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

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE | 29 MAY

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

9:15 am - 9:55 am HOST-NATION OPENING ADDRESS: ENHANCING C2ISR FOR FUTURE MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS

Major General Rupert T.H. Jones - Commander Standing Joint Force, UK Joint Force Command
·         Outlining next generation capability strategy
·         Delivering Future Beyond Line of Sight (FBLOS) communications for the Armed Forces
·         Assessing the Dismounted Situational Awareness Programme and initiatives supporting crypto, cyber, and interoperability capabilities
·         Overview of the ‘Autonomous Warrior’ exercise and the role of RAS in ISR 

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Major General Rupert T.H. Jones

Commander Standing Joint Force
UK Joint Force Command

·         Focusing on flexibility, collaboration, and speed to deliver capability to the warfighter
·         Enabling rapid prototyping to field innovative technologies
·         Harnessing advances in AI and big data analysis to accelerate processing of information and identification of modernisation trends
·         Integrating the future operational environment, threat, and technologies to develop and deliver future force requirements
·         Assessing implications of modernizing an increasingly electronic multi domain battle space, with a focus on the land domain
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Lieutenant General James M. Richardson

Deputy Commander
US Army Futures Command

10:15 am - 11:45 am PANEL DISCUSSION: SECURING ASYMMETRIC ADVANTAGE AGAINST PEER AND NEAR-PEER ADVERSARIES

·         Examining the role of future, manned, unmanned, and optionally-manned variants of vertical lift reconnaissance platforms in enhancing situational awareness
·         Assessing challenges associated with AI for optional manning
·         Evaluating survivability, agility, and lethality of future attack reconnaissance aircraft
·         Developing rotorcraft designs for a revolutionary increase in capability
·         Enhancing interoperability and evaluating modular open systems approach  for quick upgrades
·         Seizing, retaining, and exploiting the information advantage derived from airborne assets to give ground force commander an asymmetric advantage against peer and near-peer adversaries
Instituting mobile and expeditionary network infrastructure to enable operations where the electromagnetic spectrum is denied or degraded

11:15 am - 11:45 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:45 am - 12:15 pm ACCELERATED WARFARE: AN AUSTRALIAN ARMY PERSPECTIVE

Brigadier Ian Langford - Director General Future Land Warfare, Australian Army
·         Enabling human-machine teaming to lighten the cognitive burden for the Warfighter
·         Assessing the role of RAS at the tactical level – pairing individual Soldiers with multiple UAS
·         Human in the loop: ethical considerations associated with RAS employment
·         Addressing human-AI teaming and its impact on the OODA loop 

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Brigadier Ian Langford

Director General Future Land Warfare
Australian Army

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm ACCELERATING RAPID REACTION THROUGH NETWORK ENABLED TECHNOLOGIES

Colonel Mark Parsons - Director of Land Command Information, Canadian Army
·         Technological Innovation and Canada’s new Defence Policy
·         Enhancing situational awareness, C2, and provision of real-time actionable intelligence
·         Outlining future plans and integration of S&T 


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Colonel Mark Parsons

Director of Land Command Information
Canadian Army

12:45 pm - 1:35 pm INDUSTRY INSIGHTS VITEC


1:15 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION

·         As the commercial sector is developing at a rapid pace, how can industry ensure that armed forces retain advantage against asymmetric adversaries in the future operating environment?
·         How can industry support the defence sector in the objective to increase the agility of acquisition?
·         How can we advance innovation from non-traditional defence companies and SMEs?
·         What technological enablers will transform C2ISR and allow armed forces to retain the competitive edge against near-peer opponents and asymmetric threats?
·         How will air, cyber, and space assets feed into unified land operations? 

3:15 pm - 3:55 pm THE FUTURE ROLE OF TACTICAL UAVs IN SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Colonel James Anderson - Commander Watchkeeper Force, British Army
·         Examining capabilities of the Watchkeeper Force
·         Outlining the evolving role of TUAVs in ISR
·         Providing actionable intelligence and accelerating decision-making in the context of multi-domain operations
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Colonel James Anderson

Commander Watchkeeper Force
British Army

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm IMPLEMENTING ROBUST SOLUTIONS FOR JISR

Colonel Georg Miarka - Chief, Army Intelligence, German Army
·         Digitising the intelligence cycle in tactical land operations
·         Implementing NATO's Joint ISR concept within the German Army
·         Evaluating centralised analytical capabilities, early warning, and big data analysis
·         Enhancing communications and IT within the broader battle management system 

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Colonel Georg Miarka

Chief, Army Intelligence
German Army

·         Assessing Russia’s information warfare strategy and
·         countermeasures
·         Outlining NATO’s information capabilities and analysis of
·         hostile disinformation activities
·         Recognising and impeding hostile propaganda

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Colonel Saulius Guzeviciusm

nalysis, Assessment & Military Liaison Officer Strategic Communications Unit
NATO

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Lieutenant General Raymond Palumbo

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