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Previous Defence Information Events: DI'16 to DI'18

Defence Information is an annual 2-day Event jointly organisd by Team Defence Information, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Cranfield University.  Past events have been at locations that include RUSI, the Defence Academy, Shrivenham and, more recently, the STEAM Conferencing Centre at Swindon.  

Defence Information 2019 is being planned by a joint MOD/Indsutry group.  The theme is Information Enabled Modernisation - scheduled for 10th & 11th April 2018, at the STEAM Conferencing Centre at Swindon.  

If you wish to provide input to the planning for DI'19 contact If you are interested in Exhibitor and Sponsor Packages, please visit the Cranfileld website DI'19 Event page. This page is also where you can book delegate places.

Content from previous Defence Information Events is published below. They have been grouped by year: click on DI'16, DI'17 and DI'18 (not forgetting the future DI'19!)See also section in Learning titled TD-Info Excellence 


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Views on Defence Information 2018 Event Public P  Expand

Last Updated: 3 May 2018 16:52  Download

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This document presents two independent views on Defence Information 2018 . The first, from Simon Harries, comments on what he saw as the three major themes - Integration, Transformation and People - present throughout this two-day event that attracted over 270 from both MOD and Industry. The second piece is copied from a blog post called My favo(u)rite conference of the year from Kevin Parker, the lead of the independent judges for the 2018 Excellence Award. We also include mention of the results of the TD-Info 2018 Excellence Award, won by GBR14, and the Appendix includes a summary of DI’18.

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DI'18 - Defence Information Event  DI: Defence Information Event 


Defence Information 2017 Event: Delivering in a Changing World 26 & 27 April Flyer 3-9 Public P  Expand

Last Updated: 2 May 2017 17:46  Download

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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. Read this flyer about DI'17 whose theme is 'Delivering in a Changing World. It also has detaila about the Excellence Awards - 28 February is the closing date for entries. DI'17 is on 26 and 27 April. This document will be updated on a regular basis.

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DI'17 - Defence Information Event  DI: Defence Information Event  Event  TD-Info Excellence Awards & Good Practice Market Place 


Press Release - RESULTS of Maritime Innovation Challenge 50k Prize_280416 Public P  Expand

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2016 14:40  Download

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PRESS RELEASE – for immediate release | 27 April 2016

UKCeB is pleased to announce Warwick Analytics as the Winner of the Maritime Innovation Challenge (MIC), a competition open to Small-to-Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) with a winner’s prize of £50,000. In collaboration with Navy Command, Babcock were sponsors for the competition which was managed by UKCeB with support from major trade organisations ADS Group and techUK. The results were announced at the UKCeB Defence Information ’16 (DI’16) Conference on 21 April 2016.

The winning submission made by Warwick Analytics - - was for a proposed Maritime Automated Predictive Maintenance (MAPM) solution. Dan Somers, MD of Warwick Analytics, explained that MAPM “takes both the live and static data from maritime fleets to automatically predict issues, and also recommend how to obviate or resolve them with live corrective actions and/or maintenance.” Key areas addressed are increasing availability, saving costs and improving safety.

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Article in Publication  Availability  Awards  Big Data & Analytics  Case Study  DI'16 - Defence Information Event  DI: Defence Information Event  Digital Revolution  Digitalisation  Futures  Innovation & Digital Disruption  Maintenance  Maritime or Navy  Ways of Working 


Press Release re Finalists to the Maritime Innovation Challenge_v2 Public P  Expand

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2016 16:05  Download

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Results from the Judging Day on 13 April 2016 at Royal Navy Command HQ. There were 5 Finalists who presented at Defence Information '16 on 21 April, competing for a winner's prize of £50,000.

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Agile  Big Data & Analytics  Event  Innovation & Digital Disruption  Learning & Development  Maritime or Navy  Mobile Applications  Mobile Apps  Mobile Technology 


Nine Shortlisted Companies in the Maritime Innovation Challenge_120416 Public P  Expand

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016 10:56  Download

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This document introduces the nine short-listed Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and their submissions to the Maritime Innovation Challenge. Each submission applies innovation to one or more of the three Categories of the Challenge: Peer-to-peer Knowledge Sharing, Data Visualisation and Knowledge Capture.

The short descriptions here are those provided by each SME as part of a more detailed submission. The SMEs are listed in the order that presentations to be made to the Maritime Innovation Challenge Judges on 13th April 2016 at Royal Navy Command Headquarters, Portsmouth.

The overall winner and Commended entrants were announced on the second day of the Defence Information ’16 held at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. The UKCeB organises this event in conjunction with Cranfield University.

Warwick Analytics was the SME that was the overall winner of the Maritime Innovation Challenge and received a prize of £50,000. All entrants have been successful in raising their profile in the defence sector.

UKCeB was delighted that the Maritime Innovation Challenge attracted a healthy number of quality entrants and provided a great showcase for SMEs and also helped them better understand the market opportunities in defence. This Challenge has given SMEs an attentive audience and it opens the potential for business opportunities, regardless of whether an SME is the prize winner. Please review these interesting innovation proposals and use the links to find out more about these companies.

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Agile  Availability  Awards  Big Data & Analytics  Case Study  Cloud  Collaboration & Collaboration Forum  Data Fusion  Data Quality  Digital Revolution  Digitalisation  Event  Futures  Guide &/or FAQ document  Innovation & Digital Disruption  IoT - Internet of Things  Maritime or Navy  SME: Small to Medium Enterprise  Social - Enterprise Social  Training  Ways of Working 


The Automated Digital Revolution: Connected Car - a DI'16 Presentation & Workshop Public P  Expand

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015 15:17  Download

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UKCeB member Bearing Point will provide a Presentation and a workshop at Defence Information 2016. This is a flyer containing details about the content of both. BearingPoint will explain the catalysts for digital transformation in automotive through their experiences of working with Jaguar Land Rover to launch their first connected cars. As and when more documents are available, they will be appended as 'sub-documents' to this.

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Big Data & Analytics  Case Study  DI: Defence Information Event  Digital Revolution  Engineering  Event  Futures  Human Factors & HFI  Interoperability  Learning  Servitisation  Transformation  Workshop 


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