12 - 14 March, 2019 | Hilton London Syon Park, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Focus Day

10:30 am - 11:30 am Registration and Welcome Breakfast Hosted by L3


Mr Matt Roper

Chief, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance,
NATO Communications and Information Agency

11:40 am - 12:10 pm A View On NATOs Current Airborne Early Warning Capability

Air Commodore Andrew Martin - Deputy Commander, NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force
•    NATO’s global ISR mission
•    Major challenges facing the NAEW&C Force in today’s global threat environment
•    A view on the future AWACS
•    Foreign adversary airborne early warning and control aircraft investment and implications for NATO


Air Commodore Andrew Martin

Deputy Commander
NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force

•    Update on the AFSC programme
•    Successes and lessons learnt so far
•    NSPA role in concept development and delivery
•    Work with industry and S&T communities so far
•    Focus for 2019-2020: results from November 2018 Industry Day


Dr Cagatay Soyer

Alliance Future Surveillance & Control Project Manager
NATO Support and Procurement Agency


Matthew Gillis

Deputy Head of Section for ISR
NATO Defence Investment Division

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Delivering Nato’s Cyber Defence Capability In The Age Of Digital Transformation

Christian-Marc Liflander - Head of Section, Cyber Defense Division, NATO
•    Leading the development and implementation of cyber defense policy across NATO
•    Challenges for thinking about and articulating future cyber defence technologies
•    Working with industry to be creative in capability development


Christian-Marc Liflander

Head of Section, Cyber Defense Division

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch and Networking

•    Italian C5ISR acquisition priorities today and tomorrow
•    Army, Air and Naval strategic C5ISR assets


Colonel Marco Maistrello

Head of C5ISTAR Office IV Department, Coordination of Armament Programs
Italian Secretariat General of Defence and National Armaments Directorate

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Moving Away From The Platform, Towards The Capability

How can we improve thinking beyond the constraints of existing technologies, relationships and processes to design a capability requirement that will be more relevant, more effective, more transformative for use across the full spectrum of conflicts in the future, and across multiple domains?

•    Moving beyond platform-centric modes of thinking (‘more battery power, lighter, smaller’) to capability-focused frameworks (‘gives the ability to do…. this’) - encouraging new forms of thinking (critical, design, commercial) in requirements design and conceptual capability thinking

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Tea

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Spotlight: Innovators in C2ISR

This year we will be bringing together innovators from start ups, SMEs and non-traditional defence companies from across Europe and North America to get unique insights into the new technologies that could well transform the way that the ISR and C2 communities operate in the future. A S&T Panel will be moderating the sessions, offering their thoughts on how OEMs and government leaders can leverage these systems and software effectively and integrate them into their concept and Requirements design processes.

4:10 pm - 4:25 pm Lightspace Technologies

•    Manned
•    Unmanned
•    Ground
•    Space and Cyber

4:25 pm - 4:40 pm Aechelon Technologies

4:40 pm - 4:55 pm Eclipse

4:55 pm - 12:00 am Intelsat

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm ViaSat Cocktail Reception