Delivering on the Vision for Multi-Domain Command and Control(MDC2)

Thursday, 23 June 2022
Hotel Realm, Canberra 

Event Overview

With a successful 18 year history of running in the US and Europe, SPADE 2022 – the leading “invite only” meeting for senior Defence and Intelligence leadership – will now visit Australia.

SPADE 2022 is where members of the Armed Forces, Intelligence Agencies, Industry, and Academia will convene to examine today’s defence technology and the current efforts toward developing and implementing Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2) that is unified, interoperable, and secure from HQ to the Edge.   

SPADE 2022 will feature presentations, panel discussions and fireside chats, as well as expert exchanges with some of the most engaging, collaborative and change-focused speakers and leaders in defence and intelligence.

More than ever, defence organisations must have a clear strategy and understanding of the role technology plays in delivering on the vision of multi-domain command and control. This is at the heart of SPADE 2022.

Your Inspiring Speakers

Dr Maria Milosavljevic,
Chief Data Integration Officer, Department of Defence

Mike Stone,
Former Chief Information Officer,
UK Ministry of Defence

and Managing Partner – Government IBM

Leendert Van Bochoven,
Global Director for National Security,

Daniel Munro,
Managing Director IBM
Technology – Defence,

Key Sessions

Government Keynote:

Bringing Order to Chaos: Insights into How Global Powers are Gaining Decision Superiority

Leadership essentials: Relying on strong and gifted commanders, at all levels, to inform the development of the next generation of systems

How to create smarter architecture for workload portability, orchestration, and management across multiple environments

Creating agility and flexibility in your architecture to respond to a changing environment

International Keynote:

Turning Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2) Vision into Operational Goals and Strategic Advantages

A user’s perspective on MDC2 challenges

Guide for success: How to enable seamless analysis and fusion of collaborative efforts that support all domains and all levels of war key learning

Panel Discussions:

Defence Perspectives on Data

The impact of the information domain in multi-domain operations

5 fundamental steps to drive strategic advantage through AI to the Edge

Connecting Infrastructure Across Domains and at the Edge- The Fundamental Building Block

Partner Session:

Security in an MDC2 world – What is the Difference now?

Overview of how the cyber threat landscape has evolved

The essential shift that must be made to protect IT systems from new threats and adversaries

Prioritising the development of cyber security protocols to protect the accelerated availability of cutting-edge intelligence

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