Innovation and Digital Zone

Agendas are subject to change

11:00 - 11:20

Linda Knutsen

Head of Exploration Division


11:25 - 11:45
11:50 - 12:10
12:15 - 12:35

Andrew Walker 

Business Development Manager

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, Land Systems Division

13:05 - 13:35

Hannah Tapsell, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Access to Mentoring and Finance (A2MF) Partner will be joined by Alan Roan, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cervus, to discuss their business growth journey, from initial DASA funding and development of their innovation through to gaining defence export funding.

 “Working together with the end user, the decision maker and the technical delivery teams has ensured that we can deliver valuable information that will ultimately save time and money for the UK taxpayer. DASA, along with Dstl, has helped to accelerate our cross MOD collaboration.

 It is DASA’s agility in their ability to deliver not just funding, but business mentoring and support that has helped to accelerate our innovations.” – Al Roan Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cervus.

 Join Hannah and Alan at this fireside chat to find out the importance of building the business behind the innovation.


Hannah Tapsell, Access to Mentoring and Finance Partner, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

Alan Roan: Managing Director, Cervus

13:40 - 14:00

Alexander Lewis

Cyber Assessment Services Technical Practice Lead


14:05 - 14:25

Peter Wilkins

Innovation Partner, South East

Defence and Security Accelerator

14:30 - 14:50

Hetti Barkworth-Nanton