4-Day Schedule

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  • Day 1

    Mon. April 15, 2019

  • Day 2

    Tues. April 16, 2019

  • Day 3

    Wed. April 17, 2019

  • Day 4

    Thurs. April 18, 2019

  • Pick up name badge and information packet at dedicated forum registration table set up in the hotel lobby.
    Where
    Shelbourne Reception Lobby

  • Training will provide an overview and hands-on experience configuring an SD-WAN solution with advanced routing, segmentation, and security capabilities for interconnecting complex enterprise networks from home station to the tactical edge.
    Training and Certification
    Where
    The Shelbourne

  • A hands-on workshop that will show you how field operators can rapidly deploy, provision and scale mission-critical applications in the field with one-click simplicity. With Nutanix Calm, field-operators can harness enterprise-grade features in the theater and support the mission with application automation and lifecycle management capabilities that span multi-cloud environments. Calm builds on a proven web-scale software platform to make the entire IT infrastructure more agile and application centric.
    Training and Certification
    Where
    Location: The St. Stephen’s Suite, First Floor, The Shelbourne Hotel

  • This session covers an introduction to virtual networking, defined in software, and how to visualize it. VMware NSX elevates the network security and forwarding decisions to a distributed layer closest to the work loads. This enables automation, micro-segmentation, and cloud networking. Technologies introduced: NSX, Network Insight, and VeloCloud SD-WAN.
    Training and Certification
    Where
    The Setanta Suite, First Floor, The Shelbourne Hotel

  • A presentation on protecting the cloud/virtualized data center; the hidden costs of a detection-based approach
    Where
    The Setanta Suite, Second Floor, The Shelbourne Hotel

  • Attire: Smart Casual
    Networking
    Where
    The Shelbourne, No. 27 Bar and Restaurant

  • Pick up your name badge and information packet at the dedicated forum check-in table located in The Shelbourne Hotel Lobby.
    Where
    The Shelbourne Hotel Lobby

  • Light networking opportunity over coffee, tea, and scones.
    Networking
    Where
    Exhibit Hall

  • Ash Carter served as the 25th Secretary of Defense. For over 35 years inside government under presidents of both political parties as well as in the private sector, Carter has leveraged his extraordinary experience in national security, technology and innovation to defend the United States and make a better world. Carter served as Defense Secretary from 2015 to 2017. Leading the largest organization in the world with more than three million civilian and military employees and an annual budget of more than half a trillion dollars, Carter became known for his savvy leadership and for ensuring the Pentagon thought “outside its five-sided box.” At a time of global change and congressional gridlock, Carter transformed the way the Defense Department fought adversaries, stood with allies and partners, planned and budgeted, partnered with private enterprises, and managed its talent.
    Building a Bridge Between Government and Industry
    Where
    Ballroom

  • Moderated by: COL John McLaughlin, USA (Ret.), former Director, C4 Operations, SOCOM Panel Members: • CW5 Burke Brooks, USA (ret.), former Chief Engineer, SOCOM, J6 • Amazon • JCSE (Invited) • SOCOM (Invited) • DISA (Invited)
    Software-Defined Networking
    Where
    Ballroom

  • provided and included in cost of registration
    Networking

  • 14:00 – 14:30: NFVIS (Klas Telecom/Cisco) 14:30 – 15:00: Software Defined Networks 15:00 – 14:30 Network Management
    Software-Defined Networking
    Technology Innovation
    Where
    Breakout Rooms

  • Welcome and introductions
    Executive Communications
    Gray networks

  • The military operates in contested environments in both peace and war. This panel discussion will shed light on the difficulties faced in this environment and ideas on how to improve our ability to operate and fight in the contested electronic warfare and cyber environments including all aspects of CEMA as we are confronted with everything from peer competitors, regional rouge states, terrorists, and ourselves.
    Operating in Contested Environments
    Where
    Ballroom

  • Transportation: Please be in the Lobby by 1800. Buses depart from the hotel at 1815 sharp. Buses return to The Shelbourne at 2200. Attire: Smart Casual Join us for dinner at Croke Park Stadium (home to the Gaelic Athletic Association which governs Gaelic Games - hurling and Gaelic football).
    Networking
    Where
    Location: Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

  • Light networking opportunity over coffee, tea, and scones.
    Networking
    Where
    Exhibit Hall

  • A brief overview of AI and ML and how it can be applied to support military operations.

  • This panel explores important ideas and use cases for how AI and ML will support military operations. It will also explore some of the difficulties implementing AI and ML at the tactical edge and what can be done to address susceptibility to attack.
    Where
    Ballroom

  • 11:30 – 12:00 AI and ML (expounded) 12:00 – 12:30 ISR and Video Distribution 12:30 – 13:00 Requirements discussion for Deployable Cellular: 5G, LTE and MulteFire
    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Military Application
    Deployable 5G LTE and MulteFire
    ISR
    Software
    Where
    Breakout room

  • provided and included in cost of registration
    Networking

  • Increasingly, the cloud is in wide use as part of our nation’s defense. There are important benefits and challenges affecting the military as it determines how to implement the use of the cloud by utilizing public, private and/or hybrid capabilities. This panel discusses benefits, pitfalls, challenges and methodologies for how to utilize the cloud in garrison and tactical environments. Moderated by: LTG Mark Bowman, USA (Ret.), former Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) / Cyber, Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6/CIO, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Panelists: • SES John Wilcox, former CIO, SOCOM, J6 • COL John McLaughlin, USA (Ret.), former Director, C4 Operations, SOCOM • CW5 Robert G. Byrd, SOCOM J6 Chief Engineer and Senior Technical advisor • Army Force Modernization Command G6 (Invited) • DISA (invited)
    Cloud Computing at the Tactical Edge
    Where
    Ballroom

  • 15:30 – 16:30 Cloud to Edge 16:30 – 17:00 Cross Domain and Multi-Enclave Solutions
    Cloud Computing at the Tactical Edge
    Modular and Scalable Tactical Network Systems
    Tactical Communications
    Technology Innovation
    Where
    Breakout Room

  • Multi-Domain/Multi-Enclave, Secure, Mobile Communications
    Executive Communications
    Gray networks
    Technology Innovation

  • Transportation: Brasserie is within a 10 minute walking distance from The Shelbourne Hotel. Please depart the hotel at 1815 to arrive at the restaurant at 1830 Attire: Smart Casual
    Executive Communications
    Gray networks
    Where
    66-67 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

  • Light networking opportunity over coffee, tea, and scones.
    Networking
    Where
    Exhibit Hall

  • Jeff Watkins currently serves as the Communications Director for the National Security Agency’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program. CSfC is part of NSA’s encryption solution strategy, which leverages current commercial technology and industry innovation to deliver secure cybersecurity solutions. Jeff graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland University College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management. During his 35-year career at NSA Mr. Watkins has developed and deployed numerous special purpose secure voice interfaces, provided information system security engineering support to the Combatant Commands/Military Services/Agencies, and managed the certification of cross domain solutions to meet Warfighters’ requirements. Jeff also served in the field as NSA’s Liaison to the Defense Information Systems Agency. Mr. Watkins was born, raised and currently resides in Maryland (yes, the crab cakes are that good). He and his wife Cindy have been married for 29 years. They are blessed with two daughters: Erika, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; and Hannah, the world’s pre-eminent expert on all things Harry Potter (so it is claimed).
    Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) with Support from the NSA
    Where
    Ballroom

  • Since NSA approved the use of CSfC, they have become a great tool for organizations and individuals. This panel explores the benefits of CSfC, how it is being utilized, how to implement the gray networks that supports it, and the next mission areas that can benefit from these networks use. Moderated by: Maj. Gen Mark Clark, USMC (Ret.) who most recently served on active duty as the fourth commander of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC). Panelists: • Mr. Jeffrey Watkins, Communications Director, CSfC, NSA • COL John McLaughlin, USA (Ret.), former Director, C4 Operations, SOCOM • CDR David Perry, Division Chief, SOCEUR • CW4 Burke Brooks, USA (Ret.), former Chief Engineer, SOCOM, J6 • DISA (Invited) • SecDef Comms (Invited)
    Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) with Support from the NSA
    Where
    ballroom

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Wireless CSfC Entry Point 11:30 – 12:00 Gray Networks
    Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) with Support from the NSA
    Gray networks
    Technology Innovation
    Where
    The Great Room

  • **Provided and included in the cost of registration
    Networking
    Where
    First Floor

  • During this training, attendees will become familiar with Klas Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Radio Integration Kit (TRIK) solution. TRIK allows users the ability to extend the Voyager 8 system’s capabilities to support a range of radios without compromising on size, weight, and power (SWaP). Learn why the flexibility to deliver route, switch, compute, and storage along with seamless tactical radio integration makes Voyager 8 the deployable networking system of choice. Klas Telecom is proud to introduce the next generation in Radio over IP (RoIP) tactical communication modules. Fueled by CISTECH Solution technology, the VoyagerEMm is an integrated RoIP system with interfaces for radio, Ethernet, and handset audio. Learn how to integrate VoyagerEMm into your existing tactical network.
    Technology Innovation
    Where
    The Constitution Room, Second Floor, The Shelbourne Hotel Sandwiches will be served

  • Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served In order to properly construct, manage, and diagnose end-to-end full-motion video (FMV) streaming applications, it is important to understand the various components that comprise video contribution, video distribution, and video consumption workflows. Moreover, video can be better optimized for processing, exploitation and www.deployablecommunicationsforum.com dissemination (PED) with careful planning and knowledge of how various components interact and affect video steam quality, latency, and bitrate. This training course will educate users on video compression fundamentals, the proper way to configure Haivision video encoding and transcoding systems, and deployment options to meet specific mission requirements.
    Executive Communications
    Gray networks
    Where
    The George Moore Suite, Second Floor, The Shelbourne Hotel

  • Transportation: Please be in the Lobby by 1815. Buses depart from the hotel at 1830 sharp. Attire: Smart Casual
    Networking
    Where
    St. James’ Gate, Dublin 8