Calendar

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
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/

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
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.

 

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
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.

Dec
1
Thu
2022
AFCEA London Chapter – December 2022 – Venue TBA – London
Dec 1 @ 18:00 – 21:30

AFCEA London Chapter – Face to Face Meeting.

Our December meeting will held be on Thursday 1st December.  Details of the venue, speaker and presentation will follow shortly.