25 - 27 September, 2018 | Sheraton Parco de' Medici Rome Hotel, Rome, Italy

Main Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

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Rear Admiral Paul Becker (Ret)

Former Director for Intelligence (J2)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (2013-2016)

9:05 am - 9:45 am Peruvian Navy Procurement & Operational Insights

Vice Admiral Jorge Millones Gonzales - General Commander of Operations of the Amazon Peruvian Navy
•    Peru Navy’s recent and current procurements
•    Naval operations in the Amazon – ISR and narcotics interdiction

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Vice Admiral Jorge Millones Gonzales

General Commander of Operations of the Amazon
Peruvian Navy

9:45 am - 10:15 am Four Star Lead Partner Address from L3



10:05 am - 10:35 am The Us Marine Corps Future Unmanned Aerial System: ‘The MUX’

•    Outlining the USMC requirement for a future organic drone capability
•    Working with industry to define a future UAS system – challenges, opportunities
•    Future Vertical Lift and USMC airborne maritime ISR power

10:45 am - 11:15 am Reserved for Vitec

11:15 am - 11:45 am Coffee & Networking

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Coastal Surveillance In A Hostile Region

Brigadier General Ibrahim Nuemat - Chief of the Navy Royal Jordanian Navy
•    The challenges associated with monitoring narrow straits and coastlines
•    Defence systems in place to secure the southern Jordanian port of Aqaba and its waters
•    Port expansion in Jordan and the implications for security and intelligence cooperation between civil and military entities
•    Jordan’s naval capabilities and contribution to maritime security and ISR in the region
•    Combined Maritime Forces contributions and insights into recent operational successes

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Brigadier General Ibrahim Nuemat

Chief of the Navy
Royal Jordanian Navy

12:05 pm - 12:35 pm The Quest For Maritime Domain Awareness

12:05 pm - 12:35 pm Air Defence & Maritime Security – The Necessary Connection In MDA

Group Captain Piriyathrone Suwanruji - Air Defense Center Royal Thai Air Force
•    What is the link between air defence and maritime domain awareness/security in the Asia Pacific?
•    How can air defence operators contribute to maritime domain awareness and rapid response to emerging threats?
•    The Rohingya crisis update and case study

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Group Captain Piriyathrone Suwanruji

Air Defense Center
Royal Thai Air Force

1:05 pm - 1:50 pm Global Industry Leaders Panel: Acquisition And Innovation In Today’s Maritime ISR Market

•    How should current R&D and acquisition practices adapt to the rapid rate of technological innovation in the future?
•    What are the challenges in identifying new requirements, preparing bids and competing for funding in the maritime ISR market?
•    What are the most significant process/technical innovations underway in your organisation?

1:50 pm - 2:50 pm Lunch & Networking

•    Defining India’s maritime security strategy and how this relates to acquisition of ISR assets such as submarines and helicopters
•    Conceptualisations of the Indo-Pacific Concept and the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue
•    Hybrid threats in the Indo-Pacific maritime domain: piracy, terror and state-sponsored activity

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Captain Dr Gurpreet S Khurana

Executive Director
National Maritime Foundation

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Managing The ASW Challenge: The Advancement Of Subsurface Technologies And The Implications For Maritime ISR

Dr Kevin LePage - Anti-Submarine Warfare Programme Manager NATO CMRE
•    The latest generation submarine threat – what are the implications for maritime ISR asset design and deployment? i.e. ASW technology, unmanned systems, advanced acoustic processing and artificial intelligence.
•    How can we prove the success of ASW assets in this context?
•    Challenges in integrating undersea platforms into a broader MDA framework, such as USVs and seabed infrastructure acting as network gateways, and single-use communications buoys

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Dr Kevin LePage

Anti-Submarine Warfare Programme Manager
NATO CMRE

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm The Maritime Unmanned Undersea Operational Concept

•    Advancing unmanned system technology for the maritime domain – asymmetric economy of scale, power and energy, swarming
•    How can navies achieve a swarm structure? What operational advantage would this give?
•    In developing an unmanned swarm operational concept, what are the implications for manned aerial, surface and subsurface fleets in terms of structural and software design and networking?
•    Are NATO and partner nations trained and equipped to operate during a crisis where data dissemination capacity is limited?

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking

5:05 pm - 5:35 pm China’s Maritime Intelligence Architecture: From Space To The Undersea

Capt James Fannell (Ret) - Government Fellow Geneva Centre for Security Policy
•    China’s ‘maritime sovereignty campaign’ and Maritime Intelligence Architecture
•    China’s space ISR strategy and implications for forces in the Asia Pacific region
•    Are our tactical ISR nodes sufficient for early warning and response to further territorial encroachment?

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Capt James Fannell (Ret)

Government Fellow
Geneva Centre for Security Policy

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Game Changer – Cyber Security In The Maritime Domain

Ralph Thiele - Chairman Political-Military Society
•    Outlining NATO’s cyber problem
•    Cyber vulnerability in the maritime domain – what should the naval approach be?
•    Issues of escalation and deterrence: what type of cyber challenge would trigger the European alliance’s collective self-defence provision?

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Ralph Thiele

Chairman
Political-Military Society

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Rear Admiral Paul Becker (Ret)

Former Director for Intelligence (J2)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (2013-2016)