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Due to the success of our previous digitization events and the continuing growth in this field, SMi are once again organising this event to explore the latest developments of Command Battlespace Management. This conference will enable delegates to better understand the multinational joint digitisation environment.

Utilise this opportunity to explore the latest technological advancements in this subject area and fulfil your knowledge requirements in just two days. This conference will ensure that you are strategically placed to maximise the benefits of digitization and interoperability. And what's more you will profit from the experience provided by the international panel of military and industry experts. Just take a look at the speaker presentations detailed in this brochure to see how else this event will benefit your organisation.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel (Ret’d) Jeremy Barrett

Colonel (Ret’d) Jeremy Barrett, Head of Strategic Development, Hi-Q Systems

9:10 SYSTEM INTEGRATION

Colonel Hughes USMC

Colonel Hughes USMC, Program Manager-MAGTF Operations Centers, Marine Corps Systems Command

  • Operational Objectives · Expeditionary deployment & sustainment, situational awareness, speed & agility, flexible planning & execution
  • Challenges · Interoperability · Footprint · Affordability · The technology chase · Training & maintenance
  • Meeting the challenges · Integration approach · Acquisition strategy
  • 9:40 NCW

    John Garstka

    John Garstka, Chief Technology Officer, US DoD, Office of Force Transformation

  • Conceptual model for network centric warfare
  • Concepts for leveraging the network to develop an Information Advantage
  • Sources of combat power
  • NCW: The evidence
  • 10:20 RADIO

    Colonel Michael Cox

    Colonel Michael Cox, Deputy Director, Joint Tactical Radio System, Joint Program Office

  • Applications, a maze of protocols
  • Spectrum bandwidth available
  • Interoperability defined
  • Technology available today
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

    Dr Klaus Muller

    Dr Klaus Muller, Special Advisor on Intelligence and Functional Area Systems, NATO C3 Agency

  • Symptoms and effects of information overload in NATO’s intelligence information systems
  • Intelligence information overload and the OODA loop
  • · NATO’s effective intelligence information management strategies Intelligence sharing between nations and NATO commands-avoiding duplication of effort · Just-in-time intelligence delivery · Intelligence information push instead of pull · Software agents · NATO’s meta-data standards and information discovery through meta-data searches
  • Emerging intelligence information management systems in NATO
  • 12:00 DATA – THE KEY TO INFORMATION SUPERIORITY

    Major Mark Gidney

    Major Mark Gidney, SO2 (W) Concept Development I, Army Data Services

  • Handling the unexpected and the fog of war
  • Availability and performance
  • Explicite and extensible semantics
  • Platform independence
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Battlefield resilience
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY FOR THE NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE

    Eugene Staffa

    Eugene Staffa, Business Development Manager, Intelsat

  • New paradigm for wideband digital connectivity: robust and flexible worldwide capacity
  • The value of global satcoms for wideband C4ISR applications
  • Satcoms in support of network centric warfare
  • Universal situational awareness bandwidth requirements
  • Some examples of existing deployments using Intelsat space segment
  • The future: wideband and broadband satellite applications in support of the commander anywhere
  • 14:40 WORKING TOWARDS INFORMATION SUPERIORITY: APPLICATION COHERENCE FOR DIGITISATION PROGRAMMES

    Kees Van Harperen

    Kees Van Harperen, , Hi-Q systems

  • Business processes of the UK Army: the Army Activity Model
  • Assessing application coherence across the digitisation programme
  • Coherent development of new systems by exploiting the AAM: a Case Study based on the Joint Fire Support BISA
  • Validating user requirements
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COMMAND IN THE DIGITIZED ERA

    Donald Willis

    Donald Willis, President, Command System

  • Designing future applications and infrastructures to support a digitized environment
  • The command post of the future
  • Integrating command and control into a joint battlespace
  • Enhancing situational awareness and faster decisions
  • Understanding the needs of your front line soldier
  • The challenge for developing joint command systems
  • 16:20 TRAINING CHALLENGES

    Ronald Munden

    Ronald Munden, Vice President and Division Manager, Camber Corporation

  • Not business as usual
  • Switchology versus information use
  • Initial, unexpected results
  • Lessons learned
  • What is next
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Julian Ranger

    Julian Ranger, Managing Director, STASYS

    9:10 THE UK LAND DIGITIZATION BATTLEFIELD PROGRAMME

    Brigadier Sheldon

    Brigadier Sheldon, Director, Land Digitization, MoD

  • The capability growth to enable advanced joint war fighting
  • A vision for digitization of the land battlespace
  • The implementation process- the theoretical versus the practical
  • Real time information: how far away is the UK
  • The joint and International dimension
  • Future digitization plans
  • 9:40 IMPLEMENTATION

    Brigadier Peter Sharpe

    Brigadier Peter Sharpe, Deputy IPT Team Leader, BOWMAN & Digitization, MoD

  • Concept of acquisition and delivery
  • Expanding BOWMAN to core digitization
  • Limiting factors of the LAND component
  • The key elements and functionality of BOWMAN and Digitization Stage 2
  • The plan to deliver the system and convert the UK Armed Forces
  • Concepts for the evolution of further stages, post initial roll-out
  • 10:20 CHALLENGES

    Martin Ferry

    Martin Ferry, Technology Chief, Information Fusion, QinetiQ

  • Delivering solutions at lightning speed
  • Improving the timeliness and quality of information
  • Challenges in delivering information
  • Integration of information with the human
  • Research at QinetiQ
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 A DIGITISED WORLD

    Lieutenant Colonel Lex Bubbers

    Lieutenant Colonel Lex Bubbers, Royal Netherlands Army (retired), Chief Executive Officer, Reinforce Business Innovation
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  • An architecture-led approach to system development
  • Challenges for the effectiveness of digitization
  • NCW: Answers to new threats?
  • Nearby-Future directions
  • 12:00 ROLF 2010

    Professor Berndt Brehmer

    Professor Berndt Brehmer, Professor of Command and Control Decision Making, Vice President, Swedish National Defence College

  • The problem facing the commander: Too much information
  • The need for new ways of displaying information
  • The need for new ways of working with the information
  • ROLF 2010: a Swedish command post of the future
  • Decision support in ROLF 2010
  • Experience from exercises and experiments with ROLF 2010 Mark I
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:40 AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVES ON JOINT BATTLESPACE DIGITIZATION

    Dr Jennie Clothier

    Dr Jennie Clothier, Research Leader Joint Systems, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australian DoD

  • Current Australian programs leading to a joint digitized system
  • Systems engineering, architecture and supporting management processes required to support a JDS
  • Conceptualisations for a joint digitized system and its relationship to tri-service and joint requirements
  • Implications to command & control and new potential capabilities
  • 14:40 JUNGLE DIGITIZATION

    Major Jeremy Levine

    Major Jeremy Levine, Officer Commanding, Jungle Warfare Wing

  • The jungle environment and its effect on digitization platforms · Differences between achieving digitization in jungle and other environments · Effects of the jungle on digitization equipment and platform performance · Raising tempo-difficulties for command and control in the jungle
  • Key challenges · Completing the mission -Does Digitization afford sufficient advantage -What happens when it all goes wrong · Power · Propagation · Hardware endurance and sustainability · Platform sustainability · Mapping in the jungle and the utility of GPS
  • Meeting the challenge · Cost v requirement · Timely provision of capability
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SYSTEMS CAPABILITIES

    Captain Will Rodriguez

    Captain Will Rodriguez, Programme Manager, Naval Command and Control Systems, COMSPAWARSYSCOM, PMW-157

  • Future plans
  • Advanced visualisation
  • Data and ISR integration
  • Multi-secure level operations-including security and releasability levels
  • Data fusion and correlation- including intelligence and tactical data sources
  • 16:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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