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Featured Speakers :

Professor Elias Stipidis
Professor Elias Stipidis
Director
Vetronics Research Centre
NATO Codification AC/135
Elaine Chapman
Budget and Strategic Planning Committee and Director of the US National Codification Bureau
NATO Codification AC/135
Fraunhofer Institute
Doctor Michael Gerz
Head of Group Interoperability & Testing
Fraunhofer Institute
Spanish Navy
Captain Antonio González García
SCOMBA Program Manager
Spanish Navy
Finnish Defence Forces
Major, PhD Tapio Saarelainen
Docent
Finnish Defence Forces
Romanian Ministry of National Defence
Major Dan Fostea
Head of Scientific Research Section, Communications and Informatics Systems
Romanian Ministry of National Defence
 Judy Cerenzia
Judy Cerenzia
Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium Director
The Open Group
EDA
Dr. Nobert Härle
Head of Technology Strategies, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics
EDA
US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center
Mr. William Jacobs
Project Engineer, JMR TD Mission Systems Architecture Demonstration (MSAD)
US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center
Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)
David Boyett
Program Manager
Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)
EDA
Ignacio Montiel-Sanchez
Technology Projects Officer
EDA
Fraunhofer FKIE
Daniel Ota
Team Leader Vetronics
Fraunhofer FKIE
Armasuisse
Maxime Bagnou
Senior Project Manager
Armasuisse
Professor David Miskimens
Professor David Miskimens
Project Management and Mission Assistance
Defence Aquisition Univsersity
Market Altitude
Geoff Revill
Consultant and Technology Evangelist
Market Altitude
Lockheed Martin
Dennis Stevens
FACE Consortium Business Working Group Chair
Lockheed Martin

The only forum supporting tri-service Interoperable Open Architecture initiatives

Interoperable Open Architecture 2016 will bring together subject matter experts, procurement agents and other invested parties from the international community to discuss ongoing projects, offering solutions and guidelines as the open architecture approach continues to gain momentum.

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Armies, Navies, and Air Forces in every modern military have adopted the principles of Interoperable Open Architecture (IOA), which speed up the acquisition and upgrading of platforms, augment the procurement of customized systems, and ultimately reduce through-life costs. NATO’s coalition offices, the European Space Agency and other procurement offices have all embraced this cost-effective strategy to keep up with the pace of technological change in an increasingly challenging economic environment.

The forum will also further the technical discussion on state-of-the-art programmes including LAVOSAR II, SoSA languages, CDS, and SBSA amongst others.

There are a myriad of reasons you should attend the Interoperable Open Architecture Event, from getting to network with international architecture experts to learning best practices from esteemed practitioners in your field. 

Check out the top 5 reasons you should attend this year's event:

  • Be able to recognise how common architecture frameworks have been implemented in tri-service environment, to enable cheaper and faster systems integration for Land Platforms with LAVOSAR II, Naval Surface Warships with SoA, and Air Jetfighters with FACE standards

  • See the transition of interoperability programmes from scratch, to the delivery of results in real programmes based on the needs and experience of operators and vendors: Modular Open System Architectures (MOSA), Joint Common Architecture (JCA)- and apply lessons learned to your own real-world applications

  • Support and join initiatives led by military and industry partners and achieve significant benefits, by setting standards for best practice, by assessing the implications of interoperability and promoting its benefits in the long-term for users and developers

  • Receive briefings by military and industry leaders who have implemented standardisation and interoperability through open architecture and proven that it is possible to reduce costs in their acquisition programmes, by breaking the traditional rule of “only prime contractor”

  • Open the door for future business opportunities by understanding how to develop open architecture-compatible equipment and solutions

Testimonials

“Excellent. Good eye opener. Excellent forum to share experience and establish contacts” -Guy Blier, DND, Support System Engineer, Canada
“All very capable speakers well versed in their topics” -Derek Tatters, SELEX Galileo, Principal Software Engineer, UK
“The overall content was high and very interesting material from a diverse group of people” -Gerard Walles, NAVAIR, Manager, US NAVY
“An excellent conference that gave me a far wider appreciation of IOA issues” -Robert Kitt, Maritime Combat Systems - Combat System Evolution, UK MoD (Royal Navy)
“Extremely valuable forum for networking and building international relations” -Fiona Tarlton, Senior DAS Engineer, Dstl
“Very informative, as it addressed both the business and technical imperatives of the Open Architecture world” -Jean-Yves Lamarre, President, Initium Systems Inc, Canada
“Good to hear from different speakers focusing on various aspects of IOA and its key advantages” -Dave Eng, Singapore Technologies, Kinetics Principal Engineer, Singapore
“Sessions were good, with great interaction with audience” -Jon Sparks, Met Office, Business Development Manager (Defence)

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