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SMi Group’s Mobile Deployable Communications conference is returning for its 9th year will be taking place in the new location of Warsaw, Poland. SMi Group are proud to have the support of the Polish Armed Forces who will be in attendance at the event as well as providing two host nation addresses.

As well as this, this year’s conference will provide further updates on national military capabilities and requirements around Europe, including the eastern European nations. Critical topics will be addressed such as ensuring more robust networks, the potential for interoperability in deployable communications, the need to strengthen cyber defence in tactical communications as well as technological solutions to consistent end-user problems.

There is now a growing demand for military networks to be more resilient and adaptable in a variety of climates and circumstances and this year’s conference will bring together industry and military to further develop deployable network capabilities. 

- Meet, network and hear from the Polish Armed Forces

- Listen to recent operational case studies from national and multinational commands and learn about overcoming the critical challenges

- Hear capability and requirement updates and how tactical communications are being optimised from across Europe

- Learn how to make your network more robust and adaptable across operations

- Discover strategies to overcome ever-present threats such as cyber attacks

 

Who should attend:

• Network Services
• J6/C4 Directorates
• Directorate of Land Requirements
• Communications Engineers
• Director of CIS Operations
• Deployable CIS Project Manager
• Director IT Communication
• Director Mobile Communication
• Radio Communication Engineer
• Director Tactical Solutions

 

Previous attendees include: 

a4ESSOR; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space SAS; Airbus Defense and Space; AKIS; Armasuisse; Armed Forces of the Czech Republic; Barrett Europe Ltd; Canadian Armed Forces; Cisco Systems; CISCO SYSTEMS LIMITED; Comtech Systems Inc.; Comtech Systems, Inc ; COTSVR; Cranfield University; Defense Express; Dutch MOD; Egyptian Embassy - Defence Office, Prague; Embassy of Russia; Embassy of Ukraine; ESL AIT GmbH; EU Military Staff ; European Defence Agency; European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA); Exelis Defence Ltd; FMV; Fraunhofer Institut; Fraunhofer Institute (IFU); General Dynamics Mission Systems; Harris CapRock; Harris Systems; iDirect Europe ; Instant Speed Technology; Interlink cs; INTV; KenBIT; Klas Telecom; Military Communications Institute; Ministry of Defence Czech Republic; Ministry of Defence, Austria; Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic; Ministry of Defence, France; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; ML2.net srl Watt number IT08590021005; Nato Communications And Information Systems Operating And Support Agency; ND SatCom GmbH; Netherlands Armed Force; Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO); Northern Sky Research (NSR); Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; OCCAR; Octasic; RUAG Schweiz AG; SurCom International; Tampa Microwave; Technical Center for Information Technology and Electronics; Thales; U.S Office of Naval Research Global ; University College London; University Of Greenwich; University of West Scotland; US Embassy Prague; XTAR; XTAR, LLC;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Adam Sowa

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Adam Sowa, Former Deputy Chief Executive at European Defence Agency and Former Director of Armaments Policy Department, Ministry Of Defence Poland

9:10 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Capacity-Building Activities In CIS Provided By Command And Control Directorate J6 Of The General Staff Of The Polish Armed Forces

Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka

Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka, Chief of Command and Control Directorate - J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

  • J6 Directorate tasks in the field of development of the CIS in the Polish Armed Forces (PAF)
  • Organizational structure of the J6 Directorate
  • Long-term CIS development programming
  • Priorities for the development of the CIS capabilities
  • 9:50 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Development Of The CIS Capabilities In The Polish Air Force

    Colonel Grzegorz Szmit

    Colonel Grzegorz Szmit, Head of IT Branch, J6, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces

  • Lesson learned from operational environment
  • Current projects and programmes
  • Cooperation with NATO & EU on CIS issues
  • Future concepts and aspirations
  • 10:30 Simplifying All-IP Tactical Networks

    Arnaud Vare

    Arnaud Vare, Product Manager Tactical Communication, RUAG Schweiz AG, RUAG Defence

  • Simplification through Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Simplification through NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA)
  • Simplification through network aware apps
     
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Special Considerations In The Use Of LTE For Deployable Communications

    Dr Tim Wilkinson

    Dr Tim Wilkinson, Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Mission Systems

    • Why Are Militaries Considering LTE?
    • Additional Requirements of Military LTE
    • How Will Militaries Use LTE?
    • New Architectures and Features with COTS core technology

    12:20 Secure Mission Fabric – Enhancing Interoperability & Agility In Deployed Operations

    David Lawford Mee

    David Lawford Mee, Business Development Manager Defence EMEAR, Cisco Systems

    Edwin Tromp

    Edwin Tromp, Vertical Solutions Architect Defence EMEAR, Cisco Systems

  • Connected Operations
  • Deployed Cloud Services
  • Software Defined Capabilities
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Realtime enhancements to ISR
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Overcoming The Military Telecommunication Challenges And Enhancing Current Capabilities

    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Colonel Michel Pardoux, Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, Ministry of Defence, France

  • An overview of current requirement gaps in all forms of military communications and how the DGA plan to satisfy these
  • Key initiatives to implement next generation telecommunication capabilities
  • Deployable communications
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • SatCom on the Move
  • Ensuring greater cyber defence and more robust networks in military telecommunications
  • 14:40 How Airbus Defence and Space Can Meet Your Communications Requirements for your Global Mobile Missions

    Darren Walker

    Darren Walker, Product Manager, Airbus Defence & Space

  • Bandwidth options for your missions
  • Partnerships to deliver leading edge technology
  • 15:20 The Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command (BwCISCOM)

    Colonel Juergen Schick

    Colonel Juergen Schick, Concepts and Development Division, Bundeswehr

  • Tasks, Command Structure of BWCISCOM
  • Capabilities, Service Portfolio
  • Commitments on current Operations/Missions
  • The way ahead –  “Mission Networks“
  • Cooperation and NATO Integration
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Which Innovations Are We Working On In The Field Of Mobile Deployable Comms?

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol, Head of KIXS, Joint IT Command, Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    • Innovation: How is innovation organized within the Joint IT Command?
    • Mobility: Lessons learnt from experimentation with 4G & smart phone technology
    • Interoperability: Lessons learnt from interoperability exercises & experiments
     

    17:10 An Overview Of The Current Capabilities Of The Signals Regiment And How Critical Requirements Are Being Met

    Colonel Susanne Bach Bager

    Colonel Susanne Bach Bager, Commander (DNK) Signal Regiment, Danish Armed Forces

  • Implementation of NATO Federated Mission Networking concept in the Danish Armed Forces
  •  Commander driven
  •  Common Standards
  •  Dedicated National Enclaves 
  •  Centralized Network Administration
  •  Same security level
  • Mobile Deployable CIS capabilities in the Danish Armed Forces
  •  Deployable CIS capabilities at different tactical levels
  •  CIS standard solutions
  •  Challenges
  • Challenges in meeting the tactical level requirement
  •  Interoperability at the technical level and integration between security domains
  •  Technological development
  •  Standard solutions
  • Personal view on way ahead in developing mobile deployable CIS capabilities
  • 17:50 Enhancing Capabilities With The Austrian Future Tactical Communication Network

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

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

  • An overview of the future tactical communication capacities
  • Deployable communications
  • Semi-mobile communications 
  • Mobile communications
  • How the future tactical communication network will affect bandwidth
  • Future technics and capabilities integration
  • 18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Adam Sowa

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Adam Sowa, Former Deputy Chief Executive at European Defence Agency and Former Director of Armaments Policy Department, Ministry Of Defence Poland

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: An Overview Of The Structure, Plans And Current Capabilities Of The NATO CIS Group

    Colonel Kenneth Yunevich

    Colonel Kenneth Yunevich, NATO CIS Group, NATO Headquarters

  • Introduction to structure and employment of a DCM as part of the SSG. Special Role of a NATO owned DCM
  • Short view on Eligibility for NATO DCIS (CONOPS)
  • View on NATO DCIS in the wider FMN approach.
  • CIS Support for Enhanced NRF (VJTF, NFIUs, etc.)
  • 9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: How The Interoperability Cooperation Group Will Enhance Assets And Capabilities For USAREUR And How This Can Lead To Greater Cooperation Across Europe

    Colonel Jimmy Hall Jr

    Colonel Jimmy Hall Jr, Commander of 5th Signal Command , US Army Europe

  • An outline of the goals and timelines of the Interoperability Cooperation Group and its role as part of the Strong Europe campaign
  • The main fields of collaboration - operations and exercise support, cross-training, and personnel exchanges
  • Using the NATO framework to overcome the key challenges of interoperability
  • The potential for greater cooperation with other European commands to develop US-European CIS capacities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 X-band has come of age! Are you exploiting it?

    Philip Harlow

    Philip Harlow, President and Chief Operating Officer, XTAR LLC

  • Dispelling the myths about X-band
  • How X-band has developed as a capability
  • Meeting the operational needs of military and government mission networks today.
  • 11:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Enhancing Deployable Communication Capabilities And Creating More Efficient And Robust Networks Through Allied Collaboration

    Carolyn Belle

    Carolyn Belle, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol, Head of KIXS, Joint IT Command, Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    Colonel Juergen Schick

    Colonel Juergen Schick, Concepts and Development Division, Bundeswehr

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

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

    Wolfgang Roehrig

    Wolfgang Roehrig, Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency

  • How current multinational commands prove the interoperable deployable communications can be an effective means
  • NATO
  • Non-NATO
  • The key challenges of strategic interoperability and how they can be eliminated
  • How industry can contribute to ensure efficiency and a robust interoperable network
  • Due to the current defence climate is it interoperability inevitable?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 How To Strengthen Cyber Defence Across EU-Led Deployed Operations

    Wolfgang Roehrig

    Wolfgang Roehrig, Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency

  • Strategic Background
  • The EU Cyber Security Strategy;
  • The EU Cyber Defence Policy Framework and its implementation;
  • The Cyber Defence aspects of the Capability Development Plan.
  • The value of Architectures for planning the IT-Infrastructure and their defences for EU-led operations
  • The Cyber Defence Enterprise Architecture for CSDP operations.
  • The human factor
  • Required Cyber Defence competencies and skills of deployed personnel;
  • On the road to a cyber-defence competent workforce for EU-led operations.
  • Cyber Defence considerations in the operational planning process
  • Cyber Risk management;
  • Cyber Situation Awareness;
  • Commander’s key questions related to Cyber Defence.
  • Conclusions
  •  

    14:00 Provision of Deployable CIS Capabilities by Hungary

    Colonel Gaspor Tibor

    Colonel Gaspor Tibor, Chief of Signal Branch & Deputy Chief of CIS & Information Security Directorate, Defence Staff of The Hungarian Defence Forces

  • V4 EUBG DCIS provision of HUN troop contribution
  • Constraints, restrains and lessons learned during the V4 EUBG CIS planning process
  • CIS support for current operations involving HUN troops
  • 14:40 An Outline Of The EEAS’s CIS Current Capabilities, Requirements And Recent/Further Enhancements (C3 Approach for EU-led Missions And Operations)

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler, Head of Policies and Requirements Branch, CIS Directorate, EU Military Staff

  • EU CIS concept,
  • C2 structure,
  • CIS LL and shortfalls
  • CIS infrastructure overview
  • New services in EEAS
  • Secure communications
  • 15:20 Deployable Unified Communication and Information System of the Slovak Armed Forces

    Major Aurel Sabo

    Major Aurel Sabo, Deputy Commander of Mobile CIS Base, Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic

  • System overview
  • Unified communication environment
  • Mobile CIS System
  • Integration of the CNR into system
  • Operational experiences  
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Blending National Assets & Commercial Capabilities For Deployable Mobile Communications

    Carolyn Belle

    Carolyn Belle, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    Overview of Global Commercial Satcom Demand
    Balancing Use of Proprietary and Commercial Satellite Capabilities
    Demand for Protected Communications over Commercial Connections
    Expectations for Satellites (FSS, MSS, & High-Throughput Satellite Utilization)
    Impact of Mobile Communications on Satcom

     

    17:10 Enabling The Link Home

    Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen

    Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen, Head of CIS group, Norwegian Armed Forces

    • Norwegian Armed forces Cyber Defence
    • Support to recent and ongoing operations
    • CIS TG tasks in operations
    • Deployable Headquarters
    • Deployable Communications Modules
    • Back to the basics?

    17:50 Tactics In Combat and Future Tactical Communications In Finnish Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Jari Rantapelkonen

    Lieutenant Colonel Jari Rantapelkonen, National Defence University, Ministry of Defence, Finland

    • Operational Requirements and Art of Tactics in Finnish Army
            o Fire and Manoeuvre
            o Active Defence
    • Trends of Tactics in Finnish Army Signal Forces
            o Changes in the Past
            o Future Challenges
    • Tactical Communications Solution for the Future
            o Finnish Army M18 CIS
            o Art of Tactics

    18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka

    Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka

    Chief of Command and Control Directorate - J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
    Colonel Gaspor Tibor

    Colonel Gaspor Tibor

    Chief of Signal Branch & Deputy Chief of CIS & Information Security Directorate, Defence Staff of The Hungarian Defence Forces
    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Head of Policies and Requirements Branch, CIS Directorate, EU Military Staff
    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Head of KIXS, Joint IT Command, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Jimmy Hall Jr

    Colonel Jimmy Hall Jr

    Commander of 5th Signal Command , US Army Europe
    Colonel Juergen Schick

    Colonel Juergen Schick

    Concepts and Development Division, Bundeswehr
    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, Ministry of Defence, France
    Colonel Susanne Bach Bager

    Colonel Susanne Bach Bager

    Commander (DNK) Signal Regiment, Danish Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen

    Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen

    Head of CIS group, Norwegian Armed Forces

    Arnaud Vare

    Product Manager Tactical Communication, RUAG Schweiz AG, RUAG Defence
    Arnaud Vare

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Adam Sowa

    Former Deputy Chief Executive at European Defence Agency and Former Director of Armaments Policy Department, Ministry Of Defence Poland
    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Adam Sowa

    Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka

    Chief of Command and Control Directorate - J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka

    Carolyn Belle

    Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Carolyn Belle

    Colonel Gaspor Tibor

    Chief of Signal Branch & Deputy Chief of CIS & Information Security Directorate, Defence Staff of The Hungarian Defence Forces
    Colonel Gaspor Tibor

    Colonel Grzegorz Szmit

    Head of IT Branch, J6, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces
    Colonel Grzegorz Szmit

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Head of Policies and Requirements Branch, CIS Directorate, EU Military Staff
    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

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

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Head of KIXS, Joint IT Command, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Jimmy Hall Jr

    Commander of 5th Signal Command , US Army Europe
    Colonel Jimmy Hall Jr

    Colonel Juergen Schick

    Concepts and Development Division, Bundeswehr
    Colonel Juergen Schick

    Colonel Kenneth Yunevich

    NATO CIS Group, NATO Headquarters
    Colonel Kenneth Yunevich

    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, Ministry of Defence, France
    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Colonel Susanne Bach Bager

    Commander (DNK) Signal Regiment, Danish Armed Forces
    Colonel Susanne Bach Bager

    Darren Walker

    Product Manager, Airbus Defence & Space
    Darren Walker

    David Lawford Mee

    Business Development Manager Defence EMEAR, Cisco Systems
    David Lawford Mee

    Dr Tim Wilkinson

    Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Dr Tim Wilkinson

    Edwin Tromp

    Vertical Solutions Architect Defence EMEAR, Cisco Systems
    Edwin Tromp

    Lieutenant Colonel Jari Rantapelkonen

    National Defence University, Ministry of Defence, Finland
    Lieutenant Colonel Jari Rantapelkonen

    Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen

    Head of CIS group, Norwegian Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen

    Major Aurel Sabo

    Deputy Commander of Mobile CIS Base, Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
    Major Aurel Sabo

    Philip Harlow

    President and Chief Operating Officer, XTAR LLC
    Philip Harlow

    Wolfgang Roehrig

    Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency
    Wolfgang Roehrig

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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.

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    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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