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14 Jun 07. Top speaker line-up announced for the DSEi Global Defence Conference.

A high profile line-up of international speakers spanning government, the military, academia and industry has been confirmed for the DSEi Global Defence Conference. Located alongside the exhibition halls within ExCeL, London, the two-day conference will take place on 12 and 13 September 2007, the second and third day of this year’s exhibition.

The first morning of the conference kicks off with a plenary session on the transformation strategies for people, policy and procurement within the defence arena. General Sir Mike Jackson, former Chief of the General Staff of the British Army and now a senior advisor at PA Consulting Group, will be headlining this debate along with UK MoD’s Commercial Director, Amyas Morse, the European Defence Agency’s Deputy Chief Executive, Dr Hilmar Linnenkamp, and Nick Chaffey, Head of Defence and Defence Industries Practice at PA Consulting.

Following this session, the conference will break down into three streams running in parallel: Strategic Supply Chain Collaboration; Business and Battle Space Network Implementation; and Human Capital Transformation. Highlights of the supply chain collaboration stream will include: Kerry Clarke, Head of the Industry Division at the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation talking about Australian Defence Industry Policy as well as representatives from the French and Swedish governments’ procurement bodies.

For Business and Battle Space Network Implementation, Dag Wilhelmsen, Director of NATO’s C3 Agency will be discussing the NATO NCW Implementation programme, while General Dynamics’ Vice President, Andrew Browne, and Brigadier Rick Bounsall, the former IPT Leader of BATCIS will be talking about how to make the network function.

The third conference stream will focus on Human Capital Transformation and will feature speakers such as Jonathan Evans, the Director General for Human Resources at the MoD’s recently formed Defence Equipment & Support.

DSEi 2007 is pleased to announce that there are two sponsors for this year’s conference. PA Consulting Group is the DSEi Business Transformation Partner and Atos Origin is the Strategic Supply Chain Collaboration Sponsor.

For further information please contact CMS Strategic:
Nick Johnstone / Victoria Bailey
Tel: +44 (0)20 8748 8883
Email: info@cmsstrategic.com

BATTLESPACE is pleased to be the media sponsor for the C4I Conference. We would welcome technology papers to be presented by Industry who have been unable to be chosen for a speaker slot. These papers will be published in the Special DSEI issue which will be published for DSEI. Please let us have your papers for review by August 1st 2007.

27 Jun 07. Event: 10th All Electric Ship Conference (AES 2007)
Dates: 25-26 September 2007

Venue: Royal College of Physicians Conference Centre, London
Organisers: The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

(IMarEST) and the Société de l’Electricité, de l’Electronique et des
Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (SEE)
Further information: www.imarest.org/events/AES2007

Jun 07. Launching EU Battlegroups: RUSI Conference. Lieutenant General D (David) Leakey CMG CBE, Director General of the EU Military Staff, opened the conference (25 Jun 07) by providing an overview of EU Battlegroup capabilities. Subjects addressed by other speakers included force generation, validation, capability development, planning and civil-military co-operation.
Comment: Conceived in 2004, the battalion-sized ‘rapid response’ Battlegroups achieved full operational capability in January 2007.
During questions a bleak picture was painted of EU-NATO relations, with the MoD’s Director for Policy on International Organisations describing them as “not good enough by far”.(Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0726, 02 Jul 07)

Jul 07. January 15th – 17th January, 2008; Washington DC, United Stat

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