28 - 30 May, 2019
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

PRE-CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY | 28 MAY | EXPLOITING AI & ML TO ENHANCE THE OODA LOOP

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Lieutenant General Raymond Palumbo

Former Director for Defense Intelligence - Warfighter Support
U.S. Department of Defense

·         Leveraging C4ISR innovation
·         Retaining the information advantage in the digital age
·         Assessing variety, volume, velocity, and veracity of data
·         OSINT and AI for disparate forms of data and data analysis while in motion
·         Employing predictive AI to improve decision-making at all echelons of warfare 
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Brigadier Michael Dooley

Head Information Exploitation
British Army

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Brigadier Benedict Kite

Head Capability Development
British Army

10:15 am - 12:00 am PROJECT MAVEN

·         Fielding AI for PED of TUAV, medium altitude, wide-area motion imagery
·         Employing AI for image classification to enhance the kill-chain and close the sensor-shooter gap
·         Outlining R&D priorities in cloud computing and open source algorithms 

10:45 am - 11:45 am TRANSFORMING DATA INTO INFORMATION ADVANTAGE

·         Applying technological advances to increase tempo in the decision-loop
·         Enabling agile decision-making by ensuring effective flow of information
·         Assessing procurement priorities and the need to increase defence budget to attain information advantage 
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Major General Odd-Harald Hagen

Head of the Department of Defence Policy and Long term planning
Norwegian MoD

11:45 am - 12:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: COMMERCIAL INNOVATION FOR THE DEFENCE ENTERPRISE

·         Technological innovation as a capability enabler: involving SMEs in the defence procurement cycle
·         Evaluating ways to better exploit COTS technology and leverage innovation
·         Investing into R&D, disruptive innovation, and S&T synchronisation 

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm LESSONS LEARNED: ACCELERATING PROCUREMENT OF COTS

Adrian Holt - Innovation Scout, jHub
·         Speeding up acquisition to keep pace with technological development in the commercial sector
·         Integrating innovation to remain a step ahead of the rapidly evolving adversary
·         COTS and rapid innovation 

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Adrian Holt

Innovation Scout
jHub

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY