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SMi’s Telecoms in Defence conference will address the latest telecom requirements of the defence industry. Ensure you are up to date with rapidly evolving telecom technology by attending this conference on 24th October 2001.

This one day executive briefing will consist of presentations from top telecom and defence professionals covering key issues including:

· Advanced commercial technology on the military battlefield

· Planning communications for future military operations

· A case study on providing messaging services to the RAF

· Issues of consideration in a typical transmission project

In just one day you will be up to date with the latest developments and issues. This is also a superb opportunity to meet the other players in the industry. Places will be limited so secure your place now.

In addition we are also holding our 3rd Annual Global Military Satellite Communications conference, taking place just prior to this event on the 22nd & 23rd October 2001, also at The Hatton in London. This event will thoroughly explore all the aspects of the military satellite communications market, examining emerging technologies and the latest systems developments. It will also evaluate the issues surrounding transmission capability, upgrades, network modernisation and procurement programs and much, much more.

SPECIAL OFFER Register now to both Telecoms in Defence and Military Satellite Communications to benefit from a discount of £199.

Conference programme

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter Baynham

Peter Baynham, Business Area Manager, Communications Department, QinetiQ

9:40 ADVANCED COMMERCIAL TECHNOLOGY ON THE MILITARY BATTLEFIELD

Lukas Roffel

Lukas Roffel, Strategy and Marketing Director, Thales Communications

  • Access to the most advanced technology in the ICT world
  • Other issues within COTS technology: research and development
  • Guaranteeing standards through partnerships
  • The importance of using COTS better than anyone else
  • Placing significant value on commercial openness
  • 10:20 PLANNING COMMUNICATIONS FOR FUTURE MILITARY OPERATIONS

    Adrian Graham

    Adrian Graham, Director - Military Systems, ATDI

  • Examining the disposition of radio equipment likely to be found in or around future military operations
  • Assessing key implications of the presence of diverse equipment types, including interference and interoperability
  • How to minimise disruption between disparate system types
  • How to plan for minimal disruption
  • The effects of using higher frequencies for higher bandwidth and higher capacity: operational implications
  • The military communications planner: the key to it all, but is he or she prepared for the challenge?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:15 Opportunities and Problems with the Application of Commercial Technology to Military Communication Systems

    John Bertrand

    John Bertrand, Director of Systems Engineering, ITT

  • Convergence of Military and Commercial Communication Technologies
  • Use of Commercial Infrastructure and the Global Grid (Issues and Opportunities)
  • Use of Commercial Standards (Issues and Opportunities)
  • Software Radios as Technological Enablers
  • Case Studies (NTDR and SUO)
  • 12:00 THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE PERSPECTIVE

    David Finlay

    David Finlay, Private Finance Unit, National Audit Office

  • Update on deals examined by the NAO
  • Four pillars of a successful PFI deal
  • Key issues from recent NAO examinations
  • Challenges for the future in MoD PFI/PPP deals
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Afternoon Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Michael Charness

    Michael Charness, Partner, Vinson and Elkins

    14:00 TELECOMS IN DEFENCE

    Erez Yarden

    Erez Yarden, Director of Defense Market, Lightscape Networks

  • An overview
  • Services and objectives
  • The drivers for SDH solution
  • Management system issues
  • The future and nextgeneration solution
  • 14:40 CAN BEST-OF-BREED CIVIL COTS SOLUTIONS ADDRESS THE COMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF MILITARY OPERATIONS?

    Scott Heyhoe

    Scott Heyhoe, Director of Product Marketing, Telelogic

  • Best practices of the telecommunications industry and its adoption by the defense industry
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CASE STUDY

    Tim Stanish

    Tim Stanish, Sales Manager - Defence Europe, Middle East and Africa, Global Crossing

  • Procurement under the PPP programme: third party revenue generation
  • World-wide configuration of RAF’s messaging services
  • Integration of legacy systems
  • Human resources and project management
  • 16:20 CASE STUDY

    Blaise Jaeger

    Blaise Jaeger, Vice President, Milsatcoms, Alcatel Space, Satellite

  • Presentation of the Syracuse III milsatcom system
  • Opportunities of co-operation based upon Syracuse III
  • 17:00 Close of Briefing Session

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