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SMi is proud to announce the 13th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference, taking place in Warsaw, 30th and 31st January 2020.

From the strategic level down to the tactical, efficient and clear communications are key to operational success. The fast pace of modern warfare requires agile, highly adaptable forces capable of rapid movement whilst maintaining a consistent communication and situational awareness capability. Interoperability is also becoming increasingly important to ensure seamless command and control within a multinational coalition, especially given the rising operational tempo across Eastern Europe.

Supported by the Polish Army, the Mobile Deployable Communications conference is designed to bring together leading program managers, strategic decision-makers, industry experts and thought leaders from Eastern Europe and further afield to explore the latest developments in communications technology. MDC is the only conference which focuses on CIS in the Eastern European operational environment through briefs from key regional partners and their international allies.
 

  • Supported by the Polish Army, the only conference addressing CIS in the Eastern European operational environment.
  • Hear updates and guidance from CIS program managers and communications experts
  • Learn about future requirements for equipment and procurement processes.
  • Meet and network with senior military leaders and industry during dedicated networking sessions across two days
  • Discover the latest communication technology to optimise battlefield command and control
     
  • Heads of CIS
  • Tactical Communications Programme Managers
  • Heads of G6
  • Heads of Signals
  • Heads of Communications
  • Heads of J6

 16th Mechanized Division; 9th Command Support Brigade of the General Command of the Polish Armed Forces; a4ESSOR S.A.S; Actia Telecom; Advantech, Advanced Microwave Tech, Inc; Airbus; Airbus Defence and Space; AQYR; Avanti Communications Group plc; Belgian Defence; Bittium; blackned GmbH; Brugg Kabel; C2IS Support Center; Canadian Army; Canadian Department of Defence; Command and Communications Systems Division - J6; Croatian Ministry of Defence; Cyberdefence; Defence Staff- Romanian Armed Forces; Department for International Trade; DIT DSO Export Support Team; DKWS; DTECH Labs, A Cubic Company; EHS Technologies; ELTA SIGINT, EW & Communications Division; Embassy of Canada to Poland; ESL AIT GmbH; EU Military Staff; European Defence Agency; Eutelsat; Fraunhofer Institute (IFU); Frequentis; Frequentis A G; General Command of Polish Armed Forces; General Command of the Polish Armed Forces; General Dynamics; General Dynamics Mission Systems; General Staff Of The Polish Armed Forces; GMRE Inc; GovSat; Harris Corporation; Honeywell Sp. z o.o.; IAI ELTA Systems; IHS Jane's; Inmarsat; Inspectorate for Implementation of Innovative Defence Technologies; Intecs Solutions SPA; Intelsat; Intelsat General; Jurado Group; JWK; KDC; KenBIT; Kongsberg Defence Systems; Latvijas Mobilais Telefons SIA; Lithuanian Armed Forces; Military Research and Analysis Group; Military Unit 4026; Military University of Technology; Ministry of Defence, Austria; Ministry of Defence, France; National Centre of Cryptology; NATO CIS Group; ND SatCom; Newtec Cy N.V.; Norquest Enterprises; Norsat International; Norwegian Armed Forces; NSSL Global; NSSL Global GmbH; NSSL Global Ltd; OCCAR; OCCAR-EA; Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces; Polish Armed Forces; Portuguese Armed Forces; RUAG Holding AG; RUAG Schweiz AG; Safran Vectronix AG; SFCG; SurCom; SurCom International; Thales; Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd; Thales Communications & Security; Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications; United States Army Europe And Seventh Army; US Army Europe; Viasat; ViaSat Inc.; Wojsko i Technika magazine ; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 Modern CIS Demands and Strategy of the Polish Armed Forces

Brigadier General Robert Drozd

Brigadier General Robert Drozd, Chief of the Command and Control J6 Directorate, Polish Armed Forces

  • The Polish Armed Forces CIS strategy and ambitions for 2020 and beyond
  • Future network plans: what the Polish Armed Forces Technical Modernisation Plan means for CIS equipment
  • Modernisation of the military: Electronic Warfare and Reconnaissance as future CIS priorities for the Polish Armed Forces
  • Interoperability and Poland’s commitment to working with NATO partners: NATO Response Forces and NATO Exercises
  • 9:30 Polish Perspective: Cybersecurity in CIS and Beyond

    Brigadier General Karol Molenda

    Brigadier General Karol Molenda, National Cyber Security Center, Polish Armed Forces

  • How a successfully implemented cyber-strategy can minimise vulnerabilities within future assets
  • Defensive cyber capabilities and cooperating with other stakeholders
  • Engaging academia and private industry to improve cybersecurity for secure communications
  • Cyber Space Force: Incorporating cyber troops into the Polish Armed Forces
  • 10:00 Would Your UHF-TACSAT Strategy Survive the Next International Conflict or Crisis?

    Mr Daan Ruhe

    Mr Daan Ruhe, Global Product Specialist L-TAC, Inmarsat Global Government, Inmarsat
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  • The imminent shortage of UHF-TACSAT and the implications for LOS and BLOS communications
  • Inmarsat's L-TAC and Spectra's SlingShot system: enabling existing VHF and UHF radios to utilize Inmarsat's global L-band GEO satellite coverage
  • Advantages of the technology for BLOS and Comms-on-the-Move connectivity and gaining the upper hand against jamming technology
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Polish CIS R&D: Supporting the Mobile Warrior with Cutting-Edge Communications

    Dr Joanna Sliwa

    Dr Joanna Sliwa, Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute
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  • Role of the Military Communications Institute in optimising CIS capability through research and development
  • Size, weight and power: progress in reducing the burden of the warfighter without compromising system performance
  • Incorporating electronic warfare and reconnaissance capabilities into CIS networks: an insight into the latest research
  • Preparing for the future: a look at the next stages of CIS technology and how the MCI is leading the way within the Polish Armed Forces
  • 11:30 Session Reserved for Black Diamond Advanced Technology

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Black Diamond Advanced Technology

    12:00 Panel: A Holistic View of Polish CIS Modernisation

  • Who are the adversaries of the future for the Polish Armed Forces – predictions to shape today’s tactical communications acquisitions
  • Key opportunities for the Polish and international defence industries in future CIS modernization and “most-wanted” technological advances
  • Manpower perspective: how must the Polish Armed Forces act now to recruit and train signals personnel for the confl icts of the future
  • Concluding remarks: ‘the way forward’ and future of Polish CIS
  • Brigadier General Robert Drozd

    Brigadier General Robert Drozd, Chief of the Command and Control J6 Directorate, Polish Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul, Head of Cyber Security Laboratory, Military Communication Institute
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    Dr Joanna Sliwa

    Dr Joanna Sliwa, Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute
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    Brigadier General Karol Molenda

    Brigadier General Karol Molenda, National Cyber Security Center, Polish Armed Forces

    12:45 Networking Lunch

    13:45 Session Reserved for Airbus

    14:15 Delivering Communications at the Tactical Edge: Romanian CIS

    Colonel Mihai Burlacu

    Colonel Mihai Burlacu, Deputy Head of Communications and IT Department, Romanian Defence Staff
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  • Romanian development programmes at the tactical edge, including the integration of 5G technology, to maximise communication speed and reliability
  • Experiences with integration of Romanian CIS technology with allied forces at Steadfast Cobalt 2019
  • Future of C4ISR acquisition: equipping Brigade and Battalion-level formations with CIS and integrating the Romanian Individual Fighting System with Romanian CIS systems
  • 14:45 Extending Mobile Deployment

    Mr Simon Coverdale

    Mr Simon Coverdale, Market Development, Glenair
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  • Interoperability
  • Scalable Network Solutions
  • Smart Power Management
     
  • 15:15 CIS in the Soldado de Futuro Soldier Modernisation Programme

    Colonel Carlos Jorge de Oliveira Ribeiro

    Colonel Carlos Jorge de Oliveira Ribeiro, Deputy Director, Portuguese Army
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  • Progress of the modernization programme and current implications for deployed CIS provisions
  • Lessons from rolling out new personal role radios, rugged tablets and headsets to a battlegroup and strategies for smooth integration
  • Strategic possibilities from enhanced personal CIS
  • 15:45 Afternoon Tea

    16:15 Estonian CIS Capability Today and Tomorrow

    Major Silver Andre

    Major Silver Andre, Commander ICT Center, Cyber Command, Estonian Defence Forces
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  • Modernization of operation level CIS including eFP MN
  • Modernization of tactical level CIS including new technologies (e.g MANET, OLRS)
  • Interoperability challenges including NATO and non-NATO standards
  • Situation Awareness´ challenges between allies (including C2IS / BMS)
     
  • 16:45 CIS within the Lithuanian Armed Forces: Building New Capabilities

    Major Dainius Aleksa

    Major Dainius Aleksa, CIS Senior Officer, Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
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  • Lithuanian Armed forces CIS assets, units and structures.
  • Building the Deployable Armed Forces Network: merging CIS at tactical and operational levels.
  • Development of Cyber defense capability in the Lithuanian Armed Forces – cooperation with The Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania and other state and municipal institutions and agencies
  • 17:15 NATO Force Integration Unit Poland: Enabling a Rapidly Deployable CIS Capability

    Major Krystian  Strzalkowski

    Major Krystian Strzalkowski, J6 Branch Head, NFIU POL, NATO Force Integration Unit Poland
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  • Overview of NFIU CIS and its support of the VJTF and NRF elements as a forward presence
  • Strategies for creating and enabling a rapidly deployable CIS capability: lessons from the priorities and regular duties of the NFIU in Poland
  • Importance of supporting interoperability initiatives to enable seamless C2 across a multinational task-group
  • 17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:00 US Tactical Communications Capabilities to Enhance Warfighter Effectiveness and Lethality

    Major General David Isaacson

    Major General David Isaacson, Director of Networks, Services and Strategy, US Army CIO/G6
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    Topics to be confirmed

    9:30 NATO SHAPE: Supporting NATO Forces through Deployed Communiations Capabilities

    Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis

    Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis, SHAPE Assistant Chief Of Staff ACOS J6 Cyberspace, SHAPE
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  • An overview of NATO communications capabilities and cyberspace support for deployed formations
  • Strategies for generating a rapidly deployable communications capability: the role of the NATO CIS Group and its Deployable CIS Module and NATO Signals Battalions in supporting and sustaining a NATO formation
  • Considerations for cyber defence and cyberspace management when generating battlefield communications
  • Future of NATO CIS capabilities, including the DCIS Cube 1.0 project
  • 10:00 Next Generation Mobile Deployable Communications, for Modern Armed Forces

  • The challenges from digitising the modern battlespace
  • Lessons learnt from delivering today’s deployable communication and information systems
  • The next-generation tactical communication and information systems
     
  • Mr Darren Lock

    Mr Darren Lock, Director C4 Ground Mission Systems and Strategic Products , General Dynamics UK
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    Mr Tim Hooper

    Mr Tim Hooper, International Business Development Manager, General Dynamics UK Limited
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    10:30 Operating in a Degraded, Denied and Disconnected Environment; Winning in the Face of Adversity

    Mr David Michalowicz

    Mr David Michalowicz, Principal, Multi-Disciplinary Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
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  • A Systems Thinking model that holistically investigates resilience and the ability to accomplish critical missions when operating under adverse conditions.
  • Assess operational decision processes, information exchanges and relationships across mission essential functions, tasks, operational plans, networks and systems.
  • Conditions of adversity will drive mitigation strategies, PACE plans, continuity of operations plans and inform future investment decisions.
     
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Supporting EU Common Security and Defence Policy Through Mobile Communications

    Captain (N) Ciprian Andronache

    Captain (N) Ciprian Andronache, IT and Security Branch Chief, EU Military Staff

  • Overview of EU Military deployable communications capabilities
  • Current EUMS CIS projects, including ensuring FMN compliance and the future of EU communication modernisation
  • Strategies for implementing robust crisis response capabilities in communications infrastructures and examples of effective use through the CSDP
  • 12:00 Analyzing Resiliency of Tactical Network Architectures for Modernization

    Mr Ryan Hall

    Mr Ryan Hall, Data Scientist and US Army Europe G-6 Task Leader , The MITRE Corporation
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  • How can we quantify the resiliency of the current tactical network architecture? – a better understanding allows for smarter and more effective solutions.
  • Through which vectors is the architecture most vulnerable? What are the most critical pieces of the infrastructure?
  • What solutions for modernization offer the most impact or value to mitigate vulnerabilities and improve theatre resiliency?
     
  • 12:30 OCCAR - Ensuring European Interoperability

    Dr Fulvio Arreghini

    Dr Fulvio Arreghini, Technical Specialist , OCCAR
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  • SDR tactical radios: providing solutions for modern digital battlefields
  • Software-defi ned radio compatibility with legacy systems to provide enhanced flexibility
  • Through life management (TLM) approach in ESSOR
  • Lifecycle and roadmap of SDR with implications for future use
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Creating an Effective Cold-weather CIS Capability

    Brigadier General Anna Eriksson

    Brigadier General Anna Eriksson, Head of Signals and Communications , Swedish Armed Forces
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  • Cold-weather areas implication on communication in a wider perspective
  • CIS-lessons learned after Northern Wind and Swedish Air Force exercise 2019
  • Planned development for Swedish CIS in the northern region
     
  • 14:30 Cold Weather Communications and Information Systems

    Lieutenant Colonel Jon Nypan

    Lieutenant Colonel Jon Nypan, Brigade North G6, Norwegian Army
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  • Strategies and considerations for establishing communication infrastructure in arctic conditions
  • C2 priorities for arctic operations: NEXTGEN platforms at the centre of procurement
  • The future of Norwegian cold-weather tactical CIS and its planned application from individual to command level
  • 15:00 Panel: Operational CIS Above and Below the 65th Parallel and Extreme Cold Weather Operations

  • Priorities for enabling consistent communications in extreme cold
  • Strategies for effective training to maximise CIS efficiency and reliability in cold weather
  • Most desired technological innovations for communications in extreme cold weather operations
  • SATCOM above and below the 65th parallel: equipping soldiers with the ability to maintain SATCOM
  • Current operational limitations above and below the 65th Parallel and plans for overcoming them
  • Concluding remarks: collectively improving CIS above and below the 65th parallel
  • Brigadier General Anna Eriksson

    Brigadier General Anna Eriksson, Head of Signals and Communications , Swedish Armed Forces
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    Lieutenant Colonel Jon Nypan

    Lieutenant Colonel Jon Nypan, Brigade North G6, Norwegian Army
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    Mr David Michalowicz

    Mr David Michalowicz, Principal, Multi-Disciplinary Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
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    15:45 Afternoon Tea

    16:15 Challenges and Opportunities in Cyber Security of Mobile Communications Systems

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul, Head of Cyber Security Laboratory, Military Communication Institute
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  • Key considerations for communication security and priorities for securing mobile systems
  • A look at disruptive innovations that will both strengthen and threaten military communications
  • Current research into cyber resiliency at the Military Communications Institute
  • 16:45 Cyber Resilience for Deployable Communications through NATO Frameworks

    Mr Wieslaw Gozdziewicz

    Mr Wieslaw Gozdziewicz, Cyber Security Expert, Kosciuszko Institute
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  • NATO “Mission Assurance” concept for sustaining communications infrastructures
  • Cyber resilience and execution of the “Cyber as a Domain Implementation Roadmap” (including the integration of Sovereign Cyber Effects Provided Voluntarily by Allies)
  • How the roadmap may impact the future development and employment of deployable communication systems
  • Importance of cyber interoperability for enhancing resilience and “recoverability”
  • 17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Anna Eriksson

    Brigadier General Anna Eriksson

    Head of Signals and Communications , Swedish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis

    Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis

    SHAPE Assistant Chief Of Staff ACOS J6 Cyberspace, SHAPE
    Brigadier General Robert Drozd

    Brigadier General Robert Drozd

    Chief of the Command and Control J6 Directorate, Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Vasil Sabinski

    Brigadier General Vasil Sabinski

    Director, EU Military Staff
    Colonel Carlos Jorge de Oliveira Ribeiro

    Colonel Carlos Jorge de Oliveira Ribeiro

    Deputy Director, Portuguese Army
    Colonel Mihai Burlacu

    Colonel Mihai Burlacu

    Deputy Head of Communications and IT Department, Romanian Defence Staff
    Major General David Isaacson

    Major General David Isaacson

    Director of Networks, Services and Strategy, US Army CIO/G6

    Brigadier General Anna Eriksson

    Head of Signals and Communications , Swedish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Anna Eriksson

    Present Assignment
    2016 Chief of C4ISR
     

    Record of Service
    2014 Head of Test and Evaluation Unit Air, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
    2012 Commander of Swedish Air Surveillance and Control System (ASACS) Battalion
    2010 Staff Officer, A3, Air Component Command, Headquarters
    2006 Head of Air Combat Department, ASACS Battalion South
    2003 Head teacher tactics, Military Academy Halmstad
    1987 Head of Sections and operator in ASACS Battalion South
    1985 Operator in ASACS Battalion South

    Brigadier General Karol Molenda

    National Cyber Security Center, Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Karol Molenda

    Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis

    SHAPE Assistant Chief Of Staff ACOS J6 Cyberspace, SHAPE
    Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis

    Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis was born on November 19th 1966 on the island of KOS, one of the larger among the Dodecanese.
    He joined the Hellenic Military Academy in 1984, and was commissioned as Signals Second Lieutenant in 1988. During his military career, BGen Arapis has attended and graduated from various courses of the Hellenic Army Signals & Electronic Warfare School, and has been assigned to all available Staff and Command posts in Signals Units, including three unit-level Commanding Officer posts.
    From 2000 to 2002, he attended the CIS advanced course that runs in collaboration with the Informatics and Telecommunications Department of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). After graduating the Supreme Joint War College (SJWC) in 2005 at Thessaloniki, Greece, he received a number of staff appointments, such as G2 in Brigade level and as Intelligence Staff Officer in ISAF HQ (Kabul/Afghanistan) in 2007.
    He spent the next three years (2008-2010) to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), the sole Strategic-level HQ of the Hellenic Armed Forces, as a Defence Policy Directorate Staff Officer, being the custodian for OSCE issues and CFE inspections, a post that proved to be an extensive source of information and indeed a knowledge hub for various strategic, operational and diplomatic issues.
    Between 2011 and 2015, BGen Arapis had the opportunity to receive 2 Operational-level NATO HQ assignments; initially (LtCol) as an Intelligence Staff Officer at ALLIED FORCE COMMAND HQ MADRID, Spain, and subsequently (Col) as Director of Management in LANDCOM Izmir. In parallel, he attended the Hellenic National Defence College (via e-Iearning), thus deepening and enhancing his awareness in military diplomacy and strategic studies. Upon his return to Greece in 2016, he served as Chief of the Exploitation Department of the Intelligence Analysis Directorate at the HNDGS. During this tour, he acquired a Masters degree in Applied Strategy and International Security Studies
    from Plymouth University, and also graduated from the Terrorism and Security Studies course of the “George C. Marshall” European Center for Security Studies,
    keeping himself updated with the latest trends about the security environment and existing threats. After his promotion to Brigadier General on March 5th, 2019, he was assigned as ACOS J6 Cyberspace in SHAPE. His awards and decorations include all the medals-commemorations anticipated for an officer of his rank.
    BGen Pantelis Arapis is married to Maria Parisi, and they have a daughter.

    Brigadier General Robert Drozd

    Chief of the Command and Control J6 Directorate, Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Robert Drozd

    Brigadier General Vasil Sabinski

    Director, EU Military Staff
    Brigadier General Vasil Sabinski

    Brigadier General Vasil SABINSKI was born on 27th October 1964.
    He began his military career in the General Staff Signal Brigade of the Bulgarian Armed Forces in 1988 after completion of a master's degree in Telecommunications from the "Vasil Levski" National Military University
    He subsequently commanded at company and battalion level within the Signal Brigade as well as undertaking positions teaching communication and information systems (CIS) in the National Military University and being the Chief of Unit of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Strategic CIS Command.
    Selected for the General Staff Course at the "G.S.Rakovski" Defense and Staff College, he was promoted to Colonel on completion of the course in 2006 and appointed as the Deputy Commander of the Signal Brigade.
    In 2007 he moved to the Ministry of Defence, initially to be a Government expert on NATO and EU.
    In 2010, he was selected to be the Branch Chief for CIS Policy and Requirements within the EU Military Staff in Brussels.
    Promoted to General rank in August 2017, he returned to the EU Military Staff to assume the position of Director CIS.
    He is married, with two children.

    Captain (N) Ciprian Andronache

    IT and Security Branch Chief, EU Military Staff
    Captain (N) Ciprian Andronache

    Colonel Carlos Jorge de Oliveira Ribeiro

    Deputy Director, Portuguese Army
    Colonel Carlos Jorge de Oliveira Ribeiro

    Colonel Ribeiro was born 1964 and joined to the Army in 1983. Amongst other carrier courses, the Staff Course, the Flag Officer Course, the Electrical Engineering degree and Post-Graduations in Intelligence Warfare/Competitive Intelligence and Project Management.
    Signals Regiment: Support Services Company Commander (1993-94), Deputy Commander (2006-07), Commander (2014-16);
    UNAVEM III in Angola: Signals Company Deputy Commander (1995-96);
    Mechanized Brigade: Signals Company Commander (2001-02);
    Military Academy: Signals Courses Director and Professor (2002-06);
    Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff (2007-11);
    PRT MILREP: Assistant for EU Operations, Exercises and Cooperation (2011-14);
    Communications and Information Systems Directorate: Project Coordination Office Chief (2016-17), Deputy Director (2018-…).

    Colonel Mihai Burlacu

    Deputy Head of Communications and IT Department, Romanian Defence Staff
    Colonel Mihai Burlacu

    Col Mihai Burlacu was commissioned with the 48th Signal Regiment in 1985. He was assigned in various command positions and after the university graduation was appointed with the CIS Command. He undertook various assignments in CIS Operations and Capability Planning within the J6 General Staff and afterwards between 1998-2001 and 2003-2007 he served as the ROU C3 Representative to NATO Hq Brussels. In 2008 he took over CIS Planning Branch/CIS Directorate and later was appointed the commander of the ROU 48th CIS Centre. He worked in Ukraine for EUAM as Senior IT Advisor in 2016 and 2017. He assumed the current position in October 2017. He is married and has one son.
     

    Dr Fulvio Arreghini

    Technical Specialist , OCCAR
    Dr Fulvio Arreghini

    Fulvio Arreghini is a Commander of the Italian Navy, engineering corps. After the Naval Academy course he then served aboard different warships.
    He has been a lecturer at the Italian Naval Academy and University of Pisa and he worked at the Italian Navy experimentation centre for communication and electronics located in Livorno (CSSN ITE) focusing on Software Defined Radio test and evaluation and experimentation. He has a PhD in Communication Engineering with particular focus on SDR.
    His international experiences include being the Italian delegate at the NATO line of sight and beyond line of sight capability teams and a constant involvement in support to the Italian MoD in the Italian National SDR programme.
    Since February 2016 he is assigned to OCCAR EA in support to the ESSOR programme as technical specialist.

    Dr Joanna Sliwa

    Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute
    Dr Joanna Sliwa

    Joanna Sliwa graduated from Warsaw University of Technology in 2003. Since 2003 she has been working in Military Communication Institute in Zegrze. She was involved in the development of Polish Network Enabled Capability Feasibility Study. Currently, she is Head of C4I Systems’ Department. She was an active member of a few NATO working groups, e.g. focusing on Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP), Information Infrastructure Supporting NCW Communications, SOA challenges Over Real Time and Disadvantaged Grids and SOA recommendations for disadvantaged grids in the tactical domain. She is leading research in R&D projects related to efficient information distribution on low levels of command and cyber security of communications systems. In 2011 she received with Honours Ph.D. in telecommunications from Military University of Technology. Since then her research interests are directed towards Software Defined Networking and cognitive networks.

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul

    Head of Cyber Security Laboratory, Military Communication Institute
    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiul is the Principal Expert and the Head of Cyber Security Laboratory in Military Communication Institute in Poland. He obtained MSc degree in 1998 from the Faculty of Cybernetics of Military University of Technology and MBA in 2009 from Leon Kozminski University. In 2014 he defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Modeling of selected cyber threats with ontology and Petri nets” at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. He is the author of dozens of articles and journal manuscripts related to cyber security, cryptology and information assurance. He is also the co-author of a few certified cryptographic solutions applied with success in Polish Armed Forces. His main areas of interest are: intrusion detection, cyber security, public key infrastructure and Network Enabled Capability security.

    Lieutenant Colonel Jon Nypan

    Brigade North G6, Norwegian Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Jon Nypan

    Norwegian army signal officer and currently Brigade North G6.
    Experience from the Signal battalion, Army Land Warfare center, Norwegian Special Operations Forces, NIS and Brigade staff.
    Education:
    Military Academy
    Signal Captain Career Course at Ft Gordon USA
    Norwegian Defence Command and Staff college
    Mainly experience from tactical, sub tactical units and variety of communication systems
     

    Major Dainius Aleksa

    CIS Senior Officer, Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
    Major Dainius Aleksa

    Maj. Dainius Aleksa studied at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania in 1999-2003 (bachelor’s degree in Public Administration) and in 2009-2012 (master's degree in Human Resource Management). He started his professional military service in 2003 as a leader of Signal platoon of 1st Mobile Communications Company at Gediminas Staff Battalion, Lithuanian Armed Forces. In 2005 was appointed as a Head of the Communications Specialist Training Group at the Gediminas Staff Battalion’s Communication Center. Was responsible for providing CIS training to the Lithuanian Armed Forces and for producing and developing CIS courses and training programs. In 2008 was appointed as a Deputy Commander of Communications Company at Gediminas Staff Battalion. Same year was appointed as a Commander of First Signal Company. Since 2013 continued his service as a CIS officer at J6 Department of Joint Staff of Lithuanian Armed Forces. In 2015 took a part in operation “Resolute Support” in Afghanistan, serving as a CIS Project Officer at CIS Department CJ6, responsible for managing long-term CIS projects, overseeing CIS service delivery contracts and CIS budget planning. Same year was appointed as Operations Officer of S3 section at 3rd NATO Signal Battalion in Poland. In 2016-2017 took a part in operation “Active Fence” in Turkey. Out there served as a commander of the Signal Support Group and was responsible for the CIS teams in theatre providing the Operation with NATO communication and information systems. In 2018 was appointed as a Senior CIS planning officer at the Department J6 of Defense Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

    Major General David Isaacson

    Director of Networks, Services and Strategy, US Army CIO/G6
    Major General David Isaacson

    Major General David Isaacson assumed his current position as the Director, Networks, Services and Strategy, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 in August 2018.

    Major Krystian Strzalkowski

    J6 Branch Head, NFIU POL, NATO Force Integration Unit Poland
    Major Krystian  Strzalkowski

    Major Krystian STRZALKOWSKI
    J6 Branch Head, NATO Force Integration Unit
    Bydgoszcz, Poland
    Since: March 2019


    EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
    UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY IN BYDGOSZCZ - Telecommunication and Electronics
    Master of Science.
    MILITARY UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN WARSAW (MUT) - Next generation IT networks
    Postgraduate studies.

    MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
    MILITARY UNIVERSITY OF LAND FORCES IN WROCLAW – Communication
    Second Lieutenant.

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)
    English language – practical usage in NATO Units

    POSITIONS
    2nd IT SUPPORT REGION OF AIR FORCES –Sector Head
    REGIONAL CENTER OF INFORMATICS - Radio Node Head
    MULTINATIONAL DIVISION NORTH EAST - Cyber Warfare Section Head, Operational CIS Staff Officer G6
    NATO FORCE INTEGRATION UNIT POLAND - J6 Branch Head
     

    Major Silver Andre

    Commander ICT Center, Cyber Command, Estonian Defence Forces
    Major Silver Andre

    He was born 1977 in Estonia and started his service in the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) in 1995 as conscript. After the compulsory service, he studied and later worked as NCO and instructor at the NCO school. After completing his studies in the German Army Military School in 2004, he served as platoon leader, company commander, S3 officer and branch chief S3 in the Signals Battalion. After graduating the Euroacademy in Tallinn 2008, he was assigned to the Army Staff (G6). Between 2009 and 2012, he served as S6 officer and later as branch chief S6 in the 1. Infantry Brigade. Meanwhile, in 2011 he was sent to the ISAF mission to Afghanistan, assigned to the RC-SW C6 Staff and was responsible for the ANSF communications planning. After graduating the German Defence Forces´ General Staff College in 2014, he served as staff officer and later branch chief communications systems in the J6 Department of the Estonian Defence Forces HQ. Between 2017 and 2018 he was leading the EDF Cyber Command´ project until 1 July 2018 when Cyber Command was established and was assigned to Chief of Staff. Since 1 March 2019 he is commanding the ICT center.
    He has bachelor degree of art in International Relations (Euroacademy in Tallinn, 2005-2008) and master’s degree of art in Military Leadership and International Security (Helmut-Schmidt University in Hamburg, 2015-2016).
     

    Mr Daan Ruhe

    Global Product Specialist L-TAC, Inmarsat Global Government, Inmarsat
    Mr Daan Ruhe

    Daan is the LTAC Product Specialist within Inmarsat’s Global Government Business Unit, a division that was created to focus specifically on the explicit requirements of government users across military, public safety, border protection and emergency services.

    Inmarsat is a global leader in mobile satellite communication and has been serving governments around the world since it was originally founded by the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1979 to ensure the safety of life at sea. The Global Government Business Unit is specifically tasked with delivering communication certainty to government across air, land and sea. If you need global mobile communications that must work, Inmarsat is the only solution that does so. Every time.

    Daan is responsible for managing Inmarsat’s L-TAC service. L-TAC, when coupled with the Spectra SlingShot applique and a small antenna, is a unique, lightweight, low-power satcom system that enables existing, in-service tactical military and commercial VHF/UHF radios to utilize Inmarsat’s global L-band GEO satellite coverage, effectively providing a radio repeater in space, allowing these radios to be used beyond line of sight, globally.

    Daan joined Inmarsat in 2015 having worked previously as a Solution Architect with Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Daan brings over 20 years of experience in telecommunications to the role and is a true believer in true collaboration between government and commercial providers to help build real solutions to real end user challenges. As such you are far more likely to find him out in the field, talking to operation teams about communications challenges and requirements, demonstrating capability and helping to find efficient solutions that help build situational awareness and deliver operational success.
     

    Mr Darren Lock

    Director C4 Ground Mission Systems and Strategic Products , General Dynamics UK
    Mr Darren Lock

    Darren is a technical director, systems architect and integrator with more than 36 years of experience in bidding, supporting, developing and managing the development and delivery of complex systems. He has an extensive background of IT experience from real-time flight simulation systems, networking, computer-telephony integration, middleware, application development and information systems for large organisations.
    Darren’s career started in the UK Royal Air Force with synthetic trainers, he then moved into commercial IT transformation programmes, and has spent the last 17 years in defence C4I and land digitisation.
    Darren enjoys working in an environment with teams where innovation and collaboration sit at the heart of the business.
     

    Mr David Michalowicz

    Principal, Multi-Disciplinary Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
    Mr David Michalowicz

    Mr. David Michalowicz is a Multi-Disciplinary Systems Engineer in The MITRE National Security Engineering Center, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD). MITRE supports DoD Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Systems through systems engineering efforts, directly supporting DoD’s mission and aligned with its strategic outcomes.

    Mr Ryan Hall

    Data Scientist and US Army Europe G-6 Task Leader , The MITRE Corporation
    Mr Ryan Hall

    Ryan Hall is a systems engineer with over ten years of experience in the defense industry. Since joining The MITRE Corporation, he has worked on communication resiliency topics for various customers, including the US Air Force, US Army, and the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV). Currently based in Europe, Ryan is keenly interested in the unique problems present in the European theater and developing solutions for the US Armed Forces and its allies.

    Mr Simon Coverdale

    Market Development, Glenair
    Mr Simon Coverdale

    More than 20 years’ experience in the Military and Commercial Markets, with the last 3 years dedicated to working with NATO and NATO friendly countries on interoperability solutions for the War Fighter Communication and Power needs.
     

    Mr Tim Hooper

    International Business Development Manager, General Dynamics UK Limited
    Mr Tim Hooper

    Tim has more than 30 years’ experience working with defence forces to provide them with resilient and secure communication and information systems.
    Since 2016, Tim has been leading international business development for General Dynamics Mission Systems in the UK, supporting a number of defence forces to digitise their land tactical C4I systems.
    Following a degree in engineering and a post graduate diploma in marketing, Tim joined Racal Acoustics where he progressed to lead their sales and marketing team. In this role, he secured a variety of contracts, which provided a number of armies with new communication products and systems including the UK, the Netherlands, Canada, Norway and Sweden.
    Following the merger with Thales, Tim moved to Paris where he gained experience working at a corporate level. This included being the product manager for soldier systems and then the strategy director for services.
    Tim now lives in Bristol, UK and is married with three children.

    Mr Wieslaw Gozdziewicz

    Cyber Security Expert, Kosciuszko Institute
    Mr Wieslaw Gozdziewicz

    Wislaw Gozdziewicz, retired Polish Navy officer (Commander - OF-4), graduated the Faculty of Law of the University of Gdansk and then joined the Polish Armed Forces. He has served inter alia in 43rd Naval Airbase in Gdynia, Poland and Public International Law Division of the Legal Department of the Ministry of National Defence. He has also been the Legal Advisor of the NATO Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
    After retiring from the Polish Navy, he started his service as Assistant Legal Advisor at the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway, where he provides legal advice and training on the practicalities of the application of international humanitarian law and legal aspects of military operations, in particular in the cyber domain
     

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    Marriott Hotel Warsaw
    29th January 2020
    Warsaw, Poland

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    Marriott Hotel Warsaw

    Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79, Warsaw, Poland

    Refined luxury and modern sophistication await you here at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the vibrant city centre, our hotel makes it easy for you to experience the best of Poland's capital, while also offering a peaceful sanctuary to return to at the end of a productive day. Our recently renovated lodging showcases boutique comforts including pillowtop bedding, comfortable workspaces, high-speed Internet, and 24-hour room service. Many of our hotel rooms also provide fantastic views of Warsaw city centre. Stop by Parmizzano's, our hotel restaurant, for a taste of Italy here in Poland - or gaze out at the Warsaw skyline as you sip a drink at Panorama Bar & Lounge. SPA FOR YOU, our deluxe hotel spa, is the perfect escape for busy travelers, with a range of refreshing treatments. And our 28,000 square feet of well-appointed event venues set the stage for unforgettable city gatherings. We look forward to making you feel completely at home here at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.

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    Airbus

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    http://www.securecommunications-airbusds.com

    Airbus are world leaders in providing global fixed and mobile secure communication services to governments, militaries and security forces. Indeed, as the world’s number one private-sector military communications provider, we deliver the flexibility, resiliency and security required by demanding governments and militaries. And we do this for all communications applications, whether they’re land, airborne or naval. As a truly global organisation, we at Airbus understand local markets, allowing us to support our customers wherever they are. With regional strategic sales and support services in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, our presence on the ground where our customers need us most is bolstered by our global reach.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.gd-ms.uk

    General Dynamics Mission Systems is a leading international defence company, supplying avionic and tactical communication systems around the world. We have been providing avionic, maritime and vehicle-based systems for more than 70 years, including Bowman, which is currently in-use on a variety of platforms in the British Armed Forces. Our communication and information transfer capabilities offer an open architecture, facilitating a tailored system and hassle-free integration to give the best possible performance for the end-user in their unique environment.


    GISS

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://giss.pl/en/offer/25-offer-en/satellite-systems-pl

    GISS executes technologically advanced projects in the fields of satellite and military communication and air traffic control. Based on our experience and engineering capabilities we design and manufacture range of Ku and X bands satellite terminals starting from man-pack up to flyaway applications. Our man-pack terminals - SatPack Cobalt – is in operation of Polish Armed Forces. We are also providing integration, modernization and service activities for military satcom applications.


    Glenair – Tactical Interconnect Hubs and Power Management Solutions

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    https://www.glenair.com

    Glenair is a global manufacturer of interconnect technology for high-reliability applications. Our lightweight/miniature connectors are used on a wide variety of platforms from fixed wing and rotor aircraft, to ground vehicles and every class of UAV. Glenair MouseBud interconnects are designed for direct incorporation into soldier vest personal area networks. Our Series 804 Mighty Mouse tactical soldier interconnects have become industry standards and are used on more JTAC and DACAS systems than all other miniaturized connector series combined. Glenair multiport STAR-PAN™ USB hub and power distribution systems are designed for maximum open-system compatibility incorporating Ethernet and USB data interfaces. GSA compliant USB 2.0. STAR-PAN™ is both Nett warrior and NATO compatible. The STAR-PAN™ System is capable of smart charging and power distribution utilizing the broad range of current in-service military batteries, as well as Direct Current (DC) power sources. Newly released STAR-PAN™ Mission-Manager adds on-the-fly device integration and hardware management to complex C4ISR systems. The STAR-PAN™ product line is an open architecture system and is compliant with the NATO standard.


    GMRE Inc

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    http://www.bdatech.com

    Black Diamond Advanced Technology (BDATech) is a Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Chandler, AZ and a demonstrated leader in the tactical computing and communication systems industry. Our focus is on the Dismounted Operator and providing them with innovative, trusted technology to ensure mission success. We specialize in creating customized hub systems that are engineered to withstand any environment and control a variety of missions. Because when it matters most you want something Built. Tested. Proven.


    Inmarsat

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    http://www.Inmarsat.com

    Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s best global portfolio of satellite networks, specifically designed for customer mobility, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance. The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for almost 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners. Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government and Aviation satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high quality partner to its customers across the globe.

    For further information, visit Inmarsat.com or follow us on LinkedIn or on Twitter @InmarsatGlobal.



    SynQor

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    https://www.synqor.com/

    SynQor is a leading supplier of power conversion solutions to the military market. SynQor’s innovative products are designed to exceed the demanding performance, quality, and reliability requirements of today’s leading-edge power infrastructure hardware and mobile deployable communications systems. The MilQor series of power supplies and systems brings SynQor’s field proven high-efficiency synchronous-rectifier technology to the Military industry. SynQor’s MilQor Power Supply products include High-Reliability and COTS AC-DC and DC-DC converters and filters. SynQor’s system-level products include Military Ruggedized Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Power Conditioners, Power Inverters, and VPX power supplies.

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    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


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    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


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    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


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    With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


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    The Pulse Of RF & Microwave Engineering, serving the needs of engineering professionals since 1996. We provide RF/microwave engineers with the tools they need to do their jobs, offering a vast technical library, a new products directory, the latest industry news, downloadable software, technology-specific Resource Centers, and more.


    Global Military Communications

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    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


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    This is a professionally edited magazine which focuses on the most important problems of the Polish military, security and defence industry. Much attention is paid on the current political and military situation in the region, new models of armament and military equipment, weaponry exhibitions, current tenders and laid contracts.


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    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.


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    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


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    SatNews is a leading provider of satellite events, news, publications, research and other satellite industry information in the commercial and military enterprises worldwide. SatNews hosts to the SmallSat Symposium and the Satellite Innovation conference, hosted in Silicon Valley. SatNews include Daily and Weekly News Services and SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine, published monthly. satnews.com


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    Refined luxury and modern sophistication await you here at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the vibrant city centre, our hotel makes it easy for you to experience the best of Poland's capital, while also offering a peaceful sanctuary to return to at the end of a productive day. Our recently renovated lodging showcases boutique comforts including pillowtop bedding, comfortable workspaces, high-speed Internet, and 24-hour room service. Many of our hotel rooms also provide fantastic views of Warsaw city centre. Stop by Parmizzano's, our hotel restaurant, for a taste of Italy here in Poland - or gaze out at the Warsaw skyline as you sip a drink at Panorama Bar & Lounge. SPA FOR YOU, our deluxe hotel spa, is the perfect escape for busy travelers, with a range of refreshing treatments. And our 28,000 square feet of well-appointed event venues set the stage for unforgettable city gatherings. We look forward to making you feel completely at home here at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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