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NATO-EU-VN NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International 2016 Building Resilience Through Secure C4ISR: NATO-Industry Collaboration in a New Era Jürgen K.G. Rosenthal TechNet International was AFCEA’s International leading European event and was held from 7-9 June 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia at the Swissôtel Tallinn. TechNet provided an exposition of hardware and software representing the leading edge of modern Communication and Information applications. This year’s TechNet International was organized in partnership with the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency). The conference was being organized in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Defence. The President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves attended the event that was bringing together over 600 senior government, military and industry leaders, as well as defence and security experts. AFCEA International – The Association 30 for Communications, Electronic & Information Systems Professionals, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. Located around the world, AFCEA’s more than 33.000 individual and 2.000 corporate members and over 120 chapters with sub-chapters give engineers, programmers, managers, government officials and military personnel continuing opportunities to exchange ideas about communications, intelligence, imaging and information systems technologies. Nearly one-half of AFCEA’s chapters conduct symposia and seminars in addition to other chapter activities. AFCEA Europe’s mission is to take care of the 34 Chapters established in major European cities and to influence the strategy and decision making processes at the international level with an European flavour. AFCEA Europe organises events in Europe and promotes education – all with the purpose of equipping its individual and corporate members to meet government’s challenges and to further their careers. The theme of the conference was “Building Resilience Through Secure C4ISR: NATO-Industry Collaboration in a New Era”. The aim was to inform participants on current and upcoming business opportunities and major procurements as well as to explain how the alliance is addressing capability and service delivery during a time of declining defense budgets, and to provide information on how to do business with NATO. Taking place in the run-up to the Warsaw Summit, the event provided an excellent venue to address how NATO and industry can collaborate more effectively in a new era of shared risk to build resilience by developing and delivering secure C4ISR and cyber capabilities. This year, new features included a high-level panel on NATO’s adaption to a more demanding security environment and a presen- tation on NATO Industry Cyber Partnership, as well as an Innovation Challenge, and tailored initiatives for MGEN (ret.) Klaus-Peter Treche, General Manager AFCEA Europe. © HHK / JRosenthal HHK 4/2016 Opening address: General Manager Koen Gijsbers. © HHK / JRosenthal


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