DSEI 23 Full Programme


Unlocking the Future Force’s potential through digital transformation: how will the future force be optimised, what skills will be needed, and why is data and technology integration so crucial?

14 Sep 2023
Strategic Command & Keynote Forum
Developing the CyEM domain

Today's defence workforce is highly versatile, incorporating a vast array of skills that support an extensive range of interdependent responsibilities. Digital transformation and skills development will unlock commanding insight into operations, logistics, intelligence, people and budgets, in turn enabling fast decisions and rapid actions to ensure both front-line and back-office advantage over adversaries and maximum operational impact.

Tomorrow's military and civilian workforce and its leaders need to not only have the tools and skills to exploit the benefits offered by integration across land, sea, air, space and cyber domains; they will also need to leverage the military advantage presented by hyperscale computing and integrated cloud applications, as well as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and quantum computing. Progressive multi domain integration will be reliant on integrated infrastructure and applications to facilitate data-fusion, information sharing and ultimately enable precise decision making.

  • Oracle will consider with our guests how civilian and military personnel will deliver significant operational advantage when provided with commanding insight through differentiated technology and integrated infrastructure.
  • The expert panel will discuss how defence organisations can harness the potential of today's inclusive and diverse workforce and shift to a progressive, personnel-oriented approach to skills development and deployment.
Mr Jan Thompson, Senior Director: Defence, Justice and Public Safety – EMEA - Oracle
Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Deputy Commander - Strategic Command
Heather Goldstraw, Director of Defence - Cranfield University
Nigel Shaw, Digital Director and Chief Digital Information Officer - Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)

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