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Defence Information 2020 Event on 'Defence-led Transformation' 1 & 2 April

Information-led Transformation is the theme for the DI'20 Event - our annual joint MOD/Industry 2-day event on 1st and 2nd April 2020.  

Our theme relates to the signiicant transformational activity being undertaken by the MOD.  The MOD CIO Charlie Forte said , “We acknowledge that there is a huge amount of transformation taking place, not just in D&IT but across the whole of Defence."  (ISS journal ISSue 12, July 2019)

He went on to explain the three basic aims across these transformation programmes to: Mobilise, Modernise and Transform and that  transformation is on providing PanDefence Capability, "to which D&IT Transformation is a key enabler as some of the MOD projects "unlock the ability for other functions to realise their own transformational ambitions. Read ISSue article in full here." Also, see MOD Report: Mobilising, Modernising & Transforming Defence: Modernising Defence Programme.

Industry's contributions are integral to delivery of MOD transformation; hence our DI20 Event will provide a valuable opportunity for MOD and Industry to come together as a collaborative 'Team Defence' community to hear the latest thinking on information-led transformation through keynote presentations from senior leaders, interactive workshops and panel sessions. This will include insights into the latest developments in defence’s transformation programme and topics at the forefront of enabling ICT.

Contact Caroline at Cranfield to make enquiries about booking Exhibition Stands and becoming a DI'20 Event Sponsor.  Details about prices are on our event partner's website - Cranfield University Symposia

QuestionWhere can you go to learn from and network with some of the most actively engaged MOD and Industry personnel on matters relating to secure information sharing across the defence enterprise?

Answer: The annual joint MOD/Industry Defence Information event.

Defence Information is a 2-day event that has built a reputation of ‘squarely delivering’, largely because it is carefully jointly planned by MOD and Industry - and facilitated by Team Defence Information and Cranfield Defence and Security.

It’s an informal but purposeful and informative event whose content is well-curated, coordinated and themed - all supported by an interactive event App.

The DI event recognises and demonstrates that Defence operates as a joint enterprise with Industry and is ‘through-life’. And, sharing information securely across the enterprise is fundamental to operations and support.

At DI'20 the defence community gains from opportunities to focus on aspects of mutual interest and benefit. Day 1 covers Information, Cyber & Information Enablers while Day 2 is about Support, Services & Support Information.

The venue is the conference facilities at STEAM, housed in the historic buildings of the Great Western Railway in Swindon, now a museum.  Approximately 350 people attend with a strong mix of MOD and Industry.

The annual DI Event attracts a wealth of exhibitors who are open to demonstrating and discussing capabilities, case studies and the ‘art of the possible’. Workshops enable more in-depth, interactive engagement whilst keynotes provide an opportunity for announcements, briefings and exploration of strategy, people, process and technology matters.

A Good Practice Market Place showcases the collaborative work of finalists for the TD-Info Excellence Award 2020 and there is a separate TD-Info Award for Innovation, both judged during the event and presented on Day 2.  There is ample scope for ‘quality networking’, including the formal Event dinner (optional) held within the STEAM museum and amidst the trains! 

To understand more on what this annual event has to offer, please click to review the content from DI’19 as well as other Defence Information Events from previous years

If you have any suggestions for the organisers of DI'20, please email Team Defence.

We will be providing more details about DI'20 in due course, from those in MOD and Industry involved in planning for it. And, of course, we look forward to welcoming you to join us at Defence Information 2020.

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