Under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU  

 Under the Patronage of the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces

Under the Patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalization  

In cooperation with the AFCEA Czech Chapter 

"Artificial Intelligence: Indispensable for Future Planning and Execution of Military Operations"

17 - 18 October 2022

Prague, Czech Republic

Welcome to Prague!

“It is our goal to reconnect, renew and restart the fruitful relationship between NATO and EU and industry and academia after the long pause on face-to-face meetings and only virtual contact. For this purpose, our third event of the year will be the TechNet Europe in Prague. We are very much looking forward to providing a place for networking in a relaxed atmosphere and on neutral ground between military, government, academia and the industry that serves them, with expert conversations and hands-on experiences.” 

--MGEN. Erich Staudacher, GEAF (Ret.), General Manager, AFCEA Europe



The employment of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is definitely on the rise globally. The European Union will issue a comprehensive AI policy end of this summer. NATO decided on its AI strategy last October. The conduct of military operations in the future most likely will rely on a wide range of AI applications. Cyber defence needs AI support. As AI perhaps soon becomes a commodity in the preparation and execution of military operations, it will alter military structures, command and control procedures, C4ISR disciplines.

At the same time, AI builds on a number of other technological steps successfully implemented:

  •  Digitalisation in defense
  •  Data policy
  •  Cloud Services
  •  (Cyber-)secure connections

Let’s consider opportunities and dependencies comprehensively!

This was a two-day conference and exhibition, and as per the annual tradition also held under the Patronage of the Host Nation’s Minister of Defence (requested). This event featured high-level speakers from all over the EU and NATO, from transatlantic as well as from the host nation.





TechNet Europe fostered in-person networking opportunities through our exhibition and networking breaks.

Booking your sponsorship or exhibition package is the way for unique opportunity to showcase and discuss your product or service in person with the attendees.




Your success is our priority!

TechNet Europe hosted specialists from national governments, defense and security bodies, NATO and EU, as well as industry and academia. Sponsorships are a great way to maximise your exposure at the event. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We also offer virtual sponsorship opportunities options.


TechNet Europe was held under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union

As of 1 July 2022, the Czech Republic took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. Strengthening Europe’s defence capabilities and cyberspace security is one of the five top priorities of the Czech EU presidency. AFCEA Europe is honoured that TechNet Europe 2022 was selected for the list of events in the Czech Republic during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and that the event is officially under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union.