Sharpening NATO’s Technological Edge:
NATO gears up for 3 billion EUR tech refresh
NATO is set to put 40 contracts out to tender in the next 18 to 24 months, as part of a 3 billion EUR tech refresh.
The Alliance’s tech and cyber arm, the NATO Communications and information Agency, will be previewing details of these business opportunities at its annual industry conference #NITEC17 (www.nitec.nato.int) next month.
NATO, Innovation, and Industry Partnerships: Interview with Canada’s Ambassador to NATO
As Canada prepares to host NITEC17, Ambassador Kerry Buck, Permanent Representative of Canada to NATO, discussed the importance of innovation for NATO, the role of Industry in supporting NATO’s innovation agenda, and Canada’s national innovation strategy.
B2B ‘Speed dating’
AFCEA Europe organizes the 7th annual Business-to-Business (B2B) Speed Dating Workshop during NITEC 2017 (NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International) from 24 to 26 April 2017.
The organizer (AFCEA Europe) will provide industry participants with the chance to meet with other participants during pre-arranged bilateral meetings, in a most comfortable atmosphere of dedicated meeting rooms at the conference venue, the conference hotel The Westin Ottawa.
Trends in the Defence Innovation Landscape
Innovation has become more global, more rapid, and more concentrated in the private sector, where more commercial technologies than ever before have military applications. Panelists will address these trends in depth; discuss how they are giving rise to new models of collaboration between defence organizations and Industry; and explore the implications for NATO.
Working better together: NATO-Industry collaborative workshop
NATO aims at leveraging Industry’s innovative capacity – including technology and process – while striving to increase its understanding of industrial possibilities, to position itself as a knowledgeable customer that knows what to ask of Industry and how best to ask it.
As part of an ongoing NCI Agency effort to deepen engagement with Industry, these collaborative workshops will provide a unique platform for consultations with Industry on topics where industry expertise, best practices and feedback are particularly valuable. Exact modules/tracks will be announced in mid-February.
Defence Innovation Challenge
Congratulations to the winners of our Second Defence Innovation Challenge
“We are at a crucial time, where NATO and industry success will be defined by how closely we work together.”
John N. Stewart Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer, CISCO
“We live in a very complex world, where the fast-paced evolution of threats and technology calls for different, more adaptable and flexible answers.”
“A new thinking is required in accreditation, approval doctrines and policies to keep pace with the dynamic mission-driven requirements and ongoing technology innovations.“
“Innovative private sector leaders continue to develop strong partnerships and innovative products to assure the resiliency of our cyber ecosystem.”
Mr Glen F Post, Chief Executive Officer and President of CenturyLink
“Cybersecurity is an inherently distributed challenge that can only be addressed through collaborations that blur traditional boundaries.”
Mark Anderson, President, Palo Alto Networks
“The greatest opportunity to drive defence innovation may be in addressing cultural hurdles.”
“It is more imperative than ever for NATO to develop a strategy for leveraging both public and private resources to raise preparedness in combatting [cyber] threats”
“It has never been more important to create unbiased collaboration between industry and government in defence IT. NITEC17 offers a great chance for progress.”