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Global MilSatCom is the leading military satellite communications conference & exhibition in Europe and, in our opinion, the best networking event of its kind in the world. This year’s 14th annual event taking place in London in November 2012 promises to be the best yet! Last year’s conference was a sell-out once again as attendees joined us from every continent representing more than 30 countries. In total, approximately 400 attendees visited the event over the four days.

This year’s conference programme features 50 speakers including representatives from 20 mature and emerging MilSatCom nations’ militaries and governments. A number of new initiatives will also be taking place for the first time this year including a pre-conference gala dinner.To avoid disappointment and to guarantee your place alongside your industry colleagues, book early by contacting us now! Regular updates will be made available on this website.

Europe's leading independent military communications event for satellite professionals offers unrivalled networking opportunities. Leave Global MilSatCom 2012 having forged new working relationships and strengthen your current ones.

 

  • Directly engage with military and industry representatives from around the world.
  • Dedicated Question & Answer sessions during the conference will give you the opportunity to get your questions across to the people that matter.
  • Visit the large exhibition to meet with your industry peers and assess the latest technologies and services on offer.
  • Networking breaks and lunches will allow you to discuss the key topics from the conference with your colleagues.
  • Attend Networking Drinks Receptions pre-conference and on days 1 and 2 of the conference.
     

 

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  • Please join Lockheed Martin Space Systems for a pre-conference drinks and dinner reception at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. The evening will commence with drinks at 6.30pm, followed by a 3-course dinner. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. This is not to be missed!
  • With the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012 presents a year like no other for Great Britain to celebrate. Astrium invites its customers and industry partners to join the celebrations with a “traditionally British” cocktail reception onboard HMS Belfast.
  • Pre-conference workshop: Don't miss the full-day interactive workshop discussing "What is the Future for Broadband Tactical Satellite Communication?" This year's workshop will be led by Martin Shelley from Cobham and will be aimed specifically to those involved in the design, specification, procurement, installation and use of tactical SatCom systems.

Industry Profile

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts and Officers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • Networks and architecture
  • Satellite systems and applications
  • Engineering
  • Space development
  • Projects and Programmes
  • Customer support
  • Sales, marketing and business development

 

Military and Govenment Profile

Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project and Programme Managers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • C4ISTAR
  • J6, A6, G6 and N6
  • Procurement and acquisitions
  • Research Scientists
  • Systems Integration

 

Previous Organisations in Attendance

A E P Networks Ltd; Actia Sodielec ; Advantech AMT; Analytical Graphics; Area Tech Services; Arianespace; Arqiva; Artel ; Asian Military Review; Astrium; Astrium Ltd; Astrium Services; Australian Defence Staff, London ; Avanti Communications Group ; Bentley Walker Ltd; Boeing ; Brazilian Air Force; Canadian Aerospace Training Project (CATP); Chilean Air Force; Cisco Systems; Cobham; Cobham Microwaves; Cobham Technical Services; Com Dev Ltd; Comtech EF Data; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe ; CPI Satcom Division; Crypto AG; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation; Defence Research & Analysis; Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore; Dell; DEV Systemtechnik; DRS Defense Solutions; DRS Technical Services Inc. ; DSTL; e2E Services Ltd.; e2v; EADS Astrium Ltd; EADS Astrium Services; EMS Global Tracking; EMS Satcom; ETL Systems; ETM Electromatic ; Euroconsult ; European Defence Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat S A; FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration); French Navy; GE Satcom ; General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies; German Centre for Satellite-Communications ; Gilat Satellite Networks; Global VSAT Forum; Hardigg ; Harris CapRock.; Harris Corporation; Hisdesat; Hughes Network Systems; Hughes Networks Systems; iDirect ; IHS Jane's, IHS Global Insight; Indra ; Inmarsat; Inmarsat Government Services ; Inmarsat Government Services, Inc.” ; Inmarsat PLC; Inmarsat S.A; Integral Systems ; Integral Systems Europe; Intelsat General; iSat; Jane's Space Systems & Industry; KDC; Lockheed Martin; London Satellite Exchange; Luxembourg Army; Luxembourg Army HQ; MCC Corporation; McKinsey & Co; MDA Corporation ; MDA Satellite; METRACOM; Military Communication Works No1 ; Ministry of Defence Nigeria (Nigerian Navy); Ministry of Defence Norway; Ministry of Defence, Belgium; Ministry of Defence, Brazil; Ministry of Defence, France; Ministry of Defence, Israel; Ministry of Defence, Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, Nigeria; Ministry of Defence, UK; NATO Air Command and Control Management Agency ; NATO Joint Airpower Competence Centre ; Naval Forces; ND SatCom Defence GMBH; NDLA; NewSat; Newtec; Nigerian Air Force ; Nigerian Army; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northrop Grumman Corporation; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Northrop Grumman, Inc; Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation CIS; NovelSat; NSSL Global; OHB-System AG; Paradigm ; Paradigm Secure Communications; Peli Products; Pentagon, USA; PJHQ, J 6 Division ; Rockwell Collins ; Rockwell Collins Inc; Rockwell Collins Sweden; SAAB AB; SAAB AB Electronic Defence Systems; SATIS-TL-94; Satlink Ltd UK; Satmagazine Com; Segovia Inc.; SELEX Elsag; SELEX Elsag Ltd; Sematron ; SES ; SES Astra SA; SES Government Solutions ; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; Skylogic Italia; Skyware Global; Space News; Spacenet ; Spectra Group ; SPIDERNET; STM Group; Stratos Government Services Inc.; Telecom Italia; Telenor Satellite Services As; Telespazio France; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Communications; Thales Communications & Security; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; Turkish General Staff; UAE Armed Forces; UKRF Ltd; UltiSat; United States Air Force; US ARMY - PM DCATS / US/ Systek; USEUCOM; USSTRATCOM; Vertex Estonia ; Via Sat Inc; Viasat ; Vizada; Vizada Networks; Wavestream Corporation; XipLink; XTAR, LLC; Yahsat;

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:40 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Head of Public Sector Projects , SES

8:50 The Bundeswehr Military Satellite System (SATCOMBw)

Lieutenant Colonel Holger Luschow

Lieutenant Colonel Holger Luschow, Bundeswehr Military Satellite System , German MoD

  • The scope and concept of operations
  • Current status and capabilities
  • Challenges and solutions for German SatCom
  • Summary and the way ahead for the programme
  • 9:20 Syracuse III Update Cross-Domain C2 Management and the Next Generation of French MilSatCom: The Forecast and Challenges

  • The Syracuse III requirement: Flexibility, scalability and security
  • The payload: Utilising SHF (super high frequency) and EHF (extremely high frequency) bands
  • The capability: Transfer speed, enhanced security and interoperability with other NATO countries
  • Ensuring capacitive and adapted end-to-end systems
  • Operating a three dimensional user ground segment
  • The challenging way forward and solutions
  • Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Colonel Christophe Debaert, SYRACUSE Team Leader, DGA France

    Alexis Bancet

    Alexis Bancet, SatCom Futures, DGA France

    9:50 Capacity & Versatility: Key Qualities of Next Generation SATCOM

    Peter Hadinger

    Peter Hadinger, President, Inmarsat Government Services

  • Impact of changing usage patterns and the role of commercial SATCOM
  • Greater mobility: is L-band the answer? Is there a technology shift?
  • Greater bandwidth: is Ka-band the answer? Capacity & versatility assessments
  • Strategy Drivers: Operations, budgets and technology development
  • 10:20 MORNING COFFEE SPONSORED BY GILAT

    10:50 New Platform Choices With High Throughput Satellite Capacity and its Practical Implications on MoD Requirements

  • HTS and spot beam satellites capacity platform choices and how to respond to new platform requirements
  • How new capacity choices have practical implications on equipment SWP (size, weight and power) combined with bandwidth efficiencies and a migration path for future MoD requirements
  • Dave Bettinger

    Dave Bettinger, CTO, iDirect

    Tac Bartlett

    Tac Bartlett, Director Defence & Security Europe, iDirect

    11:20 MilSatCom Positioning Evolution

    Patrick Heuline

    Patrick Heuline , Satcom & Tactical Networks Head of Marketing, Thales Communications & Security

  • Satcom position within defense communication systems
  • New coming environment with software defined radio (SDR), cloud, smart terminals
  • On the field user services  perspectives and related new satcom technologies  
  • Satcom global networks management within a global information and communication system
  • 11:50 HOST NATION SESSION: UK MoD Military Satellite Communications Today and in the Coming Decades- Briefings and Panel Discussion

    1. Intro and Overview
    - Team introductions
    - Current SatCom Requirements
    - Strategic changes in the last 12 months

    2. The Operational Perspective
    - The nature of contemporary operations
    - Management of IS capabilities and requirements
    - The contingent operations challenge
    - Enduring challenges for information superiority

    3. Prioritising Defence’s Needs and Satisfying the Wider Needs of the User
    - Deployment of capabilities at short notice
    - Prioritising air time within the user community
    - UHF channel assignment

    4. Delivering the Solutions and Managing the PFI Contract
    - How the MoD delivers and assures SatCom services
    - Recent achievements and the next challenges

    5. MilSatCom Capability Strategy
    - Optimising capabilities within the PFI concession period.
    - Emerging capabilities.
    - Looking to beyond 2022 – what are we likely to need?
    - What other alternatives are there?

    6. UK MoD Future Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) Programme Update
    - Concept phase activities
    - BLOS programme overview
    - Update on UK/French cooperation option

    7. Q&A Panel Discussion

    Commander Andy Rayner

    Commander Andy Rayner, SO1 Strategic Networks, CapC4ISR, UK MoD

    Wing Commander Nik Smith

    Wing Commander Nik Smith, SO1 Policy Permanent Joint Headquarters J6 Staff , UK MoD

    Squadron Leader Paul Martin-Jones

    Squadron Leader Paul Martin-Jones, CI0 J6 Ops, UK MoD

    Commander Adrian Raybould

    Commander Adrian Raybould, Information Royal Navy Systems & Services Networks Team, UK MoD

    Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Smith

    Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Smith, DE&S ISS Future BLOS Requirements Manager, UK MoD

    Phill Ryan

    Phill Ryan, DE&S ISS Future BLOS Team Leader, UK MoD

    13:20 NETWORKING LUNCH SPONSORED BY EUTELSAT

    14:40 Military SatComs in the Next Decade: An Insight into the Factors that will Shape Market Demand Drive Technology and Enable New Service Propositions

    Simon Kershaw

    Simon Kershaw, Executive Director, Astrium Services Government Communications

  • New approaches for SatComs
  • What’s evolving in the commercial military SatComs market?
  • Exploring military Ka-band opportunities
  • 15:10 An Overview of Italian Military Satellite Programmes

    Captain Giovanni Durando

    Captain Giovanni Durando, Navigation, Surveillance and Communication Satellite Systems Director, Italian Navy

  • Sicral-1B: Continuing operations until 2019
  • Memorandum of Understanding: The provision of UHF and SHF-band capacities to NATO forces
  • Sicral-2: Future operations to 2026
  • The Bracciano control centre and program management
  • 15:40 Netherlands Milsatcom: Introducing New Capabilities

  • Strategic vision, ambition & consequence
  • Capabilities (old and new)
  • Requirements
  • WGS Operations
  • Challenges
  • Captain Ulrich Berrevoets

    Captain Ulrich Berrevoets, Military Satellite Communication Program Manager, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

    Lieutenant Colonel Peter van der Sman

    Lieutenant Colonel Peter van der Sman, Sr ILS and Project Manager MilSatCom, Royal Netherlands Air Force

    16:10 AFTERNOON TEA SPONSORED BY GILAT

    16:40 Be Ready for More Data: How to Increase Efficiency Across Satellites for Beyond Line of Sight ISR Operations

    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems, Strategic Marketing Manager Government IP Trunking, Newtec

  • ISR airborne platforms
  • Increasing data rates through video and data in ISR applications
  • Budget cuts in government and the defence market
  • Increasing efficiency across satellites
  • Inclined orbit satellites
  • 17:10 Military Satellite Communications in a Small Country

    Peter Malmberg

    Peter Malmberg, Satellite Specialist, Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation

  • Applications and purpose: Why Denmark uses satellites
  • Applied satellite capacity: Frequency bands and civilian / military usage
  • SatCom Systems to be used for land operations
  • SatCom Systems to be used for maritime operations
  • 17:40 Flexible Partnerships: Re-examining the Commercial – Military relationship to meet the challenges of Ka-band milsatcoms in the 21st Century

    Paul Feenan

    Paul Feenan, Corporate Development Director, Avanti Communications Group

  • Delivering operational capability in an unpredictable and fiscally challenged world
  • Utilising available assets to deliver a cost effective balance between military and commercial satellite capacity
  • The reality for commercial satellite operators – balancing urgent operational demand with the need for balanced investment and long term financial security
  • The need for early engagement with the commercial sector by military planners to provide military ready capability for unforeseen deployments now and in the future
  • The need to examine common standards across the milsatcom community to support existing and emerging satellite requirements
  • The critical role of equipment vendors and satellite operators in achieving an effective and flexible value chain to deliver milsatcom services
  • 18:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:20 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORED BY SES

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    8:50 NATO Communications & Information Agency Briefing

    Malcolm Green

    Malcolm Green , Chief CAT 9 NII Communication Infrastructure Services, NATO Communications & Information Agency

    9:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Future of US Military SATCOM

    Cindy Moran

    Cindy Moran, Director of Network Services, Defence Information Systems Agency

  • Improved commercial satellite utilization: Hosted payloads; shared teleports; early adoption via Anchor Tenant Leases; commercial access to the DOD Global Information Grid
  • The inclusion of commercial satellite providers in operationally responsive space efforts
  • More effective ground architecture and remote terminal integration technology upgrades to DoD teleports
  • 9:50 An Assessment of FCSA Two Years On

    Robert Tipton

    Robert Tipton "Tip" Osterthaler, CEO, SES Government Services

  • The first Future ComSatCom Services Acquisition (FCSA) contract awards
  • Task order awards under the Transponded Capacity and Managed Services
  • The End-To-End Services contract was yet to be awarded- Has FCSA has achieved its stated objectives?
  • What actions should the government or industry take in order to ensure the best possible long-term outcomes are achieved?
  • 10:20 MORNING COFFEE SPONSORED BY GILAT

    10:50 SATCOM as an Enabler for Force Transformation in Future Tactical Operations

    Dr. Robert Pearson

    Dr. Robert Pearson, Managing Director, Cobham Technical Services

  • Trends in military operations and force transformation
  • Next generation portable SatCom terminals for tactical applications
  • Asymmetric warfare and the requirements for intelligence gathering
  • Enablers for integration of satellite and terrestrial systems at the tactical edge
  • Situational awareness: requirements and limitations
  • Increased use of automony and the role of SatCom in reach back for UAVs/UGVs
  • Case study on radio-over-satellite system offering meshed communications, situational awareness, remote sensor monitoring and video streaming, as well as infrastructure independent base station and use of COFDM mesh technology for enhanced resilience
  • 11:20 Update on the US International Wideband Global SatCom (WGS) International Partnership

    David Steare

    David Steare, Lead, MILSATCOM International Engagement , USAF

  • US strategic guidance
  • WGS system description
  • Program status
  • Partnership overview and benefits
  • 11:50 COCOM Mission Focus Area: Utilizing the Inmarsat-5 High Capacity Payload

    David Brunnenmeyer

    David Brunnenmeyer, Boeing COMSATCOM Services Technical Director, Boeing

  • Inmarsat as COCOMSAT
  • Inmarsat Continuity of Operations
  • Considerations for COCOMSAT Systems
  • Beam-to-Beam Handoffs
  • Capacity Portability
  • 12:20 PANEL SESSION: Military Solution Choices and Budget Priorities

  • Will co-sharing among nations (a lá the WGS-9 arrangement) be the model to follow going forward?
  • Or will national (e.g. Syracuse) or regional programs take precedence over multinational arrangements (WGS-9)?
  • Where do commercial satcoms fit into the overall scheme of things?
  • What is the overall impact of the U.S. Pivot Strategy towards Asia in terms of planning, procurement and solution choices for other countries?
  • Will the Paradigm/Skynet model work in other regions? If so, how and who will be the major players?
  • Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    Patrick Rayermann

    Patrick Rayermann, Senior Director, Strategy & Policy, Orbital Sciences Cooporation

    Rodolphe Paris

    Rodolphe Paris, CIS Project Officer, European Defence Agency

    Masayuki Iwaike

    Masayuki Iwaike, Director of Missile Defence and Space Policy, Defence Policy Division, Ministry of Defence, Japan

    13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH SPONSORED BY THALES

    14:20 The Future Role of Satcom in Military Satellite Communications Planning

    John Roldan

    John Roldan, VP Sales, Eutelsat

  • Future trends in Milsatcom
  • New technologies (i.e. Ka-band)
  • The future role of commercial satellite operators in the MilSatCom Domain
  • 14:50 CF SATCOM Requirements Review

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Director Space Requirements, Canadian Forces
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  • Current CF SATCOM Program: Protected Military SATCOM (PMSC); Mercury Global (MG); Tactical Narrowband SATCOM (TNS)
  • Future CF SATCOM Requirements; Arctic Communications; Polar Comms and Weather (PCW)
  • 15:20 Advances in Satellite Communication Bandwidth Efficiency

    Mark Dale

    Mark Dale, VP Product Marketing, Comtech EF Data

  • Review recent advances in modulation, forward error correction
  • Latest advanced algorithms and signal processing to further increase throughput and reduce required bandwidth
  • Impact of advanced techniques on critical applications such as airborne and mobile communications
  • 15:50 Evolved Commercial Satellite Architectures Delivering More for Less

    Steve Collar

    Steve Collar, CEO, O3b Networks

  • Introducing O3b’s Game Changing Capability
  • How big a problem is latency in government networks?
  • Efficiency, Flexibility, Latency and Bandwidth driving Mission Success
  • 16:20 AFTERNOON TEA SPONSORED BY GILAT

    16:50 The Role of SatCom in Meeting the Information Superiority Challenge

    Nigel Chandler

    Nigel Chandler , Head of UK Sales, Satcom Systems & Solutions, Astrium Services

  • What is the information superiority challenge for the armed forces?
  • The assumptions and constraints of SatCom
  • The options and opportunities: A former operator's view on theopportunities being offered to industry
  • 17:20 The Resilient Basis for SatCom (RBS) in Joint Operations Study

    Colonel Andrew Weate

    Colonel Andrew Weate, Chief Architecture and Analysis Division J9, USAF

  • The enterprise and architectural perspectives on DoD use of and future plans for SatCom
  • Near term MilSatCom investment strategy study and follow-on studies
  • Joint space communications layer study (i.e. the JSCL analysis of alternatives)
  • Vision for the future
  • 17:50 Flexibility: The MilSatCom Solution

    Catherine Dargeou

    Catherine Dargeou , Business Development, Commercial & Military Markets , Thales Alenia Space

  • Raising the need for flexibility
  • State-of-the-art flexible solutions
  • TAS heritage
  • 18:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    18:30 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION HOSTED BY ASTRIUM

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Martin Jarrold

    Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum

    8:50 Low-Cost Protected SatCom Terminals

    Gregory Edlund

    Gregory Edlund, Deputy Satellite Communications, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • What implications arise from the fork in the road: building your military on protected vs. unprotected communications?
  • Understanding assured communications: resiliency and protection – You are  only as protected as your weakest link
  • What if Protected Satcom was available for the cost and schedule of unprotected Satcom today – hosted payloads and free flyers?
  • Introducing Low Cost Protected Satcom terminals (Comm-on-the-move and on-the-halt)
  • 9:20 A Highway to the Future of Space Data Transfer for Changing Military Operational Demands

  • How best to meet the needs of demanding military applications and increased pressures on data transfer capacity for growing C4ISR surveillance needs
  • Adapting to the fast paced changing military operations with flexibility and instance response
  • Enabling high speed and high capacity data relay for large volumes of data in near real time
  • Martin Agnew

    Martin Agnew, EDRS Project Manager, Astrium

    Matthias Motzigemba

    Matthias Motzigemba, Director Laser Products, Tesat-Spacecom

    9:50 New Zealands SATCOM Programme Developments

    Commander Martin Walker

    Commander Martin Walker, Deputy Inspector General Evaluation, NZDF

  • Current developments in New Zealand's SatCom capability
  • The importance of SatCom in New Zealand
  • Future research and development
  • 10:20 MORNING COFFEE SPONSORED BY GILAT

    10:50 Gilat Defense-on-the-Move

    Brigadier General (Res) Hanan Gefen

    Brigadier General (Res) Hanan Gefen, Military and Defense Initiatives, Gilat Satellite Networks

  • Transforming Netcentric Warfare From Front Line to Central Command
  • Using Broadband to Integrate Assets in Military C4I Networks for Information Superiority
  • Increasing Speed of Command and Decision Making with Shared Awareness
  • Implementation of Collaborative Network with Small Tactical SOTM Terminals
  • 11:20 Intelsat EpicNG Platform: A New Measure of Performance for Mission Critical Applications

    Britt Lewis

    Britt Lewis, Vice President, Marketing, Business Development & Strategy, Intelsat General

    11:50 Innovations in SatCom Technology for Beyond-Line-of-Sight C2 and ISR Missions

    Daniel Losada

    Daniel Losada, Senior Director Defense Systems, Hughes Networks Systems
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  • High throughput BLOS SatCom solutions for fixed and rotary wing aircraft
  • Microsat technology for C2 COTM and Patrol Manpack applications
  • Data extraction terminals for unattended missions
  • 12:20 PANEL SESSION: Frequency Exploitation & Bandwidth Security: Military Applications in the C- Ku- X- and Ka-band Spectrum Space & Fighting the Interference Challenge

  • What does commercial C-, Ku-, and X-band currently offer to the military applications requirement?
  • What can commercial Ka-band offer to the military applications requirement?
  • How can the military user maximise the benefits of the service-level and cost-benefit “game change” that is Ka-band and the new generation of HTS payloads?
  • Profiling the satellite industry’s strategic approaches to challenging & combating satellite RFI.
  • Developing satellite industry-military vertical collaborative strategies on fighting interference.
  • Martin Jarrold

    Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum

    Dr. Robert Pearson

    Dr. Robert Pearson, Managing Director, Cobham Technical Services

    Peter Malmberg

    Peter Malmberg, Satellite Specialist, Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation

    Tim Shroyer

    Tim Shroyer, Chief Technology Officer, General Dynamics Satcom Technologies

    Rory Eddings

    Rory Eddings, Certified Trainer and Evaluator, Global VSAT Forum

    13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH SPONSORED BY HUGHES

    14:20 MilSatCom Architecture in Transition

    Justin Keller

    Justin Keller, Advanced Programs Director Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

  • Status of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) programs
  • Opportunities and Lessons: Transitioning from development to affordable production
  • International MilSatCom partnerships for mutual support, cost sharing, and enhanced resilience
  • Adapting to emerging trends: National strategies, SatCom threats, Technology, Market forces and Declining national budgets
  • Thoughts on "Dis-Aggregated" architectures: Options for improved affordability, capability, and resilience
  • 14:50 Operating Latin America's Most Powerful Satellite

    Colonel Mario Arancibia

    Colonel Mario Arancibia, Deputy Head Development and Projects Division, Logistic Command, Chilean Air Force

  • FASat-Charlie goes operational: Initial feedback from 2012
  • The emergency and crisis management requirement
  • Civil-military cooperation on future space programmes
  • SSOT: a small Earth-observation satellite for the Chilean military
  • 15:20 Don’t Overlook Narrowband: The Future of International Government and Industry Partnerships

    David Cavossa

    David Cavossa, President, Harris CapRock Government Solutions

  • Much recent attention has been paid to broadband; what’s happening in the narrowband world?
  • What are some of the benefits and constraints of narrowband offerings for users who need secure voice, text and low-data-rate critical communications?
  • How are international governments and industry collaborating to meet narrowband demand despite the ongoing shortage?
  • 15:50 AFTERNOON TEA SPONSORED BY GILAT

    16:20 MoD Japan: Follow-on SatCom

    Masayuki Iwaike

    Masayuki Iwaike, Director of Missile Defence and Space Policy, Defence Policy Division, Ministry of Defence, Japan

  • Current status of MoD/SDF SatCom
  • Requirements and organization for new SatCom
  • Next X-band SatCom project highlights
  • Future concept and timeline
  • 16:50 UAE and Regional Space Developments

    Dr. Mohammed Alahbabi

    Dr. Mohammed Alahbabi, Senior Advisor, UAE Armed Forces

  • Potential cooperation on MENA region space programmes
  • How the UAE views the region’s progression
  • The Y1B system in practice: 2012 launch
  • Bandwidth and commercial requirements
  • 17:20 Maximizing Satellite Bandwidth

    David Furstenberg

    David Furstenberg, co-Chairman of the Board, NovelSat

  • Fastest data rates: More than twice as fast as the next best solution
  • Widest pipe: The only ones that can handle 72Mhz at once
  • Most compelling ROI: In a matter of weeks, not years
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Cindy Moran

    Cindy Moran

    Director of Network Services, Defence Information Systems Agency
    Lieutenant Colonel Holger Luschow

    Lieutenant Colonel Holger Luschow

    Bundeswehr Military Satellite System , German MoD

    Alexis Bancet

    SatCom Futures, DGA France
    Alexis Bancet

    Brigadier General (Res) Hanan Gefen

    Military and Defense Initiatives, Gilat Satellite Networks
    Brigadier General (Res) Hanan Gefen

    Britt Lewis

    Vice President, Marketing, Business Development & Strategy, Intelsat General
    Britt Lewis

    Captain Giovanni Durando

    Navigation, Surveillance and Communication Satellite Systems Director, Italian Navy
    Captain Giovanni Durando

    Captain Ulrich Berrevoets

    Military Satellite Communication Program Manager, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
    Captain Ulrich Berrevoets

    Catherine Dargeou

    Business Development, Commercial & Military Markets , Thales Alenia Space
    Catherine Dargeou

    Christopher Baugh

    Chief Executive Officer, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Christopher Baugh

    Cindy Moran

    Director of Network Services, Defence Information Systems Agency
    Cindy Moran

    Colonel Andrew Weate

    Chief Architecture and Analysis Division J9, USAF
    Colonel Andrew Weate

    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    SYRACUSE Team Leader, DGA France
    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Colonel Mario Arancibia

    Deputy Head Development and Projects Division, Logistic Command, Chilean Air Force
    Colonel Mario Arancibia

    Commander Adrian Raybould

    Information Royal Navy Systems & Services Networks Team, UK MoD
    Commander Adrian Raybould

    Commander Andy Rayner

    SO1 Strategic Networks, CapC4ISR, UK MoD
    Commander Andy Rayner

    Commander Martin Walker

    Deputy Inspector General Evaluation, NZDF
    Commander Martin Walker

    Daniel Losada

    Senior Director Defense Systems, Hughes Networks Systems
    Daniel Losada

    Dan Losada has more than 17 years of experience with every facet of satellite communication technology, from developing hardware to designing and implementing strategic satellite applications and systems. In his current role as Sr. Director of Defense Systems, Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD) at Hughes, he manages Defense programs for Hughes. Mr. Losada is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering – both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published in the field of Communication Systems and design of Frequency Hopping Patterns for Spread Spectrum Communications.
     

    Dave Bettinger

    CTO, iDirect
    Dave Bettinger

    David Brunnenmeyer

    Boeing COMSATCOM Services Technical Director, Boeing
    David Brunnenmeyer

    David Cavossa

    President, Harris CapRock Government Solutions
    David Cavossa

    David Furstenberg

    co-Chairman of the Board, NovelSat
    David Furstenberg

    David Steare

    Lead, MILSATCOM International Engagement , USAF
    David Steare

    Dr. Mohammed Alahbabi

    Senior Advisor, UAE Armed Forces
    Dr. Mohammed Alahbabi

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    Brigadier-General Pitre gained his early air defence experience with the 22nd NORAD Region working from the Cold War era nuclear hardened complex 600 ft below ground in Northern Ontario. Later he trained basic officer candidates at the Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School in beautiful British Columbia and went on to log 1600-plus hours on-board US Airborne Warning and Control aircraft supporting combat operations in Desert Storm/Desert Calm, as well as counter-drug interdiction sorties over the Gulf of Mexico and Cold War surveillance missions in the GIUK gap. Perhaps his most enduring memory will be as Director of Operations, Canadian Air Defence Sector, NORAD during 9-11. Staff tours include G3 coordination at Air Command HQ, Winnipeg during the mid-nineties, Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Air Staff in 2002, and Director Space Development and Acting Director General Joint Force Development from 2003 to 2006. He counts himself very fortunate to have commanded three outstanding units – 12e Escadron de Radar in Bagotville, QC, as well as 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron and 22 Wing, both located in North Bay, ON.

    Brigadier-General Pitre is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and the Royal College of Defence Studies London, UK. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Economics and a Master's in International Relations from Kings College London. Special recognitions include the Gulf and Kuwait Liberation Medal, US Air Medal, Peacekeeping Medal and CDS and DCDS Commendations. Promoted to his present rank on 1 January 2009, Brigadier-General Pitre was selected to form and stand-up 2 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg. In 2011, Brigadier-General Pitre was appointed Director General Space.

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    What is the Future for Broadband Tactical Satellite Communications?
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    What is the Future for Broadband Tactical Satellite Communications?

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    26th November 2012
    London, United Kingdom

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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