Boots to Bots: From Cyber To The Grey Zone

Tuesday 23rd March, 10:00 – 17:00 GMT

We face a world where the unexpected happens overnight, technology is changing, enemies are unorthodox and virtual conversations have real-world impact. How can Western militaries adapt to a world where international players are manipulating cyberspace, using proxies to warp the information environment in ways that shape operations?

Join the Project for the Study of the 21st Century, the Wavell Room, and the British Army Cyber Association for a one day conference about the changing face of warfare. Sessions will include presentation and discussion of recent trends in cyber, high-tech, information and other forms of confrontation.

Boots to Bots – From Cyber to the Grey Zone
1000 – Introduction (Army Cyber Association/PS21)
1005 – Delivering in an Uncertain Age
Lt Gen Sir Graeme Lamb – Former UK Director Special Forces and Command the Field Army
Liisa Past – Former National Cyber Risk Officer, Estonia. Head of Cyber Security Development, Cybernetica
1050 – The Future in Practice – Operating in the Grey Zone Today
Dr Ivo Juurvee – International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallin, Estonia
Lt Col Chris Fogarty MBE– Commanding Officer 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare)

Lt Col Anthony Neylan – Army Information Directorate, Army Headquarters

James Athow-Frost – Major, Parachute Regiment. Founder, Wavell Room
Ruaridh Arrow – Former Harvard Fellow, BBC journalist and open source specialist. Army Reservist.
1130 – Break
1140 – Imagining war in 2030
Dr Christopher Ankersen – former Canadian Army officer, Clinical Professor, New York University
Harry Porteous – former British Army Officer, now working on AI and UAVs
Delina Goxho – Complete specialist focusing on remote warfare in the Sahel
1210 – Breakout Groups on “Hybrid and Cyber in 2030”
1245 – Lunch Break
1400 – International Approaches to Cyber and the Grey Zone
Kristen Hajduk – Former Operations Director, US Department of Defense National Security Innovation Network
Nigel Inkster –  Former Deputy Chief, UK Secret Intelligence Service
Nina Jankowicz – Disinformation Fellow, Wilson Center, author of “How to Lose the Information War”
1455 – Break
1500 – GCHQ After 9/11: Lessons for Today
John Basset – Former senior GCHQ official
1510 – 10 Things I’ve Learned in Public Sector Cyber Security
Owen Pritchard – Cyber Lead, Local Government Association.
1520 – Breakout Groups on “What UK Defence Must Do to Adapt”
1545 – Beyond The Integrated Review
Abigail Watson – Conflict and Security Policy Coordinator, Saferworld
Nick Reynolds – Land Warfare Associate, Royal United Services Institute
Dr. Larry Lewis – Director of the Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence at CNA
1630 – Ending

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