The sixth annual C4ISR and Beyond event took place on January 28, 2020 at The Westin in Ottawa. Over 200 participants from the Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence, and other governmental departments along with industry met for the one-day conference on data and the role it plays in this digital era.

In this post, we would like to share a video with the speakers who participated in four panels during the event:

Panel 1

The legal, intelligence and ethical perspectives of surveillance with a focus on the associated opportunities and challenges


LGen D. Michael Day (Ret’d)


Jessica Davis, President & Principal Consultant, Insight Threat Intelligence

Leah West, Lecturer of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Stephanie Carvin, Assistant Professor Assistant Professor of International Affairs – National Security Issues, Terrorism, Critical Infrastructure Protection, International Law, Humanitarianism, Foreign Policy

Panel 2

Digitization driving business and operational process for the Canadian Armed Forces. How do we harness technology to build a robust digital architecture?


Christiana Cavazzoni, ADM DIA, Director General Data Strategy and Innovation, Department of National Defence


BGen David Anderson, Director General Readiness, Canadian Joint Operations Command

Michael Daly, CTO, Cybersecurity and Special Missions, Raytheon Company Intelligence, Information & Services

Jodie Wallis, Managing Director, Applied Intelligence, Accenture Inc.

Panel 3

How the Air Force, Army, Navy and SOFCOM convert tactical data into operational effect. How does each environment mark, harness, use and execute tactical data in operations?


Col Richard Fawcett (Ret’d), Director of Business Development, Land and Joint Solutions, GDMS


Maj Jason Furlong, Project Director, RPAS, Drectorate of Air Requirements 8

Capt(N) Sheldon Gillis, Director Naval Requirements, Royal Canadian Navy

Col Yannick Lemieux, Director Land Command Information, Canadian Army

Panel 4

Delivering an agile, resilient network to enable C4ISR readiness.


MGen Earl D. Matthews (Ret’d), Chief Strategy Officer, Verodin, Inc.


Eric Lariviere, Project Manager, DG Cyber, DJCIS, Department of National Defence

Leslie Bayford, User Experience Design Manager, Pleora

Bruce Carruthers, Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder, CORD3 Innovation Inc.

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