DAY TWO | FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES | 20 JANUARY

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

·         Rapidly developing, testing and trialing cutting-edge equipment across all maritime environments

·         NavyX and advancing with agile: introducing game-changing technology to the battlefield

·         Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed and unmanned minehunters as case studies: adopting unmanned and autonomous systems to maximize lethality, extend reach, and enhance ISR

·         Addressing training and fostering a culture of innovation to allow rapid adoption of disruptive technologies 

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Rear Admiral Andrew Burns OBE

Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Capability)
Royal Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

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Ian Cowper

Engineering Director Warships
Babcock

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·         Outlining the current procurement initiatives for surface and underwater ASW

·         MKS 180 – assessing platform requirements and multi-mission modularity

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Rear Admiral Christoph Mueller-Meinhard

Director Material, Command & Control Directorate
German Navy

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Commander Volkrad Kaphengst

Senior Systems Engineer, Integrated Project Teams
Germany Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

10:30 am - 11:00 am ONLINE MEETINGS & NETWORKING

Defence IQ will facilitate pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, between end-users and vendors on the digital platform during this dedicated session

·         As the pace of technological development is accelerating, navies should adopt innovation to retain the competitive edge in the Digital Age. How can industry support rapid modernisation of naval forces? What role does industry have in facilitating experimentation and the integration of disruptive technologies into the force structure?

·         What should the makeup of the future surface fleet be to project credible naval power in a digitized environment? How should navies transform to better support multi-domain operations? What solutions can industry provide to increase lethality of future surface combatants?

·         What role will unmanned and autonomous systems play in future power projection? How can industry better support the integration and resilience of unmanned vessels? How should doctrine and concepts of operation change to accommodate for greater autonomy?

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Ian Cowper

Engineering Director Warships
Babcock

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Libby Vallance-Bull

Head of MarLabs
BAE Systems Maritime

Juan Ignacio Silvera

Smart Products Program & Technical Authority Coordination Director
Navantia

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·         Deepening presence and surface capability in the Baltic Sea

·         Outlining design requirements for multirole, ice-breaking capability of Pohjanmaa-class corvettes

·         Enhancing both surface-to-air and surface-to-surface systems and lethality to maintain readiness for confrontation with near-peer opponents

·         Ensuring Pohjanmaa-class interoperability with army and air force assets 

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Rear Admiral Jori Harju

Commander
Finnish Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

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Nick Smith BEng CEng FIET

Technical Director
GE Power Conversion UK

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·         Planning and delivering future maritime systems to sustain an agile naval capability

·         Assuring the safety, seaworthiness and airworthiness of navy systems

·         Providing the required technological enablers to retain superiority against increasingly capable opponents

·         The National Shipbuilding Strategy: capitalising on deterrence, lethality, availability, sustainability, and affordability

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Captain Paul Mandziy

CSC, Naval Advisor
Royal Australian Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm ONLINE MEETINGS & NETWORKING

Defence IQ will facilitate pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, between end-users and vendors on the digital platform during this dedicated session

·         Countering illicit non-state actors on the high seas: addressing emerging operational requirements and enhancing collaboration with regional and coalition partners

·         Capitalising on high readiness and improving surveillance and PED of information to detect and engage asymmetric threats at pace

·         Preparing for a more distributed fleet architecture to project naval power and ensure maritime security in NAVCENT’s areas of responsibility 

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Rear Admiral Curt Renshaw

Deputy Commander
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. FIFTH Fleet

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·         Strategic versatility, tactical flexibility, logistic sustainability of naval assets and components

·         Building capability to exert influence “on the sea” and “from the sea” in different operating environments

·         Assessing MRO, sustainability, and mid-life upgrade initiatives

Overview of acquisition and modernisation priorities, including the multi-purpose mine-countermeasure vessels 

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Captain Da Pozzo

Head of the International Relations and Maritime Policy Office
Italian Navy

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

·         Delivering a live and simulated training framework to execute surface, sub-surface and aerial surveillance

·         Incorporating LVC to increase learning value and provide greater flexibility to the training system

·         Updating tactical maritime doctrine and training in readiness for future operations

·         Training for mission assurance when the intelligence picture falls short

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Captain Rosario La Pira

Director of Training Support and Transformation
NMITOC

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm ONLINE MEETINGS & NETWORKING

Defence IQ will facilitate pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, between end-users and vendors on the digital platform during this dedicated session

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm ONLINE CLOSED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION - MAINTENANCE & FORCE SUSTAINMENT

Retaining operational readiness and the capacity to project global naval presence will depend on maintenance of the surface fleet. How can navies empower the maintainer and deliver innovative technology to support future maintenance and through-life support decisions? What solutions should navies integrate to enhance management of critical assets?