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Uncrewed Maritime Systems Technology
8 May - 9 May 2024

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Seize this chance to immerse yourself at the forefront of autonomous maritime systems innovation! Hear directly from NATO leaders steering the shift towards hybrid fleets.


Brace yourself for two days of intense discussions, groundbreaking advancements, and unparalleled networking opportunities.


Secure your spot now and be part a transformative experience at the Uncrewed Maritime Systems technology conference - your opportunity to be part of the future of autonomous maritime systems technology.

 

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Captain Adam Allica

Captain Adam Allica

Director General, Warfare Innovation Navy, Royal Australian Navy
Captain Andy Berner

Captain Andy Berner

Commanding Officer, ONR Global
Captain Colin Corridan

Captain Colin Corridan

Commodore of Task Force 59, Commander, Unmanned & A.I. Integration, US Navy
Captain Francisco Jose de Brito Pereira Cavaco

Captain Francisco Jose de Brito Pereira Cavaco

Maritime Situational Awareness SO-MS, NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE)
Commander Pieter Blank

Commander Pieter Blank

Innovation Programme Manager , RNLN
Commander Trevor Bradley

Commander Trevor Bradley

Programme Director - Strike Net, Royal Navy
Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton

Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton

Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Initiative, Royal Navy MARCAP
Commodore Steve Bolton

Commodore Steve Bolton

Deputy Director Aviation Progs and Futures, Royal Navy

Captain Adam Allica

Director General, Warfare Innovation Navy, Royal Australian Navy
Captain Adam Allica

 Captain Allica joined the RAN in 1986, qualifying as a Maritime Warfare Officer 1988, as a Navigator in 1990 and was dux of the Principal Warfare Officer Surface Warfare course in 1996.
Throughout his career at sea, Captain Allica served in HMA Ships Jervis Bay, Ipswich, Parramatta, Torrens, Cessnock, Gawler, Sydney, Darwin and Newcastle. Captain Allica commanded HMAS Fremantle (2000-02) conducting immigration and fisheries operations in Australia's Northern Waters as part of Operations Cranberry and Relex.
Captain Allica has undertaken extensive operational postings during his career including deployments to the Middle East in HMAS Sydney (1993) in the North Red Sea as part of Operation Damask, as Staff Officer Operations at Headquarters Australian Theatre (1998-2000) for operations in East Timor, and the Persian Gulf in HMAS Newcastle (2005) for Operations Slipper and Catalyst.
Shore postings for Captain Allica have included periods as a Navigation Instructor (1992), Bridge Simulator Instructor (1995), and Sea Training Group as Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Fleet Electronic Warfare Officer (2002). Outside Navy, Captain Allica spent eight years working in the commercial sector as a Management Consultant, ICT Project and Program Manager, and in senior management roles within ICT companies as well as establishing his own start-up company. Captain Allica re-joined Navy in 2013 at the Directorate of Navy Continuous Innovation (DNCI) where he has held roles as Project Manager, Deputy Director and Director. In 2017 Captain Allica introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to Navy; he has been instrumental in developing the Defence AI capability through the delivery of the first Robotic Process Automation bots in Navy/Defence. In 2019 Captain Allica was appointed as the inaugural Director General Warfare Innovation Navy, encompassing responsibility for Robotic and Autonomous Systems, AI, Modelling & Simulation and Innovation.

A graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course (2003), Captain Allica holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (University of New South Wales’ Australian Graduate School of Management), Graduate Diploma of Management (Defence Studies) (University of Canberra) and Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies (University of Wollongong) and as well as being a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Captain Allica is married to Annie and has two adult children. In his spare time, Captain Allica enjoys rugby, cycling and driving his Ford Mustang.

Captain Andy Berner

Commanding Officer, ONR Global
Captain Andy Berner

 Captain Andy “Big Tuna” Berner, a native of Chatham, New Jersey,
graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy in 1996 with
a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and a minor in Spanish. He
holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval
Postgraduate School and a Master of Science in Defense Technology and
Systems from the National University of Singapore (Temasek Defense
Systems Institute).
Captain Berner’s early operational assignments include HSL-43, where he
flew the SH-60B and deployed in USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) and USS
RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG 60). He also served as Quality Assurance
Officer. As “MiniBoss” aboard USS WASP (LHD 1), he completed
numerous underway exercises and a surge deployment in support of
operations in Lebanon. Captain Berner completed his Department Head tour
with HSL-51 in Atsugi, Japan as Detachment THREE Officer in Charge
aboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). He also served as
Maintenance Officer when HSL-51 earned the 2009 "Golden Wrench" and "Battle E" awards.
Captain Berner transitioned to the MH-60R and served as the Commanding Officer of HSM-73. He led the
“BattleCats” throughout a ten-month combat deployment in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE
with 12 aircraft and 310 personnel on five different ships including USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70).
During his tenure, HSM-73 earned the 2014 and 2015 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Aviation Safety
awards, the 2014 Captain Arnold J. Isbell award for Undersea Warfare and Surface Warfare excellence, and
the 2015 “Battle E” award.
Captain Berner’s shore tours include duty as Flag Aide to Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems
Command (SPAWAR), assignment to The Joint Staff as Operations Officer within the Joint Operations
Directorate, United States Central Command Division (JODCENT) and Executive Assistant to the Deputy
Director for Regional Operations (J-33). Captain Berner also served on the OPNAV staff as an Operations
Analyst and the Undersea Warfare Branch Head for the Director, Assessments Division (N81).
Since then, Captain Berner served as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Information Warfare Systems
Command (NAVWAR) Space Field Activity (NSFA) where he led the Navy Element at the National
Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and served as Co-Chair of the Naval NRO Coordination Group (NNCG). He
is a VS-8 Space Operations Officer and a member of the Information Warfare Community.
Captain Berner has several personal decorations, but he is most proud of his unit awards that reflect credit on
the successful teams he has rowed with and the many skilled professionals he has been privileged to
work alongside. Captain Berner served as Executive Officer, Office of Naval Research, (from May 2021)
before reporting as Commanding Officer since July 2023.

Captain Colin Corridan

Commodore of Task Force 59, Commander, Unmanned & A.I. Integration, US Navy
Captain Colin Corridan

Captain Francisco Jose de Brito Pereira Cavaco

Maritime Situational Awareness SO-MS, NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE)
Captain Francisco Jose de Brito Pereira Cavaco

 Commander Francisco Cavaco was born in Mértola, Portugal. He is 54 years old and has 33 years of service. He joined the Naval Academy in 1989, having completed his degree in Naval Military Sciences, Navy course, in 1995.
He is an artillery specialist, and has, among others, the General Naval Warfare Course and the Joint Staff Course.
At sea, he held positions on frigates and corvettes, was the Executive Officer of corvette João Coutinho and of frigate Vasco da Gama. He was in command of NRP Schultz Xavier from October 2010 to September 2012. In 1998 he took part in two operations in the Republic of Guinea Bissau, in 1999 he took part in the NATO Operation Allied Force in the Adriatic Sea. In 1998, 2008 and 2015 he participated in the Royal Navy’s Flag Officer Sea Training.
On land, he served on the Department of Naval Training and was appointed twice to the General Staff of the Navy. He is a Maritime Situational Awareness Staff Officer of the Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (MARSEC COE) since january 2022, and is actively involved in the concept development efforts on "the Usage of Unmanned Systems in Maritime Security Operations".
Commander Francisco Cavaco is married and has two sons and a daughter. His hobbies include reading and practicing judo.

Commander Michael Dalrymple

Deputy Commodore, Mine Countermeasures Group Three, US Navy
Commander Michael Dalrymple

Commander Pieter Blank

Innovation Programme Manager , RNLN
Commander Pieter Blank

 I am Pieter Blank, Innovator and program manager at the Royal Netherlands Navy. In this role responsible for the development and introduction period of an embedded maritime UAV squad (‘the Nederdrone Program’). I am working with several teams (technical and operational) building towards a ‘team of teams’-concept.

Commander Renauld Hock

Project Leader - BEL-NLD rMCM, Belgian MoD
Commander Renauld Hock

 Cdr Renauld Hock joined the Belgian Navy in 2011 graduating suma cum laude, as valedictorian from the Royal Military Academy with a Master of Science in Engineering.
After managing MCM projects, he served as Deputy Head of the Technical Department of the frigate F930 BNS Leopold 1 and participated in three operational missions. He then specialized in Cyber & Intelligence Operations and was deployed overseas in his capacity as Head of Technical Department. LtCdr Renauld Hock holds multiple certifications including CISSP, GISP, GDAD, GMOB, GAWN, GPEN, PRINCE2 and ITILv4.
In 2021, after graduating suma cum laude, as valedictorian of the Candidate Senior Officer Course, he became the Project Leader of the binational rMCM programme.
Since September 2021, leading the Programme Office, supported by a highly skilled binational team, he works towards the successful execution of this innovative and (r)evolutionary programme.

Commander Rutger van der Werff

Branch Head Concept Development and Experimentation, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence
Commander Rutger van der Werff

 Cdr Rutger van der Werff was born on April 13th 1969 in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
He joined the Dutch Naval Academy in Den Helder in August 1995 for a period of nine months and was subsequently assigned to the mine hunter HNLMS Middelburg as trainee officer.
In 1997, he was assigned as MHO (Minehunting Officer) on board HNLMS Schiedam. He participated in MARCOT’ 98 which took place near the coast of Nova Scotia (Canada).
In 1999, he became MHO on board of HNLMS Hellevoetsluis.
In 2001, he was appointed XO (Executive Officer) of Minehunter Schiedam and later that year as XO on board of HNLMS Maassluis.
Between 2002 and 2009, he had a spell outside the navy as a manager of the international security company G4S (Group 4 Securicor)
In 2009 he returned to the navy to become XO on board of HNLMS Vlaardingen.
In 2010, CDR van der Werff attended the Advanced Mine Warfare Course and Mine Warfare Staff Officer Course at EGUERMIN (Belgian-Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare School – Oostende, Belgium)
From 2011 to 2014 he was assigned as Head of the team Training Facility at Eguermin (Ostend)
From 2014 to 2017, he became CO of HNLMS Schiedam. In 2015 the ship joined SNMCMG1.
In March 2017, he joined Eguermin to become the head of the planning department. He stayed at that position for 4 years
In August of 2021, he switched to the ABNL Mission Support Centre, to become head of that office. After one year, he had the opportunity to change positons and be promoted.
From August 2022, he is the Branch Head Concept Development & Experimentation at the NATO NMW COE, co-located with the BEL NAC in Ostend. In September of that year he participated in REP(MUS) 22
Cdr van der Werff lives together with Jolanda and has two sons, Roar and Reidar.

Commander Trevor Bradley

Programme Director - Strike Net, Royal Navy
Commander Trevor Bradley

 Commander Trevor Bradley joined the Royal Navy in 2000 as a Weapon Engineer and has served on Frigates and Aircraft Carriers in addition to a number of multinational posts in the Middle East. Dividing much of his career between Capability Development and C5ISR delivery with posts in Cyber Security, Deployed Information Systems and DSTL, he is now part of the Navy’s Develop Directorate C5ISR team. He is leading the development of Strike Net a programme which will transform the way that a task group integrates, enabling disaggregated force level decision making and action.

Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton

Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Initiative, Royal Navy MARCAP
Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton

 Mr David Burton is the Director of ASW Barrier Smart Defence Initiative (SDI) 1.1271, a multinational
initiative comprising: Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, UK, and the US. The SDI is sponsored by the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems
(MUS) initiative.
Prior to this David was Strategic Advisor to the UK’s NavyX programme and before this Director
Strategy for NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), an executive body of
NATO’s Science and Technology where he was instrumental in the formation of the Maritime
Unmanned Systems Initiative.
Before joining CMRE, Mr David Burton was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the NATO
Communications and Information (NCI) Agency during the Afghanistan War. Here he was responsible
for driving programmatic and technical coherence of capability programmes across NATO, developing
strategic and technical roadmaps for change, and liaising closely with nations and national industries
to support the implementation of NATO Network Enabled Capabilities. Since July 2009 Mr Burton
worked within the NATO C3 Agency (NC3A) that merged with other NATO organizations into the NCI
Agency on 1 July 2012.
Previously, Mr Burton served as a Commodore in the Royal UK Navy in the post of Director Change
within the Information Systems & Service Directorate of the Defence Equipment and Support
Organisation of the UK Ministry of Defence. In this role he led a major transformational agenda across
multiple lines of development.
At the UK Ministry of Defence, Commodore Burton worked for the Chief Information Officer with
responsibility for the UK Defence Information Exploitation and Enterprise Architecture Programmes.
Prior to this he held the position as NATO’s Network Enabled Capability Integrated Project Team
Leader based at ACT, Norfolk Virginia.
A Physics graduate of Bristol University, Mr Burton joined the Royal Navy in 1980. After a variety of
operational appointments at sea and with the Royal Marines, he attended the Royal Military College
of Science, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Design of Information Systems. Project
Management experience followed in a variety of strategic Information Systems and organisational
change programmes, including Programme Management of major Public Private Partnerships within
UK defence. In the late 1990s, he filled a key role within NATO’s Maritime Command and Control
Information System (MCCIS) Programme.
Mr Burton is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Practitioner, and Fellow of the British Computer
Society

Commodore Steve Bolton

Deputy Director Aviation Progs and Futures, Royal Navy
Commodore Steve Bolton

 Steve Bolton joined the Royal Navy following an engineering apprenticeship and short career
in industry. He is currently serving in Navy Command HQ as Deputy Director Aviation
Programmes and Futures, responsible for overseeing the transformation of aviation in the
Royal Navy.
Over the past 3 decades, Steve has accumulated over 4500 flying hrs as a maritime
helicopter pilot, spread across four main aircraft types. He has deployed on operations
around the world in a variety of warships. A qualified Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface
Unit Warfare, Search and Rescue and Maritime Counter Terrorism pilot, he is also a Qualified
Helicopter Instructor.
Steve has held command, leadership, and management positions in a range of Defence tasks
that include basic and operational flying training, military workforce planning and capability
delivery. Prior to his current assignment was an SRO and Programme Director in HQ Air
Command, responsible for delivering a range of programmes to include the UK Military
Flying Training System.
An alumnus of Kings College London and Said Business School (Oxford), he has an MA in
Defence Studies and is a graduate of the Major Programmes Leadership Academy. He is also
the current Chair of the Royal Navy Field Gun Competition Executive Committee.

Mr Chris Ainsworth

ACHERON Project Director, Turner & Townsend, Defence SE
Mr Chris Ainsworth

 Chris Ainsworth is an Associate Director in Defence at Turner & Townsend and is currently working as the Project ACHERON Director. He has spent the last 18 months working in a variety of roles on the Multi Domain Integrated Systems (MDIS) Programme including the establishment of the PMO and leading the Customer Friend Team. Chris has 16 years’ experience in the Defence Sector including working at DE&S and NATO. A Land Joint Fires and Targeting SME more recently Chris has produced the vision for ACHERON and placed a number of contracts to bring this Operational Concept Demonstrator to life for Defence.

Mr Ferdinand Peters

Naval Systems Architect, Defence Material Organisation , Netherlands Ministry of Defence
Mr Ferdinand  Peters

 I am Ferdinand Peters Naval Systems Architect at the Defence Material Organisation. I am responsible for the integration of unmanned (aerial) systems on the Royal Netherlands navy feet. I am working on different projects in which the ships are adapted to accommodate the different unmanned systems and in which the unmanned systems are incorporated in the design from the start. Moreover I am involved in the Nederdrone Program in which an organic aerial systems is designed specifically for maritime operations.

Mr Robert Been

Programme Manager, NATO STO / CMRE
Mr Robert Been

 Received the MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from Delft University of Technology in 1990. He then worked for the Underwater Technology Department of TNO Defence, Security and Safety, where he was the Program Manager for Low Frequency Active Sonar research until 1998. From 1998 to 2006, he was a Senior Engineer in the Advanced Sonar Studies Department of Thales Underwater Systems in Sophia Antipolis, France. In 2006, he joined NATO STO CMRE, a research centre in La Spezia, Italy. Robert Been is a principal scientist and the ASW department head at NATO-CMRE. He leads a multidisciplinary team working on the development and at-sea testing of advanced autonomous unmanned systems that comprise cognitive sonar components and advanced algorithms to tackle the challenging field of ASW. The team also supports NATO ASW exercises with operational research and data analysis expertise.

Mr Robert Iannuzzi

Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Mr Robert Iannuzzi

Mr Sean Trevethan

Senior Capability Manager (Maritime), NATO
Mr Sean Trevethan

 Sean Trevethan is a former Royal Navy Commander and a graduate of the UK’s Advance Command and Staff Course. He has seen service in the Arabian Gulf as part of several Carrier Strike Groups, in Afghanistan within Joint Force Support and more recently as the Royal Navy’s Fleet Robotics Officer. In his role as Fleet Robotics Officer he was charged with cohering the future capability development of all Unmanned Systems within the Royal Navy, with the specific challenge of accelerating capability into service, rising to the challenge of delivering this across the full DOTMILPFI Spectrum. He also served as the Co-Chair of the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative – developing new technologies with allies.

He was the UK Exercise Director for REP 19 in Portugal where the UK contributed a full Maritime Operations Centre and the UK and US led NATO’s largest Operational Experimentation Exercise with conventional and Unmanned Assets – developing tacdev at pace, exploiting several systems such as armed USVs for the first time. In the UK he led 2 Amphibious Operational Experimentation Exercises (Autonomous Advance Force 1.0 and 2.0 respectively), again blending cutting edge technologies with conventional force elements to deliver an enhanced operational effect. Trevethan took up his latest post as the Secretary for the NATO Naval Armaments Group in 2020 where he is charged with coordinating the efforts of 1100 Maritime SME’s, both Military and Civilian to develop capability cooperatively and produce technical standards that are key to NATO interoperability moving forward.

The Maritime Capability focus areas of NATO involve a Digital Transformation to enhance situational awareness, exploiting new systems and sensors augmented by AI. A fresh look at high end warfare including innovative techniques for Anti-Submarine Warfare and Surface Force Protection.

When out the office, Sean is a father to 3 beautiful children who make sure he is up to date with the latest trends on tik tok! In order to keep up with his children he has to undergo an intense ‘fitness’ regime for his health and sanity.

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Conference agenda

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8:00

Registration and Coffee

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8:50

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton, Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Initiative, Royal Navy MARCAP

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9:00

Maritime Aviation Transformation

Commodore Steve Bolton, Deputy Director Aviation Progs and Futures, Royal Navy

• Threat led, capability driven, to deliver effects focussed outcomes
• Uncrewed where possible, crewed where necessary – lethal, sustainable, resilient
• Think Big, Start Small, Scale Up at Pace – utilise experimentation wisely and learn as we go

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Session Reserved for Sponsor

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Strike Net – Developing Robust Connectivity Across a Disaggregated Force

Commander Trevor Bradley, Programme Director - Strike Net, Royal Navy

 

• The challenges and opportunities of the crewed/uncrewed task group
• Delivering Data Architecture Coherence
• Combining Technologies to Deliver Force Level Capabilities
 

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Project ACHERON – Assessing Defence’s All-Domain, Integrated Remote Autonomous Systems (RAS) Capability

Mr Chris Ainsworth, ACHERON Project Director, Turner & Townsend, Defence SE

 • Outcomes and Benefits for Defence of MDIS and ACHERON
• The Challenges of coordinating MDI RAS
• What we have learnt so far

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11:00

Morning Coffee

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11:30

ONR Global’s Work on Uncrewed Systems

Captain Andy Berner, Commanding Officer, ONR Global

 • Building and fostering international connections to further uncrewed capabilities
• Experimentation and analysis with uncrewed systems
• Current and future plans to aid the development of uncrewed systems

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Session Reserved for Sponsor

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12:30

Networking Lunch

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Session Reserved for Sponsor

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14:00

Update on the Belgian-Dutch rMCM Programme

Commander Renauld Hock, Project Leader - BEL-NLD rMCM, Belgian MoD

 • Concept of Operation
• Execution
• Transition between current and new capacities
• Challenges and opportunities

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Leveraging Unmanned Capabilities for Underwater Mine Detection and Clearing

Commander Michael Dalrymple

Commander Michael Dalrymple, Deputy Commodore, Mine Countermeasures Group Three, US Navy

 • Role of Mine Countermeasures Group 3
• Integration and role in Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations
• Development of U.S. port partner unmanned capabilities in MCM
• Unmanned capabilities in MCM: Persistent IPOE*, Automated Change Detection, Automated Target Recognition, and their impact on Commander’s “Risk”

IPOE - Intelligence Preparation of the Environment

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Afternoon Tea

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Developing Concept, Doctrine, Standardization and Experimentation for Unmanned Systems

Commander Rutger van der Werff, Branch Head Concept Development and Experimentation, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence

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Learning from the Successes and Challenges of Developing Intelligent Swarming Systems for the Royal Netherlands Navy

 • The transition from a disruptive technology to an operational capability
• How to bridge the of valley of death – embracing failure to get results
• An exploration approach to connect the technician with the operator
• General approach to facilitate unmanned autonomous systems to work together as a team

Mr Ferdinand Peters, Naval Systems Architect, Defence Material Organisation , Netherlands Ministry of Defence

Commander Pieter Blank, Innovation Programme Manager , RNLN

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Chairman's Closing Remarks

Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton, Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Initiative, Royal Navy MARCAP

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Registration and Coffee

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Chairman's Opening Remarks

Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton, Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Initiative, Royal Navy MARCAP

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Evaluating, Testing and Integrating Uncrewed And Autonomous Systems into the RAN

Captain Adam Allica, Director General, Warfare Innovation Navy, Royal Australian Navy

 • An overview of RAN’s Robotic Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy 2040 and the RAS Campaign Plan 2025
• A selection of RAS activities that are currently underway and how they are being conducted in a different manner from traditional platform acquisition projects
• Key observations from the implementation of the RAN’s Strategy around governance, organisation, process, and behaviour to assist in the successful implementation of these disruptive innovations

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The Activities and Results of Task Force 59 - The Rapid Development of Maritime Uncrewed Systems to Achieve Maritime Domain Overmatch

Captain Colin Corridan

Captain Colin Corridan, Commodore of Task Force 59, Commander, Unmanned & A.I. Integration, US Navy

 • The TF 59 Design Sprint and other innovation challenges of Task Force 59 for the development of UMS and AI capabilities
• Exercise Digital Talon 2.0, expanding unmanned lethality at sea
• The future of the Task Force and the roadmap to future integration and innovation with UMS

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Session Reserved for Sponsor

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11:00

Morning Coffee

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Digital Ocean – Maritime Innovation in Action

Mr Sean Trevethan, Senior Capability Manager (Maritime), NATO

  • Integrating emerging and disruptive technologies into conventional forces
  • Changing the adversaries calculus through Mass and Persistence
  • Data centric – sensor and system agnostic
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    12:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    13:30

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    Experimentation and Testing with UMS

    Mr Robert Iannuzzi

    Mr Robert Iannuzzi, Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center

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    Maritime Unmanned Systems in Support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) Concept

    Captain Francisco Jose de Brito Pereira Cavaco, Maritime Situational Awareness SO-MS, NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE)

     
    • MARSEC COE’s Concept Development – Update
    • Operational Experimentation in MSO
     

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    Afternoon Tea

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    Developing New Technologies to Further Enable Uncrewed Systems in the Fields of Anti-Submarine and Mine Warfare

    Mr Robert Been, Programme Manager, NATO STO / CMRE

     • Artificial intelligence (AI)
    • Autonomy
    • Quantum-enabled technologies
    • Decision making
    • Interoperability between systems

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    Panel Discussion: Accelerating NATO’s Shift Towards Hybrid Fleets – Going Further Together

    Captain Colin Corridan

    Captain Colin Corridan, Commodore of Task Force 59, Commander, Unmanned & A.I. Integration, US Navy

    Commodore Steve Bolton, Deputy Director Aviation Progs and Futures, Royal Navy

    Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton, Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Initiative, Royal Navy MARCAP

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    Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Commodore (Ret'd) David Burton, Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Initiative, Royal Navy MARCAP


    Director General, Warfare Innovation Navy
    Royal Australian Navy
    Commanding Officer
    ONR Global
    Commodore of Task Force 59, Commander, Unmanned & A.I. Integration
    US Navy
    Maritime Situational Awareness SO-MS
    NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE)
    Deputy Commodore, Mine Countermeasures Group Three
    US Navy
    Innovation Programme Manager
    RNLN
    Project Leader - BEL-NLD rMCM
    Belgian MoD
    Branch Head Concept Development and Experimentation
    NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence
    Programme Director - Strike Net
    Royal Navy
    Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Initiative
    Royal Navy MARCAP
    Deputy Director Aviation Progs and Futures
    Royal Navy
    ACHERON Project Director
    Turner & Townsend, Defence SE
    Naval Systems Architect, Defence Material Organisation
    Netherlands Ministry of Defence
    Programme Manager
    NATO STO / CMRE
    Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration
    Naval Surface Warfare Center
    Senior Capability Manager (Maritime)
    NATO

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    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.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    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.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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.

    CPD Certificates

    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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