30 - 31 May, 2018
Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Main Conference Day 1: The Drivers of Change in the Land Domain

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

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:15 am - 9:55 am KEYNOTE: Countering ISIS: Lessons from Iraq

General Talib Shigati Mshari Al Kenani, Director,Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service
•    Lessons from counter-ISIS operations in Iraq
•    Transitioning paramilitaries into government forces
•    What next for the ICTS? Suppressing potential insurgencies post-ISIS
•    The enduring need for ISR


General Talib Shigati Mshari Al Kenani

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service

9:55 am - 10:25 am British Army ISR Capabilities, Challenges And Concepts

Brigadier James Bowder, Commander, 1 ISR Brigade,British Army
•    Outlining the 1 ISR Brigade’s objectives and support to British warfighters at the tactical level
•    British Army ISR capabilities and its relationship with contemporary concepts of operations
•    How do we harness the drivers of change in the land domain to maintain decision making advantage?


Brigadier James Bowder

Commander, 1 ISR Brigade
British Army

10:25 am - 10:55 am FORCE MULTIPLIER - Advanced Tactical Situational Awareness Systems

•    Changing warfare threats and their impact on the development of weapon systems
•    The operational need to improve the effectiveness of Tactical Situational Awareness & lethality
•    Elta presents - Advanced tactical situational awareness systems

10:55 am - 11:35 am Morning Coffee & Networking

11:35 am - 12:05 pm Grey Zones And Disorder – The Nature Of Contemporary Counter-Terror Ops

Lieutenant General Chatchai Patranavik, Commanding General, Counter-Terrorist Operations Centre,Royal Thai Armed Forces
•    Violent actor tactics in grey zones – the current state of terrorist activity in Asia
•    Hybrid states of warfare in the land domain and the unique and many challenges this presents to conventional and special forces – experiences from Thailand
•    Friend versus Foe: Identification of threat in hybrid warfare
•    What can we learn from ISIS’s activities in the Levant about how information and misinformation campaigns can be leveraged to create uncertainty in the land domain?


Lieutenant General Chatchai Patranavik

Commanding General, Counter-Terrorist Operations Centre
Royal Thai Armed Forces

12:05 pm - 12:35 pm Grey Zones, Hybridity and Disorder in the Land Domain

Major General Asim Munir, Director General, Military Intelligence,Pakistan Armed Forces
•    Pakistan Armed Forces conceptualization of the ‘grey zone’
•    Countering low-level terrorist activity through intelligence
•    Overview of ISR assets and their use in the land domain


Major General Asim Munir

Director General, Military Intelligence
Pakistan Armed Forces

12:35 pm - 1:25 pm Organising, Training And Equipping The Future Force For Agile Mission Command

Brigadier Rob Sergeant, Head, Future Force Development,British Army HQ Brigadier James Bowder, Commander, 1 ISR Brigade,British Army
Success in future land warfare will require a more decentralised decision-making structure, where units at the tactical edge are able to rapidly assess intent and execute manoeuvre warfare in an environment characterised by decision-making compression and potentially degraded or congested situational awareness. As we move towards a more devolved authority of command and control, it is vital that we adapt our training and leadership development processes to ensure that the next cadre of army leaders are prepared and equipped to make decisions, even when the tactical or operational objectives may be changing rapidly. What steps need to be taken to ensure we can achieve this vision of decentralised C2?

Brigadier Rob Sergeant

Head, Future Force Development
British Army HQ


Brigadier James Bowder

Commander, 1 ISR Brigade
British Army

1:25 pm - 2:35 pm Lunch & Networking

2:35 pm - 3:15 pm Slovenia’s Approach To Hybrid Threats In The West Balkan

Lieutenant Colonel Lojze Pavič, J2,Slovenian Force Command
•    Defining hybrid threats in the European theatre of operation
•    Specific challenges facing Slovenian Armed Forces in the West Balkan
•    ISR assets currently in use by the Armed Forces and future capability development


Lieutenant Colonel Lojze Pavič

Slovenian Force Command

3:15 pm - 3:55 pm NATO’s Counter-Disinformation Strategy And Digital Capability Gaps

Colonel Saulius Guzeviciusm, Public Diplomacy Division,NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
•    What lessons can we learn from Daesh’s and Russia’s online activities and how dis-information activities impact army decision-making and operations?
•    NATO’s information capabilities and strategic needs: social media forensic and hostile activity tracking to counter hybrid threats
•    How are NATO nations cooperating on counter-disinformation strategies? What are the challenges?
•    NATO’s strategic communication strategy and its relationship with military intelligence campaigns


Colonel Saulius Guzeviciusm

Public Diplomacy Division
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence

3:55 pm - 4:25 pm Afternoon Tea

4:25 pm - 5:05 pm Manoeuvre In The Megacity: The U.S. Army’s Future Operating Environment 2035-2050

Gary Phillips SES, Senior Intelligence Advisor, G2,U.S. Training And Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
•    By 2030 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas and there will be 41 megacities – what does this mean for future land operations and for C2ISR?
•    Threats associated with megacities and the impact on potential military confrontations
•    Are our information collection assets and techniques robust enough to respond to rapidly changing urban terrains?


Gary Phillips SES

Senior Intelligence Advisor, G2
U.S. Training And Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

5:05 pm - 5:50 pm Land Warfare And Military Power In The Information Age

Professor David Betz, Professor of War in the Modern World, Department of War Studies,King's College London
•    An assessment of strategic regional challenges to the international system and the implications for land forces today
•    The emergence of disruptive technologies and their impact on military power and defence planning
•    What are the main operational, strategic, and ethical challenges that land force leaders and the societies they serve will have to confront in the future?


Professor David Betz

Professor of War in the Modern World, Department of War Studies
King's College London

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks