Defence Intelligence has always played a crucial role within the Ministry of Defence and today the situation is no different. This year’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy describes the government’s vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. The supporting Defence Command Paper, Defence in a Competitive Age, explained the role Defence would play in this and highlighted the absolute centrality of our need to understand the threat. The Integrated Operating Concept explains how Defence will continue to fulfil many of its traditional tasks, whilst also taking on new tasks. Persistent engagement overseas, utilising our global footprint, whilst protecting our homeland, will underpin Defence’s contribution to Global Britain. All this will rely on a truly integrated force, across all Domains and alongside our partners and Allies. We cannot do this alone and we recognise we need to utilise every advantage offered to us. Industry has a key role to play, providing capability, advice and support as we move towards our mutual future goals.

This Defence Intelligence Industry Day is an opportunity for Defence Intelligence to share its vision and direction of travel with as many potential future partners across Industry as possible. Chief of Defence Intelligence, Lieutenant General Sir Jim Hockenhull, will open proceedings, as he describes the journey he is taking Defence Intelligence on. Other speakers will talk to our likely future intent in such spheres as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, the exploitation of Mission Data, Open Source Intelligence and our burgeoning work in the Cyber and Electromagnetic Domain. We will describe the Defence Intelligence Pillar and how we hope that its pre-competed contracting will make it easier for Defence and Industry to integrate seamlessly.  We want to tell you where we think we are going, the type of capabilities we think we will need over the coming years and where we want Industry to help us with our thinking, our planning and developing our processes. There will be opportunities throughout the day for networking with Defence Intelligence’s senior leadership team and the key points of contact for future interaction. Physical attendance (assuming COVID restrictions continue to lift as anticipated) will be capped and limited to one person per company to ensure we reach as wide an audience as possible, but the day’s events will also be streamed so others can join us virtually.

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Time

Location

Item

Speaker(s)

Session 1: Welcome & Key Note

1

1010-1015

Main Hall

Welcome

John Ridge

2

1015-1035

Main Hall

Key Note Address

CDI

3

1035-1050

Main Hall

DI's Outcomes in the Integrated Review

John Ridge

4

1050-1105

Main Hall

Questions

CDI / John Ridge

Refreshments & Networking

5

1105-1125

 

Coffee

 

Session 2: Future Capabilities

6

1125-1140

Main Hall

Mission Data

Air Cdre Jase Crawford

7

1140-1155

Main Hall

Open Source

Kerry Kellett

8

1155-1210

Main Hall

Geospatial Intelligence

Brig Paul Lynch

9

1210-1225

Main Hall

Defence ISR Strategy

Maj Gen Ben Kite

10

1225-1255

Main Hall

Panel Discussion (Chair DII)

Above Speakers

Refreshments & Networking

11

1255-1355

 

Lunch

 

Session 3: Routes to Market

12

1355-1415

Main Hall

Programmes

Air Cdre Ian Chesworth

13

1415-1435

Main Hall

Delivery

Richard Stewart

14

1435-1455

Main Hall

Innovation

Lt Cdr Ben Fawcett

15

1455-1515

Main Hall

The DI Pillar

Jim McBride & Rob Kerby

16

1515-1545

Main Hall

Panel Discussion (Chair D S&ES)

Above speakers & John Ridge

Session 4: Closing Address & Look Forward

17

1545-1600

Main Hall

Closing Address

 

Refreshments, Networking & Departure

18

1600-1700

 

Coffee

 
Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Freddie MacSwiney

Programme Manager - Defence & Cyber, techUK

Charlie Wyatt

Programme Assistant, techUK