Calendar

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
Jun
14
Tue
2022
AFCEA UK West Chapter – June 2022 – Steve Hyde – Multi Domain Integration Head, Integrated Battlespace Operating Centre – DE&S @ Hub8 Brewery
Jun 14 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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

We reach the final event of the season, and we are going to end it with style – but please note the change of day and date to Tuesday 14th June. We are very fortunate to have Mr Steve Hyde, the Multi Domain Integration (MDI) Head, within the Integrated Battlespace Operating Centre at DE&S, to come along and talk about MDI.  Although MDI are the current buzz words around the MOD, many may still wonder what does it really mean and what does it involve?  Now is the opportunity for you to gain an insight from one of the leading MOD authorities on the subject.  The synopsis for the event is:“Multi Domain Integration (MDI) – Challenges & Opportunities. This presentation will cover what is MDI from a high level strategic and concept perspective around achieving greater integration; it will outline programme structure and approach to MDI as a Change Programme; it will then focus on the MDI Design Authority challenges and opportunities, including engagement with Industry to explore the challenges and opportunities.”For anyone who wants to get up to speed on the latest developments on this subject, then this event is not to be missed.The details are, Tue 14 Jun 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 Matt Treadwell our events coordinator at  to confirm a place.

Jun
16
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK – TriCyCIS® 2022 Conference & Dinner – Royal Holloway @ Royal Holloway University London
Jun 16 @ 09:00 – Jun 17 @ 00:00

Redirecting to the TriCyCIS Microsite – if it takes more than five seconds, please click here to do directly to https://tricycis.uk/

AFCEA London Chapter – TriCyCIS 2022 Conference & Dinner

This year, our theme will be Accelerating Into The Information Age – Innovation, Integration, Implementation

It is three years on from our last TriCyCIS Conference and we are now bombarded with things like Integrated Review, Integrated Operating Concept and Multi-Domain Integration.  TriCyCIS 2022 will probe some of the challenges in implementing these things in the realms of Cyber and CIS – what is speculative, what is achievable, how we might do it (and what benefits it will bring!).

Further details and links to a new dedicated event microsite will follow shortly.

Delegate bookings for this event, or individual seats for the dinner, are now open.

For corporate enquiries about exhibitor space, or tables at the dinner, please use the email link above.

Sep
1
Thu
2022
AFCEA London Chapter – September 2022 – RAF Club @ RAF Club
Sep 1 @ 18:00 – 21:30

AFCEA London Chapter – Face to Face Meeting

The first meeting for our 2022 / 2023 Season, will held be on Thursday 1st September at the RAF Club, when our guest speaker will be Air Cdre Ian Chesworth, Head of Joint User Intelligence and Cyber.

Despite the short notice, we would hope to attract a good audience for this meeting.

 

Sep
29
Thu
2022
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
Oct
6
Thu
2022
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.

Oct
13
Thu
2022
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
Oct
17
Mon
2022
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: https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/7027/

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 – Venue TBA
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.