Panel A1: Hybrid Security and National Resilience - key requirements for Europe’s stability

Chair: Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO, Congress President BSC 2015/2016

Introduction: Nicole Robinson, Head of Government Market Solutions Centre, SES

Panel A2: Space Strategy – Europe must stay in the game

Chair: Colonel Didier Maslies, Chief of Staff, French Joint Space Command

Introduction: Dr Fritz Merkle, Member of the Executive Board, OHB SE

  • Patrick Biewer, CEO, GovSat
  • Dr Rüdiger Huth, Deputy Political Director, Directorate-General for Political Affairs, German Federal Ministry of Defence
  • Jean-Paul Granier, Senior Advisor, French Defence Technology and Procurement Agency (DGA/DS)
  • Francois Rivasseau, European Special Envoy for Space, European External Action Service (EEAS)

Panel A3: Hybrid Energy for Civil and Military Applications

Chair: Colonel Gintaras Bagdonas, Director, NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

Introduction: Martin Schuster, Head Cross Power, Pfisterer Kontaktsysteme GmbH

Panel A4: C5ISR – security and/versus operational requirements – a procurement perspective

Chair: Major General Klaus Veit, Deputy Director- General, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service-Support (BAAINBw)

Introduction: Dr Kai Martius, CTO, secunet Security Networks AG

Panel A5 - Joint Fire Support – for combined operations

Chair: Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander, German Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Center

Introduction: Andreas Schiel, Head of Command & Control Systems & Joint Fire Support, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik GmbH

Panel A6: Contractor Support to Operations (CSO) – a way to enhance sustainability

Chair: Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis, Chief of Staff, German Joint Support Service

Introduction: NN

Panel B1: Future Technologies – how to meet new operational requirements

Chair: IGA Jean-Francois Ripoche, Defence R&T Director, French Defence Technology and Procurement Agency (DGA)

Introduction: Chris Pehrson, Vice President, Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

  • Dr. René Bantes, Head of Technology Analysis & Strategic Planning, Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT
  • ICA Alexandre Barouh, Deputy Chief of Future Systems Preparation and Architecture Service, French Defence Technology and Procurement Agency (DGA)
  • Colonel Matthew A. Boschert, USAF, Division Chief, EUCOM AT
  • Dr Jörg Hennemann, Marketing Police & Military, Schmidt & Bender
  • Paul C. Mongillo, Vice President, Global Initiatives, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • Major General (ret) Roger Renard, Deputy Director, NATO Collaboration Support Office
  • Colonel (GS) Christof Schäfer, ACOS Planning, German Army Command

Panel B2: Prevention of and Protection against Terrorism – a point of view from Israeli industry

Chair: Major General (ret) Amos Malka, former Head Israeli Defence Intelligence and Commander IDF Ground Forces Command

Introduction: Vice Admiral (ret) Yedidia Yaari, President & CEO (ret), RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd., former Commander in Chief, Israel Navy

  • Dr Yosef Ben Ezra, Chief Scientist R&D Center Israel, Securitas Trade and Investment GmbH
  • Reuben Eytan, Head of EBD Engineering, Ortech Defence Systems Ltd.
  • Ran Naor, CEO, Ortech Defence Systems Ltd.

Panel B3: Aviation Safety – a multiple and international challenge

Chair and Introduction: Major General Dr Ansgar Rieks, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority

  • Henk Corporaal, Project Officer Airworthiness, European Defence Agency (EDA)
  • Ludwig Decamps, Director Armament and Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, NATO Defence Investment Division, NATO HQ
  • Denis Koehl, Senior Military Advisor to the Executive Director, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Joachim Sucker, Head of Directorate, AIN V, German Federal Ministry of Defence

Panel B4: Cyber Security – organizational and conceptual challenges

Chair: Major General Ludwig Leinhos, Director, Activation Staff of the German Cyber and Information Domain Service, designated Chief of Staff, CID Service

Introduction: Christian Schwarz, Head of Cyber/IT Division, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH

Panel B5: High Readiness Forces – mobility and interoperability: an urgent requirement

Chair: Lieutenant General Frank Leidenberger, Commander German Elements Multinational Corps and Basic Military Organization, German Army Headquarters

Introduction: Alexander von Erdmannsdorff, Member of the Executive Board, RUAG Deutschland GmbH

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