Welcome to AFCEA UK

Forthcoming Events (all UK Chapters’ meetings, plus key AFCEA Europe conferences)…

Sep
6
Thu
AFCEA London – September 2018- Brig Sara Sharkey @ MOD - Henry VIII Winecellar
Sep 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - September 2018- Brig Sara Sharkey @ MOD - Henry VIII Winecellar | London | United Kingdom

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most responsive to change.”   (Charles Darwin)

This is the first monthly meeting of the new 2018 / 2019 season and we are delighted that Brig Sara Sharkey – Head of Application Services & DevOps – ISS, has agreed to be our guest speaker.

Defence needs hybrid applications platforms and multi-grained services that can be exploited through standard interfaces (APIs), it needs a DevOps culture and Agile Delivery in order to be responsive to change.  Pockets of DevOps and Agile excellence exist around the Defence estate, but to be a truly information centric organisation, enabled by information services, significant changes are needed to succeed at an enterprise level.  Brig Sara will explore the ends, ways and means and provide a view on where Defence sits on an “Information as an Enabler Maturity model” today.

Brig Sara Sharkey has served in the British Army for 27 years.  A Royal Signals Communicator by background, she moved into the Applications layer initially as Commanding Officer 10 Signal Regiment and then moving to transform the Army’s Software House.

During her 4 year tenure in Army HQ, she led a revolution from waterfall, monolithic projects to stand up an Army Private Cloud, a Dev Ops engine room and an agile delivery regime that released over £30M of savings into one value stream alone.

Brig Sara is currently Head of Applications Services and DevOps at ISS, where she is charged with delivering Applications Hosting and associated DevOps & on-boarding capabilities as key components of Defence as a Platform (DaaP).  This will span best of breed in house capabilities and embrace Cloud services.

She is also charged with delivering uplifts in apps & data-based capability for Command & Control, Medical Information Services, Identity & Access Management and Training & Education IS (Defence Learning & Management), where the architectural approach is to create a loosely coupled eco system of micro services and COTS applications that share services and operate through the single information environment – all underpinned by SAFe and Agile Delivery methodologies.

 

London evening meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month – this entry will be updated as more information becomes available!

Oct
4
Thu
AFCEA London – Oct 2018 – AGM & Monthly Meeting – Land Systems Reference Centre (LSRC) a joint presentation between MoD & Industry @ Naval Club
Oct 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Oct 2018 - AGM & Monthly Meeting - Land Systems Reference Centre (LSRC) a joint presentation between MoD & Industry @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

AGM & Monthly Meeting

Land Systems Reference Centre (LSRC) a joint presentation between MoD & Industry

Please note that the dress code for gentlemen is business suit / jacket & tie and the equivalent for ladies. No jeans, t-shirts or trainers.

Nov
1
Thu
AFCEA London – Nov 2018 – Tony Wheeler – Director Defence Sector, LUCIAD / Hexagon Geospatial @ Naval Club
Nov 1 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Nov 2018 - Tony Wheeler - Director Defence Sector, LUCIAD / Hexagon Geospatial @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

Tony Wheeler – Director Defence Sector, LUCIAD / Hexagon Geospatial

The Capability that must be Enabled by our Networks – how can we exploit the vast and dynamic ISR data on offer today?””

Please note that the dress code for gentlemen is business suit / jacket & tie and the equivalent for ladies. No jeans, t-shirts or trainers.

Dec
6
Thu
AFCEA London – Dec 2018 – AFCEA London Chapter Corporate Networking Reception Air Cdre John (JW) Wariner – Air 38 Gp A6 AO @ Australian High Commission
Dec 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Dec 2018 - AFCEA London Chapter Corporate Networking Reception Air Cdre John (JW) Wariner – Air 38 Gp A6 AO @ Australian High Commission | England | United Kingdom

AFCEA London Chapter Corporate Networking Reception

Air Cdre John (JW) Wariner – Air 38 Gp A6 AO

Jan
10
Thu
AFCEA London – Jan 2019 – BT – Central London @ BT Central London
Jan 10 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Jan 2019 - BT - Central London @ BT Central London | England | United Kingdom

a BT hosted event in “a prestigious central London venue”!

More details regarding the speaker and topic will follow, but the important message is to book early, as spaces are limited – so first come first served.  Priority will be given to fully paid-up members.  If we are over-subscribed we will operate a waiting list.

Feb
7
Thu
AFCEA London – Feb 2019 – UKCloud @ Victoria (TBC)
Feb 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Feb 2019 - UKCloud @ Victoria (TBC) | England | United Kingdom

Monthly Meeting

Speaker TBA

Mar
7
Thu
AFCEA London -Mar 2019 – Dr Stuart Eves – British Interplanetary Society “The Future Is Out Of This World” The future of space technology @ Naval Club
Mar 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London -Mar 2019 - Dr Stuart Eves – British Interplanetary Society "The Future Is Out Of This World" The future of space technology @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

Dr Stuart Eves – British Interplanetary Society

“The Future Is Out Of This World”

The future of space technology

Please note that the dress code for gentlemen is business suit / jacket & tie and the equivalent for ladies. No jeans, t-shirts or trainers.

Apr
4
Thu
AFCEA London – Apr 2019 – Monthly Meeting Young AFCEA Event @ Central London (TBC)
Apr 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Apr 2019 - Monthly Meeting Young AFCEA Event @ Central London (TBC) | England | United Kingdom

Monthly Meeting

Young AFCEA Event

May
2
Thu
AFCEA London – May 2019 – Monthly Meeting Speaker TBA @ Naval Club
May 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - May 2019 - Monthly Meeting Speaker TBA @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

Monthly Meeting

Speaker TBA

Jun
6
Thu
AFCEA London – Jun 2019 – NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova
Jun 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Jun 2019 - NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova | England | United Kingdom

NCSC Hosted Meeting

Speaker TBA

Sep
6
Thu
AFCEA London – September 2018- Brig Sara Sharkey @ MOD - Henry VIII Winecellar
Sep 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - September 2018- Brig Sara Sharkey @ MOD - Henry VIII Winecellar | London | United Kingdom

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most responsive to change.”   (Charles Darwin)

This is the first monthly meeting of the new 2018 / 2019 season and we are delighted that Brig Sara Sharkey – Head of Application Services & DevOps – ISS, has agreed to be our guest speaker.

Defence needs hybrid applications platforms and multi-grained services that can be exploited through standard interfaces (APIs), it needs a DevOps culture and Agile Delivery in order to be responsive to change.  Pockets of DevOps and Agile excellence exist around the Defence estate, but to be a truly information centric organisation, enabled by information services, significant changes are needed to succeed at an enterprise level.  Brig Sara will explore the ends, ways and means and provide a view on where Defence sits on an “Information as an Enabler Maturity model” today.

Brig Sara Sharkey has served in the British Army for 27 years.  A Royal Signals Communicator by background, she moved into the Applications layer initially as Commanding Officer 10 Signal Regiment and then moving to transform the Army’s Software House.

During her 4 year tenure in Army HQ, she led a revolution from waterfall, monolithic projects to stand up an Army Private Cloud, a Dev Ops engine room and an agile delivery regime that released over £30M of savings into one value stream alone.

Brig Sara is currently Head of Applications Services and DevOps at ISS, where she is charged with delivering Applications Hosting and associated DevOps & on-boarding capabilities as key components of Defence as a Platform (DaaP).  This will span best of breed in house capabilities and embrace Cloud services.

She is also charged with delivering uplifts in apps & data-based capability for Command & Control, Medical Information Services, Identity & Access Management and Training & Education IS (Defence Learning & Management), where the architectural approach is to create a loosely coupled eco system of micro services and COTS applications that share services and operate through the single information environment – all underpinned by SAFe and Agile Delivery methodologies.

 

London evening meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month – this entry will be updated as more information becomes available!

Oct
4
Thu
AFCEA London – Oct 2018 – AGM & Monthly Meeting – Land Systems Reference Centre (LSRC) a joint presentation between MoD & Industry @ Naval Club
Oct 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Oct 2018 - AGM & Monthly Meeting - Land Systems Reference Centre (LSRC) a joint presentation between MoD & Industry @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

AGM & Monthly Meeting

Land Systems Reference Centre (LSRC) a joint presentation between MoD & Industry

Please note that the dress code for gentlemen is business suit / jacket & tie and the equivalent for ladies. No jeans, t-shirts or trainers.

Nov
1
Thu
AFCEA London – Nov 2018 – Tony Wheeler – Director Defence Sector, LUCIAD / Hexagon Geospatial @ Naval Club
Nov 1 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Nov 2018 - Tony Wheeler - Director Defence Sector, LUCIAD / Hexagon Geospatial @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

Tony Wheeler – Director Defence Sector, LUCIAD / Hexagon Geospatial

The Capability that must be Enabled by our Networks – how can we exploit the vast and dynamic ISR data on offer today?””

Please note that the dress code for gentlemen is business suit / jacket & tie and the equivalent for ladies. No jeans, t-shirts or trainers.

Dec
6
Thu
AFCEA London – Dec 2018 – AFCEA London Chapter Corporate Networking Reception Air Cdre John (JW) Wariner – Air 38 Gp A6 AO @ Australian High Commission
Dec 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Dec 2018 - AFCEA London Chapter Corporate Networking Reception  Air Cdre John (JW) Wariner – Air 38 Gp A6 AO @ Australian High Commission | England | United Kingdom

AFCEA London Chapter Corporate Networking Reception

Air Cdre John (JW) Wariner – Air 38 Gp A6 AO

Jan
10
Thu
AFCEA London – Jan 2019 – BT – Central London @ BT Central London
Jan 10 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Jan 2019 - BT - Central London @ BT Central London | England | United Kingdom

a BT hosted event in “a prestigious central London venue”!

More details regarding the speaker and topic will follow, but the important message is to book early, as spaces are limited – so first come first served.  Priority will be given to fully paid-up members.  If we are over-subscribed we will operate a waiting list.

Feb
7
Thu
AFCEA London – Feb 2019 – UKCloud @ Victoria (TBC)
Feb 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Feb 2019 - UKCloud @ Victoria (TBC) | England | United Kingdom

Monthly Meeting

Speaker TBA

Mar
7
Thu
AFCEA London -Mar 2019 – Dr Stuart Eves – British Interplanetary Society “The Future Is Out Of This World” The future of space technology @ Naval Club
Mar 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London -Mar 2019 - Dr Stuart Eves – British Interplanetary Society  "The Future Is Out Of This World" The future of space technology @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

Dr Stuart Eves – British Interplanetary Society

“The Future Is Out Of This World”

The future of space technology

Please note that the dress code for gentlemen is business suit / jacket & tie and the equivalent for ladies. No jeans, t-shirts or trainers.

Apr
4
Thu
AFCEA London – Apr 2019 – Monthly Meeting Young AFCEA Event @ Central London (TBC)
Apr 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Apr 2019 - Monthly Meeting  Young AFCEA Event @ Central London (TBC) | England | United Kingdom

Monthly Meeting

Young AFCEA Event

May
2
Thu
AFCEA London – May 2019 – Monthly Meeting Speaker TBA @ Naval Club
May 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - May 2019 - Monthly Meeting  Speaker TBA @ Naval Club | London | England | United Kingdom

Monthly Meeting

Speaker TBA

Jun
6
Thu
AFCEA London – Jun 2019 – NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova
Jun 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - Jun 2019 - NCSC Hosted Meeting  Speaker TBA @ Nova | England | United Kingdom

NCSC Hosted Meeting

Speaker TBA