08:30-08:45         Opening announcements

08:45-09:00         Welcoming remarks by NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers and AFCEA Europe General Manager Erich Staudacher

09:00-09:20         Host Nation keynote address 

09:20-09:40 NATO Keynote: General Denis Mercier, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

“We live in a very complex world, where the fast-paced evolution of threats and technology calls for different, more adaptable and flexible answers. In this context, a synergistic partnership between NATO and the civilian world that includes industry and academia, among others, is necessary to face contemporary and future challenges. I look forward to sharing at NITEC17 ACT’s vision of how this partnership can help define future solutions.”

09:40-10:00 Industry Keynote: Mr Glen F Post, Chief Executive Officer and President of CenturyLink

Significant cyber issues are impacting critical infrastructure providers and their customers on a global level.  Innovative private sector leaders such as CenturyLink continue to develop strong partnerships and innovative products to assure the resiliency of our cyber ecosystem.

10:00-10:30        Coffee break

10:30-11:30 Panel 1: “How global challenges are driving the need for NATO-Industry cooperation on innovation”

Panelists will address global threats of significance to NATO; why they require innovative responses; and how Industry can support NATO’s innovation efforts.

11:30-12:30 Panel 2: “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.

12:30-14:00         Lunch

13:45-14:00 Exhibition opening ceremony

AFCEA General Manager Erich Staudacher and NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers will highlight the innovative capacity of Alliance Industry and the opportunity to showcase solutions that can support NATO’s mission.

14:00-14:30 Presentations by Defence Innovation Challenge top finishers and Next Generation Innovators Programme participants, opened by NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers

Top finishers of the Defence Innovation Challenge – aimed at accelerating transformational, state-of-the-art technology solutions from small businesses and academia in support of NATO C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and cyber capabilities – will present their proposals in 10 focus areas of critical importance to NATO.

14:30-15:00 NCI Agency capability priorities in the area of Application Services and capability priorities in the area of Service Strategy, presented by NCI Agency Director of Application Services Ms Laurie-Jo Litton and Director of Service Strategy Mr Murray Davidson

NCI Agency executive management will present their respective capability priorities and current technology areas of interest that can enhance them. An introduction to the related business opportunities, this session is designed to help Industry understand the short, medium and long term direction of travel for specific NATO capability area, so that they are better positioned to take informed strategic investment decisions, to offer solutions when needed, and to contribute to addressing the challenges the Alliance is facing.

15:00 – 15:30 Exhibition walk-through

NCI Agency, AFCEA senior leadership and VIP speakers and participants to walk through the exhibition area to see the latest technological developments and engage with exhibitors.

Parallel break-out sessions (advance registration required via the NITEC17 app):

15:00 - 16:10 break-out sessions

A

A - Business opportunities in Command and Control (C2) Services, presented by NCI Agency Chief of C2 Services, Dr Paul Howland

  • Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Functional Services (CBRN FS)
  • Environmental Functional Services
  • New Joint Targeting System (NJTS)

A - Business opportunities in Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR), presented by NCI Agency Chief of JISR Services Matt Roper

  • Intelligence Functional Services (Intel FS) Increment 2
  • Core Geographical Information Services (Core GIS) Increment 3

B

B - The Fundamentals of Doing Business with the NCI Agency, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Contracts, Mr Alain Courtois

One of the main missions of the NCI Agency is the acquisition of advanced and state-of-the-art C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) capability – including cyber and missile defence – for the NATO Alliance and Nations.

The responsibilities under this mission range from the procurement of commercially available communication and information technology products and services on an urgent, expedited basis to the procurement of complex major systems via International Competitive Bidding.
During this interactive session, the NCI Agency Acquisition team, including Chief of Contracts, Mr Alain Courtois, will discuss applied procurement methods, procedures and contract vehicles including:

  • Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA): approved procurement method used for the solicitation of commercial off the shelf items where the competition is limited to eligible Industry participants possessing a BOA with the NCI Agency;
  • International Competitive Bidding (ICB): the standard procurement method used within the Agency under formal bidding for acquiring goods and services;
  • BOA with nominations from Participating Nations (BOA+): an agreed procurement method used for solicitation of commercial off the shelf items which maximizes the participation of eligible industry participants by allowing nominations of non-BOA holders by contributing Nations;
  • Not-for-Profit BOA ;
  • NATO 1st Solution BOA.

C

C - Common Mistakes in Bid Proposals, presented by NCI Agency Principal Contracting Officer, Ms Rebecca Benson

In this interactive session, NCI Agency Principal Contracting Officer, Ms Rebecca Benson, will discuss participation in competitions while focusing on common oversights and how to avoid them. Using concrete examples derived from lessons learned from real bids, Ms Benson will present:

* How NATO Nations are responsible for finding, screening, certifying and nominating companies;

* How to understand the difference in bidding methodologies (lowest compliant versus best value);

* How to prepare the bid;

* How to address all award criteria;

* How to submit your bid ;

* Steps to follow for bidding success.

D

D- Working Better Together: NATO – Industry collaborative workshop 1

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.

E

E - Business opportunities in Service Support & Business Applications (SSBA), presented by NCI Agency Chief of SSBA Franco Fiore

 

E - Business opportunities in Education and Training, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Education and Training, Jean-Paul Massart

  • Logistical Functional Services (Log FS)

Business opportunities in Service Strategy

16:10 – 16:40   Coffee break

16:10 – 16:40   Industry Technology showcase organized by AFCEA

16:40 - 17:50 break-out sessions

A

A - Business opportunities in Service Support & Business Applications (SSBA), presented by NCI Agency Chief of SSBA Franco Fiore

A - Business opportunities in Education and Training, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Education and Training, Jean-Paul Massart

  • Logistical Functional Services (Log FS)

Business opportunities in Service Strategy

B

B - The Fundamentals of doing Business with the NCI Agency, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Contracts, Mr Alain Courtois

One of the main missions of the NCI Agency is the acquisition of advanced and state-of-the-art C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) capability – including cyber and

missile defence – for the NATO Alliance and Nations. The responsibilities under this mission range from the procurement of commercially available communication and information technology products and services on an urgent, expedited basis to the procurement of complex major systems via International Competitive Bidding.
During this interactive session, the NCI Agency Acquisition team, including Chief of Contracts, Mr Alain Courtois, will discuss applied procurement methods, procedures and contract vehicles including:

  • International Competitive Bidding (ICB): the standard procurement method used within the Agency under formal bidding for acquiring goods and services;
  • Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA): approved procurement method used for the solicitation of commercial off the shelf items where the competition is limited to eligible industry participants possessing a BOA with the NCI Agency;
  • BOA with nominations from Participating Nations (BOA+): an agreed procurement method used for solicitation of commercial off-the-shelf items which maximizes the participation of eligible Industry participants by allowing nominations of non-BOA holders by contributing Nations;
  • Not-For-Profit BOA;
  • NATO 1st Solution BOA.

C

C - Common Mistakes in Bid Proposals, presented by NCI Agency Principal Contracting Officer, Ms Rebecca Benson

In this interactive session, NCI Agency Principal Contracting Officer, Ms Rebecca Benson, will discuss participation in competitions while focusing on common oversights and how to avoid them. Using concrete examples derived from lessons learned from real bids, Ms Benson will present:

  • How NATO Nations are responsible for finding, screening, certifying and nominating companies;
  • How to understand the difference in bidding methodologies (lowest compliant versus best value);
  • How to prepare the bid;
  • How to address all award criteria;
  • How to submit your bid ;
  • Steps to follow for bidding success.

D

D - Working Better Together: NATO – Industry collaborative workshop 2

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.

E

E - Business opportunities in Command and Control (C2) Services, presented by NCI Agency Chief of C2 Services, Dr Paul Howland

  • Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Functional Services (CBRN FS)
  • Environmental Functional Services
  • New Joint Targeting System (NJTS)

E - Business opportunities in Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR), presented by NCI Agency Chief of JISR Services Matt Roper

  • Intelligence Functional Services (Intel FS) Increment 2
  • Core Geographical Information Services (Core GIS) Increment 3

17:50 – 18:20  Industry Technology showcase organized by AFCEA

Small business mentoring programme – run during afternoon, time slots to be scheduled via the NITEC17 app

One-on-one meetings during afternoon with directors, project managers, ACQ chief of contracts to be scheduled via the NITEC17 app

Social Event Ottawa Tasting Tours register here

The deadline to sign up for the Monday night social event is 10 April

08:45-09:00         Opening remarks by NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers

09:00-09:20 Host Nation Keynote: General Jonathan Vance, Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff

Innovation helps us anticipate and adapt to a changing global security environment. We must learn from each other, sharing both our successes and failures to collectively improve and strengthen our alliance. Collaboration and an unwavering focus on prevailing in conflict are the keys to our success.

-General Jonathan H. Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff

09:20-09:40 Industry Keynote: Mr Mark Anderson, President of Palo Alto Networks

“As the world’s digital infrastructure becomes increasingly interconnected, it has become clear that cybersecurity is an inherently distributed challenge that can only be addressed through collaborations that blur traditional boundaries—including borders between nation states and barriers between the public and private sectors.  This keynote address will argue that true integration across the cybersecurity ecosystem—by embracing concepts such as automated information sharing, technology orchestration, and the type of partnerships led by NATO —is the critical catalyst required to prevent cyber-attacks.  This collaboration will also reverse the current unsustainable dynamic in cyberspace, where increasingly automated adversaries are dramatically outpacing manual network defense.” 

09:40-10:00         NATO Keynote:

10:00-10:30         Coffee break

10:30-11:30 Panel 3: “Innovation as a process: case studies in new approaches to defence challenges”

Panelists will present cases in which they successfully implemented an innovative approach to solve a defence challenge.

11:30-12:30 Panel 4: “Accelerating innovation”

Panelists representing business accelerators designed to bring together promising start-ups, security experts, mentors, and investors to spur innovative solutions to the defence marketplace will discuss their approach and how it could apply in the NATO context.

12:30-14:00         Lunch

14:00–14:30 Presentations by Defence Innovation Challenge top finishers and Next Generation Innovators Programme participants

Top finishers of the Defence Innovation Challenge – aimed at accelerating transformational, state-of-the-art technology solutions from small businesses and

academia in support of NATO C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and cyber capabilities – will present their proposals in 10 focus areas of critical importance to NATO.

14:30-15:00 NCI Agency capability priorities in the area of Infrastructure Services and capability priorities in the area of Air Command and Control (AirC2) Programme Office (PO) and Services, presented by NCI Agency Director of Infrastructure Services, Dr Gregory Edwards and AirC2 (Acting) Programme Director Michael Stoltz

NCI Agency executive management will present their respective capability priorities and current technology areas of interest that can enhance them. An introduction to the related business opportunities, this session is designed to help Industry understand the short, medium and long term direction of travel for specific NATO capability area, so that they are better positioned to take informed strategic investment decisions, to offer solutions when needed, and to contribute to addressing the challenges the Alliance is facing.

Parallel break-out sessions (advance registration required via the NITEC17 app):

15:00 - 16:10 break-out sessions

A

A - Business opportunities in Core Enterprise Services, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Core Enterprise Services Antonio Calderon

  • NATO Messaging Service
  • Provide Unified Communication and Collaboration Services
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Identity Management Platform (SOA & IdM Platform)
  • Provide Information Administration Services (step 2)
  • Upgrade Information Portal Services
  • Information Exchange Services Type C (IEG-C)
  • Infrastructure as a Service and IT Consolidation (Waves 2-4)

A - Business opportunities in Cyber Security, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Cyber Security Ian West

  • CIS Security Services New NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC)

B

B - The fundamentals of doing business with the NCI Agency, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Contracts, Mr Alain Courtois

One of the main missions of the NCI Agency is the acquisition of advanced and state-of-the-art C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) capability – including cyber and missile defence – for the NATO Alliance and Nations. The responsibilities under this mission range from the procurement of commercially available communication and information technology products and services on an urgent, expedited basis to the procurement of complex major systems via International Competitive Bidding.

During this interactive session, the NCI Agency Acquisition team, including Chief of Contracts, Mr Alain Courtois, will discuss applied procurement methods, procedures and contract vehicles including:

  • International Competitive Bidding (ICB): the standard procurement method used within the Agency under formal bidding for acquiring goods and Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA): approved procurement method used for the solicitation of commercial off the shelf items where the competition is limited to eligible industry participants possessing a BOA with the NCI Agency;
  • BOA with nominations from Participating Nations (BOA+): an agreed procurement method used for solicitation of commercial off-the-shelf items which maximizes the participation of eligible Industry participants by allowing nominations of non-BOA holders by contributing Nations;
  • Not-For-Profit BOA;
  • NATO 1st Solution BOA.

C

C - Common mistakes in bid proposals, presented by NCI Agency Principal Contracting Officer, Ms Rebecca Benson

In this interactive session, NCI Agency Principal Contracting Officer, Ms Rebecca Benson, will discuss participation in competitions while focusing on common oversights and how to avoid them. Using concrete examples derived from lessons learned from real bids, Ms Benson will present:

  • How NATO Nations are responsible for finding, screening, certifying and nominating companies;
  • How to understand the difference in bidding methodologies (lowest compliant versus best value);
  • How to prepare the bid;
  • How to address all award criteria;
  • How to submit your bid ;
  • Steps to follow for bidding success.

D

D - Working better together: NATO – Industry collaborative workshop 3

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.

E

E - Business opportunities in Network Services and IT Infrastructure, presented by NCI Agency Chief of NSII Bernd Kremer

  • NATO Response Forces Deployable CIS
  • High Frequency Beyond Line of Sight Access Points
  • SATCOM Transmission Services

E - Business opportunities in Air Command and Control (AirC2) services and Integrated Air and Missiles Defence (IAMD), presented by NCI Agency Acting Programme Director Michael Stoltz

  • Air and Missile Defence related Enhancements and Support to AirC2 capabilities including Air Command, and Control System (ACCS) and Air Command and Control Information Services (AIrC2IS)

16:10-16:40       Coffee break

16:10 – 16:40    Industry Technology showcase organized by AFCEA

16:40- 17:50 break-out sessions

A

A - Business opportunities in Network Services and IT Infrastructure, presented by NCI Agency Chief of NSII Bernd Kremer

  • NATO Response Forces Deployable CIS
  • High Frequency Beyond Line of Sight Access Points
  • SATCOM Transmission Services

A - Business opportunities in Air Command and Control (AirC2) services and Integrated Air and Missiles Defence (IAMD), presented by NCI Agency AirC2 (Acting) Programme Director Michael Stoltz

  • Air and Missile Defence related Enhancements and Support to AirC2 capabilities including Air Command, and Control System (ACCS) and Air Command and Control Information Services (AIrC2IS)

B

B - The Fundamentals of Doing Business with the NCI Agency, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Contracts, Mr Alain Courtois

One of the main missions of the NCI Agency is the acquisition of advanced and state-of-the-art C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) capability – including cyber and missile defence – for the NATO Alliance and Nations. The responsibilities under this mission range from the procurement of commercially available communication and information technology products and services on an urgent, expedited basis to the procurement of complex major systems via International Competitive Bidding.

During this interactive session, the NCI Agency Acquisition team, including Chief of Contracts, Mr Alain Courtois, will discuss applied procurement methods, procedures and contract vehicles including:

  • International Competitive Bidding (ICB): the standard procurement method used within the Agency under formal bidding for acquiring goods and services;
  • Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA): approved procurement method used for the solicitation of commercial off the shelf items where the competition is limited to eligible industry participants possessing a BOA with the NCI Agency;
  • BOA with nominations from Participating Nations (BOA+): an agreed procurement method used for solicitation of commercial off-the-shelf items which maximizes the participation of eligible Industry participants by allowing nominations of non-BOA holders by contributing Nations;
  • Not-For-Profit BOA;
  • NATO 1st Solution BOA.

C

C - Common Mistakes in Bid Proposals, presented by NCI Agency Principal Contracting Officer, Ms Rebecca Benson

In this interactive session, NCI Agency Principal Contracting Officer, Ms Rebecca Benson, will discuss participation in competitions while focusing on common oversights and how to avoid them. Using concrete examples derived from lessons learned from real bids, Ms Benson will present:

  • How NATO Nations are responsible for finding, screening, certifying and nominating companies;
  • How to understand the difference in bidding methodologies (lowest compliant versus best value);
  • How to prepare the bid;
  • How to address all award criteria;
  • How to submit your bid ;
  • Steps to follow for bidding success.

D

D - Working Better Together: NATO – Industry collaborative workshop 4

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.

E

E - Business opportunities in Core Enterprise Services, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Core Enterprise Services Antonio Calderon

  • NATO Messaging Service
  • Provide Unified Communication and Collaboration Services
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Identity Management Platform (SOA & IdM Platform)
  • Provide Information Administration Services (step 2)
  • Upgrade Information Portal Services
  • Information Exchange Services Type C (IEG-C)
  • Infrastructure as a Service and IT Consolidation (Waves 2-4)

E - Business opportunities in Cyber Security, presented by NCI Agency Chief of Cyber Security Ian West

  • CIS Security Services New NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC)

17:50 – 18:20         Industry Technology showcase organized by AFCEA

 

Small Business mentoring programme – run during afternoon, time slots to be scheduled via app

One-on-one meetings during afternoon with directors, project managers, ACQ chief of contracts to be scheduled via app

08:45-09:00         Opening remarks by AFCEA Europe General Manager Erich Staudacher

09:00-09:20         Host Nation keynote address

09:20-09:40         Industry keynote address

Panel 5: “Innovating defence acquisition

Panelists will discuss how more agile acquisition processes can support rapid fielding of capabilities to defend against urgent and emerging threats and to foster innovation in order to help Allies preserve the technological and operational edge

10:40-11:00         Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Panel of rapporteurs

During this panel discussion, rapporteurs assigned to the Working Better Together: NATO – Industry collaborative workshops will report to delegates on the concepts and items that received special emphasis during the workshops and discuss the way forward.

12:00-12:30         Closing remarks by NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers and AFCEA Europe General Manager Erich Staudacher

12:30-14:00         Networking lunch

2017 SPEAKERS: