Royal Navy (Retd.); Managing Director,
CCL International and Associate Fellow, RUSI
Simon Chelton served in the Royal Navy between 1976 and 2009, as a logistics officer, with service in ships and submarines before shore service which included policy appointments in the Ministry of Defence, Directing Staff roles in senior leadership education at the Joint Services Command and Staff College and the Defence Leadership and Management Centre, and four years as Defence Attaché in Japan, between 2003 and 2007. A Japanese speaker who has been working with Japan since 1987, Simon is also a graduate of the National Institute for Defence Studies in Tokyo.
From 2009 to 2012 he was Vice President of Corporate and Business Development North East Asia at BAE Systems, and was involved in the creation of new industrial relationships and connections, in support of a strategic initiative to work more closely with Japan. Whilst at BAE Systems, he was also a Director of the UK/Japan 21st Century Group, a top-level bilateral government advisory group.
In 2012, he created a specialist consultancy that works with companies to develop new defence industrial collaboration opportunities emerging between Japan, the UK and other countries beyond the US. He is also, since 2013, an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) based in London, with a focus on Japanese defence and defence industrial policy.
Future underwater warfare: insights on global developments
Consulting Director, Defence & Security,
Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific
Janesh Janardhanan is the Consulting Director specializing in Defense & Security at Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific. He has over 13 years of consulting expertise, working closely with large MNCs, Government Agencies, technology houses and Startups in the areas of growth strategy, competitive positioning, international expansion, government regulations, etc.
Janesh has delivered over 60 high-impact consulting projects with Defense & Homeland security clients across the world including developing the Safe City Opportunity Map in Asia Pacific. He is widely quoted & interviewed on leading international publications including the BBC, CNBC, Forbes, Books on Robotics published by John Wiley & Sons, etc.
Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Janesh was the Co-founder & CEO of India’s first mainstream robotics company, signed large-ticket deals with leading consumer electronics MNCs, and built multi-award winning robotics platforms.
Janesh completed his MBA from the National University of Singapore. He was a Singapore Ministry of Education Scholar for his B.Eng (Mechanical, Hons) at the National University of Singapore.
RETHINKING UNDERWATER MINE COUNTERMEASURES
Swedish next generation Light Weight Torpedo (LWT) system – an optimised LWT for ASW in extreme littoral waters with high sea traffic intensity
Project Manager NLT (TS47),
Swedish Defence Material Administration
Lt(N) Magnus Lind is the Project Manager for Project NLT(TS47)/ Swedish next generation Light Weight Torpedo (LWT) system at FMV, SWEDEN (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration). The objective with the project is to acquire an optimized LWT for ASW in extreme littoral waters with high sea traffic intensity.
Magnus has been working as Project manager for NLT since 2013.
Magnus has a background as PWO(UW) in Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF), where he served on different types of surface ships (FPB Kaparen-class, FS Gavle-class and Visby-class. During trials for FS Visby-class he was deeply engaged in making the Visby- class operative for ASW actions. He is an experienced LWT(TS45) user.
Networking and refreshment break
Improving operational efficiency with underwater laser scanning: subsea surveys, mapping and inspection case studies
With a background in enterprise software, Micah has worked to simplify the adoption process and make Laser Scanning technology readily available for both military and commercial customers. In 2016 as 2G Robotics was preparing to launch their flagship ULS-500 PRO, Micah joined the team to help guide the technology towards new market applications. As 2G Robotics’ Manager of Business Development he has overseen the creation of numerous partnerships to create innovative ways to address the problems encountered in the field.
OPERATIONAL CASE STUDIES ON SAFE SUBMARINE OPERATIONS
The training initiatives for safe submarine operations and preparation for future risk : current vision of the Royal Thai Navy
Malte Kutscher joined the German Navy in 2000. After graduating the officers course he studied economics at the university of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg, which he graduated in 2005.
During his Navy service he took part in various multinational forces, serving as navigation and communication officer in the minehunting squadron. He retired from the Navy as Lieutenant Commander in 2013. Meanwhile started his postgraduate studies. In 2015 he joined Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik, nowadays working as Sales Manager for hydroacoustic products with the major sales region in Asia and Oceania. In 2017 he graduated as M.Sc. at a University of Applied Sciences.
Discussing the countermeasures for submarine operational safety and undersea threats: RSN perspectives
Commanding Officer of 171 Squadron,
Republic of Singapore Navy
Colonel TEO CHIN LEONG joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997. Colonel Teo was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Local Study Award and graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Business (Merit) in Actuarial Science in 1996.
Colonel Teo spent his early days aboard the Mine Countermeasure Vessels, holding appointments such as Navigating Officer and Operations Officer, before being selected as the pioneer crew of the RSN Submarine Force. After completion of his submarine training with the Royal Swedish Navy, Colonel Teo assumed his first appointment as the Operations Officer aboard RSS Centurion and as Executive Officer of RSS Conqueror. Colonel Teo assumed as Commanding Officer of RSS Conqueror after completion of the Joint Combined Staff Course at Norfolk, USA, in 2007.
Beyond sea-going appointments, Colonel Teo held various shore appointments such as Branch Head of Operations Planning Branch in the Naval Operations Department, Head Operations Branch of Submarine Squadron, Head Operations (Submarine Project Office) in Naval Plans Department, and Head of Naval Warfare Centre.
Colonel Teo’s awards and decorations include the SAF Long Service and Good Conduct (10, 12, and 20 Years) Medals with 15-Year clasp, SAF Long Service Award (10, 15, and 20 Years), and SAF Good Service Medal.
Colonel Teo assumed the appointment of Commander Submarine Squadron in May 2017.
The next generation EW systems and its impact on submarine operations and the navies in Asia
Senior Systems Engineer, Radar Electronic Support and Electronic Attack Systems Engineering Departmant,
Erdem Akgün is a senior systems engineer at ASELSAN since 2003 at Radar Electronic Support and Electronic Attack Systems Engineering Departmant. He has graduated as an Electronics Engineer in 2003 and received his MsC degree as an Electromagnetics Engineer in 2006 from Middle East Technical University. He is a leader of a system engineer team at ASELSAN responsible for developing Radar Electronic Support Systems for submarine and surface ship platforms.
Addressing submarine safety in East Asian waters through model-based concept design
Graeme Dunk has extensive experience in defence and defence industry, initially as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. Since leaving the RAN in 1994 he has conducted his own consulting business, and subsequently has had a variety of business development, project management and strategic management roles in industry, including both in Australia and internationally. In the period 2012-2017 he was the Executive Manager of Australian Business Defence Industry, a national defence industry association. He is currently the Strategy Advisor at Shoal Engineering.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in pure mathematics, a Master of Science degree in maritime defence technology and a Master of Defence Studies degree in strategic studies. He is a member of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Australian National University on the subject of defence industrial sovereignty.