Last chance to register for the only event that approaches the concept of information warfare in the maritime domain


SMi reports: Registration is closing soon for SMi’s 3rd Annual Maritime Information Warfare Conference in London, next week.

The 3rd Annual Maritime Information Warfare conference will commence in London on the 18th-19th November 2019 and registration for the event will soon be closing, with places becoming increasingly limited. Maritime Information Warfare is the only place that will give delegates exclusive insights into the strategies, systems, and new technologies to increase information warfare capabilities, as well as the challenges associated with engaging in information warfare.

The two-day meeting will feature more than 14 senior military and industry expert-led presentations, over 35 industry peers from across the world, a panel debate on the different ways NATO nations unify information warfare to improve interoperability and around 5 hours of dedicated networking time.

For those interested in attending the event next week, it is advised to register soon to secure a place. Register online at

This year boasts an exceptional speaker line-up with Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Duncan Potts, Former Director General Joint Force Development, Joint Forces Command as the conference chairman.

Delegates will hear senior military and industry expert-led presentations from:

  • Commodore Ian Annett, Assistant Chief of Staff Information Warfare and Chief Information Officer, Royal Navy
  • Captain Matthew McGonigle, Commodore, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One, US Navy
  • Captain Timothy Unrein, Operations Intelligence, NATO MARCOM

Captain Alfred Turner, Joint Military Operations Specialist, US Naval War College

  • Commander Lee Atkinson, Directorate of Naval Requirements 6, Communications, Information Systems and Cyber, Royal Canadian Navy
  • Commander Miguel Bessa Pacheco, Head of Intelligence Division, Portuguese Navy
  • Commander Matt Garrison, Information Operations Planner, NATO Allied Maritime Command
  • Senior Representative, Research Development Division, NATO STO-CMRE – Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
  • Mr Bruno Bender, Information and technology Consultant on the RIFAN system, Former French Ministry of Defence, GICAN
  • Professor Richard Crowell, Joint Military Operations Specialist, US Naval War College
  • Professor Kevin Jones, Executive Dean Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth
  • Mr Christos Vidakis, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte
  • Mr Simon Paterson MBE, Strategic Communications Specialist and Senior Consultant, Edelman UK
  • Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

The brochure with the full agenda and speaker line-up is available to download online at

Delegates will also have the chance to meet and network with industry peers from across the world, including Airbus Defence And Space, Canadian Navy, CJOS COE, Deloitte, Deutscher Bundestag, Edelman UK, Egyptian Defence Office, Embassy of Ukraine, IBM, Joint Forces Command, Leonardo MW Ltd, Mass, Ministry of Defence, Belgium, NATO ACT, NATO MARCOM, NATO STO-CMRE, Naval War College, Netherlands Maritime Headquarters, Portuguese Navy, Roke Manor Research Ltd, Royal Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy, Stratbyrd Consulting, Systematic A/S, Thales UK, Thinke Company Ltd, UAE GHQ, University of Plymouth, US Navy War College, Ventura Associates, Inc., and many more.

3rd Annual Maritime Information Warfare Conference
18th – 19th November 2019
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries:
Please contact Sadia Malick on: T: +44 (0) 207 827 6130 | E: [email protected]

For delegate enquiries:
Please contact Jamie Wilkinson on +44 (0) 20 7827 6112 or email [email protected]