AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – September 2021
Sep 2 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – Re-launch Dinner.

The UK Southern Chapter are planning on hosting a dinner at The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, on Thursday 2nd September.  This event will mark the re-launch of our Chapter after a period of dormancy.  Clearly, the running and management of this event will be governed by any covid restrictions that may remain in place at the time.

This meeting is by invitation only.  Further details can be obtained from 

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – February 2022 – Brigadier Dan Cheesman CBE RM, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Navy @ The Gurkha Museum
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 21:00

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter Event.

With the last AFCEA Southern Chapter event at Spinnaker Tower back in early September 2021 fast becoming a distant memory, we thought that it was time for another get together!  We were planning to hold an event in mid-January, but the pre-Christmas arrival of Omicron forced us to hit the pause button.  With Covid restrictions now easing, we feel that we can finally launch our next event.  We are pleased to announce that next AFCEA Southern Chapter meeting will take place on Thursday 24 February at the Gurkha Museum in Winchester.  We are very fortunate to have Brigadier Dan Cheesman CBE RM, the Royal Navy’s CTO, as our guest speaker and his talk is entitled ‘The pace of change and the Royal Navy’.  There will also be an opportunity to have a short tour of the Gurkha Museum and to enjoy some delights of Nepalese cuisine, whilst settling into conversation with colleagues from the defence and security sector across the AFCEA Southern Chapter region.

Brig Cheeseman’s presentation will be ranging wide and deep across the modern Royal Navy and its embrace of technology in an exponential world. Topics will include the Integrated Review, digitisation, autonomy in all environments, novel weapons lethality, modularity (Navy PODS), new commercial models, Type 32, Future Commando Force, Future Maritime Aviation Force, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, quantum time and more.

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.

For further information and booking details, please see the information below.  A version of the PDF can be downloaded here.

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AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – May 2022 – Bombay Sapphire Distillery @ Bombay Sapphire Distillery
May 25 @ 18:30 – 22:30

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter Event.

The next AFCEA UK Southern Chapter event is taking place at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery on Wednesday 25 May.  The distillery is in Laverstoke, between Whitchurch and Overton in North Hampshire.  The speakers for the event will be Amanda Shakir from DSTL and Robin Fisk from NEXOR.  They will be talking about the Single Information Environment research project and other projects within the DSTL information and intelligence portfolio.

Complimentary welcome drinks will be served from 6pm in the iconic glasshouses, before we proceed inside at 6.30pm to hear the keynote speakers followed by a Q&A session.

A further complimentary drink will be served as we then proceed into the Mill Bar for a buffet supper alongside a cash bar.  During the evening, Bombay Sapphire are also offering a 15-minute gin ‘mini-Masterclass’ to those who wish to discover more about the art of mixing gin cocktails.  For anyone who doesn’t wish to take part in the ‘mini-Masterclass,’ there is an opportunity to deduct £10 off your ticket price.

To encourage new attendees, we are also offering a £10 discount to those who have never attended an AFCEA South event previously.  Please pass on details of the event to colleagues who may never have heard of AFCEA South and encourage them to come along at a discounted price!

For further details and booking / payment instructions, please see the document below. A copy can be downloaded here.

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