Force Design Conference

Day 1 - 10 October 2017

09.05am

Welcome and WHS/Security Brief/Acknowledgment of Country - MC

09.15am

Formal Welcome: Professor John Arnold, Deputy Rector UNSW Canberra

09.30am

Keynote Address: Vice Chief of the Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs

09.50am

Keynote Address: Head Force Design,AVM Mel Hupfeld

SCENE SETTING

10.10am

The Value Proposition of Defence to the Nation: BRIG Jason Blain

10.30am

Morning Tea

OVERVIEW OF FORCE DESIGN

11.00am

 

Overview of the Current and Evolving Force Design Process

BRIG Jason Blain and Mr Anthony Ween

11.40am

 

Overview of Force Analysis Branch Activities

Dr David Connery, GPCAPT David Banham and COL Andy Haebich

12.10pm

Lunch

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

1.10pm

The concept of ‘Force Exploration’

Dr Nigel McGinty

1.30pm

 

Contestability and the Maturing of the Broader Capability Life Cycle

Mr Michael Shoebridge

1.50pm

 

Relationship between Force Design and Innovation

Mr Benjamin Hayes

2.10pm

 

Update of the Sovereign Industry Capabilities Assessment Framework

Mr Matt Ramage


2.30pm

 

Perspectives and lessons learned on collaboration

Mr Josh Polette

2.50pm

 

Capability through Collaboration

Defence Materials Technology Centre

Dr Mark Hodge

3.10pm

Afternoon Tea  

AFTERNOON SESSION

3.40pm

Investment Portfolio Management update

Mr Pat Hetherington

4.00pm

Panel Session: Chair: Dr David Connery.

Panel members: AVM Mel Hupfeld, BRIG Jason Blain, Mr Pat Hetherington, Mr Benjamin Hayes, Mr Matt Ramage, Mr Josh Polette

4.45pm

Closing Address: Head Force Design,AVM Mel Hupfeld

5.00pm

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