DSEI 23 Full Programme


Technology insertion and competitive advantage

14 Sep 2023
Naval Forum
Agile Acquisition & Rapid Delivery

Technological change is continuing to accelerate, with maritime forces needing to absorb and operate novel commercial and military technologies rapidly and continuously if they are to compete and confront the challenges and risks that have emerged in the 21st century.

This complex dynamic implies a radical redesign of the ways in which maritime forces are acquired, structured, and operated, including their organisational design and operational concepts, contracting routes, flexible crewing models, the generation of force capability and how they might manage and exploit data.

During this session the panel will examine several case studies that introduce viable solutions to these current and emerging challenges, notably the potential for AI applications, autonomy, modular systems, spiral development, and green propulsion.

Rear Admiral Dr Chris Parry CBE PhD, Director - Middlemarch Enterprises
Mr Andy Mitchell CEng MIMechE MAPM, Deputy Director – Navy Capability Sponsor - Royal Navy
Josh Sims, Director of Strategic Development - CommsAudit
Owen Sudlow, Strategy Director for Mission Systems and Marine - Babcock

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