26th May 2022 | 08:30-17:30 BST | QEII Centre, London

Innovate. Scale.
Defend Freedom.

With digital innovation representing an essential measure of modern defence capability, the challenge now is one of adoption, integration and scale. This year’s programme will dive into critical topics ranging from data-driven defence technologies to domain integration to cybersecurity & the threat of mis/disinformation.

Taking a practical approach to these discussions, Defence Disrupted 2022 will not only deliver engaging debate & thought-leadership, but drive practical change - contracts, investment and new technology.

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Cybersecurity & Disinformation
In our modern battlefield, physical threats are exacerbated by cyber attacks & weaponised information. How can we equip ourselves with the tools to tackle these unique threats?
People & SkillsThe military has a proud tradition as a hotbed of innovation talent. How can we upskill personnel with critical digital skills while fueling this culture of innovation?
Data-Driven Defence
Data has become an essential strategic asset in defence. From building a digital backbone to leveraging AI in the battlefield & the back-office, how can we best exploit the power of data?
Sustainability & Resilience
Defence accounts for 50% of the UK central government’s emissions, representing both a huge responsibility & opportunity for impact. How can we green the defence sector while adapting to the imminent threat of a changing climate?
Breaking Barriers For Startups
Too many good ideas never make it past prototyping & pilots. How can we break down barriers for innovators to ensure defence buyers can find - and quickly scale - the smartest technologies?
Mircea GeoanăNATO Deputy Secretary General
Charlie ForteCIO, UK Ministry of Defence
Anita FriendHead of DASA
Nick ElliottCEO, Helsing UK
Caroline BellamyCDO, UK Ministry of Defence
Joe RobinsonCEO Defence and Security, Improbable
Marc WarnerCEO & Co-Founder, Faculty
Major General Tom Copinger-Symes CBEDirector of Military Digitisation, UK Strategic Command
Rebecca WarrenSenior Policy Adviser -NATO, Polar Regions & Euro-Atlantic Security, Royal Navy
Lucia RetterResearch Leader in Defence & Security, RAND Europe
John-Orr HannaChief Intelligence Officer, CRISP
Puneet ChhabraCTO & Co-founder, ACUA Ocean

...with more Speakers coming soon!

Caroline Bellamy
CDO, UK Ministry of Defence
Anita Friend
Head of DASA
Lucia Retter
Research Leader in Defence & Security, RAND Europe
Alexandre Crépault
Commercial Strategy Manager at Climate X
Caroline Bellamy
CDO, UK Ministry of Defence
Mircea Geoană
NATO Deputy Secretary General

Defence Disrupted 2021 in numbers

60
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speakers
700
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attendees
18
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sessions
In 2021 we had over 60 expert speakers join us.
Over 700 delegates from across the defence sector joined us in 2021.
We hosted over 18 sessions - from leading keynotes to deep dive roundtables.

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The Venue - QEll Centre

This year, we are excited to convene a world-class group of defence leaders, innovators, policymakers and investors for a full day of in-person discussions, chats & workshops on 26th May at the QEII Centre in the heart of Westminster.

In person tickets will be limited, however we will be live streaming the event so virtual tickets will also be available.

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Whether you are a warfighter, official, investor or industry leader, it is time to strengthen our commitment to engage with innovative digital technologies in defence - preparing us for security in the future while engaging with the real threats we face today.

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