Accession Number : ADA580796

Title :   Emerged/Emerging Disruptive Technologies (E2DT) (Technologies de rupture apparues/emergentes (E2DT)). Proceedings of the RTO Information Systems Technology Panel (IST) Symposium held in Madrid, Spain on 7-8 May 2011

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Report Date : May 2011

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Abstract : Emerged/Emerging Disruptive Technologies (E2DTs) are technologies which are either disruptive, or deemed to be potentially disruptive, because of the profound impact they may have on capabilities in business sector(s), whether military or civil or both. Using sporting metaphors, that is potential to provide a game winning step change either from the opportunity it presents for obtaining a competitive edge or from the threat it poses by placing an edge in the hands of the competition. In the NATO military context the aim is for the Alliance to exploit the opportunity and be ready to defeat the threat so as to gain and maintain a winning edge over its current adversaries or potential adversaries in the future. The nature of the disruptive effect may not yet be fully identified. Nor with certainty the identification of the emerged/emerging technologies that are most likely to be disruptive. Hence it is a complex problem space where the capability to identify the right technologies that will have the right disruptive effect offers a superior advantage over ones adversaries and have profound impact on military operations. There are two important aspects of NATO Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) co-operation in E2DTs related to this complex problem space. One is the advances in method, tools and techniques that can be used to explore the space and identify with a degree of scientific rigour the E2DTs with the potential to impact future military Information Systems. The second is to explore and identify innovative applications of these emerging or (partially) emerged technologies which, when coupled with changes in tactics and procedures, could result in significantly improved military advantage either for NATO forces or could provide advantage to potential adversaries.


Subject Categories : Information Science

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