Whitehall Dialogue - Adaptability and Partnership in Defence Science and Technology

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Ron FinlaysonA presentation by Ron Finlayson MA MBA CEng FIET, Strategic Business Director, Defence, QinetiQ Group plc.

Science and technology research is essential to keep the Armed Forces one step ahead of the enemy, on a battlefield shaped by technology that proliferates and changes frequently. In his presentation, Ron Finlayson will discuss how QinetiQ has adapted to meet the changing needs of a fast moving battlespace and engage with a more agile, open and innovative defence science and technology community.

Ron Finlayson MA MBA CEng FIET joined QinetiQ in January 2004 after a distinguished career in the Royal Navy. He became Strategy Director in QinetiQ's MoD Channel, managing the customer relationship with the Defence Procurement Agency from April 2005 to March 2007. On the formation of Defence Equipment and Support, his portfolio changed to focus on maritime and information superiority through-life capability. From April 2008, he became Defence Accounts Director, responsible for QinetiQ’s customer relationship with MoD and the major defence contractors. In April 2009, he assumed his current appointment as Strategic Business Director, Defence, charged with identifying the future direction of QinetiQ’s defence business as well as maintaining the relationships with strategic customers.

Refreshments will be served from 1515.

This event is ‘off the record’ and closed to the media.

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