Rear Admiral Nils Wang is one of Denmark’s leading analysts on issues related to geo-politics, Arctic security and the relationship between Denmark and Greenland. Before he became Managing Director, Naval Team Denmark he was Commandant of the Danish Defence College and he was Head of the Royal Danish Navy from 2005 to 2010. Rear Admiral Nils Wang´s more than ten years of active sea duty in the Danish Navy includes 5 years in Arctic Waters around Greenland. In 2011 he was invited by the Minister of Foreign Affairs as special advisor on Arctic Security during the finalization of the “Kingdom of Denmark - Strategy for the Arctic 2011-2020”. In 2015 Rear Admiral Nils Wang was appointed to be part of the Taksøe-Jensen Advisory Group, assisting the development of a new set of priorities for Denmark´s future foreign and defence policies. Nils Wang is frequently commenting Arctic matters on national and international media and he is an often used expert/guest speaker on conferences and venues dealing with geo-politics. In December 2016 Rear Admiral Nils Wang was invited to lecture Senior Executives on Arctic Security at the Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Programme and he is attached as lecturer to the Senior Policy Course at The NATO School in Oberammergau. He retired in april 2018 after serving more than 40 years. Nils Wang is member of the board of directors at Odense Maritime Technology (OMT) and Saab Nordic Defence Industry.
As the Digital Age ushers in a wave of new technologies that can provide great strides forward in overall capability, it also brings a degree of pressure to adopt the right technologies and do so as rapidly as possible so as to remain competitive. Disruptive Technologies have the potential to transform the nature of operations but require a change in culture in some cases in order to integrate them most effectively. This panel discussion will discuss how the world of multi-role vessels will approach these opportunities and challenges..
Panellists will discuss:
· What role will unmanned platforms play in providing real-time data to enhance ISR capabilities and overall situational awareness?
· How can we more effectively secure data and ensure that networks are resilient enough in a time where information security is rapidly growing in importance?
· Maritime operations will require an ever increasing ability to collect and act on sensor data to build the tactical picture for operations; how can navies enhance threat detection and accelerate decision-making?