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

Conference Day One


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

Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.), Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances at US National Security Council (2017-2019)

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

  • 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
Major General Eduard Simion, SACTREPEUR at Allied Command Transformation

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

  • 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?
Dr. Gjert Dyndal, Deputy Head of the Strategic Analysis Capability Team at NATO HQ

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

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

Andrea Bell

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

Commander Sean Trevethan, Fleet Robotics Officer, Navy X Programme Manager at Royal Navy

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

  • 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

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.

Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.), Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances at US National Security Council (2017-2019)

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)

Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.), Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances at US National Security Council (2017-2019)

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)