AFCEA West – February 2021 – Col Laurence Fowkes – Programme Manager for the Defence ‘New Style of IT (Deployed)’ programme

Thu 11 Feb 21 @ 17:00 – 18:15
Chris Yorke

AFCEA West – Virtual Meeting

The Guest Speaker for our meeting on 11th February will be Col Laurence Fowkes, PM for the Defence New Style of IT (Deployed) programme. The topic of his presentation will be “OpNET – Delivering Defence’s next generation of operationally deployable IT infrastructure”. And will provide an insight into the scope, scale and complex of delivering Defence’s next generation of deployable IT for Land, Air and Maritime users through an Agile in-house design and delivery approach.

Col Laurence Fowkes is currently the Programme Manager for the Defence ‘New Style of IT (Deployed)’ programme, delivering the next generation of deployable operational IT services for Land, Air and Maritime users.  He was commissioned into 7th Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Gurkha Rifles (7GR) with early infantry roles around the world with The Royal Gurkha Rifles, 3 R IRISH and the Royal Green Jackets.  He has had varied staff postings including Northern Ireland as SO3 Surveillance, in MOD Directorate Equipment Capability (Special Projects) focused on delivery of SF & CT communications and information systems capability and as Regt Second in Command of 22 Signals Regiment.  SO1 postings at Army HQ as SO1 Capability Coherence and SO1 Force Development and in HQ ARRC as the SO1 G6 Capability Development.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional.

Colonel Fowkes has most recently served as the Deputy Head and lead for Portfolio Assurance at the Battlefield and Tactical Communications and Information Systems (BATCIS) Delivery Team at ISS.

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: and click on “Tickets” in the February Meeting box.

  • Click through to the Secure Booking Form
  • Select the AFCEA UK West Virtual Meeting – 11th February 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 “11th February Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
  • Complete the Attendee Name section
  • Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
  • Click on the Submit button

The closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 5th February 2021

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