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cotc18 300x250The 2018 Chiefs of Transformation Conference will take place from Tuesday 11 December to Thursday 13 December 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia.

"NATO Allied Command Transformation’s Principal Annual Conference"

The Chiefs of Transformation Conference is NATO Allied Command Transformation’s key annual event directed primarily at national Flag/General Officer level decision-makers (NATO and Partners) involved in transformation and capability development.

The Chiefs of Transformation Conference remains the only venue that gathers the national Chiefs of Transformation and Allied Command Transformation’s senior leadership together for open interaction and discussion. Allows Allied Command Transformation to promote and gather support for its transformational initiatives from NATO Headquarters and across the wider NATO organization. Allied Command Transformation’s key opportunity for networking with Nations at Flag/General Officer level.

Chiefs of Transformation Conference 2018 Theme: "DISRUPTIVE ADVANCES SHAPING WARFARE"

Chiefs of Transformation Conference 2018 will seek to interconnect national transformation initiatives with those of Allied Command Transformation, particularly in the areas of innovation, longer-term capability development, and training. National Chiefs of Transformation, along with other senior NATO and partner nation leaders, will be invited to discuss and exchange innovative ideas and best practices while identifying actionable outcomes towards improving interoperability, cooperation and partnership.

This year, Chiefs of Transformation Conference 2018 will include four syndicate topics, each led by a Nation supported by Allied Command Transformation, where the attending senior Chiefs of Transformation Conference Principals (national Chiefs of Transformation and NATO Senior leaders) will, in a facilitated round-table format, exchange information, views and opinions with the aim to identify follow on activities in specific areas of interest.

The four syndicate topics are:

  1. Human Capital Development: “Disruptive Technology & Our People
  2. Emerging & Disruptive Technology: “Data Centricity in Command and Control / Decision Making
  3. Future Partnerships: “How can NATO embrace and exploit Adaptive (Disruptive) Technologies to embrace collaboration?
  4. DPPA / Strategic Futures: “Long Term Considerations from Strategic Foresight Analysis / Framework for Future Alliance Operations

The 4 Syndicate Topics will also be supported with an "Industry Engagement" session designed to provide a platform of interaction for the participants with relevant industrial companies and their products as well as to establish future standards for interoperability and to increase delegates’ awareness of potential Autonomy in Decision Making.

As a further new initiative of Chiefs of Transformation Conference 18, a "Young Disruptors Forum" will be held in order to engage top-level young professionals from NATO and partner nations with senior decision-makers and thought leaders and develop an alternative analysis on how disruptive technology and innovation can support and benefit NATO strategy.

Click here for the Chiefs of Transformation Conference 2017 Analysis Report


Points of Contact

If you have any questions please contact one of the COTC Team listed below:

Mr. Bruce HUTCHISON
GBR NATO Civilian
Transformation Network Branch
Phone: +1 757 747-3706
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Mr. Chris MAYETTE
USA CTR
Transformation Network Branch
Phone: +1 757 747-3257
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Dr. Damlasu TEMIZEL
TUR CTR
Transformation Network Branch
Phone: +1 757 747-3390
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