SMi Group's 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st-2nd February 2018.

With a growing demand for flexible, protected, and interoperable CIS capabilities, this year’s event will look at some of the key drivers causing these requirements and discuss the current challenges for both the solution providers and end users of deployable comms.

As well as hearing about how solutions such as SatCom on the Move and tactical comms can provide the war fighter with flexible and continuous connectivity anywhere and at any time, the critical threat of cyber has intensified the importance of ensuring secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments.

As well as strong support from the host nation, there will also be neighbouring and regional speakers providing updates on tactical CIS capabilities, programmes and requirements for the warfighter.

WIth over 100 attendees expected, you can expect to meet the following:

• Heads of CIS
• Tactical Communications Programme Managers
• Heads of J6
• Heads of Signals
• Heads of Communications

• Hear from key military and government representatives from the CEE region as well as leading CIS experts from Western Europe to learn how you can best adapt your solutions
• Discuss the future of tactical CIS capabilities with a focus on interoperability, contested comms and SatCom on the Move to ensure continuous connectivity in the most remote locations
• Hear about the latest solutions that can cost-efficiently fulfil capability gaps
• Assess the impact of cyber in deployable communications and analyse how best to combat the growing threat

a4ESSOR S.A.S; Advantech Wireless; Advantech Wireless Inc.; Airbus ; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Belgian Defence; Black Diamond Advanced Technology Ltd; Business Security Magazine; Cablex Pty Ltd; Canadian Army; CopaSat LLC; DISA-Europe; EU Military Staff; European Defence Agency; Eutelsat; Fraunhofer Institute (IFU); General Command of the Polish Armed Forces; General Dynamics Mission Systems; GMRE Inc; HARRIS ; iDirect Europe ; Information Systems Inspectorate; Inmarsat; IRIDIUM ; Janes Information Group; Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS; Kongsberg Defence Systems; Military Communications Institute; Military University of Technology; Ministry Of Defence; Ministry of Defence, France; Ministry of Digital Affairs; Multinational Corps Northeast; NATO CIS Services Agency; ND SatCom; Netherlands Armed Force; Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO); Northrop Grumman Corporation; Norwegian Armed Forces; NSSL Global GmbH; NSSL Global Ltd; OCCAR; OCCAR-EA; Paradigm Communication Systems Ltd; Polish Armed Forces; Polish MoD; Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG; RUAG Holding AG; SES; SES GLOBAL; Spanish MoD; Tampa Microwave; Thales; Thales Communications & Security; Thales Group; UNISYS® Corporation; US Army Europe; WB Electronics; White Oak Group; Wojsko i Technika magazine ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Grzegorz Szmit

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

9:10 HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS: Bringing CIS to the Polish Armed Forces

Colonel Robert Drozd

Colonel Robert Drozd, Chief of the Command and Control, J6 Directorate, Polish Armed Forces

• Fulfilling critical CIS requirements for the Polish Armed Forces
• Utilizing a Polish Mission Network (PMN) to incorporate with allies during mission and as a national FMN implementation
• Implementing Polish Armed Forces CIS Enterprise Architecture as part of PMN (FMN) implementaiton
• Cyber: Combating threats and challenges

9:50 Effectively Delivering Net-Centric CIS Capabilities to U.S. Army Europe

Colonel Charles Robert Parker

Colonel Charles Robert Parker, CIO/G-6, US Army Europe

• Ensuring U.S. warfighters have the effective mission command network systems and IT services for decision superiority
• The challenges associated with maintaining and enabling secure network communications in a contested environment

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Ensuring Continuous Connectivity in Deployable Communications

Colonel Michel Pardoux

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

• Connecting commander to the mobile front line
• Maintaining resiliency whilst ensuring interoperability within systems
• How to improve combat effectiveness and air-to-ground cooperation

11:40 BDATech: Completing the Mission Through Adaptable Communications Platforms

Speaker to be Confirmed

Speaker to be Confirmed, , GMRE Inc

• BDATech’s approach to designing multi-mission set communications platforms
• Required flexibility in communication platforms to combat modern threats & requirements
• Utilising the correct integrated software programmes to ensure mission success

12:20 Satisfying Austria`s Next-Generation Tactical Communication Requirements

Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

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

• Implementation of the FTCN
• Integration into the fixed Network and existing Comms
• Foreseeable Requirements and possible developments

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Critical CIS Projects for the Belgium Armed Forces

Lieutenant Colonel Herman Hendrickx

Lieutenant Colonel Herman Hendrickx, Chief of G-6, Belgian Defence

  • Feedback from 2017 and the impact on future CIS planning 
  • An update on future programmes 
  • BEST
  • MRR
  • SOTM
  • Collaboration with allied partners and incorporation into the FMN approach
  • 14:40 SatComs- An Integral Part of Secure Comms to Gain the Tactical Edge

    Zbigniew Perka

    Zbigniew Perka, Regional Sales Director Government, NSSL Global GmbH

    15:20 Development and Employment of CIS in the Norwegian Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel David Henriksen

    Lieutenant Colonel David Henriksen, Commander CIS Task Group, CIS Services and Operations, Norwegian Armed Forces

    • Major Norwegian investments
    • Current CIS projects and operational requirements
    • Interoperability and collaboration with NATO and partners
    • NATO High Visibility Exercise “Trident Juncture 2018” in Norway
    • Participation in missions abroad and the employment of CIS systems

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Session Reserved for ViaSat

    Speaker to be Confirmed

    Speaker to be Confirmed, , ViaSat Inc.

    17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel Grzegorz Szmit

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


    9:50 DCIS Support to Operations and Current Developments

  • Provision of NATO CIS in support of operations
  • Current developments in NATO CIS
  • Colonel Thomas Wirsching

    Colonel Thomas Wirsching, J5 Division Head, NATO CIS Services Agency

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The Challenges facing UK Military Deployable Communications and Opportunities for Industry

    Tony Reeves

    Tony Reeves, Technical Director Deployed Operations, PA Consulting

    • An overview of Critical IT Projects in the Deployed Domain
    • Challenges that they face- Interoperability, Security, Encryption, Information Sharing
    • Commercial opportunities and benefits- Where Industry can lean in

    11:40 Session Reserved for General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Dr Tim Wilkinson

    Dr Tim Wilkinson, Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Mission Systems

    12:20 Current Tactical CIS Requirements for the Croatian Armed Forces

    Colonel Ivica Celik

    Colonel Ivica Celik, Head of Department for Deployable CIS, Croatian Ministry of Defence

  • An outline of critical assets and CIS division structure
  • Recent operations and overcoming challengest to ensure the provision of effective tactical communication capabilities for the warfighter
  • Procurement plans to enhance signal technologies as outlined by MoD
  • How the CAF are developing relationships with allied forces
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:40 How the Lithuanian Armed Forces are Meeting Critical CIS Requirements through Interoperable Networks and Regional Collaboration

    Lieutenant Colonel Rimas Kazlauskas

    Lieutenant Colonel Rimas Kazlauskas, Head of CIS Branch, Lithuanian Armed Forces

    • Current capabilities and future requirements
    • Challenges facing the Lithuanian CIS division
    • Key threats in the region and the importance of mission readiness in contested environments

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Ensuring Robust and Efficient CIS Architectures and Cyber Defence For Military EU CSDP Missions and Operations

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

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

    • CSFP including goals of the Global Strategy
    • CSDP overview military and civilian missions and operations
    • Cyber strategy and overview of conceptional framework of the EU including CIS and Cyber concept
    • Overview and status of different CIS and Cyber projects including EUMS approach FMN and CWIX
    • Vision EUMS: How to enhance information priority, CIS effectiveness and Cyber defence for military CSDP missions and operations

    16:30 An Insight into the Cyber Impact and the Convergence with Electronic Warfare on Deployable Communications

    Major Salvador Llopes

    Major Salvador Llopes, Project Officer, European Defence Agency

    • Information Requirements for Cyber Defence and Electronic Warfare decision making
    • The Value of Architectures for planning the CIS Infrastructure and their Defences for EU-led Operations
    • On the road to ensure the availability of the state-of-the art of Cyber Defence Technology

    17:10 Cyber Security of Communication Systems based on R&D activites of Military Communication Institute

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul, Head of Cyber Security Laboratory, C4I Systems' Department, Military Communications Institute

    • Threats targeting communication and IT systems
    • Risks assessment of critical infrastructure
    • Cyber Security Laboratory capabilities
    • National and international initiatives

    17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Sponsors and Exhibitors



    Marriott Hotel Warsaw

    Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79, Warsaw, Poland

    Refined luxury and modern sophistication await you here at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the vibrant city centre, our hotel makes it easy for you to experience the best of Poland's capital, while also offering a peaceful sanctuary to return to at the end of a productive day. Our recently renovated lodging showcases boutique comforts including pillowtop bedding, comfortable workspaces, high-speed Internet, and 24-hour room service. Many of our hotel rooms also provide fantastic views of Warsaw city centre. Stop by Parmizzano's, our hotel restaurant, for a taste of Italy here in Poland - or gaze out at the Warsaw skyline as you sip a drink at Panorama Bar & Lounge. SPA FOR YOU, our deluxe hotel spa, is the perfect escape for busy travelers, with a range of refreshing treatments. And our 28,000 square feet of well-appointed event venues set the stage for unforgettable city gatherings. We look forward to making you feel completely at home here at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Fortress® LTE solutions deliver rapidly deployable and scalable end-to-end LTE networks that provide ‘always on’ access to vital information including real-time video, voice and data using any 3GPP compliant LTE enabled device. Fortress LTE solutions are frequency agile, and the low-size, weight and power (SWaP) make them ideal for harsh, permanent or temporary deployments where network access may not be available. Fortress wireless solutions are relied on by law enforcement, first responders military personnel and commercial customers worldwide to provide reliable communications, anytime, anywhere.

    GMRE Inc

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Black Diamond Advanced Technology: Black Diamond Advanced Technology, LLC is a Veteran-Owned small business headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. We are a demonstrated and recognized leader in tactical computing and communications systems focusing on the dismounted Operator. Our products enable and enhance real and virtual lifelines by integrating with existing fielded equipment to maximize the performance and capabilities of the organic tools the Operator has today. GMRE Inc: Gauss Management Research and Engineering, Inc is an independent, veteran owned small business founded in 2005 and headquartered in Ogden, Utah. GMRE has over 200+ professionals that are highly qualified with most them having advanced degrees in Management, Engineering and Information Technology related fields. The senior management team has a combined total of over 115+ years of DoD experience. GMRE Delivers cost effective solutions through innovation, a streamlined corporate structure, effective teaming and diverse contract methods. GMRE can leverage a unique combination of skill, experience and political support. GMRE seeks to continue its tradition of excellence as defense technologies emerge, customer needs develop and the market changes. We understand your requirement...and we are uniquely qualified to exceed your expectations.


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    NSSLGlobal is an independent service provider of satellite communications and IT support, committed to delivering high-quality voice and data services to customers anywhere in the world, regardless of location or terrain. Along with NSSLGlobal’s world-class VSAT network, the company brings together the best-in-class satellite solutions from key market providers such as Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium. In 2014 NSSLGlobal merged with the ESL Group, creating a satellite communications powerhouse, together the companies are committed to support customers locally, offering a large infrastructure of offices, teleports, service centres and local resellers across all the major continents. For more information please visit www.nsslglobal.com.

    Tampa Microwave

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Tampa Microwave designs and manufactures small form factor, high performance communications solutions for the United States Department of Defense and Government agencies. We strive to provide state of the art (performance, reliability and affordability) manportable SATCOM terminals that enable our customers to accomplish their missions in any location or environment.


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    Marriott Hotel Warsaw

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    Marriott Hotel Warsaw

    Refined luxury and modern sophistication await you here at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the vibrant city centre, our hotel makes it easy for you to experience the best of Poland's capital, while also offering a peaceful sanctuary to return to at the end of a productive day. Our recently renovated lodging showcases boutique comforts including pillowtop bedding, comfortable workspaces, high-speed Internet, and 24-hour room service. Many of our hotel rooms also provide fantastic views of Warsaw city centre. Stop by Parmizzano's, our hotel restaurant, for a taste of Italy here in Poland - or gaze out at the Warsaw skyline as you sip a drink at Panorama Bar & Lounge. SPA FOR YOU, our deluxe hotel spa, is the perfect escape for busy travelers, with a range of refreshing treatments. And our 28,000 square feet of well-appointed event venues set the stage for unforgettable city gatherings. We look forward to making you feel completely at home here at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.



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    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.


    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.


    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.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    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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