Big Data for Defence 2021
September 16 - September 18
As the variety, volume, veracity, and velocity of data is undergoing a rapid transformation and aggravating the cognitive burden on the Warfighter, armed forces require technologies to store, process, verify, and disseminate actionable intelligence at pace. It is widely accepted that decision-making in the future information-dominated battlespace will depend on big data analytics, AI/ML, and data connectivity.
However, existing institutions and mechanisms are largely rooted in outdated conventions, which impede rapid exploitation and integration of disruptive technologies. In order to retain the competitive edge against increasingly capable opponents, defence leaders must embrace technology offered by the civil sector and deliver decisive capability into the hands of the Warfighter.
Over the course of 3 days, the conference will explore ways to gain and retain the information advantage through disruptive innovation and big data analytics – addressing cloud computing, the acquisition of data from disparate sources, data validation, visualisation, accelerated and autonomous decision-making, and network resilience through cyber defence mechanisms. The conference programme will feature case studies, demonstrating adoption and applications of advanced military software.