Under the patronage of HRH Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Second Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King Saud University, in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, is organizing the 2nd international Conference on Command and Control Solutions, from 17 to 19 October 2017, at the University’s headquarters in Riyadh.
Chairman of the organizing committee of the conference, Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, said that the conference will be held under the theme of the coalition against terrorism, for the priority this issue has at the present time, and the pivotal role played by Saudi Arabia in confronting terrorism and extremism in the region and the world.
“Command and control systems are now the vital nerve of the armed forces in confronting terrorism both through their field operations and through the technical confrontation through cyberspace,” he said.
The conference will discuss specialized meetings and working papers for international experts on the importance of strengthening international alliances and achieving integration in the command and control systems of the armed forces and providing them with proactive capabilities to monitor and respond to terrorist operations in various forms and locations.
Dr. Al-Ghamdi added: “The focus on transferring technology and localization of specialized expertise in command and control systems, as one of the main themes that the conference will discuss, in line with Saudi vision 2030. The conference also targets major industrial and financial sectors, which are also vulnerable to terrorist attacks by hacking their information systems, and this poses a direct threat to the highest interests of the countries.”
“This is in addition to strengthening the partnership between the various relevant sectors, especially security and defense, with research centers and specialists in command and control systems, aiming to move towards a new and more secure generation of command and control systems and cybersecurity,” he concluded.
The International Conference on Command and Control Solutions is one of the joint initiatives between the Saudi Ministry of Defense and King Saud University, where the University provides research, events and innovative product development in support of the Ministry’s move towards a new phase in the development of its advanced command and control systems.