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Given the divergence between EU and US defence budgets, the military need to consider how to manage the disparity and leverage on new technologies. SMi’s Battlespace Transformation – Realising the value of NEC & NCW, the 8th Annual conference in our acclaimed NCW series will examine the pragmatic and practical actions needed to realise the potential of NEC.

The Programme will address concept, doctrine and implementation issues within NCW, NEC, C4iSTAR and Battlespace management with a view to future effects and benefits on the battlefield

With an exceptional line up of speakers, the conference offers case studies from international programmes, allowing attendees to address their key concerns by drawing on the experience of our expert panel of speakers.

With special presentations from…

  • Rear Admiral Rinaldo Veri, Chief, General Planning Department, Navy General Staff, Italian Navy
  • Colonel Charles Pattillo, Chief, Multinational Operations Division J-3, Deputy Director for Global Operations, USAF
  • Colonel Philippe Margot, AGS3 Chief Engineer, Alliance Ground Surveillance Support Staff, NATO HQ
  • Colonel Martti Lehto, Chief, C4IS Systems Division, Finnish Armed Forces
  • Colonel Jake Thackray, AD Networks, Command Support Development Centre, Ministry of Defence UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Falagan, Vice-Chairman, MIP PMG (Program Management Group) & Staff Officer, C2 Requirements, NATO ACT
  • Wing Commander Andrew Jeffrey, Directorate of Air Staff-UAV, Ministry of Defence UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel Arne Norlander, Senior Scientist, C2 Systems Division, Swedish Defence Research Agency
  • Commander John Sunderland RN, NEC Policy, Director General Training and Education, Ministry Of Defence UK
  • Major Zoltan Jobbagy, Senior Strategic Plans Officer & Guest Researcher, Ministry of Defence, Hungary & TNO Defence, Security and Safety, Clingendael Centre for Strategic Studies
  • John Garstka, Assistant Director, Concepts and Operations, US Department of Defense*
  • Fred Stein, C3 Director, The Mitre Corporation
  • Dr Larry Lewis, CNA Representative, Joint Center for Operational Analysis
  • Mr Bert Tiems, Chief Land Systems and Interoperability Section, Application Development Branch, Operations Research Division, NATO C3 Agency
  • John L Mahaffey, Senior Scientist, Command and Control Systems Division, NATO C3 Agency
  • Chris Durbin, Experimentation Benefits Manager, NITEworks
  • Lieutenant Colonel Grant Morley, Directorate Command & Battlespace Management / J6 (CBM/J6), Ministry Of Defence UK
  • Darren Lepp, Head of Interoperability, Australian Defence Force's Tactical Data Link Authority (ADFTA)

The Conference will be chaired by…

Giles Beattie, Partner, PA Consulting

Benefits of attending…

  • UNDERSTAND the value that NEC/NCW can bring
  • ASSESS country-specific approaches to NEC
  • GAIN a valuable insight into the programmes and developments that are making NEC happen
  • EXAMINE concept, doctrine and implementation issues
  • NETWORK with key military and industry experts


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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Giles Beattie

Giles Beattie, Partner, PA Consulting Group

9:10 NET ENABLED CAPABILITIES

Rafael  Falagan de la Fuente

Rafael Falagan de la Fuente, Vice-chairman, MIP PMG (Program Management Group) & Staff Officer, C2 Requirements, NATO ACT

  • Developing NNEC
  • Aims and requirements in applying and defining the role of NEC
  • Courses of Action for the delivery of NEC
  • NEC in today’s coalition environment
  • 9:50 DEMONSTRATING THE VALUE OF NEC/NCW

    Bill Hodson

    Bill Hodson, Defence and Security Practice, PA Consulting Group

  • What are the dimensions of NEC/NCW value?
  • How should they be measured?
  • How is the value of NEC/NCW best demonstrated to different audiences?
  • How do we justify investment in NEC/NCW?
  • How can the broader impacts implied by NEC/NCW in terms of doctrine, process and organisation be articulated and justified?
  • Experimentation, simulation and modelling for value demonstration
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 COMMAND AND CONTROL IN THE NEC ERA

    Colonel Jake Thackray

    Colonel Jake Thackray, AD Networks, Command Support Development Centre, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • More than technology
  • Land environment is different
  • Command Vs control
  • 11:40 DELIVERING NEC / NCW TO COMPLY WITH DOCTRINAL DEVELOPMENTS

    Rear Admiral Rinaldo Veri

    Rear Admiral Rinaldo Veri, Chief, General Planning Department, Navy General Staff, Italian Navy

  • Review the doctrinal development of NCW
  • Look at training and engineering systems in support of NEC/NCW
  • Gain insight into the challenges of NEC/NCW programmes and C4iSTAR capabilities
  • Discuss the challenge of delivering NEC/NCW
  • 12:20 A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO NCW

    Darren Lepp

    Darren Lepp, Head of Interoperability, Australian Defence Force's Tactical Data Link Authority (ADFTA)

  • Defence and Industry – a New Alliance
  • Demonstrating the Future
  • Selling the Future to the Warfighter
  • Lessons learnt so Far
  • Where to Next?
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 THE FUTURE BATTLEFIELD

    John Garstka

    John Garstka, Assistant Director, Concepts and Operations, US Department of Defense*

  • Overview of NCW
  • Where are we now?
  • Evaluate battlespace transformation
  • What does the future hold?
  • 14:40 NET CENTRIC WARFARE: LEARNING FROM IRAQ

    Dr. Larry Lewis

    Dr. Larry Lewis, CNA Representative, Joint Center for Operational Analyses

  • Some benefits of NCW seen in OIF, but benefits not fully realized
  • NCW equipment limitations: interoperability, data forwarders, and coalition resources
  • TTP/doctrine shortfalls in air and ground operations
  • Bits can bite: implementation decisions of individual NCW systems are critic
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 EFFECTS-BASED OPERATIONS AND THE REALITY OF WAR

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Jobbagy

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Jobbagy, Senior Strategic Plans Officer & Guest Researcher, Ministry of Defence Hungary & TNO Defence, Security and Safety, Clingendael Centre for Strategic Studies

  • Theorising
  • Originating
  • Reflecting
  • Conceptualising
  • Generalising
  • 16:20 COALITION INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) TRANSFORMATION

    John L Mahaffey

    John L Mahaffey, Senior Scientist, Command and Control Systems Division, NATO C3 Agency

  • Cross component/multi-level ISR integration
  • Coalition ISR experimentation and concept development
  • Concepts for operational and technical integration
  • The challenge of multi-layered integration and interoperability
  • Options for development and implementation - operational and technical
  • 17:00 A FUTURE VISION

    Lieutenant Colonel Grant Morley

    Lieutenant Colonel Grant Morley, Direcorate Command & Battlespace Management/J6 (CBM/J6), Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Future concepts in network defence
  • Security challenges of NCW and operational assurance
  • Vulnerabilities and threats in data security
  • Trends in information assurance technologies and system design
  • Limitations of the available technology and future developments
  • Future aspirations for information and IT
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Giles Beattie

    Giles Beattie, Partner, PA Consulting Group

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Giles Beattie

    Giles Beattie, Partner, PA Consulting Group

    9:10 ORGANISATIONAL TRANSFORMATION

    Commander John Sunderland RN

    Commander John Sunderland RN, NEC Policy, Director General Training and Education, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • How are people adapting to new technologies?
  • New knowledge, skills and attitudes?
  • Training or education?
  • New ways of learning
  • Expectations
  • 9:50 FINNISH DEFENCE FORCE TRANSFORMATION AND NEC

    Colonel Martti Lehto

    Colonel Martti Lehto, Chief, C4IS Systems Division, Finnish Armed Forces

  • The Finnish road map to NEC battlespace trends
  • FiAF C4IS systems transformation
  • FiAF C4IS development
  • Network enabled air defense
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 INFLUENCE OF COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

    Wing Commander Andrew Jeffrey

    Wing Commander Andrew Jeffrey, Directorate of Air Staff-UAV, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • How ISTAR - UAV’s are already working?
  • Capabilities and performance in the current battlespace
  • UAV and UAS systems will assist the new military community
  • The future UAV systems
  • 11:40 NEC ENABLED (LAND) COMMAND AND CONTROL INFORMATION SERVICES

    Bert Tiems

    Bert Tiems, Chief Land Systems and Interoperability Section, Application Development Branch, Operations Research Division, NATO C3 Agency

  • NATO Land Command & Control Information Services (LC2IS)
  • Example of HQ operational concept and battle rhythm
  • LC2IS functionality in support of HQ battle rhythm
  • Overview of key C2 information products
  • NEC enabled C2 information product exchange capabilities
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 CHALLANGES TO NCW FROM IRAQ AND METRICS

    Fred Stein

    Fred Stein, Senior Mitre Representative, The Mitre Corporation

    14:00 DELIVERING COMMAND AND CONTROL IN AN NEC WORLD

    Chris Suckling

    Chris Suckling, Battlespace Account Manager, Fujitsu

  • Delivering against legacy and future-legacy constraints
  • Capability v. usability
  • Challenges of agile deployments
  • The 'now-next-later' of C2 delivery
  • 14:40 LEADING FUTURE MULTINATIONAL / COALITION OPERATIONS

    Charles Pattillo

    Charles Pattillo, Chief, Multinational Operations Division J-3, Deputy Director for Global Operations, , USAF

  • Leading Future Multinational / Coalition Operations
  • The Multinational Interoperability Council (MIC)
  • The Coalition Operating Environment
  • Lead Nation Considerations
  • Observations from Recent Events
  • Way Forward
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 NATO NETWORK ENABLED CAPABILITY

    Colonel Philippe Margot

    Colonel Philippe Margot, AGS3 Chief Engineer, Alliance Ground Surveillance Support Staff, NATO HQ

  • Programme overview
  • Functions and spectrum of operations
  • AGS core internal links
  • AGS core interoperability
  • AGS core external data interfaces
  • Current national and industry participation
  • 16:20 SWEDISH R&D PROGRAMMES

    Lieutenant Colonel Arne Norlander

    Lieutenant Colonel Arne Norlander, Senior Scientist, C2 Systems Division, Swedish Defence Research Agency

  • Overview: NEC R&D
  • Experimentation and scientific study
  • Sample projects of international interest
  • Technology, humans, organizations and cultures
  • Conclusions and the way ahead
  • 17:00 TRANSFORMATION THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION

    Chris Durbin

    Chris Durbin, Experimentation Benefits Manager, NITEworks

  • Examine new and future challenges
  • Discuss how we can breed innovation
  • Look at warfighting experimentation
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration
  • How can we join training and experimentation?
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Giles Beattie

    Giles Beattie, Partner, PA Consulting Group

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