NATO-Industry Forum

nif2019“We will further develop our partnership with industry and academia from all Allies
to keep pace with technological advances through innovation.”

Brussels Summit Declaration

Hosted by the United States of America, the NATO-Industry Forum 2019 will take place in Washington D.C. on 13 and 14 November.

Context of the 2019 NATO-Industry Forum

The NATO-Industry Forum 2019 takes place against the backdrop of a challenging, unpredictable and fluid security environment, in which an increasingly interconnected world facilitates the relentless evolution of, and global access to technology and information with tremendous impact on the global conversation. Decision makers at all levels have to understand the wider information landscape and build trust in the information they use in decision-making.

In the year marking NATO’s 70th anniversary, and less than a month before the Leader’s Summit in London, this edition of the NATO-Industry Forum will focus on Enhancing Decision Making. NATO, partner nations, international organizations and industry should reflect on their decision-making mechanisms to leverage innovative solutions. Participants will strategize on how to harness emerging and disruptive technologies to adapt their decision-making mechanisms, processes and procedures, allowing NATO to draw its own conclusions on solutions to further strengthen its deterrence and defence posture. The discussions will focus on interoperability, innovation and technology, NATO’s engagement with industry, and will aim to identify changes required to adapt and project the Alliance into the future.

On Day 1, participants will engage in round-table discussions centred on the following topics:

  1. Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, Dissemination of information
  2. Leveraging Big Data and analytics
  3. Operational Awareness and Anticipation
  4. Support to Human Decision Making

The day will conclude with a reception hosted by the Department of Defence.

Day 2 will include three plenary sessions featuring prominent leaders from industry, NATO and nations.

The NATO-Industry Forum is sponsored by the NATO Secretary General, and co-organized by the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment. The Forum welcomes prominent leadership from industries across the Alliance, as well as senior representatives from Allied nations and the European Union.

NATO Industry Forum 2019 Dress Code

Military: Service Dress | Civilian: Business Suit

Registration, Agenda, Reading Material

NATO Industry Forum 2019 Registration

NATO-Industry Forum Agenda (as of  October 16th, 2019)

Information about Washington, D.C. is available HERE.