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Conference Documentation: Joint Forces Simulation & Training

Conference Documentation: Joint Forces Simulation & Training

As defense budgets are squeezed and the nature of modern war fighting changes, military projects and procurement are increasingly focusing on the unification of air, land, maritime and special operations forces. As a result, a more holistic approach is being taken in the way training capabilities are delivered.

Countries are embracing the need to develop training tools and simulators that enable the forces to react quickly to any situation. In fact, the value of global military simulation and virtual training programs is expected reach a value of US$12.6 billion by 2024.

Returning for for its sixth year and following on from the major success of previous events, SMI are proud to present the 6th annual Joint Forces Simulation & Training Conference, 2nd – 3rd February, 2015, London.

As militaries focus on collectively implementing innovative simulation and virtual training systems that are both cost effective and successful in the delivery of training, this conference is a must attend event. Join us and be part of a major networking experience showcasing in depth discussions on joint forces training initiatives, plus a spotlight on current training tools which allow the development of strategic alliances and knowledge transfer, such as computer games and smart devices.

Key topics include:

Assessing how NATO Defence College is effectively extending simulative techniques throughout the alliance
Implementing computer games as a ‘serious tool’ to keep military trainees motivated during training
Meeting the challenge of providing operationally relevant and affordable training
An assessment of the Connected Forces initiative

Previous testimonial:
‘Very good mix of detailed & focused presentations’ - French Army General Staff


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd
9:10
5th generation Aircraft and the digital era students: do we have to change the training methods?
Bjorn Persson, Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces
9:50
Virtual training tools for the human domain
Randall Hill, Ph.D., , Executive Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
10:30
Morning Coffee
10:50
Implementing air-ground simulation to enable effective cross-training
Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hegele, Senior S3 Officer, German Army Aviation School, German Armed Forces
11:30
Virtual training in a world of uncertainty - why we need to get smarter
Jonathan Read , Head of the UK Office , Bohemia Interactive Simulations
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:10
Introducing modelling and simulation for autonomous systems : Panel Discussion
Roar Wold, Head of Educational Support and Sims, Norwegian Army Military Academy, Norwegian Army
13:10
Introducing modelling and simulation for autonomous systems : Panel Discussion
Randall Hill, Ph.D., , Executive Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
13:10
Introducing modelling and simulation for autonomous systems : Panel Discussion
Captain Meelis Soukand, Teacher of Modeling and Simulation Systems, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian National Defence College/ Simulation center
13:50
To foster enduring self-reliance
Colonel Uwe L. Heilmann, German Air Force, Branch Head, C4ISTAR, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre
14:30
Discovering how Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is changing education in the Norwegian Armed Forces
Roar Wold, Head of Educational Support and Sims, Norwegian Army Military Academy, Norwegian Army
15:10
Afternoon Tea
15:30
Evolution of OneSAF to provide next generation simulation services
Amit Kapadia, OneSAF Lead Systems Engineer, U.S. Army PEO STRI
16:10
Training in the U.S. Marine Air Ground Task Force; fire support structure and training
Colonel Andrew Kennedy, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
16:50
Rapid authoring tools – are suppliers’ claims too good to be true?
Tim Neill, Independent eLearning Consultant, Independent eLearning Consultant
17:30
Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
17:40
Drinks Reception sponsored by Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd
9:10
An assessment of the Connected Forces Initiative (CFI)
Brigadier General Dzintars Roga, Assistant Chief of Staff, Joint Education, Training and Exercise, , Allied Command Transformation
9:50
Utilising Simulation to support NATO Education and Training under the Smart Defence Programme
Paul Thurkettle, Section Head, NATO Education & Training Technologies, NATO
10:30
Morning Coffee
10:50
British Military Advisory Training Team (Czech Republic) [BMATT(CZ)] and Simulation in Multinational Training
Colonel Andrew Cuthbert, Commander British Military Advisory Training Team (Czech Republic), BMATT (CZ) (Vyskov)
11:30
Virtual humans and virtual reality for cultural awareness training in a simulated Afghan village
Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Norwegian University Of Science And Technology
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:10
How simulation training supports leaner motivation, based on the experience Estonian Defence Forces
Captain Meelis Soukand, Teacher of Modeling and Simulation Systems, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian National Defence College/ Simulation center
13:50
What are the current issues for delivering training for Contingency in a Joint Environment? : Panel Discussion
Tess Butler, PR Director, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, CEO, Ruddy Nice Ltd
14:30
Cost-effective ways for the military flight training
Recep Unal , Commander, Air Training , Turkish Air Force
15:10
Afternoon Tea
15:30
UK Forward Air Control - operating and training challenges
Andy Eccleston, SO1 Equipment Capability, Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO), Joint Forces Command, Royal Air Force, High Wycombe
15:30
UK Forward Air Control - operating and training challenges
Squadron Leader Joseph Doyle, SO2 Synthetic Training Delivery, Air Capability (Air Enablers), Air Command, RAF High Wycombe
16:10
Synthetic warfighting at the RAF Air Battlespace Training Centre
Matt Grafton, Officer Commanding, Air Battlespace Training Centre, RAF Waddington
16:50
Inducing a state of flow in simulator training - achieving maximum learning transfer
Tom Ball, Technical Director, Close Air Solutions
17:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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