Calendar

Feb
24
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – February 2022 – Brigadier Dan Cheesman CBE RM, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Navy @ The Gurkha Museum
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 21:00

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter Event.

With the last AFCEA Southern Chapter event at Spinnaker Tower back in early September 2021 fast becoming a distant memory, we thought that it was time for another get together!  We were planning to hold an event in mid-January, but the pre-Christmas arrival of Omicron forced us to hit the pause button.  With Covid restrictions now easing, we feel that we can finally launch our next event.  We are pleased to announce that next AFCEA Southern Chapter meeting will take place on Thursday 24 February at the Gurkha Museum in Winchester.  We are very fortunate to have Brigadier Dan Cheesman CBE RM, the Royal Navy’s CTO, as our guest speaker and his talk is entitled ‘The pace of change and the Royal Navy’.  There will also be an opportunity to have a short tour of the Gurkha Museum and to enjoy some delights of Nepalese cuisine, whilst settling into conversation with colleagues from the defence and security sector across the AFCEA Southern Chapter region.

Brig Cheeseman’s presentation will be ranging wide and deep across the modern Royal Navy and its embrace of technology in an exponential world. Topics will include the Integrated Review, digitisation, autonomy in all environments, novel weapons lethality, modularity (Navy PODS), new commercial models, Type 32, Future Commando Force, Future Maritime Aviation Force, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, quantum time and more.

The running and management of this event will be governed by any Covid restrictions that may remain in place at the venue and the numbers of attendees may be limited accordingly.

For further information and booking details, please see the information below.  A version of the PDF can be downloaded here.

20220224 AFCEA South Calling Notice
Mar
3
Thu
2022
AFCEA London Chapter – March 2022 – Air Cdre David Rowland – SRO for the Digital Foundry and Defence Artificial Intelligence Centre **TICKETS SOLD OUT** @ RAF Club
Mar 3 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Event

Our March monthly Chapter Meeting will be held at the RAF Club in Piccadilly on 3rd March 2022. Our guest speaker will be Air Cdre David Rowland – SRO for the Digital Foundry and Defence Artificial Intelligence Centre.  The title of Air Cdre Rowland’s presentation will be “Building Defence’s Digital Foundry and Artificial Intelligence Centre” and a brief abstract and bio will follow shortly.

The running and management of this event will be governed by any Covid restrictions that may remain in place at the venue and the numbers of attendees may be limited accordingly.

Mar
10
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK West Chapter – March 2022 – with CyNam @ Pittville Pump Room
Mar 10 @ 17:00 – 21:00

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

Our next in-person meeting will be held on the 10 March and will be in run conjunction with CyNam.  The topic will be “Ecosystems, Collaboration and Partnership:  What next for our thriving cyber-tech ecosystem?”

This is a free to attend meeting, which will be held at the Pittville Pump Room. E Approach Dr, Cheltenham GL52 3JE.

You can Register Here  for more information and to sign up for the event.

Apr
5
Tue
2022
AFCEA UK West Chapter – April 2022 – Colonel Mark Cornell, Asst Hd Army Digital Services, The Army Software and Analytics House, Army HQ @ Hub8 Brewery
Apr 5 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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

Our April meeting will be held on Tuesday 5th April (please note the change of date to avoid the Easter break).  We will once again be back at the Brickhampton Golf Club and our guest speaker for the evening will be Col Mark Cornell, Assistant Head Army Digital Services, The Army Software and Analytics House, Army HQ.  The title of his presentation will be “Culture and Leadership in software development: the drive towards empowered teams”.

Please find the Calling Notice below, which you can also download a copy of here

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Apr
6
Wed
2022
AFCEA London Chapter – April 2022 – Air Cdre Michael Baulkwill – Combat Air Force Commander – RAF Club @ RAF Club
Apr 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting.

Our April monthly Chapter Meeting will be held at the RAF Club in Piccadilly on WEDNESDAY 6th April 2022.  Please note that this is not our traditional first Thursday.

The format of the evening will differ slightly from the norm, which we hope will encourage even more discussion during the Q&A sessions and continue into the informal networking reception.

The main speaker will be Air Cdre Michael Baulkwill – Combat Air Force Commander – and the title of his presentation will be “Operations in a Complex, Denied and Degraded Air Environment”.  Given the current world events, this could, perhaps, be the most relevant presentation of the year so far.

Following on from the Air Cdre, there will be two short “TED” style talks, each reflecting the main speaker’s theme:

•             Wg Cdr Holly Smith – SO1 C4ISR Programmes at NWD

•             A speaker from Adarga

This meeting has been organised by our Emerging Leader (EL) sub-committee. However, all Members and Guests are welcome to attend. Please draw this to the attention of a more diverse cohort of staff within your respective organisations and help us to be more relevant to them.

The running and management of this event will be governed by any Covid restrictions that may remain in place at the venue and the numbers of attendees may be limited accordingly.

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.

On-line bookings for this event will close sharp at 17:00 – 1st April 2022.

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.

May
5
Thu
2022
AFCEA London Chapter – May 2022 – Brig Niall Stokoe – ACOS J6 – PJHQ @ ICCY
May 5 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting.

We are delighted to make a return visit to the ICCY venue in Chancery Lane, which was our regular meeting place some years ago.  The guest speaker will be Brig Niall Stokoe – ACOS J6 – PJHQ.  The title and a short abstract of his presentation will follow shortly.

The running and management of this event will be governed by any Covid restrictions that may remain in place at the venue and the numbers of attendees may be limited accordingly.

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.

On-line bookings for this event will close sharp at 17:00 – 29th April 2022.

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.

May
12
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK West Chapter – May 2022 – Peter Wilson – Public Sector CTO for EMEA, Pegasystems Inc @ Hub8 Brewery
May 12 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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

Our May meeting will be held on Thursday 12th May. We will once again be back at the Hub8 Brewery and our guest speaker for the evening will be. The title of his presentation will be Peter Wilson – Public Sector CTO for EMEA, Pegasystems Inc. The title of his presentation will be “The Evolution of Government Digital Services”.

Peter was formerly HMRC Head of Solution Architecture and Feasibility Study Lead on the UKs first Major Digital Service Self-Assessment Online

Please find the Calling Notice below, which you can also download a copy of here

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May
17
Tue
2022
AFCEA Europe – Technet International 2022 – BluePoint, Brussels
May 17 – May 18 all-day

“”Peering into the Crystal Ball – New Trends in Defence and Security IT””

More Details at: https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/7015/

May
25
Wed
2022
AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – May 2022 – Bombay Sapphire Distillery @ Bombay Sapphire Distillery
May 25 @ 18:30 – 22:30

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter Event.

The next AFCEA UK Southern Chapter event is taking place at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery on Wednesday 25 May.  The distillery is in Laverstoke, between Whitchurch and Overton in North Hampshire.  The speakers for the event will be Amanda Shakir from DSTL and Robin Fisk from NEXOR.  They will be talking about the Single Information Environment research project and other projects within the DSTL information and intelligence portfolio.

Complimentary welcome drinks will be served from 6pm in the iconic glasshouses, before we proceed inside at 6.30pm to hear the keynote speakers followed by a Q&A session.

A further complimentary drink will be served as we then proceed into the Mill Bar for a buffet supper alongside a cash bar.  During the evening, Bombay Sapphire are also offering a 15-minute gin ‘mini-Masterclass’ to those who wish to discover more about the art of mixing gin cocktails.  For anyone who doesn’t wish to take part in the ‘mini-Masterclass,’ there is an opportunity to deduct £10 off your ticket price.

To encourage new attendees, we are also offering a £10 discount to those who have never attended an AFCEA South event previously.  Please pass on details of the event to colleagues who may never have heard of AFCEA South and encourage them to come along at a discounted price!

For further details and booking / payment instructions, please see the document below. A copy can be downloaded here.

20220525 AFCEA South Calling Notice
Jun
7
Tue
2022
AFCEA London – June 2022 – Emerging Leader / Young AFCEA – RAF Cyber Day @ RAF Air Command
Jun 7 @ 11:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting.

The AFCEA London Chapter ‘Emerging Leaders/Young AFCEA’ sub-committee have organised a fantastic event at RAF High Wycombe, on 7 June 2022.  Our previous event originally scheduled for March 2019 was cancelled due to COVID, but we’re back again with a fantastic event.

This is a great taster for RAF life and gives you a real appreciation for RAF Digital and other technical elements of the RAF.  Please see the attached ‘Poster’ for more information.

  • Come to RAF High Wycombe and learn from our 2 Star Chief Digital Information Officer on his strategy for the RAF going forward.
  • Personnel from 591 Signals Unit from RAF Digby will be doing a demonstration on Cyber Threat Awareness and Defensive Monitoring in Cyber.
  • The Station Commander will come to talk and give an introduction to RAF life.
  • You will get to visit ‘Bomber’ Harris’ Office that he used in World War 2, and the tunnels he and others used to get around the camp during the war.
  • You will get a brief from a Cyberspace Professional, who works within Space Command, to give you a brief of the unit and his role in RAF Space domain.
  • You will learn from people who work in RAF Digital about their roles and different pathways for your opposite numbers in the military.

Finally, we will be heading to the Station’s beautiful Officers’ Mess for a networking session, with drinks provided.  A great opportunity to expand your network into different industries and businesses – including the military.

The cost for the event will be £30 per person and places are limited to a maximum of 30 attendees.

To register in the first instance, please email Flight Lieutenant Wesley Gaunt () with your name(s) and organisation.  Further administrative details including how to pay, will then be provided.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible, but in fairness to all, we can’t take more than 10 people from any one organisation.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please act quickly to avoid disappointment.

For further details and booking instructions, please see the document below. A copy can be downloaded here.

AFCEA London – RAF Cyber Day – Air Command – 7 June 2022