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Building on the success and established reputation of SAE Media Group Defence events, SAE Media Group Defence Division have produced a unique conference which looks at the evolution of the Internet and the Intranet in the defence and aerospace industries.

Defence Online will help you gain a greater understanding of how you can achieve greater recognition and maximise potential. The event will explore not only how to develop and run an Internet and Intranet site but also debate the security implications of using the Internet and Intranet as a communications tool.

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this field. We would therefore like to invite you to register for Defence Online, as organised by SAE Media Group conferences.

The event gives you the chance to network with key government, military and industry experts. You will have the opportunity to benefit from the practical insight and focused information provided by an outstanding panel of speakers.

The aim of the conference is to bring together leading industry, research and military specialists to discuss the latest knowledge in an open and informative environment. By attending this conference you will benefit from the knowledge of a panel of speakers at the forefront of Internet and Intranet technology.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

William Reeve

William Reeve, Research Director, Fletcher Research


Nic Hopkins

Nic Hopkins, Director of Marketing, Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA)

  • Moderning Government
  • Service to the public
  • Channels to the citizen and business
  • Growth of the Internet
  • Internal and external use
  • Challenges

    Commodore Patrick Tyrrell OBE

    Commodore Patrick Tyrrell OBE, Deputy Chief Executive, Defence Communications Services Agency, Ministry of Defence

  • The environment of change
  • Interconnectivity of MOD
  • E-commerce, digitisation and information flow
  • Security issues
  • Senior management issues

    Chris Whittell

    Chris Whittell, Managing Consultant, ICL

  • The true value of your Intranet is in the information
  • But who owns, updates and authorises the information?
  • How will you know your Intranet has been successful?
  • Is the 'look and feel' supporting your target communication style?
  • Does your culture encourage an information sharing system
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY

    Phillip Webb

    Phillip Webb, Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Systems, DERA

  • Applications of the intranet for the Defence Research Agency
  • Policy steps needed to change internal communications over the intranet
  • Designing an intranet management policy
  • Determining who puts information Online
  • Financial implications
  • Future plans

    Alan Swann

    Alan Swann, Managing Director, Intranet Solutions

  • Enterprise functions that can be entrusted to the intranet
  • The importance of security in establishing a corporate intranet
  • Using corporate intranets as a platform for mission-critical multi-tier distributed client/server applications
  • Making company documents widely but securely available on the corporate intranet
  • The role of the IT department in developing a corporate intranet
  • Adapting web-based tools to internal business use
  • 12:40 Lunch


    Dave Pinnington

    Dave Pinnington, Technical Consultant, Sun Microsystems

  • What Java is
  • Exploiting features of the Java language
  • Java design methods, tools, techniques and technologies
  • Java and security
  • Java applications in government and industry
  • Java in enterprise architectures

    John Harrington

    John Harrington, Information Services Manager, Cranfield University

  • Defining the aerospace industry and gaining an insight to the aerospace research and development process
  • Assessing whether the flow of information from industry to the public domain is meeting current needs
  • Using the internet as a method of enhancing access to public domain information
  • The need for improved information skills
  • Safeguarding proprietary information for competitive advantage
  • Classification and de-classification of information
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 CASE STUDY

    Maurice Hesford

    Maurice Hesford, Head of Operations, Society of British Aerospace Companies

  • The role of secure web technology in supporting the SBAC’s activities
  • Adapting the web site to the changing needs of the Society of British Aerospace Companies
  • Applying internet technology in the supply chain
  • Using intranet solutions for expert teams
  • Developing the website to reduce information overload
  • Future plans for the SBAC’s site

    Thomas Bjelkeman-Petterssen

    Thomas Bjelkeman-Petterssen, Technical Director, Intranet Software Solutions (Europe)

  • The importance of efficient document management over the internet
  • Getting people and information together at the same time on the internet
  • Using marketable web site traffic analysis as a way of improving the distribution of documents over the internet
  • Using the intranet as a method of secure communication within your organisation
  • Protecting and improving return from past investments in IT services and skills
  • 16:30 CASE STUDY

    Garth Shepherd

    Garth Shepherd, Chief Executive, Envisage

  • Format of the UK VR Forum site
  • Using the site as a method of updating members of current issues
  • The `departure lounge’ - an interactive virtual conference and exhibition
  • Methods of conveying information on the site
  • Using the site as a demonstration stand
  • Adapting to the changing needs of the UK VR Forum membership
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Tanis Scott

    Tanis Scott, Squadron Leader, Royal Australian Air Force


    Claudia Knott

    Claudia Knott, Director, Joint Electronic Commerce Office, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Defense

  • Providing a wide variety of services related to the implementation of electronic commerce (EC) within the military community
  • Building a comprehensive repository of information relevant to implementation of EC throughout the DoD
  • The importance of best business practices in developing EC
  • Making smart business decisions in support of both the battlefield and non-battlefield environments
  • Lessons learned from past experiences
  • The future of EC in the DoD
  • 9:40 CASE STUDY

    Lisa Alley

    Lisa Alley, Editor, Army Communicator, Office Chief of Signal, United States Army

  • The evolution of the use of the internet in the Armed Forces
  • Army Communicator - the Online magazine of the Office Chief of Signal
  • The role of web technology in supporting the Office Chief of Signal’s activities
  • How far can the internet take on the role of an intranet?
  • Adapting the web site to the changing needs of the Office Chief of Signal
  • Future plans for the Office Chief of Signal site

    Michael Brady

    Michael Brady, Managing Director, SSE

  • Identifying the threats to security of the internet
  • The external of internal risks to the internet and intranet
  • Protecting against the risks of remote access to the internet
  • Balancing confidentially within an essentially open network
  • Costs and benefits of securing access to the internet
  • Ensuring the customer receives value for money
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee


    Simon Milford

    Simon Milford, Principal Consultant, Logica Security

  • Evolution of using the internet in business
  • Business benefits of network computing within an organisation
  • Cost of ownership benefits of network computers
  • Using the intranet as a method of communication within your organisation
  • Protecting and improving return from past investments in IT services and skills
  • Network opportunities in the future

    Dr David Case

    Dr David Case, Managing Director, Norman Data Defense

  • The basic principles of data security
  • Identifying your requirements before setting up the data security system
  • Strategies for moving data from the source to the destination
  • Ensuring the secure transfer of data on the internet
  • Maintaining data integrity and security during transfer over the internet
  • Alternative methods of data security
  • 12:40 Lunch


    Graham Speake

    Graham Speake, Senior Internet Consultant, VistaNet

  • Identifying the threats to security of the internet
  • The external of internal risks to the internet and intranet
  • Protecting against the risks of remote access to the internet
  • The importance of training in the implementation of a security solution
  • Costs and benefits of securing access to the internet
  • Ensuring the customer receives value for money

    Dr. David Brewer

    Dr. David Brewer, Director of International Standards and Policies, L-3 Network Security

  • Evolution of using the Internet as a means of defence communication in peace and in theatre
  • Business benefits of e-business solutions as an aid to Smart Procurement and Smart Operations
  • The security demon: why security risk management is better than risk avoidance on a shoe-string
  • Modern risk management solutions, four generations of risk assessment technology and the role of BS 7799 part 2
  • Modern cryptographic solutions, primary and added value TTP services and the role of SEDUCER and EMERITUS
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea


    John Enser

    John Enser, Solicitor, Olswang

  • The law regarding releasing information on the internet
  • Protecting your information in the public domain
  • Releasing selected information on the internet
  • Communicating over the web in a secure environment
  • How do you stop the manipulation of your information?
  • The possibility of tightening controls over available information

    Ian Kilpatrick

    Ian Kilpatrick, Group Managing Director, Wick Hill Group

  • The benefits to defence and aerospace organisations of deploying an intranet
  • The threats to the security of computer systems
  • The importance of treating security as a business priority in the deployment of intranets
  • Assigning responsibility for data security
  • Using firewalls as a way of managing the risks associated with using intranets
  • How the intranet will evolve in the future as a method of internal communication
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference


    The Rembrandt

    11 Thurloe Place
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    United Kingdom

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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