20 Mar 19. NITEC19 – Industry Conference In The High North. From 20 to 22 May 2019 in Oslo, Norway, this joint annual event organised by the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and AFCEA Europe (the Association for Communications, Electronics, Intelligence and Information Systems Professionals) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence, Norway, will bring together more than 700 senior government, military and industry leaders from NATO, the Nordics, and other countries. NITEC19 focuses on advancing technological solutions and business practices to strengthen NATO operations from South to High North. The NCI Agency will also showcase its upcoming business opportunities.
Building on NATO’s largest exercise, Trident Juncture, this conference titled “NATO and the High North: Technology Ultramarathon” will give industry leaders the chance to learn how they can support the Alliance in the High North with their latest technology. The extreme climate and lack of satellite coverage in the Arctic are leading allies in the region to embrace innovative partnerships with the private sector.
Some of NITEC19 highlights are:
– Keynotes and tech discussion: Listen to hand-selected speakers discuss key NATO focus areas such as big data, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, machine learning.
– Business opportunities: Get a first look at upcoming business opportunities to support NATO’s mission.
– Small Business mentoring: Learn best practices to successfully compete for NATO contracts by participating in a one-to-one session with the NCI Agency acquisition experts.
– Access to NATO managers: Meet senior NCI Agency representatives for bilateral meetings and in-depth discussions about major future projects.
– AFCEA TechNet International exhibition: Display as exhibitor your latest tech innovations by demonstrating cutting-edge technology, hardware and software products. Meet senior decision makers from Government and Industry.
– B2B speed dating: Schedule meetings with peers and potential partners to discuss upcoming projects, and partner for NATO opportunities. http://nitec19.com (Source: ESD Spotlight)
20 Mar 19. Underwater Defence Technology. UDT 2019, the 32nd in the annual Underwater Defence Technology event series, will open in the Stockholmsmässan Exhibition Centre on 13th May for three days. Stockholmsmässan is close to the city centre, well served by regular metro trains, with several large hotels nearby. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is only 30 minutes away by commuter train, which runs 8 times every hour. The venue is the Nordic region’s largest exhibition centre and offers the exhibition plenty of room to expand, whilst simultaneously hosting UDT’s sister events – ITEC, which focuses on military training and simulation, and Electronic Warfare. 2019 is the first year that all three events are co-located, enabling attendees to spark new ideas, create new collaborations and partnerships, and extend networks. It also provides senior military personnel with a more efficient use of their increasingly precious time, thereby growing the number of officers in attendance.
The overall theme of UDT 2019 is “Total defence: undersea defence and security in a deteriorating global environment”. Sweden’s Defence Policy 2016-2020 establishes the Swedish approach to the deteriorating global security environment. It highlights that the underwater environment and specifically anti-submarine warfare (ASW) is an area in which Sweden is investing. Responding to Sweden’s “Total Defence” approach, UDT 2019 will examine how the underwater defence and security environment fits into a Total Defence architecture. The conference will examine how new and emerging technologies may be deployed. It will also consider how incremental developments in established technologies are enabling new approaches to traditional underwater defence disciplines.
UDT 2019 will look at technological developments, and adaptation of existing systems, to improve capability and performance. It will consider disruptive technologies and unique deployment strategies, with a focus on creating a Total Defence approach for military forces and civil marine security services. (Source: ESD Spotlight)