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Defence Information 22 – Mobilising the Defence Digital Backbone

08/Jun/2022 @ 8:00 am - 09/Jun/2022 @ 5:00 pm

Defence Information 22 is a hybrid conference, with attendance in person and online. Taking place at the Active Conference Centre, Thornbury, nr Bristol. The event programme is building and speakers already in place are mentioned below. To book, click the register button on the right!

Day 1: Information Strategy & Information Enablers including Data, Cyber Risk & Cloud Services plus Digital Innovation. Speakers include

  • Charlie Forte, Chief Information Officer (CIO), MOD
  • Caroline Bellamy, Director Chief Data Officer MOD 
  • Hugh Tatton-Brown, Head of Cyber Security Architecture 
  • John Abel, Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud 
  • Kevin Brown, Programme Director, Service Delivery & Operations, Defence Digital, MOD
  • Peter van der Putten, Director Decisioning & AI Solutions & Assistant Professor, AI & Creative Research, Pega  
  • Tony Purpuri, Head of Consulting Delivery – Defence Digital, VIMA Group
  • Paul Homan – Distinguished Engineer, CTO Industrial –  IBM Services (Richard Davies, Associate Partner, IBM Consulting – Enterprise Strategy)
  • Steve Bell, Technical Director – Atkins
  • Finale Speaker – Day 1 – Technology Gamechangers – Ben Parish, Head of Innovation, Defence Digital, MOD.

Day 2Support, Services & Support Information Strategies

Session 1 – Panel Chair – Ian Wilcox, CIO, Boeing Defence

  • Steve Hyde, Multi Domain Integration Head, Integrated Battlespace Operating Centre, DE&S, MOD
  • Dr Richard Drake, Managing Director, Mission Systems, CTO, Babcock International Group
  • Richard Puttick, Hd CIO, Defence Support, Joint Support, MOD

Session 2 – Panel ChairDr Tim King, Principal Consultant, IKM Engineering Services, Babcock International Group, speakers include

  • Roger West, Director Logistics & Support, MOD
  • Cdre Chris Cook, Head of Strategy – Defence Digital
  • Shaun Goodman SM&RT, Supply Chain Resilience Control Tower Lead, DG Commercial
  • Chris Hammick, Lead Supplier Management and Resilience Team in DE&S, MOD
  • Jim Scott, Head of Strategic Engagement, Strategic Systems, Lockheed Martin
  • Team Defence VanguardHybrid Warfare – Disinformation and the disabling effects both within theatre and across the entire supply chain – Ruarigh Thorton, Protection Group International and Venus Arsenio, BAE Systems Submarines
  • Andrew Smith, MOD IS Programme Lead, Boeing Defence UK
  • Finale Speaker – Day 2 – Adrian Baguley DE&S Deputy CEO


Workshop OneBased upon the MDI work already underway within Defence, what do you believe is the most important aspect and is there something missing that will be essential for success? Also, do you think MOD and industry can help accelerate MDI – Rob Wright – Nexor, Steve Hyde – Multi Domain Integration Head , Multi-Domain Integration Change Programme, Steph McMenamin – Head of Information Advantage, BAE Systems and Robin Fisk – Principal Consultant, Nexor

Workshop Two – People: Building a highly skilled Digital FunctionThe Digital Strategy for Defence (2021) requires MOD to transform its workforce and develop and embed digital skills across defence.  The workshop will engage conference delegates in discussing how to this can be achieved, encouraging delegates to share industry practice. Cranfield University, Defence Digital and the Defence Academy

Workshop Three – Decisions on the Edge: thinking differently about getting the most from data in Defence…What happens when Information Age fighting units lose comms? This workshop explores the data skills required to prosecute an operation when networks are stressed – or perhaps just not available. Mixing meteorological metaphors too far: how might the front-line best prepare itself for the fog of war without access to ‘the Cloud’? Relevant to warfighters, support teams, analysts, planners and – especially – leaders (at all levels). Shaun McGirr, EMEA Director of AI Strategy, Dataiku, Helga Kaminski, Senior Sales Executive, Dataiku, Tony Butler, Task Force, Team Defence Information

Workshop Four – Total Asset Readiness: Guarantee operational agility & mission preparedness – Are you mission ready? – Andrew Floyd, AVP A&D Presales, IFS Aerospace & Defense

2022 Excellence Awards

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Excellence Awards Finalists. For more information about the awards, please contact Tony Butler. Judging will take place during the event and the winner announced on Day 2. Judges are Simon Foale, Nigel ‘Noddy’ Stafford and Ben Parish. The 2022 finalists are listed below.

  • CausaLens                          Causal AI Defence
  • D2IQ                                    Remote Collaboration with Kugernetes
  • JET ESS                                5G Mesh Network in Offshore Environments
  • Logiq Consulting               Defence Industry Secure eXchange (DISX)
  • SecureCloud+                    Combat Air Secure Network (CASNet)     

Ticket Prices (excluding VAT):

  • TD-Info Members In-Person = £450, TD-Info Members Virtual = £100
  • Non-Members In-Person = £750, Non-Members Virtual = £200
  • MOD/Gov In-Person = £250, MOD/Gov Virtual = £50

For more information and event queries, please contact Sue Russell.

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08/Jun/2022 @ 8:00 am
09/Jun/2022 @ 5:00 pm


Sue Russell
Steve Shepherd


Active Conference Centre
Thornbury Active Lifestyle Centre,Alveston Hill
Thornbury, South Gloucestershire BS35 3JB United Kingdom
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