AFCEA UK West Chapter – Virtual Meeting.
**Please note that due to the worsening Covid situation, our previously scheduled meeting at Brickhampton Golf Club on 13th January 2022 has been cancelled and we will hold a virtual meeting instead.**
Our Guest speaker will be Reid Derby – Strategic Advisor on Innovation and Technology at Golden Valley Development. The title of Reid’s presentation is “Mission Driven Innovation in Cheltenham and Beyond: Your place in Golden Valley and the Cyber Tech Ecosystem”.
The Golden Valley Development will create a vibrant pioneering Garden Community integrating hi- tech business, residential and leisure uses. At its heart will be Cyber Central: the UK home of cyber, digital and creative sectors arising from Cheltenham’s international reputation for leadership in cyber innovation. With a significant development site adjacent to GCHQ in a highly accessible location with great connectivity, the opportunity exists to create a destination of global significance. It will require the highest standards of environmental sustainability integrating exemplar homes as part of a thriving and inclusive campus and garden community, defined by its quality in design, public spaces and approach to connectivity both digitally and physically”. Reid will be looking into what this really means and the opportunities for industry across the West of England.
The Meeting will be free for AFCEA Members but there may be a charge for non-members, once the Virtual package has been finalised.
For further information see below.AFCEA UK West 13Jan21 V1
AFCEA London Chapter
**Please note that we have reached maximum numbers for this event so we cannot take any more bookings**
BT are again very generously hosting our January AFCEA London Chapter meeting at a “prestigious central London venue”. This is always a very popular event and will be a great start the New Year, 2022!
Our speaker for the evening will be Maj Gen (rtd) Jonathan (Jon) Cole – Director, Defence – BT Enterprise and the topic his presentation will be BT’s Sustainability agenda. Jonathan will build out from the recently launched BT Manifesto and also weave in some other perspectives of how they will achieve this. See here for more information (opens a new web page).
Jonathan (Jon) Cole is the BT Director for Defence, operating as a part of BT Enterprise. He leads the Profit and Loss account, which includes business development, sales, major bids, service operations and contract management. His business unit currently provides services to Ministry of Defence through Defence Fixed Telecommunications System (DFTS) and Integrated User Services (IUS) and some other contracts that are crucial to Defence’s role.
Jon is excited to be leading his team at a time of great change for Defence. He is committed to working with his customers and partners to help deliver a modern, secure digital backbone that users can exploit in many ways in pursuit of the national interest.
Prior to joining BT he completed a 35 year career in the British Army, culminating at Major General as the Army’s Director for Information, which included being Chief Information Officer at Board level. He had a wide range of operational, policy and acquisition roles, predominantly in Digital & Information Technology, Intelligence and Security.
A Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology, he has a BEng(Hons) in Electronics, an MSc in Defence Technology, and an MA in International Security and Strategy.
This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees. Due to Covid security precautions currently in place at the venue, the number of attendees will be limited to a maximum of 54 people. Understandably, this is much lower than in previous years, so places will be offered on a first come first served basis. In fairness to all, only one booking per person will be accepted. In the event that we are over-subscribed, we will operate a waiting list. Any unsuccessful bookings will be notified and refunded.
On-line bookings for this event will close sharp at 17:00 – 21st January.
To register, click here for direct access to the booking form. You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking and Joining Instructions will be sent out a few days before the event.
Please note that booking fees for all face-to-face meetings in 2022 have been increased by £5 across the board. Click here for conditions regarding preferential rates. We will be honouring existing pre-paid tickets for those who have them banked.
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AFCEA London Chapter – TriCyCIS 2022 Conference & Dinner
This year, our theme will be Accelerating Into The Information Age – Innovation, Integration, Implementation
It is three years on from our last TriCyCIS Conference and we are now bombarded with things like Integrated Review, Integrated Operating Concept and Multi-Domain Integration. TriCyCIS 2022 will probe some of the challenges in implementing these things in the realms of Cyber and CIS – what is speculative, what is achievable, how we might do it (and what benefits it will bring!).
Further details and links to a new dedicated event microsite will follow shortly.
Delegate bookings for this event, or individual seats for the dinner, are now open.
For corporate enquiries about exhibitor space, or tables at the dinner, please use the email link above.