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 Defence In A Competitive Age: From Concept To Reality 

 Realising digital collaboration across the Front Line Commands 

Time

 08:30 - 10:00 BST 

Calendar
 Wednesday 9 June 2021 
Location
 Virtual Event, taking place on Zoom  

The 2021 Defence Command Paper, "Defence in a Competitive Age", outlines a vision for the UK Armed Forces to become, “one of the most integrated, digital, and agile forces in the world, projecting our influence and promoting our capabilities on the world stage across land, air, maritime, cyberspace and space. Multi-domain integration will underpin how we operate and fight. It will drive force experimentation, development and capability prioritisation.”

But what does this actually mean for the Front Line Commands (FLCs)?  And what steps are required to enable it?

Following opening remarks from thought leaders, this interactive workshop will use digital collaboration to facilitate a Lightning Decision Jam with representatives from across Defence in order to assess:

  • The opportunities for digital collaboration across FLCs
  • The challenges that need to be overcome
  • The synergies that can be exploited to accelerate its implementation, and thus enable multi-domain integration

All participants will then receive a report from the session proposing next steps for implementation within their FLCs.

08.30 Welcome from Nimbus Ninety

Richard Morgan, Founder Nimbus Ninety Defence

08.32 Opening remarks

  • Maj Gen Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Director Military Digitisation and Nimbus Ninety Members' Advisory Board Member
  • Mivy James, Digital Transformation Director, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Sandy Boxall, Director Defence Digitalisation, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
08.50 Breakout Rooms
  1. Royal Navy
  2. British Army
  3. Royal Air Force
  4. UK Strategic Command

09.35 Return to Main Room

Identify key challenges, actions and synergies

10.00 Close

A post-event report outlining key findings will be shared with all attendees

In partnership with:

BAE Systems

 

Major General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Director Strategy and Military Digitisation, Defence Digital, UK MOD

Tom Copinger Symes

Major General Tom Copinger-Symes joined the Royal Green Jackets (now The Rifles) in 1988 and has served on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2014 he formed and took command of 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade, before becoming the British Army’s Head of Operations. In late 2017 he led the “Information Manoeuvre” project; commissioned by the Army Board to consider how digitisation is changing the way the Army should fight in the 21st Century. From December 2017 to July 2019 he commanded Force Troops Command (now retitled 6th (UK) Division), where he was responsible for the Army’s specialist formations – including its Intelligence, Information Activities & Outreach, and Signals Brigades – and charged with taking Information Manoeuvre from concept to reality. In August 2019 he was appointed to the new post of Director Military Digitisation at Joint Forces Command, responsible for accelerating UK Defence's Digital Transformation and helping develop the MOD’s concept of Information Advantage.

Mivy James FBCS, Digital Transformation Director, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 

Mivy James

Mivy James has been an IT professional for 25 years. Having started her career as an analyst / programmer in defence and safety critical systems she is now Digital Transformation Director and Head of Consulting UK Government at BAE Systems. Her areas of interest include supporting government departments on their digital transformation journeys and adoption of agile ways of working. She is also a passionate advocate for STEM careers and is the founder of her organisation’s gender balance network.

Sandy Boxall, Director Defence Digitalisation, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 

Sandy Boxall

Sandy has worked in and around government and technology for nearly 20 years, focusing on issues ranging from Air Traffic Control training to cyber security products and data science solutions. As a Defence and Security Management Consultant at PA Consulting he specialised in strategy/business development and requirements management, primarily focused on Government, Defence and Technology.

At BAE Systems he is now responsible for Defence Digital Transformation. In this role he leads the company’s Defence Digital Transformation Mission, covering strategy and execution and including responsibility for the award winning NELSON project, which is a key part of the Navy Digital initiative.

Registration

Whilst the opening remarks are open to all, the workshops are only open to the Defence Members of our community. Membership is free and takes less than 5 minutes. As a member, you will have access to this and other complimentary events. Learn more

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