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C4ISR: Agility through Innovation

In just over a week, many from within the C4ISR realm in Canada will gather for the annual C4ISR and Beyond event. This one-day conference has been used in the past as a platform that brought together stakeholders from the industry, military, and government to share lessons and technological advancement and its impact on the industry.

This year’s event organized for February 2nd will continue in the same vein but with a much more heighten approach given the rapid advancement of technology and the ever-increasing security risks and concerns that are plaguing the world today.

Some of the topics that will be covered include C4ISR challenges, the investment needed by the Canadian military, cost effective service for communications, weather and surveillance, assets that support targeting, cyber security and space.

Many high-level speakers from the military, government, and industry will participate in panel discussions throughout the day at the Fairmont Château Laurier, the venue for this year’s conference.

 

Panels include:

Panel 1 – Joint & Services (Navy, Army, Air)

  • What are the main C4ISR challenges?
  • DPR context, where does this lead? Impact on C4ISR
  • What are the investments needed now?

Moderator

SP (Steve) Noonan, CMM, MSC, CD, Partner, CFN Consultants

Panelists

Commander David Anderson, Director Naval Requirements, Communications & Information Systems, RCN

Colonel Nicolas Pilon, Director of Land Requirements, Department of National Defence

Colonel Steve Chouinard, Director of Air Requirements, Department of National Defence

LCol (ret’d) Greg Jensen, J2 Capability Integration, Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters

 

Panel 2 – Space: The Unseen Enabler

  • Force multiplier, essential modern defence element.
  • Cost effective service for communications, weather and surveillance.
  • Support operations in Canada, the Arctic and expeditionary deployment.
  • How do we capitalize on growth in satellite bandwidth?

Moderator

Robert Quinn, Account Manager – DND Space, MDA

Panelists

Colonel Jeff Dooling, Director of Space Requirements, Department of National Defence

John T. Weaver, Section Head – Space and ISR Applications, DGSTCO, DRDC

Brent Perrott, President, Hunter Communications

 

Panel 3 – Emerging Technologies in Traditional C4 Spaces

  • What are Canada’s needs and investments?
  • 1 CAD Div – what can industry provide to effectively support deployed expeditionary forces (next 5-10 yrs)?
  • Targeting – C4ISR assets that support targeting.
  • Unique Canadian capability OOTW.

Moderator

Jim Simms, Strategic Advisor, Thales Canada

Panelists

Daniel Landry, Joint Targeting Programme Manager, ADM (S&T) DGSTJFD

 

Panel 4 – Digital Age force multipliers: Cyber, Situational Awareness, Networks and the Cloud

  • How to build Canada’s resilience, capability and innovation?
  • Identify gaps and opportunities.
  • What are the threats, how do we protect ourselves?

Moderator

Jamie O’Hare, Director of Channel and Client Relations, Cytelligence

Panelists

Sophie Martel, Senior Director, Directorate Information Management Engineering and Integration (DIMEI), DND

John Proctor CD, CISM, Vice President, Cyber Security, CGI

Nicholas Scheurkogel, Director, Cyber Intelligence, Cytelligence

 

To learn more about this event or to attend, please visit: http://www.c4israndbeyond.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Marcello Sukhdeo

Marcello is the managing editor of Vanguard, IT in Canada and Canadian Government Executive and the host of Vanguard Radio and WRLWND Radio podcasts. He is an avid technology and security enthusiast, who has worked on content leadership strategies for a number of industries including the public sector, life science, technology and defence.

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