POSTPONED TO MARCH 2021 - Defence Information 2020 - Information-led Transformation
Wednesday 1st - Thursday 2nd April 2020
Location : STEAM Swindon
Time : 08:30 to 17:00
DI20 is not going ahead this year in line with recent Government guidance about gatherings due to the Covid-19 outbreak. DI20 will be ‘rebranded’ as DI21 and the provisional dates are the 24 and 25 March 2021.
Our joint MOD/Industry annual Defence Information Event (DI20) is on 1st and 2nd April at the GWR STEAM Conferencing, Swindon. Book places for Delegates, Sponsoring and Exhibition Stands HERE
Attracting some 350 delegates, DI20 combines senior-level and subject-expert speakers, a selection of workshops, panel sessions, great exhibitor stands, a showcase for Good Practice, TD-Info Annual Awards for Collaboration and Innovation, our DI20 dinner at STEAM (optional) and plenty of excellent learning and networking opportunities throughout.
Our theme of Information-led Transformation relates to the significant transformational activity being undertaken by the MOD. Keynote Di20 speaker MOD CIO Charlie Forte said , “We acknowledge that there is a huge amount of transformation taking place, not just in D&IT but across the whole of Defence." (IISSue 12, July 2019)
He went on to explain the three basic aims across these transformation programmes are to: Mobilise, Modernise and Transform and that transformation is about providing Pan-Defence Capability, "to which D&IT Transformation is a key enabler as some of the MOD projects "unlock the ability for other functions to realise their own transformational ambitions. Read article in full here." Also, see MOD Report: Mobilising, Modernising & Transforming Defence: Modernising Defence Programme.
Industry's contributions are integral to delivery of MOD transformation; hence our DI20 Event will provide a valuable opportunity for MOD and Industry to come together as a collaborative 'Team Defence' community to hear the latest thinking on information-led transformation through keynote presentations from senior leaders and subject experts, interactive workshops and panel sessions. This will include insights into the latest developments in defence’s transformation programme and topics at the forefront of enabling ICT.
Confirmed speakers to date include:
Charlie Forte, MOD Keynote CIO – Leading the Defence Digital & IT Transformation
Brig Sara Sharkey, MOD Defence Digital Head Application Services and Dev Ops - MOD Cloud and Defence Agile Software House
Joint Information Group (JIG) Keynote - Partnering with Industry for Joint Success by JIG Co-Chairs: Andy Burch, Babcock International Group & Air Cdre David Rowland, Head of Strategy, MOD Defence Digital
Steve Glass, MOD DE&S SEOC Director – Support and Support Information
Peter Bruce, ICT and Cyber Technical Director, Atkins
Luigi Sidoli Customer Solutions Manager, BAE Systems Maritime Services: Digitally Enabled Carrier Strike
Maj Gen Tom Copinger-Symes, MOD CIO - Director Mil Digitisation
Dr Dom Davies, Dstl Strategy, Portfolio and Capability Division and lead for Knowledge Management
Dr David Hawken, Dep Head Strategy, MOD Defence Digital – Panel Chair JIG-V - Engaging Emerging Talent
Q & A Panel following Keynote sessions hosted by Karl Dixon, Atkins (Day 1) and Parm Sandhu, Boeing Defence UK (Day 2). Also, Dr David Hawken, Deputy Head Strategy, MOD Defence Digital will chair the panel session for the JIG-V - Engaging Emerging Talent (Day 1)
Workshop topics and leads include:
- Machine Learning – Danny Wooton, MOD
- Artificial Intelligence – TBC
- Sustainable ICT: Net Zero 2050 – Grant Morley
- MOD Cloud - TBC
- Skype for Business – The need for external collaboration, Richard Skedd and Sean Conway
- Skills - Ross Harris, Cranfield University with the Information Warfare Group, Defence Academy of the UK
The venue is the conference facilities at STEAM, housed in the historic buildings of the Great Western Railway in Swindon, now a museum. Approximately 350 people attend with a strong mix of MOD and Industry.
The annual DI Event attracts a wealth of exhibitors who are open to demonstrating and discussing capabilities, case studies and the ‘art of the possible’. Workshops enable more in-depth, interactive engagement whilst keynotes provide an opportunity for announcements, briefings and exploration of strategy, people, process and technology matters.
A Good Practice Market Place showcases the collaborative work of finalists for the TD-Info Excellence Award 2020 and there is a separate TD-Info Award for Innovation, both judged during the event and presented on Day 2. There is ample scope for ‘quality networking’, including the formal Event dinner (optional) held within the STEAM museum and amidst the trains!
To understand more on what this annual event has to offer, please click to review the content from DI’19 as well as other Defence Information Events from previous years.
MOD Transformations and related topics include:
- Engineering Support Transformation
- Defence Support Operating Model (DSOM)
- MOD Report: Mobilising, Modernising & Transforming Defence: Modernising Defence Programme
- Innovations being addressed by LOGNET and elsewhere as covered by TD-Info facilitated groups such as the
- Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest (SII-COI)
- Engineering Support Transformation User Forum (E-STUF)
- Current LOGNET sub-groups for: Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Additive Manufacturing
Click here for links to the above documents
There are 13 documents/files associated with this event.
About Team Defence Information - March 2020 Public PA Expand
TD-Info Slide Pack March 2020 (pdf format) Public PA Expand
Defence Information 2020 - DI20 Flyer v1_4 Public PA Expand
DI20: Micro Focus Whitepaper - Detecting a Nation State Level Red Team Attack with Interset UEBA PA Expand
SI20: Micro Focus 2019 State of Security Operations Update Ebook PA Expand
DI - '20 - Camcode - 2020 CCG Digital Trans Through Inv and SC Automation PA Expand
DI - '20 - Micro-Focus Customer Success Story International Criminal Court PA Expand
DI - '20 - BMT 2020 DAS Corporate Tri Fold Leaflet Digital 297 x 210mm PA Expand
DI - '20 - BiZZ Design - 2020 Download Product Feature Flyer V0.3 PA Expand
TD-Info 2020 Excellence Award Entry Form & About v02 Public PA Expand
Template letter asking to attend DI20 on behalf of your organisation Public P Expand
Car Parking & Directions to STEAM Conferencing, Swindon (for SCS and Defence Information Events) Public P Expand
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