13th - 15th March 2018 | Hilton Syon Park Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Main Conference 1: Hilton Syon Park

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Welcome Breakfast

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman's Welcome Remarks

9:00 am - 9:30 am Welcome Address And Raf Keynote Presentation: The Uk’s Istar Programme

Air Commodore Ian Gale, Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development C2ISR,Headquarters Air Command
•    Strategic Defence & Security Review
•    The ISTAR challenge for U.K. post-Brexit
•    Programme update
•    Remaining challenges

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Air Commodore Ian Gale

Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development C2ISR
Headquarters Air Command

9:30 am - 10:00 am International Challenges: Special Mission Aircraft

Sponsored by Raytheon
•    Perspectives on the character of war in the information age
•    What missions or role do we envisage for future C2ISR aircraft?
•    How will fifth generation fighters alter the way that we exercise C2ISR in the battlespace?
•    What’s the air component contribution to the joint force, as a member of the joint team?
•    How do we assess the capabilities or capacities that must exist in the joint force?
•    Understanding the operational integration of air, space and cyber

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Air Commodore Ian Gale

Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development C2ISR
Headquarters Air Command

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Brigadier General Paul Nelson

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence
NATO Headquarters

10:50 am - 11:30 am Morning Coffee and Expo Tours

11:30 am - 12:00 am Operation Ostium: Reinforcing Surveillance In Brazil’s Air Space

Lieutenant General Ricardo Cesar Mangrich, Joint Chief of Staff ,Brazillian Aerospace Operations Command
•    Operation Ostium: Objectives, successes and lessons learnt
•    Command and control of multiple assets over challenging environments
•    Future plans and requirements to shore up border security

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Lieutenant General Ricardo Cesar Mangrich

Joint Chief of Staff
Brazillian Aerospace Operations Command

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Experience A New Perspective; Pushing Performance Limits

Sponsored by Saab

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Counter-Terror Partnerships And Air C2isr Interoperability

Colonel Yanal Sajaja, Director, Air Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare,Jordanian Air Force
•    Jordan’s role in the fight against ISIS
•    The Air Force’s new counter-terror partnership with Nigeria
•    Future capability needs and current requirements

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Colonel Yanal Sajaja

Director, Air Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare
Jordanian Air Force

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Special Mission Aircraft And Uavs Interoperability For ISR – Operational Rationale And Implementation Principles

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lunch and Networking

Joint ISR: Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Building NATO's Joint ISR Architecture
Brigadier General Paul Nelson, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence,NATO Headquarters
•    Strategic integration and the need to improve data sharing between NATO partners
•    The cultural, political and technological limits to interoperability and ISR integration in NATO
•    Main acquisition priorities for NATO from an analytics perspective

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Brigadier General Paul Nelson

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence
NATO Headquarters

Joint ISR: Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm VITEC Presentation

Joint ISR: Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Optimising Intelligence Assets, Collection And Exploitation In The Era Of Big Data
Colonel Christophe Fontaine, Chief, ISR Division,French Air Force
•    Maximising the potential of Big Data to support French Air Force operations
•    Optimising collection management, airborne ISR assets and the exploitation of data sets
•    Analytical tools used and required by the French Air Force to harness big data ISR

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Colonel Christophe Fontaine

Chief, ISR Division
French Air Force

Joint ISR: Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Turkish Air Force ISR Experience
Lieutenant Colonel Murat Pinar, Intelligence Division,Turkish Air Force HQ
•    TAF ISR Capability
•    Implications of ISR interoperability
•    ISR experiences gained from fight against terrorism

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Lieutenant Colonel Murat Pinar

Intelligence Division
Turkish Air Force HQ

Command and Control: Doctrine and Practice

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Multi-Domain C2 Concept Of Operations
Colonel Sean Choquette, Commander, 505th Command and Control Wing,USAF
•    Outlining MDC2 ConOps and the link with Fusion Warfare doctrine
•    Challenges for the USAF in an era of MDC2
•    MDC2 wargaming and results from the July 2018 exercise

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Colonel Sean Choquette

Commander, 505th Command and Control Wing
USAF

Command and Control: Doctrine and Practice

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Lockheed Martin Presentation

Command and Control: Doctrine and Practice

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Contextual Distribution Of Control
Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben, C4ISR/Head of Air Command & Control,Royal Netherlands Air Force
•    Concepts for 5th Generation airborne command and control
•    5th Generation ISR
•    Integrating 5th Generation platforms into complex battlespaces

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Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben

C4ISR/Head of Air Command & Control
Royal Netherlands Air Force

•    The DTOC and further expansion to support a more multifaceted MTDS/LVC capability for the NAEW&C Force
•    AGS and its role in supporting distributed C2 architecture in Europe
•    Decision-making compression and C2 in coalition operations
•    What other gaps exist in NATO’s C2 framework?

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Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben

C4ISR/Head of Air Command & Control
Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Colonel Sean Choquette

Commander, 505th Command and Control Wing
USAF

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Bryan “Gator” Gates

MDC2 Business Development Analyst Principle
Lockheed Martin RMS/C4ISR

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking

4:45 pm - 12:00 am Perspectives from Gulfstream

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Collaboration over Competition: Open Source Software in ISR

Michael Menousek, Chief Technology Officer,Connexta
•    Why would governments and contractors use or publish open source ISR software?
•    How can we leverage open source software given our sensitive use cases?
•    Myths and pitfalls of open source software in government
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Michael Menousek

Chief Technology Officer
Connexta

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks

5:40 pm - 7:10 pm Saab Cocktail Reception