Main Conference Day 2: Land C2ISR Solutions

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

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

9:55 AM - 10:35 AM Training And Equipping The Force For Countering Insurgency And Regional Terrorist Networks

Lieutenant General Datuk Azizan bin Md Delin, Army Field Commander West, Malaysian Armed Forces
• ISR and situational awareness needs as part of Malaysia’s Future Soldier System
• Overview of Malaysia’s current ISR and C2 capabilities and requirements for the Field Army
• Regional considerations of contemporary non-state and state threats


Lieutenant General Datuk Azizan bin Md Delin

Army Field Commander West
Malaysian Armed Forces

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM Outpacing the Enemy with Innovative, Rapid Solutions – A U.S. Army ISR Requirements Portfolio

Joseph Bucci, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S), US Army
• The PEO-IEW&S Portfolio
• Requirements short to long term
• Translating multi-domain ConOps into industrial delivery


Joseph Bucci

Deputy Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S)
US Army

11:25 AM - 12:05 PM Morning Coffee

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM Intelligence Preparation Of The Battlespace: Spanish Army Perspectives

Brigadier General Julio Salom, Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Operations), Spanish Army
• Army understanding of the spatial environment: intelligence collection and analysis of, weather, climate and infrastructure
• Intelligence collection and analysis of the non-physical: local culture, language, economy, networks and population concentration
• Lessons from training Iraqi soldiers in ISR tactics as part of the counter-ISIS coalition


Brigadier General Julio Salom

Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Operations)
Spanish Army

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Targeting And Reconnaissance Capabilities In Hybrid Warfare

Colonel Steven Desjardins, Senior Intelligence Officer J2, Canadian Joint Operations Command
• Targeting in hybrid warfare: Challenges, future needs
• The decide, detect, deliver, and assess targeting cycle and its role in setting the priorities for intelligence collection and battlespace management
• Technology solutions to provide integrated sensor fusion for cross-domain fires across aerial assets

Colonel Steven Desjardins

Senior Intelligence Officer J2
Canadian Joint Operations Command

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch & Networking

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM Bolstering Defences at Jordan’s Borders: The Role of ISR

Colonel Firas Hassan Ahmad , Director, Border Security, Jordanian Armed Forces
• The growing threat from Daesh to Jordan’s borders
• Investment into ISR assets to support border security and surveillance
• The role of unmanned aerial platforms


Colonel Firas Hassan Ahmad

Director, Border Security
Jordanian Armed Forces

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM German Army Intelligence Capability Development and Concepts of Operation

• German Army C2ISR capabilities – where are we now and where are we going?
• What are the most critical gaps?
• German Army Intelligence concepts of operation and its relationship with technology development and acquisition


3:10 PM - 4:00 PM The Unmanned Aerial Ecosystem: Delivering Situational Awareness & Strike In Complex Land Environments

• The enduring role of unmanned ISR systems in providing actionable information for the tactical small-unit leader in complex terrain
• The need for a more coordinated network of unmanned assets to support a distributed C2 structure with a scalable interface
• Exploiting manned-unmanned teaming to overcome challenges in urban terrain

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Afternoon Tea

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM National Security Strategy (NSS) Of The Republic Of Croatia: Combined Arms Approaches To Hybrid Warfare In The European Theatre

Colonel Mijo Validžić, Commander, Military Intelligence, Croatian Armed Forces
• Outlining the key tenets of Croatia’s NSS and how this will translate into new acquisitions
• Croatia’s view on hybrid warfare and counter-hybrid capabilities
• Joint exercises with NATO – lessons learnt and future plans


Colonel Mijo Validžić

Commander, Military Intelligence
Croatian Armed Forces

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Recapitalising SOF & Joint Capabilities in C2 and ISR

Colonel Earl Vandahl, Director of Force Development, Canadian Special Operation Forces Command
• Next Generation SOF Soldier System
• Combined Joint Intelligence Modernization
• Advanced Cryptographic Capabilities Project
• Canadian Forces Electronic Warfare Support


Colonel Earl Vandahl

Director of Force Development
Canadian Special Operation Forces Command
• The tactical threat – single attacks at home and abroad: imagining scenarios of IED targeting and civil aircraft failure via deliberate targeting
• The operational threat – armed UAS in insurgency scenarios for ISR, C2 and engagement
• The strategic level threat – viewing the threat through the prism of warfare transformation in robotics, unmanned systems and information-centric war


Colonel Artur Kuptel

Inspectorate for Implementation of Innovative Defence Technologies
Polish MOD

Lieutenant Colonel Tom Goyaarts

Head, Intelligence Branch
Netherlands Special Operations Command

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM Closing Remarks & End of Conference