One Year of Strong, Secure, Engaged: A Status Report

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 8S7


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Synopsis

This conference will be held one year since the Trudeau government released Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged. The Canadian Global Affairs Institute will be a hosting a one-day conference in Ottawa to provide a status report on the implementation Canada’s new defence policy.   The conference will concentrate on the proposed changes to the defence workforce, procurement ambition, new capabilities and evolving operational constructs outlined in Strong, Secure, Engaged.

Please note that space is limited and our last 4 conferences have sold out. Student rate available.


Program Information

07:45 - 08:25 Coffee and Registration                                                                                     

08:25-08:30 Welcome  

8:30-09:00 “Making People the Priority: Part 1” Moderator – Lindsay Rodman, Fellow, CFR

  • LGen Charles Lamarre – Chief of Military Personnel, DND

09:00-10:00  “The Investment Plan, the Defence Program and Procurement: Part 1” Moderator – Dr. Dave Perry

  • RAdm (ret’d) Pat Finn – Adm, Materiel, DND
  • VAdm Darren Hawco – Chief of Force Development, DND
  • Claude Rochette - Chief Financial Officer, DND
  • Cmdre Pumphrey - Assistant Chief of Program, DND

10:00-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 “Making People the Priority: Part 2” Moderator – Lindsay Rodman, Fellow, CFR

  • BGen (Retd) Michael Jorgensen - Director General, Special Advisor, Veterans Affairs Canada
  • BGen Robidoux - Director General Reserves, DND
  • Stéfanie von Hlatky - Assistant Professor, Queens & Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Ross Fetterly - Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

11:45-12:45 Lunch  Keynote, Chief of Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, 12:15-12:45

13:00 – 13:45 “The Investment Plan, the Defence Program and Procurement: Part 2” Moderator – Tom Ring

  • Dan Ross – former Adm Materiel, Telfer School of Management, Complex Project Leadership
  • Alan Estevez - Deloitte, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (A,T & Logistics)
  • Richard Foster – Vice President, L3 Technologies Canada

13:45-14:00 Break

14:00-14:45 “New Operational Paradigms” Moderator: Mike Day, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

  • Rear Admiral Brian Santarpia – Chief of Staff, Operations, CJOC, DND
  • Commodore Angus Topshee – Deputy J5 NORAD & USNORTHCOM
  • Elinor Sloan - Professor, Carleton University and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Al Stephenson - Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

14:45-15:15 Break

15:15-16:15 “New Capabilities: Cyber & Space” Moderator: Dick Fadden – Former Deputy Minister, DND

  • Col. Walter Wood - Acting Director General Cyberspace, DND
  • BGen K.G. Whale – Director General, Space, DND
  • Dan Rogers - Deputy Chief (ADM) Signals Intelligence, Communications Security Establishment
  • Tom Keenan - Professor, University of Calgary & Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Charity Weeden – Lquinox Consulting, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

16:15-16:30 Break

16:30-17:15 Closing DM’s Roundtable – DM, Jody Thomas, SADM, Bill Matthews, ADM, Gordon Venner

 17:15-18:45 Conference Wrap-up & Reception

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