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Mobile Deployable Communications

SMi Group's 10th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 2nd-3rd February 2017 with the full support of the Polish Armed Forces. With growing external threats to national and regional security, the Polish Armed Forces are modernising their systems and enhancing capabilities, and this includes tactical communications, making it the ideal location for such an event.

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


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Senior (Retd) Signal Officer, , Polish Armed Forces
9:10
HOST NATION ADDRESS: Capacity-Building Activities In CIS Provided By Command And Control Directorate J6 Of The General Staff Of The Polish Armed Forces
Chief, Command and Control Directorate J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
9:50
HOST NATION ADDRESS: Cyber Security of Communication Systems based on R&D activities of Military Communication Institute
Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiol, Head of Cyber Security Laboratory, Military Communications Institute
10:30
A response to the challenge of CNR interoperability
Arnaud Vare, Product Manager Tactical Communication, RUAG Holding AG
11:10
Morning Coffee
11:40
How The DGA Are Implementing And Satisfying Requirements For Next-Generation Telecommunication Capabilities
Colonel Michel Pardoux, Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, Ministry of Defence, France
12:20
How The Netherlands MoD Are Optimising Mobile Military Networks For The Warfighter
Colonel Jan Van de Pol, Head of KIXS, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:00
Enhancing 4G LTE for Mobile Deployable Communications
Dr Tim Wilkinson, Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Mission Systems
14:40
How The Romanian MoD Are Satisfying Next-Generation Tactical CIS Requirements
Major Dan Fostea, Head of Information Systems and Communications Section, Ministry Of Defence
15:20
Afternoon Tea
15:50
Deployable Communications and Information Systems of the Belgian Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Herman Hendrickx, COMOPSLAND G6, Belgian Defence
17:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring Robust And Resilient Deployable Tactical Communications For Next-Generation
17:50
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Senior (Retd) Signal Officer, , Polish Armed Forces
9:10
A Network Operations and Cyber Defense Perspective
Colonel Andrew McClelland, Commander DISA Europe, DISA-Europe
9:50
How U.S Army Europe Are Optimising Tactical Communication Capabilities Through Regional Collaboration
Colonel Charles Robert Parker, Commander of 5th Signal Command , US Army Europe
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Supporting efficient information exchange at the tactical level
Dr Joanna Sliwa, Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute
11:40
Plan MC3: An Update on the Spanish Tactical Communications Programme
Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Martinez De Bujo Larrea, Chief Programs Branch CIS UME, C4ISR & Space Head, Deputy General Directorate for Management Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
12:20
Providing Effective and Efficient Deployable Communication Capabilities in an Allied Command
Colonel Manfred Kutz, Head of J6, Multinational Corps Northeast
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can The Effectiveness Of Regional Collaboration And Interoperability Be Enhanced For The Benefit Of All
Colonel Heinrich Krispler, CIS Directorate Policies and Requirements, EU Military Staff
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can The Effectiveness Of Regional Collaboration And Interoperability Be Enhanced For The Benefit Of All
Colonel Jan Van de Pol, Head of KIXS, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
14:40
Usage Of The National Ciphered Deployable Communication Means During VJTF Deployment.
Major Michal Wierzbinski, Head of J6 at NFIU, Poland, NATO
15:20
Afternoon Tea
15:50
Ensuring Robust and Efficient Deployable CIS Architectures in Allied EU Missions
Colonel Heinrich Krispler, CIS Directorate Policies and Requirements, EU Military Staff
16:30
Ensuring Cyber Secure Tactical Communication Networks for the EU Military
Wolfgang Roehrig, Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency
17:00
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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