces
Royal Navy
Rear Admiral John F. “Oscar” Meier
Rear Admiral John F. “Oscar” Meier
Incoming Commander
US Navy Warfare Development Command
Rear Admiral Tateki Tawara
Rear Admiral Tateki Tawara
Director General C4I Department MSO
Japanese Defence Force
Major General Jim Morris
Major General Jim Morris
Director, Joint Warfare
UK JFC
Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley
Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley
President, U.S. Naval War College
US Navy
Brigadier General David Anderson
Brigadier General David Anderson
Chief of Staff Readiness
Canadian Joint Operations Command
Brigadier Ian Langford
Brigadier Ian Langford
Director General Future Land Warfare
Australian Army
Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes
Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes
Head Joint User C4ISR & Cyber
UK Ministry of Defence
Brigadier Kevin Copsey OBE
Brigadier Kevin Copsey OBE
Head Future Force Development, Directorate of Capability
British Army
Commodore Ian Annett
Commodore Ian Annett
CIO and ACOS Information Warfare
Royal Navy
Brigadier Giovanni Gagliano
Brigadier Giovanni Gagliano
Incoming Pinerolo Brigade Commander
Italian Army
Colonel Dan Cheesman
Colonel Dan Cheesman
Chief Technology Officer
Royal Navy
Colonel Sébastien de Peyret
Colonel Sébastien de Peyret
Director of Army Battle Lab
French Army
Lieutenant Colonel Arnel David
Lieutenant Colonel Arnel David
SO1 Strategic Analysis Branch, Special Assistant to the Chief of the General Staff
US Army
James Arroyo
James Arroyo
Director
Ditchley Foundation
David Tagg-Oram
David Tagg-Oram
Artificial Intelligence & Data Programme Director
Royal Navy
Adrian Holt
Adrian Holt
Innovation Scout
jHub
Melanie Rovery
Melanie Rovery
Editor UGVs
Jane’s
Andrew Cunningham
Andrew Cunningham
Executive Director – Innovation
UK Defence Solutions Centre

2018 Expert panelists included


General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, ADC
General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, ADC
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
UK MoD
General Sir Chris Deverell
General Sir Chris Deverell
Commander
UK Joint Forces Command
General Mirko Šundov
General Mirko Šundov
Chief of Defence
Croatian Armed Forces
Lieutenant General Ivan Hooper
Lieutenant General Ivan Hooper
Chief Executive Officer Information Systems and Services
UK Ministry of Defence
Dr. Thomas H. Killion
Dr. Thomas H. Killion
Chief Scientist
NATO
Dr. Richard J. Joseph
Dr. Richard J. Joseph
Chief Scientist
US Air Force
Air Vice-Marshal Bruce H. Hedley
Air Vice-Marshal Bruce H. Hedley
Director Joint Warfare
UK Joint Forces Command
Major General John S. Kem
Major General John S. Kem
Commandant
US Army War College
Major General Odd-Harald Hagen
Major General Odd-Harald Hagen
Head of the Department of Defence Policy and Long term planning
Norwegian MoD
Major General Reha Ufuk Er
Major General Reha Ufuk Er
Chief of Plans and Policy Division
Turkish General Staff
Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley
Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley
President, U.S. Naval War College
US Navy
Brigadier Benedict Kite
Brigadier Benedict Kite
Commander, Joint Forces Intelligence Group
UK MoD
Brigadier Greg Wilson
Brigadier Greg Wilson
Head Capability and Strategic Development
British Army
Brigadier Kevin Copsey
Brigadier Kevin Copsey
Head Future Force Development, Directorate of Capability
British Army
Brigadier General José Antonio Herrera Llamas
Brigadier General José Antonio Herrera Llamas
Director CCDC - Joint Concept Development Center
Spanish Ministry of Defence
Dr. George V. Ludwig
Dr. George V. Ludwig
Principal Assistant for Research and Technology
US Army Medical Research and Material Command
Murray Davidson
Murray Davidson
Director Service Strategy
NATO Communications and Information Agency
Colonel Dan Cheesman
Colonel Dan Cheesman
Chief Technology Officer
Royal Navy
Colonel Mark Parsons
Colonel Mark Parsons
Director of Land Command Information
Canadian Army
Colonel Hans-Gert Gaebel
Colonel Hans-Gert Gaebel
Basic Army Organisation
German Army
Air Marshal (Retd.) Sir Christopher Harper
Air Marshal (Retd.) Sir Christopher Harper
Former Deputy Chairman NATO Military Committee
NATO
David Higgins
David Higgins
Director Customer Development
Cyberark
Adrian Holt
Adrian Holt
Innovation Scout
jHub
Confirmed Senior Representative
Confirmed Senior Representative
Representing Chief of General Staff
Ukrainian Armed Forces
Tom Jones
Tom Jones
Vice-President Advanced Concepts & Technologies (AC&T), Mission Systems Sector
Northrop Grumman