31 October - 01 November, 2018 | London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day 1

8:00 am - 8:55 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:55 am - 9:00 am WELCOME FROM DEFENCE IQ

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:50 am THE NEED FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT IN DEWS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN MILITARY SUPERIORITY

Lt. Gen. (USAF ret.) Henry A. "Trey" Obering III - Executive Vice President, Directed Energy Booz Allen Hamilton
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Lt. Gen. (USAF ret.) Henry A. "Trey" Obering III

Executive Vice President, Directed Energy
Booz Allen Hamilton

9:50 am - 10:30 am USAREUR PERSPECTIVE ON DIRECTED ENERGY: MEHEL TEST CASE STUDY AND LESSONS LEARNED

Colonel Sean Wilson - Officer in Charge, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) US Army Europe
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Colonel Sean Wilson

Officer in Charge, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA)
US Army Europe

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

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Dr. Youngchul Kim, Ph.D.

Researcher, Laser Weapon Systems
South Korea Agency for Defense Development

11:50 am - 12:30 pm EFFORTS TO REDUCE COMPLEXITY IN FUTURE SCALABLE HIGH ENERGY LASER WEAPONS

Dr. Gary Wood, Ph.D. - Chief, Electro-Optics ad Photonics Division U.S. Army Research Laboratory
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Dr. Gary Wood, Ph.D.

Chief, Electro-Optics ad Photonics Division
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

12:30 pm - 1:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm ENABLING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LASERS THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Prof. Lars Nilsson - Head of High Power Fibre Lasers, Optoelectronics Research Centre University of Southampton
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Prof. Lars Nilsson

Head of High Power Fibre Lasers, Optoelectronics Research Centre
University of Southampton

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm UNDERSTANDING THE PHYSICS BEHIND APPLICATIONS OF HIGH ENERGY LASER WEAPONS

Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, Laser Technology French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis (ISL)
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Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Laser Technology
French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis (ISL)

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm HOW MILITARIES CAN AND SHOULD BE PLANNING COUNTERMEASURES TO LASER SYSTEMS

Dr. Michael Cathcart, Ph.D. - Principal Research Scientist Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta
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Dr. Michael Cathcart, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm THE LASER DEVELOPED ATMOSPHERIC LENS (LDAL): BEYOND A NOVEL COUNTER-LDEW SYSTEM

Prof. Nick Colosimo, Ph.D. - Strategy Executive, Global Engineering Fellow, Principal Technologist (Disruptive Technologies) BAE Systems
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Prof. Nick Colosimo, Ph.D.

Strategy Executive, Global Engineering Fellow, Principal Technologist (Disruptive Technologies)
BAE Systems

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE