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Conference Documentation: Joint Forces Simulation & Training

Conference Documentation: Joint Forces Simulation & Training

Faced with military budget cuts and fluctuating energy prices the global military simulation and virtual training market is in an excellent position for growth as the demand for more cost effective, cohesive training systems across militaries increases. With the thinking that the military will probably have to cut back on live field exercises and increasingly rely on computer-based war gaming and training programmes to combat rapidly evolving threats, these projections create lucrative opportunities for the industry.

With rapidly evolving military threats and fast paced technological developments becoming the norm, strategic partnerships and joint R&D programs are expected to increase, as militaries increasingly work as a cohesive unit across multiple platforms - services, countries and continents.

Returning for its seventh year and following on from the major success of previous events, SMI are proud to present the 7th annual Joint Forces Simulation & Training Conference, 3rd – 4th February, 2016, London. As modelling and simulation technologies and methods help organizations train to high-consequence scenarios, exercise and verify readiness, this is an event you do not want to miss. Join us and be part of a major networking experience where you will hear presentations, cases studies and panel discussions from international military services from UK, Europe and USA, focusing on the latest developments and technological advances in the quest for a more unified military unit.

Key topics include:

The live virtual balance…how to get it right?
European Challenges: Why the Strategic Security Environment Matters to You
Procurement innovation and best practise within the training and simulation sector
Ex Trident Juncture 15
Fully engaging your service professionals in virtual and constructive simulations using Immersive learning for future force effectiveness
And much more!


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
9:10
European Challenges: Why the Strategic Security Environment Matters to You
Lieutenant General Mark O. Schissler, Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee, U.S. Air Force, NATO Military Committee, Brussels
9:50
NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC)
Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander, Joint Warfare Centre, German Army, NATO
9:50
NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC)
Dr Erdal Cayirci, Chief CAX Branch, Simulation, Modeling & C4, NATO JWC & University of Stavanger, Norway
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
TURAF Flight training system
Brigadier General Recep Unal , Commander Air Training , Turkish Air Force (T U A F)
11:40
Advanced Distributed Learning Solutions as a Key Enabler of NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programs…NDU Warsaw Experiences and Recommendations
Captain Navy (ret.) Piotr Gawliczek, Associate Professor, National Defence Faculty , National Defence University, Warsaw
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:20
Procurement innovation and best practise within the training and simulation sector
Captain Jerry Pett, DACOS Future Training and Training Acquisition, Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
14:00
Afternoon Tea
14:30
Stress management in a modern training environment
Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces
15:10
Simulation and training… needs, wants and latest developments
Brigadier General Recep Unal , Commander Air Training , Turkish Air Force (T U A F)
15:10
Simulation and training… needs, wants and latest developments
Captain Navy (ret.) Piotr Gawliczek, Associate Professor, National Defence Faculty , National Defence University, Warsaw
15:10
Simulation and training… needs, wants and latest developments
Lieutenant Colonel John M. Ferrell, Deputy Director, NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence, Italy
15:50
Utilization of M&S in Scientific Work at University of Defence
Colonel Jaroslav Kozubek, Head of Department, Department of Tactics/ K-110, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence, Brno, Czech Republic
16:30
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
9:10
Training at Joint Operational level – Lessons from Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2015
Major General Janusz Adamczak, Chief of Staff NATO, Joint Force Command Brunssum
9:50
Overview of the NATO M&S COE
Lieutenant Colonel John M. Ferrell, Deputy Director, NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence, Italy
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Joint Fires Concept – how to groom the system
Lt Col Maciej Komsta, Commanding Officer, Polish Air Force Academy , Tactical Air Control Party Training Center, Polish Air Force
11:40
Multinational Helicopter Training
Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:20
Simulation as a Cloud Service
Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd
14:00
Distance Education for The Military Masses
Professor Walt Wildemann, Director , College of Distance Education, US Naval War College
14:40
Afternoon Tea
15:10
The live virtual balance…how to get it right?
Lt Col Maciej Komsta, Commanding Officer, Polish Air Force Academy , Tactical Air Control Party Training Center, Polish Air Force
15:10
The live virtual balance…how to get it right?
Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
15:50
Fully engaging your service professionals in virtual and constructive simulations using Immersive learning for future force effectiveness
Dr Randall Hill, Executive Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
16:30
Medical Simulation and Training within NATO Special Operation Forces
Ryan Melville , Combat Medical Technician (UK), Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), NATO Special Operations Headquarters
17:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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