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Conference Documentation: ISR

Conference Documentation: ISR

SMi’s 4th annual ISR conference will take place in London on 20th/21st April. This year’s conference will address airborne ISR, naval ISR and land ISR. There will be a wide-range of European military speakers who will provide operational case studies, national updates and information about ISR training programmes. As well as this, the agenda will have speakers from research organisations who are cooperating with national militaries about future developments in the ISR field.

Due to technological advancements, ISR and in general electronic warfare are becoming more and more important in military action. Whether this is warfare or humanitarian operations, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance is playing and will continue to play a major role. Our ISR event will not only focus on Airborne ISR but also naval ISR and land ISR.

SMi’s ISR conference focuses on the people, processes and technologies of ISR. Our event does not solely focus on airborne ISR and the development of new information-gathering technologies; instead we have high calibre speakers from the Army and the Air Force who provide real life case studies on the people, processes and technologies in ISR and how to maximise operational efficiency. This conference will share solutions and provide best practices to the practical every-day issues of ISR.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Major General (Ret'd) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute
9:10
Understanding and Intelligence: Following the Money
Dr. Edwina Thompson, Threat Finance Expert, Beechwood International
9:10
Understanding and Intelligence: Following the Money
Brigadier Simon Deakin OBE, Director Force Development, HM forces
9:50
The Evolution of a C4I System in the Middle East
Martin Robertson, Military Advisor, Royal Saudi Air Force
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
ISR Operations from the Defense Command Denmark Viewpoint
Major Jacob Bos, Airstaff, Defense Command Denmark
11:40
Autonomous Systems in Context of Future ISR Capabilities
Lieutenant Colonel Jan Mazal, Chief Scientist in Military Tactics Department, Military Intelligence and ISR, University of Defence, Czech Republic
12:20
EDA effort in ISR capability development process
Alessandro Vivoli, Project Officer Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance Collection, European Defence Agency
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:20
NATO’s Joint ISR
Robert Murray, Head of ISR, Defence Investment Division, NATO Headquarters
15:00
NATO JISR Trial UNIFIED VISION 2014
Rob Munday, Assessment Director NATO JISR Trial UV14, NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG)
15:40
Afternoon Tea
16:10
United States Air Force ISR 2015 Priorities
Lieutenant General Robert Otto, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, United States Air Force
16:50
The RAF’s QWI ISR training programme
Squadron Leader Rob Farrant, Sentinel Requirements Manager, Air ISTAR Project Team , Royal Air Force Waddington
17:30
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Major General (Ret'd) George Harrison, Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute
9:10
The ISR Challenge: Fighting the Platform and Effective Product Exploitation
Major Alexander Gray, SO2 Plans, Army Headquarters
9:50
Advanced Modelling and Decision Support in ISR Systems
Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, University of Defence, Czech Republic
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
How a civilian ISR capability can help the Defence community
Jules Tilley, Consultant, 3SDL
11:40
Maximising ISR collect through tactical level control
Squadron Leader Daniel Hill, Air Battle Manager, 92 (R) Sqn, Air Warfare Centre, Royal Air Force
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:40
Innovative Synthesis of non-commercial Geo-Data and -Information into Intelligence Products for Comprehensive Approach Missions
Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces
14:20
From Past to Present ISR in Operation Environment – A Turkish Perspective
Captain Halil Ibrahim Tokus, Student Officer, Turkish Air War College
15:00
Afternoon Tea
15:30
Followership in Cyberspace: Challenges and Opportunities in Third Generation Insurgencies
Brigadier General (Ret'd) Iftikhar Zaidi, Former Commander 103 Infantry Brigade, North Waziristan, Lecturer in Defence Leadership at Cranfield Defence and Security, Cranfield University, Pakistan Armed Forces
16:10
Geospatial technology developments and their potential disruptive implications for defence and security.
Professor Mike Jackson, Emeritus Professor, Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University Of Nottingham
16:50
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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