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Defence

The Defence Programme works to help the UK’s Defence technology sector align itself with the MOD, specifically with the department’s Defence Digital organisation. The programme aims to help the sector remain at the forefront of technology exploitation. Our members play a vital role in supporting the MOD to procure digital technologies in a way that generates added value for end-users across the Defence ecosystem, from internal business functions to frontline operations.

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All techUK's work is led by our members - currently our work is delivered through the following forum workstreams

Defence and Security Board

The Defence & Security Board is our most senior industry grouping in the defence and security sectors. It is comprised of high level representatives from strategically important companies active in the UK's national security markets and policy areas. Its focus is addressing the strategic-level concerns that impact the defence and security IT sector.

Chair: Tim Gibson, Fujitsu

Vice-Chair: Neil Timms, CGI

Defence and Security SME Forum

The DSMEF is comprised of SME companies from the techUK membership. The DSMEF seeks to include a broad grouping of different SME companies working in the Defence & Security (D&S) sectors.

Chair: Graham Booth, 2iC

Vice-Chair: Andrew Dixon, SVGC

Defence Commercial Business Forum

The Defence Commercial Business Forum (DCBF) provides a conduit for the Commercial professional community within the techUK membership to engage with their Commercial counterparts and other stakeholders within Her Majesty’s Government (HMG), principally with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and in particular Defence Digital.

Chair: Ann Ibbotson, L3Harris

Vice-Chair: Sue Elderfield, QinetiQ

Defence Research and Technology Forum

The Defence Research & Technology Forum (DRTF) represents the interests of techUK members to Defence stakeholders involved in the funding, and conduct of Research & Technology within the UK Defence markets. The DRTF assists the MOD in the formulation of effective R&T policy and brings greater Government awareness to the capabilities that exist within the UK technology industry.

Chair: Matt Albans, L3Harris ASV

Vice-Chair: Stephanie Eden, Airbus

Information Superiority Forum

The Information Superiority Forum (ISF) looks at information superiority (IS) across the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The ISF leads on engagement with the MOD's FLCs and across the department's Defence Digital organisation. The Forum gives techUK members insight into the future strategies of key stakeholders in the MOD's the information community.

Chair: Nick Hartley, Leidos

Vice-Chair: Chris Lewis, Babcock

Vice-Chair: John Philliban, CGI

 

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Building the Smarter State | 29 September | Book now

 

The eighth edition of our flagship public services conference, Building the Smarter State, will take place at The Royal Society on Thursday 29 September. 

Speakers and delegates will explore how we better utilise data and emerging technologies to meet societal challenges of net-zero and upskill the workforce to sustain and deliver digital services that meet the needs of citizens.