Senior-level military, government and industry leaders will gather to discuss future battlefield technologies and the ideas that will shape the Defense Department’s future conflicts during the 17thAnnual C4ISRNET conference May 10 in Arlington, Virginia.

Professionals interested in C4ISR are encouraged to register and attend.

The conference will kick off with a panel on future technologies. From artificial intelligence to small satellites to iris scans to inexpensive drones, the technology of future warfare is often the stuff of science fiction. Where is the most promise and what should the DoD do to stay on the cutting edge? Ed Brindley, acting deputy chief information officer for cyber security at the Department of Defense, as well as representatives from National Defense University will talk about “The Tech that can Change Warfare” and address these questions at the conference.

Later in the morning, attendees will hear what service leaders want in the next-generation tactical, command, control and communications. There, military and industry leaders will discuss a key question: How can commanders harness this information for decision-making on the battlefield? With data streaming in from a multitude of sensors and connected devices around the world, developments in this field are pivotal to the future of warfare.

And for those concerned about the status of electronic warfare, the C4ISRNET Conference plans to dig into this topic as well. For nearly two decades, war in southwest Asia has eroded electronic warfare capabilities. On May 10, Paul Bristow and Col. Mark Dotson will discuss the rising threats in the electromagnetic spectrum, and what the Defense Department is doing to shore up its capabilities. Also at the conference, cyber leaders such as MGySgt. Carlos Torres will discuss how services are integrating cyber into teams on the ground.

Registration is still open for this event. Space is limited so reserve your spot now if you want to join the conversation.

Visit c4isrconf.comfor more information.