24 - 25 September, 2018 |
Kuwait

Conference Day One: Monday, 24 September 2018

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 8:55 am National anthem and IQPC welcome remarks

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Lt Col Arnel David

Chief of Staff for the Army Future Studies Group
US Armed Forces

C4ISR FUTURE TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES

9:00 am - 9:30 am OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH: KNG’s current and future activities in terms of C4ISR

Lieutenant General Hashim Al-Rifai - Undersecretary Kuwait National Guard

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Lieutenant General Hashim Al-Rifai

Undersecretary
Kuwait National Guard

  • Uncovering the issues and inhibitors of the GCC C4ISR process
  • Promoting cooperation and information sharing across all defence stakeholders for efficient EW capability
  • Developing efficient joint GCC C4ISR networks across J2, J3 military rank

Panellists:
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H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh

Founder and Chair
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

10:00 am - 10:30 am Upgrading the systems of intelligence and surveillance across the region’s armed forces

  • Understanding the role of ISR and C2 in the GCC context
  • Utilising cutting-edge technologies available
  • Improving Middle East command and control integration and functionality

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking coffee break

INTEROPERABILITY AND JOINT OPERATIONS

  • Uncovering the issues and inhibitors of the GCC C4ISR process
  • Promoting cooperation and information sharing across all defence stakeholders for efficient EW capability
  • Developing efficient joint GCC C4ISR networks across J2, J3 military rank

Panellists:
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Colonel Dr. Eng. Mohammed Aseeri (Ret.)

Assistant Professor
National Centre for Radar and Electronics Warfare, KACST, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Ayad Aldaijy

CIO
Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture Saudi Arabia

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Brigadier Ali Abdullah Al Qahtani

Assistant Director General
Administrative Affairs, Saudi Arabia

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Brig. Gen. Randolph Staudenaraus

Chief, Office of Military Cooperation
US State Department Kuwait

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Interoperability and integration of secure communication systems to reduce latency

  • Turning information into actionable intelligence by fusing multiple modes of data collection
  • Optimising interoperability and integration of communication capabilities across land, sea and air
  • Improving cyber security capabilities across current communication channels

DATA FUSION & DISSEMINATION

11:30 am - 12:10 pm INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: How best to equip forces to establish joint cyber-defence operations

Major Nicolas Heyer - Co-Founder Cyber Innovation Hub German Armed Forces
Major Mohamed Bin Haider Almarashda - Expert in National Cyber Security Sharjah Police
  • Unifying the direction of cyberspace operations
  • Strengthening MOD, MOI and critical infrastructure cyberspace capabilities
  • Integrating multi-agency cyber expertise to overcome threats

Panellists:
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Major Nicolas Heyer

Co-Founder Cyber Innovation Hub
German Armed Forces

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Major Mohamed Bin Haider Almarashda

Expert in National Cyber Security
Sharjah Police

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Interoperability and integration of secure communication systems to reduce latency

  • Turning information into actionable intelligence by fusing multiple modes of data collection
  • Optimising interoperability and integration of communication capabilities across land, sea and air
  • Improving cyber security capabilities across current communication channels

EXPANDING MARITIME ISR CAPABILITIES

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm SPECIAL SESSION: Data fusion of multi-sensor platforms for enhancing military operations

Eng. Khalid A. Hameed Al Hammadi - Former Director of GIS Directorate Central Informatics Organization
  • Overcoming the challenges inhibiting interoperability amongst militaries in the Middle East
  • Integrating systems to work seamlessly across industry and militaries
  • Establishing interoperability on existing and future C4ISR structures
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Eng. Khalid A. Hameed Al Hammadi

Former Director of GIS Directorate
Central Informatics Organization

  • Overview of the military strategy in the 21st century
  • Discussing the impact on information warfare, human domain, networking etc-
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Lt Col Arnel David

Chief of Staff for the Army Future Studies Group
US Armed Forces

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Lt Col Arnel David

Chief of Staff for the Army Future Studies Group
US Armed Forces

1:40 pm - 1:40 pm Lunch break and end of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.