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SMi Group are proud to announce the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on the 5th – 7th November 2019: providing comprehensive overview of how allied partners are working to maintain and sustain space superiority.

Hosted over 3 inclusive days Global MilSatCom is once again set against sweeping developments for numerous national sovereign SATCOM programmes; in particular, the development of the host nations SKYNET constellation – but also across key allied programmes such as WGS, SATCOMbw, MUOS, SICRAL and SYRACUSE. How this sovereign bandwidth can be pooled and augmented with COMSATCOM also remains essential as NATO is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with key partners to deliver future coalition C4i capability.

There also continues to be intense focus on how we remain ahead of our adversaries in space – reflected in the enterprise wide reorganisation endeavours within the US DoD – including the standing up of the Space COCOM & ‘go fast’ procurement efforts such as SMC 2.0. – set to be explored in a dedicated day of US content.

Europe’s leading military satellite event will return to discuss key topics challenging the industry, including emergent LEO mega-constellations, resilience, payload delivery, and BLOS capability – ultimately reviewing how future SATCOM can deliver the bandwidth and connectivity demanded by the warfighter.

PLUS, back by popular demand, we will once again host a dedicated pre-conference Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology focus day on the 4th November 2019, analysing LEO small satellite constellations and how we can exploit these networks to deliver more capability on the ground.

With over 500 attendees, 4 networking receptions and over 7 hours of networking, Global MilSatCom remains the key diary date for anyone within the military space domain
 

 

  • Critical host nation support, up to and including the ministerial level – providing comprehensive coverage of the UK’s space sector and SATCOM goals
  • An international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, that provide key updates from established and emerging space-faring nations across the globe
  • A dedicated focus day looking at how small satellite constellations and disruptive space technology is revolutionizing space-based communications
  • Meet and network with 500+ attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 8 hours of breaks; as well as 2 drinks receptions and 2 conference dinners
  • Explore developments on US SATCOM – analysing growing requirements, programme proceedings and procurement plans

Actia Telecom; Advantech Wireless Inc.; AICOX SOLUCIONES S.A.; Airbus; Airbus Americas, Inc.; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space (CIS and IS); Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Group; AQYR; ARIANESPACE; Arralis Technologies Ltd ; Astrium Services; Astronics AeroSat; Atos IT Services UK LTD; Avanti Communications Group plc; Avascent UK; BAAINbw; Beijing Institute of Space Science & Technology; Belgian Defense; Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; Brazilian Air Force; Brazilian Navy; BT; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Army; Canadian Department of Defence; CCISE; China Academy of Space Technology; Comtech EF Data; Comtech EF Data Corp.; Comtech Xicom Technology; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe Limited; COMUKAMPHIBFOR; CPI Satcom Division; Ctech Information Tech; Czech MOD.; Danish Defence; Danish Defence and Acquisition Organisation; Defence Space Administration; Deloitte Consulting; Deloitte.; DISA; DLR; DSTL; esc Aerospace; ETL Systems Ltd; EU Commission; EU Military Staff; Euroconsult; European Defence Agency; European Space Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corp; Eutelsat America Corporation; FMV; French Joint Space Command; GATR Technologies; General Dynamics ; General Dynamics Satcom Technologies; German MoD; Gilat Satellite Networks; Globecomm; GovSat; Harris Corporation; Hicap Telecom; HISDESAT; HMGCC; Hughes; Hughes Network Systems; Iai Elta Systems; iDirect ; iDirect Europe ; IHS Janes; Inmarsat, Inc; INNOVATIONSZENTRUM FUER TELEKOMMUNIKATIONSTECHNIK; INSA; Inster; Integrasys; Intelsat; Intelsat General; Intelsat General Corporation; Interlink cs; Italian Defence General Staff; Italian MoD; Italian National Armaments Directorate ; Italian Navy; Japanese Cabinet Office; JSAT International Inc. ; KRATOS; Kratos Defense And Security; Kratos Technology & Training Solutions; L3 Technologies; L3 Technologies, GCS Division; LinQuest Corp; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Space System Company; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Luxembourg Directorate of Defense; MacDonald Detwiler Associates; MARLINK; MBDA UK Limited; MCC Corporation; MDA; Media Broadcast Satellite Gmbh; Metracom; Microwave Products Group; Military University Of Technology; MILSATCOM International; MILSATCOM Systems Directorate, USAF; MINDEF; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, UK; Ministry of National Defence Poland; Ministryof Defence Brazil; MOD Netherlands; MOD Turkey SSM; MOI-NIC; National Centre for Space Studies (CNES); NATO; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NATO Communications and Informations Agency (NCIA); NATO International Staff; NATO SHAPE; NATO Special Operations HQ; NEC Corporation; Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation; Newtec; Nigerian Defence Space Administration; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Nslcomm; NSSL Global Ltd; O3b Networks; Office Of Secretary Of Defense; Omnispace; Oneweb; Orbital ATK; Phasor Solutions Ltd; PJSC "DATAGROUP"; Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff; Qatar Armed Forces; QinetiQ; Rantec Microwave Systems; Raytheon; Republic of Korea Military ; Rockwell Collins; Rockwell Collins Aviation Services-Cedar Rapids; Rockwell Colllins; Royal Air Force; Royal Navy; Royal Saudi Navy Forces (RSNF) - MOD; RSNE - MOD; S&A Professional Services, LLC; Saab AB; Samakin Nigeria Limted; Sat Consult; Satellite Evolution Group; Saudi Arabia MOD; SciSys Ltd (Space & Defence); Scisys Plc; Semper Fortis Solutions; Serco; Serco Ltd; SES; SES Government Solutions ; SES Networks; Shephard Media; Singapore Armed Forces JOPD; Singapore Space & Technology Association; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; SMC/MCI; SOF Unit Formoza; Space Intel Report; Space News; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Spectra Group ; Speedcast; SurCom International; TELEDIFE; Teledyne Paradise Datacom ; Telesat; TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LTD; Teletimes Media; Tesat Spacecom; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space UK; Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd; Thales Communications & Security; Thales Group; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization; The Genus Group; The Signal Regiment - Joint Command Support Centre; Turkish Land Forces; Turkish Navy; U.S Air Force; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; UAE GHQ; UK Home Office; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UltiSat; UltiSat, Inc.; Ultra Electronics GIGASAT; Unique Broadband Systems; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Marine Corps; USAF; Vaeros Ltd; Vertex Estonia ; Via Satellite - Access Intelligence; Viasat ; ViaSat Communications Inc; ViaSat Inc.; Viasat, Inc.; Vislink Communications; Wall Street Journal; XTAR; XTAR LLC; ZODIAC DATA SYSTEMS;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:40 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Gerard Donelan

Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES Networks

8:50 Host Nation Opening Keynote Address

9:00 Strategic Developments in SKYNET & Future UK MILSATCOM

Captain David Moody

Captain David Moody, Deputy Head for Space, Capability C4ISR, JFC, UK MoD
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  • Outlining space as an operating domain - the Future Force Concept and strategic approaches to SATCOM
  • Requirements for the future: coverage and concurrency to enable expeditionary capability & availability and survivability in a contested & competitive EM and physical space
  • Pivot towards a much more informed MoD with an appropriate level of independent industry advice and support that can leverage own capitally acquired MILSATCOM, commercial SATCOM, and allied collaboration
  • 9:30 The UK’s National Space Strategy – Providing Leadership in the Global Space Market

    Dr Graham Turnock

    Dr Graham Turnock, CEO, UK Space Agency
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  • Connectivity as half the story: exploiting future mesh systems to meet operational data requirements
  • Space as a British success story – maintaining market capture and leadership through the development of innovation centres such as Harwell
  • Providing enduring capability: UKSA’s role in the provision of future sovereign capability through SKYNET 5 SDW and SKYNET 6
  • Where COMSATCOM can be integrated for low resilience C4i requirements
  • 10:00 SKYNET 5 – the backbone of the UK’s current SATCOM capability

    Mr Barry Austin

    Mr Barry Austin, Skynet 6 Project Manager and Deputy Head of Networks, UK MoD

  • Ensuring the SDW remains a springboard for SKYNET 6 EC and doesn’t constrain it
  • Current feedback from initial industry competitions for the execution of SDW and timeline for bidder announcement in 2020
  • User terminal considerations for the future of the systems & ensuring they’re interoperable with future systems without constraining their design
  • ‘Go fast’ approach: delivering quickly on the project through organisational efforts within ISS
  • 10:30 UK MoD Panel: Concepts of Future Operations (CONOPS) for the UK Under Skynet 5 & Skynet 6

  • Who, where and what we will be fighting in 20 years’ time – forecasting the future to shape requirements writing today
  • Maintaining the UK’s SATCOM sovereignty: balancing value and freedom of action to project power moving forward
  • Ground terminal perspectives: ensuring the space & terrestrial components remain interoperable
     
  • Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES Networks

    Wing Commander David Black

    Wing Commander David Black, Skynet 6EC Project Manager, UK MOD

    Commander Phil Coope

    Commander Phil Coope, Strategic Networks Capability Manager, Joint Forces Command, UK MoD
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    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Air Force
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    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Dr Michael O'Callaghan, Space S&T Programme Manager, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
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    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Delivering the Vision with Resilience by Design

    Mr Richard Franklin

    Mr Richard Franklin, Head of Global Secure Communications, Airbus Defence & Space
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    11:55 Session Reserved for Lockheed Martin

    Ms Kay Sears

    Ms Kay Sears, Vice President & GM Military Space, Lockheed Martin

    12:10 Industry Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the Primes – Delivering Robust SATCOM Capability Moving Forward

  • An outline of current technology and where future trends will shape capability over the next 10 years
  • How technology demonstrations that have been integrated into SATCOM programmes
  • How can you balance Sovereign, commercial and pooled solutions for communications? The benefits of each and exploring key drivers moving forward
  • Stakeholder engagement: how do we meet requirements which also offering new approaches to government
  • Concluding thoughts: how to deliver assured and robust SATCOM moving forward
  • Mr Richard Franklin

    Mr Richard Franklin, Head of Global Secure Communications, Airbus Defence & Space
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    Ms Kay Sears

    Ms Kay Sears, Vice President & GM Military Space, Lockheed Martin

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Air Connectivity at the Service of Collaborative Combat

    Mr Franck Chatain

    Mr Franck Chatain, Product Line Manager - SATCOM Mobile Networks, Thales
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    14:30 SYRACUSE IV – Moving to Initial Operating Capability by 2021

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Colonel Laurent Jannin, Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA
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  • The MILSATCOM strategy of the French MoD – delivering information superiority in France and other operating theatres
  • Shared and sovereign assets: how pooled SATCOM capability can help augment SYRACUSE IV gaps in coverage
  • Providing new GEO capability through SYRRACUSE IV and timelines to deliver an IOC by 2021 and FOC by 2022
  • Ground segment considerations for future SATCOM – providing a layered approach to build resilience to cyber, jamming and HANE threats
  • Where COMSATCOM can enhance the future of the C4i network
     
  • 15:00 Secure, Agile, Resilient, and Assured Services Delivered for Global & Multi-Mode Communications

    Mr Willy Guilleux

    Mr Willy Guilleux, Senior VP Global Government Services, Eutelsat
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  • Advanced satcom services delivered in the air, at sea and on the ground
  • Innovative tactical communications and welfare services
  • Interoperability leveraging MilSatCom and ComSatCom capabilities
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Session Reserved for Inmarsat

    16:30 CP90A130: Providing SATCOM Capability for NATO Moving Forward

  • Moving from NSP2K MOU towards new sovereign bandwidth acquisition for NATO operations
  • The future of NATO SATCOM CP90A130: providing enhanced SHF, UHF and EHF space segments over the next 15 years
  • Balancing the anticipated AOI for NATO, programme cost and future user requirements for the programme
  • Status on the MOU signatures – sharing the pooled capacity of France, Italy, UK and US SATCOM constellations
     
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando, SATCOM Service Area Owner, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
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    Mr Antonio Calderon

    Mr Antonio Calderon, Service Line Chief, Network Services and IT Infrastructure, NATO Communications and Informations Agency (NCIA)
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    17:00 Disruptive Innovations That Will Change Government and Defence Operations Over Satellite

    Mr Koen Willems

    Mr Koen Willems, Head of International Government Satcom, Newtec
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  • Increased need for global MoD networks to connect the dispersed operations
  • Next-Gen waveforms provide both secure, resilient and efficient satellite communications adapted to the application
  • Provide seamless communications on-the-move on sea, land and in the air
  • Use Cases for 5G and Edge Computing in Military Satcom networks
  • How new space assets (HTS, MEO, LEO, GEO, HEO, HAPS) effect the ground segment satellite networks
  • 17:30 GovSat- Engaging Secure Satellite Communications

    Mr Patrick Biewer

    Mr Patrick Biewer, CEO, LuxGovSat
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  • Secure SatCom, a key pillar in national defence SatCom architectures
  • GovSat, first year of operations: experience sharing and next steps
  • 18:00 Dual Technologies and Services Demonstrations for Govsatcom And Milsatcom

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris, Head of Navigation and Telecommunications Department, CNES (French Space Agency)
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  • Broadband Ka
  • Electrical satellite and numerical payload
  • Mobile satcom demonstrations for institutions
     
  • 18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Security & Defence, SES Networks

    18:45 Post Conference Drinks Reception Hosted by Lead Sponsor SES - Taj St James Court

    20:30 Post Conference Dinner Hosted by Silver Sponsor Eutelsat (Invitation Only) - The Conservatory Restaurant

    8:20 Registration & Coffee

    8:40 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Brad Grady

    Mr Brad Grady, Senior Analyst , Northern Sky Research, LLC
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    8:50 Integrating Commercial Bandwidth and Architectures to Military Communications

    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason, Chief, Air Force Commercial Satellite Communications Office, Air Force Space Command , US Air Force
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  • The evolving organisational structure within the DoD – where AFSPACE sits within the SATCOM provision framework
  • Exploiting the new window of opportunity for the acquisition of future commercial SATCOM
  • Finding the balance between commercial and sovereign capability – key considerations
  • Leasing of DoD teleports for COMSATCOM to provide military end-users the services they require
  • Final concluding comments: what the emerging LEO small satellites revolution means for CSCO’s future bandwidth strategy
  • 9:20 Session Reserved for SES Networks

    Ms Nicole Robinson

    Ms Nicole Robinson, SVP, Global Government and Managing Director of SES Techcom Services, SES Networks
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    9:50 Providing Robust C4i Capability Across the European Theatre of Operations

    Colonel Andre Burks

    Colonel Andre Burks, Chief of C4I Operations, J6/Cyber Directorate, US EUCOM

  • Where EUCOM sits within the COCOM structure: its area of responsibility and priorities for allied engagement
  • Feedback from collaboration with allies in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 – communications in a networked multi-national campaign
  • Work integrating European partners into the WGS & the future development of the constellations means for MILSATCOM provision in theatre
  • Meeting EUCOM’s SATCOM requirements: dual commercial/military Ka-band capability with WGS performance & compatibility with WGS ground infrastructure
     
  • 10:20 FSS or MSS: Competitors or Complimentary?

    Mr David Greenhill

    Mr David Greenhill, CEO, COMSAT
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  • Where is the market heading with LEO Ku?
  • How will new global MSS solutions change the marketplace?
  • How will traditional MSS services integrate with GEO/FSS and LEO Ku/Ka band satellite solutions?
  • Will HTS Ka band satellites play a larger role in meeting global SATCOM requirements?
     
  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:15 Session Reserved for Airbus

    11:45 SMC 2.0.’ Delivering the Capability Demanded by the Warfighter at EPIC SPEED

  • SMC 2.0 – why we need it and what EPIC SPEED really means
  • Enabling greater lethality and war-winning capability through a relentless drive towards innovation
  • Moving from a stove-piped approach to the mission areas to an enterprise wide management style
  • ‘Take the final leap’ steps to achieving FOC by 2020
  • Delivering space supremacy with the same ownership as air superiority to always stay ahead of our adversaries
  • Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Air Force
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    12:15 Session Reserved for Viasat

    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Mr Andy Lincoln, Vice President/Chief Technology Officer, Government Products Portfolio, Viasat, Inc.

    12:45 Networking Lunch

    13:45 Session Reserved for SES GS

    Mr Peter Hoene

    Mr Peter Hoene, President & CEO, SES Government Solutions
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    14:15 Panel Discussion - Transforming the US and Allied Space Enterprise: Disruptive Approaches to Future SATCOM Acquisition and Life Cycle Management

  • ‘Always the predator, never the prey’ – why staying ahead of our adversaries requires a ‘go fast’ approach
  • SMC 2.0., the Catalyst Space Accelerator and other rapid prototyping and procurement lines of effort within the DoD
  • How industry integrate into the DoD’s approach – from primes to incubators – partnering with commercials to deliver the bandwidth demanded by the warfighter
  • What organisational structure changes such as the Space COCOM mean for future processes
  • Where allied partners can help speed up our access to the space enablers required
  • Final concluding thoughts from the panellists
     
  • Ms Kay Sears

    Ms Kay Sears, Vice President & GM Military Space, Lockheed Martin

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Air Force
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    Ms Andrea Loper

    Ms Andrea Loper, Acquisition Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force
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    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason, Chief, Air Force Commercial Satellite Communications Office, Air Force Space Command , US Air Force
    View Bio

    Ms Nicole Robinson

    Ms Nicole Robinson, SVP, Global Government and Managing Director of SES Techcom Services, SES Networks
    View Bio

    14:45 Connectivity to the Tactical Edge

    Mr Dylan Browne

    Mr Dylan Browne, VP Head of Government, OneWeb

  • OneWeb’s global communications network will deliver the levels of reliable and secure throughput that government applications require
  • OneWeb will discuss the new high-speed, low latency use cases that will enhance decision-making and security to connect those who protect at the tactical edge
     
  • 15:15 Session Reserved for Raytheon

    Ms Barbara Borgonovi

    Ms Barbara Borgonovi, Vice President of Integrated Communication Systems, Raytheon
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    15:45 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 The Transition to Secure Agile Ka-band Comsat

    Mr Donald Walker

    Mr Donald Walker, Director, Defence & Security , Avanti

  • As defence agencies, MoD’s and the DoD migrate services to Ka-band taking advantage of the lower cost profile, companies such as Avanti are satisfying the requirements of security, availability and agility with new steerable capabilities in military bands
  • 16:40 DISA’s Approach to Future Teleports

    Ms Demaryl Singleton

    Ms Demaryl Singleton, Infrastructure and Development Division Chief, DISA
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  • What getting connectivity to the warfighter quicker will mean for future battlefield commanders
  • Exploring the opportunities to establish a core network to provide on-demand capability and quickly meet bandwidth demands
  • DISA Integrated Task Force (ITF) mission: synchronising delivery of data dissemination, tactical relays, satellite gateways and network operations
  • Network operations and maintaining data assurance
  • 17:10 The Next Generation of Communication

    Mr Kfir Benjamin

    Mr Kfir Benjamin, CEO, GetSat

  • The 1D vs 2D vs Passive
  • 2D – timelines for delivery
  • Product comparisons in the market
  • Size, weight and power for the next generation of communications
  • Latest technology for small terminals, such as the Nano / Nano-H
  • What can be achieved with this size, what satellites are required to have good links
  • The future: mPower
     
  • 17:35 Future Approaches to Disruptive Space

    Captain Jacob Singleton

    Captain Jacob Singleton, Space Innovation Lead, Dstl UK and AFWERX International Liaison US, UK MoD/Dstl & US Air Force/AFWERX
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  • An introduction to the Air Force Space Accelerator Program- how it promotes innovation within industry and promotes technology advancement for the warfighter
  • COMSATCOM solutions for military bandwidth moving forward
  • Space innovation within Dstl: collaboration & coordination in future space R&D
  • Staying ahead of our adversaries – go fast approaches to future space
  • Final concluding thoughts: what innovation means for how we deliver future warfighting capability
  • 18:05 SATCOM Architecture Enabling DoD To Dynamically Access Diverse Satellites, Service Providers and Gateways in Minutes

    Dr Mark Dale

    Dr Mark Dale, Director of Business Development at Kratos SATCOM Products and Federal Satellite Solutions, Kratos Defense And Security
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  • Enterprise Management and Control (EM&C) System
  • Automated Satellite Roaming Capability
  • Leveraging Existing Investment with Modern Capabilities
  • 18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Brad Grady

    Mr Brad Grady, Senior Analyst , Northern Sky Research, LLC
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    19:00 Post Conference Drinks Reception Hosted by Gold Sponsor Airbus - The Science Museum

    8:20 Registration & Coffee

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    8:40 Space Policy of Japan

    Mr Hirohisa Mori

    Mr Hirohisa Mori, Director, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office of Japan, Japanese Self Defence Forces
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  • Current space policy of Japan
  • New Defense Guideline and Mid-term Defense Program
  • Space Situation Awareness
  • QZSS program and Hosted Payload
  • 9:10 Canadian MILSATCOM update

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
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  • Strong at home, secure in North America & engaged in the world: how the CAF MILSATCOM capabilities feed into these goals
  • Supporting adaptable, flexible and responsive battle management through SATCOM enabled C2
  • Protected military SATCOM (PMSC) –providing bandwidth and milestones to achieve FOC
  • Tactical narrowband SATCOM moving forward: providing great coverage above and below the 65th parallel
  • Where future partnership might come from – perspectives from DG Space
     
  • 9:40 Update on the Laser Communications Coalition Mission to Demonstrate UAV Operations via a Satellite-Based Lasercom Link

    Mr Chris Long

    Mr Chris Long, Vice President and General Manager, Satellite Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
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    10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:35 Optical Communication, the Future of MILSATCOM Connectivity

    Mr Jeffrey Roncka

    Mr Jeffrey Roncka, Senior Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
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    Mr Hughes Boulnois

    Mr Hughes Boulnois, Head of SpaceDataHighway, Airbus Defence & Space
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    Mr Michel Leenaarts

    Mr Michel Leenaarts, MILSATCOM Programme Manager, Defence Materiel Organisation , Netherlands MoD
    View Bio

    Mr Jamie Dronen

    Mr Jamie Dronen, Director Global Partnerships, The Aerospace Corporation

    11:05 Roadmap for Future SATCOM: Updates on the Australian Approach to C4i

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose, Deputy Director Future Australian Defence SATCOM System, J6, Australian DoD

  • Resilient space-based systems to support network capabilities & defence priorities on security and redundancy of assets
  • An overview of the JP 9102 ASDSS mission to provide resilient and responsive joint communications
  • Moving to an initial RFI from industry and architectural designs being considered
  • High mobility (narrowband) and high capacity (wideband) SATCOM: priorities for the development of constellations across bandwidths
  • Concluding perspectives on the roadmap for the future Australian Defence SATCOM System (ASDSS)
     
  • 11:35 New Zealand’s SATCOM Capabilities and Requirements

    Colonel James Dryburgh

    Colonel James Dryburgh, Director Service Integration, DSI, New Zealand Defence Force

  • New Zealand’s area of operations and the unique communication requirements extensive coastlines and low latitude demand
  • Current global missions and responsibilities for the NZDF - exercise footprint for deployed forces
  • Operations in the Antarctic – C4i utilised below the 65th parallel
  • NZDF integration into the WGS: current MOU and future bandwidth use possibilities
  • Hardened & rugged SATCOM for SOF deployments moving forward
     
  • 12:05 SATCOM-on-the-move for the Expeditionary Warfighter

    Captain Dez Hill

    Captain Dez Hill, G6 Projects Officer, US Marine Corps

  • Challenges for deploying in the northern reaches: natural EM interference, SwAP mobility considerations, latitude & low temperatures
  • Overcoming terminal limits to connect in high latitude environments
  • Communications in cold weather environments – mitigating intense cold, terrain and time drift concerns in the arctic
  • Arctic Communications exercises – feedback from delivering X, S and 4G/LTE capability
  • Bandwidth requirements from an expeditionary perspective moving forward
     
  • 12:35 Networking Lunch

    13:35 Norway’s Space Programme – Key Milestones in Development

    Colonel Stig Nilsson

    Colonel Stig Nilsson, Head of Space Program, Norwegian MOD

  • An introduction to Norwegian defence sector space capabilities & arctic SATCOM mission (ASBM)
  • Collaboration with allied nations on shared space capabilities and timelines for development
  • 14:05 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    14:35 Future MilSatCom for the Dutch Armed Forces

    Mr Michel Leenaarts

    Mr Michel Leenaarts, MILSATCOM Programme Manager, Defence Materiel Organisation , Netherlands MoD
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  • The requirements of the future: meeting growing bandwidth demands with aging constellations
  • Frameworks for resilience from a Dutch perspective
  • Providing a mix of future capability at varying levels of encryption and nulling
  • International collaboration as a cornerstone of future capability
  • Roadmap for future MilSatCom – partners & providers outlined for respective modes of communication 

     

  • 15:05 Commercial Hosting Military Payloads : Malaysian's Experience

  • Challenges and lesson learned
  • Ground Segment development & capabilities
  • Knowledge and information gained from hosted payload experience
  • Future plans for expansion
  • Colonel Ilime bin Ibrahim

    Colonel Ilime bin Ibrahim, Commanding Officer MAF Satellite Communication Centre , Malaysian Armed Forces
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    15:35 SATCOM and the Space Segment – Plans for Growth in the Data Age

    Colonel Mihai Burlacu

    Colonel Mihai Burlacu, Deputy Head of Communications and IT Department, Romanian MoD
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  • Deployable as a key requirement: current transportable anchor stations that are ruggedized for harsh environments
  • TDM frequencies for maritime SATCOM: providing permanent X and Ku band communications for BLOS C4i
  • SCPC, MCPC and CSAT for secure and resilient signals and future constellation usage
  • Providing end-to-end services for voice and data services
     
  • 16:05 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Future MilSatCom for the Republic of Korea

    Colonel Young-Ell Kim

    Colonel Young-Ell Kim, Chief, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces
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  • Providing seamless connectivity and enabling manoeuvre tempo – the key MilSatCom priorities
  • Signals infrustrcture within Korea: GEO SAT and Korea SAT5
  • Where hybrid approaches and COMSATCOM utilisation can provide greater depth in CIS provision
  • Rapid deployment of LTE in support of SATCOM and future deployable capability
     
  • 17:00 The Brazilian Armed Forces Approach to C4i

    Major General Sergio Luiz Tratz

    Major General Sergio Luiz Tratz, Deputy Chief of Army Staff - G2, Brazilian Army
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  • Brazil’s area of operations: providing on-the-move communications for the warfighter across all terrain Provision of dual-band SATCOM for the support C4i capabilities
  • Enabling adaptive dispersed operations for ground forces through space-enabled technology
  • Efforts within SGDC-2 and future lines of effort for communications provision
  • Ground terminal and radio considerations within the provision of current equipment
  • How LTE and SATCOM-on-the-move will enhance future expeditionary ability for the Brazilian Armed Forces
     
  • 17:25 Roadmap for Future Brazilian MilSatCom Capabilities

    Major General Jose Vagner Vital

    Major General Jose Vagner Vital, Vice President,Brazilian Space Systems Commission, Brazilian MoD
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  • The Brazilian AOR (area of responsibility) and SATCOM challenge that this presents
  • Bringing together the satellite fleet, access to space and the space operations centre
  • PESE’s roadmap for the delivery of Carponis-1 and future platforms into 2022 and beyond
  • Current SATCOM coverage nationally and regionally in X-band
  • Exploring the use of cube-sats in combination with new launch platforms
  • 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain David Moody

    Captain David Moody

    Deputy Head for Space, Capability C4ISR, JFC, UK MoD
    Colonel Andre Burks

    Colonel Andre Burks

    Chief of C4I Operations, J6/Cyber Directorate, US EUCOM
    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA
    Colonel Young-Ell Kim

    Colonel Young-Ell Kim

    Chief, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces
    Dr Graham Turnock

    Dr Graham Turnock

    CEO, UK Space Agency
    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Space S&T Programme Manager, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    Major General Jose Vagner Vital

    Major General Jose Vagner Vital

    Vice President,Brazilian Space Systems Commission, Brazilian MoD
    Major General Sergio Luiz Tratz

    Major General Sergio Luiz Tratz

    Deputy Chief of Army Staff - G2, Brazilian Army
    Mr Hirohisa Mori

    Mr Hirohisa Mori

    Director, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office of Japan, Japanese Self Defence Forces
    Mr Michel Leenaarts

    Mr Michel Leenaarts

    MILSATCOM Programme Manager, Defence Materiel Organisation , Netherlands MoD
    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason

    Chief, Air Force Commercial Satellite Communications Office, Air Force Space Command , US Air Force
    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Air Force

    Captain David Moody

    Deputy Head for Space, Capability C4ISR, JFC, UK MoD
    Captain David Moody

    A career Royal Navy Officer David has had the privilege of serving on-board HMS BRAVE and HMS MONTROSE in his professional ‘Weapons Engineer’ capacity. More broadly he has served with NATO as a communications systems engineer for North Western Europe, as Defence Crisis Management Centre lead engineer and a weapons trials manager for the introduction into service of the Type45 destroyer. He has deployed to Afghanistan where he directed the improvement of country-wide mobile phone telecommunications for 17 million subscribers. David was the first Commanding Officer of the Maritime C5ISR Support Unit (MCSU) and the first Royal Naval officer to serve as Commander of Joint Forces Communications and Information Systems (Middle East).
    Latterly David has served at Joint Forces Command (JFC) as the Military Satellite Communications and Strategic Networks Capability Manager where he was recently promoted to the rank of Captain Royal Navy and now serves as the JFC Capability Branch Deputy Head for Space.
     

    Captain Dez Hill

    G6 Projects Officer, US Marine Corps
    Captain Dez Hill

    Captain Jacob Singleton

    Space Innovation Lead, Dstl UK and AFWERX International Liaison US, UK MoD/Dstl & US Air Force/AFWERX
    Captain Jacob Singleton

    Jacob Singleton is the International Liaison for the US Air Force AFWERX program which seeks to connect innovators and accelerate agile capability development for the Air Force. As an exchange officer he serves the MOD’s as the Space Innovation Lead for the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory.
    Jacob is the founder of the AF Space Accelerator Program which encourages more agile business practices and nontraditional partnerships with industry to meet defense needs.
    Jacob is a native of Utah, and graduate of Utah State University. He has a Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
     

    Colonel Andre Burks

    Chief of C4I Operations, J6/Cyber Directorate, US EUCOM
    Colonel Andre Burks

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Cam Stoltz enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1985. 1n 1989, following an initial two years at the Royal Roads Military College, he graduated from the Royal Canadian Military College in Kingston, Ontario with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

    Commissioned into the Communications and Electronics Branch, his first posting was to the Aerospace Maintenance Development Unit in Trenton. In 1992 he returned to RMC, obtaining a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. Transferred to Ottawa in 1994, he spent the following years providing engineering support to Air Traffic Control and satellite communications systems. Promoted to Major in 1998, he joined the Canadian Military Satellite Communications project as a Senior Engineer and would complete a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Ottawa before departing Ottawa. 

    Transferred to the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR) in 2000, Colonel Stoltz would serve as Regimental Administration Officer, as well as Officer Commanding for both 3 and 4 Squadron. In April 2003, Colonel Stoltz took command of the Operation APOLLO National Command Control and Information Systems (NCCIS) Squadron in Camp Mirage. Upon return, he returned to Trenton and took command of 8 Air Communications and Control Squadron, a position he held until commencing the Canadian Forces Command and Staff Course in 2005.

    In 2006, Colonel Stoltz was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and posted to Winnipeg, where he served as 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region A6 and Headquarters Commanding Officer. Colonel Stoltz returned to Kingston and assumed command of the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment in 2009. In 2012, following second language training, Colonel Stoltz returned to Ottawa as Director Strategic Communication Services. He was promoted to his current rank in 2013, and assumed the position of Director Air Support in 2015. In 2017, Colonel Stoltz was posted to his current position as Director Space Requirements.
     

    Colonel Ilime bin Ibrahim

    Commanding Officer MAF Satellite Communication Centre , Malaysian Armed Forces
    Colonel Ilime bin Ibrahim

    Col Ir. Ilime was commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Air Force in 1990. He was the pioneer cadre for the induction of Satellite Communication into MAF operational capability and was instrumental in the knowledge transfer process for the build-up of the MAF satellite communication centre operational capabilities. In 2013 Col Ir Ilime was assigned to Defence Communication and Electronics Division MAF HQ, as a program manager in military satellite communications department, where he was appointed as head of project team for the acquisition of the MAF X-Band space and ground segment system. He was then selected to lead the first ever MAF satellite communication centre based in Sungai Buloh. Col Ir. Ilime has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from University of Technology Malaysia and a master degree in satellite-based communication navigation and surveillance from ENAC France.

    Colonel James Dryburgh

    Director Service Integration, DSI, New Zealand Defence Force
    Colonel James Dryburgh

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Head of French SATCOM Programs, DGA
    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Laurent Jannin works for the French Ministry of Defence, at DGA (Directorate for acquisition).

    He is currently Head of SYRACUSE III and SYRACUSE IV (former “COMSAT NG”) Programs. This includes acquisition and maintenance for space and ground segments. At the same time, he is head of ATHENA/COMCEPT operations which includes the Ka-band satellite, in cooperation with Italy, and its ground segment.

    Prior to that, he worked successively for the Helios II military satellite program, for the energy ministry, for the “Cour des comptes” (French public accounting office), and for the CERES Elint satellite program.

    He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1998 and Ecole National Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in 2000.
     

    Colonel Mihai Burlacu

    Deputy Head of Communications and IT Department, Romanian MoD
    Colonel Mihai Burlacu

    Col Mihai Burlacu was commissioned with the ROU 48th Signal Regiment in 1985.
    He was assigned in various command positions and after the university graduation was appointed with the ROU CIS Command.
    He undertook various assignments in CIS Operations and Capability Planning within the J6 ROU General Staff and afterwards between 1998-2001 and 2003-2007 he served as the ROU C3 Representative to NATO Hq Brussels.
    In 2008 he took over CIS Planning Branch/CIS Directorate and later was appointed the commander of the ROU 48th CIS Centre.
    Between 2016-2017 he worked for EUAM as Senior IT Advisor in Ukraine.
    He assumed the current position in October 2017.
    He is married and has one son.
     

    Colonel Stig Nilsson

    Head of Space Program, Norwegian MOD
    Colonel Stig Nilsson

    Colonel Young-Ell Kim

    Chief, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces
    Colonel Young-Ell Kim

    Kim Young-Ell
    Chief, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces.
    He was born in 1969(Seoul, Korea). Col Kim's Major academic background is as follows.
    * Graduated from Seoul Youngil high school
    * Graduated from Kangwoon University (Bachelor, Major in Electronic communication engineering)
    * Graduated from Daejon University (Master, Major in Computer Engineering)
    He started his military career in 1993 and has the following major careers:
    * Battalion commander of the 1st division(2011~2013)
    * Satellite system officer of the Army Headquarters(2014~2015)
    * Chief, 2nd brigade of the defense communication command(2016~2018)
    Currently, as the Chief of division, he is making a great contribution to the development of Korea's telecommunication and military satellite systems.
     

    Commander Phil Coope

    Strategic Networks Capability Manager, Joint Forces Command, UK MoD
    Commander Phil Coope

    Phil joined the Royal Navy as a Weapon Engineer in 1993 following a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Liverpool University. During his career he has conducted UK maritime and multinational operations in Hong Kong, Mediterranean, Caribbean/Central America, Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Northern Arabian Gulf. Whilst he has primarily served on T22 and T23 Frigates, he had the honour of being part of the team that introduced HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH into Service in 2017 (as the Mission System Design Acceptance Authority). Outside of operations and ship building, Phil’s 25-year career has focussed on the fields of Capability and Acquisition and Education. He was instrumental in the development of the Royal Navy’s Local Area Air Defence Capability (Medium Range Radar (RT997) and Sea Ceptor) and worked with McKinsey Consultancy in response to the MoD’s Spending Round challenge in 2013. Keen to broaden beyond engineering, Phil was both Student and Directing Staff at the UK’s Joint Services Command and Staff College. Promoted to Commander in 2013, Phil is building on his previous experience within Navy Command Headquarters in his current role as Joint Forces Command’s Capability Manager for Strategic Satellite and Terrestrial Networks and the Programme Manager for Skynet 6. Married to Victoria, they enjoy the outdoor life in the Gloucestershire countryside. A fan of many sports and (trying) to keep fit, Phil is also the Chairman of Royal Navy Rowing and has penchant for Karaoke…
     

    Dr Graham Turnock

    CEO, UK Space Agency
    Dr Graham Turnock

    Graham has been CEO at the UK Space Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) since March 2017. Prior to this he led the Better Regulation Executive, a unit within BEIS. He holds a PhD in Particle Physics from Cambridge University for theoretical work at CERN.

    Graham also holds a diploma in public administration from the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He has extensive experience across Whitehall and at a European level – a key priority for the Agency’s head. He has worked in the European Commission and held several other posts in the UK Civil Service with a strong European element, including the Treasury’s lead on the EU budget. Previously he has been the BEIS representative on the Met Office board while outside of work he is a trustee of the Youth Hostels Association and a keen cyclist.
     

    Dr Mark Dale

    Director of Business Development at Kratos SATCOM Products and Federal Satellite Solutions, Kratos Defense And Security
    Dr Mark Dale

    Mark Dale is a Director of Business Development at Kratos SATCOM Products and Federal Satellite Solutions, where he helps define next generation satellite communications solutions in support of the U.S. Government.

    His recent activities have included support for the Pilot Phase 1 and 2 efforts sponsored by the Advanced Concepts Division of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC-MCX). Together with team members internal and external to Kratos, he has worked to define mechanisms to enable satellite terminals to flexibly access commercial and USG SATCOM capacity and roam between a diverse pool of satellites, teleports, and managed systems.

    Dr. Dale has been working in the satellite industry for over 20 years, with responsibilities that have spanned systems engineering, product management and business development. Prior to working for Kratos, he worked at Comtech EF Data, Viasat, and Broadcom. He holds a MSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
     

    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Space S&T Programme Manager, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    Dr Michael O'Callaghan

    Mike took up leadership of the Dstl Space Science and Technology Programme in April 2017. He has worked for Dstl since 2007, after receiving his Masters in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, and PhD for work on solid-state Lithium-Ion conductors. Having begun his career at Dstl researching materials for Defence applications, he spent two years providing technical advice and support to Dstl Programme Directors covering a wide range of research and technology areas. He then spent 18 months as part of the “C4ISR Concepts and Solutions” project working on research to address MOD’s Information and Intelligence systems issues, followed by two years leading Dstl’s Technical Directorate, reporting directly to Dstl’s Chief Technical Officer. Prior to taking up his current role, Mike spent two years leading a research programme seeking to understand how MOD could transform its command, control, information and intelligence enterprise to address the challenges and opportunities of operating in the information age.

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Deputy Director Future Australian Defence SATCOM System, J6, Australian DoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose

    Major General Jose Vagner Vital

    Vice President,Brazilian Space Systems Commission, Brazilian MoD
    Major General Jose Vagner Vital

    Major General José Vagner Vital is the Executive Vice President of the Space Systems Coordination and Implementation Commission (CCISE). Previously, he was the Commander of the Second Integrated Air Traffic Control and Air Defense Center (CINDACTA II); Technical and Operational Coordinator of CCISE, Head of the Operational Division of CINDACTA III; Head of the Operational Division of the General Air Navigation Management Center (CGNA); Engineer on the Amazon Surveillance System Coordination and Implementation Commission (CCSIVAM) and on the Brazilian Airspace System Implementation Commission (CISCEA); Researcher at High Frequency Institute of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM); Diploma of Electronic Engineering from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA); He belongs to the Brazilian Air Force since 1983 as a pilot with more than 1200 flight hours.
     

    Major General Sergio Luiz Tratz

    Deputy Chief of Army Staff - G2, Brazilian Army
    Major General Sergio Luiz Tratz

    Commands held
    Commander of the HQ Company / 5th Army Division;
    Commander of the Reserve Officer Training Center / São Paulo (CPOR/SP);
    Commander of the Curitiba Military School (Colégio Militar de Curitiba);
    Commander of the 14th Motorized Infantry Brigade.
    Main Positions Career
    G3 / Head of Operations – 13th Motorized Infantry Brigade;
    G3 / Head of Operations – 5th Army Division;
    G3 / Head of Operations – Brazilian Peacekeeping Force Battalion – 11th Contingent;
    Adviser – Brazilian Army Commander Cabinet;
    Chief of the Army Budget Planning Cell – Army Headquarter;
    Chief of Staff – 5th Military Region.
     

    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Vice President/Chief Technology Officer, Government Products Portfolio, Viasat, Inc.
    Mr Andy Lincoln

    Mr Antonio Calderon

    Service Line Chief, Network Services and IT Infrastructure, NATO Communications and Informations Agency (NCIA)
    Mr Antonio Calderon

    Mr. Antonio Calderon of Spain, has served NATO for over a decade, and currently holds the position of Chief NSII within the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency).
    In his current post, he is accountable for the strategy, planning and execution of all lifecycle management activities enabling NATO NSII Services world-wide.
     

    He is Executive for NSII Portfolio of programmes, projects and services (EUR 2Billion+), covering service areas such as SATCOM, Wireless & Maritime communications, NATO Static Networks as well as Deployable Communications related to Operations and Exercises.

    He leads a team of 350+ talented professionals geographically distributed over 15 locations world-wide, a multicultural diverse team including NATO civilians, military and contractors.
    His interest for Telecommunications stems back to the 1970s, following the gift of a magic set of ‘walkie-talkies’. This early fascination with Telecommunications has steered the course of Antonio’s education and career. From the University of Seville he was awarded an MSc Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, with honours.
     

    Mr Barry Austin

    Skynet 6 Project Manager and Deputy Head of Networks, UK MoD
    Mr Barry Austin

    Mr Brad Grady

    Senior Analyst , Northern Sky Research, LLC
    Mr Brad Grady

    Mr. Grady has been involved in the Satellite Communications industry since 2005, joining NSR in 2010. He is NSR’s Energy market subject matter expert, and a core member of NSR’s mobility research practice for both civil and government markets. He regularly provides his insights and analysis to NSR’s single-client consulting practice and is also a regular contributor to leading industry publications and forums.

    Before joining NSR, Mr. Grady served as the Sustainable Development Projects Coordinator Intern with the Global VSAT Forum where he worked regularly with the GVF Secretariat and the Regulatory Working Group on many of the forum’s initiatives. Working with the Regulatory Working Group, Mr. Grady helped develop and implement various RWG initiatives aimed at protecting satellite spectrum, increasing awareness of satellite services, and working to promote regulatory reforms across the globe.

    Mr. Grady holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park where his research focused on renewable/alternative energies, Information Communication Technologies and the Satellite Communications Industry. He works in NSR’s Washington DC office.

    Satcom Post Author Page: http://satcompost.com/author/bgrady/
     

    Mr Chris Long

    Vice President and General Manager, Satellite Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
    Mr Chris Long

    Mr. Long’s 23 year career in space has been spent with Northrop Grumman and the heritage companies (Orbital ATK, Orbital Sciences Corporation, General Dynamics and Motorola Government Electronics), holding various engineering and management positions. Mr. Long’s current role is Vice President and General Manager of Satellite Systems Division. In this role he oversees profit and loss responsibility for Defense Intelligence Agency and NASA Science and Environmental programs with sales in excess of $500M dollars annually. Prior to this role Mr. Long spent seven years as Vice President of the National Security Systems business unit for Orbital ATK, and two years as the Vice President and General Manager of Gilbert Operations where he oversaw the operations of roughly 350 employees and associated design and factory infrastructure.

    Prior to this assignment Mr. Long spent three years as the Director of Advanced Systems. In this capacity Mr. Long was responsible for operations, as well profit and loss associated with Advanced Satellite Programs as well as a Technology Services business consisting of 100 people supporting Office of Space Launch for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

    Prior to his role as Director of Advanced Systems Mr. Long served as Director of Business Development for Space Systems General Dynamics to include responsibility of all orders and management of new business funds. Mr. Long is a member of the Leadership Innovation and Entrepreneur Program (LEIP) in Palo Alto California for the last seven years. Mr. Long has published multiple technical papers related to space communications systems. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu, AFCEA, NDIA, Old Crows and IEEE. Mr. Long holds a MBA High Technology from W.P. Carey Business School Arizona State University with both a MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.
     

    Mr David Greenhill

    CEO, COMSAT
    Mr David Greenhill

    David Greenhill is the co-founder and CEO of Satcom Direct Communications, an entity formed with Jim Jensen in March 2002 to meet the communication needs of the military, government, and land-mobile markets. He is also the CEO of COMSAT, Inc. David has more than two decades of sales experience, with over half of that time dedicated to selling Inmarsat services. David attended USAF Academy and received a bachelor's degree in economics from UNC Chapel Hill and a master's degree from Yale University. He has been a pilot since 1983.
     

    Mr Donald Walker

    Director, Defence & Security , Avanti
    Mr Donald Walker

    Mr Dylan Browne

    VP Head of Government, OneWeb
    Mr Dylan Browne

    Mr Franck Chatain

    Product Line Manager - SATCOM Mobile Networks, Thales
    Mr Franck Chatain

    Franck Chatain, Product Line Manager, Thales Secure Communications and Information Systems.

    With more than 20 years of experience in both telecommunications and space business, Franck Chatain has joined the Network & Infrastructure Systems Business Line of Thales in November 2017 after spending 14 years as Marketing & Sales manager for the Microwave and Imaging sub-systems / Space segment of Thales Avionics division.

    Prior to joining Thales group, Franck spent 3 years at Alcatel Optronics, where he was managing the business line of Optoelectronic components for telecommunications. 
    Doctorate in Optics, Opto-electronics and Physics and graduated in Radio-electricity Engineering from INP Grenoble, France, Franck also has a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications.
     

    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Vice-President Security & Defence, SES Networks
    Mr Gerard Donelan

    Mr Hirohisa Mori

    Director, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office of Japan, Japanese Self Defence Forces
    Mr Hirohisa Mori

    Mr. Hirohisa Mori is Director of National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office of Japan. This is the second time for him to work at this office since 2008-2010. Prior to current position, he had worked at Ministry of Defense as a government official since his graduation of Bachelor of Law, Tokyo University in 1992. His responsibility covers policy, legal and international affairs related to Self Defense Force. He served as First Secretary at Japanese Embassy in Canada, and as Visiting Research Fellow at International National Strategic Study, National Defense University of USA.
     

    Mr Hughes Boulnois

    Head of SpaceDataHighway, Airbus Defence & Space
    Mr Hughes Boulnois

    Hughes is responsible for leading and developing the EDRS business and strategy for the Business Line Communication, Intelligence and Security of Airbus Defence and Space.
    Hughes leads and is accountable for all profit and loss activities concerning the European Data Relay System and Services. This encompasses all space and ground infrastructure deliveries and operations, as well as the Market Development activities of the Laser Data Relay capability to provide a global coverage and a global service offer to all customers.
    Before this role, Hughes was Director; Head of Strategy for Secure Land Communications at Airbus Defence & Space He was in charge for all strategic initiatives related to Professional / Land Mobile Radio systems such as Tetra, Tetrapol, P25 or LTE, as well as the US activities focusing on 9-1-1 call taking systems. As lead strategist, he supported all M&A activities toward the Corporate and was accountable to drive and manage strategic relationships / partners. Previously, he was Director of New Business Defence, responsible & accountable for export Defence Business Development activities at Cassidian in several key domains such as Unmanned Aerial Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions, Combat Aircraft training or Air Defence C2 systems.
    He joined EADS in 2004 as a consultant leading and supporting several projects and programmes in various domains, such as joint forces training simulators or advanced intelligence systems.
    Prior joining EADS, Hughes worked as a consultant for Thales and Dassault Aviation for designing advanced training simulators such as the Rafale F2 training simulator. Graduated with a Master of Science in Computer Sciences with honours, he is also a fellow member of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (IHEDN – National Defence Academy) in defence strategy and policy.

     

    Mr Jamie Dronen

    Director Global Partnerships, The Aerospace Corporation
    Mr Jamie Dronen

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Head of Navigation and Telecommunications Department, CNES (French Space Agency)
    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Head of telecommunication and navigation projects since 2017. Management of projects in governmental and civilian/commercial space telecommunications (system/satellite/payload development and R&D), and satellite navigation projects (45 staff).
    During 13 years, program manager for SYRACUSE 4 (military satcom system) with French Defense, for ATHENA FIDUS (dual satcom system) in cooperation with Italy, for AGORA (civilian French digital divide).
    During 7 years, system technical responsible in climate change micro satellite (PARASOL), in space telecommunications (technological satellite STENTOR), in navigation per satellite (GNSS- GALILEO).
    During 7 years, system engineer in science projects (cosmology and stratospheric ballooning).
     

    Mr Jeffrey Roncka

    Senior Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
    Mr Jeffrey Roncka

    Jeff Roncka is the Senior Partner at Renaissance Strategic Advisors II, LLC (“RSAdvisors”). He offers clients over 23 years of diverse experience in the national security and aerospace arenas. Mr. Roncka’s background in these sectors spans both the public and private sectors, including positions in Federal Government, investment banking, management consulting, litigation support and serving on the board of a small publicly-traded aerospace supplier.  

    Jeff graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College with an A.B. degree in Modern European History and subsequently completed his Master’s degree in National Security Policy from The George Washington University. Mr. Roncka also completed professional development courses in system program management at the Defense Acquisition University and in Mergers and Acquisition at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
     

    Mr Kfir Benjamin

    CEO, GetSat
    Mr Kfir Benjamin

    Mr Koen Willems

    Head of International Government Satcom, Newtec
    Mr Koen Willems

    Koen Willems has 20 years’ experience working in different technology industries. Before joining Newtec he was Product Marketing Manager for Europe at the electronics giant TOSHIBA. Currently Koen holds the position of Head of International Government Satcom with focus on the global government, defense and humanitarian satcom markets at Newtec. In this role Mr. Willems is in charge of developing the government and defense market worldwide for Newtec and managing large programs.

    Koen has a Master's degree in English & Scandinavian Languages (University Ghent, Belgium, 1997) and a Master's degree in Marketing Strategy and Management (Vlekho Business School in Brussels, 1998). More recently Koen also received the degree for ‘High Studies in Security and Defence’ at the Belgian Royal Higher Institute for Defence as well as the SERA degree (European Session for Armament Officials) for the Defence armament economy course focusing on European challenges at the French National Institute of Higher Defense in Paris.

    You may know Koen as a Newtec technology evangelist through his regular appearance in editorials in satellite focused publications, white papers and speaking slots at conferences around the world.
     

    Mr Michel Leenaarts

    MILSATCOM Programme Manager, Defence Materiel Organisation , Netherlands MoD
    Mr Michel Leenaarts

    Michel Leenaarts is a programme management expert for international armament cooperation programmes. He has been responsible for the selection and acquisition of a new fleet of tanker-transport aircraft for five nations under the umbrella of NATO, the selection and acquisition of the new Chinook helicopter fleet for the Netherlands, The Netherlands interest in the replacement of the NATO AWACS fleet as well as many other armaments cooperation programmes.

    Michel Leenaarts received a Master degree of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University, an Executive Master degree of Security and Defence at the Netherlands Defence Academy and a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Aircraft Design at Haarlem University of Technology. He recently graduated for the Senior Course at the NATO Defence College in Rome.

    As The Netherland’s MILSATCOM Programme Manager, Michel brings together the SATCOM interests of the armed forces with the cooperation amongst the international partners. His ambition is characterized by the drive to find synergies between different stakeholders in a complex and changing environment and “make it happen”. Innovative, people focused, entrepreneurial and result driven.
     

    Mr Patrick Biewer

    CEO, LuxGovSat
    Mr Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer is the Chief Executive Officer of GovSat since 2015, a new satellite operator created out of the Public-Private Venture between the Luxembourg Government and SES. He reports directly to GovSat’s Board of Directors and is in charge of all the business activities as well as building customer relationships with International institutions such as the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) or the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). 
    Prior to this position, Patrick held a number of executive positions within SES since he joined in 1993, including Managing Director of SES Broadband Services (SBBS). 
    He is a Luxembourg national and was educated in France and in the UK. He holds a Master Degree in Telecommunications and an MBA from the Open University. 
     

    Mr Peter Hoene

    President & CEO, SES Government Solutions
    Mr Peter Hoene

    Brigadier General Peter F. Hoene, USAF (Retired) was named President and CEO of SES Government Solutions on January 19, 2015. In his previous role, he served as the Corporate Vice President for Development for SES Government Solutions, headquartered in Reston, Va. As Corporate Vice President for Development, he worked with United States warfighters and other government users to help determine their requirements and offer communications support, hosted payload opportunities, and network solutions. He then communicated those requirements to the SES parent organization to take advantage of existing on-orbit SES fleet capacity, or to influence future satellite designs.

    Pete retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2010 as Brigadier General, following 30 years of service. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as a distinguished graduate of both the Air Command and Staff College and the National War College. He holds two masters degrees and served in a wide variety of Space, Command and Control, and research, development, acquisition, test, staff and command assignments.

    In his last active duty position, Hoene served as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Program Executive Officer for Command and Control, where he managed a portfolio of Joint and Coalition Command and Control and Information Sharing programs. Prior to his DISA assignment, he was Commander, 350th Electronic Systems Wing (C2&ISR Wing), Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., where he managed a portfolio of 49 command and control (C2), ISR, Space and Cyber programs valued at more than $9 billion.

     

    Mr Richard Franklin

    Head of Global Secure Communications, Airbus Defence & Space
    Mr Richard Franklin

    Richard is responsible for the Airbus Defence and Space lead business, Secure Communications, responsible for delivering connectivity build, operations and services. With satellite communications as its backbone, and defence customers at its core, solutions are increasingly focused on the integration of all critical communications for clients that demand the highest availability and security.
    Prior to joining Airbus in November 2015, Richard was the Commercial and Strategy Director and G4S, and prior to that held positions at both QinetiQ and Cable and Wireless.
    Richard is a keen cyclist, and winter sports enthusiast.
     

    Mr Willy Guilleux

    Senior VP Global Government Services, Eutelsat
    Mr Willy Guilleux

    With more than 25 years of experience in both telecommunications and space business, Willy Guilleux joined the Global Government Services Business Line of Eutelsat in 2016 after spending 7 years as Head of the Western Europe Sales and Business Development for the Communications, Intelligence and Security Business Line of Airbus Defence and Space.

    Prior to joining Airbus Defence and Space, Willy spent 9 years at Arianespace, the European space launch services provider, where he was Marketing Director in charge of marketing, business development and market analysis within the Commercial Directorate of Arianespace.

    Willy also worked for 6 years within Lucent Technologies in its Wireless Access Systems Business Unit. He held numerous commercial and field operations positions in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, where he also led Technical Sales Support teams for delivering offers to telecommunication operators in these regions.

    Graduated in Telecommunications Engineering from Telecom Bretagne in Brest, France, and post-graduated in Radio Telecommunications from ETSIT in Barcelona, Spain, Willy also has a Master of Science degree in EEA (Electronics - Electricity - Automatism) from Rennes I University, France, as well as a Certification in Business Financing from HEC Business School in Jouy-en-Josas, France.
     

    Ms Andrea Loper

    Acquisition Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force
    Ms Andrea Loper

    Ms. Loper presently serves as the principal acquisition program manager for the Space Vehicles Directorate at Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She recently led a $340M Contract Award effort for the Integrated Experiments and Evaluation Division, launched the initial AFRL collaborative Commercially Augmented Mission Operations (CAMO) Campus and Commercial Consortium, and supported the AFRL Space Accelerator program. Ms. Loper possess over 10 years of program management experience across the space enterprise. From 2009 – 2013, she served as the program integrator and segments lead for the U.S. DoD Enhanced Polar Protected SatComm System and returned to SATCOM in the Wideband Program Office in 2016. She joined the U.S. Government as a Presidential Management Fellow 2008 at the Space and Missile System Center in Los Angeles from a 6-year position in Germany, where she managed operations in Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq as a support services contractor.
     

    Ms Barbara Borgonovi

    Vice President of Integrated Communication Systems, Raytheon
    Ms Barbara Borgonovi

    Barbara Borgonovi is vice president of Integrated Communication Systems, a mission area within Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Borgonovi leads and oversees the ICS organization, whose portfolio includes protected satellite communications, cryptographic solutions, software-defined battlefield radios and Identification Friend or Foe systems. With programs in more than 70 countries, SAS ICS is firmly committed to being the most recognized provider of secure wireless networked solutions for military customers.
     

    Ms Clare Grason

    Chief, Air Force Commercial Satellite Communications Office, Air Force Space Command , US Air Force
    Ms Clare Grason

    Clare A. Grason is Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office, Air Force Space Command, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for delivering commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) capabilities to support the joint warfighter, federal agencies and international partners. Her portfolio includes the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) Program Office, the EMSS Capabilities Office and the COMSATCOM Solutions Group.

    EMSS is an $800 million global satellite program that provides the Department of Defense, federal and coalition partners with unlimited access to the commercial Iridium constellation, a mesh-network of 66 on-orbit cross-linked satellites in low-earth-orbit, through a dedicated, EMSS controlled gateway.
    The COMSATCOM Solutions Group acquires any commercial satellite capability for any customer, anywhere, and has $5 billion under management.

    Prior to this role, Ms. Grason was the SATCOM Division Chief, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this role she managed the Department of Defense Enterprise Gateways Program Office, the SATCOM Operations Integration Branch, and the COMSATCOM portfolio described above, prior to its Congressionally-directed transfer to the AFSPC. Other assignments include Program Manager, EMSS and Program Manager for a classified telecommunications system within DISA’s National Leadership Command Capabilities Center (NLCC). Ms. Grason began her career in government with DISA as a contracting officer, and served as the Chief, Special Projects Contracting Branch, which held a contracts portfolio valued at over $2 billion.

    Prior to joining the government, Ms. Grason was a retirement funds analyst for T. Rowe Price.

    Ms. Grason received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from West Virginia University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
    Ms. Grason is DAWIA Level 3 certified in contracting.
     

    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Air Force
    Ms Deanna Ryals

    Ms. Deanna L. Ryals is the Chief Partnership Officer, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Los Angeles, AFB CA. In this role, she is responsible for driving partnerships with Allies, Inter-Agencies and Commercial partners to fill capability and architectural gaps across the entire military space enterprise.
    Previously, Ms. Ryals was the Chief, International Programs Division (MCI) in the MILSATCOM Systems Directorate (MC) at SMC. Ms. Ryals continues to perform these duties as SMC CPO. Major contributions include developing partnerships with nine allies across the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and Advanced Extermely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite programs, executing $3B in international partner contributions, and spearheading the first ever Allied hosting of a US DoD National Security Space (NSS) payload for the Enhanced Polar SATCOM-Recapitalization program, bringing protected MILSATCOM to Allied warfighters in the polar region.

    In 1988, she entered federal government service working for the Army Corps of Engineers. For more than 25 years, she has supported the Department of Defense (DoD) in both civil service and industry.

    From 1988 to 2001, Ms. Ryals supported numerous Army and Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) organizations by providing acquisition and financial management support. In 2001, she joined the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF) Space Acquisition Directorate (AQS) monitoring the $10B MILSATCOM terminals acquisition portfolio. In 2007, she took over as the single SAF/AQ focal point for all MILSATCOM international activities, championing the development of MOUs with Australia culminating in a $6.2B partnership and five Allies culminating in a $10.5B partnership (the largest AF International Armaments Cooperative Program for a space capability) expanding the WGS constellation with two Allied funded satellites. In 2012, Ms. Ryals became the PM for Acquisition Strategy Development under the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space Launch (AFPEO/SL) in Chantilly, Virginia. In this role, Ms. Ryals was instrumental in securing DoD Acquisition Executive approval of a new acquisition strategy for future DoD NSS launches that introduced a competitive environment for all certified U.S. launch service providers. Ms. Ryals rejoined MILSATCOM in January 2013, as the Chief of International Programs.
     

    Ms Demaryl Singleton

    Infrastructure and Development Division Chief, DISA
    Ms Demaryl Singleton

    Ms. Demaryl D. Singleton is the Program Manager (PM) of the DoD Teleport

    Program Office (TPO), within the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). DoD Teleport is a $3.1B program and one of two Acquisition Category I (ACAT I) programs at DISA. Through a multigenerational, evolutionary development approach, TPO integrates and implements satellite terminals and the ground station baseband equipment to enable secured voice, data, and video communications to deployed warfighters enhancing situational awareness and information superiority. As the PM, Ms. Singleton leads the program and is responsible for the design, development, system engineering, acquisition testing, integration, implementation and life cycle management of the Teleport System to satisfy Joint Requirements Oversight Council validated operational requirements. Ms. Singleton was appointed as PM in November 2015. Ms. Singleton previously served as the Deputy Program Manager for the DoD Teleport Program.
     

    Ms Kay Sears

    Vice President & GM Military Space, Lockheed Martin
    Ms Kay Sears

    Ms Nicole Robinson

    SVP, Global Government and Managing Director of SES Techcom Services, SES Networks
    Ms Nicole Robinson

    Nicole Robinson serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Government for SES Networks and the Managing Director of SES Techcom Services. In this position, she is responsible for the company’s global business portfolio of government customers in the areas of defense, security, humanitarian, federal, civilian and institutional organizations.
    In addition to these roles, Ms. Robinson serves as Chairman of the Board of Redu Space Services and Director of the LuxGovSat Board of Directors.
    In the 10 years since Ms. Robinson joined SES, she has served in a variety of Executive roles leading teams in the area of government product development, business development, government affairs and marketing. Prior to joining SES, she served as the leader of the Strategic Communications function for the U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Standing Joint Force Headquarters (SJFHQ) with General Dynamics as well as the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

    Ms. Robinson is known in the satellite industry for serving in a variety of leadership positions including two terms as Chair of the Hosted Payload Alliance as well as Vice Chair, Board level positions for the Washington Space Business Roundtable, Techcom and others. She was the recipient of the 2012 Future Leaders Award by the Society of Satellite Professionals International and is a member of “The FEW,” an invitation-only assembly of senior executive women.
    Ms. Robinson is certified in Federal Financial Management by the Federal Training Center, completed her bachelor’s degree in Communications at Radford University, earned an MBA from Liberty University, and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in National and International Security Program at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.
     

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    SATCOM Service Area Owner, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Giovanni Battista Durando

    Giovanni joined the IT Navy in 1974, when he was admitted at the NAVAL ACADEMY – Italian Officer Naval School in Livorno. He has obtained his Doctorate and Master Degree in Electronic Engineering, from PISA UNIVERSITY. He retired as Rear Admiral from the IT Navy in 2013 after his full career (including technical, operational and procurement assignments).

    He then joined NATO Information and Communication Agency - NCIA - where since 1 January 2016 he is the SATCOM Area Owner. In this role, he is responsible for both the SATCOM Service delivery to NATO Commands and for the developing the new projects for the next 15 years. In this challenging role he is, in particular, responsible for the implementation of the new Satellite Communication Transmissions Services Capability Package (CP 130), that worth about 1.5 B€.
     

    Wing Commander David Black

    Skynet 6EC Project Manager, UK MOD
    Wing Commander David Black

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    Eutelsat

    Silver Sponsor
    http://www.eutelsat.com

    Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients from Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to connect their customers, irrespective of their location. 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat’s workforce of 1,000 men and women from 46 countries are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service. For more about Eutelsat go to www.eutelsat.com

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    Avanti

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    http://www.avantiplc.com/

    As a trusted satellite technology leader, we empower people, businesses and governments to stay connected wherever they are. We go the extra mile, developing pioneering, cost-effective and secure satellite solutions that liberate potential in the most demanding places across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and that’s why we invested $1.2 billion in the latest Ka-band satellite technology and shaped it to meet our customers’ needs.


    COMSAT

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    http://www.satcomdirect.com

    COMSAT, an SD company, is a leading provider of customized, secure end-to-end satellite communications services. COMSAT delivers a full portfolio of fixed satellite solutions (C-Band, Ku-Band, Ka-Band, X-Band and UHF), mobile satellite solutions (Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium) and teleport services to aeronautical, land mobile and maritime users in multiple markets.


    GetSAT

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    http://www.getsat.com

    GetSAT is the leading provider of Micronized Satellite Terminals. The InterFlat is the latest breakthrough in antenna panel technology, providing the world’s highest efficiency performance in the smallest package. Combining the InterFlat with our state-of-the-art control and tracking mechanism, creates the most powerful and fully contained satellite terminal system. The InterFlat is a leap forward in capability and SWaP, enabling us to provide truly portable, full duplex, wide-band satellite communications. GetSAT customers include top tier defense, commercial and technology companies. The GetSAT team is composed of industry-leading experts with multi-disciplinary skills, dedicated to providing an exceptional, agile and affordable customer experience.


    GovSat

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    http://www.govsat.lu

    GovSat is a Luxembourg-based satellite operator. Its mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible governmental satellite communication services to address the demand resulting from defence and institutional security applications. Its first satellite, GovSat-1, is a multi-mission satellite using X-band and Military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams.


    Inmarsat

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    http://www.inmarsat.com/government

    Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s leading portfolio of global satellite networks, specifically designed for customer mobility. Inmarsat holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite networks, sustaining business and mission critical secure, safety & operational applications for 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners. In the Government sector, Inmarsat is proud to be the leading commercial satcoms partner to the “5-Eyes” nations (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, & New Zealand). The company is also trusted by over 80 other Governments around the world to provide secure, mission critical connectivity services.


    Kratos

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    http://www.kratosrtlogic.com

    Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities across the ground. From RF interference mitigation and cancellation, end-to-end network management, signal processing, to command & control, Kratos products and services are used by more than 80 percent of the world’s satellite operators and 90 percent of U.S.-based space missions. Kratos develops, integrates and sustains technology ensuring space communications superiority.


    Laser Communications Coalition

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    http://www.northropgrumman.com

    Laser Communications Coalition (LCC) - Formed to accelerate the deployment of space-based laser communications. The LCC offers warfighters highly directional (covert, secure, anti-jam) communications that are low risk and affordable. Northrop Grumman, LCC lead company, provides the innovative ESPAStar satellite platform, General Atomics provides the Airborne Laser Communications Terminal and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, MQ-9 Reaper / Predator B, and TESAT Spacecom brings the Space-based Laser Communications Terminal, known as the LCT-135.


    Lockheed Martin

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    http://www.lockheedmartin.com

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


    Newtec

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    https://www.newtec.eu

    Newtec supports different applications and network configurations in the civil, government and defense market place. The understanding of your application in combination with our satellite communication products leads to reliable, cost-effective and bandwidth-efficient solutions. Every government and defense application and project brings new challenges and specific needs. By being close to the customer Newtec provides the best solution fit in terms of technology and products. A perquisite for Newtec is to make every project a success and assure mission critical communications over satellite at all times.


    OneWeb

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    http://www.oneweb.world

    OneWeb’s global communications network will deliver the levels of reliable and secure throughput that government applications require. It’s high-speed, low latency creates new use cases that will enhance decision-making and security to connect those who protect at the tactical edge. These include breakthroughs in the commercial mobile communications sector such as increased GPS capability, improved persistent FMV (Full-Motion video) relay for unmanned aircraft systems, and increased reliance on mobile adhoc networks. OneWeb’s global network also creates new solutions for civil government applications such as border forces, maritime security, disaster management and recovery, and government-funded non-profit social initiatives in areas such as education.


    Raytheon

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    http://www.Raytheon.com

    Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.


    SES Government Solutions

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    http://www.ses-gs.com

    SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of global satellite operator SES, is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communications needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than four decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, SES Government Solutions offers robust and secure end-to-end satellite communications solutions.


    Thales

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    http://www.thalesgroup.com

    Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Thales is a leading global supplier of secure end-to-end satellite communication solutions for land, air and naval forces, using civilian and military satellites. The company is prime contractor and responsible for implementation of France's Syracuse III ground segment and networks. The company is also in charge of convergence of the Astride/Syracuse theatre networks and is prime contractor for the Venus On the Move French VAB light armoured vehicles for the French armed forces. Since 2001, Thales Alenia Space has supplied 15 military or dual-use satellites to armed forces in France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and the Middle East. Thales’s System 21 multi-waveform satcom transmission system offers anti-jam capability, complies with NATO standards and is deployed in France and other NATO member countries.


    Viasat

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    http://www.viasat.com

    At Viasat, we’re driven to connect every warfighter, platform, and node in the battlespace. As a global communications company, we power millions of fast, resilient connections for military forces around the world – connections with the capacity to transform the mission – in the air, on the ground, and at sea. Our customers depend on us for connectivity that counts, whether we’re securing the U.S. Government’s networks, delivering satellite and wireless communications to the remote edges of the battlespace, or providing senior leaders with the ability to perform mission-critical communications while in flight. We’re driven to redefine connectivity for the battlespace.

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    DataPath

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    https://www.datapath.com/

    25 years of experience in integrated communications and information technology makes DataPath a market leader in trusted communications systems, services and end-to-end solutions for mission critical operations. DataPath distinguishes itself in the global marketplace by bringing true economic value to the bottom line through ‘total solutions offerings for each requirement, ensuring all program elements – products, systems and support – are factored in to drive success through on-time, on-budget deliveries to customers.


    Hytec Inter

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    http://www.hytec.co.jp/english

    Hytec Inter provides solutions for streaming live video over bandwidth constrained networks. Powered by our unique video codec HEVC-ULC, we make it possible to deliver critical video feeds stably over Tactical IP radio, 3G/LTE or satellite links. Our solutions have been developed for applications in defence, disaster relief, SAR and border control.


    iDirect

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    http://www.idirect.net

    VT iDirect is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. Our product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets standards in performance and efficiency to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world.


    INSTER

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    http://www.inster.es

    Inster designs and manufactures reliable SATCOM equipment for military satellite communications where the mobility and portability are the key factors: • High efficiency Low profile SOTM and Manpack Terminals based in phase array technology. • Highly Portable Tactical Satcom Terminals with rapid and accurate auto-acquisition in backpack and single case configurations.


    Media Broadcast Satellite

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    http://www.mb-satellite.com

    Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS) is a communication solutions provider & integrator and operator of Germany’s largest teleport. Since the 1970s, MBS has provided dedicated services to government and enterprise users via its extensive and fully owned teleport facility. With up to 135 active antennas and a 24/7 manned Network Operations Center (NOC), MBS enables connectivity in government use frequency bands (X-band & MIL Ka-band) as well as commercial bands (C-, Ku- and Ka-Band). In addition to satellite, MBS also utilizes radio, mobile and fiber connectivity. This enables an array of applications such as: · Connectivity for theatres of operation · Interconnection and interoperability of institutional or defence sites/network entities · Command & control (C2) · Intelligence · Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) · SOF missions · Communications-on-the-move/pause for land, air and maritime missions From our MBS Teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt, customers can reach regions across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the American continent with maritime coverage for the Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Indian Oceans. Dedicated to governmental and institutional users, MBS features high-availability, EU/US security compliant and ISO27001 (cyber security) certified infrastructure and services, ranging from military-off-the-shelf services to fully managed and mission tailored communication solutions. We have over 40 years of experience in satellite communication combined with our comprehensive application and hardware know-how. MBS is customer-centric and translates user demands into agile, secure and robust communication solutions. We are proud of our high-quality services “Made in Usingen/Germany”. This quality is reinforced by our own team of engineers that are dedicated to the support of our customers at all stages of their mission, product and/or service life cycle. For more information please visit: www.mb-satellite.com Media Broadcast Satellite – 40 years of excellence in communication


    SCISYS

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    http://www.scisys.co.uk

    The SCISYS Group is a leading provider of Space and Defence software and IT services. We work with national governments, Armed Forces and across the supply chain to develop robust, real-world software solutions and services that create an operational advantage.


    Skyrora

    Exhibitors
    http://www.skyrora.com

    Skyrora are a launch vehicle development company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We aim to cater for the growing demand to send small satellites into space. We use a combination of proven technology, inspired by Black Arrow and Skylark, alongside advanced manufacturing to create cost-effective vehicles that will launch from the UK. We are currently working through a sub-orbital test programme whilst conducting engine testing for our orbital vehicle.


    Spectra Group

    Exhibitors
    http://tacs.at/GMSC19

    Spectra Group is a leading global provider of Tactical and Strategic mission-critical Communications systems and winner of Queen’s Award for Enterprise for SlingShot, a "battle-winning" capability. SlingShot extends the range of tactical radios over 1000s km, enabling interoperability between Coalition and Inter-Agency personnel in all environments. SlingShot: redefining tactical communications.


    Teledyne Paradise Datacom

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    http://www.teledyneparadisedatacom.com

    Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, provides the satcom industry with a broad portfolio of modems, SSPAs and other amplifiers, and related products. Flagship products include unique indoor/outdoor SSPA systems like PowerMAX, and the “Q” series software-defined modem line, the most versatile modems in the industry.


    XTAR, LLC

    Exhibitors
    http://www.xtar.com/

    XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.

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    GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

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    http://www.gvf.org

    GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.

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    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

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    http://www.suirg.org

    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is the global industry organisation, established to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference. It also as a group focuses on the future of satellite communication technology and the effects or issues of that technology relating to interference. IRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises working groups, chaired by key industry experts, charged with the task of establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.


    IHS Janes

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    With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


    Microwave Journal

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    Microwave Journal provides leading-edge technical content for RF, microwave and wireless engineers worldwide. MWJ the magazine reaches 50,000 qualified subscribers with practical design application articles for working engineers. MWJournal.com delivers the latest news, events, webinars, whitepapers, videos and newsletters to RF/microwave professionals. EDI CON China and USA events bring industry and engineers together for information exchange and education. For over 60 years, Microwave Journal has been THE resource for engineers who are developing infrastructure for the next-generation of wireless and defense technologies. www.mwjournal.com


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    With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft is America’s best-selling military aviation magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe. Visit www.combataircraft.net for more information.


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    Modern Battlespace

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    https://modernbattlespace.com

    The battlespace, as we know it, is constantly shifting. As the enemy becomes more sophisticated and new attack vectors emerge, technology plays an integral role in enabling warfighters to stay connected. Modern communication, navigation, and network solutions position the warfighter for mission success. The Modern Battlespace is a digital publication that brings together experts in the field to discuss the latest trends and issues that are impacting the evolution of the battlespace and the technology solutions supporting it. Each week, we talk with experts and get their insights, opinions, and best practices on issues impacting the warfighter. Visit https://modernbattlespace.com and subscribe.


    Defense Conferences

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    AirForces Monthly magazine is devoted to modern military aircraft and their air arms, it provides the best military aviation news coverage from its global network of correspondents and is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-informed view. AirForces Monthly has built up a formidable reputation worldwide by reporting from places not generally covered by other military magazines.


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    Satnews Publishers is a leader in the delivery of timely and accurate news and data for the commercial and military satellite industries. Satnews publications include Satnews Daily, Weekly, Mobile, SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine. Our data products include the International Satellite Directory and SatFinder, both industry standard tools. Visit: www.satnews.com.


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    Defense Update highlights worldwide defense programs, including; land warfare covering armor and infantry and support elements,aerospace, naval, C4ISR, EW, Cyber Warfare, intelligence and net-centric warfare, unmanned systems and robotics, and homeland defense. Written by experienced defense journalists from different nations, with contribution by analysts specializing in different fields, Defense Update provides comprehensive coverage of specific defense related topics, including Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Future Combat Systems, Aerospace – and unmanned systems as well as robotics and Precision Strike weapons. It also covers in-depth analysis of developing trends in Command, Control, Communications and Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).


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    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.


    Asian Military Review

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    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


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    Crisis Response Journal is the international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. CRJ analyses past events to draw vital lessons for the future, while constantly scanning the horizon to identify and help mitigate new threats.


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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.

    CPD Certificates

    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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