Warren Bayliss, Head of Export Controls for Rolls-Royce’s global Defence business will discuss the opportunities and threats of new IT capabilities. Defence Companies, like Rolls-Royce face the challenge of automating manual export control processes, but remaining fully compliant with regulations, which are struggling to keep up with fast advances in technological capability. Should export control practitioners welcome and embrace these new opportunities or be cautious until the regulatory environment is clear about the way forward. When IT service providers promise fully compliant export control solutions – are they right? can they be trusted? Is new technology a bed of roses for export control practitioners or fraught with anxiety and worry?

• Discuss the growing and varied challenges facing trade compliance and export control practitioners in charge of IT systems
• Learn key requirements for IT system compliance transfers, exports, re-exports and record-keeping
• Explore the utilisation of automated tools and solutions for protecting technology, transferring it compliantly and record keeping
• Learn best practices for maintaining compliance with automated manual export control processes that are struggling to keep up with rapid innovations in technological capability

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Warren Bayliss

Warren Bayliss, Global Head of Export Controls - Defence, Rolls Royce Plc
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9:10 The Regulatory Environment

10:15 Morning Coffee and Networking

10:45 New IT Tools to manage compliance

11:45 A review of the IT Tools in the market place

12:20 Closing Remarks and Questions

12:30 End of Workshop



Warren Bayliss

Warren Bayliss

Global Head of Export Controls - Defence, Rolls Royce Plc

Warren Bayliss

Global Head of Export Controls - Defence, Rolls Royce Plc
Warren Bayliss

Warren has worked over 25 years in the defence business for both the UK Ministry of Defence and Rolls-Royce.
In Government, Warren worked in high profile positions with the Defence Intelligence Staff, NATO and European Policy Group and the International Relations Group of Defence Equipment & Support. He provided regular briefings and submissions to Ministers, Senior Civil Servants and Chiefs of Staff on a range of defence procurement and industrial issues, including export controls. Warren also led MOU negotiations on large scale procurement programmes, such as the Joint Strike Fighter and A400M aircraft. Warren was responsible for the UK Defence Industrial Participation Policy and the MOD’s Export Control Policy. This included regular discussions with the U.S. Government on export control matters and the implementation of the U.S. UK Defense Trade Co-Operation Treaty in 2012. Warren provided extensive policy advice, guidance and training to over 100 integrated procurement teams on a range of export control licensing, compliance and regulatory issues.
Warren joined Rolls-Royce in 2014 and Heads up the Export Control Team for its global Defence business. This includes significant licensing and compliance challenges in an intense and diverse operational environment which involves goods, software and technology moving in and out of the business. This role requires significant risk management and advice and guidance to Senior business leaders on a range of complex technological issues, including product classifications, U.S. derived origin technology, re-exports and licence exemptions and exceptions. Warren has overseen the introduction of the new SAP-Global Trade Services IT System into the defence business and is leading his global teams through continuous improvement and significant transformation activities as the export control team fully embraces modern technology and fully automates its tools and processes.
Warren has an MA Degree in Defence Studies, studied business studies at Liverpool University and has a very keen interest in international relations, trade, fashion design and modern art. Warren also likes running marathons and recently broke his personal best at the Bristol 10K challenge in 2017.
Warren used to act as the Secretary of the UK Ministry of Defence and Defence Industry Working Group on U.S. export control matters. He has been a regular speaker at high profile industry events and has also lectured at leading Colleges and Universities throughout the UK.

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