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Soldier Equipment Technology Advancement Forum SETAF 2016

  • 14 March, 2016 - 15 March, 2016, London, United Kingdom

Building on the positive feedback and success of our previous meeting in Oslo, the second instalment of SETAF shall seek to bring together soldier modernisation program managers, technical leaders from industry, leading researchers and end users, to proactively advance and develop optimum approaches to dismounted soldier capability.

With its unique and interactive format, we maintain our original belief in “No Attendees only participants”, with the entirety of our attendees playing an active role in the development of ideas. Unlike other events, SETAF is designed around a combination of panel discussions and focused discussion groups, run by co-chairs who are experts in their respective subject matter. With no PowerPoint presentations or keynotes, SETAF will dedicate the precious time of participants to networking and interactive discussions, making it a complementary part of the soldier modernisation communities’ annual training and development programme.

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Drawing on a wealth of experience and technical expertise, SETAF shall cover the key areas that directly influence the operational effectiveness of the dismounted soldier

  • Power
  • Communications
  • Lethality
  • Survivability
  • Mobility
  • Human Factors


Benefits of Attending

  • The only discussion based forum for the soldier community helping advance dismounted capabilities through knowledge exchange and debate, not Power Point presentations or lengthy key note speeches
  • “No attendees, only participants” all attendees have the potential to directly influence and learn from discussions, this a hands on training tool for the community
  • Military Experts confirmed from the UK, United States, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and Portugal
  • The only event that invites technical project managers, scientists and lead engineers from major industry programmes to join and help steer the debate


Plus a Half Day Post Conference Workshop | 16th March 2016

Mastering Soldier Programme Management: Defining Requirements and Optimising Acquisitions
Hosted By Colonel (ret) Richard Hansen, Former Programme Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army, United States

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  • Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen, Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
  • Dr Carsten Cremers, Group Leader Fuel Cells, Applied Electro-Chemistry, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
  • Dr Darren Browning, Capability Lead, Power Sources Team, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
  • Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Matthew Dooley, Former Head of the US Army Lethality Branch, Senior Consultant, Advanced Technologies, John H. Northrop and Associates
  • Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie, S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre, TRADOC, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
  • Lieutenant Colonel Toby Lyle, SO1 Tactical Communications and Information Systems, British Army
  • Major Magnus Hallberg, Product Manager, Personal Protection and Equipment, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Mr Derek Riezebos, Technical Specialist, DNV GL Energy
  • Mr Jasper Groenewegen M.Sc., Specialist Energy Storage, DNV GL Energy
  • Mr John Foley, Thales Soldier Systems Technical Expert, Land and Air, Thales
  • Mr Johnathan Russell, Principle Scientist, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
  • Mr Mark Helliker, Principle Scientist, Armour, Physical Sciences Group, DSTL
  • Mr Olaf Aul, Head of Systems Engineering, Mission Equipment, Rheinmetall Electronics
  • Mr Patrick Curlier, VP Sales & Marketing, Airland Digitization, Sagem Optronics and Defence Division, Sagem
  • Mr Rene Nevola, Principle Scientist, Human Survivability, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
  • Mr Richard Cross, Head of Engineering for Soldier Systems, BAE Systems

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Source : ASDEvents

Published on ASDNews: Feb 4, 2016


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