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Support Chain Digital Seminar 2020 (SCDS20) - Expression of Interest in Attending

Support Chain Digital Seminar 2020 (SCDS20) - Expression of Interest in Attending

Wednesday 23rd - Thursday 24th September 2020

Location : STEAM, Swindon

Time : 09:00 to 16:00

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Event Details

This year’s Support Chain Digital Seminar 2020 event (SCDS20), jointly organised by MOD and Team Defence Information, is themed ‘Digital Support in Defence’. SCDS20 is now a 2-day event combining the autumn Support Chain seminar (SCS) with the Defence Information (DI) seminar scheduled for April but cancelled due COVID.

Support within the MOD continues to undergo significant transformation and modernisation to ensure our armed forces remain prepared and able to deliver effective, resilient, global operations well into the future. The impact and significance of sustainability has also become increasingly important as the MOD works towards its goal of reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050.

The opportunities to harness and share data securely across the defence enterprise with minimal ‘friction’ is key to achieving these objectives. Innovations in technology allow us to exploit digital information as never before, incorporating tools and techniques such Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Additive Manufacture (AdM) and Digital Twin.

Close cooperation between MOD, Industry and academia remains fundamental to achieving this digital transformation and realising the benefits of Digital Support in Defence.

SCDS20 provides a highly informative forum for the ‘Team Defence’ community to discuss these key initiatives, exchange information, strengthen relationships, and become engaged in collaborative MOD/Industry Working Groups.


This year SCDS20 will be delivered over 2 days:

Day One – 23 Sep: Delivering Digital Support Enabling Capability
Day Two – 24 Sep: Information Led Transformation

Keynote Speakers We are privileged to have a diverse range of leaders, innovators, and subject matter experts presenting at SCDS20 that will include (subject to confirmation):

  • Lt Gen Richard Wardlaw, MOD Chief of Defence Logistics and Support (CDLS)
  • Major General Simon Hutchings, Director Joint Support
  • Adrian Baguley, MOD DG Strategic Enablers and Deputy CEO, DE&S
  • Jon Hall, Managing Director Technology, Babcock International
  • Charlie Forte, MOD CIO Defence Digital
  • Sean Culey, Guest Speaker

Venue and Exhibitions

We are planning to hold the SCDS20 ‘in-person’ at the STEAM Museum in Swindon but this will be dependent on COVID-19 restrictions. In parallel, we are planning a virtual event to enable conference participants to engage in the presentations and workshops remotely. There will also be an opportunity for organisations to host and exhibit ‘virtual’ trade stands.


This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Fujitsu Services Ltd.


The following prices apply for delegates to attend or exhibit at SCDS20 (excluding VAT):

Delegate Rate Per Person

  • TD-Info Member Rate (Physical) £300 (Virtual) £30
  • Non Member Rate (Physical) £500 (Virtual) £60
  • MOD - Free of Charge

Exhibition Space (per single Stand)

  • TD-Info Members (Physical) £1000 (Virtual) £200
  • Non Members (Physical (£1500 (Virtual) £300
  • MOD - Free of Charge

Delegate and Stand space is limited should SCDS20 be a physical event.

Registration SCDS20 is open to any organisation involved in the Defence community.

Joining Team Defence Information - For further information on becoming a member of Team Defence Information please contact Sue Russell.



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