The UAS Future Capabilities forum launching on the 20th September 2021, will aim to bring together all interested entities within the UAS industry to solve common problems, share best practices and work together to shape the future of UAS capabilities in the UK.

The forum will be facilitated by Tech UK and co-led by BAE Systems and Brigantes with a mission to lead the conversation around the future of the UK’s UAS footprint.

The forum is open to all Tech UK members and will deliver a wide range of speakers from different companies, industries and sectors in the hope to share best practice and drive collaboration amongst UAS stakeholders in the UK.

The theme of the launch event is on collaboration, with that there are opportunities to speak at the launch event. If you are interested in securing a slot to speak please contact: Freddie MacSwiney, Programme Manager for Defence & Cyber Security [email protected] 

Agenda and list of speakers to follow.

Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Fred is responsible for techUK's activities across the Defence and National Security sectors, working to provide members with access to key stakeholders across the Defence and National Security community. Before taking on the role of Associate Director for Defence and National Security, Fred joined techUK in 2018, working as the Programme Head for Defence at techUK, leading the organisation's engagement with the Ministry of Defence. Before joining techUK, he worked at ADS, the national trade association representing Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space companies in the UK.

Fred is responsible for techUK’s market engagement and policy development activities across the Defence and National Security sectors, working closely with various organisations within the Ministry of Defence, and across the wider National Security and Intelligence community. Fred works closely with many techUK member companies that have an interest in these sectors, and is responsible for the activities of techUK's senior Defence & Security Board. Working closely with techUK's Programme Head for Cyber Security, Fred oversees a broad range of activities for techUK members.

Outside of work, Fred's interests include football (a Watford FC fan) and skiing.

 

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
07985 234 170

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Freddie MacSwiney

Programme Manager - Defence & Cyber, techUK

Freddie MacSwiney is the Programme Manager for Defence and Cyber Security at techUK.

Prior to joining techUK, Freddie worked as a Political Adviser for a boutique Public Affairs firm in Westminster where he briefed politicians in Westminster from issues such as finacial services, medicinal cannabis, to private litigation work. He also advised Foreign Governments and their leaders on key issues and aligned them with the UK on those key matters. He also worked directly with a peer in the House of Lords overseeing a regular roundtable on Fintech and Financial Inclusion.

Freddie holds a BA (Hons) Degree in History of Art from Oxford Brookes University.

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Charlie Wyatt

Programme Assistant, techUK

Charlie joined techUK in March 2018 as Programme Assistant for Defence, Cyber Security, Justice and Emergency Services, Local Government and Health and Social care 

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2009

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