NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation to Address NITEC17

By Jill O’Donnell, Industry Relations 3/2/2017
​NCI Agency is honoured to welcome to NITEC17 General Denis Mercier, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. General Mercier will deliver a keynote address on 24 April, the opening day of the conference.

NCI Agency is honoured to welcome to NITEC17 General Denis Mercier, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. General Mercier will deliver a keynote address on 24 April, the opening day of the conference.

The NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (NITEC17) will focus on the topic "Sharpening NATO's Technological Edge: Adaptive Partnerships and the Innovative Power of Alliance Industry," taking place from 24-26 April in Ottawa, Canada.

"Allied Command Transformation, under General Mercier's leadership, is the architect of NATO's adaptation to a new strategic environment that calls for a mind-set of continuous innovation in order to maintain superiority over any adversary," NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers said. "Industry partnerships are essential for keeping NATO at the forefront of innovation, and we are fortunate to have General Mercier's perspective at NITEC17 to help shape dialogue on how we can advance those partnerships in support of NATO C4ISR and cyber capabilities."

"We live in a very complex world, where the fast-paced evolution of threats and technology calls for different, more adaptable and flexible answers," NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Denis Mercier said. "In this context, a synergistic partnership between NATO and the civilian world that includes industry and academia, among others, is necessary to face contemporary and future challenges. I look forward to sharing at NITEC17 ACT's vision of how this partnership can help define future solutions."

NITEC17 is presented by the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and the Association for Communications, Electronics, and Information Systems Professionals (AFCEA Europe) in cooperation with the Department of National Defence – Canada.

To register and view the full agenda, please visit www.nitec.nato.int

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