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International expert speakers join SMi's 23rd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition
SMi Group Reports: Global MilSatCom will be welcoming international expert speakers to discuss key international partner updates providing opportunities for partnerships and collaboration between allied nations this November.
Drawing from its success over the years, SMi Group is proud to announce the 23rd Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition will be convening on 2nd – 4th November 2021 with a Focus Day themed around disruptive technology on the 1st November 2021.
Interested parties can register for this event at the global MilSatCom website. Take advantage of the early bird offer, register by 30 September 2021 to save UK£100. Taking place in London, UK or attendees have the option to attend virtually with online portal access to the live event.
As the world enters a new era of near-peer competition, it is widely-accepted dogma that no nation will go to war alone. However, significant problems with C2 interoperability between allies remain; despite sustained efforts to align international communications architectures and improve systems integration, a large amount of work must still be done to guarantee that a multinational coalition can communicate as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Global MilSatCom 2021 aims to contribute to this effort. By gathering an unparalleled number of international SATCOM programme officers and key integrators, the forum offers an ideal platform for deeper collaboration and partnership that will lead to real-world results. Day 3 is fully focused on this topic: with seven international programme updates and a full session dedicated to interoperability (including a panel discussion on International Architectural Convergence), there is no better place to shape the future of SATCOM in coalition.
International key expert speakers of Global MilSatCom day three include:
Senior Representative, Australian Department of Defence an Opening Keynote Address: Australian Defence SATCOM (SDSS) Development Update
Mr Cameron Stoltz, Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces an Opening Keynote Address: Canadian MILSATCOM Update
Mr Kirk Leech, SATCOM Product Owner, New Zealand Defence Force - keynote presentation on New Zealand Tactical Communications Modernization
Additional expert speakers from day three include:
Squadron Leader Thomas Gallagher, SATCOM Programme Manager, NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation
Mr Stephen Eisele, Vice President, Business Development, Virgin Orbit
Lieutenant Colonel Attila Horvath, Branch Head, Satellite Operations Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Modernization Institute
Mr Per Noren, CEO, Ovzon
Colonel Scott Brodeur, Director of the National Space Defense Center and Joint Task Force-Space Defense Director of Operations, US Space Force
Colonel Mihai Burlacu, Deputy Head of Communications and IT Department, Romanian Defence Staff
Colonel (Ret'd) Ralph Thiele, President, EuroDefense - Germany
Mr Holger Lueschow, Programme Manager Satellite Communications & Project Officer Radio Spectrum, European Defence Agency
Commandant Nicolas Gerome, Head of Space Office, Belgium Ministry of Defence
Hear SATCOM programme updates from the following nations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Romania, United Kingdom, USA and meet and network with 600+ attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments, and industry.