Industry Day 2010 - Archives
The 2010 conference focused on the relations between ACT, the European Union and Industry and, as such, saw active participation from the European Defence Agency.
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Final Program and Speakers' Biographies
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Medical / Information and Coordination Systems – Health Applications
Crisis now are more and more complex and the area covering Human factors, Health & Environment is a main key for helping political and military commanders to resolve them, and therefore a very promising area for capabilities development for the industry.
The working-session on day 2 of the conference will focus on defining/refining the requirements associated with the creation of electronic health records – one of the solutions to be developed as part of the implementation of the new MEDICS and the necessary link to improve medical support coordination on the field.
During this working-session, ACT subject matter experts will be interested in defining the overall requirements (taking into account those already identified such as receiving patient data collected from different sources (NATO system, nations, civilians); storing this data; being interoperable with NATO and national existing systems and those in development; and having connections with civilian systems) and discussing the technical aspects of this capability development.
The working-session will be used as a first step to discuss the problem statement, identify industry’s interest and initiate ACT-industry collaboration beyond ACT Industry Day 2010.
Industry development and implementation activities in support of NATO Network Enabled Capability (NNEC)
The working-session dedicated to "NATO & EU NEC - Industry Involvement" will aim at initiating a debate between ACT, EDA and Industry on future collaboration regarding NATO / EU NEC. Several briefings will therefore be provide by ACT and EDA experts on the NNEC Body of Knowledge and the NNEC and EU NEC roadmaps which will then be followed by a discussion and debate with attendees.
- NNEC Body of Knowledge, by Col Frederic Sakhochian (20 min + 10 min Q&A)
- The NNEC Roadmap, by Dr. Alberto Domingo, Deputy NNEC Branch Head (15 min) – the EU NEC Roadmap by Mr Marcel Staicu (TBC) (15 min) – 15 min Q&A
- NNEC and Industry by Industry Representative (20 min + 10 min Q&A) (TBD + TBC)
- followed by a global question & answer session and debate (15 min).
Objective of the working session.
The objective of this working session will be to initiate a debate between ACT, EDA and Industry on future collaboration regarding NATO / EU NEC. ACT expects some feedback on its NNEC Body of Knowledge, in particular on the NNEC criteria. In a second stage, ACT and the EDA would like to get some contributions from Industry regarding the Implementation phase of NNEC. These area of cooperation will be discussed during this working session.
Distributed Training and Exercises using Modeling and Simulation
For more than 60 years the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has striven to improve interoperability amongst its member’s militaries. Contemporary operations require multinational operations at increasingly low levels, and the opportunities for expensive live and co-located training events are few, and expected to reduce. Since 2006 the SNOW LEOPARD programme led by Allied Command Transformation has investigated and incorporated technologies into NATO training as the NATO Training Federation. The Challenge now is to extend the existing NATO Training Federation to Nations and to ensure that it meets the challenges of the contemporary operating environment. This has to take place in an increasingly constrained financial environment.
The Distributed Training and Exercise Programme (formally known as SNOW LEOPARD) has as its vision:
To deliver to NATO and Partners a persistent, distributed and joint training capability able to support training from operational to tactical level across the full spectrum of operations, while leveraging existing national expertise and capabilities.
The NTF is used by Joint Warfare Centre at Stavanger, Norway and the Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This existing Capability will require enhancement if it is to meet the expected demand, and some experimentation is already occurring with different Nations to identify, select and implement future standards and architectures.
The aim of this workshop is to update Industry on the proposed way forward for NATO Distributed Training and Exercises and to explore the potential for NATO and Industry collaboration in further demonstrations and experiments.
Industry representatives are requested to share their vision for developments in distributed training and exercises technologies and managed services.
Topics of interest include:
- Distributed Training and Exercises Programme Update
- Developing a Business Case for further investment in DTE
- The Multinational Federation Experiment and potential follow on programme
- Emerging NATO Modelling and Simulation Group 068 Standards
- NATO CAX Toolkit component Development
- Scenario Sharing
- Afghan Mission Network Training and Staging Enclave
- Exploiting the Distributed NATO Battle Lab programme
Topics have been distributed.