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12 Jul 21. Social Media in the Defence & Military Sector 2021 Conference.
- November 17-18, 2021- London, United Kingdom.
We are proud to present the 10th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, taking place on the 17th and 18th November 2021 in London, United Kingdom.
Social media has become an indispensable communication channel in civilian society, and the military sector is no different. It can be used as a platform for information and recruitment purposes, fulfil a welfare function for personnel keeping in touch with family and friends, and as a strategic communication tool for opinion-forming and psychological operations.
Social media offers fast, direct, and wide-reaching communications, so it is critical that public affairs professionals are properly equipped to make the most of what ; social media has to offer. Drawing on a wealth of expertise from military, government and industry, Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector remains the only truly global summit for communications professionals in defence. Join this community to learn from the very best, meet your peers from around the world, and accelerate your development.
Benefits of Attending
- Engage with a dynamic audience of military officers, government officials, industry experts and social media platform specialists on crucial topics such recruitment, audience engagement, crisis response tactics and combating fake news.
- Exclusive Host Nation presentations from the UK MoD
- Dedicated sessions on COVID-19 response and the role of the military in keeping the world virus-free
- Two half day pre-conference workshops focusing on social media strategies and the utilisation of immersive technologies in military communications campaigns
Plus Two Workshops | 16th & 19th November 2021
Workshop A: Digital Content: How to Maximise your Return on Investment
Hosted by Vitnija Saldava, Former NATO MARCOM Press Officer
16th November: 1:00pm – 5:00p
Workshop B: Military Recruiting, Retention and Brand Building via Social Media with GEN-Z
Hosted by Andrew Morton, Director of Veterans and Certification Affairs, SHRM
19th November: 8:30am -12:30pm
- Brigadier General Pietro Addis, Commander, Army Special Forces Command
- Colonel Audricia M. Harris, Director of Communications, Army Futures Command
- Colonel Jose Chaves Bermejo, Chief of Communications Department, Cabinet of the Chief of Staff of the Spanish Army
- Dr Luca Lamorte, Social Media Officer (Managing Editor), IOM
- Dr Stefan Chavanne, Director Armed Forces Personnel Agency, Austrian MoD
- Dr Todd C Helmus, Senior Behavioural Scientist, Rand Corporation
- Major Laurence Roche, Press Officer, British Army
- Mr Andrew Morton, Director of Social Engagement, SHRM
- Mr Gert Hankewitz, Director Export Control, Milrem
- Mr Hal Pittman, Director, Defense Media Activity DoD
- Mr Kuande Hall, Manager, Social Media Training Office, Defense Information School, US DOD
- Mr Matthew Clarke, Head of Digital Strategy, UK MoD
- Mr Steven Mehringer, International Communications Advisor, Ocean Blue Communications (Former Head of NATO Communications)
- Mr Tomas Ceponis, Senior Analyst, Lithuanian Armed Forces Strategic Communication Department
- Ms Mary Markovinovic, Chief of Public Affairs & Adjunct Faculty Member, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
- Ms Rebecca Obstler, Head of Communications Services Section, NATO
- Squadron Leader Stuart Smith, Head of RAF Digital, RAF
06 Jul 21. Future Land Warfare Academic Open day. The Australian Army Research Centre (AARC), Australian Army History Unit and the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Implementation Coordination Office (RICO) will all be accessible at the FLW Academia Open Day – Sabre&Quill21 – on 13 August at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
The object of Sabre&Quill21 is to provide a venue for senior leaders in academia, research institutes and thinktanks to engage directly with senior Army leadership and thought leaders and learn of Army’s research initiatives and objectives. The Army’s Future Land Warfare branch will explain how the service is positioning itself for the future and how research partnerships will underpin the Army’s evolution.
For further information go to: https://defencescienceinstitute.com/news/initiatives/flw-academic-open-day-sabre-quill21 (Source: Rumour Control)
09 Jul 21. Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit.
- Enhancing Autonomous Systems to Achieve Mission Impact at Scale
- September 15-16, 2021- National Harbor, MD, United States
The 5th Annual Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit will provide a ‘town-hall’ style forum to discuss the advanced capabilities that AI-enabled autonomous systems and machine learning provide to the Warfighter in the battlespace, and how these transformative technologies are revolutionizing current and future DoD efforts to achieve mission success at scale. This event will focus on current initiatives across the DoD to integrate AI to transform U.S. joint warfighting processes, as well as to enhance both the situational awareness and decision making for our nation’s Warfighters.
Open to U.S. and FVEY Nation’s Citizens ONLY
Topics to be Covered at the 2021 Summit:
- Driving the transformation of U.S. joint warfighting & departmental processes through the integration of artificial intelligence
- Utilizing the DoD’s digital transformation to generate the Military Internet of Autonomous Systems for Multi-domain Access (MIASMA)
- Leading USD R&E efforts toward accelerating AI & autonomous system modernization
- Rapidly integrating & synchronizing AI across the Army & the DoD
- USAF Strategic Vision: Leveraging advances in AI to enhance decision-making for the Airmen
- Implementing autonomous capabilities to increase the overall power of Naval platforms
- Developing & driving autonomous capabilities & technologies in support of the future MAGTF
- Optimizing advanced AI & autonomous technologies to increase a Warfighter’s situational awareness
- Integrating enhanced autonomous technologies to transform Army’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)
Why You Should Attend this Year’s Summit
The global Artificial Intelligence market for the military industry is expected to reach $11.6bn by 2025. such increases in RDT&E funding & the integration of emerging technologies is increasingly being requested to bolster current and future DoD efforts to achieve mission impact at scale. The 2021 Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit will provide a ‘town-hall’ style forum to discuss the advanced capabilities that AI-enabled autonomous systems and machine learning provide to the Warfighter in the battlespace. At this event, various initiatives across the DoD to implement AI to transform U.S. joint warfighting processes will be detailed.
This Summit will also offer perspectives from Senior level leaders across the DoD and Military Services on how leveraging AI & other autonomous technologies will be key to their future modernization efforts and keeping pace in the Great Power Competition. Effectively identifying these capabilities and integrating them across the Joint Force is vital to helping the Warfighter to be more adaptive, lethal, & competitive in the future high-end fight. The application of these capabilities & the increase of human-machine teaming across the military services can help minimize the number of Warfighters in harm’s way and enable critical new mission sets that would have never been possible. Attendees at this event will have the opportunity to hear about how the DoD is pushing for the rapid application and insertion of autonomous capabilities across DoD systems and platforms. The DoD continues to push for increased strategic partnerships with industry as well as the educating of young Warfighters on AI software systems; ultimately, to help the joint force leverage such innovations in future all-domain operations.
Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in Autonomy, AI, and machine learning, to include key policymakers across military and civilian offices.
2021 Confirmed Speakers:
- LtGen Michael Groen, USMC, Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), DoD CIO
- Barbara K. McQuiston, SES, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
- Jeffrey D. Singleton, SES, Director, Technology, ASA (AL&T)
- Col Scott D. McKeever, USAF, Director, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) Strategic Studies Group, HQAF
- Thomas Kenney, SES, Chief Data Officer/ Director of SOF AI, USSOCOM
- Stuart A. Hatfield, Robotics & AI Branch Chief, G-8, HQDA
- Dr. Robert Sadowski, ST, Army Chief Roboticist, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, USD R&E Autonomy CoI Lead (Source: ASDEvents)
09 Jul 21. Arquus celebrates land innovation at Technoday 2021. On 6 and 7 July 2021, Arquus organised the third edition of the Technoday, a conference dedicated to innovation in the field of land defence. On this occasion, the company presented the results of the work carried out over the last two years in future-oriented areas ranging from power generation in operations to innovative support and maintenance solutions. The Technoday 2021 have been an opportunity to present, in very concrete terms, the progress of work in several fields, and to look ahead to the land mobility programmes of tomorrow. These two days were also an opportunity to exchange ideas, to compare points of view, to answer questions and to guide the work of Arquus engineers.
On the occasion of this second edition of Technoday, Arquus has welcomed many military and civilian personalities, who have come to discuss the evolution of land combat and the answers to the challenges facing the Army. This year, Arquus has chosen to focus on six major themes: energy transition, robotisation, digitalisation, survivability, support, but also on innovations in the industrial field through a workshop dedicated to the innovative factory. Innovation is everyone’s business, every day. This is why Arquus has also presented its everyday innovations, developed in its factories or in the field close to the forces.
The whole event was completed by a conference led on Tuesday 6th by Philippe Divry, SVP Group Trucks Strategy of the Volvo Group, and on Wednesday 7th by General Bertrand Boyard, Special Advisor to the President Emmanuel Levacher, in charge of European Affairs.
For the very first time, Arquus has opened its doors to partner companies, with whom the company works hand in hand to ensure the improvement of its solutions and the development of breakthrough innovations. Arquus is pleased to welcome Cerbair, Internest, Robotics Industrie, Prévision IO, Squadrone and Air Captif, as well as the VEDECOM Institute.
To build its innovation, Arquus also works with leading engineering schools such as ENSTA Bretagne. These partnerships are intended by Arquus to create new perspectives on the future of land defence applications and meet the growing demand from students who want to broaden their skills by training in the technologies and major challenges of land systems engineering in highly technical fields. In this context, Arquus created in 2018 a teaching chair dedicated to defence innovation at ENSTA ParisTech.
Arquus also presented electric equipment on loan from Volvo Construction Equipment: an electric compact excavator, a wheel loader and a fast loader. The company is also exhibiting a 100% electric D ZE truck on loan from Renault Trucks. This new generation industrial vehicle has a GVW of 16 tonnes and a maximum range of 400km.
These vehicles illustrate the technological and industrial strength of the Volvo Group, from which Arquus benefits beyond its own research and expertise centres, but also the very practical nature of the solutions Arquus offers for military applications. Based on civilian technologies that have already been proven under very difficult conditions, they are particularly well suited to the very specific uses of the battlefield.
A synthesis of all the company’s historical know-how in vehicle design, robust and relevant technology development and systems integration, the Scarabee is at the heart of Arquus’ presentations during these Technoday. It embeds the company’s latest advances in survivability, digitalisation, robotisation and energy.
In addition to these technological building blocks, the Scarabee is presented at Technoday as a platform designed to accommodate numerous plug-and-play systems, thanks to Arquus’ Battlenet vetronics suite. This Battle Management System (BMS) aggregates the various data from the vehicle’s different systems, sensors and effectors, presenting all the information on the vehicle’s status and tactical situation on a single screen and lightening the mental load of the commander.
As part of Technoday, the Scarabee is equipped with a remotely operated turret combining optronics, an effector and a self-protection solution thanks to an independent smoke-launching crown, as well as an aerial drone that can be piloted from Battlenet, which reminds us of the importance of the problem of autonomous or semi-autonomous objects and the relevance of their association with land vehicles. Arquus is also continuing to work on the Mission Extender, a robotic module designed to accompany the Scarabee and increase its tactical capabilities.
Finally, in the context of anti-drone warfare, Arquus is considering the development of new capabilities by integrating detection, jamming and specific effector functions.
Launched commercially at IDEX 2021 exhibition in Abu Dhabi, the Scarabee is a mature vehicle, ready for industrialisation, but also a technology demonstrator, some of whose building blocks could be used in the design of future armoured, light or medium vehicles. In this respect, Arquus is part of the FAMOUS (European Future Highly Mobile Augmented Armoured Systems) group, which was set up to strengthen links between European partners and optimise synergies, standardisation and interoperability in the field of land armoured vehicles.
Arquus once again reaffirms its philosophy of innovation. Refusing innovation for innovation’s sake, the company works, often with its own funds, but also through PEAs, on research topics with very concrete applications for the military, and which aim to simplify the use and logistics of equipment, while saving the physical and mental potential of our soldiers and reducing energy expenditure and the cost of vehicles.
Arquus also innovates by improving existing equipment, by working on mechanics, tools, ergonomics and daily management, with the aim of facilitating the work of tomorrow’s operators and maintainers. For Arquus, innovation means constantly questioning itself and looking for simpler, more economical solutions. In the future challenges of tomorrow, Arquus wants to be more than ever at the side of the forces, by identifying with and for them the opportunities of gains on the ground and by feeding off their feedback.
DSEI 2021 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.