Live at I/ITSEC 2017: On the Ground for Day 1

Welcome to I/ITSEC 2017

Welcome to I/ITSEC 2017. The Modern Military Training team is on the ground in Orlando to learn about the latest in the simulation and training world and Day 1 has been a strong indicator of some truly innovative technologies on the horizon. Here are some snapshots from the first day of the show to give our readers an idea of how we are kicking off this important week for the simulation and training community:

Approximately 15,000 people are expected to attend this year’s show

We’re looking forward to seeing what the industry has planned for 2018 when we walk through the exhibitor hall this week. Specifically, we’re looking forward to the Operation Blended Warrior demonstrations with technology from industry leaders like Rockwell Collins, Boeing and CAE.

More than 400 exhibitors from government, industry, academia, and research organizations come together in the exhibitor hall
Day 1 kicks off with the Operation Blended Warrior exercise.

As show attendees walk through the Orange County Convention Center to register, exhibit and attend panels, they can learn about the evolution of the I/ITSEC show and the world of simulation, with important milestones dating back to 1979 and 1929, respectively.

The evolution of I/ITSEC over the years
The evolution of simulation over the years

Modern Military Training kicks off day one interviewing Steve “Snak” Nakagawa, Principal Business Development Manager, Navy/Air Force LVC of Rockwell Collins about ongoing trends, challenges and the future of simulation and training. In their discussion, Snak highlighted the immense importance of collaboration in the simulation and training community and why events like I/ITSEC are must-attends for true movers and shakers.

We’re excited to follow along with the show this year on social channels with the hashtag #IITSEC. This year’s show even has a QR code scavenger hunt to encourage attendees to check out show highlights. The prize for the most engaged participants? Their name on the I/ITSEC leaderboard and free attendance at next year’s show!

Needless to say, the MMT team is ready for an action-packed week at I/ITSEC and highly anticipates the insights the show has to offer. We’re especially excited to have the opportunity to speak with several of these industry leaders.

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