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SMi are proud to host the inaugural Maritime Information Warfare conference, which will convene at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London on the 6th and 7th December 2017.

As data and information drive operational advantage there is now a need for improved leadership and ownership across maritime information exploitation.

The need for collection, dissemination and optimisation of maritime data is driving change and improvement across an array of naval systems. Used across the joint environment, this will allow increased decision making in real time and the growth of machine learnt influence over naval platforms and systems.

Moving away from platform centric decisions and towards intuitive systems run by complex algorithms, the future of the blue economy and security at sea means evolving is no longer a choice, but a necessity for navies and maritime agencies globally.

With the Royal Navy recently hosting ‘information warrior,’ demonstrations are now taking place that show not only senior buy in, hence the support of the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones, but the desire from industry to demonstrate Artificial Intelligence, machine autonomy, enhanced Cyber security and big data optimisation across the maritime domain. This corresponds with major policy objectives within the United States, such as 'Cyber Power 2020' which seeks diversify naval capability in the cyber domain.

The Maritime Information Warfare 2017 conference will focus on the key aspects challenging and enhancing Naval and Maritime agencies in the exploitation of information in the digital age.

Offering an array of social opportunities Maritime Information Warfare will host coffee receptions and lunches to provide military end users, programme managers, vendors and research agencies over 3 and a half hours of networking during the conference.

Hear the very latest advances from Navies, Coast Guards and Maritime Agencies relating to:

  • Information Exploitation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • ISR
  • Big Data
  • C4I
  • Open Source Intelligence Gathering  

All those operating in the maritime data and exploitation domain and those wising to push the boundaries of Naval Technology exploitation relating to AI, Cyber and Big Data collection and dissemination to enhance mission superiority.

The audience will comprise of  senior military and government officials and cutting edge industrial partners all demonstrating cutting edge technology and capability development.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

9:10 The Importance of Developing and Delivering Operative Cyber Protection in Defending US Naval Assets

Vice Admiral Michael Gilday

Vice Admiral Michael Gilday, Commander, US Fleet Cyber Command , US Navy

      

 

  • Key trends in cyber warfare: maturity of cyber-warfare and its impact on the navy’s ability to achieve operational aims
  • The growing importance of Cyber Security with the rise of more complex and advanced naval systems
  • Eliminating obstacles to coordinated cyber defence by normalising standards across coalition partners, agencies within nations & industry partners
  • Ensuring system robustness by maintaining cyber-defence superiority through Navy Cyber Power 2020

9:50 "There Seems to be Something Wrong with our Bloody Data Today" The Data Conundrum: Getting Politicians to Invest in the Boring Stuff

Admiral Sir George Zambellas

Admiral Sir George Zambellas, Former Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy UK

 

  • Why military data exploitation is so hard to progress in minds of politicians, the military and the public.
  • Why data will revolutionise all domains, including the maritime - away from platform-based values to information-based values in warfare
  • The inevitable rise of AI and autonomous systems in conflict and peace.

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Developing Effective Cyber Security Standards to Maximise use of Naval Assets

Commander Neil  Hall

Commander Neil Hall, SO1 Information Security, Royal Navy

 

·         How generating enhanced cyber defence capabilities enables effective strategic deployment of resources
·         Integrating cyber resiliency into standard operating procedures to enable effective operational deployment of maritime forces
·         Recent successes within the Royal Navy at building cyber security and establishing defensible cyber terrain
o   Going forward: ambitions to assimilate cyber security into the Royal Navy’s operational framework as part of Operation Information Warrior
 

11:40 Secure your Critical Information Systems from Cyber Threats and Data Breaches

Mr Keng Lim

Mr Keng Lim, CEO, Nextlabs

  • Learn how attribute-based access control policy can be used to stop stolen credential or compromised user and privileged accounts.
  • Discover the approach to control and govern administrative privileges to enforce access to ERP transaction and master data only on a need-to-know basis
  • Find out how to eliminate air gap in data transferred from mission critical applications by automatically protecting top secret and critical data moving to the unstructured and portable storage
  • Learn how to close role-based security loop holes, secure access to critical assets based on a need and right to access, and prevent data exfiltration
  • See a demonstration of the most effective but least used technique to stop cyber attacks
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12:20 Improving Joint Naval Operations Through Enhanced Cyber Security

Dr Ray Letteer

Dr Ray Letteer, Chief Cyber Security Division, US Marine Corps

 

·         Achieving cyber security as a core competency within operational assets
·         Successes of MCEN (Marine Corps Enterprise Network) in utilising big data and data analytics to achieve operational advantage
·         Marine Corps C4i relationship with US Cyber Command: successes in expanding joint capabilities
o   Protecting C4i systems by integrating cyber hygiene and training into standard operating procedure
·         Delivering strategic foresight through implementation of cyber-security standards across departments, coalition partners and industry

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Work

Mr George Zarkadakis

Mr George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson

 

  • Introduction to AI – history and milestones; various approaches, why AI now (given that AI is 60yo)
  • Deep dive into AI technology: machine learning, big data, deep learning (neural nets)
  • What we need to solve for human-like AI – can the “AI Singularity” happen?
  • AI ethics
  • Tech trends: AI and IoT, blockchain and quantum computing
  • The impact on work
  • The impact on organizations: innovation, networks, leaderless organizations and platforms

14:40 An Overview of the Open Architecture Combat System (OACS) and its Role in Enabling AI Applications, Such as STARTLE, Within Operation Information Warrior

Stephen Rowe

Stephen Rowe, Principal Engineer Platform Systems Division, DSTL

 

·         The importance of acquiring a range of naval applications and how to overcome disjointed application systems
·         Optimising Combat Systems through advanced systems architecture
·         Benefits of developing enabling architectural technology to deploy an increasingly varied range of naval applications from a myriad of providers
·         Ensuring that future platforms adopt an open source architecture to safeguard future interoperability of naval programmes

15:20 Autonomous Systems for Persistent Maritime Surveillance

Daniel Middleton

Daniel Middleton, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, Liquid Robotics

 

  • Advantages of using Autonomous Systems for ASW for increased situational awareness and early warning
  • Force multiplier to traditional manned systems for increased operational efficiencies
  • ASW as a Service - real-time information delivery to the warfighter
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Optimising Data Capture Technologies to Enable Information Exploitation and Build Naval Operational Capability

    Captain Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Captain Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, F100-F110 Programme Manager, Spanish Navy

     

    ·         The importance of IT-enabled data analysis in maintaining strategic capability within the digital ocean
    ·         Development of SCOMBA (System Combat Buques Armed) to integrate and display data from a range of sensors
    ·         Expanding cooperation between NATO partners to maximise the strategic advantage of big data
    ·         An overview of current NATO big data initiatives
    o   Looking ahead: utilisation of open source architecture within SCOMBA to ensure multi-mission interoperability

    17:10 Organisational Change from Local Driven Security to Centralised Intel Driven

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Hofte

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Hofte, Cyber Security Advisor , Ministry of Defence

     

    ·         Applicability of Big Data in our security services
    ·         Our iterative approach
    ·         Technical challenges that occur during the learning curve
    ·         Organisational and human factors as the challenge

    17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    9:10 Utilising ISR Platforms to Build Maritime Domain Awareness Across the Naval Environment

    Brigadier (Retd) David  Evans

    Brigadier (Retd) David Evans , Former Chief Information Officer, Royal Navy

     

    ·         An overview of operation Information Warrior in building a multifaceted approach to maritime capability
    o   Successes in building joint operational intelligence across coalition partners
    o   Review of Maritime and littoral ISR programmes
    o   Protecting naval assets through integration of cyber security into platforms
    o   Expanding capabilities of autonomous ISR platforms to build a robust intelligence gathering capability
    ·         Maximising ISR flexibility through standardisation of communication systems across NATO allies and partners

    9:50 Maritime Situational Awareness: Challenges in the Central Mediterranean Sea

    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, EU Navfor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 From Unconnected Regional Maritime Surveillance to Effective Global Maritime Situational Awareness

    Captain Dermot Mulholland

    Captain Dermot Mulholland, Branch Head, Strategic Plans & Policy , Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence

     

    ·         How proliferation of ISR platforms enables effective naval domain awareness
    ·         Improving ISR effectiveness by refining NATO ISR system interoperability
    ·         The importance of versatile information exploitation capabilities in interdiction deployments
    ·         Successes of naval intelligence gathering in Operation Ocean Shield
    ·         Determining future ISR capability requirements through analysis of NATO Operation Unified Protector
    ·         Enhancing maritime domain awareness by utilising training and simulation
    ·         Protecting naval resources through successful integration of cyber security operating procedures

    11:40 NATO Maritime Capabilities in an Evolving Joint ISR Context

     

    • The global picture of NATO-wide Joint ISR capability development and its evolution since ISAF and Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR.
    • NATO’s Joint ISR challenges, the maritime threat environment, and the expansion of NATO Joint ISR capability development into the maritime domain.
    • NATO’s Maritime Multi-Mission Aircraft initiative as a model for addressing future capability shortfalls in the maritime domain.
    Mr Matthew Gillis

    Mr Matthew Gillis, Deputy Head, ISR Section Defence Investment Division, NATO

    Commander Thomas Smith

    Commander Thomas Smith, Commander Joint Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Team, NATO

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Exploiting OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) to Facilitate Strategic Situational Awareness

    Commander Andre Silva

    Commander Andre Silva, Intelligence Analysis Center Director and Navy Fleet Intelligence Division Head, Portuguese Navy

     

    • Maximising use of open source intelligence to establish a nuanced situational understanding
    • Refining social media based intelligence to build operational advantage within Portuguese at-sea deployments
    • Challenges of OSINT: preventing malicious traffic infecting naval analyst platforms
    • Improving cyber resiliency to protect maritime assets

    14:00 Cyber Warfare – Theory to Explore the Nature of the of the Ends and Means to Achieve Victory in 21st Century War

    Professor Richard Crowell

    Professor Richard Crowell, Associate Professor Information and Cyberspace Operations, Naval War College

     

    • The value of theory in mastering the application of cyber force in contemporary conflict
    • Understanding cyberspace begins with understanding the information environment
    • The roots of cyberspace in WW II
    • The intertwining of cyberspace and human activity
    • Cyber Warfare – a definition and how to manoeuvre in the domain
    • Some thoughts on the future – finding new forms of connectivity

    14:40 Information Warfare for the Royal Navy - A Disruptive Approach

    Commander (Retd.) Howard Tweedie

    Commander (Retd.) Howard Tweedie , Former Royal Navy Commander, Royal Navy

     

    ·         Moving away from platform-centric combat within the naval domain
    ·         How technology (either in the Land, Air, Space, Cyber or Maritime Environments) is increasingly playing a forcing function to core combat processes and shaping overall combat outcomes in order to achieve desired results
    ·         How the Maritime environment must adjust and make changes to meet the challenges

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Maritime Asset Deployment Using Risk Based Planning

    Edwin van Veldhoven

    Edwin van Veldhoven, Senior Scientist Military Operations, TNO

     

    ·         Combining persistent surveillance, multi-source data analysis, and C2 support for Maritime Security Operations (MSO)
    ·         Threat maps and risk maps
    ·         Optimal sector assignment for naval task units
    ·         Tactical planning of the deployment of the individual assets, including autonomous platforms

    16:30 A Training and Simulation Perspective on Maritime Information and Automation

    Andy Fawkes

    Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

     

    ·         Training in a more data driven and autonomous future
    ·         What about data collected in training? Can it be better captured and exploited to enhance military capability?
    ·         Developments in simulation systems and their role in training people and autonomous systems

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Former Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy UK
    Brigadier (Retd) David  Evans

    Brigadier (Retd) David Evans

    Former Chief Information Officer, Royal Navy
    Captain Dermot Mulholland

    Captain Dermot Mulholland

    Branch Head, Strategic Plans & Policy , Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
    Commander Neil  Hall

    Commander Neil Hall

    SO1 Information Security, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

    EU Navfor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force
    Vice Admiral Michael Gilday

    Vice Admiral Michael Gilday

    Commander, US Fleet Cyber Command , US Navy

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Former Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy UK
    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Andy Fawkes

    Brigadier (Retd) David Evans

    Former Chief Information Officer, Royal Navy
    Brigadier (Retd) David  Evans

    Captain Dermot Mulholland

    Branch Head, Strategic Plans & Policy , Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
    Captain Dermot Mulholland

    Commander (Retd.) Howard Tweedie

    Former Royal Navy Commander, Royal Navy
    Commander (Retd.) Howard Tweedie

    Commander Andre Silva

    Intelligence Analysis Center Director and Navy Fleet Intelligence Division Head, Portuguese Navy
    Commander Andre Silva

    Commander Neil Hall

    SO1 Information Security, Royal Navy
    Commander Neil  Hall

    Commander Thomas Smith

    Commander Joint Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Team, NATO
    Commander Thomas Smith

    Daniel Middleton

    Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, Liquid Robotics
    Daniel Middleton

    Edwin van Veldhoven

    Senior Scientist Military Operations, TNO
    Edwin van Veldhoven

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Hofte

    Cyber Security Advisor , Ministry of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Hofte

    Mr George Zarkadakis

    Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson
    Mr George Zarkadakis

    Mr Keng Lim

    CEO, Nextlabs
    Mr Keng Lim

    Mr Mark Clark

    Vice President of Sales, Nextlabs
    Mr Mark Clark

    Mr Matthew Gillis

    Deputy Head, ISR Section Defence Investment Division, NATO
    Mr Matthew Gillis

    Professor Richard Crowell

    Associate Professor Information and Cyberspace Operations, Naval War College
    Professor Richard Crowell

    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

    EU Navfor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force
    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

    Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

    Senior Royal Navy Flag Officer

    , Royal Navy
    Senior Royal Navy Flag Officer

    Stephen Rowe

    Principal Engineer Platform Systems Division, DSTL
    Stephen Rowe

    Vice Admiral Michael Gilday

    Commander, US Fleet Cyber Command , US Navy
    Vice Admiral Michael Gilday

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Workshops

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    Workshop

    Cyber Security in the Naval Domain

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    5th December 2017
    London, United Kingdom

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    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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