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Brand new to Security & Policing for 2020, the Fusion Forum, sponsored by Airbus, is an interactive and accessible ‘theatre’ on the exhibition floor, designed to promote new and integrated ways to delivering security solutions across government, industry and academia. It includes a range of exciting new content to incorporate a blend of keynote addresses, fusion panel sessions and live industry challenges.

HIGHLIGHTS

Watch highlights from the Fusion Forum, sponsored by Airbus

SCHEDULE

We are delighted to announce the schedule of The Fusion Forum, sponsored by Airbus, designed with the support of the National Security Adviser, Sir Mark Sedwill.

Hosted by Seamus Tucker CMG (formerly Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office), this interactive and accessible ‘theatre’ will drive policy through change by promoting dynamic and integrated ways of delivering security solutions across government, industry and academia.

 

Tuesday 3 March

09:45-10:00 OPENING CEREMONY

Richard Alcock CBE, Chief Operating Officer Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism and Senior Responsible Owner for Security Industry Engagement

Paul Everitt, CEO ADS

11:10-11:15 A MESSAGE FROM OUR FUSION FORUM SPONSOR – AIRBUS
 

11:15-12:00

ADS SECURITY INNOVATION AWARD GRAND FINAL

Pitches from the finalists & judging.

Judging Panel: Elizabeth Sheldon (Vice-President Security of ADS) (Chair); Rupert Shute (Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Home Office); Angela Essel (Head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre); Anita Friend (Head of Defence and Security Accelerator); and Dr Simon Harwood (Chair of the Academic Resilience and Security Community).

LUNCHTIME

13:00-13:45

Fusion Panel #1: Enabling SMEs to engage the UK security and policing sector on tackling online harm

Discussion Chaired by former Commander Chris Greany (Former National Coordinator for Economic Crime and Cyber Crime Prevention for UK Policing), and a panel comprising: Jim Gamble (Founding Chief Executive, Child Exploitation and Online (CEOP) Centre), Elizabeth Sheldon (VP, Security, ADS and Executive Director, Evidence Talks) and Ian Stevenson (CEO, Cyan Forensics).

FUSION PM

15:15-16:15

S&P Live Challenge #1: Countering Unmanned Aerial Systems

Brand new to S&P 2020, attend the first of 3 live challenges, to hear pitches from exhibiting companies against challenges formulated with Government policy leads set before the event.

The challenge for this session is:

How do you provide a fully comprehensive, cost-effective and layered approach to the mitigation of the improper use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (<25kg) at small sites across the UK.

Live feedback will be provided by a panel comprising: Sam Freck (Strategy and Legislation Lead, Counter Drone Unit, Home Office), Dimple Shah (Head of Counter Drones Policy, Department for Transport) and Dr. Ian Foulger (Physical Sciences Programme Lead, S&T, OSCT, Home Office)

Wednesday 4 March

10:00-10:30 KEYNOTE: NATIONAL SECURITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Prof Anthony Finkelstein, Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security

10:30-11:15

 

FUSION PANEL #2: INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT FOR SECURITY

Discussion panel chaired by Professor David Delpy CBE comprising: Anita Friend (Head of the Defence and Security Accelerator); Angela Essel (Head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre); and Jennifer Wallace (Deputy Head of Home Office Accelerated Capability Environment).

LUNCHTIME

12:45-13:45

S&P LIVE CHALLENGE #2: PROTECTING CROWDED PLACES

Brand new to S&P 2020, attend the second of 3 live challenges, to hear pitches from exhibiting companies against challenges formulated with Government policy leads set before the event.

The challenge for this session is:

How can we best develop more innovative /immersive crowded places training and awareness delivery mechanisms to improve uptake, retention and impact?

Panellists include: Kevin McNulty (Policy Advisor, Home Office), John Sandlin (Regional Manager, Partnerships and Interventions Directorate, Security Industry Authority), Dr. Katja Samuel (Director, Global Security and Disaster Management Ltd) and Nick Aldworth (Managing Director, Risk Resolution Ltd, former UK CT National Co-Ordinator for Protect & Prepare)

15:00-15:30 ‘AN AUDIENCE WITH’

30 min 1-2-1 interview with a senior representative of the National Security Adviser’s office moderated by Suzannah Brecknell of Civil Service World

Thursday 5 March

10:00-10:30 KEYNOTE: INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION TO FUSION DOCTRINE

Elizabeth Sheldon, Vice-President Security at ADS

10:30-11:15

 

FUSION PANEL #3: SECURITY EXPORTS

Discussion Chaired by Michael Clayforth-Carr, Chair of RISC International Working Group, and a panel comprising: Tracy Buckingham (Deputy Director, Security and Cyber Exports, Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation); and Angela Essel (Head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre).

LUNCHTIME

12:00-12:30

‘AN AUDIENCE WITH’

30 min 1-2-1 interview with Mark Goldsack (Director of Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation) facilitated by Jess Bowie of Civil Service World

13.00-14.00 S&P LIVE CHALLENGE #3: CBRN RESILIENCE

Brand new to S&P 2020, attend the third of 3 live challenges, to hear pitches from exhibiting companies against challenges formulated with Government policy leads set before the event.

The challenge for this session is:

In the event of a significant CBRN incident, UK PLC will be expected to rapidly access and coordinate the very best remediation capability, capacity and knowledge it has available – be it private sector, public sector or academic.  What are the current barriers to this happening and what should government and industry do in peacetime to address these?  Are these barriers applicable to other areas of the response?

Panellists include: Henry Hirsch (Deputy Director CBRNE, OSCT, Home Office), Professor Brooke Rogers OBE (Department for War Studies, Kings College, London), Laura Cooke (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and Superindent Lee Kendrick (National CBRN Centre, Counter Terrorism Policing)

14.30-15.00 CLOSING REMARKS: REFLECTIONS ON S&P 2020

Introduced by Dr Hugo Rosemont of ADS Group, a set of closing remarks and an opportunity for discussion will take place with Richard Alcock CBE, Chief Operating Officer Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism and Senior Responsible Owner for Security Industry Engagement and Angela Essel, Head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre

About The Fusion Forum

 

The UK’s National Security Strategy has been placing a strong emphasis, through the Fusion Doctrine, on the need to fully integrate private sector contributions into the country’s approach to mitigating security risks and issues, and driving resilience across the UK.

Reflecting this, the Home Office has been placing a high priority on harnessing private sector contributions to implementing the latest edition of the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy, CONTEST, both through the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) and other mechanisms.Fusion1

Delivered with the support of the National Security Adviser, the Fusion Forum will help to deliver this vision in a practical way. Taking a more accessible and thought leadership feel than seen at previous iterations of the event, the new feature will supplement existing major Keynote Addresses, and bring together the public and private sectors in a blend of lively panel discussions, thought provoking interviews and challenges to industry on the major policing and security risks facing the UK.

Content appearing in the Fusion Forum will be closely aligned with the aims and objectives of CONTEST, and will focus on exploring how Government, industry and academia can work together to:

  • Disrupt threats earlier
  • Share information more widely across our HMG partners
  • Build resilience with our local communities
  • Prioritise our efforts better overseas
  • Provide a more integrated relationship with the private sector

Live Challenges

Within the Fusion Forum, a selection of exhibiting companies will ‘pitch’ solutions to panels of experts as part of three S&P 2020 live challenges set in cooperation with Government stakeholders including the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC). Three challenges have been set in consultation with Government partners as follows:

  • Countering the improper use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
    Provide a fully comprehensive, cost-effective and layered approach to the mitigation of the improper use of UAVs (<25kg) at small sites across the UK.
  • Protecting Crowded Places
    How can we best develop more innovative /immersive crowded places training and awareness delivery mechanisms to improve uptake, retention and impact?
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)
    In the event of a significant CBRN incident, UK PLC will be expected to rapidly access and coordinate the very best remediation capability, capacity and knowledge it has available – be it private sector, public sector or academic. What are the current barriers to this happening and what should government and industry do in peacetime to address these?  Are these barriers applicable to other areas of the response?