LAND FORCES will be a platform for engagement between Defence agencies responsible for acquiring the Australian Army’s new capability and the industry that will deliver the technologies, products and support. With the Australian Army involved in the largest single acquisition cycle in its history, LAND FORCES will provide a timely engagement platform between Army and industry, and between all levels of industry from prime contractor to micro-SME.
INDUSTRY CAPABILITY – EQUIPPING DEFENCE CONFERENCE OUTLINE
The Australian Defence Industry continues to adapt and grow, enjoying close collaboration with Defence and other government agencies, and productive ties with the international defence community. New skills and technologies continue to emerge and flow through Australian industry as a result of these experiences, leading to export growth and sustainable indigenous capability.
This one day conference examines the experiences of several Australian companies in the frontline of defence capability, culminating in a panel session that explores the future of Australia’s sovereign defence manufacturing capability.
INDUSTRY CAPABILITY CONFERENCE AGENDA
|Speaker / Event||Time||Topic / Notes|
|Morning seesion||1000 - 1200|
|MC||1000 - 1030||General introduction and presentation of conference format|
|1030 - 1110||Designing for Sustainment|
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
|1110 - 1150||Improving Domestic Capability through International Export|
|Review Session||1150 - 1200|
|Afternoon session||1355 - 1550|
|Welcome||1355 - 1400||MC with an introduction & synopsis of the morning session|
|EOS and C4 Edge||1400 - 1445||Enhancing Capability through Collaboration|
|Joint Experimentation Directorate||1445 - 1500||Modelling the Future of Force Capability|
Panelists drawn from Industry Sessions
|1500 - 1550||Panel Session -
the Future of Australian Sovereign Capability
|Conclusion||1550||Conclusion by MC and invitation to the exposition floor|
Vice President Sales and Marketing, Thales Australia
In April 2020 Mark Hilton was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Thales Australia. He is responsible for the leadership of our Sales and Business Development capability with a focus on engaging with our customers to showcase our diverse capabilities to realise meaningful value in their business.
Mark joined Thales Australia from his previous role as Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Vision-Box - a leading Biometrics and AI business serving the world’s Border Control and Aviation markets. He has also held executive Sales and Business leadership roles in technology services provider Datacom as well as with aviation technology specialist SITA.
He brings more than 20 years’ experience with the Australian and Asian markets across a wide range of industries and technology sectors including Public Cloud, Data, Analytics, Biometrics and Artificial Intelligence. His passion, however, is not technology itself but the practical application of technology to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, particularly in complex and mission critical environments. It’s this passion that has seen him lead award-winning digital transformation projects across the region.
Mark holds an MBA from the University of Singapore Business School where he won the Chua Joon Eng. Gold Medal and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) with 1st Class Honours from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where he continues to mentor students under the UTS Lucy Women in Technology Mentoring Program. He also studied leadership in a range of prominent universities, but gained his leadership grounding as a Commissioned Officer in the Australian Army Reserve.