Synthetic and Simulation Training 2019 Summit

  • Synthetic and Simulation Training 2019 Summit
  • September 23-25, 2019
  • Orlando, FL, United States

Advancing Training Capabilities to Maintain Soldier Lethality and Mission Dominance

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement's Synthetic and Simulation Training Summit will return this September 2019. Last fall we heard from some of the biggest decision makers across the military, including Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Cross Functional Team Director Major General Gervais and Major General William Mullen of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM).

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With the global military virtual training budget reaching almost $10 billion, we are excited to dive even deeper into One World Terrain (OWT), Training Simulation Software (TSS), Training Management Tools (TMT) and common user interfaces that will change the entire ecosystem of simulation training capabilities. From technical sessions on 3D simulation systems, sensors, VR, AI and the "game engine", to acquisition priorities across multiple DoD branches, this is a must-attend summit for anyone involved in this digital revolution.

The Synthetic and Simulation Training summit will bring together an audience comprised of Military, Academia, Commercial Aviation, and Gaming sectors to ultimately allow military leaders the ability to plan, prepare, execute, and assess training events through minimal time, money, and people.


Why Attend?

  • Share, connect and learn from top military leaders in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Marines
  • Learn how to improve capabilities to allow our soldiers to conduct training in the environment they will eventually fight on
  • Hear thought leadership from the DOD, Gaming & private sectors
  • Next steps for our current virtual Combined Arms Tactical Trainers
  • Understand the direction & support needed for moving forward with STE advancements

Topics we'll cover include:

  • Streamlining the Acquisition Process to Develop and Faster Deliver Systems and Capabilities
  • Leveraging Technological Advancements that are being made in the Billion Dollar Virtual And Gaming Industry
  • Naval Forces: Developing and Sustaining Real Warfighting Readiness
  • Improving U.S Army Simulated Training through New Technology
  • Commercial Aviation Strategies and Technology Advancements for Simulators and Synthetic Training
  • Delivering the One World Terrain: How do we Accurately Represent Every Part of the Earth
  • Air Force Investments in Range Infrastructure To Support Live Training
  • Synthetic Training and Cyber Defense for Future Combat

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  • Jim Blake, Former Program Executive Officer | PEO STRI, CHAIRMAN | Synthetic and Simulation Training
  • Brigadier General Michael E. Sloane, Program Executive Officer, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)
  • Colonel Robert H. Epstein, Commander, Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS)
  • Joe B. Parson Jr., Highly Qualified Expert, Senior Technical Advisor, Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team (STE-CFT) | U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Colonel Johnny Cochran, Deputy Director, Close Combat Lethality Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Earl Miller, Branch Chief, Special Operations Forces Planning, Rehearsal, and Execution Preparation (SOFPREP), U.S. Special Operations Command (U.S. SOCOM)
  • Eric Seeland, N72 Fleet/Joint Training Technologies, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), U.S. Navy
  • Scott Nutter, General Manager, Pilot Learning & Development, Delta
  • Dr. Tom Creel, Senior Scientist & Geomatics Technical Executive, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Major Travis Sheets (U.S. Air Force), Director of Operations, Designated Federal Officer, Defense Innovation Board
  • Dr. Kevin Gluck, Principal Cognitive Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Christine Covas-Smith, Division Chief, Future Learning Environments, Air Education and Training Command | U.S. Air Force
  • Ruben Garza, Director, Defense Medical Modeling & Simulation Office (J7)
  • Benjamin Noel, Executive Director, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, University of Central Florida
  • Jennifer McArdle, Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense, Salve Regina University
  • Dr. Ulrik Christensen, CEO, Area9 Lyceum

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jul 30, 2019