Calendar

Mar
14
Thu
2019
AFCEA West – Mar 2019 – National Cyber Security Centre @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Mar 14 @ 18:45 – 21:15

‘Painting Sunflowers’
making cyber space safe through small actions
– Presentation from an NCSC Senior –

The talk will take inspiration from Van Gogh and his impact on the world in such a short time. In 1882, he wrote to his brother Theo about drawing saying “For the great doesn’t happen by impulse alone, and is a succession of little things brought together…. and the great isn’t accidental; it must be willed”.
The speaker will talk about the combination of small things we can all do together to make a difference from inspiring others to join us in this endeavour to fixing things in our control. We too, have a short time to make an impact and paint our happy flowers.

AFCEA UK West 14March2019

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Presentation and dinner:

£25.00 (£12.50 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

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

See email to members 9 Jan for details

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

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
2019
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
2019
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

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

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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
2019
AFCEA London – May 2019 – NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova
May 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00

NCSC Hosted Meeting

Speaker from NCSC

May
9
Thu
2019
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

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

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

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

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

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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