27 - 28 June, 2018
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 2


8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:50 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: BIG DATA IN THE UK ARMED FORCES

9:10 am - 9:50 am THE MILITARY REQUIREMENT FOR BIG DATA ANALYTICS


·          Demonstrating the potential application of Big Data Analytics in defence  application
·          Understanding how big data and AI systems will be employed by the armed forces
·          Outlining the key challenges to developing big data analytics for the UK Armed Forces
·          Why Big Data Analytics and AI is the new necessity for the military

9:50 am - 10:30 am WORKING AT THE EDGE: MANAGING DATA WITH DISTRUBUTED PLATFORMS AND INTERMITTENT AVAILABILITY

·          Understanding the data acquisition process for the NCIA and other military organisations
·          The need for speed and reliability in data acquisition and analysis
·          Why the problems of intermittent availability and limited bandwidths are critical to the NCIA
·          What are the challenges experienced so far in big data analytics through a distributed network 

10:30 am - 11:10 am VALIDATING DATA OBTAINED FROM MACHINE LEARNING PROGRAMMES

Colonel Jerome Lemaire - Digitization & Artificial Intelligence Master Plan Leader Directorate General of Armaments
•Machine learning programmes are a constantly evolving system, raising questions over accreditation and validation of information
•How can militaries build Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) into constantly evolving systems?
•How can you accredit and validate a learning machine?
•Can you trust machine learning without the need for human validation throughout acquisition and analysis?
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Colonel Jerome Lemaire

Digitization & Artificial Intelligence Master Plan Leader
Directorate General of Armaments

11:10 am - 12:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:20 pm DOMINATING THE 5TH DIMENSION: BIG DATA IN CYBER WARFARE

·          Cyber attack by state and non-state actors has become a major concern for governments and defence organisations globally, as successful attacks continue to increase at an alarming rate
·          Why the ‘5th Dimension of operations’ is so fundamental to controlling the fight across all dimensions
·          Minimising  exposure to attack through secure data storage
·          Exploiting the 5th Dimension to ensure operational success in the Land, Sea and Air

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm MAINTAINING CYBER SECURITY IN THE EUROPEAN ARMY STRUCTURES

Mr Mario Blokken - Head Permanent Secretariat European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)
·          Understanding the challenges of maintaining cyber security at army group level
·          Demonstrating how AI systems are deployed to fortify the cyber network
·          An update on the Expert Task Group on cyber security meeting for 2018
·          Identifying the future challenges for cyber security, and the role of AI and Big Data platforms in addressing these challenges

Mr Mario Blokken

Head Permanent Secretariat
European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm INTER-ORGANISATION DATA SHARING AND SUPPORT

·          Demonstrating the advantages of inter-organisation data sharing
·          Ensuring total reliability and accuracy of third-party data
·          Understanding the legalities of shared resources across defence
·          How does the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect your use of big data?

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm LEVERAGING THE CAPABILITIES OF BIG DATA MULTISOURCE FRAMEWORKS IN ORDER TO MANAGE AND EFFICIENTLY SECURE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES

Dr. Georgios Kioumourtzis - Senior Researcher (Colonel rtd) Center for Security Studies, Ministry of Interior, Greece
·          Understanding why CI protection requires a multi layered approached based on multi source data
·          Intelligence life cycle based on the EU FRONTEX model
·          Data flow: Search-Retrieve and Use data

Dr. Georgios Kioumourtzis

Senior Researcher (Colonel rtd)
Center for Security Studies, Ministry of Interior, Greece

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm BUILDING A RELIABLE DATA PLATFORM THROUGH OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE

Nikos Sarris - Head of Innovation Lab ATC Project PICASSO
 
·          Understanding the three C’s of validating and analysing information
·          How the TruthNest employed successfully for the German Elections 2017
·          How can Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) be employed reliably by your organisation?
·          Demonstrating the role of social media intelligence analysis to defence organisations

Nikos Sarris

Head of Innovation Lab ATC
Project PICASSO

4:00 pm - 12:00 am AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS ON THE BATTLEFIELD

·          Understanding how autonomous systems are being developed for use in combat
·          Demonstrating the advantages of autonomous systems over human operators
·          Assessing the risks of employing autonomous systems
·          Developing the future of autonomous systems in operations

5:10 pm - 5:50 pm THE FUTURE OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN DEFENCE

Dr Adam Zagorecki - Senior Research Fellow, Operational Analysis Cranfield University

•How AI and machine learning will develop over the next 10 years
•How can military organisations gain advantage through data analytic progress in other industries
•How can you access skilled data analytics professionals in the defence environment
•Demonstrating how data can be maintained for use in future conflict

Dr Adam Zagorecki

Senior Research Fellow, Operational Analysis
Cranfield University

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE