What a whirlwind I/ITSEC 2017 has been. We’ve heard so much about the future of LVC, the growing role of STE, and how programs like Operation Blended Warrior are pushing the industry and branches of services forward through more cohesive collaboration.
To celebrate a yet another successful week of learning and connecting at I/ITSEC, the team at Modern Military Training compiled some of their favorite moments from the show:
Great keynote @iitsec’s from @TRADOC Commander @USArmy Gen. Perkins calling for a cost effective multifaceted & centralized solution that can deliver at the point of need @etsa_eu #IITSEC2017 #training #simulation #education #CyberSecurity #AugmentedReality #innovation #Military pic.twitter.com/DYv3T6sfMS
— PAULEY (@pauleygtr) November 28, 2017
Opening remarks from General Perkins of TRADOC and Don Ariel of Raydon challenged attendees, both on the industry and the service sides, to work more closely together and think beyond outdated processes. That is how true innovation will take place and that will be the way forward for training our military.
Modern Military Training @sseawright talks with CAE’s Group President Defense Gene Colabatistto @n32jc about #LVC, CAE’s collaboration with @RockwellCollins & trends in military training #IITSEC pic.twitter.com/abBmEtPvrG
— CAE Defence (@CAE_Defence) November 28, 2017
An excellent example of said collaboration is the recently announced partnership between CAE and Rockwell Collins. The company demonstrated an integrated LVC training solution during I/ITSEC this year. Modern Military Training had the opportunity to speak with Gene Colabatistto about the collaboration and how it will improve interoperability for today’s warfighter.
NTSA’s Robb explains Operation Blended Warrior #OBW https://t.co/LuzlCPhH1x via @YouTube#VADAAR #LVC @iitsec 2017 next week!
— ImmersaView (@immersaview) November 23, 2017
Now in it’s third year at I/ITSEC, Operation Blended Warrior (OBW) has become a show staple and really demonstrates for attendees the leading technological partnerships in LVC that are pushing initiatives like interoperability forward. NTSA President RADM James Robb touches on the international aspect of OBW this year and how those international relationships bring important perspectives to the growing arena.
China, Russia, and the US all want to be the leader in #BigData. We need to quickly address #DataScience and #machineintelligence #AI gaps in our government to get us there and enable smart action. #IITSEC2017 pic.twitter.com/sNvFiig1Oy
— Nilofer Saidi (@nilofersaidi) November 30, 2017
#IITSEC’s Big Data & M&S focus event brings military and industry thought leaders to create a two-year implementation vision. pic.twitter.com/Dwum5iZAy2
— I/ITSEC (@iitsec) November 30, 2017
Utilizing technologies like big data, machine learning, and AI were also a major point of discussion at this year’s show. Industry and service experts discussed quite a bit about how and why adoption at the government level is slower and what important needs those technologies would address with regards to more personalized, optimized training.
We had the opportunity to speak with panelist Young Bang of Booz Allen Hamilton about these growing trends and how they will disrupt the training environment. Stay tuned for more video interviews on this topic.
Nick Scarnato gives us all the highlights from #IITSEC this week #training #simulation #military pic.twitter.com/TRX7m38qoO
— Rockwell Collins (@RockwellCollins) November 30, 2017
We also learned quite a bit from industry leaders about making AR, VR, and MR technologies more realistic. As these technologies become more mainstream, the focus of industry leaders like Rockwell Collins is swiveling to enhancing the “reality” part of virtual and augmented reality. Nick Scarnato at Rockwell Collins explained the importance of integrating tactile field elements in the training process.
To read our coverage of this year’s I/ITSEC show, please visit our I/ITSEC 2017 section on Modern Military Training. You can also stay up to date on important trends and best practices in simulation and training by subscribing to our newsletter.