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Battlespace Information 2008

Conference Sub-title: – Implementing Affordable, Timely, Adaptable and Interoperable C4I Systems

14th-17th April and will be at Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels

Tuesday 15th April 2008

08.00 Coffee and Registration
08.45 Chairman’s Opening Address
09.00 Outlining The Main Goals For NCSA For A More Effective Industry And NATO Relationship – Lieutenant General Urich Wolf, Director NATO CIS Service Agency, NATO
09.30 Meeting The Current Operational Capability Requirements That Are Needed For Today’s Battlespace To Enhance NEC Capability Amongst Coalitions – Commodore Eric Fraser ACOS J6 Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) UK MOD
10.00 The Importance Of Transformation – A German Perspective. Supporting Political-Military Planning And Decision-Making Processes For The Development And Verification Of New Concepts – Brigadier General Ehrard Drews, Commander, BUNDESWEHR TRANSFORMATION CENTRE
10.30 The Implementation And Exploitation Of Italian Network Centric Capabilities – Major General Pietro Finocchio, General Manager General Directorate for Telecoms, Information Technology and, ITALIAN MOD
11.00 Coffee and Networking Break
11.30 Air C4ISR Challenges for NATO – The JAPCC view – Lieutenant General Friedrich Wilhelm Ploeger, Commander German Air Force Air Operations Command
Executive Director Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) Commander Combined Air Operations Centre 2 (CAOC 2)
12.00 Realise And Overcome The Gaps Of Battlespace Inter-Connectivity Through Agile Networks To Allow Better Communication Support In Theatre – Brigadier General (sel) George Allen C4 Director US MARINE CORPS HQ
12.30 Canadian Forces Transformation: Transforming the Networks to Serve the Transformed Force – Major General Hines, Chief of Staff – Information Management Group – COS(IM) CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
13.00 Defining Capabilities For Long Term Development Of The Armed Forces – A Small State’s Perspective – Colonel Stefan Gustafsson, Head of Strategic Analyses and long term planning, Supreme Commander’s Staff, Plans and Policy
13.30 Networking Lunch
14.30 STREAM A
Communications and Shared Situation Awareness
European NEC Perspective
Chaired by Indra
Eastern Europe and International NEC Perspective
15.00 Communicating Where It Matters: The Potential Of Software Defined Radio (SDR) To Provide Secure, Interoperable, Net-Ready Radio Communications At A Tactical Level – Dr Michael D Street, Principal Scientist, NC3A
Delivering coherent communications for enhanced Network Enabled Capability – Colonel Teheux, J6, BELGIUM MOD
Romania: Developing And Utilizing Effective Digital And Mobile Communications To Provide Soldier With Command Control Support And Reconnaissance Data – Major General Cristea Dumitru, Chief of J6 Communications and Information Directorate, ROMANIAN MOD
15.30 Building For A Net-Centric Future – Enabling The Individual War Fighter The Ability To Have Accurate Communications On The Battlefield From Higher Command For Enhanced Military Effect – Rear Admiral Robert Williamson NCOIC
SAAB – Legacy Systems
Meeting The Requirements For Functioning Network Centric Systems In The Hungarian MoD Through Research And Development And Modernisation Of Existing Equipment – Brigadier General Halmai Otto, Chief of the HDF Defence Staff Command Directorate HUNGARIAN MOD
16.00 Coffee and Networking Break
16.30 Implementing Commercial Mobile Satellite Communication Networks To Enable Blue Force Tracking With Instant Messaging Amongst Allies
Colonel Leonard R. Montford Project Manager, FBCB2 US ARMY
Italian Operational Perspective: Effective Network Centric Operations In The Recent Conflicts ITALIAN MOD
Looking Into The Developments Of The Czech Republic’s Integration Of NEC And The Next Steps In Moving Forward CZECH REPUBLIC ARMED FORCES
17.00 Putting key milestones in place for successful devel

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