In 2023, ACT’s Strategic Foresight Branch will publish a new Strategic Foresight Analysis that is designed to inform NATO’s long-term policy and capability development priorities. Strategic Foresight branch head Dr. Gergely Nemeth joins us for a discussion on current trends, trajectories, and underlying dynamics that could shape the future security environment.
December 20, 2022 - 31 min
From December 6th-8th, 2022, Allied Command Transformation hosted the Alliance Warfare Development Conference (AWDC) for more than 150 guests from 34 Allied and partner nations, including senior leadership from NATO commands. Today, Head of Strategic Issues and Engagements in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate at ACT, Dr. Vlasta Zekulic, joins us to discuss AWDC and its role in advancing the conversation regarding key trends and topics vital to NATO transformation.
December 20, 2022 - 24 min
On July 5th, 2022, Finland and Sweden formally confirmed their willingness and ability to meet the political, legal and military obligations and commitments for NATO membership. Join Allied Command Transformation Staff Officer Bruce Hutchison for a conversation about the accession and military integration processes currently underway for both countries as they join the Alliance.
October 28, 2022 - 26 min
Marcus Gaul, Section Head for Analytics and Data Science at Allied Command Transformation and Lieutenant Commander James Carrick, project manager for AWARE, discuss the situational awareness enhancer which collects, processes, and visualizes multiple streams of open-source data to inform analysts and decision makers about patters of life in any operational environment.
June 17, 2022 - 18 min
Robert “Butch” Bracknell, Staff Legal Advisor for International Law at Allied Command Transformation discusses the process and practice of managing innovation from a legal and compliance perspective.
April 13, 2022 - 22 min
Colonel Lewis, Lt. Colonel Dirk Mathes, and Deputy Branch Head Simon Purton continue to discuss AI Felix, its potential, and the value of AI to the future of the Alliance.
April 13, 2022 - 17 min
Canadian Royal Air Force Colonel Sean Lewis, Lieutenant Colonel Dirk Mathes of the German Bundeswehr, and Simon Purton, the Deputy Branch Head for Allied Command Transformation’s Analysis of Alternatives Branch discuss the development of NATOs first machine-learning tool: Artificial Intelligence Front End Learning Information Execution, otherwise known as AI Felix.
April 13, 2022 - 16 min
The old model of top-heavy, gold-plated, committee-directed, sub-contracted military innovation is increasingly outmoded and outpaced by adversaries. The open innovation model emphasizes speed, agility, and collaboration. NATO Allied Command Transformation Chief of Staff Admiral Guy Robinson (UK Royal Navy) and Brigadier General Poul Primdahl (Royal Danish Army) talk about building an innovative Alliance through creativity, cooperation, and risk-taking.
December 14, 2021 - 33 min
Former French Air Force Chief of Staff and new Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Gen. Philippe Lavigne talks about his policy agenda, the importance of innovation, and the strength of the Alliance.
December 1, 2021 - 20 min
Organizing and tasking air-to-air refueling aircraft are pieces to a puzzle that is critical to mission success. NATO’s Allied Command Transformation developed a user-friendly tool, JIGSAW, to manage these missions across several nations and vast territories. The NATO Innovation Podcast talks to Lieutenant Colonel Jon Clow of the Royal Canadian Air Force, about JIGSAW’s development and deployment.
October 8, 2021 - 25 min