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12 - 15 September 2023

Excel - London

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Developing the Next Generation Aviator: aptitudes, talents and skills for the digital battlespace

16 Sep 2021
Aerospace Forum
Cyber Security , Obtaining & Retaining Skills

Tomorrow’s armed forces will require personnel as able to work with technology as they are with traditional armaments, who can champion new ways of working, and drive innovation, no matter their rank. They will need to learn in an entirely different way to what has come before, if we are to maintain our people and skills edge within a rapidly evolving digital world.

Air Vice-Marshal Maria Byford, RAF Chief of Staff Personnel, will be joined by leading innovators from across the MoD and industry, who will provide key insights into how we are developing digital skills and immersing our people in the latest technologies, to equip our people with the necessary skills to excel in the digital world, including:

  • Understanding emerging technologies and their applications in defence 
  • The importance of understanding end-user needs
  • Shifting traditional attitudes toward Defence Innovation
Air Vice Marshal Maria Byford, Chief of Staff Personnel & Air Secretary - Royal Air Force
Mark Johnson, Director/Consultant - Atheniem
Jez Lenman, Principal Human Factors Specialist - Dstl
Cororal Kyle Harper, 90 Signals Unit Junior NCO Application Exploitation Flight - Royal Air Force
Joe Sheffield, Tempest Early Careers Netwok Graduate - Leonardo

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