Supporting Maritime Superiority in an Era of Great Power Competition

27 - 29 October, 2020 | Romania

Conference Day One


8:00 am - 9:00 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)

9:15 am - 9:45 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

9:45 am - 10:15 am HOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN RPA CONSTITUTE A REVOLUTION FOR ISR COLLECTION

Christophe Fontaine - Europe Regional Director, General Atomics Aeronautical

Christophe Fontaine

Europe Regional Director
General Atomics Aeronautical

10:15 am - 10:45 am 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

10:45 am - 11:15 am SMALL UNMANNED SYSTEM APPLICATIONS FOR MARITIME IS

David Hendrickson - Director Business Development, AeroVironment, Inc

David Hendrickson

Director Business Development
AeroVironment, Inc

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • 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

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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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Commander Sean Trevethan

Fleet Robotics Officer, Navy X Programme Manager
Royal Navy

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Andrea Bell

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

David Hendrickson

Director Business Development
AeroVironment, Inc

Christophe Fontaine

Europe Regional Director
General Atomics Aeronautical

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm BRINGING MARITIME INTERDICTION AND ISR TRAINING IN-LINE WITH DOCTRINE AND CAPABILITY

Commander Christos Tasiopoulos - Director of Staff Operations, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre
  • Delivering a live and simulated training framework which can support NATO and its partners as they execute surface, sub-surface and aerial surveillance
  • Updating tactical maritime doctrine and training in readiness for future operations
  • Delivering an interoperable training enterprise for NATO’s maritime forces
  • Training for mission assurance without information assurance, what to do when the intelligence picture falls short
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Commander Christos Tasiopoulos

Director of Staff Operations
NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS MONITORING IN NEAR-REAL TIME

Chris Winquist - Business Development, ICEYE

Chris Winquist

Business Development
ICEYE

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm SPACE AS AN INTEGRAL DOMAIN FOR THE FUTURE MARITIME INTELLIGENCE PROJECT

Guy Thomas - President, C-Sigma
  • 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
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Guy Thomas

President
C-Sigma

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm IMPROVED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS WITH LIGHTSPACE TECHNOLOGIES VOLUMETRIC 3D IMAGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY

Ilmars Osmanis - CEO, LightSpace Technologies

Ilmars Osmanis

CEO
LightSpace Technologies

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING


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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)

5:40 pm - 6:40 pm NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION HOSTED BY DEFENCE IQ