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TIDE Sprint

tide logo250TIDE Sprint is ACT's think tank initiative for achieving and maintaining Information, Decision and Execution Superiority in support of NATO's Consultation, Command and Control (C3) efforts. The second of the two annual events takes place from 26 -30 October 2015 in Virginia Beach, USA. TIDE Sprints use a combination of show-and-tell brainstorming, collaboration, education, demonstration, coding and testing in a non-constraint and non-hierarchical environment to explore new ideas as well as exploit and evolve existing and emerging technologies.

As the NATO Command leading military transformation, Allied Command Transformation organises this conference for the 26th time, establishing a platform to identify future challenges and its military implications. The conference brings together scientists, operators, IT experts, engineers and managers from a military, academic and industry background. The last event in April 2015 saw more than 250 participants from 22 nations attend the one week Conference in Berlin hosted by Germany.

October’s TIDE Sprint will consist of eight tracks in the following areas:

  • Cyber Defence
  • Command and Control
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Technology
  • Communications
  • Service Management
  • Maritime Situational Awareness
  • Modelling and Simulation

TIDE Sprint is driven by its participants' demands; therefore, ACT is open to new tracks which are considered of benefit to the TIDE community. TIDE Sprint participants are "a coalition of the willing". Although under the guidance of ACT, they gather without a strong top-down infrastructure or complicated agreements. Participants are requested to share knowledge, designs, standards and codes with each other and strongly encouraged to enter collected information at TIDEPEDIA, an online collaboration platform which is a part of the overarching TIDE initiative.

Additional information about the TIDE Sprint, including a detailed agenda, administration, presentations and reports, is published on TIDEPEDIA, - access to this password-protected website can be requested via, providing: first and last name, telephone, internet email, function, and organisation or command.

The overall classification is not higher than NATO UNCLASSIFIED. All sessions are conducted in English only.

Pre-Registration for the autumn 2015 TIDE Sprint - to be held in Virginia Beach from 26 to 30 October 2015 - will be open on 27 August 2015.

Point of Contact (POC) at HQ SACT:
CPO Tim Jones
Phone: +1 757 747 4160

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