Context Setting

Context Setting from our SIG Champions: David Chater-Lea of Motorola Solutions, Paul Tindall of Sepura, Tim Phipps of Cambridge Consultants and Euros Davies of Airwave 1. Overview and scene setting - How does technology affect our national security? Emergency services, power, defence, communications and transport 2. The future problem - Virtualisation moves technology beyond national boundaries Increasing abstraction of technology innovation away from fixed hardware implementations allows for greater portability and less control. (Internet, Cloud, OTT, NFV). 3. Complication - The supply chain is more complicated than you'd think What is really inside your technology product. China manufacturing, India software, US radio, UK user interface. Talk about the need to control key, strategic components. 4. Possible resolution - Commercial technology For emergency services communications you could build and control your own network (Airwave), or you could hope to reuse a commercial network (ESN). Discusses the key considerations for ESN users. 5. Possible resolution - Regulation will control technology flows We can restrict leakage of innovation by export control. (But this can be just a limit on free trade). National laws can control the technology used within our borders.

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