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POSTPONED TO MARCH 2021 - Defence Information 2020 1 & 2 April at STEAM: 'Information-led Transformation'

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POSTPONED TO MARCH 2021 - Defence Information 2020 1 & 2 April at STEAM: 'Information-led Transformation'

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak DI20 is not going ahead this year in line with recent Government guidance about gatherings. DI20 will be ‘rebranded’ as DI21 and the provisional dates are the 24 and 25 March 2021.  Further information to be issued in due course. 

Please see below the message (17 March 2020) from Nick Lindley, Director, Symposia at Shrivenham who work with TD-Info to facilitate bookings and the conference facilities for Defence Information. 



Good afternoon,

I am sorry to have to inform you that in conjunction with Team Defence we have decided to cancel this year’s Team Defence Information event at STEAM over 1-2 April. In the light of government advice that people should avoid non-essential travel, work from home where they can, and avoid such venues as pubs, clubs and theatres, it is simply unsustainable to push ahead with the event. This is a disappointment, particularly after so much time and effort has been put into making it happen. We are grateful for all the support that speakers, exhibitors and delegates have made.

Dates for the event in 2021 have been agreed as 24-25 March.If you wish to transfer your current booking from this year to the next, please let Caroline Dawson know by e-mail not later than 1 April. Where no such instruction has been received we will arrange a full refund as quickly as we are able from this date. Clearly this will take some time and we thank you in advance for your patience with this.

Finally, we would like to offer our further thanks for your understanding over the uncertainty surrounding the event in recent days.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Lindley
Director, Symposia at Shrivenham

.........................................................TEXT BELOW WAS ABOUT THE EVENT AS PLANED, BEFORE CANCELLATION...........


Our joint MOD/Industry annual Defence Information Event (DI20) is on 1st and 2nd April at the GWR STEAM Conferencing, Swindon. 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 and plenty of excellent learning and networking opportunities throughout.


To find out more about the exhibitor and sponsor packages available, please go to our event partner Symposia at Shrivenham's website here

To learn more about our annual DI20 event, download our Defence Information 2020 Flyer HERE


DI20 provides a highly informative and productive forum that annually enables MOD and Industry to meet and exchange vital information, perspectives and plans that assist Team Defence to deliver optimised performance across the defence enterprise.

DI20 Keynote speaker MOD CIO Charlie Forte recently said, “We acknowledge that there is a huge amount of transformation taking place, not just in D&IT but across the whole of Defence. As many of you will be aware, there are three basic aims for MOD across these transformation programmes to: Mobilise, Modernise and Transform. Therefore, transformation is not only focused on the D&IT Transformation Programme but on providing PanDefence Capability, to which D&IT Transformation is a key enabler as some of our projects unlock the ability for other functions to realise their own transformational ambitions.” [ISSue 12 (July 2019) article in full here. Also, see MOD Report: Mobilising, Modernising & Transforming Defence: Modernising Defence Programme

Our DI20 theme is Information-led Transformation. Defence is undergoing transformation at pace and both Industry and MOD need to ensure that their capabilities in secure information sharing address and support the needs of Defence enterprise.

Our MOD/Industry DI20 planning team are finalising the 2-day programme. 

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Charlie Forte, CIO Ministry of Defence - Leading the Defence Digital & IT Transformation
  • David Rowland, Head of Strategy, MOD ISS & Andy Burch, Babcock International Group - Joint Information Group Co-Chairs for MOD & Industry - MOD Partnering with Industry for Joint Success
  • Brig Sara Sharkey, MOD ISS Head Application Services & Dev Op - MODCloud and Defence Agile Software House
  • JIG Vanguard representatives – Engaging Emerging Talent
  • Luigi Sidoli BAE Systems Maritime Services - Digitally Enabled Carrier Strike –

Workshops and topics include:

  • Artifical Intelligence 
  • Machine Leaning 
  • Sustainable ICT
  • Skype for Busines (Microsoft Teams) - 'External' collaboration




Added: 27th November 2019


Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group (DISCOG)

Good Practice Study Group - a Team Defence Information activity

Industry Customer Engagement Forum (ICEF) with MOD Defence Digital

JIG-Vanguard (JIG-V)

Joint Information Group (JIG) Strategy Board

MOD Defence Digital & its Services to Industry Customers

Research, Technology & Innovation

Skype for Business - Industry Federation

Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest (SII-COI)