DAY ONE | OPERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES | 28 JANUARY

7:30 am - 8:15 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

8:30 am - 9:00 am FUTURE PLANS AND THE ANTICIPATED PROCUREMENT OF LUSVS

Alan R. Shaffer - Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S), US DoD

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Alan R. Shaffer

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S)
US DoD


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Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Hudson

Senior Naval Advisor
BAE Systems

·          We now live in a world of great power dynamics. Navies need to maintain a persistently visible force and increase lethality to ensure security of national waters. What is the right approach to shipbuilding and modernisation of the existing fleet? How can industry support operational versatility and multi-mission modularity? What is the necessary force structure for the future operating environment?
·          The battlespace is becoming increasingly digital. Adversaries are employing asymmetric tactics, conducting EW and cyber offensive operations. What new opportunities and challenges does digitization present? How can navies ensure network resilience and protect communications? 
·          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 without compromising signature management?
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Vice Admiral Richard A. Brown

Commander Naval Surface Force
U.S. Pacific Fleet

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Vice Admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río Jaudenes

Chief of the Plans and Policy Division in the Naval Staff
Spanish Navy

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Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu

Commander
Romanian Navy

10:15 am - 10:30 am HEADS OF DELEGATION PHOTOGRAPH

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING


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Rear Admiral Curt Renshaw

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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm T31 ACQUISITION PROGRAMME AND DIGITAL WARSHIP THROUGH LIFE SUPPORT

Mark Harvey - Deputy Programme Director – Team 31, Babcock
Ian Cowper - Engineering Director Warships, Babcock

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Mark Harvey

Deputy Programme Director – Team 31
Babcock

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Ian Cowper

Engineering Director Warships
Babcock

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm COUNTERING PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AT SEA

Rear Admiral Wilhelm Tobias Abry - Deputy Operation Commander, EU NAVFOR Op Atalanta
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Rear Admiral Wilhelm Tobias Abry

Deputy Operation Commander
EU NAVFOR Op Atalanta


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Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet

Deputy Operation Commander
EU NAVFOR Operation Sophia

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm THE DIGITAL AGE OF SURFACE WARFARE – INDUSTRY/GOVERNMENT COLLABORATION

Pat Holub - Business Development & Strategy, Raytheon
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Pat Holub

Business Development & Strategy
Raytheon


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Rear Admiral Nils Andreas Stensønes

Chief of the Navy
Royal Norwegian Navy

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY: A DANISH PERSPECTIVE

Rear Admiral Torben Mikkelsen - Admiral Danish Fleet, Royal Danish Navy

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Rear Admiral Torben Mikkelsen

Admiral Danish Fleet
Royal Danish Navy

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: THE CHANGING ARCTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON NAVAL POWER

Rear Admiral Nils Wang - Director, Naval Team Denmark

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Rear Admiral Nils Wang

Director
Naval Team Denmark

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

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Vice Admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río Jaudenes

Chief of the Plans and Policy Division in the Naval Staff
Spanish Navy

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm ENHANCING INTEROPERABILITY AND READINESS FOR NATO OPERATIONS

Rear Admiral Jose Enrique Delgado Roig - Deputy Chief of Staff Support, MARCOM
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Rear Admiral Jose Enrique Delgado Roig

Deputy Chief of Staff Support
MARCOM


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Captain Rosario La Pira

Director of Training Support and Transformation
NMITOC

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE - Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Royal Navy
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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

6:10 pm - 7:00 pm DRINKS RECEPTION

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PRIVATE MILITARY DINNER (By invitation only)