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3CRDSC | Future Capability Innovation - an Insight | 20 May 2024 - In Person - *POSTPONED*

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This event has been postponed

Future Capability Innovation - an Insight 

20th May 2024

Venue: The Pall Mall Room, The Army & Navy Club, Mayfair

Join us for an informal seminar and networking and hear from our keynote speaker James Gavin.


James Gavin


James Gavin is the head of ‘Future Capability Innovation’ in DES (previously Future Capability Group). This team accelerates novel ways of working and technology into operational, and is due to spend circa £0.5bn over the next year. James will talk on where FCI fit into the MODs ecosystem, what work the team will be funding into industry, and how to get involved.

James has served in the military, wider government departments and industry, and has been in the MOD DES for over 3 years. Most of his career has been spend in Operations, Project and Programme Management as well as business development and consultancy roles, all with a bias towards accelerating capability rapidly into operational use.

“We deal in the future, harnessing the power of emergent expertise and everything from artificial intelligence to uncrewed aerial vehicles.”

– James Gavin, Head of FCG



1600 Welcome, tea/coffee, networking

1630 Keynote speech

1730 - 1800 start: Networking drinks at the bar 

1930 Close


Booking details to follow

  1. Welcome and networking
  2. James Gavin is the head of ‘Future Capability Innovation’ in DES (previously Future Capability Group ...
  3. Networking
    Drinks and networking