Digitization has rapidly changed life on Earth as we know it. And due to this, the Canadian security and defence industry should strive to be at the forefront of these developments to ensure maximum protection of our country and to aid in military operations. This, of course, is not limited to potential security threats via land, air, and sea but also against the bane of new technologies in cyberspace. 

As the oldest print media for the security and defence industry, Vanguard has dedicated its December 2019/January 2020 issue to report on the latest technological advancements in the military, particularly on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, system upgrades, and similar technological improvements. Taking a step further, Vanguard has organized its sixth C4ISR and Beyond event to bring together top industry players and reputable members of the military and government for a dynamic sharing of ideas on the current digitization initiatives for C4ISR and their significant implications to security.   

C4ISR and Beyond 

C4ISR and Beyond is a one-day conference happening on January 28, 2020, from 07:00 am to 05:00 pm at The Westin in Ottawa. This conference is open to all interested parties, however, executives in government, military and members of the supply chain in charge of strategic planning, system integration, procurement, project management, research, and development are highly encouraged to attend. 


Vanguard has put together a group of well-respected personalities from the military and industry as speakers. Panels include:

  • Panel 1: The legal, intelligence and ethical perspectives of surveillance with a focus on the associated opportunities and challenges.
  • Panel 2: Digitization driving business and operational process for the CAF.
  • Panel 3: How do the Air Force, Army, Navy, and SOFCOM convert tactical data into operational effect? 
  • Panel 4: Multi-level security in an era of multi-domain operations, balancing the needs of intelligence and tactical surveillance.

Keynote Speakers

  • BGen D.J. Anderson – Director General Readiness, CJOC
  • Ms. Sharon Woods – Director and Program Manager for the Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO) in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Chief Information Officer

Learning Outcomes

The conference promises to be a day well spent on:

  • Learning from the best and brightest in the defence industry.
  • Getting first-hand information regarding available innovative C4ISR technology solutions that are designed to enhance mobility, efficiency, and independence of current defence and security operations.
  • Discovering the emerging technological trends on interoperability from colleagues who understand the responsibilities of being Canada’s first line of defence.
  • Knowing Canada’s latest investment plans towards the improvement of C4ISR systems.

Register Now 

Limited slots are available. To save a seat, please register by going to https://vanguardcanada.com/c4isr2020.