Welcome to AFCEA UK

Forthcoming Events (all UK Chapters’ meetings, plus key AFCEA Europe conferences)…

Apr
4
Thu
AFCEA London – Apr 2019 – Monthly Meeting Young AFCEA Event @ Central London (TBC)
Apr 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Apr 2019 - Monthly Meeting Young AFCEA Event @ Central London (TBC) | England | United Kingdom

Monthly Meeting

Young AFCEA Event

This meeting in the South Kensington area is organised by the London Chapter Young AFCEA Sub-Committee.  Note that we are not publicising the exact venue, but full details will be disclosed in the joining instructions.

The format for the evening will be a series of lightning presentations given by members of 591 SU and also from PhD Candidates from Royal Holloway.  Following the presentations, there will be the usual informal networking reception.

This is another great opportunity for AFCEA Corporate Members to send Graduate Trainees or Apprentices to meet and network with their peers in the military and Industry and to broaden their knowledge and experience.  There is a maximum limit of 40 attendees, so preference in the first instance must be given to Young AFCEAns (i.e. aged under 35).  Places will be allocated on a first come – first served basis.  Bookings received from “not so young” AFCEAns will be put on a waiting list and places will be allocated as appropriate.  Payments for any bookings received which can’t be fulfilled will be refunded.

Apr
10
Wed
AFCEA South / RSI – Network Simulator Performance Speaker: David Newell, Senior Lecturer in Systems Integration, Bournemouth University @ Princess Mary Hall. Blandford
Apr 10 @ 16:15 – 17:30

Topic: Network Simulator Performance
Speaker: David Newell, Senior Lecturer in Systems Integration, Bournemouth University

Date: Wed 10 Apr
Time: 16:15 start
Venue: Princess Mary Hall, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 9RH

Registration: Via stating name, organisation and car details (make, colour, reg number)

 

Apr
11
Thu
AFCEA West – Apr 2019 – An Introduction to Superintelligent Machines – A New Threat – Clive Hudson (CEO, Programify Ltd) @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Apr 11 @ 18:45 – 21:15
AFCEA West - Apr 2019 - An Introduction to Superintelligent Machines – A New Threat - Clive Hudson (CEO, Programify Ltd) @ Brickhampton Golf Club | England | United Kingdom

An Introduction to Superintelligent Machines – A New Threat
Clive Hudson (CEO, Programify Ltd)

Mankind faces many existential threats such as nuclear war, large asteroid impacts, super volcanos and global warming to name a few. Superintelligent (SI) machines might seem like any other, but the most optimistic outcome is that they will irrevocably change what it means to be human.

This introduction starts with an explanation of what superintelligence is, how soon it could become a credible threat to national interests, who is most likely to develop the first SI machine and the likely impact those machines will have on individuals, businesses, governments and armed forces around the world.

Unlike conventional NBC-WMDs, weaponized SI (w-SI) machines must be pre-emptively deployed by the nation that gains first possession to prevent hostile states developing their own. While cyber warfare is currently experienced by many nations, less aggressive w-SI machines early in their development will likely use complex, loosely-coupled hybrid attacks that use concept warfare to de-radicalize general populations and to engineer regime changes while avoiding the use of conventional WMDs.
When humans are no longer the most intelligent species what happens to humanity? Should mankind relinquish its poor stewardship of this planet for their own sake? And perhaps most important, how the influence SI will have must depend entirely on which nation wins the SI race.

AFCEA UK West 11Apr2019

Click here to open/download poster and booking form

Presentation and dinner £25.00 (discount for active serving members)

  • Venue:

Brickhampton Golf Club
Cheltenham Road
Churchdown GL2 9QF

  • Timings:

Pre-meeting drinks 18:45
Presentation 19:30
Dinner approx 20:15

May
2
Thu
AFCEA London – May 2019 – NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova
May 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - May 2019 - NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova | England | United Kingdom

NCSC Hosted Meeting

Speaker from NCSC

May
9
Thu
AFCEA West – May 2019 – Cyber and Operational Resilience in the Era of Digital Banking – Andrew ‘Gudge’ Gudgeon @ Brickhampton Golf Club
May 9 @ 18:45 – 21:15
AFCEA West - May 2019 - Cyber and Operational Resilience in the Era of Digital Banking - Andrew 'Gudge' Gudgeon @ Brickhampton Golf Club | England | United Kingdom

Cyber and Operational Resilience in the Era of Digital Banking

Andrew ‘Gudge’ Gudgeon – Director of Operational Risk Oversight – Cyberspace, Resilience and Transformation Nationwide Building Society

Talk Details – A canter through the Sector-wide threat landscape and the business opportunities afforded by cyberspace and digitalisation, followed by an appreciation of the business decisions that benefit from cyber risk management.
Culminating in several case studies of significant cyber attacks and their impact on the Sector and why Operational Resilience is the focus at a national and business level.

AFCEA UK West 9May2019

Click here to open/download poster and booking form

Presentation and dinner £25.00 (discount for active serving members)

  • Venue:

Brickhampton Golf Club
Cheltenham Road
Churchdown GL2 9QF

  • Timings:

Pre-meeting drinks 18:45
Presentation 19:30
Dinner approx 20:15

May
22
Wed
AFCEA South / RSI – Computing in the Age of Hybrid Cloud – Salim Mehta @ Princess Mary Hall. Blandford
May 22 @ 16:15 – 17:30

COMPUTING IN THE AGE OF HYBRID CLOUD – a lecture by Salim Mehta

Date: Wed 22 May 2019
Time: 16:15 start
Venue: Princess Mary Hall, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 9RH

FREE

Registration: Via stating name, organisation and car details (make, colour, reg number)

 

Jun
6
Thu
AFCEA London – June 2019 – Project Zephyr – Ultra Persistent C4ISR from the Stratosphere – Dr Roger Tidswell @ Naval Club
Jun 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - June 2019 - Project Zephyr - Ultra Persistent C4ISR from the Stratosphere - Dr Roger Tidswell @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

Project Zephyr – Ultra Persistent C4ISR from the Stratosphere – Dr Roger Tidswell –

With its record-breaking flight in the summer of 2018, the Airbus Zephyr demonstrated the potential for ultra-persistence ISR, which offers a step change in military capability.  The presentation will provide an overview of the platform, CONOPS, payloads and applications, together with how to address the challenge of accessing data and intelligence, and data fusion with complementary data sources including satellite and manned aviation.

Dr Roger Tidswell has a technical background in materials and sensor physics and has worked with clients in sectors ranging from defence to government, energy, petrochemicals and international collaborative research.  He first started working with the Zephyr team in 2009 and has managed platform development and build projects.  He is currently working in Zephyr Business Development and Sales.

Jun
13
Thu
AFCEA West – June 2019 – Appreciation Dinner for John Kirby and Address by AFCEA Regional VP @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Jun 13 @ 18:45 – 21:15
AFCEA West - June 2019 - Appreciation Dinner for John Kirby and Address by AFCEA Regional VP @ Brickhampton Golf Club | England | United Kingdom

Address by AFCEA Regional VP and Appreciation Dinner for John Kirby

As you may know John Kirby has handed over as President after 12 years at the helm, during which time he has only ever missed three meetings. It would therefore seem fitting that we somehow mark his handover properly and say a big thank you to him for sterling efforts as President. To that end the Committee has suggested that the June event will be a relaxed affair in which we have a little longer in the bar for socialising and networking before going through for dinner.

AFCEA UK West 13June2019

Click here to open/download poster and booking form

Presentation and dinner £20.00 (discount for active serving members)

  • Venue:

Brickhampton Golf Club
Cheltenham Road
Churchdown GL2 9QF

  • Timings:

Pre-meeting drinks 18:45
Presentation 19:45
Dinner approx 20:15

Jun
19
Wed
AFCEA London – Jun 2019 – 5th AFCEA London Chapter Cyber Dinner @ Royal Holloway University London
Jun 19 @ 18:30 – 23:59

Booking for Dinner AND Accommodation on site now open…..

The AFCEA London traditional annual cyber dinner (the 5th such event) will be held in the historic setting of the Royal Holloway University of London’s Founders Building on 19th June 2019….

  • For individual places, please select the event
  • For a table booking:
    • please review the Ts&Cs below at the link (opens in new tab) – booking and payment  will constitute your agreement to these!
    • request an invoice, or use the ‘ad hoc / retrospective’ option (entering enough information to help us join up you, the payment and the event)

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For those people wanting to stay over after the Annual Cyber Dinner on 19th June, here are the details for on-campus accommodation:

  • There are 32 Premium rooms in Tuke Hall at a cost of £101.00 Bed & Breakfast – more rooms may be available if required.
  • There is a maximum of 36 Single En-Suite rooms in Runnymede 1 at a cost of £71.75 Bed & Breakfast.

All rooms are to be booked directly with the University using this link:  https://venue-booking.royalholloway.ac.uk/BnB/

The Promotional Code is AFCEA2019.

There may also be rooms available in The Hub, but these will be on a first come first served basis and the price will be room only.

In the event of any queries, please contact:

  • E:
  • +44 (0)1784 276190
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Egham, SURREY
  • TW20 0EX

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Cyber Dinner 2019 Ts & Cs
Jun
28
Fri
AFCEA London – Young Professionals in Defence – Summer Networking Reception @ Royal Aeronautical Society
Jun 28 @ 12:45 – 17:00
AFCEA London - Young Professionals in Defence - Summer Networking Reception @ Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society, Team Defence Information, AFCEA London Chapter and RUSI are collaborating for our 1st ‘Young Professionals in Defence’ Summer Networking Reception, which will be held on 28th June at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place in Mayfair. It will be an afternoon event, followed by an early evening networking reception, all aiming to celebrate, educate and inspire young professionals in defence.

More details, and booking options, will be updated on https://www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar/young-professionals-in-defence/ as they become available.

Jan
10
Thu
AFCEA London – Jan 2019 – BT – Central London @ BT Central London
Jan 10 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Jan 2019 - BT - Central London @ BT Central London | England | United Kingdom

A BT hosted event in “a prestigious central London venue”!

Our speaker is BT’s Peter Willis, Chief Researcher, Data Networks-  he will speak about Software Defined Networks – main innovations and how this will impact the defence sector.

 

As part of this special evening, AFCEA London will be taking the opportunity to make donations to one of BT’s nominated Defence-related charities and also to the AFCEA UK Academic Trust.  This year, the BT nominated Charity is the RAF Benevolent Fund, which is rather fitting in the 100th anniversary year of the RAF.

Update 10 Dec – now fully subscribed – waiting list in operation – email to join the waiting list!

Feb
7
Thu
AFCEA London – Feb 2019 – UK Cloud @ "One Alfred Place"
Feb 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Feb 2019 - UK Cloud @ "One Alfred Place" | England | United Kingdom

Our February meeting is being hosted by UK Cloud and the speaker for the evening will be David Lawford-Mee. David’s thought provoking presentation will be on “Making Cloud work for defence”. There will be a networking drinks reception following the presentation.

Feb
19
Tue
AFCEA London’s biennial CIS conference – “Delivering Information Advantage?” @ The IET, London @ IET Savoy Place
Feb 19 all-day
AFCEA London’s biennial CIS conference - “Delivering Information Advantage?” @ The IET, London @ IET Savoy Place | England | United Kingdom

This event now has its own microsite -this page should redirect to https://uk.afceachapters.org/defcis2019, or  you can go directly from here

Bookings close 1700 Monday 11 February 2019

 

Mar
7
Thu
AFCEA London – Mar 2019 – Dr Stuart Eves – British Interplanetary Society “The Future Is Out Of This World” The future of space technology @ Naval Club
Mar 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Dr Stuart Eves PhD, FRAS, FBIS– British Interplanetary Society

“The Future Is Out Of This World”

The future of space technology

Please note that the dress code for gentlemen is business suit / jacket & tie and the equivalent for ladies. No jeans, t-shirts or trainers.

Stuart Eves is a satellite-system engineer. He has recently formed his own consultancy company after spending 14 years with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and 16 years with the UK Ministry Of Defence.

During his time with the MOD, Stuart initiated the TopSat satellite programme, which established a new world record for “resolution per mass of satellite”, and for a time formed part of the space gallery at the Science Museum.

He has recently published Space Traffic Control, a book which describes the measures needed to maintain the space environment and protect satellites from both natural hazards and man-made threats such as space debris.

Stuart has an MSc in Astrophysics, a PhD in constellation design, and has been a fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society for more than 25 years.  He takes an active interest in all things space and is thus best described as an “astro-nut”!

Mar
18
Mon
AFCEA London – Mar 2019 – Young AFCEA event at RAF Waddington, Lincs @ RAF Waddington
Mar 18 @ 17:00 – Mar 19 @ 15:00
AFCEA London - Mar 2019 - Young AFCEA event at RAF Waddington, Lincs @ RAF Waddington | Waddington | England | United Kingdom

See email to members 9 Jan for details

Apr
4
Thu
AFCEA London – Apr 2019 – Monthly Meeting Young AFCEA Event @ Central London (TBC)
Apr 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Apr 2019 - Monthly Meeting  Young AFCEA Event @ Central London (TBC) | England | United Kingdom

Monthly Meeting

Young AFCEA Event

This meeting in the South Kensington area is organised by the London Chapter Young AFCEA Sub-Committee.  Note that we are not publicising the exact venue, but full details will be disclosed in the joining instructions.

The format for the evening will be a series of lightning presentations given by members of 591 SU and also from PhD Candidates from Royal Holloway.  Following the presentations, there will be the usual informal networking reception.

This is another great opportunity for AFCEA Corporate Members to send Graduate Trainees or Apprentices to meet and network with their peers in the military and Industry and to broaden their knowledge and experience.  There is a maximum limit of 40 attendees, so preference in the first instance must be given to Young AFCEAns (i.e. aged under 35).  Places will be allocated on a first come – first served basis.  Bookings received from “not so young” AFCEAns will be put on a waiting list and places will be allocated as appropriate.  Payments for any bookings received which can’t be fulfilled will be refunded.

May
2
Thu
AFCEA London – May 2019 – NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova
May 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - May 2019 - NCSC Hosted Meeting  Speaker TBA @ Nova | England | United Kingdom

NCSC Hosted Meeting

Speaker from NCSC

Jun
6
Thu
AFCEA London – June 2019 – Project Zephyr – Ultra Persistent C4ISR from the Stratosphere – Dr Roger Tidswell @ Naval Club
Jun 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - June 2019 - Project Zephyr - Ultra Persistent C4ISR from the Stratosphere - Dr Roger Tidswell @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

Project Zephyr – Ultra Persistent C4ISR from the Stratosphere – Dr Roger Tidswell –

With its record-breaking flight in the summer of 2018, the Airbus Zephyr demonstrated the potential for ultra-persistence ISR, which offers a step change in military capability.  The presentation will provide an overview of the platform, CONOPS, payloads and applications, together with how to address the challenge of accessing data and intelligence, and data fusion with complementary data sources including satellite and manned aviation.

Dr Roger Tidswell has a technical background in materials and sensor physics and has worked with clients in sectors ranging from defence to government, energy, petrochemicals and international collaborative research.  He first started working with the Zephyr team in 2009 and has managed platform development and build projects.  He is currently working in Zephyr Business Development and Sales.

Jun
19
Wed
AFCEA London – Jun 2019 – 5th AFCEA London Chapter Cyber Dinner @ Royal Holloway University London
Jun 19 @ 18:30 – 23:59

Booking for Dinner AND Accommodation on site now open…..

The AFCEA London traditional annual cyber dinner (the 5th such event) will be held in the historic setting of the Royal Holloway University of London’s Founders Building on 19th June 2019….

  • For individual places, please select the event
  • For a table booking:
    • please review the Ts&Cs below at the link (opens in new tab) – booking and payment  will constitute your agreement to these!
    • request an invoice, or use the ‘ad hoc / retrospective’ option (entering enough information to help us join up you, the payment and the event)

++++
For those people wanting to stay over after the Annual Cyber Dinner on 19th June, here are the details for on-campus accommodation:

  • There are 32 Premium rooms in Tuke Hall at a cost of £101.00 Bed & Breakfast – more rooms may be available if required.
  • There is a maximum of 36 Single En-Suite rooms in Runnymede 1 at a cost of £71.75 Bed & Breakfast.

All rooms are to be booked directly with the University using this link:  https://venue-booking.royalholloway.ac.uk/BnB/

The Promotional Code is AFCEA2019.

There may also be rooms available in The Hub, but these will be on a first come first served basis and the price will be room only.

In the event of any queries, please contact:

  • E:
  • +44 (0)1784 276190
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Egham, SURREY
  • TW20 0EX

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Cyber Dinner 2019 Ts & Cs
Jun
28
Fri
AFCEA London – Young Professionals in Defence – Summer Networking Reception @ Royal Aeronautical Society
Jun 28 @ 12:45 – 17:00
AFCEA London - Young Professionals in Defence - Summer Networking Reception @ Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society, Team Defence Information, AFCEA London Chapter and RUSI are collaborating for our 1st ‘Young Professionals in Defence’ Summer Networking Reception, which will be held on 28th June at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place in Mayfair. It will be an afternoon event, followed by an early evening networking reception, all aiming to celebrate, educate and inspire young professionals in defence.

More details, and booking options, will be updated on https://www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar/young-professionals-in-defence/ as they become available.