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Canada hosts the 13th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference

The thirteenth annual NATO Operations Research & Analysis (OR&A) Conference, co-sponsored by NATO Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT) and the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO), kicked off last Monday. Defence Research and Development Canada, part of the Canadian Department of National Defense, hosted the conference in Ottawa.  The theme of the conference was “NATO OR&A in a Changing Global Security Environment.”

Senior NATO Leaders, Brigadier General Poul Primdahl (Assistant Chief of Staff Requirements Division, NATO HQ SACT) and Dr Bryan Wells (NATO Chief Scientist, NATO STO), welcomed the 130 delegates from alliance members, NATO Organizations and Partner Nations. Highlighting the challenges of emerging and disruptive technologies and the changing innovation landscape, Dr. Wells emphasized the role of the S&T community in supporting evidence based decision making and capability development, noting: “NATO leadership is looking to us to help them understand and adapt to the changing technological and security environment.”

As part of the continuous growth and development of the NATO OR&A Community of Interest, the event brought together the analysis community from NATO commands and agencies, national defence analysis and research organisations, centres of excellence, academia, and industry.


Photo 1: Dr Brian Wells, NATO Chief Scientist, addressing the audience in his opening speech.

Photo 2: Dr Pavel Zuna, Director NATO STO Collaboration Support Office, closing the conference.

Published 2019-10-08T22:00:00Z by SAS