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Wednesday, January 24 

Location: Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) main building, address Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn

The conference is moderated by Mr. Neeme Raud

07:45 - 09:15 Registration and morning coffee   

09:15 - 09:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks , Mr. Alar Karis, President of the Republic of Estonia
                           Welcome address, Prof. Tiit Land, Rector of Tallinn University of Technology 

09:40 - 10:25 Keynote: The Role of AI in Future Warfare – General (ret) Jörg Vollmer (Fraunhofer FKIE)   

10:25 - 11:10 Keynote: The Challenges of Military AI Development – Prof. Wolfgang Koch (University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE)

11:10 - 11:40 Refreshment break   

11:40 - 12:10 From Science Fiction to Science Fact: Information Technology and the Modern Battlefield – Prof. Rain Ottis (TalTech)

12:10 - 12:40 Edge Computing and Embedded AI in Military Devices – Mairo Leier (TalTech)   

12:40 - 14:10 Lunch   

14:10 - 16:00 Posters and Demo Session    

16:00 - 16:30 Cooperation Models of the Defence Industry on the Example of Small States – Tarmo Kalvet (TalTech) & Illimar Ploom (Estonian Military Academy)

16:30 - 16:45 NATO Innovation Fund: Investing €1 Billion into Resilience and Defence – Kelly Chen (NIF)

16:45 - 17:30 Panel Discussion: Conclusions of the Day (Moderator Neeme Raud, Panelists: Day 1 speakers) 

19:30 - 23:00 Evening Reception  in the PROTO Invention Factory
                          Doors will be opened at 19:00, address: Peetri St 10 (in the Northern Tallinn). More under the Venue

Thursday, January 25 

Location: Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) main building, address Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn

The conference is moderated by Mr. Neeme Raud

09:30 - 10:00 Arrival and morning coffee 

10:00 - 10:45 Electronic Warfare: The present and the future – Kaarel Piip (Estonian Military Academy)  

11:00 - 13:00 Parallel sessions  

  • Decision-Centric Warfare vs Mosaic Warfare
    Moderator: Brig. Gen. Vahur Karus (Estonian Military Academy) 
    Presenters: Roger McDermott, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of War Studies (School of Security Studies), King’s College London

  • Measures to Improve Survivability by Using the Concept of Electronic Warfare
    Moderator: Kaarel Piip (Estonian Military Academy) 

    Dr. Thomas Withington, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute 
    Prof. Krzysztof Kulpa, Scientific Director UCBOiB, Warsaw University of Technology 
    Silver Andre, Chief Executive Officer, CR14 

  • The Development of Military AI Applications and Lessons Learned
    Moderators: Mairo Leier (TalTech) & Villiko Nurmoja (SensusQ)
    Jaanus Kaugerand, TalTech; Devid Liik, Milrem; Kristjan Pihus, DefSecIntel; Genert Org & SensusQ; Jaak Tarien, Cybernetica
    Panel Discussion

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch  

14: 30 Parallel events

  • 14:30 - 15:35 Panel Discussion: Defence R&D Funding: Lessons for Small Countries
    Moderator: Neeme Raud
    Kadri Tammai, NATO-DIANA Estonia

    Martin Jõesaar, European Commission DG DEFIS
    Tiit Lukk, TalTech

  • 14:30 - 17:00 Visits to Research Facilities 
    Time slots in each lab: 14:50-15.30 and 15:50-16:30, the labs are located in the TalTech campus, pre-registration is needed.

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