DSET, FUTURE INDIRECT FIRES AND MORTAR SYSTEMS
6 & 7 March, 2018, Bristol



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ASHTON GATE, BRISTOL, UK 28 FEB - 1 MAR 2017

DSET Conference Programme


Military and Government personnel can attend DSET for free please contact sadielockett@ruddynice.com for a free invitation

Tuesday 28th February

0900-1030  Keynote address & Opening Panel
Brigadier James Woodham, Head of Training, British Army
Col Harry Buhl, Deputy Director, US Army Research Laboratory
Col Timothy Domke, Project Manager, Training Devices, PEOSTRI
Chair: Tess Butler, CEO, Ruddy Nice


1030-1100  Morning Coffee

1100-1230   Training Technology Delivery
Lt Col Oliver Schmidt, Head, A3c Simulation Control Centre, Germany
Colonel Christian Bolivar, Military Attaché to the Embassy of Chile in the UK
Captain Sander Cruiming, Staff Officer M&S, Simulation Centre for Land Warfare, Royal Netherlands Army
Chair: Major Charlie Bagshaw, SO2, CATT, Warminster, UK


1230-1400 Lunch Break


1400-1530  Outputs from R&D Into Training Delivery
Fred Baxter, Niteworks
​Jon Lloyd, Principal Engineer: Live, Virtual and Constructive Simulation Research, DSTL
​Staffan Granberg, Researcher, Wargaming, Sweden Defence College
Chair: Bijal Shah, Deputy Head Joint Training and Simulation, HQ Joint Forces Command


1530 - 1600  Afternoon Coffee

1600 -1730 Procurement
Andrew Radcliffe, Executive Director Business, UK Defence Solutions Centre
Simon Pearce, IPTL TSSP, DE&S, MoD UK
Maj (Retd) Rusty Orwin, Bohemia Interactive Simulations
​Chair: Tess Butler, CEO, Ruddy Nice

Networking drinks 1730-1930


Wednesday 1st March

0900-1030 Innovation

Keynote Speaker: Brigadier James Daniel MBE, Head of Soldier Training & Special Programmes, Abbey Wood

Jim Pennycook, Head of Operations, Centre for Defence Enterprise

Chair: Tess Butler, Ruddy Nice


1030-1100  Morning Coffee


1100-1230  Academia
Tony Cerri, Director, Data Science, Models, Simulations; TRADOC G27 OE Training Support Center, TRADOC, US
​Mr Roy Benda, Scientist, TNO
Professor Bob Stone, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham
​Chair: Maj Tom Mouat, SO2 Simulation and Modelling Technology School, Defence Capability Centre, Defence Academy


1230-1400 Lunch Break

1400-1530 Advanced Engineering
Chair: Sanjay Khetia
Matt Tovey, TSSP System Engineer, DE&S, UK MOD
Afzal Ali, Airbus and UK Defence Solutions Centre


This session will present the trends and technologies that are the foundation of a new era in high value engineering design. With simulation at the heart of product development, the convergence of big data, HPC and cloud is driving an evolution in the engineering design process, enabling collaboration, the development of advanced methods and tools and better product design. With technology advancing at a phenomenal speed, its implementation and application is ever more critical for organisations to benefit from design optimisation, rapid innovation and product differentiation. This session is supported by CFMS.


1530-1600 Afternoon Coffee

1600-1715 Small Business Engagement Workshop

Philip Margerison - ​ Defence Suppliers’ Service – Manager Supply Chain Development, MoD, UK

Howard Gibbs - Head, Small Business Unit, Defence & Security Organisation, Department for International Trade, UK
This session allows SMEs, Military and Government to learn and discuss how SMEs can engage in business with MoD. We will discuss the perceptions and application of risk to SME contracts, sub-contracting to Primes and what direct support there is for those wishing to do business in Defence in the UK and abroad. 


DSET 2017 Ends