FIELDING GAME-CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES TO THE FRONT-LINE

‘As the world changes, so must we. We are responding with a bold and ambitious innovation initiative – to embed innovation across our organisation and transform the way we think and operate’ 
 Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence

Key NATO nations are prioritising digitisation, disruptive innovation, and the transformation of capability across ISR; C2; the manned/unmanned/autonomous mix on land, at sea, in the air and in space; and synthetic training for future multi-domain operations.

In response to this, and the huge success of the 2019 conference, the world leading Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation Conference will return on 15-18 September.

In light of on-going uncertainty around COVID-19, the fourth iteration of the conference will be delivered online. Taking place over 4 days, it will bring together senior figures from Armed Forces, Government, Industry and Academia to explore the integration of Digital Age technologies to retain strategic overmatch in future hybrid warfare.

While COVID-19 has disrupted many traditional processes, including face-to-face meetings and events, it has also unleashed new opportunities in digitization. The DTDT Digital conference recognizes the strategic imperative to innovate through collaboration and provides a forum for knowledge sharing, network expansion, and international cooperation. Held online, it allows many more military officers the opportunity to participate, for free and without the burden of travel expense and lengthy TDY.

DTDT Digital will continue the discussion on how the application of Digital Age technology transforms the delivery of ‘full spectrum effects’. It will foster debate on joint experimentation and accelerated procurement to align new military hard power with the whole range of soft power including cyber and social media. Welcoming perspectives form leaders shaping defence policy, it will assess how acquisition structures and processes can (and must) be adapted to ensure that armed forces are able to keep pace with industry’s progression.

Featured Speakers

Benefits for the Military Community

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Achieve operationalisation and exploitation of disruptive technologies by hearing case studies and learning how to advance experimentation, prototyping, and R&D efforts

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Transform C2 and enhance decision-making by hearing briefings from the main military decision-makers, industry, and academia

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Revolutionise intelligence, unlock the power of AI, and achieve data-drive decision-making by meeting leading solution-providers of advanced software and data management technologies

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Multiply your force and adopt a manned-unmanned mix of capability for future multi-domain warfare by enhancing your understanding of what is in the art of the possible

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Advance hard and soft power for hybrid warfare by embedding innovation and learning how to accelerate procurement from non-traditional defence suppliers

Benefits for the Technology Industry

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Present your solutions to decision-makers, who are shortening their procurement cycles and accelerating integration of technologies from traditional and commercial solution providers

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Gain first-hand insights into near, mid, and long-term development plans of NATO militaries to align your systems to capability requirements and secure future partnerships

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Learn about how your organisation can benefit from defence innovation initiatives, focusing on military exploitation of SME and start-up technologies

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Be the first to showcase your C4ISR and RAS solutions to Armed Forces’ thought leaders, as they finalise requirements for the future Joint Force

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Enhance your understanding of current experimentation, trialling, and R&D to inform budgetary decisions and develop winning business proposals

Snapshot of 2019 conference

The 2019 Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation Conference welcomed over 200 attendees, more the twice the number at the 2018 event. Attendance spanned from North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia, drawing in senior military leaders, government officials, tech and defence industry, research, War and Staff colleges and academia.