The application of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is an exciting and growing area.

The potential of big data analytics in defence operations is perhaps less visible. In this webinar we bring together academic and industry perspectives to gain a better understanding of the role of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in boosting logistics capability to meet current and future defence challenges.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Defence Forum, whose aims include engaging with leading logisticians from commerce and academia, promoting collaboration and professional development, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge through debates and conferences.

This webinar will:

  • Discuss the evolution and digital transformation of defence operations and supply chains.
  • Provide an overview of big data analytics applications in the defence sector.
  • Showcase the potential of artificial intelligence for companies in the defence sector.


Professor Michael Bourlakis, Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management

Dr Anurag Tewari, Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management

James Triggs, Chief Operating Officer at Brookes SCS


10:00–10:05  Welcome – Professor Emel Aktas
10:05–10:15  Digital Transformation of Defence Operations – Professor Michael Bourlakis
10:15–10:30  Big Data Analytics Applications in Defence – Dr Anurag Tewari
10:30–10:45  What can Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning do for Defence? – Mr James Triggs
10:45–11:00  Questions from participants and panel discussion


This webinar is hosted by Zoom. You will need to download the Zoom application and be logged in to your Zoom account to be able to access the webinar. You can create a free Zoom account; you do not need a paid subscription with Zoom. You will need a reliable internet connection.

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