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Defence Communication Systems

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM | Online

Building an integrated communication network architecture to optimise defence response

Robust communications systems underpin defence operations across land, sea and sky.  

As well as improving mission effectiveness and incident response, defence communications systems provide reliable, timely and secure information flows, situational awareness and weapons system engagement. They provide critical support to deployed personnel in the army, navy, air force and beyond.

In an evolving operational environment, integrated communication network architecture is essential. However, with emerging technologies, changing priorities and capabilities, communications systems must be reassessed to provide unwavering support to defence operations.

Public Sector Network’s Defence Communication Systems virtual event will assemble local and international defence information experts from across the defence force to showcase integrated networks and information system technologies. By sharing case studies from across agencies, defence professionals can identify how to improve their existing communication systems to better support deployed forces.

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Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Explore real world case studies from local and international defence experts, and gain implementable strategies to secure communication systems in your own agency 

Establish connections to best build holistically integrated systems, equipping CIS operators with infrastructure to enable timely and effective defence response  

Gain insights into the latest communication system technologies, trends and skills transforming defence response, and explore their potential application in various contexts 

Your Expert Speakers

John O’Callaghan (Chair)
Defence Industry Advocate,
Defence Victoria

Peter Bull
Vic President, Digital Systems,
Thales Australia

Shane Fairweather
First Assistant Secretary of Helicopter Systems Division, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG),
Department of Defence

Mike Gallagher
Director, Defence NSW,
Treasury NSW

Andreas Hutzenlaub
Service Line Chief (acting), Network and IT Infrastructure
NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA)

Dr Keyurkumar Patel
SO2 AF CIS Capability Management,
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

Dr Sylvie Perreau
Research Leader Contested Communications, Defence Science and Technology Group (DST),
Department of Defence

Aude Vignelles
Chief Technology Officer,
Australian Space Agency

Agenda at a glance

11:00 AM AEST
Welcome from PSN
11:10 AM AEST
Chair Opening
11:20 AM AEST
The Firefly Project: Using Deployable Communications and Informations System (DCIS) to connect static and deployed users in NATO-led operations
11:35 AM AEST
Partner Session: The future of collaborative combat and how a defence cloud can aid mission effectiveness
11:50 AM AEST
Using space technologies to support communications across land, sea and sky
12:05 PM AEST
Embracing complex systems in defence communications
12:20 PM AEST
12:25 PM AEST
Panel Discussion: Next generation communication system management: Skills, technologies and training
1:00 PM AEST
End of session


What's included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content after the conference on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

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