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Returning for its 6th annual Mobile Deployable Communications will address the key topics of CIS networks and tactical communications, C4I standardisation, interoperability across the global armed forces, operational experiences and future technologies. The domination of current events across the defence sector has reignited the need for multinational cooperation through interoperability. This year the conference will address the communication equipment used by our armed forces when deployed illustrating that the practical elements are just as significant as the technology which supports deployed soldiers.

 

Here are what past delegates have said about SMi's Mobile Deployable Communications conference:

"Great discussions & briefs. It was interesting to get the different perspectives & lessons learned from key speakers from industry & national militaries. Good exchange of information on deployable comms & CIS networks."
US Army

"This conference provided me with some useful information and proved to be an excellent professional experience"
Royal Marines

"A very interesting & reliable conference. The event was inspiring & gave me many ideas which I hope will help me in my future work."
Slovakian MOD

This year's event will develop on by achieving:

  • More representation from European armed forces and global defence organisations
  • Innovative presentations on the capabilities and requirements in the fields of military communications
  • A more technical approach discussing communication equipment and the technical aspects of military networks will be addressed as a suggestion from past delegates
  • More focus on training foreign nationals on how to use current communications systems i.e. the Afghan Army and Police Force

 

LISTEN to innovative presentations on the current tactical communication systems used by the global armed forces and defence organisations

MEET the key players in the mobile deployable communications community

ANALYSE the communications challenges facing deployed units and their commanders

DISCUSS with key industry and military figures the capabilities and requriements for mobile deployable communications across the defence sector

DEVELOP solutions for future mobile communication and network systems to support deployed soldiers

 

With the implementation of "cloud computing" particulalry across the US military the security of this newly established network has been called into question. Is "cloud computing" a secure way for the military to communicate? Are there flaws in its system which could lead to information being revelaed?

A current topic which will be discussed is the withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq. There will be a focus on the training given to the National Armies and Polcie Forces in communications and information systems by deployed soldiers. The importance of interoperability with regards to mobile deployable communications will also be addressed, offering an insight into the communications challenges which face multinational operations on the battlefield.

These questions and more will be answered at SMi's Mobile Deployable Communications 2013 conference. It is important that the current issues surrounding mobile deployable communications are addressed by leading military and industry personnel so that key soultions can be discussed and developed.

Mobile Deployable Communications should be attended by:

  • CIS Engineers
  • Communications Engineers
  • CIS Project Managers
  • Director of CIS Operations
  • Technical Analysts
  • Lead Systems Engineer
  • Spectrum Manager
  • Technical Advisors
  • Communications Analysts
  • Deployable CIS Project Manager
  • Director IT Communication
  • Director Mobile Communication
  • Radio Communication Engineer
  • Director Tactical Solutions

 

 

 

Previous Organisations who have attended:

Austrian ResearchPromotion Agency; BMVIT; Coronation Street Surgery; Defence Mobilization Department; E A D S V W D Gmb H; ENEL - Brussels Office; HIND OVERSEAS PVT LTD; K.U.Leuven; Laborelec; Maldon District Council; Martin Aviation Services Ltd; Mid Kent Water Ltd; National Taipei University of Technology; NESL-ICPE; Nlogic; Sanmina-S C I Corp; Si Vizion; Stadtwerke Dreieich Gmbh; Suez-Tractebel; System Development Inc - Sdi; Thaicom Public Company Limited; Thales Avionics S A; TriPhase; U.S. Coast Guard; Vilegwerk Holland B V; VITO; W L Gore & Associates (U K) Ltd;

Conference programme

8:30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Nigel Beer

Nigel Beer, Principal Consultant, Communications and Electronics Practice, PA Consulting Group

9:10 CIS in Operations as an Enabler, Shield and Weapon

Lieutenant Colonel Detlev Simons

Lieutenant Colonel Detlev Simons, Commanding Officer, Army Materiel Command

  • An introduction to the CIS Battalion
  • CIS Battalion’s role in operations
  • Implementation of CIS across the Royal Netherlands Army
  • The different uses of CIS in operations
  • 9:50 Mobile Deployable Communications in the French Armed Forces

    Colonel Christine Marteau

    Colonel Christine Marteau, Head of Telecommunications Technical, DGA/SPOTT

  • An introduction to current mobile deployable communications implemented across the armed forces
  • How mobile deployable communications support missions, ultimately achieving a better outcome
  • Future plans for DGA to develop new technologies to support deployed units
  • 10:30 MORNING COFFEE

    11:00 Connected Industries

    Louis Sutherland

    Louis Sutherland , Business Development Manager Global Defense, Cisco Systems

  • Rugged Products
  • Embedded Products
  • Mobility
  • Software Solutions
  • 11:40 Polish point of view on operational concept related to digitization of the battlefield

    Lieutenant Colonel Piotr Adamski

    Lieutenant Colonel Piotr Adamski, Senior Staff Officer, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

  • Lessons learned from operational environment
  • Operational capabilities
  • Projects supporting digitalization of the battlefield
  • Impact on military operations

     

  • 12:20 NETWORKING LUNCH

    14:20 A Croatian Perspective on Mobile Deployable Communications

    Colonel Neven Cugelj

    Colonel Neven Cugelj, Defence Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

  • An overview
  • Current projects and programmes
  • Future Vision
  • 15:00 Information Capability in the Training Environment

    Captain Martin  Murray

    Captain Martin Murray, SO3, Land Warfare Centre

  • An overview of Collective Training Group
  • Meeting the training audience requirement through replication, emulation, simulation and stimulation
  • The challenge of application coherence and data migration
  • 15:40 AFTERNOON TEA

    16:10 Mobile Deployable Communications in the Littoral Environment

    Captain Dave O'Connor

    Captain Dave O'Connor, 2IC Comms, Royal Marines

  • An overview
  • Contingency operations
  • Current issues
  • Future concepts and aspirations
  • 16:50 UHF to Ka-Band SATCOM for the Mobile Deployed User

    Marty Conrad

    Marty Conrad, Director Systems Solutions, Viasat

     

  • UHF Terminals and DAMA/IW Channel Controllers
  • C, X, Ku and Ka Band SATOCM Modems
  • Paired Carrier Multiple Access
  • Managed Global SATCOM Services
  • 17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks - End of Conference Day One

    Nigel Beer

    Nigel Beer, Principal Consultant, Communications and Electronics Practice, PA Consulting Group

    8:30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nigel Beer

    Nigel Beer, Principal Consultant, Communications and Electronics Practice, PA Consulting Group

    9:10 Mobile Deployable CIS in support of EU Operations

    Colonel Krasimir Yordanov

    Colonel Krasimir Yordanov, Chief IT & Security Branch, EU Military Staff

  • EU CSDP overview
  • Mobile CIS in support of CSDP activities
  • Deployable Package new developments
  • CIS challenges in support of EU operations and exercises
  • 9:50 NATO Deployable Communication Information Systems Capability

    Lieutenant Colonel Bruno De San Nicolas

    Lieutenant Colonel Bruno De San Nicolas, Section Head Communication Services, NATO ACT

  • From C2/Deployable forces to DCIS
  • Actual organisation
  • Current implementation activities
  • Capability planning and future needs
  • 10:30 MORNING COFFEE

    11:00 Allied Deployed CIS Training

    Dr. Guiseppe Curro

    Dr. Guiseppe Curro, Head of Training Management, NATO Communications And Information Systems School

    11:40 The Command Support Brigade of the Multinational Corps Northeast

    Major Sebastian Trojanowski

    Major Sebastian Trojanowski, Chief S6, Command Support Brigade

  • General structure and tasks; headquarters and subordinated units
  • General information and features of  the C2IS SZAFRAN system used in MNC NE; SZAFRAN – general characteristic (number of  working stations on different Command Posts + Corps Communication Elements)
  • Use of VDI (ZERO Client) technology; general information of the VDI technology; main reasons for the implementation of the technology in the MNC NE
  • Zero Client technology inside telecommunication infrastructure in the MNC NE
  • An example of operational use of the Zero client technology on mobile element of the Tactical Command Post (TAC CP) MNC NE
  • Configuration example of the CRYSTAL EAGLE – 12  exercise
  • 12:20 NETWORKING LUNCH

    13:40 Operational Requirements and Experiences in Line with Technical Developments

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier, Chief of Communication, Ministry of Defence, Austria

  • Sense-organs and communication
  • Leadership and skills in communication
  • Change in capabilities of young soldiers
  • Mobile communications and combat effectiveness
  • 14:20 CASE STUDY: The Finnish Deployable C2 and CIS Solution for Crisis Management Operations- UN Operation UNIFIL in Lebanon

    Lieutenant Colonel Jarmo Sinkkonen

    Lieutenant Colonel Jarmo Sinkkonen, Assistant G6, Army Command

  • An overview
  • Implementation
  • Future Developments
  • 15:00 On The Same Wavelength – Joint European Research in Communications Technology for Security & Defence

    Michael  Sieber

    Michael Sieber , Assistant Director Research and Technology, European Defence Agency

  • European Defence Agency general overview
  • The Communication and Information Systems Strategic Research Agenda
  • Future waveform and network technologies
  • Enabling technologies
  • 15:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks - End of Conference

    Nigel Beer

    Nigel Beer, Principal Consultant, Communications and Electronics Practice, PA Consulting Group

    15:45 AFTERNOON TEA

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Christine Marteau

    Colonel Christine Marteau

    Head of Telecommunications Technical, DGA/SPOTT
    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Chief of Communication, Ministry of Defence, Austria

    Captain Dave O'Connor

    2IC Comms, Royal Marines
    Captain Dave O'Connor

    Captain Martin Murray

    SO3, Land Warfare Centre
    Captain Martin  Murray

    Colonel Christine Marteau

    Head of Telecommunications Technical, DGA/SPOTT
    Colonel Christine Marteau

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Chief of Communication, Ministry of Defence, Austria
    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Colonel Krasimir Yordanov

    Chief IT & Security Branch, EU Military Staff
    Colonel Krasimir Yordanov

    Colonel Neven Cugelj

    Defence Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia
    Colonel Neven Cugelj

    Dr. Guiseppe Curro

    Head of Training Management, NATO Communications And Information Systems School
    Dr. Guiseppe Curro

    Lieutenant Colonel Bruno De San Nicolas

    Section Head Communication Services, NATO ACT
    Lieutenant Colonel Bruno De San Nicolas

    Lieutenant Colonel Detlev Simons

    Commanding Officer, Army Materiel Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Detlev Simons

    Lieutenant Colonel Jarmo Sinkkonen

    Assistant G6, Army Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Jarmo Sinkkonen

    Lieutenant Colonel Piotr Adamski

    Senior Staff Officer, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Piotr Adamski

    Louis Sutherland

    Business Development Manager Global Defense, Cisco Systems
    Louis Sutherland

    Major Sebastian Trojanowski

    Chief S6, Command Support Brigade
    Major Sebastian Trojanowski

    Marty Conrad

    Director Systems Solutions, Viasat
    Marty Conrad

    Michael Sieber

    Assistant Director Research and Technology, European Defence Agency
    Michael  Sieber

    Nigel Beer

    Principal Consultant, Communications and Electronics Practice, PA Consulting Group
    Nigel Beer

    Nigel Chandler

    Head of UK & European Sales , Astrium Services
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