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Welcome to the Vanguard Podcast, a weekly radio show discussing news, trends, and event coverage for the Canadian Defence Industry. Vanguard is Canada’s oldest trade journal of record that provides a forum for Canada’s security and defence community, discussing strategic perspectives and overviews of government and military policy and practice, through interviews with leading practitioners and contributions from renowned experts, including representatives from industry. Intersecting strategy, technology and policy, Vanguard explores emerging trends and best practices to help enhance Canada’s holistic approach to defence and security, both domestically and internationally.
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Now displaying: August, 2022
Aug 29, 2022

In this episode of Vanguard Weekly, J. Richard Jones catches up with Chief Strategy Officer, Caleb Walker from WithYouWithMe (WYWM). The topic of discussion is a new digital software factory for the Canadian Armed Forces by the WYWM team and how this new project will assist in driving digital solutions and innovation that remove silos and help increase connectivity across the enterprise.

 

Canada joins other allies who are embracing digital solutions to help streamline processes across the enterprise to help realize efficiencies when it comes to supporting defence teams. Do you have an idea on how to improve processes? Looking to participate in a design sprint?

 

Tune in to find out how you can submit your ideas to the software factory.

Aug 8, 2022

Join J. Richard Jones for the latest episode of Vanguard Radio as he dives into the weighty topic of digitization with Victor Khoo, Chief Engineer, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada and Infantry Officer Austin Douglas (Ret’d), Capture Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada. Army digitization presents many serious technical challenges and today’s conversation revolves around how TNaaS can solve these for the Canadian Armed Forces.

In this episode:

  • Digitization conversion vs. digitization transformation
  • Faster, better, stronger with technology
  • Embracing technology and reducing complexity
  • Digitization of land, sea, and air domains
  • Data Consolidation, Data Distribution, and Data Contextualization
  • Is the US also aligned with the TNaaS concept?
  • C4ISR is the Tactical Communications Modernization Project
  • Need for common system engineering
  • And so much more…
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