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.
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?
SP (Steve) Noonan, CMM, MSC, CD, Partner, CFN Consultants
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?
Robert Quinn, Account Manager – DND Space, MDA
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.
Jim Simms, Strategic Advisor, Thales Canada
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?
Jamie O’Hare, Director of Channel and Client Relations, Cytelligence
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/