Main Conference 2: Hilton Syon Park

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

Wg Cdr Keith Dear

Intelligence Officer and DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Early Detection And Strategic Deterrence: Nato’s Vision For Airborne ISR

Lt Gen Steven Shepro, 21st Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee
• Defining NATO’s position on the strategic challenges posed by both non-state actors and near-peer adversaries
• How can we ensure the operational relevance of AEW&C platforms in future conflict?
• Ahead of the 2018 NATO Summit, what are the critcal objectives that will shape the short to mid-term in NATO?

Lt Gen Steven Shepro

21st Deputy Chairman
NATO Military Committee
• The PAF’s air surveillance and early warning capabilities and investment into additional aircraft
• The PAF’s defence industrial strategy and the role of the PACK in developing new technologies in airborne ISR
• Regional defence strategy and plans for international defence partnerships

Air Marshal Ahmar Shahzad

Chairman, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra
Pakistan Air Force

10:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM Aerial ISR After FARC: Colombian Air Force ISR Priorities For The Future

Brigadier General Donall Tascon, Chief of Air Intelligence, Colombian Air Force
• Colombian Air Force modernisation and investment priorities after FARC
• Colombia’s indigenous defence industrial base – unmanned aerial ISR asset integration
• Operational challenges and future needs

Brigadier General Donall Tascon

Chief of Air Intelligence
Colombian Air Force

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Coffee and Expo Tours

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM AWACS after 2035

Rudolph Maus, Director, Lifecycle Management, NSPA
• Exploring NATO’s options for the delivery of a follow-on to the E-3 capability after 2035
• The challenges in conceptualizing requirements of the future
• The need to engage with industry to support the project

Rudolph Maus

Director, Lifecycle Management

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Getting The Information To The Right Place – Examples Of C2 & Isr Fast Response Programs

Jeff Warner, , ViaSat
Sponsored by ViaSat

Jeff Warner


12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Cultivating A Culture Of Innovation And Rapid Integration: A View From Industry On How To Adapt And Improve Acquisition Processes

• How should current practices adapt to suit more agile acquisitions and adapt to the rapid rate of technological innovation in the future?
• How can the military work better at sourcing and working with SMEs in the ISR space to bring new ideas and innovations into the acquisition framework?
• What challenges are there in identifying new requirements, preparing bids and competing for funding in the ISR space?
• How can industry help to support blue sky thinking and shape the art of the possible for future airborne ISR and C2 capabilities?
• What are the most significant process/technical innovations underway in your organization?

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

• The Kirameki-2 defense communication satellite
• Enhancing communications for cross-domain operations and surveillance
• Missile defence activity and the role of satellite capabilities

Colonel Kenji Monami

Chief Planning Section, Weapon System Program Division, Air Staff Office
Japanese Ministry of Defense

Space: Reach and Resilience

2:20 PM - NaN:NaN AM Airbus Presentation

Jean-Philippe Scherer, Strategic Programme Manager, Airbus Defence & Space

Jean-Philippe Scherer

Strategic Programme Manager
Airbus Defence & Space

Space: Reach and Resilience

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM A Space Strategy For Europe: Preserving Security And Autonomy

François Rivasseau, Special Envoy for Space and Head of Security Policy and Space Division, European External Action Service
• Outlining Europe’s existing space capabilities and their role in supporting collective security and defence initiatives
• How will the EU be funding and developing its space capabilities to respond to future security needs, such as cyber?
• What are the main challenges currently facing space agencies in Europe, from a security perspective?

François Rivasseau

Special Envoy for Space and Head of Security Policy and Space Division
European External Action Service

Contested Environments: Cyber and C2ISR

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Maintaining ISR In A Contested Environment – A Small Country’s Perspective

Dr Christian Anrig, Deputy Director of Doctrine, Swiss Air Force
• Swiss Air Force C2ISR doctrine
• Outlining the ‘contested environment’ concept – from cyber to A2/AD
• A Swiss Air Force view on operationalising the abstract domains

Dr Christian Anrig

Deputy Director of Doctrine
Swiss Air Force

Contested Environments: Cyber and C2ISR

2:50 PM - NaN:NaN AM Space And Cyber: Quiet Enablers For Joint Battle Management And ISR Operations

John Mahaffey, Senior Scientist, NATO Communications and Information Agency
• Intro to Space and Cyber BMC2 and JISR Capabilities
• Space and Cyber Applications in a Joint/Coalition Environment - Issues and Opportunities

John Mahaffey

Senior Scientist
NATO Communications and Information Agency

Contested Environments: Cyber and C2ISR

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Countering Hybrid Threats In The Cyber Domain: A New Driver Of The European Security Environment?

Matti Saarelainen, Director, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
• The objectives of the new Countering Hybrid Threats COE
• Strategic cyber challenges: disinformation campaigns, malicious cyber activities, and online radicalisation
• What is an effective, collective European response to countering hybrid cyber threats and infractions? What can policy and technology do to support these security initiatives?

Matti Saarelainen

European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats

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

4:20 PM - NaN:NaN AM Sustaining Global Reach: The E-3 Mid-Life Upgrade Program

Lieutenant Colonel Etienne Ruellan, Deputy Commander, 36th Airborne Command and Control Wing, French Air Force
• Outlining France’s MLU programme for the E-3 Sentry
• Integrating a new mission computer, additional and more powerful consoles and a new IFF system
• The enduring need to sustain legacy aircraft whilst adapting to changing threat environments

Lieutenant Colonel Etienne Ruellan

Deputy Commander, 36th Airborne Command and Control Wing
French Air Force
•    Research on the AFSCP
•    Sustainability and technology aspects of the project
•    Challenges and opportunities for the future

4:50 PM - NaN:NaN AM The Sustainability And Technological Aspects Of The Alliance Future Surveillance And Control Platform

Nikolaos Oikonomakis, MBA Student, Maastricht University , Hellenic Air Force

Nikolaos Oikonomakis

MBA Student, Maastricht University
Hellenic Air Force

Wg Cdr Keith Dear

Intelligence Officer and DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford