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12 10 2018

Announcing NITEC19: the Agency's flagship industry event

We're gearing up for NITEC19, our annual industry conference, and we want you to be a part of it. This year's conference, "NATO and the High North: Technology Ultramarathon," will be held in Oslo, Norway on 20-22 May 2019. We will be focusing on advancing technological solutions and business practices to strengthen NATO operations from the South to the High North.

Organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence, Norway, the conference will bring together more than 700 senior government, military and industry leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to keynotes and discussions on central focus areas for NATO such as big data, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and machine learning.

There will also be a chance for attendees to get a first look at upcoming business opportunities to support NATO and its mission.

Small and medium-sized businesses can even participate in a one-on-one session with NCI Agency acquisition experts and industry peers. It is a great way to learn best practices for competing for NATO contracts.

And academia and small businesses will be able to showcase their state-of-the-art technological solutions through an innovation challenge designed especially for them.

The 2019 conference is designed to build on Trident Juncture 2018, NATO's largest exercise in recent years. NITEC19 will help industry leaders learn how they can support Alliance operations in the High North.

Allies in the region are embracing innovative partnerships with the private sector to combat the extreme climate and lack of satellite coverage. It is important work, as it will help the Alliance continue to safeguard peace and stability not only in the High North, but across the NATO nations.

Not only would improving communications in the region lead to more security, but it could help our ally Norway strike a balance between conservation and sustainable use of Arctic resources.

To learn more about what NITEC 19 has to offer, or to register for the conference, visit the event website.

Announcing NITEC19: the Agency's flagship industry event