The potential that big data and the 'Internet of Things' will bring to every sector is vast, with the market set to be valued at £322 billion by 2020. While vast capabilities are already happening in the civilian landscape, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) aims to bridge the gap between civilian solutions and military requirements, funding innovations and creating links.
DASA will attend the inaugural Big Data for Defence summit and talked to Defence IQ about the opportunities they see in big data for the defence sector, their own role in improving the civilian-military relationship and their objectives on the military procurement cycle.
Big data is a key word currently in the defence sector. Whether in logistics, warfighting or within the different processes in between, the potential applications and its potential is vast. Ahead of the inaugural Big Data for Defence summit, Defence IQ had the privilege to have five minutes with General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE ADC, a recognised advocate for the implementation of technology in the defence sector and keynote speaker at the event. In this exclusive transcript of our discussion, he explains why he chose to participate in the conference and why you should do so too.
Airbus Defence and Space is no stranger to digital transformation, having implemented such a programme last September. As the lead sponsor of the upcoming Big Data for Defence conference, the company is ideal to discuss what the digital age means for defence industry. In this exclusive transcript of Defence IQ's conversation with Philippe Pham, Head of Data Analytics & Applications (TZA) at the Airbus Defence and Space’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO), learn more about their short-term and long-term goals, the challenges they have overcome throughout this journey, and how this programme helps enhancing their relationship with the military.
With the Big Data for Defence Summit fast approaching, take a look at some of the organisations and job titles you can meet on site, with representatives from the British Army, Bundeswehr, US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, NATO Communications and Information Agency, and more!
Artificial Intelligence offers a vast potential to the defence sector and could possibly re-write the way militaries operate entirely in all domains, from logistics to the operational theatre.
Ahead of the Big Data Analytics for Defence summit, Defence IQ had the opportunity to gain expert insight from Ross Tsagalidis, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences and Advisor Cybersecurity to the Swedish Armed Forces and speaker at the event, on the potential of AI in the military of the future.
IQPC’s inaugural Big Data for Defence Conference, developed in
partnership with the UK MoD’s Defence and Security Accelerator, combines
the experiences of global research leaders, leading defence R&D
institutions, senior commanders shaping the future of the armed forces,
and veterans of big data from the commercial sector. This conference
will determine the future of big data and Artificial Intelligence in
defence, and define your role in building the new shape of the world’s
Download the full event guide to find out more.