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SMi's 23rd annual global MilSatCom Confex - day two USA focused expert speakers announced

Ahead of the 23rd Annual Global MilSatCom Confex in November 2021, SMi Group announces USA focused expert speakers for day two.

As the world enters a new era of near-peer competition, it is widely accepted dogma that no nation will go to war alone. However, significant problems with C2 interoperability between allies remain; despite sustained efforts to align international communications architectures and improve systems integration, a large amount of work must still be done to guarantee that a multinational coalition can communicate as smoothly and quickly as possible.


Building on its success over the years, SMi Group are delighted to welcome the 23rd Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition in London, UK (virtually option available) convening on 2nd to 4th November 2021, with a Disruptive Technology Focus Day on 1st November 2021.


Interested parties can register for this event at the Global MilSatCom website. Take advantage of the early bird offer, register by 30 September 2021 to save UK£100. Taking place in London, UK or attendees have the option to attend virtually with online portal access to the live event.


Ahead of the flagship event in November, SMi Group announce key expert speakers that will be featured on Day Two (3rd November 2021), predominantly focused on the USA:


Opening Keynote Address on Enterprise Vision Requirements and Acquisition by Colonel Ryan Colburn, Chief, Spectrum Warfare Division, SMC, US Space Force


Allied by Design: How Everyone Benefits with an International Mindset from Day One presented by Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Space Force


COMSATCOM for the Warfighter: Transforming SATCOM Capability with Commercial Capacity presented by Ms Clare Grason, Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office, US Space Force


More Day Two expert speaker that will be presenting include:

  • Chair: Mr Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, US DOD CIO

  • Colonel Matthew Holston, Commander, Space Delta 8, US Space Force

  • Mr Gus Anderson, Director of Business Development, Leonardo DRS

  • Mr Michael Baxter, SATCOM Technical Lead, Spectrum Warfare Division, SMC, US Space Force

  • Dr Mark Dale, Director of Business Development, Kratos Space Federal

  • Colonel Shane Taylor, PM Tactical Network, PEO C3T, US Army

  • Mr Rick Lober, General Manager/Vice President Defense & Intelligence Systems, Hughes

  • Mr James Shaw, Director, Government Solutions, Telesat U.S. Services

  • Colonel Ed Skelly, Chief Operations Division, USCENTCOM J6

  • Mr Brad Grady, Principal Analyst, Northern Sky Research

  • Mr Mike Laney, Lead International Engagement for MILSATCOM, Department of the Air Force

Day two of Global MilSatCom 2021 is predominantly focused on the USA. With the ever-growing emphasis on reliable communications for deployed units, the US DoD is investing heavily in MILSATCOM capabilities to achieve and maintain overmatch against its adversaries. Initiatives like the Integrated SATCOM Enterprise Vision, JADC2, OneNetwork and Project Convergence demonstrate this commitment, and we are proud to present a packed day of discussion with leaders from the US DOD’s SATCOM community and their counterparts from the defence industry.


Featuring focus sessions on the SATCOM Enterprise Vision, COMSATCOM, the ground segment, DOD innovation and more, Day two presents an unrivalled opportunity for genuine thought-leadership and conversation that will shape the future of DoD SATCOM.

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