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SDSC-UK 2023 Conference

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Innovation and Interoperability is our Conference theme this year.

Innovation Theatre AM

In our Innovation Theatre in the morning, our keynote speakers focus on key themes of UK MOD Multi Domain Integration and discuss technology that supports industry to engage with global procurement opportunities.

We also eagerly look forward to hearing the details of the UK MOD hosting of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Innovation Foundry which will be exclusively announced at SDSC-UK 2023.

For our closing talk for the morning, we welcome US Army Futures Command International DEVCOM-ATL to discuss how innovation today supports the Future US Army. 

For the afternoon sessions, our programme follows two themes; International and Business Development.



International Theatre PM

As our International Theatre compere, Erica Dill-Russell advocates in her recent article, "In an era defined by rapid technological advancements and evolving security threats, the importance of allied solutions for defense problems cannot be understated. 

We must work together, not only on future battlefields, but far earlier in the process to ensure the massive diversity of technological solutions we are putting into the hands of operators integrates at the point of need. 

The pacing challenge is integrating multi-national systems needed to ensure interoperability in denied environments, necessitating industry to lean forward to ensure this challenge is solved long before the next conflict."  Read Erica's full article here.

We are delighted to welcome prestigious UK and International panel members from industry as well as from USSOCOM, AFC International DEVCOM-ATL and SOFWERX.


HCR Business Development Theatre PM

Continuing this theme, recognising that in order to develop capability solutions for the defence market, industry must consider how their systems effectively support or solve the needs stated above and consider their compatibility in global markets, our HCR Business Development Theatre speakers consider the business impacts of starting up and scaling up, such as staff skilling, export legislation and intellectual property. 

We are delighted to also welcome the U.S Army Foreign Comparative Testing team, who will provide a guidance to the IP&E process. 

Last but certainly not least, we welcome real life business stories of innovative collaboration from Ultra PCS, and what promises to be an incredibly interesting talk from Uplift360, a start up that is pushing the boundaries of technology for material security, sustainability and circularity.

Our last conference sessions of the day are definitely not to be missed!

We offer a huge thank you to all our contributors and in particular to our comperes, Gareth Westwood, Sibylline, Erica Dill-Russell, Director of Operations, Liberty Alliance and Claire Holford, Partner and Acting Head of the Defence, Security and the Forces team at HCRlaw.

SDSC-UK Conference 2023 - Innovation Theatre


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