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January 28, 2020

7:30 - 17:00

The Westin | Ottawa, ON

The Loose Language
of Digital

BGen D.J. Anderson

Director General Readiness, CJOC

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Christiana Cavazzoni

Director General Data Strategy And Innovation, DND

Col E.S. Vandahl

CD, Director Force Development, CANSOFCOM

Col Richard Fawcett (Ret'd)

Director of Business Development, Land and Joint Solutions, GDMS

LGen D. Michael Day (Ret'd)


Eric Fournier

Director General Innovation, IDEaS, DND

Leah West

Lecturer, International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Jessica Davis

President & Principal Consultant
Insight Threat Intelligence

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

7:00 – 8:10

Registration, Breakfast & Networking


8:10 – 8:15


8:15– 8:45

Opening Keynote

8:45 – 9:45

Panel 1

Looking at the Legal, Intelligence and Ethical perspectives of surveillance with a focus on the associated opportunities and challenges.

10:15 – 10:45

Networking Break

10:45 – 12:00

Panel 2

Digitization driving business and operational process for the CAF
Becoming digitally empowered requires making the right strategic choices and understanding where to invest. It is about putting data to work across all aspects of the of the organization; from operations to supply chain, financial management, policy formulation and so forth.

This digital journey starts with a human-centred design that incorporates new business practices and processes around the human and using the best of data and digital to empower humans.

How do we harness technologies: cloud, AI, machine learning, blockchain, cyber, disruptive tech to build a robust digital architecture?

Looking beyond hardware and software, this panel discusses the central elements of the digital journey.

12:00 – 12:45


13:15 – 14:30

Panel 3

How does the Air Force, Army, Navy and SOFCOM convert tactical data into operational effect?
Data is the information gathered, and digital is about transforming data into something useful to deliver capabilities.  How does each environment mark, harness, use and execute tactical data in operations?

C4ISR is about using knowledge, understanding it and doing things collaboratively. How does the user in a cockpit, on the bridge of a ship or in a tank contend with a mind boggling amount of data to be able to act?

Future programs such as CSC, Future Fighter, ACSV are heavy digital platforms, how will each environment prepare to implement from a tactical perspective?

12:45 – 13:15

Luncheon Keynote

14:30 – 15:00

Networking Break

15:00 – 16:00

Panel 4

Trends in IT security standards and certification of networks dealing with multilevel security challenges.

16:00 – 16:05

Closing Remarks

16:05 – 17:00


17:00 – 19:00

WIDS – 5a – 7 Reception

9:45– 10:15


C4ISR and Beyond is a one day conference that brings together stakeholders from industry, military and government to discuss lessons learned, share technological advancement and its impact within the industry.

The purpose of this event is to create a DIALOGUE between key suppliers in critical C4ISR posts and DND in a panel environment that provides meaningful instruction and information to DND on a variety of technologies, highlighting capabilities that can fit future needs.

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What is C4ISR and Beyond all about?

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Early-Bird Rate


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  • Learn about new emerging technologies and capabilities that can help solve challenges of interoperability.
  • Hear from military personnel on what Canada is looking to invest in better support and enhance its C4ISR systems.
  • Understand how C4ISR is being used as a valuable tool to protect civilians.
  • Hear about unique and innovative C4ISR technology solutions that can make defence and security operations more effective, mobile and independent. 
  • Networking opportunity.

Why should you attend?

Executives in government, military and industry:

  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • System Integrators
  • Requirements Teams
  • Strategic Planners
  • Global Supply Chain
  • Research and Development
  • Development and preparation of Submission Materials
  • General Management

Who should attend?

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Tier 3/SME/Consultants


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With multiple network breaks, receptions and sitdown meals, you have ample oppourtunties to connect with your desired audience. Partake in the conference sessions and gain firsthand insights on what the industry is looking for so you can better position your product and/or service offerings.


Demonstrate your company’s expertise and authority with a customized speaking platform. The oppourtunity to participate directly in delivering educational content increases receptivity to your brand and sales efforts. Be top of mind when industry practicioners are looking for advice and solutions.


Consider the marketing exposure you will receive through our print and digital efforts, both internally and via our media partnerships. You will get weeks of pre-event exposure to your target audience. Think of it as a consolidated media buy.

Why Sponsor?

For more information on sponsorship or registration, please contact

Terri Pavelic



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