24 - 26 September, 2019 | Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

Conference Day One


10:00 am - 11:00 am COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

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Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.)

Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances
US National Security Council (2017-2019)

11:10 am - 11:50 am OPENING KEYNOTE: TRANSFORMING NATO’S CAPABILITY TO SUPPORT MARITIME SECURITY IN EUROPE

Major General Eduard Simion - SACTREPEUR, Allied Command Transformation
  • Delivering a multi-domain ISR capability that can support maritime superiority in an era of Competition
  • Establishing critical lines of effort for NATO’s naval forces
  • Beyond the traditional domains of operation. Integrating cyber as a core component of future maritime capability
  • High-end warfighting capabilities, and the how they could be used to exploit vulnerabilities in NATO’s maritime technologies and systems
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Major General Eduard Simion

SACTREPEUR
Allied Command Transformation

11:50 am - 12:30 pm SCENE-SETTER: ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ ON FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES AND CONCEPTS OF MARITIME ISR AND WARFIGHTING

Dr. Gjert Dyndal - Deputy Head of the Strategic Analysis Capability Team, NATO HQ
  • The security situation in the Black Sea today and in the near-term
  • What type of technologies will emerge, and how could they reshape the future of ISR and warfighting?
  • What should we expect of our adversaries, and what will NATO be faced with in the future? 
  • Which technological developments should we expect to continue to evolve, and how fast? 
  • What should our long term research and investment focus on to deal with potential threats of the future?
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Dr. Gjert Dyndal

Deputy Head of the Strategic Analysis Capability Team
NATO HQ

  • Introduction to NATO’s MUS programme
  • Collaboratively delivering an unmanned capability for NATO which can combat the threat from increasingly quiet submarine platforms
  • Force multiplying traditional naval assets to enhance situational awareness and support maritime superiority
  • Developing common, interoperable systems that can maximise integration for NATO’s ISR forces

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Andrea Bell

Director of International Programmes, PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants
US Naval Sea Systems Command

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Commander Sean Trevethan

Fleet Robotics Officer, Navy X Programme Manager
Royal Navy

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm MITIGATING THE CYBER THREAT TO ENHANCE INTELLIGENCE SHARING

Mr John R Gwinnup - Cyber Threat Analyst, NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre
  • What do the designers of future ISR capability need to bear in mind when they’re approaching the cyber challenge?
  • Maximising NATO’s ability to share critical information across platforms, domains and partnerships
  • Sustaining the integrity of the network when embedding new capability within the existing network
  • Can we define cross-industry standards for cyber resilience?
  • Safely relaying data from point of collection to point of fusion
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Mr John R Gwinnup

Cyber Threat Analyst
NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm SPACE AS AN INTEGRAL DOMAIN FOR THE FUTURE MARITIME INTELLIGENCE PROJECT

  • Opportunities for leveraging space-based capability to enable persistent MDA
  • Contributing to the joint intelligence picture
  • Too far to be tactical? From space to the tactical edge – challenges for integration and dissemination

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

Future ISR capability will be shaped in no small part by start ups, SMEs and other non-traditional defence companies. Recognising that reality, this panel will provide a platform for those companies to explain how
they can contribute to the most significant challenges facing ISR in the maritime domain. A number of 
S&T military panellists will be asked to weigh in with thoughts on how those solutions might be embedded as 
a component of future capability.

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Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.)

Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances
US National Security Council (2017-2019)

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Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.)

Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances
US National Security Council (2017-2019)