DGI 2019

28 - 30 January, 2019

Royal Lancaster London

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Major General James Hockenhull


Chief of Defence Intelligence
UK MoD


9:30 AM Keynote - How the New UK Intelligence Strategy will Deliver Enhanced Decision Support for Operational Commanders

Discover how the UK will transform detection and prevention of threats to national security through cultural transformation and greater adoption of the latest technologies as part of a fresh approach to defence intelligence modernisation:
 
·         Why the current threat environment calls for a new approach to defence intelligence
·         What kind of culture will UK defence intelligence teams benefit from in the near future?
·         Examining the promise and the reality of new technologies in the future of defence intelligence
·         Major challenges to overcome before UK defence intelligence predicts and prevents unknown threats earlier and faster
 
Lt General Hockenhull is one of the most decorated military intelligence leaders in the UK promoted to Major General in 2012 and Lt General in 2018. As Chief of Defence Intelligence he develops and implements UK national military intelligence strategy. 

9:50 AM Panel and Live Polling - How should We Adapt the Geospatial Intelligence Profession and Tradecraft To Maintain National, Regional and Global Security?

Most will agree that geospatial intelligence now plays a fundamental role in the success of most missions and without it speed and accuracy of decision making are dramatically reduced. What must be done to ensure the impact of geospatial intelligence is well communicated and the profession is properly funded? Find out from experts:
 
·         Are the benefits of geospatial intelligence properly understood at the highest levels?
·         Do communities of interest such as industry and academia receive sufficient support from government to evolve?
·         Are the correct career paths in place to sustain the profession?
·         What can you do continuously improve the perception and position of geospatial intelligence in your organisation?
 
Mr Dewar recently took over as the Director, Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO) in 2018. Previously he held the post of Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence, with stewardship of the Defence intelligence agencies, and lead responsibility for Defence’s strategic, international and industry policy.
 
Ms Schnarre is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the agency and implementing that strategy.  She provides oversight, synchronization, guidance, and development of NGA, National System for Geospatial Intelligence, and Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence strategic direction, future resource programming, capabilities planning and acquisition, innovation, research, and the adoption of new technologies supporting GEOINT requirements.
 
Brigadier (ret’d) Davies runs the Intelligence Solutions business area in the Intelligence and Security division of Raytheon UK. His responsibilities include software development and geospatial intelligence programmes. Prior to joining Raytheon, Nick served in the British Army and Joint Forces as a communications engineer, then in the Parachute Regiment, and latterly in appointments in intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare.
 
Lt General Hockenhull is one of the most decorated military intelligence leaders in the UK promoted to Major General in 2012 and Lt General in 2018. As Chief of Defence Intelligence he develops and implements UK national military intelligence strategy.


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