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27 Aug 21. International Expert Speakers join SMi’s 23rd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition.
SMi Group Reports: Global MilSatCom will be welcoming international expert speakers to discuss key international partner updates providing opportunities for partnerships and collaboration between allied nations this November.
Drawing from its success over the years, SMi Group is proud to announce the 23rd Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition will be convening on 2nd – 4th November 2021 with a Focus Day themed around Disruptive Technology on the 1st November 2021.
Interested parties can register for this event at http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/BattleTechPR3. Take advantage of the early bird offer, register by 30 September 2021 to save £100. Taking place in London, UK or attendees have the option to attend virtually with online portal access to the live event.
As the world enters a new era of near-peer competition, it is widely-accepted dogma that no nation will go to war alone. However, significant problems with C2 interoperability between allies remain; despite sustained efforts to align international communications architectures and improve systems integration, a large amount of work must still be done to guarantee that a multinational coalition can communicate as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Global MilSatCom 2021 aims to contribute to this effort. By gathering an unparalleled number of international SATCOM programme officers and key integrators, the forum offers an ideal platform for deeper collaboration and partnership that will lead to real-world results. Day 3 is fully focused on this topic: with seven international programme updates and a full session dedicated to interoperability (including a panel discussion on International Architectural Convergence), there is no better place to shape the future of SATCOM in coalition.
International key expert speakers of Global MilSatCom day three include:
- Senior Representative, Australian Department of Defence an Opening Keynote Address: Australian Defence SATCOM (SDSS) Development Update
- Mr Cameron Stoltz, Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces an Opening Keynote Address: Canadian MILSATCOM Update
- Mr Kirk Leech, SATCOM Product Owner, New Zealand Defence Force – keynote presentation on New Zealand Tactical Communications Modernization
Additional expert speakers from day three include:
- Chair: AIRBUS
- Squadron Leader Thomas Gallagher, SATCOM Programme Manager, NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation
- Mr Stephen Eisele, Vice President, Business Development, Virgin Orbit
- Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath, Branch Head, Satellite Operations Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Modernization Institute
- Mr Per Noren, CEO, Ovzon
- Colonel Scott Brodeur, Director of the National Space Defense Center and Joint Task Force-Space Defense Director of Operations, US Space Force
- Colonel Mihai Burlacu, Deputy Head of Communications and IT Department, Romanian Defence Staff
- Colonel (Ret’d) Ralph Thiele, President, EuroDefense – Germany
- Mr Holger Lueschow, Programme Manager Satellite Communications & Project Officer Radio Spectrum, European Defence Agency
- Commandant Nicolas Gerome, Head of Space Office, Belgium Ministry of Defence
Hear SATCOM programme updates from the following nations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Romania, United Kingdom, USA and meet and network with 600+ attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments, and industry.
Please visit http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/BattleTechPR3 to register a place.
For sponsorship, exhibition, advertising, and branding packages please contact Alia Malick, Director on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or email
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SMi’s 23rd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition
Conference: 2-4 November 2021
Focus Day: 1 November 2021
London, UK (virtual attendance available)
25 Aug 21. Fujitsu to display quantum inspired computing and predictive analytics demos capabilities at DSEI. World-leading supercomputer developer, Fujitsu, has been instrumental in the establishment of DSEI’s debut Future Tech Hub.
DSEI Future Tech Hub strategic partner, Fujitsu, is set to demonstrate the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), quantum-inspired computing and networking at DSEI 2021, taking place 14-17 September at ExCeL London. The company will host a series of live demos to showcase its state-of-the-art automated analytics, data science and how technologies that exist today are already challenging the idea that creativity is uniquely human; asking what that means for the role of humans in decision-making now, and in the future.
Echoing this year’s theme of Multi-Domain Integration (MDI), Fujitsu’s display will focus on the sustainable integration of people and machines – a human-centric approach where decision-making is evidence-based, data-driven and blended with intuition.
The main goal will be to answer questions on how AI can be practically applied to a data problem and how infrastructures such as multi-cloud, networks and secure comms can be delivered to support the Digital Backbone.
This will include a demonstration of the 6th Generation Fighter Data Integration approach. Based on multi-cloud open architecture data management providing an enterprise wide awareness, enhancing operational effectiveness and mission readiness.
Fujitsu will also use DSEI as a platform to explore the issues that are caused by high volumes of space debris orbiting the earth and showcase how quantum-inspired computing and predictive analytics can help determine which piece of debris the spacecraft should remove before it becomes a hazard to critical assets.
As a DSEI strategic partner, Fujitsu will also play an active role in seminars and panels within the Joint Theatre in the Future Tech Hub. Subject matter experts will discuss topics such as the importance of partnerships for achieving MDI and how industry creativity can help build an integrated force.
Additionally, Fujitsu are running a speaker programme to selective audiences across the event. The presenters are specialists within their respective fields, sharing insights on frontier technologies and digital transformation:
– Professor Michael Horowitz, world leading expert and author on AI, robotics, global politics and military innovation
– Dr Satoshi Matsuoka, world leading expert in supercomputing and Director of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science, which has led the development together with Fujitsu of the world’s fastest supercomputer, Japan’s Fugaku
– Dr Keith Dear, AI Innovation Director and former Intelligence Officer in the RAF and Expert Adviser to the UK Prime Minister on defence modernisation
Tim Gibson, Vice President of Fujitsu Defence & National Security stated “Fujitsu’s vision is the sustainable integration of people and machines to revolutionise all aspects of operations. We see the power of AI and Quantum coupled with the constant uncertainty we see in the world today as the backdrop to why we are constantly evolving to be the Digital Transformation partner of choice. Digital innovation is fundamental and the creation of the new ‘Future Tech Hub’ will bring emerging technologies to the forefront at this year’s event. We are pleased to have helped shape this important initiative.”
24 Aug 21. DSEI announces keynote speaker schedule of top officials. The Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2021 programme of keynote speakers, including dates and times, has been made available online. The programme, running 14-17 September at ExCeL London, features a range of defence leaders from the UK Government and HM Armed Forces, as well as international partners who will be announced in due course. Speeches will be delivered live in an on-site keynote studio to a small audience. All speeches will be broadcast across the venue for attending visitors, as well as on the event’s digital platform “DSEI Connect” for those who are unable to visit in person. To reflect the central role of UK Strategic Command at DSEI 2021, the show’s first speech will be delivered by General Sir Patrick Sanders, Commander of Strategic Command. Gen Sanders will give insight into the implementation of Multi-Domain Integration across Defence, and highlight the role that industry has to play within that. His speech will be followed by an address from the Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP, at 1215.
Day one of DSEI will also welcome the first International Keynote speech of the show at 1530, delivered by Lieutenant General Erik C Peterson, United States Army Deputy Chief of Staff.
Figureheads of the British Armed Forces are set to speak consecutively on Wednesday 15 September, with Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Nick Hine opening DSEI Day 2. He will cover the Royal Navy’s key theme for DSEI as well as how they aim to harness innovation, technology and data solutions to provide a truly integrated Royal Navy.
The next speech will be delivered by General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff, who will explore the theme of the British Army at DSEI, “Future Soldier: An Integrated Army”, and the new land operating concept.
Later that day, Air Chief Sir Mike Wigston will explore the opportunities 6th Generation Fighters represent for the defence industrial base and the Royal Air Force theme for DSEI: “The Next Generation Air Force – integrated for advantage, by design, across all domains.” The RAF’s plans to enhance pan-national industrial collaboration will be an essential topic for the Air Domain, as the FCAS (Future Combat Arial Systems) and TEMPEST return to the show floor.
To complete this line-up Sir Simon Bollom, CEO of DE&S, will be opening the show’s third day on Thursday 16 September with his keynote address on “An agile and responsive workforce for the future”. Day 3 will also welcome UK Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, who will deliver his speech at 1400, emphasising his commitment to international defence cooperation and collaboration, through industry.
A range of keynotes will also stream online exclusively via DSEI Connect, including a speech delivered by UK MoD Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Dame Angela McLean, who has been heavily involved in the Covid response.
To view the full schedule of keynotes and seminars at DSEI visit: https://www.dsei.co.uk/keynote-speakers
23 Aug 21. Military Tactical Communications Summit. The 10th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit will bring together senior level experts from across the services to discuss the modernization and convergence of tactical communications and mission command capabilities across the joint force. This year’s Summit will aim to advance the speed, accuracy, and resiliency of current and future tactical communication abilities for the expeditionary warfighter.
Topics to be covered at the 2021 Summit:
- Enabling the Capacity of a Resilient Joint All-Domain Network to Achieve Operational Overmatch
- Integrating ABMS to Enable Communication Resiliency and Decision Superiority for the Air Force and Joint Force
- Bolstering DoD Modernization to Ensure U.S. Military Command, Control, and Communications Superiority
- Fielding C3I Capabilities to Enable Mission Success Across the MAGTF
- ACC Goal: Delivering Resilient, Secure Communications in Contested Environments Across the Spectrum of Conflict
- From Concept to Reality: Advancing Capability Sets to Deliver the Army’s Modernized Tactical Network
Why You Should Attend This Summit:
The 2021 Military Tactical Communications Summit will focus on accelerating the development, acquisition, and implementation of advanced communications technologies, policies, and solutions to ensure the U.S. military maintains an information and operational advantage over any adversary in any environment. For 2021, the Pentagon designated $11.9bn, a 17% increase from last year, to network warfare systems to improve battlefield communications. Signaling the growing importance of accelerating tactical communications technologies, this is the 6th consecutive budget cycle in which the Pentagon has requested increased funding for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems (C4I). This year’s event will bring together speakers from the military, DoD, and academia to discuss how to continually modernize and converge tactical communication capabilities to enhance connectivity, decision-making, and situational awareness for the Warfighter in multi-domain operations. As enemies rapidly achieve advances in networks and communications, cyber threats, electronic interference, and C4I, the future of warfare turns digital. With this, the U.S. military is turning toward a joint information environment to enable more secure, rapid information sharing across domains. This event will provide updates to current research and developments initiatives, such as modernizing and applying 5G, AI, satellite communications, and handheld radios, to increase the Warfighter’s ability to communicate in combat. Distinguished speakers at this year’s event will highlight new technologies, policies, and acquisition priorities as well as the growing importance placed upon the joint warfighting effort to enhance communications functions to bring better organization and security to command and control. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to discuss their perspectives on this effort and ask questions to key decision makers, policy advisors, and implementers. Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in networking and communications technology as well as key policy makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers. (Source: ASD Network)
23 Aug 21. SMi’s 9th Annual Conference on Military Flight Training 4th – 5th October 2021, London, UK.
Sponsored by Leonardo & Ascent Flight Training
Book by 31st August to SAVE £100
There is only ONE week left until the early bird discount offer ends for SMi’s 9th annual Military Flight Training Conference.
Now is the time to take advantage of this saving and secure your place at this year’s conference.
This year’s conference will take place in London, UK on 4th-5th October and will enable delegates to explore the best approaches to flight training in the 21st Century, along with senior military and industry representatives from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, UK, and the USA.
Speaker presentations include:
From Classroom to Cockpit – Developing the Interoperability Standards of Multi-National Pilot Training
Presented by: Lieutenant Colonel Robin Cadow, Commander, InterEuropean Air Forces Academy, US Air Force
The Central Flying School: Assuring Excellence in Flying Instruction and Standards of Pure Flying across Defence
Presented by Group Captain Martin Higgins, Commandant Central Flying School, No 22 Group, Royal Air Force
Evaluating Mental Workload Using Psycho-Physiological Measures During Helicopter Training
Presented by: Commander Andrea Pingitore, Commanding Officer, Experimental Test Pilot, Italian Navy
Swedish Air Force Military Flight Training System
Presented by: Major Michael Rosenquist, Project Manager Military Flight Training System, Swedish Air Force
Progress with Simulated Joint Air Land Training
Presented by: Mr Jonny Ormerod, Former SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army and Lead Consultant, BZTG Ltd
Multinational Aviation Training Centre: Providing Leading Training to International Aircrew
Presented by: Colonel Karel Valvoda, Director, Multinational Aviation Training Centre, Czech Armed Forces
Benefits of attending
- Receive unparalleled insight and access into the world’s leading pilot training programmes and initiatives.
- Meet and network with leaders in pilot training from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking lunches and drinks reception.
- Hear updates and guidance from world-leading programme managers.
- Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of synthetic training, retention and training, gaming technology and more.
- Discover cutting-edge technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability
Registration and Sponsorship Information
SMi Group offers direct access to key decision-makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For details contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748.
For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054. Secure your place by 31st August to take advantage of the £100 early bird discount: www.militaryflight-training.com
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23 Aug 21. DST Group launches ADSTAR Summit. The inaugural Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research Summit (ADSTAR) will be held in Sydney from 20 to 22 July 2022.
Hosted by the Defence Science and Technology Group on behalf of the Department of Defence, the summit will bring people together from across the research and innovation sector. Participants will share ideas with a view to enhancing capability for the Australian Defence Force.
Defence is seeking to work with academia and industry to overcome ts biggest challenges, focusing on three main themes:
- Resilience in contested environments
- Artificial intelligence for Defence
- Human & defensive biotechnologies.
ADSTAR will include a science-and-technology conference, workshops, panel sessions, networking opportunities and an interactive exhibition floor. The summit will be run as a hybrid in-person/virtual event.
Potential participants have an opportunity to submit ideas for collaboration to make the ADSTAR program a robust and engaging three-day event, says DST Group. Interested participants are invited to submit a proposal (300-word summary) via the ADSTAR summit web site on how they would like to collaborate at ADSTAR. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in presentations, panels, workshops, exhibitions and more and help shape the program for ADSTAR 2022. (Source: Rumour Control)
DSEI 2021 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.