SMi reports: Exclusive Interview with Colonel John M. Ferrell, US Army Released

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In the run up to SMi’s 7th annual conference on Joint Forces Simulation and Training , Colonel John M. Ferrell , Deputy Director, NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence, US Army, was asked a few questions regarding the event taking place next week in London and about the main challenges currently facing Collaborative Simulation and Training methods.

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As technologists continue to overcome barriers to technical interoperability and cloud computing and even quantum computing become more prevalent...

On what Colonel John M. Ferrell sees emerging technologies impacting upon joint forces simulation and training in the future, he said: "As technologists continue to overcome barriers to technical interoperability and cloud computing and even quantum computing become more prevalent... "

Join Colonel John M. Ferrell and other international Military representatives at the conference next week and benefit from comprehensive training solutions. Be part of a major networking experience where you will hear presentations, cases studies and panel discussions from international military services focusing on the latest developments and technological advances in the quest for a more unified military unit.

In his presentation at the second day of Joint Forces Simulation and Training, the Colonel will provide an overview of the NATO M&S COE. As a fairly new organization, he hopes to inform the audience of their mission and role in NATO’s M&S Community, to create understanding of our capabilities that they provide for the alliance, and develop new potential partnerships with industry, academia and other government bodies.

Don't miss the chance to join Colonel John M. Ferrell in a panel discussion on Needs, Wants and Latest Developments. His experience as a Warfighter, U.S. Army Simulation Officer and as Director of the NATO M&S Coe will offer the attendees a unique perspective on this topic.

Download the Preliminary List of Attendees Here

Remember to check out the pre-conference workshop taking place on 2nd February 2016:
'Modern Techniques and Technologies for the Enhancement of Training both Regulars and Reserves' will be hosted by Andrew Joly and Roy Evans, LEO. The workshop will explore what defence can learn from industry in meeting learner's expectations with effective blended learning programmes, content and learner engagement.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please visit our website or contact Guy Hippisley Cox on +44 20 7827 6197 or ghippisleycox(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk.

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