Panels, Speakers & Bios

Key Note Speakers:

Air Marshal Edward Stringer CB CBE MA BEng RAF

Director General Joint Force Development and Defence Academy and former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations)

Defence Academy Biography


Professor Robert Schmidle, Lieutenant General US Marine Corps (retd)

University Advisor on Cyber Capabilities and Conflict Studies at Arizona State University and former Deputy Commander of United States Cyber Command

Arizona State University Biography


Panel Members & Speakers:
Philippe Baumard, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers; Eslsca Business School Paris; Ecole Polytechnique CRG

Elisabeth Braw, Senior Research Fellow, Modern Deterrence Project, RUSI

Gary Brown, Col., USAF (retd), Senior Legal Advisor for the Department of Defense and former Professor of Cyber Security at Marine Corps University

Nick Colosimo, Lead Engineer, Future Combat Air System – Technology, BAE Systems and Professor, Cranfield University

Paul Cornish, Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI, Associate Director, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, University of Oxford, and Professorial Fellow, National Security College, Australian National University

Keith Dear, Wing Commander, RAF, Innovation lead at the UK’s Joint Warfare Directorate and Associate Fellow, RUSI

Ulrike Franke, Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations

Sandro Gaycken, Founder & Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Chris Kubecka, Founder and CEO of HypaSec and former head of the Information Protection Group and international intelligence for Aramco

Phillips O’Brien, Director of Research and Professor of Strategic Studies, University of St Andrews

Peter Watkins, Former Director General, Strategy & International, Ministry of Defence