Calendar

Nov
7
Thu
2019
AFCEA London – November 2019 -Home Office Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) & Vivace programme @ The Naval Club
Nov 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Home Office Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) & Vivace programme

ACE was set up early in 2017 and is powered by Vivace, its industry community, to meet the Home Office’s requirement for mission-led innovation. It was established to bring industry and academia closer to government and law enforcement agencies, and stimulate the flow of innovative, agile and flexible solutions to problems in the digital communications space.

Nov
14
Thu
2019
AFCEA West – Nov 2019 – Brig Richard Spencer, Head of Portfolio Delivery, Weapons Operating Centre at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) “The MORPHEUS Journey and what we have learnt from the Bowman experience” @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Nov 14 @ 18:45 – 21:15

Brig Richard Spencer, Head of Portfolio Delivery
Weapons Operating Centre at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)
“The MORPHEUS Journey and what we have learnt from the Bowman experience”

This is a place/dateholder for the event – more details will be added as they become available!

  • Venue:

Brickhampton Golf Club
Cheltenham Road
Churchdown GL2 9QF

  • Timings:

Pre-meeting drinks 18:45
Presentation 19:45
Dinner approx 20:15

Nov
21
Thu
2019
AFCEA South / RSI – Delivering Software to the Warfighter to Ensure Mission Success @ National Cyber Security Centre
Nov 21 @ 10:20 – 16:30

Delivering Software to the Warfighter to Ensure Mission Success

It has been said that “Software is eating the world” and this is reflected in our everyday environment as evidenced by John Lewis, who consider themselves a software company and noting that NETFLIX only exists in a virtual world.  How does Defence operate securely, assuredly and ethically in such an environment?  More pertinently, how does the Royal Signals get on the front foot when operating, delivering and maintaining capability whose software systems are secure by design, ethically constructed and provisioned at a pace which will deliver new software into the hands of the Warfighter to ensure mission success?

An RSI Seminar addressing the above issues will be held on 21st November at the London headquarters of the National Cyber Security Centre 1020hrs -1630hrs.  Speakers will include senior representatives from MOD, the NCSC and leading companies from Industry such as Microsoft, IBM, ESRI etc.

Date: 21 Nov 2019
Time: 10:20 start
Venue: National Cyber Security Centre, Nova South, 160 Victoria St, London, SW1E 5LB

Registration:

This event is free to RSI Members and AFCEA Members.  AFCEA Members MUST provide a current and valid membership number with their bid to attend.  If you are not a member of either organisation, there will be a £50 charge to cover catering costs.  All bids to attend should be submitted to either or to .  Please note that attendees must be confirmed in advance of the event and must bring photographic proof of identity on the day (i.e. mil / gov ID, driving license or passport).  Company ID is not acceptable.

Note:  There are no car parking facilities at the venue.

As this is not an AFCEA run and managed event, all enquiries should be directed to Phil or Alison.

RSI Nov 2019 seminar pdf trifold v1.1

To download the flyer – click here – opens in a new tab

Dec
3
Tue
2019
AFCEA London – December 2019 – AFCEA London Chapter Corporate Networking Reception @ The Naval Club
Dec 3 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter Corporate Networking Reception

Our December meeting will take the form of a pre-Christmas networking & social function and we would encourage our regular Corporate attendees to invite their senior management along. These events are always popular, so book early as space is limited.

Please note the change of day and date, in order to de-conflict with another event which is on the 5th December.

Feb
6
Thu
2020
AFCEA London – February 2020 – hosted by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence @ Blue Fin Building, Bankside
Feb 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London – February 2020 – hosted by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

AFCEA London Chapter Meeting– 6th February 2020 – hosted by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Our sixth meeting of the season is very kindly being hosted by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence at their offices in the Blue Fin Building, Bankside. The guest speakers for the evening will be a cyber analyst from RUSI, the Deputy Director from the National Cyber Deception Lab (NCDL) and a threat intelligence specialist from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

Their presentations will take the form of short SME briefs, followed by a Q&A panel:

1. The Strategic Focus for Cyber Security in the UK post-2021 – Ms Sneha Dawda – RUSI Cyber Analyst

2. Putting deception at the heart of a proactive cyber defence strategy: Mr Rob Black – Deputy Director National Cyber Deception Lab (NCDL)

3. A discussion of how threat actors have responded to public disclosure of their activities, illustrated with examples from the evolving threat landscape. Mr James Muir – BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

This fascinating evening will be rounded off by the usual informal networking reception.

Bookings will close at 17:00hrs on Friday 31st January 2020.

Feb
13
Thu
2020
AFCEA West – Feb 2020 – Maj N K Hannan VR – SO2 Cyber Exercises (Overseas) LIAG, Joint Forces Cyber Group – “Hacker Troop: 20 years of Cyber Security Excellence” @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Feb 13 @ 18:45 – 21:15

Maj N K Hannan VR – SO2 Cyber Exercises (Overseas) LIAG, Joint Forces Cyber Group –
“Hacker Troop: 20 years of Cyber Security Excellence”

The Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG) has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1999, it has delivered specialist information assurance and cyber security capability to the MoD in the UK, in operational theatres and worldwide. Maj Noel Hannan, a member of LIAG since 2006, has written its unit history, HACKER TROOP, copies of which will be available to purchase on the evening. His talk will cover the unit’s creation and first deployments, as well as examining its role in underpinning the modern concept of a cyber reserve embraced by NATO and nations worldwide.

  • Venue:

Brickhampton Golf Club
Cheltenham Road
Churchdown GL2 9QF

  • Timings:

Pre-meeting drinks 18:45
Presentation 19:30
Dinner approx 20:20

Please see the event flyer and booking form below. To download a copy, please click here – opens in a new tab

AFCEA UK West 13Feb2020 Form
Jul
30
Thu
2020
AFCEA UK -July 2020 – Virtual Meeting
Jul 30 @ 17:00 – 20:00

AFCEA UK – Virtual Meeting

After a few months’ absence, our first ever AFCEA London Chapter “virtual meeting” will be held on Thursday 30th July 2020, at 17:00. Ciaran Martin, the outgoing CEO of the NCSC will give a short “fireside chat” followed by a brief Q&A session. Ciaran needs absolutely no introduction, but we are delighted that he has been able to make time in his very busy schedule to talk to us, just before he retires. It should be fascinating.

This is a free event for AFCEA members and guests, but in order to be able to attend, you must pre-register by booking on line at https://uk.afceachapters.org/london-bookpay/

Oct
1
Thu
2020
AFCEA London – October 2020 – Virtual Meeting
Oct 1 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

Our meeting on 1st October will commence with a short virtual AGM.  Details of the Election of Officers and Committee have already been circulated by email to those eligible to vote.

Our Guest Speaker for the rest of the evening will be Alan Mears, Associate Director – Deloitte LLP.  The title of his presentation will be “Thinking the Opposite Direction.  Understanding, anticipating and disrupting how adversaries might assess and prioritise operational opportunities and actions through Space”  This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session.

As a Chapter, we have covered a lot of ground regarding cyber security as it relates to “terrestrial” assets, but we have not looked at cyber threats to space and satellites, so this will be a fascinating presentation.

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees. Persons not on the official list will not be admitted.

To register, go to AFCEA UK Website here: https://uk.afceachapters.org and click on “Tickets” in the October Meeting box.

  • Click through to the Secure Booking Form
  • Select the AFCEA UK West Virtual Meeting – 1st October option and tick the GDPR box
  • Under Payment Options, complete the details for the person making the booking and select the “Free virtual event / use prepaid voucher” option
  • Under the Tickets being booked section, if you know your AFCEA membership number click Industry Member Qty 1.  Non-Members click Qty 1 in the Non-Member box.  Mil / Gov use the MoD / Gov / Student box.  This opens up the Attendee Names details boxes further down.  YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED, so long as you have selected the Free virtual event payment option (see above)
  • Scroll down to the Use Prepaid Tickets section, select one ticket and insert “1st October Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
  • Complete the Attendee Name section
  • Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
  • Click on the Submit button

You will receive a manually generated confirmation email of your booking.

Dec
1
Tue
2020
AFCEA London – December 2020 – Virtual Meeting
Dec 1 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

The Guest Speaker for our meeting on 1st December will be Wg Cdr Ben Sharp – SO1 Space Capability Delivery, HQ Air Command.  The title of his presentation will be “What next for Space in the MOD?”  and will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session.  This promises to be a fascinating presentation and follows on very neatly from some questions and comments raised during our 1st October meeting.  It should appeal to both Young AFCEANs and long-established regular members alike.

Wing Commander Ben Sharp is a Royal Air Force Engineer Officer, whose career has focused on enabling the command and control of British military operations, in the UK and worldwide.  An advocate for information-led decision making, he has led large teams of personnel and negotiated at an inter-governmental level to deliver information systems critical to supporting frontline personnel and theatre commanders alike.  On graduation from the Defence Academy’s Advanced Command and Staff Course in 2019, he returned to Headquarters Air Command to join the rapidly expanding team that is delivering space capability for the RAF.

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees. Persons not on the official list will not be admitted.

To register, go to AFCEA UK Website here: https://uk.afceachapters.org and click on “Tickets” in the December Meeting box.

  • Click through to the Secure Booking Form
  • Select the AFCEA UK London Virtual Meeting – 1st December option and tick the GDPR box
  • Under Payment Options, complete the details for the person making the booking and select the “Free virtual event / use prepaid voucher” option
  • Under the Tickets being booked section, if you know your AFCEA membership number click Industry Member Qty 1.  Non-Members click Qty 1 in the Non-Member box.  Mil / Gov use the MoD / Gov / Student box.  This opens up the Attendee Names details boxes further down.  YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED, so long as you have selected the Free virtual event payment option (see above)
  • Scroll down to the Use Prepaid Tickets section, select one ticket and insert “1st December Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
  • Complete the Attendee Name section
  • Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
  • Click on the Submit button

You will receive a manually generated confirmation email of your booking.

The closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 27th November 2020

Jan
14
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – January 2021 – Virtual Meeting
Jan 14 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

Unfortunately, due the current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, we are unable to make what has become a very popular and much appreciated pilgrimage to “a very prominent BT Venue”.  BT are still very keen to continue their support for AFCEA in the UK  and so our Speaker for our meeting on 14th January will be Dr Nicola Millard.  Nicola is a BT psychologist with BT Enterprise and her talk will be along the lines of “people, technology and the future of work”.   With many people still being encouraged to work from home and an increasing number of corporates significantly downsizing their office space requirements, this should be fascinating evening – sadly without the view from the top of the Tower! ☹  The up-side is that there will be no risk of anyone getting stuck in the lift!

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees. Persons not on the official list will not be admitted.

To register, go to AFCEA UK Website here: https://uk.afceachapters.org and click on “Tickets” in the January Meeting box.

  • Click through to the Secure Booking Form
  • Select the AFCEA UK London Virtual Meeting – 14th January option and tick the GDPR box
  • Under Payment Options, complete the details for the person making the booking and select the “Free virtual event / use prepaid voucher” option
  • Under the Tickets being booked section, if you know your AFCEA membership number click Industry Member Qty 1.  Non-Members click Qty 1 in the Non-Member box.  Mil / Gov use the MoD / Gov / Student box.  This opens up the Attendee Names details boxes further down.  YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED, so long as you have selected the Free virtual event payment option (see above)
  • Scroll down to the Use Prepaid Tickets section, select one ticket and insert “14th January Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
  • Complete the Attendee Name section
  • Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
  • Click on the Submit button

You will receive a manually generated confirmation email of your booking.

The closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 8th January 2021