In this episode of ASM Connected, host Iain Tomkinson chats to Jim Hancock, who is the former Head of Innovation for the US Navy SEAL’s. They discuss how engaged the military is with emerging technologies and disruptive vendors and how to approach such organisations with solutions.
Jim served in the US Navy as a cryptologist and worked with the intelligence communities and eventually conducted over 0ne hundred combat operations with special operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Philippines. During the last six years of his career, he worked as the senior enlisted advisor over future concepts and Innovation for the US Navy Special operations community where he became a well know subject matter expert in unmanned systems, 5G and artificial intelligence.
02:38 – What does a Navy Cryptologist do?
04:20 – The importance of intelligence in warfare.
06:00 – What inspired Jim to get into technology?
07:02 – How engaged with new technologies and disruptive vendors?
12:33 – How do you manage the huge amounts of data that’s available in the battlefield?
15:20 – How can we trust the data and AI in military scenarios?
16:58 – Encouraging users to use new and emerging tech.
20:15 – What technologies would you expect to flow through to enterprise from military applications?
21:27 – Jim’s favourite technology.
23:10 – How the NFL are using VR to train football players?
24:53 – Cool tech solutions that Jim has been involved with, that he can share publicly.
27:10 – Using tech for human disaster response and how drones can assist.
28:54 – Use cases for 5G in military environments vs. traditional wired and Wi-Fi solutions.
30:28 – IoT, 5G and improving drone deliveries within cellular environments.
32:45 – Autonomous weapons and are they secure?
38:20 – What considerations should Vendors and partners consider before engaging with a military organisation?
42:20 – From Innovator to fiction author.
44:15 – Smart home or simple life?
44:21 – Jim’s favourite tech gadget.
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