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Following on from the last two years of exceptional discussion and unrivalled military-industry networking opportunities, SMi Group are pleased to announce that our 3rd MilSatCom Asia conference will be taking place 15-16 May 2013 in Singapore.
 

 

Whether you are a SatCom professional based in the region wishing to show leadership in this area or an established solution-provider looking to develop your brand in Asia, this event will provide you with a unique opportunity to further your mission.

Beyond the networking, the conference programme will host key, regional military and government speakers that specifically attend the event to deliver presentations on their SatCom capabilities and requirements. If you are looking for a source of information and a forum to connect directly with local SatCom stakeholders, we urge you not to miss this event!

Receive key briefings on the following topics:

  • Regional military SatCom roadmaps and packages
  • Space domain governance
  • Military SatCom requirements and capability
  • Proprietary SatCom solutions and services
  • The evolution of communications technologies
  • Signal jamming and information superiority

 

The 2012 speaking line-up included representatives from the Japanese Ministry of Defence; US Air Force; Pakistan Space Agency; New Zealand Defence Force; Australian Department of Defence; Malaysian Space Agency; Vietnamese National Satellite Centre; Singapore Space and Technology Agency. Joining these mil/gov representatives were a variety of sponsoring SatCom solution providers, each attending to reach out to our substantive delegation.

Learn about the following capability areas in the Asia-Pacific:

  • Satellites as enablers of maritime operations
  • Military and civil SatCom requirements in Asia
  • Next generation SatCom
  • The development of SatCom in Asia
  • SATCOM as an enabler for force transformation
  • SatCom on the move
  • C4ISR

 

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 Military representatives
Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project and Programme Managers for:
• Communications and long range communications
• C4ISTAR
• Space Programmes and Policy
• Space Operations
• Missile Defence
• Space Situational Awareness
• Networks and network infrastructure development
• Plans and Requirements
• Satellite Communciations
• Operationally Responsive Space

Industry representatives
Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts, Consultants and Officers for:
• Space Development
• Space Programmes
• Telecommunications and Navigation
• Business Operations
• Sales, Marketing and Business Development
• Projects and Programmes
• Systems Engineering

 

Attendees from the 2012 conference included:

Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd; Analytical Graphics, Inc; Arianespace; ARTEL, Inc.; Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC); Astrium; Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine; Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies; Cobham Technical Services; Dal Bisness Telekom LTD; Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA); Department of Defence, Australia; Department of Science and Technology; DSO National Laboratories; Euro Asia Communications Pty Ltd ; French Embassy; Gilat Satellite Networks; Hughes Network Systems; i Direct Asia; IHS Jane's, IHS (Global) Limited; Indian Navy; Inmarsat S.A; Inmarsat Services Ltd; Lockheed Martin; Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); MCC Corporation; MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd.; Ministry of Defence, Belgium; Ministry of Defence, Japan; National Space Agency (ANGKASA); National University of Singapore; Naval Operations Department - HQ RSN; Newsat Limited; Newtec Asia-Pacific; Northern Sky Research; Northern Sky Research (NSR); NZDF; PT Atlas Energies Indonesia; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Navy of Oman; SATIS-TL-94; SES WORLD SKIES; Singapore Space & Technology Association; Singapore Space and Technology Association; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd; Suparco; System Consultancy Services; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; Turkish General Staff; US Air Force; US Embassy, Singapore; USDAO Singapore; ViaSat, Inc.; Vietnam National Satellite Centre; Vizada; XTAR ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gregg Daffner

Gregg Daffner, CEO GapSat, GVF Hong Kong Correspondent

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Australian Defence SATCOM Roadmap

Vaughn Rixon

Vaughn Rixon, Director ICT Capability Coordination, Royal Australian Navy

  • Current Australian SATCOM Capabilities
  • The Australian view of hosted payloads
  • The SATCOM Roadmap
  • 9:50 The New Zealand Defence Force MilSatCom Package

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, JS01 CIS J6, NZDF

  • National context
  • The WGS journey so far
  • Future development and requirements
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Lowering the Cost of Access to Space

    Christophe Bauer

    Christophe Bauer, VP Commercial Sales, Spacex

  • Space travel and private enterprise: Developing safe and affordable transportation systems
  • Reusable space transportation systems
  • SpaceX's target: MARS
  • 11:30 How the UK MOD Provides Satcom

    Andy  Rayner

    Andy Rayner, Royal Navy, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, UK MOD, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Capability Overview
  • The Operational Perspective
  • Prioritising Assets
  • Managing the Services
  • Looking to the Future
  • 12:00 Delivering Tailored Commercial Military SatCom Services and Solutions Worldwide

    Ken Hadfield

    Ken Hadfield, Defence and Security Advisor, Astrium Services Government Communications

  • Introducing tailored satcom solutions and services to various militaries and government organisations worldwide
  • Providing procurement choices and planning models for any requirement
  • Insight into milsatcom future trends in the next decade
  • Empowering the benefits of industry and government partnerships and working relationships
  • Real Life Case Study: The UK Ministry of Defence Skynet 5 Program
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 The Philippine Navy SatCom Requirement

    Lieutenant Commander Salvador Sambalilo

    Lieutenant Commander Salvador Sambalilo, Naval Communications Electronics and Information Systems Center, Philippine Navy

  • Introduction to the fleet-marine tandem: Operating marine battalions and naval ships
  • Providing WCEIS Services in Support of the C2 requirements of the Philippine Navy
  • The Naval Communications Electronics and Information Systems Center
  • 14:00 Progress Report: Government Hosted Payloads on Commercial Satellites

    Aaron Futch

    Aaron Futch, Senior Business Development Advisor, Intelsat General

  • Australian Defence Force Hosted Payload
  • Hosted Payload Core Value Proposition
  • Lessons learned so far in placing dedicated government systems on commercial spacecraft
  • Outlook for dedicated government systems on commercial spacecraft
  • 14:30 Furnishing Multiple Opportunities for Government in the Asia-Pacific

    Glen Tindall

    Glen Tindall, VP Sales Asia-Pacific, SES

  • SES-8 and SES-9: Providing Additional Coverage for the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Improving existing Ku-band access
  • Supporting rapidly growing markets in South Asia and Indo-China
  • Expanding capacity for DTH, VSAT and government applications
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Benefits of Outsourcing Operations & Maintenance In MilSatCom Programs

    Nicolas Stephan

    Nicolas Stephan, General Manager Middle East, LSE Space Middle East JLT

  • New military challenges: why outsourcing?
  • Choosing what To outsource: the opportunities
  • The advantages of outsourcing: optimisation of your assets
  • Misconceptions about outsourcing
  • 16:20 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Regional Cooperation and Governance of Future SatCom Systems

  • The challenges of data sharing
  • WGS as a model for Asia-Pacific state cooperation- discussions and plans
  • Commercial proposals for national sharing- looking beyond proprietary satellites
  • Communications training and regional centres of excellence
  • Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan, Former Regional Commander Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy

    Squadron Leader Michael Kennedy

    Squadron Leader Michael Kennedy, CIS Capability Development, NATO ACT

    Jose del Rosario

    Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, JS01 CIS J6, NZDF

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:15 Drinks Reception Sponsored by Astrium

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO GapSat, GVF Hong Kong Correspondent

    9:10 Championing SatCom in the Asia-Pacific

    Colonel Mark Patterson

    Colonel Mark Patterson, J6 Division Chief, US PACOM

  • Advantages of SatCom
  • Embracing new commercial SatCom technologies
  • The future of hosted payload
  • 9:40 Communications Capability of the Pakistan Police and Future Plans

    Inspector General Of Police Ghulam Shabir Shaikh

    Inspector General Of Police Ghulam Shabir Shaikh, Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force

  • Current systems and technology
  • Views on satellite communications and requirements
  • How fast and high quality communications can assist counter-terror operations
  • The potential for SatComs to assist in border management
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Delivering State of the Art Military Satellite Communications Programmes

    Nigel Chandler

    Nigel Chandler, International Business Development Manager, Astrium Services- Government Communications

  • The regional context and growing information challenge
  • Laying the foundations – the building blocks for a Satcom capability
  • Enabling regional sovereign capability for command, control and situational awareness
  • Trusted Satcom – a key requirement for security and defence infrastructures
  • Recent case studies and the future
  • 11:40 Delivering Governnent More for Less

    D D'Ambrosio

    D D'Ambrosio , EVP, Government Solutions, O3b Networks

  • How big a problem is latency in government networks today?
  • O3b as the game changer in terms of reach, throughput and capability
  • Efficiency, Flexibility, Latency and Bandwidth driving Mission Success
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 SatCom Requirements and Investment Plans in India

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan, Former Regional Commander Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy

  • The maritime domain and SatCom infrastructure
  • Commercial partnerships and opportunities
  • Current operations and capacity
  • Border control and disaster management
  • 14:10 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Signal Jamming and Information Superiority

  • What is the provision and budget for anti-jamming technology in the region?
  • The type of threat recognised and where it comes from
  • The importance of the CIS landscape and it's relationship with networked comms
  • Jose del Rosario

    Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO GapSat, GVF Hong Kong Correspondent

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan, Former Regional Commander Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy

    Ken Hadfield

    Ken Hadfield, Defence and Security Advisor, Astrium Services Government Communications

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Developing a Capability Package for NATO's Current SatCom Services

    Squadron Leader Michael Kennedy

    Squadron Leader Michael Kennedy, CIS Capability Development, NATO ACT

  • Enhancing and replacing services
  • Reaching out up to 15,00Km from Brussels
  • The future plans for NATO Service Provision
  • 16:00 Asia: The Next Hub of Government & Military SatCom

    Jose del Rosario

    Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research

  • The effects of the US pivot strategy in the region
  • Maritime SatCom requirements in the strategic context of the Korean peninsula and South China Sea
  • Regional military spending
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Colonel Mark Patterson

    Colonel Mark Patterson

    J6 Division Chief, US PACOM
    Inspector General Of Police Ghulam Shabir Shaikh

    Inspector General Of Police Ghulam Shabir Shaikh

    Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force
    Squadron Leader Michael Kennedy

    Squadron Leader Michael Kennedy

    CIS Capability Development, NATO ACT

    Aaron Futch

    Senior Business Development Advisor, Intelsat General
    Aaron Futch

    Andy Rayner

    Royal Navy, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, UK MOD, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Andy  Rayner

    Christophe Bauer

    VP Commercial Sales, Spacex
    Christophe Bauer

    Colonel Mark Patterson

    J6 Division Chief, US PACOM
    Colonel Mark Patterson

    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan

    Former Regional Commander Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy
    Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan

    D D'Ambrosio

    EVP, Government Solutions, O3b Networks
    D D'Ambrosio

    Glen Tindall

    VP Sales Asia-Pacific, SES
    Glen Tindall

    Gregg Daffner

    CEO GapSat, GVF Hong Kong Correspondent
    Gregg Daffner

    Inspector General Of Police Ghulam Shabir Shaikh

    Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force
    Inspector General Of Police Ghulam Shabir Shaikh

    Jose del Rosario

    Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research
    Jose del Rosario

    Ken Hadfield

    Defence and Security Advisor, Astrium Services Government Communications
    Ken Hadfield

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    JS01 CIS J6, NZDF
    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    Lieutenant Commander Salvador Sambalilo

    Naval Communications Electronics and Information Systems Center, Philippine Navy
    Lieutenant Commander Salvador Sambalilo

    Nicolas Stephan

    General Manager Middle East, LSE Space Middle East JLT
    Nicolas Stephan

    Nigel Chandler

    International Business Development Manager, Astrium Services- Government Communications
    Nigel Chandler

    Squadron Leader Michael Kennedy

    CIS Capability Development, NATO ACT
    Squadron Leader Michael Kennedy

    Vaughn Rixon

    Director ICT Capability Coordination, Royal Australian Navy
    Vaughn Rixon

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