Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation 2018 Conference

24 September, 2018 - 25 September, 2018, London, United Kingdom

Exploiting Technological Innovation to Retain Military Advantage

The accelerating speed of technological development is profoundly changing the nature of warfare as we know it. The modern era is a competition: the winners will be those states and armed forces able to think creatively, invest thoughtfully, and act decisively to build a new competitive edge faster, better and more affordably than their adversaries. To gain advantage, the military must look to adopt civilian/commercial innovation models, integrating the likes of artifical intelligence, additive manufacturing and predictive analytics to enhance capability.

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Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation 2018 returns to London on the 24-25th September to explore the disruptive technologies that will shape the future joint force of 2035 and beyond. Join us as we bring together leaders in the defence and technology sectors to explore how the top five major capability areas can be transformed by combinations of data, processing, connectivity, robotics, autonomy, and machine learning. Network with senior leaders in the armed forces, large technology solution providers, SMEs, research analysts and academia, and gain an exclusive look into the future of modern warfare.

Benefits of attending for the Military Community

  • Develop concepts of operation and establish requirements for the future operating system
  • Accelerate decision-making and enhance fully scalable C2 combat management through AI and big data analysis
  • Transform ISR at the joint and DOD levels through data collection, fusion, analysis, and visualisation
  • Integrate a manned and unmanned mix of capability for the tri-services
  • Enhance training for the future warfighter by establishing a single synthetic training environment and exploiting AR/VR


Benefits for the Technology Industry

  • Present your solutions to decision-makers, who are shortening their procurement cycles and accelerating integration of technologies from traditional and commercial solution providers
  • Gain first-hand insights into near, mid, and long-term development plans of NATO militaries to align your systems to capability requirements and secure future partnerships
  • Learn about how your organisation can benefit from defence innovation initiatives, focusing on military exploitation of SME and start-up technologies
  • Be the first to showcase your C4ISR and RAS solutions to Armed Forces' thought leaders, as they finalise requirements for the future Joint Force
  • Enhance your understanding of current experimentation, trialling, and R&D to inform budgetary decisions and develop winning business proposals

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Meet the Speakers


  • General Sir Richard Barrons, Former Commander, Joint Forces Command (2013-2016), Conference Chairman

2018 Expert panelists include

  • General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, ADC, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, UK MoD
  • General Sir Chris Deverell, Commander, UK Joint Forces Command
  • General Mirko Šundov, Chief of Defence, Croatian Armed Forces (Pending Ministerial Authorisation)
  • Lieutenant General Ivan Hooper, Chief Executive Officer Information Systems and Services, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Dr. Thomas H. Killion, Chief Scientist, NATO
  • Dr. Richard J. Joseph, Chief Scientist, US Air Force
  • Air Vice-Marshal Bruce H. Hedley, Director Joint Warfare, UK Joint Forces Command
  • Major General John S. Kem, Commandant, US Army War College
  • Major General Rob Magowan, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Capability), Royal Navy
  • Major General Odd-Harald Hagen, Head of the Department of Defence Policy and Long term planning, Norwegian MoD
  • Rear Admiral Andew J Loiselle, Deputy Director, Future Joint Force Development, US Joint Staff J7
  • Brigadier General Mark W. Odom, Director of Concept Development and Learning Directorate, US ARCIC
  • Brigadier Benedict Kite, Commander, Joint Forces Intelligence Group, UK MoD
  • Brigadier Greg Wilson, Head Capability and Strategic Development, British Army
  • Brigadier General José Antonio Herrera Llamas, Director CCDC - Joint Concept Development Center, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Dan Cheesman, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Navy
  • Colonel Mark Parsons, Director of Land Command Information, Canadian Army
  • Captain Kevin Quarderer, Commanding Officer ONR-Global, US Navy
  • Murray Davidson, Director Service Strategy, NATO Communications and Information Agency
  • Colonel Hans-Gert Gaebel, Basic Army Organisation, German Army
  • Air Marshal (Retd.) Sir Christopher Harper, Former Deputy Chairman NATO Military Committee, NATO
  • Confirmed Senior Representative, Representing Chief of General Staff, Ukrainian Armed Forces

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Aug 9, 2018