Defence and National Security


ModeratorLT GEN AKS CHANDELE (RETD), President, Defence Security and Public Safety, Geospatial Media and Communications
ModeratorLT GEN AKS CHANDELE (RETD) President
Defence Security and Public Safety
Geospatial Media and Communications
Lt Gen K T Parnaik (Retd), Joint Managing Director - Defence & Security, Rolta India Ltd, India
Lt Gen K T Parnaik (Retd) Joint Managing Director - Defence & Security
Rolta India Ltd
LT GEN ANIL KAPOOR, Indian Army, India
KeynoteLT GEN J S MATHARU VSM, Commandant, MCEME, India
KeynoteLT GEN J S MATHARU VSM Commandant
KeynoteJAYANT PATIL, Senior Vice President & Head Defence & Aerospace, Larsen & Toubro, India
KeynoteJAYANT PATIL Senior Vice President & Head Defence & Aerospace
Larsen & Toubro
KSHEMENDRA PAUL*, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, USA
KSHEMENDRA PAUL* Program Manager
Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Dr. Siva Ravada, Sr. Director, Spatial and Graph Development, Oracle, USA
Dr. Siva Ravada Sr. Director, Spatial and Graph Development
Brett Dixon, General Manager - Asia Pacific, Esri, Singapore
Brett Dixon General Manager - Asia Pacific
Dr. Rao S. Ramayanam, Vice President Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Urthecast,  Canada
Dr. Rao S. Ramayanam Vice President Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Vinay Babu Adimulam, Senior Manager-Technical Services, Hexagon Geospatial, India
Vinay Babu Adimulam Senior Manager-Technical Services
Hexagon Geospatial
JOHN KEDAR, Director Strategic Relationships, Ordnance Survey, UK
JOHN KEDAR Director Strategic Relationships
Ordnance Survey
GLYN ARTHUR, VP-Business Development, Luciad, Belgium
GLYN ARTHUR VP-Business Development
COL JAKES JACOB VSM (RETD), President, Genesys International, India
Genesys International
DR NARAYAN PANIGRAHI, Scientist, Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, India
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
R. S Rathi, Vice President, Defense & Security, Rolta India Ltd.
R. S Rathi Vice President
Defense & Security
Rolta India Ltd.

Tentative Structure

0900-1000 hrs

Keynote session

1000-1100 hrs

GeoIntelligence Supporting Counterterrorism

1100-1230 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee Break & Visit to Exhibition

1230-1400 hrs

Networking Lunch

1400-1530 hrs

Situational Awareness for Border and Maritime Security

1530-1630 hrs

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

1630-1800 hrs

Artificial Intelligence Transforming Defence & Security Operations

1730-1800 hrs

Closing panel discussion

The changing nature of war, from conventional armed conflict between states, to modern war of terrorism and civil conflicts, calls for modernisation of military technologies and security reform globally. Today, nations are fighting against guerrilla and insurgency tactics, hi-tech weaponry and 'virtual' warfare, making intelligence of preventing and predicting such movements just as essential as on-the-ground combat operations.

Geospatial tools offer the capability of monitoring, predicting and countering threats, while helping to strategise and support field operations. The use of big data, advanced geospatial analytics software and sophisticated imaging technologies from (very) high-resolution remote sensing satellites, UAVs and other sensors enables seamless flow of information between intelligence and law enforcements agencies in pre-, real-time and post-combat operations.

Real-time views and insight of impacted regions is key to improving emergency response times, especially in vulnerable areas such as a country's border. Considering critical situations can occur at any time, situational awareness has never been more important. Geospatial data is invaluable to the border security operations, to deliver accurate situational awareness information, enabling quick and secure decision-making, while mitigating risks, and increase national security.

Geospatial World Forum 2017 shall be hosting a seminar on Defence & National Security, focusing on how geospatial intelligence can support the fight against emerging security situations across the globe. Discussions will revolve around critical applications of counterterrorism and border security. An exclusive panel discussion on the adoption of artificial intelligence in military and law enforcement operations shall close the full-day programme.

Session I: Geo-Intelligence Supporting Counterterrorism Mission

The session will highlight integration of geospatial intelligence capabilities in counterterrorism and special military operations, as well as in supporting mission-critical national security efforts. With the ever-evolving terrorism threats across the globe, defence and national security actors will need to step up their technological adoption and application. Latest technologies, alongside some success stories in the monitoring, preparedness, response and mitigation against terrorism shall be presented and discussed.

Session II: Advancing Situational Awareness for Border Security

This session will discuss the importance of improving situational awareness in land, sea and air borders, by enhancing surveillance and detection strategies, and effectively utilising sensors information. Speakers shall present the latest technological developments in border security, as well as geospatial case studies in the fight against illegal immigration, humans and drugs trafficking, piracy, and other cross-border threats.

Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence Transforming Defence & Security Operations

Advances in sensors, wireless networks, and unmanned aerial vehicles have resulted in a flood of new data for military purposes. As situational awareness and predictive analytics begin to drive the edge of special operations, defense and security forces are facing a challenge in allocating resources and time to analyse these data. Especially considering the success or failure of special operations depend on their ability to collect, process, and exploit data at the speed of crisis; technology will need to bridge the gap.

Artificial intelligence's deep learning allows software to learn to discriminate useful intelligence from raw, unstructured data, processed from where the data is, and produced analysis results in a matter of minutes. In the traditional way, gigabytes of imagery and elevation data will need to be downloaded and processed on a high-end machine, ran through expensive software, consuming four to eight hours of critical time.

With increasing globalisation and threats of terrorism raising tensions across the globe, investing in high-end technologies is becoming inevitable. The panel will discuss sustainable ways for defence and security forces to start embracing artificial intelligence, what are the strategies to counterbalance a shrinking fighting force, and how big data, cloud technology, mobility and infrastructure enhancements can transform the overall forces operations.

Target Audience

  • Border Controls
  • Civil Defence Deparments
  • Consultants
  • Customs Officials
  • Defence Forces - Army, Navy, Air Force
  • Defence System Integrators
  • Disaster Management Authorities
  • Fire Services
  • Geospatial Technology Providers
  • Police Force
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