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03 31 2020

Behind the scenes: producing the next NITECH Magazine

Twice a year, the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency offers the world an insight into its activities within the pages of its NATO Innovation and Technology – NITECH – magazine. And, this year is no exception.

The aim of NITECH is to enable the NCI Agency to take stock of what it has achieved over the year and to share the progress of some of the key programmes and business opportunities with the wider NATO community and beyond.

Simon Michell, one of its two co-editors, reveals the concept behind the publication, "What we have created with NITECH is a virtual networking space for the NCI Agency and its stakeholders in NATO, industry and the not-for-profit community so that the Agency has an opportunity to share current successes, future plans and technology requirements."

However, NITECH is not a one-way communication channel.

"It was always our aim to make the magazine a two-way mirror that reflects the views and ideas of its readership," Adelina Campos de Carvalho, the NCI Agency's editor explains. "NITECH enables NATO stakeholders to share their technology innovations, concepts and ideas. As the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated in the past weeks, scientific research and technological innovation are key to the survival of our societies, and to their progress. This is true for the Alliance as well – NATO must maintain its technological edge to address new and emerging threats, and continue to safeguard the freedom of nearly 1 billion citizens. The NATO Innovation and Technology magazine (NITECH) supports this effort."

The publication provides insights from NATO's tech and cyber experts at the NCI Agency and features thought-leaders from across Allied industry, academia and the not-for-profit community, reflecting on the impact of new and disruptive technology on operations and society, sharing their advice and vision for better practices.

NITECH issue 3: NATO Edge is well underway and already the NITECH community is gearing up to contribute to what is going to be another exciting and groundbreaking publication. The key themes are based around technology innovation, increasing the speed of Research and Development (R&D) and adopting dual-use technologies, including 5G and Artificial Intelligence.

The next edition, NITECH Issue 3 will be published in May 2020, and in parallel, we have started to work on the following edition, NITECH Issue 4, to be published in October 2020.

For further information and any suggestions on themes, ideas and concepts that you would like to appear in future issues please contact [email protected]

If you are an industry representative and wish to learn more about opportunities to feature your company in NITECH magazine, please get in touch with [email protected]

Behind the scenes: producing the next NITECH Magazine