Sponsored by AOC Europe
13 Apr 22. IT²EC returns to London to explore evolving training technologies. IT²EC 2022 is set to reunite the modelling, simulation and training community and explore what’s next for the sector in London on 26-28 April.
The show will welcome leading technology companies led by an overarching theme: Navigating rapidly evolving technologies for Training and Education.
Across the three days, the event will cover; the Expansion of the Digital Twins Concept, the Risks of Using AI, and Human and Machine Learning. As well as topics such as; Train, Reflect, Learn and Train Again, the Reality-Simulation-Reality cycle and the Digital Twin approach – which is now recognised as a fundamental enabler for robust training systems.
On Day one, thought leaders will discuss the latest developments in performance improvement, VR & AR technology for training and simulations in multidomain operational exercises. The opening keynote session will be delivered by Air Marshal Ian Gale, Director-General of JFD at StratCom. He will be joined by Colonel Heath McCormick, Commander of the Joint Multinational Simulation Center, ATC, and Maj Gen Richard Oppelaar, Commandant General of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps.
Day two will investigate the nuances of gaming, planning & execution at scale and simulation architectures with panellists from the British Army Intelligence Corps, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and representatives from the leading manufacturers within this space.
Session highlights include Dr. Winston ‘Wink’ Bennett, a Senior Principal Research Psychologist and Readiness Product Line Lead at the Air Force Research Laboratory, who will chair a session titled ‘AI: The Future is Now. Or Pretty Soon. Probably. Are You Ready?’, with speakers from US Army Futures Command, Aptima and Eduworks. Similarly, Wim Huiskamp, Chief Scientist Modelling and Simulation, TNO Defence, will host the panel, ‘An overview and open discussion about the NATO MSaaS activities and challenges’.
The third and final day of IT²EC 2022 will see senior leaders such as Wing Commander Ruari Henderson-Begg of the RAF, Dr Robert Siegfried from NATO’s Modelling and Simulation Group and Brigadier General Ilmars Lejins, Assistant Chief of Staff Joint Force Development at NATO, all take to the stage to discuss ‘Distributed Synthetic Training: Roadmap towards a Future NATO Capability’.
‘The world is a very different place today than it was when the we last came together for ITEC 2019,’ Gary Waterfall, Senior Defence Adviser, Clarion Defence & Security, said. ‘Our community has been instrumental in adapting training and simulation capabilities throughout the pandemic, and we now have conflict on our doorstep which is driving cross-national training and increased readiness requirements to the top of military agendas across NATO, Europe and beyond.
‘Our sector has a key role to play here and I look forward to welcoming industry, government and academia back to IT²EC 2022 to share knowledge, assess new technologies and shape the future initiatives that will allow us to meet these challenges head on.’
IT²EC 2022 visitors will find a new Technology Lounge and the Disruptive Technology Theatre (DisTec) where exhibitors will host live demos of wearable tech, AI/Machine Learning, Robotics and 5G networking. The lounge is entirely free-of-charge and will offer attendees a hands-on experience of real-life applications, such as arson investigation, firefighter training and armed police response.
11 Apr 22. Register for the 2022 international Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference.
Dstl will host the 24th CWD Conference, bringing together international experts and promoting collaboration to achieve a future free from chemical weapons.
Register for CWD 2022
- Taking place in London in September 2022
- First in-person event since 2019
- Opportunities to network and work collaboratively
- Reunite with your international colleagues
- Hear from experts in the field
- Live demonstrations – new for 2022
Registration closes on 19 August 2022. Email to learn about opportunities for sponsorship and demonstrating equipment.
About the conference
The CWD Conference, now in its 24th year, is an international conference hosted by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). It’s a unique forum, bringing together international chemical weapons demilitarisation experts, to work towards achieving a future free from chemical weapons.
Despite the enormous progress made in disposing of state stockpiles, there is a continued need for chemical weapons destruction policies, plans and capabilities. CWD is the primary international event for discussing this need, sharing information and making valuable professional contacts in this field.
We are delighted to be welcoming our delegates back to London in September, having not been able to meet in person for the last 2 years due to COVID-19. We will build on both the success of our award-winning virtual conference in 2021 and our last physical conference in May 2019, which was attended by more than 120 delegates from 13 countries, representing 53 organisations.
CWD 2022 was scheduled to take place in May of this year, but the organisers have postponed the event until September to ensure that the conference can go ahead in-person.
This year’s conference will see the exciting addition of live equipment demonstrations and displays amidst the 2 days of presentations, panel sessions and poster displays. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and networking which will be welcomed after a 3-year wait. The conference is open to anyone with a relevant interest in CWD, and is attended by representatives of governments, industry, academia and the armed forces.
- Abstract submission closes 6 May 2022
- Registration closes on 19 August 2022
Why attend CWD 2022
Our conference supports the global effort to eliminate chemical weapons and fosters co-operation through the exchange of information and ideas relating to safe disposal. CWD is the primary international forum for making valuable professional contacts in this field.
- Participate in this unique forum for our community
- Exchange knowledge and expertise
- Network with others in the field
- Meet international experts
- Collaborate with your peers
- Learn about innovative and exciting new solutions
- Share your technical challenges
- Discover and offer fresh thinking, new ideas, different approaches
- Contribute to a future free of chemical weapons
Register by 19 August 2022
Register now to join us in demonstrating our shared commitment to eliminating this class of weapons of mass destruction, and discover ways we can overcome the challenges associated with their elimination.
AOC Europe connects organisations and individuals across government, defence, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and review the latest advances in electromagnetic and information-related fields. With a history spanning more than 25 years, AOC Europe is the Association of Old Crows’ flagship international event with 70+ manufacturers and 1000+ attendees from 40+ countries coming together to engage, innovate and network and to discuss all things within this dedicated sector.
Our 2022 conference theme:
Integrating Electromagnetic Effects across all Domains
The control of the electromagnetic spectrum is a fundamental requirement in modern warfare in all domains whether land, sea air, space, information or cyber. Systems operating in these domains must be able to communicate, make decisions, share information and take actions in a coordinated, controlled and effective manner using the electromagnetic spectrum.
To achieve and maintain this dominance, electronic warfare, radar, navigation, situational awareness and other information and communication systems require significant levels of integration and interoperability across all types of platforms and in all domains. Innovative integrated systems requirements, applications and enabling technologies will be considered from intelligence data gathering, analysis and data fusion through to the deployment of countermeasures and other actions that use the electromagnetic spectrum.
For more details on exhibiting/sponsoring, submitting a paper or attending the event visit www.aoceurope.org