Welcome to AFCEA UK

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

Oct
23
Tue
AFCEA South / RSI – “5G – The Future of Communications” – Prof Andy Sutton – Principal Network Architect, BT Technology @ Princess Mary Hall. Blandford
Oct 23 @ 16:00 – 18:00
  • Date:                     Tue 23 Oct 18
  • Timings:              1600 (coffee) for 1630 (start)
  • Venue:                 Princess Mary Hall, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH
  • Subject:               5G – The Future of Communications
  • Speaker:              Prof Andy Sutton – Principal Network Architect, BT Technology
  • More Details:     see https://royalsignals.org/rsi/events/2018/10/5g-the-future-of-communications/
  • Registration:      via
  • Cost:                      Free to all AFCEA, RSI and Blandford Garrison members

Speaker – Professor Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT

Professor Andy Sutton is a Principal Network Architect within BT Technology where he is responsible for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution along with mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. He holds an MSc in mobile communications from the University of Salford and has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry.  His research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN and core network architectures and protocols, network dimensioning, QoS and mobile backhaul (optical transmission, microwave and millimetre wave radio systems, interfaces and protocols along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks). He also works on low latency and ultra-reliable networks architecture and design.  Professor Andy Sutton is a Visiting Professor at the University of Salford and a research mentor at the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and holds Fellowships from the BCS, IET and ITP.  Andy contributes to International telecommunications standardisation activities and several industry forums, he has published three books (a fourth is in development) and many conference and journal papers.   He also has an interest in the history and heritage of telecommunications.

Free to all Blandford Garrison Personnel, RSI and AFCEA Members.

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

Defence objectives surrounding NEC have been too focused upon the network: the consequent deployment of networked C4ISR capability has been slow to say the least.  Now, as we move towards an era of 5th generation fighters and dreamed of ISR products we need geospatial capability that can cope with the dynamic and big data of military operations that are fed by a sensor-rich battlefield.

This presentation will discuss how modern powerful standards-based systems can now provide the warfighter with interoperable, stunning and timely map-based displays.  Techniques and modern tools that can significantly enhance understanding and deliver powerful controls to enable Assistive Visual Analysis will be demonstrated.  Relevant lessons from operations will be drawn upon to highlight key points.

Tony Wheeler, the Director Defence Sector for Hexagon, is a retired RAF Wing Commander pilot and C4ISR expert, with relevant operational experience from the conflicts in Libya and Afghanistan.  After an initial career flying fighters and as a pilot instructor, he went on to specialise in C2 systems and established the UK MOD C2 Battlelab (C2BL).  Whilst there, he led the team helping to optimise the Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) that described how to exploit the C4ISR systems available for British forces in ISAF: this work helped inform the Afghan Mission Network (AMN) efforts.

During the time at the C2BL he was involved in the development of many C4ISR systems and led a major capability upgrade of the NATO Integrated Command and Control (ICC) system to add powerful easy to use COP capability.  During a subsequent tour in Afghanistan he led the project to connect this new ICC COP to many networked C4ISR services and went on to deploy ICC COP capability across ISAF.

Tony now supports the development of Luciad geospatial products that have for years been embedded in many NATO and national C4ISR systems to support the warfighter.

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
6
Tue
AFCEA Europe – Technet 2018 – Sorrento
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day
AFCEA Europe - Technet 2018 - Sorrento

Challenging the Situational Awareness on the Sea – from Sensors to Analytics

New technologies for data gathering, dissemination, sharing and analytics in the Mediterranean theatre

Venue: Hilton Sorrento Palace, Italy

More  details at https://www.afcea.org/event/TNE18-home

 

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

Feb
19
Tue
AFCEA London’s biennial CIS conference – “Delivering Information Advantage?” @ The IET, London @ IET Savoy Place
Feb 19 all-day
AFCEA London’s biennial CIS conference - “Delivering Information Advantage?” @ The IET, London @ IET Savoy Place | England | United Kingdom

AFCEA London’s biennial CIS conference is being held on Tuesday 19th February 2019 at The IET, London

With the theme “Delivering Information Advantage?”, we will have a mix of senior Military, Government, Commercial and Academic speakers, who will have been asked NOT to reprise standard slides and scripts from other events and times, but to specifically address the theme, with the aim of proper facilitated debate.

More information on the programme, speakers and booking details will be provided soon.

Booking not yet available

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 – NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova
May 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - May 2019 - NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova | England | United Kingdom

NCSC Hosted Meeting

Speaker from NCSC

Oct
23
Tue
AFCEA South / RSI – “5G – The Future of Communications” – Prof Andy Sutton – Principal Network Architect, BT Technology @ Princess Mary Hall. Blandford
Oct 23 @ 16:00 – 18:00
  • Date:                     Tue 23 Oct 18
  • Timings:              1600 (coffee) for 1630 (start)
  • Venue:                 Princess Mary Hall, Blandford Camp, Dorset DT11 8RH
  • Subject:               5G – The Future of Communications
  • Speaker:              Prof Andy Sutton – Principal Network Architect, BT Technology
  • More Details:     see https://royalsignals.org/rsi/events/2018/10/5g-the-future-of-communications/
  • Registration:      via
  • Cost:                      Free to all AFCEA, RSI and Blandford Garrison members

Speaker – Professor Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT

Professor Andy Sutton is a Principal Network Architect within BT Technology where he is responsible for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution along with mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. He holds an MSc in mobile communications from the University of Salford and has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry.  His research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN and core network architectures and protocols, network dimensioning, QoS and mobile backhaul (optical transmission, microwave and millimetre wave radio systems, interfaces and protocols along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks). He also works on low latency and ultra-reliable networks architecture and design.  Professor Andy Sutton is a Visiting Professor at the University of Salford and a research mentor at the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and holds Fellowships from the BCS, IET and ITP.  Andy contributes to International telecommunications standardisation activities and several industry forums, he has published three books (a fourth is in development) and many conference and journal papers.   He also has an interest in the history and heritage of telecommunications.

Free to all Blandford Garrison Personnel, RSI and AFCEA Members.

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

Defence objectives surrounding NEC have been too focused upon the network: the consequent deployment of networked C4ISR capability has been slow to say the least.  Now, as we move towards an era of 5th generation fighters and dreamed of ISR products we need geospatial capability that can cope with the dynamic and big data of military operations that are fed by a sensor-rich battlefield.

This presentation will discuss how modern powerful standards-based systems can now provide the warfighter with interoperable, stunning and timely map-based displays.  Techniques and modern tools that can significantly enhance understanding and deliver powerful controls to enable Assistive Visual Analysis will be demonstrated.  Relevant lessons from operations will be drawn upon to highlight key points.

Tony Wheeler, the Director Defence Sector for Hexagon, is a retired RAF Wing Commander pilot and C4ISR expert, with relevant operational experience from the conflicts in Libya and Afghanistan.  After an initial career flying fighters and as a pilot instructor, he went on to specialise in C2 systems and established the UK MOD C2 Battlelab (C2BL).  Whilst there, he led the team helping to optimise the Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) that described how to exploit the C4ISR systems available for British forces in ISAF: this work helped inform the Afghan Mission Network (AMN) efforts.

During the time at the C2BL he was involved in the development of many C4ISR systems and led a major capability upgrade of the NATO Integrated Command and Control (ICC) system to add powerful easy to use COP capability.  During a subsequent tour in Afghanistan he led the project to connect this new ICC COP to many networked C4ISR services and went on to deploy ICC COP capability across ISAF.

Tony now supports the development of Luciad geospatial products that have for years been embedded in many NATO and national C4ISR systems to support the warfighter.

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
6
Tue
AFCEA Europe – Technet 2018 – Sorrento
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day
AFCEA Europe - Technet 2018 - Sorrento

Challenging the Situational Awareness on the Sea – from Sensors to Analytics

New technologies for data gathering, dissemination, sharing and analytics in the Mediterranean theatre

Venue: Hilton Sorrento Palace, Italy

More  details at https://www.afcea.org/event/TNE18-home

 

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

Feb
19
Tue
AFCEA London’s biennial CIS conference – “Delivering Information Advantage?” @ The IET, London @ IET Savoy Place
Feb 19 all-day
AFCEA London’s biennial CIS conference - “Delivering Information Advantage?” @ The IET, London @ IET Savoy Place | England | United Kingdom

AFCEA London’s biennial CIS conference is being held on Tuesday 19th February 2019 at The IET, London

With the theme “Delivering Information Advantage?”, we will have a mix of senior Military, Government, Commercial and Academic speakers, who will have been asked NOT to reprise standard slides and scripts from other events and times, but to specifically address the theme, with the aim of proper facilitated debate.

More information on the programme, speakers and booking details will be provided soon.

Booking not yet available

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 – NCSC Hosted Meeting Speaker TBA @ Nova
May 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00
AFCEA London - May 2019 - NCSC Hosted Meeting  Speaker TBA @ Nova | England | United Kingdom

NCSC Hosted Meeting

Speaker from NCSC