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Conference Documentation: Soldier Equipment and Technology Advancement Forum

Conference Documentation: Soldier Equipment and Technology Advancement Forum

The dismounted soldier and marine are still the greatest asset of any defence force and time and time again have proven vital for mission effectiveness in a variety of complex operational environments. As the global political and economic landscape has shifted and many soldier modernisation programme managers are evaluating changes in national defence strategies, it has never been more important to gather the community and share information on how dismounted operations can be improved with new equipment and technology advances.

Unlike other events, SETAF is a meeting for the soldier modernisation community that is designed around a series of focused discussion groups run by co-chairs who are selected experts on vital subject matter.

With no PowerPoint presentations, the SETAF meeting will dedicate the precious time of its participants to in-depth learning, networking and discussions, making it a complementary part of the soldier modernisation communities’ annual training and development programme.

SETAF Event Highlights

1. No Attendees only participants: SETAF’s unique discussion based format means we deliver only technical discussions lead by experts in their field
2. Participation confirmed from soldier system experts from Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK, US, Canada, Austria, Germany, Poland, Romania and the Netherlands
3. High Level Program Acquisition Master class hosted by Colonel Richard Hansen, former PM Soldier Warrior, US Army
4. Real solutions uncovered in the SETAF exhibition zone: the very latest technologies will be showcased to help advance the next generation of soldier system


Day 1
8:00
Coffee and Registration and Informal Introductions
8:30
Forum Welcome by SETAF Steering Committee Chairman
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
8:45
Formal Opening by Host Nation Senior Officer
Brigadier General Asle Kjelsberg , Former Quartermaster General/ Head of Defence Procurement , Norwegian Defence Staff
9:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Providing Soldier With Real Time Mission Critical Digital Information And The Impact On Cost Weight And Power
Rune Lausand, Chief Scientist, FFI Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
9:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Providing Soldier With Real Time Mission Critical Digital Information And The Impact On Cost Weight And Power
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
9:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Providing Soldier With Real Time Mission Critical Digital Information And The Impact On Cost Weight And Power
Duncan Stewart, Dismounted Soldier System Programme Technical Lead, DSTL-Royal Marines Reservist, DSTL
9:30
PANEL DISCUSSION-Showcasing The Latest Industry Development In Soldier Equipment And Technology
Olaf Aul , Chief Technical Leader, IdZ -ES, Rheinmetall Electronics
9:30
PANEL DISCUSSION-Showcasing The Latest Industry Development In Soldier Equipment And Technology
John Foley, Project Director-FIST & Soldier System Lead , Thales
9:30
PANEL DISCUSSION-Showcasing The Latest Industry Development In Soldier Equipment And Technology
Patrick Curlier, Patrick Curlier, Vice President Optronics and Defence Division Sagem Defense and Securite , Sagem
10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Key Steps When Designing And Fielding A Winter Soldier System: How Technology Improvement Is Driving Enhanced Operational Performance
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Key Steps When Designing And Fielding A Winter Soldier System: How Technology Improvement Is Driving Enhanced Operational Performance
Brigadier General Asle Kjelsberg , Former Quartermaster General/ Head of Defence Procurement , Norwegian Defence Staff
10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Key Steps When Designing And Fielding A Winter Soldier System: How Technology Improvement Is Driving Enhanced Operational Performance
Duncan Stewart, Dismounted Soldier System Programme Technical Lead, DSTL-Royal Marines Reservist, DSTL
10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Key Steps When Designing And Fielding A Winter Soldier System: How Technology Improvement Is Driving Enhanced Operational Performance
Major General Anukul Chandra , Former Director General Equipment Management, Indian Army HQ
10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Key Steps When Designing And Fielding A Winter Soldier System: How Technology Improvement Is Driving Enhanced Operational Performance
Major Rune Nesland-Steinor, Project Manager Weapons Optics and Electronic Warfare Land Systems Division, Norweigan Defence Logistical Organisation
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Stream B: Discussion Groups-Situational Awareness and Sensors : Must Haves In The Soldier Handheld Situational Awareness Device: Making It Worth The Weight!
Olaf Aul , Chief Technical Leader, IdZ -ES, Rheinmetall Electronics
11:00
Stream B: Discussion Groups-Situational Awareness and Sensors : Must Haves In The Soldier Handheld Situational Awareness Device: Making It Worth The Weight!
John Foley, Project Director-FIST & Soldier System Lead , Thales
11:00
Stream A- Discussion Groups- WINTER WARFARE Soldier Optimisation : Strategies To Ensure Effective Soldier Operations and Training For Cold Weather
Rune Lausand, Chief Scientist, FFI Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
11:00
Stream A- Discussion Groups- WINTER WARFARE Soldier Optimisation : Strategies To Ensure Effective Soldier Operations and Training For Cold Weather
Duncan Stewart, Dismounted Soldier System Programme Technical Lead, DSTL-Royal Marines Reservist, DSTL
11:00
Stream A- Discussion Groups- WINTER WARFARE Soldier Optimisation : Strategies To Ensure Effective Soldier Operations and Training For Cold Weather
Brigadier General Asle Kjelsberg , Former Quartermaster General/ Head of Defence Procurement , Norwegian Defence Staff
11:00
Stream A- Discussion Groups- WINTER WARFARE Soldier Optimisation : Strategies To Ensure Effective Soldier Operations and Training For Cold Weather
Major General Anukul Chandra , Former Director General Equipment Management, Indian Army HQ
11:00
Stream A- Discussion Groups- WINTER WARFARE Soldier Optimisation : Strategies To Ensure Effective Soldier Operations and Training For Cold Weather
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
12:00
Stream A: Discussion Groups-Weight Reduction/Lightening The Load : Where Is The Trade-Off Between Weight Reduction, Sustainability And Soldier System Effectiveness?
Duncan Stewart, Dismounted Soldier System Programme Technical Lead, DSTL-Royal Marines Reservist, DSTL
12:00
Stream A: Discussion Groups-Weight Reduction/Lightening The Load : Where Is The Trade-Off Between Weight Reduction, Sustainability And Soldier System Effectiveness?
Darren Browning , Power Sources Team Lead, NATO LCG DSS / Power Group Chairman, DSTL
12:00
Stream B: Discussion Groups-Situational Awareness and Sensors : Delivering Data To Achieve The Tactical Operational Edge
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
12:00
Stream B: Discussion Groups-Situational Awareness and Sensors : Delivering Data To Achieve The Tactical Operational Edge
Major General Anukul Chandra , Former Director General Equipment Management, Indian Army HQ
12:00
Stream B: Discussion Groups-Situational Awareness and Sensors : Delivering Data To Achieve The Tactical Operational Edge
Patrick Curlier, Patrick Curlier, Vice President Optronics and Defence Division Sagem Defense and Securite , Sagem
12:00
Stream B: Discussion Groups-Situational Awareness and Sensors : Delivering Data To Achieve The Tactical Operational Edge
Steven Savage , Senior Scientist, Defence, Safety and Security FOI -POWER, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency
13:00
Networking Lunch In Exhibition Zone
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Predictions For The Future Soldier 2030: What Will Be Required And How Will Technology Provide It?
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Predictions For The Future Soldier 2030: What Will Be Required And How Will Technology Provide It?
Brigadier General Asle Kjelsberg , Former Quartermaster General/ Head of Defence Procurement , Norwegian Defence Staff
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Predictions For The Future Soldier 2030: What Will Be Required And How Will Technology Provide It?
Duncan Stewart, Dismounted Soldier System Programme Technical Lead, DSTL-Royal Marines Reservist, DSTL
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION-Predictions For The Future Soldier 2030: What Will Be Required And How Will Technology Provide It?
Major Rune Nesland-Steinor, Project Manager Weapons Optics and Electronic Warfare Land Systems Division, Norweigan Defence Logistical Organisation
14:45
4G Standard For Multi Mission Night Vision
Gert Nutzel, Chief Scientist, PHOTONIS Netherlands B.V.
15:30
Afternoon Coffee and Networking In The Solutions Zone
16:00
Stream A. Discussion Groups-POWER : More Power Less Weight: Making The Dream A Reality
Darren Browning , Power Sources Team Lead, NATO LCG DSS / Power Group Chairman, DSTL
16:00
Stream A. Discussion Groups-POWER : More Power Less Weight: Making The Dream A Reality
Steven Savage , Senior Scientist, Defence, Safety and Security FOI -POWER, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency
16:00
Stream B. Discussion Groups -Night Vision : Maximising Soldier Operations Under Dark: Evaluating The Latest Night Vision Technologies Available And Which Will Best Suit Your Needs
Major Rune Nesland-Steinor, Project Manager Weapons Optics and Electronic Warfare Land Systems Division, Norweigan Defence Logistical Organisation
16:00
Stream B. Discussion Groups -Night Vision : Maximising Soldier Operations Under Dark: Evaluating The Latest Night Vision Technologies Available And Which Will Best Suit Your Needs
Gert Nutzel, Chief Scientist, PHOTONIS Netherlands B.V.
17:00
Stream B. Discussion Groups -Night Vision : Optimisng Lethality Through Advanced Night Vision Weapons Sight Capabilities
Major General Anukul Chandra , Former Director General Equipment Management, Indian Army HQ
17:00
Stream B. Discussion Groups -Night Vision : Optimisng Lethality Through Advanced Night Vision Weapons Sight Capabilities
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
17:00
Stream A. Discussion Groups-POWER : E-Lighter Power Management Discussion Group Exclusive
Derek Riezebos, Project Manager -VOSS-E-Lighter Programme , Netherlands MoD
17:00
Stream A. Discussion Groups-POWER : E-Lighter Power Management Discussion Group Exclusive
Neils Dierckx, Power EXPERT , Netherlands MoD
18:00
End of SETAF Day 1 : Drinks Reception In Exhibition Zone
Day 2
8:00
Registration & Coffee
8:30
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
8:45
PANEL DISCUSSION-Fact or Fiction? COTS Will Become The Future For Soldier Modernisation Programmes As Defence Forces Look For A More Cost Effective And Modular Soldier System Design
Brigadier General Asle Kjelsberg , Former Quartermaster General/ Head of Defence Procurement , Norwegian Defence Staff
8:45
PANEL DISCUSSION-Fact or Fiction? COTS Will Become The Future For Soldier Modernisation Programmes As Defence Forces Look For A More Cost Effective And Modular Soldier System Design
John Foley, Project Director-FIST & Soldier System Lead , Thales
8:45
PANEL DISCUSSION-Fact or Fiction? COTS Will Become The Future For Soldier Modernisation Programmes As Defence Forces Look For A More Cost Effective And Modular Soldier System Design
Olaf Aul , Chief Technical Leader, IdZ -ES, Rheinmetall Electronics
8:45
PANEL DISCUSSION-Fact or Fiction? COTS Will Become The Future For Soldier Modernisation Programmes As Defence Forces Look For A More Cost Effective And Modular Soldier System Design
Major General Anukul Chandra , Former Director General Equipment Management, Indian Army HQ
9:30
Special Guest Presentation-Leader as Coach, Advancing Your Capabilities and Revenue Through Dynamic Leadership.
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
10:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Evaluating Emerging Threats And Their Potential Strategic Impact On Future Dismounted Operations
Olaf Aul , Chief Technical Leader, IdZ -ES, Rheinmetall Electronics
10:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Evaluating Emerging Threats And Their Potential Strategic Impact On Future Dismounted Operations
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
10:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Evaluating Emerging Threats And Their Potential Strategic Impact On Future Dismounted Operations
Major Rune Nesland-Steinor, Project Manager Weapons Optics and Electronic Warfare Land Systems Division, Norweigan Defence Logistical Organisation
10:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Evaluating Emerging Threats And Their Potential Strategic Impact On Future Dismounted Operations
Duncan Stewart, Dismounted Soldier System Programme Technical Lead, DSTL-Royal Marines Reservist, DSTL
10:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Evaluating Emerging Threats And Their Potential Strategic Impact On Future Dismounted Operations
Lt Colonel Pawel Sweklej, Soldier System TYTAN - Project Manager, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces
11:00
Morning Cofee In Solutions Zone
11:30
Keynote Presentation-Human Factors Considerations For Soldier Systems
Adelbert Bronkhorst, Principal Scientist, TNO Defence, Security & Safety
12:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Protective Clothing : Enhancing Soldier Protection For Emerging and Contemporary Threats
Colonel Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, , US Army
12:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Protective Clothing : Enhancing Soldier Protection For Emerging and Contemporary Threats
Patrick Curlier, Patrick Curlier, Vice President Optronics and Defence Division Sagem Defense and Securite , Sagem
12:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Protective Clothing : Enhancing Soldier Protection For Emerging and Contemporary Threats
Brigadier General Asle Kjelsberg , Former Quartermaster General/ Head of Defence Procurement , Norwegian Defence Staff
12:15
PANEL DISCUSSION-Protective Clothing : Enhancing Soldier Protection For Emerging and Contemporary Threats
Major General Anukul Chandra , Former Director General Equipment Management, Indian Army HQ
13:00
Networking Lunch In Exhibitions Zone
14:00
End of SETAF Norway 2015

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