Calendar

Oct
20
Thu
2022
AFCEA London – October 2022 – Virtual AGM
Oct 20 @ 17:00 – 18:00

AFCEA London Chapter – Virtual AGM.

The AFCEA London Chapter will be holding its Annual General Meeting and Election of Chapter Officers on Thursday 20th October at 17:00 hrs.  This will again be a virtual event and the Election notice will be sent out to current AFCEA London Chapter Members shown on the AFCEA International database as being affiliated to the London Chapter as at 31/08/2022.

Voting will be conducted via email with the results being announced during the virtual AGM

This short meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees and the closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 14th October 2022.  There will be no charge to attend and no guest speaker.

To register, please click here for direct access to the booking form.

You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking.  An MS Teams meeting hyperlink will be sent to those who register, along with some joining instructions.

Nov
2
Wed
2022
AFCEA London Chapter – November 2022 – SopraSteria – RAF Club @ RAF Club
Nov 2 @ 18:00 – 21:30

AFCEA London Chapter – Face to Face Meeting.

Our November meeting will held be on Wednesday 2nd November, when we will be very kindly hosted by SopraSteria.  Final details for the venue will be announced shortly.

Our Guest speaker for the evening will be John Linwood – CTO Defence Digital and the title of his talk will be “Getting the basics of digital transformation right – why focussing on the urgent is hurting our reputation”.   John will reflect on his experience from big digital transformation programmes outside of the MoD and outline some lessons for Defence and National Security.

With nearly 40 years’ experience, John is a senior technology executive and Board member, having successfully delivered large scale technology led transformation, innovation, and services for some of the biggest names in the technology industry including Microsoft, Yahoo and the BBC. John is also an experienced Non-Executive Director (with FTSE and AIM listed companies and a UK Government Agency) and a founder of 3 successful technology start-ups. His experience brings a high degree of technology, commercial and leadership ability operating at a global scale that has proven itself repeatedly throughout his career.

Nov
10
Thu
2022
*POSTPONED UNTIL 2023 – DATE TBD* AFCEA UK West Chapter – November 2022 – David Carroll – Managing Director, Nominet Cyber – Hub8 @ Hub8
Nov 10 @ 18:30 – 21:00

**IMPORTANT: This event has been postponed to 2023, date TBD**

AFCEA UK West Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting.

“Lessons from the UK protection against the SolarWinds hack”

Nominet Cyber delivers Protective DNS (PDNS) services to Government customers around the world.

The SolarWinds hack, one of the biggest cybersecurity breaches of the 21st century, was the major cyber event in 2020, not because a single company was breached, but because it triggered a much larger supply chain incident that affected thousands of organizations, including the U.S. government.

In this hack, suspected nation-state hackers that have been identified as a group known as Nobelium by Microsoft — and often simply referred to as the SolarWinds Hackers by other researchers — gained access to the networks, systems and data of thousands of SolarWinds customers. The breadth of the hack is unprecedented and one of the largest, if not the largest, of its kind ever recorded.

Why was the UK better prepared and less exposed than other nation states to this attack? David will share his insight and experience.

If interested, please contact Michael Jensen our events coordinator at  to confirm a place.

Dec
1
Thu
2022
AFCEA London Chapter – December 2022 – NCSC Hosted Meeting – Speaker TBA @ Nova South
Dec 1 @ 18:00 – 21:30

AFCEA London Chapter – Face to Face Meeting.

Our December meeting will held be on Thursday 1st December, when we will be very kindly hosted by NCSC at their London HQ in Nova South, 160 Victoria St  SW1E 5EB.  Details of the speaker will be announced shortly along with a short abstract of the presentation.

This will undoubtedly be a very popular meeting and we may need to limit the number of attendees.  We will therefore accept bookings on a first-come-first-served basis and will operate a waiting list if we are over-subscribed.

Dec
15
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK West Chapter – December 2022 – Air Cdre David Rowland – Chief of Defence AI Centre and Digital Foundry Interim SRO @ Hub8
Dec 15 @ 18:30 – 21:00

AFCEA UK West Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting.

Championing, Enabling & Innovating Defence Artificial Intelligence”

The Defence AI strategy outlined clear intent by MOD to investigate and exploit the opportunities AI presents from the business- to the battlespace.

Air Commodore Rowland will outline the strategy, approach, and current status of the Defence AI Centre initiative.

As cooperation with traditional and non-traditional Defence partners as well as academia is a key part of the strategy this event should be of high interest to our members with any interest in the topic of AI.

The details are, Thursday 15th December at The Hub8 facility in Cheltenham, starting at 1830 with drinks, followed by the talk and networking until 2100.  There will be a fee to cover locations costs, drinks and hot food.  If interested, please contact Michael Jensen our events coordinator at  to confirm a place.

Jan
20
Fri
2023
AFCEA London – January 2023 – BT – Central London @ BT
Jan 20 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter

BT are again very generously hosting our January 2023 AFCEA London Chapter meeting at a “prestigious central London venue”.  This is always a very popular event and it will be a great start the New Year, 2023!  Please note that 20th January is a FRIDAY and not our usual Thursday meeting.

Details of the speaker will be advised shortly.

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees.  The number of attendees will be limited, 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 – 13th January 2023.

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.

Feb
13
Mon
2023
AFCEA London – February 2023 – “Defence Cyber Marvel Two” – Cyber Exercise hosted by UK MoD @ MoD Main Building
Feb 13 @ 17:00 – 20:00

AFCEA London Chapter – Face to Face Meeting.

Billed as Western Europe’s largest cyber exercise, “Defence Cyber Marvel 2 – TacFwd” is being hosted by UK MoD.  The AFCEA London Chapter has been invited to attend a briefing on the evening of 13th February 2023 when we will be able to watch as power grids and battlefield robots are being hacked.  There will be dial in briefings from around the world.

“Defence Cyber Marvel 2 – TacFwd.  Visit the London based tactical forward headquarters, of Western Europe’s largest live fire cyber exercise.  Organised by a group of regular and reservists SMEs, who after 12 months of planning and build up activities, deliver this capstone event where the 36 competing military, x-government, industry and international teams get to experience what a bad day in Cyberspace means.  In a cyber fight tonight with the resources they have to hand.  Building digital war fighters ready for conflict in the asymmetric age.”

There will be a post-meeting networking drinks reception.

Bookings are now open, but please be aware that because of mandatory escorting logistics within MoD, numbers will be strictly limited to a maximum of 30 people.  This will undoubtedly be a very popular meeting, and bookings will be accepted on a first come first served basis.  We would like to encourage young grad trainees and apprentices to attend this event.

When booking, please indicate if you do NOT have a current MoD Clearance.  Simply add the words “NO Clearance” after you enter your details in the Govt Department or Military Organization or Company/​Role box. We do not need any further details.  This will enable us to determine the number of people who will require to be escorted whilst in the building.

Feb
23
Thu
2023
AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – February 2023 – Mike Hill, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Cabinet Office -Salisbury Guildhall @ Salisbury Guildhall
Feb 23 @ 18:00 – 23:00

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting

Mike Hill – Digital Transformation: Fixing the How, Accelerating the What

Within organisations often it can be all too easy to focus predominantly on the more visible elements of digital transformation; process automation, channel shift, AI/ML implementation. However starting from this perspective feels like looking at the wrong end of the telescope; starting with an answer, not a question. In order for digital transformation to be delivered successfully and sustainably we need to focus more on the How digital transformation can be delivered, which will accelerate the What.

Booking instructions and further information can be found in the PDF below. A copy can be downloaded here (opens in a new tab)

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Mar
2
Thu
2023
AFCEA London – March 2023 – TBC
Mar 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter – Face to Face Meeting.

Details to follow for this face to face meeting planned for Thursday 2nd March 2023.

May
4
Thu
2023
AFCEA London – May 2023 – TBC
May 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter – Face to Face Meeting.

Details to follow for this face to face meeting planned for Thursday 4th May 2023.