Defence Information is an annual 2-day Event held at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. The coming DI'17 Event is on 26th and 27th April 2017. UKCeB works closely with the MOD to ensure a stimulating progreamme for over 200 attendees who represent both MOD and Industry. DI'17 has keynote presentatinos, Panel sessions, workshops, a Good Practice Market Place and Exhibition space. DI'17 provides a stimulating forum where MOD and Industry address developments and opportunities that affect all in Team Defence. Symposia at Shrivenham facilitate and host the event at the Defence Academy which provides excellent facilities. More about how to participate in DI'17 - whether as a sponsor, exhbitor or delegate - can be fouund on the Cranfield Unoversity website HERE.
UKCeB, working with Industry and the MOD, develop the DI'17 programme which is updated regularly in the DI'17 Flyer (to be added).
Content from previous Defence Information Events is published below. See also section in Learning titled UKCeB Excellence Awards
UKCeB Excellence Awards - Photos and Certificates (+18) Expand
DI'17: 26 and 27 April
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DI'17 - Workshop 2 - Skype for Business (+1) Expand
Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017 10:22 Download
The slides used to run the workshop updated to include the notes from the discussion at the workshop.
DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event JIG Project: Skype for Business Pilot Workshop
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DI'17 - Workshop 3 - Assessing data management capability Expand
DI'17 - Tim King - Babcock Analytic Solutions - Asset data management - Where to start the journey Expand
DI'17 - Workshop 4 - Data Quality (JIG Project) Expand
DI'17 - Workshop 5 - Joint Working – BIWMS Case Study Expand
Last Updated: 19 May 2017 12:50 Download
Jointly presented by representatives from MOD, Boeing Defence UK and the Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW). Content includes: An introduction to ICW, and Business
Collaboration; BIWMS Case Study: – Background to the Workshop, – Our Journey, – Audience Input and
BWIMS - Base Inventory Warehouse Management System Collaboration & Collaboration Forum DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event Ways of Working Workshop
DI'17 - Workshop 17 - Hybrid Networds - the Future Here Today, Joe Bombagi, Riverbed Technology Expand
Last Updated: 16 May 2017 10:05 Download
DI'17: 26 and 27 April Workshop
DI'17 Workshop 15 - SVGC BIDADEMS-DI'17 RESULTS Expand
Last Updated: 10 May 2017 10:45 Download
DI'17: 26 and 27 April Workshop
DI17 Presentation - SVGC presentation UKCeB DI'17 Workshop (lite) Expand
DI17 Presentation - ISS and Deep Secure- Innovation Quality of User Service Expand
DI17 Presentation - ISS and Deep Secure: 21st Century Challenge Expand
DI17 Presentation Richard Cross ATKINS_Agile Delivery Expand
Last Updated: 5 May 2017 16:37 Download
Richard Cross, CDIO, Atkins | Embracing Agile delivery through ‘development without projects’ (Defence Information '17, April 26th 1210-1230) This presentation covered successes in bringing Agile delivery to the more traditional environment of Design and Construction in Infrastructure: ‘Evergreen IT’; and the changing emphasis of the CIO and CDO roles.
Agile Digitalisation Evergreen ICT MOD ISS: DII - Defence Information Infrastructure Transformation Ways of Working
DI17 Presentation Jim Conway Boeing_IT Enterprise Architecture Expand
Last Updated: 5 May 2017 16:35 Download
Jim Conway, IT Enterprise Architecture, Boeing | Delivering in a changing world – an architectural approach (Defence Information '17, April 26th 1150-1210) Jim provided clarity on the value of Enterprise Architecture and why it needs to be in the fore-front of IS delivery thinking. He recognized the change in approach today, to systems over the past 20 years and explored the difference between a ‘Green-Field Approach’ and ‘Re-Factoring Legacy Systems’. His talk focused on four main areas which can enable delivery as disruptive technologies emerge:: The Business is front and foremost; Business Architecture/Capabilities, a Pace Layered Approach; Data and Information; and, Enabling Technology directions for global delivery.
ILH: Information Labelling & Handling Information Architecture
DI17 Presentation - Sharp Hudson & Rae_Removing Human Interfaces from the Supply Chain Expand
Last Updated: 5 May 2017 16:32 Download
John Sharp, TFD, Paul Hudson, Fujitsu and Neil Rae, Boeing Defence UK | Removing Human Interfaces from the Supply Chain (Defence Information '17, April 27th 1010-1030) Whilst the advantages of using optimisation for planning inventory are widely accepted, almost all replenishment algorithms embedded in supply systems use single item trend analysis. Over time, system performance becomes sub-optimal, sometimes relatively quickly. In parallel, human errors in reporting and recording support events and transactions add to degradation.
This session described advantages of removing human interfaces from the supply chain through the use of live asset tracking sensors. The novel element is using the sensor-captured data as an objective, accurate feed into tactical and automatic re-optimisation modelling. This, in turn, leads to near real-time recommendations on support chain intervention which, if implemented, continually re-baselines the optimal steady-state condition.
Big Data & Analytics DISCOG - Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group Human Factors Supply Chain Supply Chain Planning Ways of Working
DI17 Presentation - Kevin Parker MicroFocus_Digital Transformation Expand
Last Updated: 5 May 2017 16:29 Download
Kevin Parker, VP Solutions Marketing, Micro Focus | Digital Transformation – Fad or Future? (Defence Information '17, 26th April 1600-1620) The organization demands the app be IoT, Cloud and Mobile ready. Sensors are generating overwhelming data volumes. Data mining reveals new opportunities and new threats. Cyber is an active battlespace. Yet we still rely upon billions of lines of code written in a time when none of this was imaginable.
Whatever the hype, Digital Transformation is a senior staff conversation. Every response to every issue starts with technology. The enterprise architect wants micro-services. Operations wants the securest platforms. The tax-payers want value they can touch, feel and verify. The Minister wants continuity, confidentiality and confidence in the data. Deployed resources want instant analysis and reliable predictions.
How we build, operate and secure our information technology is changing; our adversaries are fast evolving too. Technology half-life is declining fast and the newest system is quickly obsolete. Kevin will talk about the ten strategies for digital transformation that innovate faster and reduce risk.
Digital Revolution Digitalisation Transformation Ways of Working
DI17 Presentation - Derek Shaw MOD WOC_Digital Transformation Expand
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Dr Derek Shaw, Ministry of Defence Weapons Operating Centre (WOC) Lead for UK MOD | Delivering a Digital Transformation in a Changing World (Defence Information '17, April 26th 1640-1700) Derek discussed the digital transformation journey of the Weapons Operating Centre (WOC). Key benefits of the project included: saving £44k; alignment with the Government “Digital by Default” agenda; providing a real-time, secure, digital collaborative working environment; improving business intelligence reporting; increasing business efficiency through enhanced data capture and exploitation; utilising and engaging with existing MOD capabilities; and, enabling a social and visualisation working platform
Digital Revolution Digitalisation Transformation Ways of Working
DI17 Presentation - Jamie Cole IBM_Cognitive Technolgy Expand
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Jamie Cole, IBM Lead for Cognitive Solutions, IBM Europe | How cognitive technologies such as IBM Watson are transforming businesses (Defence Information '17, 26th 1620-1640) Jamie is passionate in helping organisations fully exploit the potential of analytics through the scope, design and deployment of global complex applications. Many of these applications are within the finance functions and corporate headquarters of industrial clients where he has been involved in systems to perform consolidation, planning and budgeting, balanced scorecards (including key performance indicators) specifically data warehouse applications.
AI - Artificial Intelligence Big Data & Analytics Digitalisation Ways of Working
DI17 Presentation - Angus Ward Bearing Point_Digital Ecosystem Management Expand
Last Updated: 5 May 2017 16:13 Download
Angus Ward, Partner, BearingPoint UK
| Digital Ecosystem Management (DEM) (Defence Information '17, 26th 1230-1250)
Digital Ecosystem Management is about leaner and more agile digital business models that transform traditional, static linear value chains into more 'plug and play' value networks. Angus leads on services for the open digital economy and platform-centred business models at BearingPoint. NB: Workshop 6 was on this topic and and co-presenter John Gillam, CTO for Cloud Services, BT Global Services was indisposed and not able to attend
Agile DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event Digitalisation MOD ISS: DaaP - Defence as a Platform Ways of Working
DI17 Presentation Steve Latchem MOD - Defence as a Platform (DaaP) Expand
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Steve Latchem, MOD ISS Head of Architecture | Defence as a Platform – Architecture and Principles (Defence Information '17, 6th 1020-1100) In this presentation, Steve described MOD’s ongoing journey from stove-piped solutions and capabilities to a Design-led Services Architecture; Defence as a Platform. He described the principles, the architectural guidelines, (the commandments), the transformation taking place to enable this, and the main programmes of work that are delivering these services."
DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event MOD ISS: DaaP - Defence as a Platform Presentation
DI17 Presentation - Nigel Whitehead - BAES & TD-Info Chair_key note Day2 Expand
Last Updated: 5 May 2017 16:09 Download
Nigel Whitehead CBE FREng, Group MD, Programmes & Support BAE Systems plc & Chairman UKCeB | Delivering in a Changing World (Defence Information '17, April 27th April 2017 0930-0950) As the Chairman of the Defence Suppliers Forum Executive Group with the lead for Information, Cyber Security and Skills - and also UKCeB Chairman, Nigel is highly supportive of UKCeB activities in secure information sharing across Team Defence. He brings deep knowledge and experience to provide an Industry perspective.
About TD-info DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event Futures JIG - Joint Information Group Ways of Working
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DI17 Presentation Ian Henderson MOD & Ian Sinclair Civica - Skills Expand
Last Updated: 5 May 2017 15:08 Download
Ian Henderson, MOD Head of Information Professions and Ian Sinclair, Principal Business Consultant at Civica | Delivering the Skills required in a Changing World – a perspective from Defence and Industry (Defence Information '17, 27th 0950-1010) How is Team Defence positioning itself to address recognised Digital and Technology skill gaps? It is widely known that organisations need to support and champion early digital careers, but what does this mean for the ‘wholeforce’ approach and wider capability development? The presenters shared thoughts on what they believe the skill challenges and opportunities to be. NB: See also a Workshop on this topic
DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event Futures Learning Learning & Development Skills & SQEP Ways of Working
Results TD-Info Excellence Award 2017_03 Public Expand
Last Updated: 5 May 2017 14:39 Download
Congratulations to ToolsGroup UK who are the overall winner of the TD-Info 2017 Excellence Award. This Results document presents the synopses of all 9 award winners (including Highly Commended and Commended) along with a photo of the presentations made Defence Information 2017, 26 & 27 April
About TD-info Award Collaboration & Collaboration Forum DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event Event IdAM: Identity & Access Management JIG - Joint Information Group Learning & Development MOD: the UK Ministry of Defence Team Defence
DI17 - Workshop 13 _ MOD ISS Services to Industry Customers Improved Engagement Expand
Last Updated: 4 May 2017 11:48 Download
The Industry Customer Engagement Forum (ICEF) describes Background to this JIG Project , Aims, Activities & Outputs to Date. After Next steps for Industry Customer Engagement Forum there are the 3 questions for workshop activities followed by recap & note about how to join ICEF. The outputs of the Workshop will be added soon as an update to this document
DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event JIG Project: Industry Customers of ISS - Improved Engagement IOC MOD ISS: Information Systems and Services MOD: the UK Ministry of Defence Workshop
DI'17 - Workshop 18 - Export Control of Technical Data What Could Possibly Go Wrong Expand
DI'17 - Workshop 12 - Innovation Challenge Network Management Expand
Defence Information 2017 Event: Delivering in a Changing World 26 & 27 April Flyer 3-9 Public Expand
Last Updated: 2 May 2017 17:46 Download
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.
DI'17: 26 and 27 April DI: Defence Information Event Event TD-Info Excellence Awards & Good Practice Market Place
UKCeB Excellence Award 2017 Entry Form_v1_3; Entry deadline 28 Feb 17 Public Expand
Last Updated: 27 Jan 2017 18:10 Download
**** Deadline extended to 28 February 2017 ****
Defence Information is a premier annual 2-day Event that brings together MOD and Industry. The UKCeB Good Practice Market Place at this Event (26th & 27th April 2017) provides an unrivalled opportunity for MOD/Industry to showcase and share bright ideas and collaborative ways of working amongst suppliers, customers and Defence users. It celebrates innovative Team Defence activities and is keenly supported by the MOD who, along with Industry, recognise the value of learning from innovative joint endeavours involving companies of all sizes - from Defence primes to the smallest micro-businesses.
The UKCeB Excellence Award competition is open to MOD and industry teams (including hybrids of both) or individual entrants. Within a broad scope of 'demonstrating improvements - or potential improvements - to collaboration across defence'.
All finalists win two attendee places at DI'17 and a free Exhibition Stand to showcase their entries as part of the UKCeB Good Practice Market Place at DI'17. Judging and announcement of the winner of the UKCeB Excellence Award takes place on Day Two of this premier annual Event for MOD & Industry
About TD-info Award DI: Defence Information Event Guide &/or FAQ document
Presentations of Finalists in the Maritime Innovation Challenge (+5) Expand
Last Updated: 3 May 2016 17:02 Download
This is a holding document for the presentations by the finalists of the Maritime Innovation Challenge that was facilitated on behalf of Navy Command and Babcock International. It shows the summary entries by all nine short-listed SMEs. The five finalists and their subission topics were:
Aspîre Consulting Ltd - Enabling the Engineer – Pragmatism and Innovation
Eurostep - ShareAspace Nova
MyOxygen Ltd - Press/ Mobile Communication App
Virtual Reality Simulation Systems Ltd - Virtual Reality Visualisation Suite
Warwick Analytics - Maritime Automated Predictive Maintenance
Award Big Data & Analytics DI'16 Event Futures Innovation & Digital Disruption Maritime or Navy Mobile Applications Mobile Apps Mobile Technology Ways of Working
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Press Release - RESULTS of Maritime Innovation Challenge 50k Prize_280416 Public Expand
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2016 14:40 Download
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 - https://warwickanalytics.com - 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.
Article in Publication Availability Award Big Data & Analytics Case Study DI'16 DI: Defence Information Event Digital Revolution Digitalisation Futures Innovation & Digital Disruption Maintenance Maritime or Navy Ways of Working
Workshop Reports from Defence Information 16_20 & 21 April 2016 Expand
Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016 11:14 Download
Placeholder for Reports from the 16 Workshops held as part of Defence Information '16, 20 & 21 April 2016
DI'16 DI: Defence Information Event Event Report Workshop
Workshop Presentations from Defence Information 16 (+2) Expand
Presentations from Defence Information 16_20 & 21 April 2016 (+7) Expand
Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016 11:00 Download
This document is the DI'16 Programme and is a 'placeholder' for the presentations at DI'16. There is a separate folder for the DI'16 Workshop presentations
DI: Defence Information Event Event Learning Presentation
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Results of UKCeB 2016 Excellence Awards_210416_v2 Public (+9) Expand
Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016 09:45 Download
Results of 2016 UKCeB Excellence Awards includes Entrant's summary, Judges' summary and photos of presentations. Higher resolution photos are available as 'sub-files' under this document. Click to expand and download the one(s) you need. We trust that member organisations will publicise their achievements and we will be happy to hear - email email@example.com with any news items
About TD-info Award DI: Defence Information Event Interoperability Learning & Development Standards TD-Info Excellence Awards & Good Practice Market Place Training WATERGUARD Ways of Working
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Press Release re Finalists to the Maritime Innovation Challenge_v2 Public Expand
Last Updated: 15 Apr 2016 16:05 Download
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.
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 Expand
Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016 10:56 Download
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.
Agile Availability Award 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
Finalists to 2016 Excellence Awards - Summaries Public Expand
DI 16 Planning Documents (+7) Expand
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DI: Defence Information Event Minutes of Meeting
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The Automated Digital Revolution: Connected Car - a DI'16 Presentation & Workshop Public Expand
Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015 15:17 Download
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.
Big Data & Analytics Case Study DI: Defence Information Event Digital Revolution Engineering Event Futures Human Factors Interoperability Learning Servitisation Transformation Workshop