In conjunction with the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) and industry, Symposia at Shrivenham are running a new event at Alexandra House Hotel to examine the challenges of turning concepts into capability. For example, how might MOD work better with industry to acquire the capabilities its concepts require? The symposium is set in the context of calls for more ‘agility’ and ‘innovation’. It is also set in the specific context of the need for more rapid capability insertion in a Future Operating Environment characterised by complexity, instability, uncertainty and pervasive information. The event is scheduled over 21-22 February 2018 and will fuse issues of concept and capability development, innovation and acquisition.
- Brigadier Darrell Amison CBE, DCDC
- Rear Admiral Andrew. J. ‘Bucket’ Loiselle USN, US Joint Staff 17
- Andrew Cunningham and Paul Day, UK Defence Solutions Centre
- Professor Mark Jenkins, Cranfield School of Management
- Stu Olden, Williams F1
- Matt Connolly, Tallt Ventures
- Barry Hayes, Future Logistics Optimisation Group
- Vice Admiral Sir Jonathan Woodcock KCB, OBE, Navy HQ
- Phil O’Grady, PA Consulting
- Mike Wilmot, SAP
- Richard Spencer and Matt Gibson, MOD BATCIS
- John Ling, Nova Systems
- Dr Andrew Tyler, Northrop Grumman Europe
- Jaymie Durnan, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
The aim of the event is to examine defence and other models for concept to capability development in order to identify best practice that might be adopted.
Brigadier Darrel Amison CBE, Head of Concepts DCDC, will open the event on Day 1 with his keynote. US and industry colleagues will then present on their own perspectives. To broaden the discussion the symposium will include: lessons from F1 motorsport; ‘insights from startups, disruptors, innovators and companies driving change’; and FLO Group with an SME’s view. The Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock OBE, will close the day with his keynote.
On Day 2 we will open with a look at an adversaries perspective before considering four case studies: PA Consulting on ‘The Whole Force Approach’; SAP on ‘Design Thinking ‘ and COTS; MOD BATCIS on Project MORPHEUS; and Nova Systems on Meeting the Test and Evaluation Challenge. Through workshops and a plenary the symposium will look to identify key insights for improving future concept to capability development. The event will conclude with a further keynote addresses.
There is much opportunity for networking, including an evening dinner event at the STEAM railway museum.
The event will be of value to defence contractors, consultants, think-tanks, military and academics working in concept development, acquisition and procurement.
Displays, Demonstrations and Sponsorship
We offer companies, departments and establishments an opportunity to display their equipment or advertise their capability within the Conference facility throughout the Symposium. There are also unique opportunities for sponsoring this event.
Cost and Concessions
- Delegate £795 - Online payment £755
- UK Government/Academia, MOD Trading Funds £525 - Online payment £505
- MODUK Civil Servants (inc Dstl) £415 - Online payment £395
- UK Military £250
- Single Display £810 - Online payment £775 - One person
- Double Display £1430 - Online payment £1355 - Two persons
- Extra person for display £200
The facilities provided will be a 6ft x 2ft table and chair with access to 240v power to UK 3 pin socket and a complimentary advertisement in the event programme. Additional equipment, from extension leads, travel adapters to LCD screens may be provided on request.
Please note: Only fully registered delegates have access to the presentations and discussions in the Lecture Theatre.
UK Military Rates
Rates advertised are for serving UK military staff (RN, RM, Army and RAF) Symposia at Shrivenham reserve the right to cancel the booking/application or hold any monies paid as a credit toward a full payment.
Terms and conditions
As per standard Cranfield University terms and conditions for delegates - available below.
Substitutions are welcome and may be made at any time, at no charge, provided the organisers are informed prior to the start of the event. If you have to cancel your booking, please do so in writing to Cranfield University. Cancellation up to 10 working days prior to the start date is subject to a £100 administration fee, after which, regrettably, no refund can be made. Refunds will be processed after the event.
It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the organiser’s, to change programme content, speakers and/or timing of the event. Neither Cranfield University nor the Defence Academy is liable for any changes.
UK military rates
Rates advertised are for serving UK military salaried staff, these do not include associates and or staff working with or on behalf of the UK military, Symposia at Shrivenham reserve the right to cancel the booking/application or hold any monies paid as a credit toward a full payment.
Access to and use of any presentations provided are for attendees use only, sharing, reproduction is forbidden without the authors permission. Cranfield accept no responsibility for any data loss due to conversion to PDF.
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