A look ahead to key sessions that will form the basis of discussion for the day ahead
Integration of Autonomous Systems into Maritime Operations
Above, on, and below the sea, Boeing is redefining the art of the possible using the power of autonomy to further expand and extend the ability of navies around the world to command the vast maritime domain. From advancing Extra Large Un-crewed Undersea Vehicle capabilities through thousands of hours of sea testing, transferring fuel with the world’s first un-crewed aerial refueling aircraft, and flying an uncrewed “Loyal Wingman” aircraft to multiply forces and project power, to providing persistent ISR on and above the surface, Boeing is leading the integration of autonomous systems into maritime operations. In this spotlight session, Mike Manazir, vice president of Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Defense and Government Services, highlights how Boeing is using autonomous technology and digital engineering to support navies in combating rapidly evolving threats.
Future View of Capabilities and Indo Pacific Challenges
This spotlight session will introduce Airbus and its global portfolio, specifically highlighting current and future capabilities to address the challenges pertinent to the Indo Pacific region. Innovation, international collaboration and partnership are in the Airbus DNA as we continue to advance the defence, space and technology sectors.
Criticality of Data in the Future Battlespace
Originally live streamed as part of BAE Systems DSEI 2021 live content, this session explores the importance of data integration in the future multi-domain battle space. With the opportunity to collect ever-increasing amounts of information, it is essential to be able to quickly collate, interpret and share data to ensure rapid and informed decision making. Rob Clifford and Darren Nice discuss this important topic and what this means for the future battlespace.
The benefits of global interoperability between allies in all domains, to ensure effective 21st Century defence and security
This spotlight session will explore the advantages of Joint All Domain Operations, providing connectivity, interoperability and integration in partnership with allies jointly across domains to ensure resilience, speed of response and effectiveness in maintaining global defence and security in the 21st Century.
Challenges and opportunities of ESG in the Aerospace and Defence sector
Despite a growing and significant body of thought leadership on ESG, it remains an area many aerospace and defence executives are grappling with. Today we will be discussing that challenge, and trying to bridge the gap between high-level ESG thinking and execution. We will help you think through and suggest business initiatives to address ESG and identify growth opportunities.
Five billion people, a third of the global economy, and on track to top 50 percent of global GDP by 2040. With the days of a unipolar Western order behind us, this opening panel will focus on Asia’s role in shaping geopolitics in the next thirty years, and the opportunities for Trans Pacific cooperation and collaboration. As the centre of economic gravity shifts from West to East, from advanced economies to emerging markets, our panellists will look at the potential impact on the balance of global power in the next decade and beyond. It will further explore how we advance the defence, security, technology and trading relationships to address global crises, and how we can work together to build a safer, more prosperous world.
2020 was a turbulent year for trade, with unprecedented shocks to supply chains and global trade flows. In its early days, the pandemic demonstrated the fragility of these supply chains, with the economic forces of the East shifting major trade routes. In many cases this prompted national responses rather than international ones, with some countries adopting isolationist stances. We have learnt from the crisis that whilst self-sufficiency is important, it is equally critical that we have diverse and resilient global supply chains coupled with strong trade partnerships. This panel will explore how our nations can break down the barriers to free trade, strengthen relations and supply chains, and build firmer foundations for innovation, investment, and cross-border activity to flourish. This panel will also focus on how we build a new model of trade for a post-COVID world that is free and fair, and balances the need for self-sufficiency with the need to turbocharge trade and build back our economies.
We face a moment of technological reckoning. Emerging technologies like Quantum and AI are advancing at a rapid speed and could resolve some of the most significant global challenges. If it is developed responsibly, they have the potential to help cure diseases, improve global financial markets and combat climate change. However, in the wrong hands and if deployed irresponsibly, these technologies could disrupt current security protocols and render today’s sophisticated encryption systems inoperable. This session will seek to address how we harness their potential and whilst mitigating against their impacts on data privacy and national security. It will explore how we manage the transition to a quantum-safe cryptography world and if a collaborative approach to the use of these disruptive technologies can be realised.
Microsoft Cloud for Mission: A better understanding of the world around you
This session will explore the mission solutions Microsoft is developing, with a particular emphasis on space. It will look at the likes of geospatial analytics and global connectivity and how these will impact the customers mission areas.
‘Virtually’ preparing for an era of constant competition
Demonstrating the utility of Synthetic Environments in operational planning and training.
The Future of Defence – Supply Chain and Procurement
Defence supply chains must rapidly adapt for a new era of global competition with an increasing blurring of the distinction between war and peace, as well as the challenges arising from the climate and sustainability dimension with growing expectations of support during domestic crises.
This session will cover examples of how leading Defence supply chain organisations are responding by leveraging a new framework for logistics thinking. The framework aligns people and culture, processes, technology, analytics and decision support all underpinned by effective alliances and partnerships.
Exploring how transformational quantum encryption technology is keeping safe the data of our governments, enterprises and citizens
This session will introduce you to Arqit – a pioneer and global leader in quantum encryption. Headquartered in the UK, the company listed on NASDAQ in September 2021 with a market cap of $2bn. With category- defining technology protected by over 1,400 patent claims, a world- leading team of famous cryptographers and engineers have solved the problem of legacy encryption becoming obsolete. The world needs stronger, simpler encryption. Explore how Arqit is providing definitive protection to blue-chip enterprise and government organisations against the current epidemic of cyber-attacks, as well as covering them for future quantum attacks.
Achieving operational advantage through collaboration and the efficient delivery of capability to the front line
This session will explore how greater exploitation of the West’s inherent strength, derived from its close relationship between allies, will help it regain its operational advantage. It will look at approaches to international collaboration and partnership, as well as effective assurances of capability.