Expert Speakers Confirmed for the Rescheduled Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference

Top Quote SMi Reports: The list of speakers has now been confirmed for the upcoming Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference in London, this November. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 11, 2020 - The speaker line-up has been confirmed for SMi Group’s rescheduled Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference. The annual event will now take place on 25th - 26th November 2020 at the Holiday Inn Kensington High Street in London, UK.

    This year’s programme features comprehensive briefings on anti-submarine warfare, mine countermeasures, fixed wing and rotary aerial unmanned systems, unmanned platform updates, and technological innovation in the Naval sphere.

    For those interested in attending, there is a £300 early bird discount ending on 30th June. Register at


    Conference Chairman:

    • Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

    Military and Expert Speakers:

    • Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, Deputy Planning and Coordination, Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff
    • Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy
    • Captain Chris Ling, Director NavyX, Royal Navy
    • Commander Ian Danbury, Deputy Director NATO MUS Innovation and Coordination Cell, NATO
    • Commander Paul Drφge, Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD
    • Commander Paul Hornsby, Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy
    • Commander Andreas Johansen, Subject Matter Expert NMW, Maritime Capabilty and Development Branch, Denmark Defence Command
    • Commander Herman Lammers, Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NMW COE)
    • Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha, Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO MARCOM
    • Commander Chris Taitt, Section Head C4ISR, and Remote and Autonomous Systems, Royal Canadian Navy
    • Lieutenant Tiago Lanca, COO of Unmanned Vehicles Operational Experimentation Unit, Portuguese Navy
    • Dr Samantha Dugelay, Program Manager Autonomous Mine Countermeasures, NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
    • Dr Maaten Furlong, Head of Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems, National Oceanography Centre
    • Dr Sanjay Sharma, Head of Autonomous Marine Systems Research Group and Associate (Reader) Professor in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems, University of Plymouth
    • Mr Matteo Perrone, Project Manager R&D Underwater Systems, FMV
    • Mr Johan Wahren, Project Manager Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV
    • Mr Eelco Harmsen, Senior Project Manager Navy, MARIN
    • Mr Egbert Ypma, Team Leader/Research Program Manager, Performance at Sea, MARIN
    • Mr Gary Busby, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Elmo Motion Control UK
    • Mr Adam Smith, Managing Director, Intrepid Minds Ltd
    • Senior Representative, Leonardo
    • Senior Representative, Ocean Infinity

    The live agenda is available on the website at

    Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology
    25th-26th November 2020
    London, UK
    Gold Sponsor: Leonardo, Sponsors: Elmo Motion Control UK Ltd, Intrepid Minds, and Ocean Infinity

    SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For details contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or email jpredescu ( @ ) dmi-online dot co dot uk dot

    For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

    About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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