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Defence 4.0 – Innovation and Defence in the 4IR

18/12/2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our panellists will be asked to consider the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on innovation in the defence sector.

  • What opportunities and challenges do new and emerging technologies offer the UK armed forces?
  • How can we improve procurement and integration of new technologies and hardware?
  • What role will autonomous technologies, robotics, and AI have alongside British troops in the coming years?
  • How can Government help defence suppliers adapt to this technological revolution?

18 December 2017 in the Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, 18:00-19:30.
The panel will consist of:

Harriet Baldwin MP@hbaldwin

Minister for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence

Harriett Baldwin was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence on 17 July 2016. She was elected as the MP for West Worcestershire in May 2010, where she has lived since 2006.


Wayne David MP – Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement – @WayneDavid_MP

Peter Ruddock – Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin UK – @LockheedMartin

Alex Caccia – CEO of Animal Dynamics Ltd – @AnimalDynamic


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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