‘‘Delivering in a Changing World’’

Jointly presented by UKCeB, MOD & Cranfield University


Defence Information 2017 is the major annual communications event of Joint Information Group activities (the JIG reports to the Defence Suppliers Forum) and the Event’s content spans both Information and Support.

Our DI’17 Event examines some of the ‘people, process and technology’ issues critical to Team Defence being able to adopt, embed and exploit new (and often disruptive) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) capabilities and associated new ways of working - to productive effect. 

Format & Outcomes

The two days include: keynote presentations, panels where the audience question and contribute to the debate, choices of workshops which delve into ‘Delivery’ using case studies and experiences from recent JIG projects, a Good Practice Market Place where defence teams share their experiences on innovative and collaborative Team Defence projects, trade stands where suppliers demonstrate innovative applications and opportunities for networking with peers both from MOD and Industry. Details may be found in the Flyer.

Keynote presentations are to be given by:

Steve Latchem, MOD Head Architecture, ISS Service Design Pillar

Nigel Whitehead, BAE Systems Group MD Programmes and Support - and Chairman UKCeB

Major General Angus Fay, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Logistics Operations MOD

Andrew Tyler, Chief Executive Europe, Northrop Grumman

Toby Mills, Managing Director, Rotary and Mission Systems, Lockheed Martin UK

Graham Curtis, BAE Systems and JIG Co-Chair

Ian Henderson, MOD Head of Information Professions

Ian Sinclair, Principal Business Consultant at Civica

Angus Ward, Partner, BearingPoint UK

John Gillam, CTO for Cloud Services, BT Global Services

Richard Cross, CDIO, Atkins

Scott Patterson, Babcock Analytic Solutions

Steve Pascoe, Babcock International Group

Jamie Cole, IBM Lead for Cognitive Solutions, IBM Europe

Kevin Parker, VP Solutions Marketing, Micro Focus

Jim Conway, IT Enterprise Architecture, Boeing

John Sharp, TFD

Paul Hudson, Fujitsu

Neil Rae, Boeing Defence UK

Derek Shaw, Weapons Operating Centre Lead for UK MoD

Their details may be found in the Flyer.

Interactive Workshops at DI’17

Delegates will have a great choice of informative and interactive Workshops that will be initiated by protagonists who, across the piece, will represent industry, the MOD, government and academia.  There are four sessions in the programme dedicated to Workshops with up to six running concurrently in each session.  Details are available in the Flyer.

DI’17 – The App

Our Event is supported by an interactive DI’17 App so that attendees have information at their fingertips – synopses of sessions, presenter profiles, sponsor and exhibitor downloads, site plans to navigate to sessions, notifications about Event activities; plus, opportunities to provide feedback through polls and private messaging with other attendees. The App comes in mobile phone format (Android & iOS) format and the content replicates onto a dedicated website for browser access on laptops & other mobile devices. Delegates can download the DI’17 App on Event registration.  Content updates happen seamlessly.  The App enables participants to get the most from DI’17.

Event Dinner

You will enjoy ample opportunity for networking during this 2-day Event and have the option of participating in an all-inclusive formal dinner at the nearby STEAM museum, an excellent venue for dining and socialising amongst magnificent historic railway technology.

Complimentary transport will be provided to and from our regular hotels Blunsdon House Hotel and Jurys Inn.

Displays, Demonstrations and Sponsorship

Organisations – both UKCeB member and non-member - are invited to become a Sponsor for DI’17 or become and Exhibitor.  The DI’17 App will provide great ways of reaching and MOD/Industry audience with you providing the content including downloads, links to your website and social media where applicable.  The App will use notifications to credit Sponsors and to highlight the stands of Exhibitors.

Scroll down to see the details of benefits and opportunities offered by sponsorship.



Display Space

Exhibitors in the Exhibition Hall at DI’17

  • Single Display stand – dimensions 3 x 2 metres –with a 1.8m x 0.6m table and chair.
  • Double Display stand - dimensions 6 x 2 metres - with two 1.8m x 0.6m tables and two chairs
  • All stands have access to 240v power to UK 3 pin socket. Additional equipment, from extension leads, travel adapters to LCD screens may be provided on request.
  • Stand location will be indicated on DI’17 App floor plan and linked to App content.
  • Advertorial content is available on the DI’17 App, including text (max 200 words), literature (max 3 items) on company &/or products/services as downloads, with contact details
  • Optional promotion, via UKCeB push notification, of opportunity for attendees to enter prize competition sponsored by Exhibitor.
Please note: Only fully registered delegates have access to the presentations and discussions in the Lecture Theatre.

Core MOD Rates 

Rates advertised are for serving Core MOD salaried staff, these do not include associates and or staff working with or on behalf of the Core MOD, 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


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.

Programme changes

It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, 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 staff (RN, RM, Amry or RAF), 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.

Chatham House Rule

"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed". In addition to any security classification criteria.

Data Protection

If you have received correspondence from us where the personal or company details are incorrect, please contact Symposia at Shrivenham so that we may update our records. Cranfield University gathers and manages data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The information may be used to update you on our other events and courses. Cranfield University will not share your data with other companies or agencies offering similar services.

Health and Safety

I verify that the Company will accept responsibility for the welfare of persons entering their display space with regards to Health and Safety and also accept that all electrical appliances brought on site have been PAT tested within the last 12 months.


Symposia at Shrivenham events are held on a MOD establishment to which site access is restricted.  Such access may be denied at any time to anyone and, for security reasons, MOD has the right not to divulge the reason for denial of access.

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