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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: April, 2022
Apr 12, 2022

In this episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Derek Dobson, Defence Industry lead, Microsoft Canada and Chris Pogue, CEO, Thales Canada. Defence organizations around the world are embarking on their digital transformation journey. There are challenges but also huge opportunities. How do you succeed? Tune in as we discuss the key drivers for digital transformation in defence, best practices, lessons learned from both defence forces and industry, and the importance of partnership, procurement reform, and culture as transformation enablers.  

In this episode:

  • How the demands of the battlefield have changed and why digital transformation is vital
  • Best practices for management of digital transformation
  • How a defence organization can get started with their digital transformation journey
  • Why partnership and collaboration are so important in the defence industry
  • The future of intelligence on the battlefield
  • And much, much more!

 

Apr 12, 2022

In this episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Derek Dobson, Defence Industry lead, Microsoft Canada and Chris Pogue, CEO, Thales Canada. Defence organizations around the world are embarking on their digital transformation journey. There are challenges but also huge opportunities. How do you succeed? Tune in as we discuss the key drivers for digital transformation in defence, best practices, lessons learned from both defence forces and industry, and the importance of partnership, procurement reform, and culture as transformation enablers.  

In this episode:

  • How the demands of the battlefield have changed and why digital transformation is vital
  • Best practices for management of digital transformation
  • How a defence organization can get started with their digital transformation journey
  • Why partnership and collaboration are so important in the defence industry
  • The future of intelligence on the battlefield
  • And much, much more!

 

Apr 8, 2022

In this important episode of Vanguard Radio Editor in Chief, Terri Pavelic, discusses the Battle of Vimy Ridge with non-profit leader and public history professional, Caitlin Bailey, Executive Director of both the Canadian Centre for the Great War and the Vimy Foundation. Caitlin is committed to ensuring the longevity of the memory of the Great War in Canadian life and finding new and interesting ways to tell its story. The Vimy Foundation is inspired by the heroic victory of the Canadian Forces at Vimy Ridge and believes that the key to a successful future lies in knowing one’s past. To help spread awareness, particularly in young people, the Foundation works with different partners on many projects and commemorative initiatives, while also creating forward-looking educational program that use history as a tool for building a better future.

In this episode:

  • Explore the mission of the Vimy Foundation
  • Learn the importance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
  • Hear about the “Vimy: A Living Memorial” initiative
  • Examine the digital tools and 2.5D technologies involved in creating “Vimy: A Living Memorial”
  • And so much more!
Apr 8, 2022

In this important episode of Vanguard Radio Editor in Chief, Terri Pavelic, discusses the Battle of Vimy Ridge with non-profit leader and public history professional, Caitlin Bailey, Executive Director of both the Canadian Centre for the Great War and the Vimy Foundation. Caitlin is committed to ensuring the longevity of the memory of the Great War in Canadian life and finding new and interesting ways to tell its story. The Vimy Foundation is inspired by the heroic victory of the Canadian Forces at Vimy Ridge and believes that the key to a successful future lies in knowing one’s past. To help spread awareness, particularly in young people, the Foundation works with different partners on many projects and commemorative initiatives, while also creating forward-looking educational program that use history as a tool for building a better future.

In this episode:

  • Explore the mission of the Vimy Foundation
  • Learn the importance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
  • Hear about the “Vimy: A Living Memorial” initiative
  • Examine the digital tools and 2.5D technologies involved in creating “Vimy: A Living Memorial”
  • And so much more!
Apr 6, 2022

The Digital Divide, Digital Insurgency, and Communications in Modern Warfare

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Major General (Ret) Rupert Jones and Caleb Walker, Country Manager, WithYou,With Me. The conversation delves deep into the need for a digital insurgency to bridge the digital divide in modern militaries while citing real time examples and lessons being observed in the unfolding Russia-Ukraine war.  How does the traditional military model of command and control communications stack up against free flowing social media and open source digital data that is readily available and in the hands of common citizens? Can digital communication be harnessed to shape a narrative and build an army that can change the course of a war? Buckle up for this exciting, cutting edge discussion.

In this episode:

  • The unseen electronic warfare present in modern conflict
  • The 300,000 person IT army of Ukraine
  • Are Western armies training their soldiers effectively enough for digital warfare?
  • Can Western militaries bridge the digital divide?
  • TikTok videos versus tanks
  • And so much more!
Apr 6, 2022

The Digital Divide, Digital Insurgency, and Communications in Modern Warfare

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Major General (Ret) Rupert Jones and Caleb Walker, Country Manager, WithYou,With Me. The conversation delves deep into the need for a digital insurgency to bridge the digital divide in modern militaries while citing real time examples and lessons being observed in the unfolding Russia-Ukraine war.  How does the traditional military model of command and control communications stack up against free flowing social media and open source digital data that is readily available and in the hands of common citizens? Can digital communication be harnessed to shape a narrative and build an army that can change the course of a war? Buckle up for this exciting, cutting edge discussion.

In this episode:

  • The unseen electronic warfare present in modern conflict
  • The 300,000 person IT army of Ukraine
  • Are Western armies training their soldiers effectively enough for digital warfare?
  • Can Western militaries bridge the digital divide?
  • TikTok videos versus tanks
  • And so much more!
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