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.
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).
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 hereAFCEA UK West 15Sept22 final
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 – 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.
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.
The details are, Tuesday 10th November 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.