AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – September 2022 – Spinnaker Tower – Portsmouth @ Spinnaker Tower
Sep 29 @ 19:30 – 22:30

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting

The first AFCEA (UK) Southern Chapter event of the new 2022 / 23 season will be held on the 29th September 2022 at the iconic Spinnaker Tower venue in Portsmouth. Our Guest Speaker will be Maj Gen John Collyer, Chief Information Officer, Army Headquarters and the title of his presentation will be “Digital Competitiveness in the Land Environment – Challenge and Opportunity”.

Full details along with booking and payment information can be found in the document below. The document can also be downloaded here (opens in a new tab):

2022-09-29 AFCEA South Invitation
AFCEA London Chapter – October 2022 – IBM UK – London @ IBM
Oct 6 @ 18:00 – 21:30

AFCEA London Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting.

The second meeting for our 2022 / 2023 Season, will held be on Thursday 6th October. We are very kindly being hosted by IBM UK, at their 20 York Road, London SE1 7NDT offices, close to Waterloo Station and The London Eye.

The theme of the evening will be “Why is quantum computing strategically important in maintaining technological advantage? Why is it an attractive career option for young people today and what can we do to encourage more talent and investment into the sector?”

The format of the evening will be along the following lines:

There will be three 10 minute “Ted” short presentations from invited speakers. (Further details on the speakers will be announced shortly).

  • A Government speaker
  • An Industry speaker from VC/Investor background
  • A Young IBM Quantum Ambassador

Following the presentations, there will be a facilitated Q&A panel session.

Drinks and refreshments will be served and then guests will be invited to form into 3 groups for a quick tour of the following ‘topical’ demonstration areas:

  • Reinforcement Learning (AI racetrack) + Robotics (SPOT)
  • Mayflower Autonomous Ship (real world application of AI)
  • Quantum Computing

We know that this will be a very popular and absolutely fascinating evening at a great venue. Numbers will be limited to eighty people, on a first come first served basis, but we would encourage any corporate members to bring along a grad trainee or apprentice, who can attend at the mil / gov discounted rate.

AFCEA UK West Chapter – *Rearranged* September 2022 – Richard Bloomfield – Head EW & CBRN – DE&S @ DE&S
Oct 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is the rearranged meeting originally scheduled for Thursday 15th September

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

The first AFCEA (UK)West event will be held on the 13 Oct 22.

It will be held at the Innovation Bridge in Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Abbey Wood in Bristol, where we will be the guests of James Gavin and the Future Capability Group (FCG). There will be a talk presented by Richard Bloomfield, Head EW & CBRN and although a title is to be confirmed, it may well cover EW capabilities in light of international events.

Timings will be the usual, with the start at 1830 and finish by 2130.  Costs will be Non-Members £40, AFCEA members £30 and Civil-Service / Military £25. Drinks and a meal will be included in the price.  We would like to see more Corporates encouraging younger personnel to attend (e.g. grad trainees / apprentices – not just Biz Win / Biz Dev) and place the costs against training budgets as Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

This will be a popular event, but there will be a limit on numbers, so please register your interest with Mike Jensen, our new events coordinator @ , stating your membership status.

For this event will be undertaking due diligence checks for security purposes.

This is a great opening to the season, and I look forward to welcoming you then.

Full details and booking information can be found below or downloaded from here

AFCEA UK West 15Sept22 final
AFCEA Europe – Technet 2022 – Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day

“Artificial Intelligence: Indispensable for Future Planning and Execution of Military and Rescue Operations”

More Details at:

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.

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.

*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.

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.

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.

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.