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

Main Conference Day Two

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

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Air Commodore Jeff Portlock (Ret)

Former Chief of Staff, Air Command
3SDL Head of ISR & Space

9:00 am - 9:30 am Brazilian Aerospace Industry & Future Airborne Programmes

Air Vice Marshal Paulo Ricardo Laux - Chief Portfolio Officer, Brazilian Air Force
•    Brazilian defence industrial cooperation and requirements development for airborne assets
•    Current requirements and defence relationships with international industry
•    The Amazon Surveillance System


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Air Vice Marshal Paulo Ricardo Laux

Chief Portfolio Officer
Brazilian Air Force

9:30 am - 10:00 am Redefining The ISR Video Triangle

Mark Rushton - Business Development Manager, United Kingdom & Ireland, VITEC

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Mark Rushton

Business Development Manager, United Kingdom & Ireland
VITEC

•    USAF C2 priorities and challenges today
•    JSTARS in today’s fight
•    Major challenges faced by the 461st

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Colonel Ed Goebel

Vice Commander, 461st Air Control Wing
U.S. Air Force

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Coffee and Expo Tours

11:20 am - 11:50 am Global Strategic Trends: A UK Perspective

Simon Cole - Assistant Head, Futures, DCDC
•    The six drivers of global change
•    Strategic adaptability as a key necessity for overcoming uncertainty
•    The specific challenges and disruptors in the intelligence community

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Simon Cole

Assistant Head, Futures
DCDC

11:00 am - 11:30 am The UK Modernising Defence Programme

Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis - Chairman, UK Defence Select Committee
•    Building a balanced portfolio to counter today’s threats and tomorrow’s high end fight
•    Working with international partners and allies as well as independently
•    Future of the SDSR process
•    UK leadership in space, cyber and air and strategic partnerships with UK industry

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Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis

Chairman
UK Defence Select Committee

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Annual Industry Leaders Panel: Delivering Capability To The Warfighter In A Time Of Rapid Technological And Geopolitical Change

•    NATO forces are focused on joint ISR and multi-domain C2: how is industry adapting to this doctrine?
•    How are industry’s approaches to hardware and software development changing?
•    Airborne ISR is too airmen and women intensive: how is industry working to lighten the physical and cognitive burdens impacting the ISR community today?
•    AI convergence: and industry view on AI and its integration into ISR and C2 capabilities













12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch and Networking

1:50 pm - 12:00 am Understanding Military Ecosystem Interactions With The Cyber Domain

Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes - Head Joint User C4ISR & Cyber, UK Ministry of Defence
•    How do military processes, particularly relating to C2 and ISR, interact with the cyber domain?
•    How has our understanding of the domain evolved and matured?
•    How successful have we been at integrating cyber defence and offence thinking into existing doctrine and capabilities?


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Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes

Head Joint User C4ISR & Cyber
UK Ministry of Defence

2:20 pm - 12:00 am Cyber And Digital Transformation: Management Aspects

César Pérez Vázquez - Manager, C2 Networks and Critical IT Systems, ISDEFE
•    Cyber and digital transformation are challenging the traditional concepts on implementation and operational use of C2 and ISR. What are the effects on the planning of future capabilities?
•    The acquisition and implementation process must be adapted to the disruptive changes in concepts. How does this impact on traditional management best practices?
•    What are national and international organisations like NATO doing to adapt their processes to the disruption generated by cyber and digital transformation?

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César Pérez Vázquez

Manager, C2 Networks and Critical IT Systems
ISDEFE

•    Discussing the idea of cyberspace maneuverability/freedom of movement
•    How can we improve the conduct of cyberspace collection activities (bots, sensors, data crawlers); data visualization for battlespace awareness/C2; and data aggregation for analysis?
•    Red team analysis: understanding the capabilities of our foreign adversaries

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Brad Bigelow

Brad Bigelow, Principal Technical Advisor, SHAPE DCOS CIS and Cyber Defence
NATO SHAPE

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César Pérez Vázquez

Manager, C2 Networks and Critical IT Systems
ISDEFE

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Mr Matt Roper

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

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Tea

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Supporting Tactical Intelligence Arms Of The Spanish Army, Navy And Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Diego Mancilla Sanchez - Chief ISR Systems, Spanish Armed Forces Intelligence Center
•    Role and responsibility of CIFAS
•    Major challenges for providing early warning of global crises
•    The exploitation and dissemination of operational and strategic intelligence to support the joint forces


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Lieutenant Colonel Diego Mancilla Sanchez

Chief ISR Systems
Spanish Armed Forces Intelligence Center

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Belgian Special Warfare Aviation

Captain Jan Weuts - Head of R&D, Belgian Special Forces
•    Belgian Special Forces aviation programme’s roadmap and core objectives
•    Future integration into Belgian force structure
•    Challenges with C2 for autonomous unmanned systems

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Captain Jan Weuts

Head of R&D
Belgian Special Forces

•    The CABS mission statement and current focus after the successful delivery of the IAF’s indigenous Airborne Early Warning & Control System
•    Lessons learnt from AEW&CF development and procurement, particularly relating to system integration and agile DevOps

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Dr M S Easwaran

Distinguished Scientist & Director, Centre for Airborne Systems
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

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Air Commodore Jeff Portlock (Ret)

Former Chief of Staff, Air Command
3SDL Head of ISR & Space