An estimated 600 senior officials from NATO, European and North American companies will meet at NITEC18 next week in Berlin, Germany, to discuss NATO’s digital transformation.
The high-profile conference will take place on 22-24 May and will also address the Alliance’s emerging technological and cyber needs and explain how companies can take part in NATO business.
“NITEC18 - NATO’s Digital Endeavour: Expanding the Ecosystem” will offer both a preview of specific business opportunities coming up in the next 18-24 months, and a strategic overview of NATO’s overall digital transformation to put these opportunities in a wider context.
The Alliance is set to engage in a comprehensive refresh of its command and control capabilities, from core networks to advanced applications, and air and missile defense.
Specific business opportunities to be discussed include:
- Satellite communications and networks - over 450 million Euros in upcoming contracts
- NATO integrated air and missile defense - over 200 million Euros, including upgrades to NATO’s missile defense test and integration laboratory
- New competition of advanced software to support NATO’s troop movements and logistics up to 100 million Euros
- Information and knowledge management, administration applications - over 70 million Euros
- Countering small unmanned aerial systems - 10 million Euros
- Education and training
- Update on competition for NATO’s cyber shield
- Counter-IED technology for NATO’s Response Force
The event will preview and discuss a new NATO architectural blueprint for deployable communication systems; this architecture will inform upcoming bids and the briefing is highly recommended for Industry partners interested in supplying NATO with deployable communication systems.
The event will also see the new General Manager of the NATO Communications and Information Agency, responsible for NATO’s tech and cyber investments, outlining his vision for cooperation with Industry.
NITEC18 is organized under the auspices of the German Ministry of Defense. The three-day event is a collaborative venture between the NATO Communications and Information Agency and AFCEA Europe.