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A Virtual Defence Event

October 29-30, 2020

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Agenda

October 29, 2020  |  7:00 - 18:00 (EDT)

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome

Capt(N) Norman Jolin, OMM, MSM, CD, RCN (Ret’d), Associate Consultant, CFN Consultants

9:05 – 9:35

Opening Keynote  

Cmdre Christopher Robinson, OMM, CD
Director General Naval Force Development
Royal Canadian Navy

Undersea Warfare Future Capability and Challenges

9:35 – 10:00

Networking Break  

10:00 – 11:15

Panel

Moderator:
Capt(N) Jean Stéphane Ouellet, CD, Commander, Canadian Submarine Force


Panelists:

Adam Gray, Senior Program Manager, IR&D, Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems

Dr Ian Church, Associate Professor, Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick
Eric Jackson, President, Cellula Robotics

Submarine Technology & Automation for the Arctic
Continental defence demands an Arctic underwater surveillance capability which exploits innovative solutions, with multiple sensors, for maximum effect in both situational awareness and interoperability.

11:15 – 11:45

Networking Break  

11:45 – 13:00

Panel

Moderator:
Robert Dunlop, Business Development Manager, BAE Systems Canada

Panelists:

Stephan Meunier, Marketing Director, Naval Group
Dr. Roger Berg, Head of Technology Management, SAAB Kockums

Philipp Schön, Head of Product Sales Submarines,
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

Air Independent Power
The future of non-nuclear propulsion for increased endurance and efficiencies in generating and storing power.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking

14:00 – 14:30

Presentation

Eric Fournier, Director General, Innovation
IDEaS

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

IDEaS supports innovation by providing creative thinkers with the structure and support to encourage solutions to some of Canada’s toughest defence and security challenges. Join us to find out how the program has contributed to the development of solutions for maritime challenges and what we have in store for our next set of maritime related challenges.

14:30 – 15:00

Presentation

Anthony March, Vice President Engineering
Service, Babcock Canada

Beyond Third Line: Canadian Submarine Enterprise Technical Capabilities
Over the past 20 years of operating and sustaining the Victoria Class Submarines in Canada a significant national and international engineering and industrial capability has been built. The maintenance, repair, and upgrades executed by enterprise partners, combined with international capabilities that have been brought to bear, represent an overall technical capability that moves beyond traditional third-line maintenance. Using several case studies, these broad technical capabilities will be explored with an aim of looking to the future.

15:00 – 15:15

Closing Remarks

Draws for Prizes - Gamification

15:15 – 18:00

Networking Break

October 30, 2020  |  7:00 - 18:00 (EDT)

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome

Capt(N) Norman Jolin, OMM, MSM, CD, RCN (Ret’d),
Associate Consultant, CFN Consultants

9:05 – 9:35

Opening Keynote  

RAdm Peter D Briggs, AO(Mil), OAM, CSC, Royal Australian Navy (Ret’d)

Submarine Acquisition – An Australian Perspective

9:35 – 10:00

Networking Break  

10:00 – 11:15

Panel 1

Moderator:
Cdr Martin Byrne, Director Naval Requirements 9, PD VCM


Panelists:

Jason Reid, Director of International Maritime Programs, Serco Canada Marine
Thomas Ljungqvist, Director for Business Development & Strategy,
Saab Dynamics Underwater Systems
David Shea, Vice President, Engineering, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc.

Unmanned Platforms for the Arctic
Changes in tactics and emerging tech can improve the ability of fleets to enhance security and control of UW domain.

11:15 – 11:45

Networking Break  

11:45 – 12:15

Presentation

Thomas Paul, Senior International Sales Manager, Rheinmetall

Diverse Training Possibilities
The maritime and underwater environments are complex. Any technology used within these environments must meet very stringent standards. For submarines, this means more sophis- ticated technology and growing challenges for the crew. Train- ing in the run-up to at sea operations is becoming increasingly vitally important. For over 40 years, Rheinmetall has been developing simulators that help prepare seafarers, such as, switchboard drills for propulsion systems, exercises for steering, procedureal training for operations and training for damage control reliability, which are essential for successful missions.

12:15 – 12:45

Presentation

Sandy Thomson, Founder, Thordon Bearings Inc.
Bodo Gospodnetic, President, Dominis Engineering Ltd.
Robert Dimitrieff, President, Patriot Forge Co.

INTEGRATED SHAFTLINE SYSTEM - A Canadian Innovative Solution
The Canadian Integrated Shaftline System (CISS) has been developed by a consortium of three world leading manufacturing companies with a long track record of supplying advanced low noise technology components to Canadian, American and global navies. The partners discuss their emerging technologies that can provide a fully integrated, complete shaftline system for frigates, destroyers and submarines.

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch & Networking

13:30 – 14:45

Panel 2

Moderator:
Capt(N) Keith Coffen, Director Maritime Equipment Program Management (Submarines)

Panelists:

Tony Winter, Vice President, Project Delivery, Victoria Shipyards
Mark Potter, Vice President, Babcock Canada
Keith Cunnane, Vice President, Operations, Canada, BMT
Scott Dewis, Chief Vision Officer, RaceRocks

Naval/Submarine Sustainment & capability insertion

• Ship and submarine repair, how this capability is structured now, how it can be restructured, what could be done better?


• What is the country’s current capability, what do we expect will be the capability going forward?


• Scheduling repair without disrupting operational readiness.


14:45 – 15:00

Closing Remarks

Draws for Prizes - Gamification

15:00 – 18:00

Networking Break