2019 Keynote Speakers
RAdm Jens Nykvist
In 2016 Jens Nykvist was assigned as Chief of Staff Royal Swedish Navy and promoted to Rear Admiral. From 1st of January 2019 he has served as Chief of Royal Swedish Navy.
From April until September 2015 he worked as Chief of Staff in EU NAVFOR FHQ Operation Atalanta in Somali Basin/Gulf of Aden. When returning back home he continued as Commander 1st Submarine Flotilla.
Dr Frank DiGiovanni
RAdm Odd Werin
Cmdre Michael Houghton
Capt (N) Herman de Groot
After promotion to captain, Herman de Groot served as Head of the Military Strategy Department at the Netherlands Ministry of Defense from 2013-2016.
Captain de Groot currently serves as the Commanding Officer Submarine Service Netherlands at Royal Netherlands Navy.
RAdm Anders Olovsson
Rear Admiral Anders Olovsson has served as Deputy Chief of Royal Swedish Navy since early 2019. He previously served as Commander, Maritime Component Command, following his promotion to Rear Admiral in 2016. RAdm Olovsson completed the US Naval War College, Maritime Component Commander Flag Course in 2017.