Young Professionals in Defence - Summer Networking Reception

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The Royal Aeronautical Society, Team Defence Information, ACFEA UK and RUSI are pleased to announce our ‘Young Professionals in Defence’ event.

You can now sign up to our collaborative Summer Networking Reception, held on 28th June.

This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and to understand more about the wider opportunities available within the industry. The event is attended by industry, MoD and academia. You could be a student, in their early working life or just new to the industry. The fascinating topics and great networking mix means you will gain value from attending.

We have an exciting agenda lined up for you that will run from around 12:00 until 17:00 and will take place at the headquarters of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Speakers will include:

  • Introduction – Sir Brian Burridge FRAeS, CEO, Royal Aeronautical Society
  •  Sneha Dawda, RUSI Research Analyst – 'How young people can build cyber security skills'
  • Dr. Ben Chehade, BAE Systems, 'Technology fitting for the user'
  • Keynote Speaker: Wing Commander Keith Dear, Joint Force Command, 'Disrupting Defence - Innovation & Intrapreneurship in hierarchical organisations'


Our speakers have some very interesting topics and specialities to share with you. RUSI will look to give us a birds eye view of UK cyber security skills building to face the future threats. BAE Systems have years of experience in data and how we will develop to use it in our future careers to its full advantage and our keynote speaker Wing Commander Keith Dear, specializes in psychology, AI and big data, and disruptive technology. Our talks are aimed toward young professionals and their contribution to the Defence market in these areas.

The most important part of the afternoon, nibbles and networking drinks, which are sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, is to engage across the Defence industry and learn about more opportunities for you in order to further your career and be involved in the exciting initiatives. Of course, after the event there is the option to join us for further networking. We look forward to meeting you all soon.

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