The speaker will be Commodore Ian Annett RN, Assistant Chief of Staff (Information Warfare) and Royal Navy Chief Information Officer.
Wine and nibbles will be available after the talk.
Commodore Ian Annett MSc BEng CEng FIET FBCS FRGS Royal Navy
Assistant Chief of Staff (Information Warfare) and Royal Navy Chief Information Officer
Ian Annett joined the Royal Navy in 1984 and has served on a number of ships in weapon engineering roles, including service in the first Gulf War, when he was attached to the UK’s 1st Armoured Division. In a later role, he was also involved in the evacuation of personnel from Beirut and spent time onboard USS HARRY S TRUMAN studying the US Navy’s approach to Information and Knowledge Management. Staff appointments have included the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Staff in Washington, DC where he was responsible for developing communications and intelligence interoperability with the US and key allies.
He joined Navy Command HQ’s Information Superiority Division and later Joint Forces Command where his responsibility included the UK’s future military satellite programme, Skynet 6, and replacement of the MoD’s fixed ICT infrastructure as well as acting as the UK representative to a number of multinational C4ISR
committees. In his current role, he has responsibility for the development, delivery, generation and support of capabilities, including satellite communications, networks, cyber and Electronic Warfare. He is the head of profession as the Chief Naval Signals Officer.
Commodore Annett is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the British Computing Society, an MPLA Alumnus of the Said Business School, Oxford and a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies.