24 - 26 September, 2019 | Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Brigadier Ian Langford, Director General Future Land Warfare at Australian Army
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Brigadier Ian Langford


Director General Future Land Warfare
Australian Army

Agenda Day 1

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019


13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: HUMAN-MACHINE TEAMING FOR THE LAND DOMAIN

  • How will unmanned platforms and RAS transform the battlefield?
  • What are your current experimentation and prototyping initiatives to advance multi-mission UGVs?
  • What are the main challenges associated with fielding UGVs in the near-term? 
  • How will software support the creation of a common operating environment and the integration of UGVs into force structure?
  • What are the challenges of advancing information integration across a GVA? How can militaries advance AI and data analytics to support human-machine teaming? 
  • How can industry support efforts to accelerate delivery of unmanned and autonomous technologies?  

Agenda Day 2

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019


14:30 INNOVATION AND FUTURE LAND CAPABILITY

The land domain is an intrinsically more complex operating environment than the airspace, with austere terrains aggravating the fog of war. This round table will focus on optionally manned, unmanned, and autonomous UGVs and UASs and their role in future operations. Assessing current experimentation, it will delve into the challenges of information integration and the implementation of interoperable software for unmanned platforms. 

Agenda Day 3

Thursday, September 26th, 2019


9:00 TRANSFORMING ISR THROUGH DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

  • 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

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ian.

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