Speakers

Brigadier Mick Ryan

Director General Training and Doctrine, Forces Command, Australian Army

Brigadier Mick Ryan

Brigadier Mick Ryan graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1989. He is a Combat Engineer, and has served in various command and staff appointments in Australia and overseas. Career highlights prior to unit command include: in 2000, serving with the 6th Infantry Battalion Group, in East Timor; in 2003, being the lead planner for development of the first ADF Network Centric arfare Roadmap; and in 2005, serving as the Deputy J3 for the Multi‐National Security Transition Command – Iraq, in Baghdad.

Brigadier Ryan commanded the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment from January 2006 until December 2007, also commanding the 1st Reconstruction Task Force in southern Afghanistan from August 2006 until April 2007. He was awarded the Order of Australia for the performance of his duties as Commanding Officer of the 1st Reconstruction Task Force. In 2008, he served on Army Headquarters, working primarily on the Adaptive Army strategic reform initiative. In 2009, he served as the Military Assistant to the Chief of Army.

From 2010 until 2011, Brigadier Ryan worked in the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell (PACC) on The US Joint Staff, as the Division Chief for Governance, Development and Engagement, and subsequently in a new Strategy and Policy Division. As part of his duties, he led the Joint Staff contribution for the President’s Afghanistan‐Pakistan Annual Review for the National Security Committee in 2010 and led Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell support o the confirmation of General John Allen in his Senate Confirmation for command in Afghanistan.

In January 2013, was appointed Director General Strategic Plans in Army Headquarters. During his time in this appointment, he was responsible for Army’s contribution to the Defence White Paper and Force Structure Review, design of the Army beyond 2020, Army experimentation, as well as fostering intellectual debate through the Army Journal and the eestablishment of the Land Power Forum internet blog.

Brigadier Ryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of New England and is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force School of Languages (Bahasa Indonesia). He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Command and Staff College, and is also a graduate of the USMC School of Advanced Warfighting. Most recently, in 2012, he graduated with distinction from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, earning a Masters in International Public Policy.

From October 2014 until February 2016, Brigadier Ryan commanded the 1st Brigade in Darwin, the Australians Army's oldest and most operationally experienced combat formation.

Brigadier Ryan has a long‐standing interest in military history and strategy, organizational innovation, complex adaptive systems and adaptation theory. He is a proud Member of the Military Writers Guild.

He was appointed Director General Training and Doctrine in February 2016.

Anthony Lim

Director, Cloud Security Alliance

Anthony Lim

Anthony is a cyber-security & governance pioneer and veteran business leader, advocate, consultant, instructor and auditor, with some 20 years’ professional experience. He has held inaugural Asia Pacific security business management roles at Check Point, CA (Computer Associates) and IBM, among other IT vendors. He is a 2-time recipient of isc2.org senior information security leadership award, and was on the committee which built its international cloud security professional technical certification. He was their foremost application security advocate, and also for IBM, in the AP region. Anthony is a long-time well-known speaker and content-provider for many industry, business, government and academic conferences, workshops, committees, executive roundtables and media (print, broadcast, internet) for matters of security and governance, and has been interviewed often on TV news, including BBC recently. He has presented at NATO and Stanford University seminars. Anthony is a guest and adjunct instructor at some tertiary and professional institutions in the region, and his current research, advocacy and consulting pursuits are in cloud security and smart nation / safe cities. He is also a consultant for some listed companies, government agencies and IT vendors, and is a life alumni member of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jan F. Seidel

Head of Business Development and Support, Rheinmetall Defence

Jan F. Seidel

Mr. Seidel holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich, Germany and an MBA from the Henley Business School in Henley-onThames, UK. During 12 years he served as a Technical Officer in the German Air Force. A former Captain, he held various posts related to the Eurofighter Typhoon project. Before joining Rheinmetall he worked with MTU Maintenance in the domain of commercial aircraft engine MRO.

In his current position he and his department are in charge of Business Development and Sales Support activities for Rheinmetall Defence’s business unit Simulation and Training. They are responsible for developing new markets, conducting market research, contributing to business strategy, supporting marketing activities, performing competition analysis, managing sales processes and providing bid management services.

The Rheinmetall Group is an internationally successful player in the markets for automotive components and defence equipment. With a history going back to the 19th century today more than 20.000 people worldwide proudly develop products and provide services addressing the vital customer needs for security and mobility. Rheinmetall Defence is Europe’s foremost supplier of military technology and a longstanding partner of Armed Forces on all continents.

Professor Mark Wiggins

Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University

Professor Mark Wiggins

Mark Wiggins is a Professor of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has a PhD from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training and Director of the Macquarie University Integrated Simulation Hub.

Mark’s leads two Australian Government supported projects investigating the acquisition, development and assessment of cues in advanced technology systems. He has acted as an advisor to national and international organisations including the United States Federal Aviation Administration, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the Victorian Department of Infrastructure, the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission, and THALES.

Terry Martin

Associate Professor , Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation, Queensland University of Technology

Terry Martin

Associate Professor Martin is a former military officer, having served in both RAAF and Army as an avionics engineer. Over the past 30 years, he has worked on a variety of manned platforms (F111, FA-18, Wedgetail, MultiRole Tanker, Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, Blackhawk, Chinook, UK Lynx) and unmanned platforms (Heron, Shadow and more recently: Triton). He holds a number of post graduate qualifications in aerospace related areas, in addition to a Chief of Army sponsored PhD in Machine Learning and Signal Processing. He is the applied Research Lead at Nova Systems, an Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT, Industry Chair of the CASA UAS Standards Committee, member of the international RTCA Steering Committee 228, and a Board Member of Department of Defence Rapid Prototyping Development and Evaluation organisation. His current research interests include discrete event modelling, UAV integration into the NAS, UAV Detect and Avoid, Manned-Unmanned Teaming and UAV Traffic Management.

Ulf Mielke

Senior Sales Manager, Land Simulation, Rheinmetall Defence

Ulf Mielke

Ulf Mielke (47) is senior sales manager for Army training solutions at Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of the Federal German Armed Forces. Before joining Rheinmetall Defence Electronics he served 14 years as officer in the German Armed Forces where his last assignment was as chief of an artillery howitzer battery.

Since 2007 he has been working in the area of live, virtual and constructive simulation as well as networked training systems. In his current position he is in charge of international sales management for customer specific solutions for gunnery and combat training, driver training and constructive simulation systems.

The Rheinmetall Group is an internationally successful player in the markets for automotive components and defence equipment. With a history going back to the 19th century today more than 20.000 people worldwide proudly develop products and provide services addressing the vital customer needs for security and mobility. Rheinmetall Defence is Europe’s foremost supplier of military technology and a longstanding partner of Armed Forces on all continents.

Paul Burton

Director, Defence Industry and Budgets, IHS Jane’s

Paul Burton

Mr. Paul Burton serves as Director, Aerospace and Defence content, and has been based in Singapore since January 2014. He is currently responsible for managing a team of global defence analysts and provides business development support in Asia. Mr. Burton brings 15 years of defence sector experience, working variously at IHS, BAE SYSTEMS, Jane’s Information Group and the United Kingdom Parliament in numerous research and management roles. He previously was director of policy at the International Council on Security and Development, a think tank specializing on Afghanistan. Mr. Burton’s university degrees include a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Politics from the University of Portsmouth, England, and a Master of Arts, U.S. Studies with emphasis on foreign policy from the School of the Americas, University of London, U.K.

Jonathan Dean

Senior Research Scientist, Cyber Situation Awareness Group, Defence Science & Technology Group Australia

Jonathan Dean

Jon Dean is a Discipline Lead and Senior Cyber Security Researcher with Australian Defence Science & Technology Group (DST Group). Over the past 14 years Jon has led the research, development and delivery into service of numerous technologies to support Defensive Cyber Operations in both national and international Security Operation Centres. His research currently focuses on cyber mission modelling and automated vulnerability assessment drawing on the disciplines of Modelling & Simulation, and Machine Learning. Through his role, Jon also supports the assessment and analysis of cyber exercises.

Sathish Ashwin

, Head - National Cyber Defence Research Centre

Sathish Ashwin

SathIsh AshwIn is a Security Expert and White-Hat Hacker from India. He is the Head of Research and Operations at National Cyber Defence Research Centre India and works with Deep Identity India pvt, ltd., as information security researcher focusing on threat intelligence, investigation of advanced cyber attacks, researching on cyber espionage and APT attacks. He is also the Director of BRICS (Brazil Russia India China South Africa) – The Cyber Defence Forum, Director CAP - Cyber Awareness Program for Women and Children, Regional Head - Entrepreneurs Council of India and Core Member RAC – Recruitment Analysis Council. His fields of research include application security, Internet of Things(IoT), Internet of Brains(IoB), malware analysis, and threat intelligence. He is an active speaker at security conferences like OWASP, National Cyber Defence Summit, National Cyber Safety & Security Standards Summit, InCyCon etc., He has also authored various articles in Indian Cyber Security E-Mazagine, National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook v1 & v2, Hackershat magazines etc. So far he has helped and trained more than 10,000+ students and professionals across the country. He is incisive with his strategic insight and understanding of internal and external security issues including the emerging international dynamics. Presently he contributes meaningfully through experience sharing and formal interface with different organizations at the operational, directional and strategic level. He is mentoring start–ups, research students and new initiatives that are in the domain of Information Security. He is an active participant with various think tanks on a wide range of subjects and is also a motivational speaker on leadership.

Eun Chul Son

Chief of Tech Support, Combined Battle Simulation Center, Republic of Korea Army

Eun Chul Son

He graduated Korea Military Academy 1994, have served a various military position with commander and staff. He also had studied Industrial Engineering Master's degree & Ph. D at Seoul National University. He was project manager officer of ChangJo21 model(ROKA ground model). His main mission is management of ROK federates interoperability with US federates and control combined federation by KSIMS(Korea SIMulation System). He is project manager officer of KSIMS. He is one of military expert in Defense Analysis and M&S support area.

Professor Peter Haddawy

Computer Science Academic Group, Faculty of Information And Communication Technology, Mahidol University

Professor Peter Haddawy

Professor Haddawy received a BA in Mathematics from Pomona College in 1981 and MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1986 and 1991, respectively. He was tenured Associated Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Director of the Decision Systems and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory there through 2002. Subsequently, he served as Professor of Computer Science and Information Management at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) through 2010 and the Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2005 to 2010. He served in the United Nations as Director of UNU-IIST from 2010 through 2013. Professor Haddawy has been a Fulbright Fellow, HWK Fellow, Avery Brundage Scholar, and Shell Oil Company Fellow. His research falls broadly in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Medical Informatics, and Scientometrics and he has published over 100 refereed papers with his work widely cited. His research in Artificial Intelligence has concentrated on the use of decision-theoretic principles to build intelligent systems and he has conducted seminal work in the areas of decision-theoretic planning and probability logic. His current work focuses on intelligent medical training systems and modeling of vector-borne disease. In the area of Scientometrics Prof. Haddawy has focused on development of novel analytical techniques motivated by and applied to practical policy issues. He currently holds a professorship in the Faculty of ICT at Mahidol University in Thailand.

Col. Kam Yean Kong

Head Training & Simulation Group, Singapore Armed Force

Colonel Kam Yean KONG joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in Mar 1987. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1988 and attended advanced training to become a Guards Officer in the same year. Colonel Kong’s past command appointments in the SAF include: Platoon and Company Commander, in a Guards Battalion, Commanding officer of an Infantry Battalion and Brigade Commander of a National Service Guards Brigade. He has also served in the following staff appointments: staff officer in General Staff, company umpire in the Army Training and Evaluation Centre, Brigade Operation Officer, Head of Plans in the HQ Infantry, Branch Head in the Join Plans and Training Directorate. Prior to his present appointment, Colonel Kong was a Foreign Liaison Officer to the United States Marine Corps at the MCCDC, Quantico, between 2010 and 2012. As Head of the Training and Simulation Group, Colonel Kong is responsible for the master planning and development of the Army’s learning systems, local training land, and training simulation systems. He also oversees the operation and maintenance of Army level training facilities, like rifle ranges, urban training facility, Army Wargame Centre, and Battlefield Instrumentation.

Rear Admiral Tatsuya Futakawa

Vice President, JMSDF Command and Staff College

Rear Admiral Tatsuya Futakawa

Rear Admiral Tatsuya Futakawa joined the Maritime Officer Candidate School (MOCS) at Etajima in 1988 after studying for 4 years at the National Defense Academy where he majored in Engineering. After one year professional education and training at the MOCS, he was commissioned in 1989 and started his naval carrier as Naval Aviator officer P-3C TACCO. His command tours include the Commanding Officer, Chief of 3rd Flight Division Atsugi and VP-2 (Hatinohe). Shore duties include tours as Opration and Plan Staff of Self Defense Fleet, Chief of Annual Programming Section, Director of Administration Div. at the Maritime Staff Office. As a flag officer, he was Chief of Staff, Commandant Ominato District, and, Commander, Fleet Air Wing4(Atsugi). Rear Admiral Futakawa graduated from Staff Course at MCSC and Naval Command College of U.S.Naval War College and Spcial Course of National Institute for Defense Studies.

Group Capt. Chamnan Kumsap

Head of Simulation Group, Defence Technology Institute Thailand

Group Capt. Chamnan Kumsap

Group Captain Chamnan Kumsap is a former Royal Thai Air Force officer and now working as the research and development director of applications of military simulation and training at Defence Technology Institute (Public Organization), the Ministry of Defense, the Kingdom of Thailand. He received BSc in Physical Chemistry from the Royal Thai Air Force Academy in 1992, MSc in GIS from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 and PhD in Remote Sensing and GIS from the Asian Institute of Technology in 2005. He has conducted research and development projects, published academic papers, authored and coauthored books, and advised research projects corresponding to his research interests including military simulation and training, modeling and simulation, GIS, terrain modeling, UAV-based terrain modeling, and landscape visualization. His e-mail address is chamnan.k@dti.or.th.

Col. Dr Arwin Sumari

Policy Analyst for Economic Contingency Plan, National Resilience Council Indonesia

Col. Dr Arwin Sumari

Colonel (Electronics) Dr. Arwin Datumaya Wahyudi Sumari, S.T., M.T. is an Indonesian Air Force Officer who now is with Secretariat General of National Resilience Council of the Republic of Indonesia. He achieved Adi Makayasa Medal as the Best of the Best 1991 Graduate and the Best Graduate of Electronics Majoring of the Indonesian Air Force Academy. Col. Sumari finished his School of Staff and Command of the Indonesian Airforce in 2011 and achieved “Sastratama” as the Best Thesis. He also holds some certification in Flight Simulation especially for F-16A Fighting Falcon. In academic field, Dr. Sumari holds Bachelor in Electronics (S.T.), Master in Computer Engineering (M.T.) and Doctor (Dr.) in Electrical Engineering and Informatics from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). All degrees were achieved with Cum Laude predicate. His research interests covers Cognitive Artificial Intelligence for Defense and Security, Information Fusion, Cyberspace Operations and Information Operations. Dr. Sumari is also Head of Information Resilience Division of National Cyberspace Desk of Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security, Senior Researcher at Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Research Group ITB, and gives lecture on Cyber Warfare

Christopher Roos

R&D Engineer Training & Human Factors, Netherlands Aerospace Centre

Christopher Roos

Christopher Roos is a R&D Engineer and project manager in Aviation Training and Human Factors. He has a background in cognitive psychology with a focus on HMI and safety. As a researcher for the Netherlands Aerospace Center - NLR, he does research on a variety of different aviation topics with a focus on Human-Automation Interactions, high volume information processing and training solutions (including simulations, AR/VR and Serious Gaming). He is passionate about increasing aviation safety and holds a no-nonsense approach to applying innovations in HMI design, training design, procedures or the organisation to reduce risks and increase effectiveness.

Jean Nehme

Co-Founder, Touch Surgery

Jean Nehme

Jean Nehme co-founded Touch Surgery with Andre Chow whilst training in Plastics & Reconstructive surgery. He has an honours degree in Surgical Simulation and Technology from Imperial College London.

Ltc.Col. Ahmad Ghazali Abu Hassan

Director, Centre for Defence and International Security Studies (CDISS) National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM)

Ltc.Col. Ahmad Ghazali Abu Hassan

Ahmad Ghazali Abu-Hassan is currently the director and principal fellow at the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies (CDISS), National Defence University of Malaysia. Ghazali graduated from Malaysian Royal Military College in 1976 and served the Malaysian army for 25 years before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2000. Upon retirement he taught International Relations and International Law at the School of Social Development Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He holds Master of Laws (L.LM) degree in International Law (awarded with distinction), and Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations from Lancaster University, UK. He is also a graduate of the Indian Defence Services Staff College in Wellington (Nilgiris), India. In November 2014 he attended a Senior Executive Course in National and International Security at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. While in the military Ghazali served the United Nations as United Nations Iraq Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) military observer and later as a liaison officer in Baghdad from 1994 to 1995. At UUM Ghazali held a number of academic posts including head of department of Bachelor of International Affairs program, founding head of MSc in Strategic Studies program and Deputy Dean (Academic) at the Faculty of International Studies. In 2007 he left Universiti Utara Malaysia to help set up the Faculty of Defence Studies at the newly established National Defence University of Malaysia where he was appointed the inaugural Dean.

Professor Jorma Jokela

Principal Lecturer, Adjunct Professor of Simulation Pedagogy, Finnish Defence University

Professor Jorma Jokela

Jorma Jokela is PhD in experimental anesthesiology, Lic. (Health Sciences in primary health care) Principal Lecturer at RDI Unit at Laurea and he holds Adjunct professor of simulation pedagogy in Finnish Defence University in Finland. Dr. Jorma Jokela is an experienced actor at developing simulating methods and spaces in health care at Laurea. He has also strong competence in simulation at the field of military medicine and environments. Dr. Jorma Jokela is interested in medical as well as educational issues related to healthcare and wireless mobile applications: mobile medical information systems, the integrated service concepts for the elderly care services to support the management situation and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). He is interested in Simulation Based Training (SBT) and application of simulation to improve patient safety. Before starting to work in Laurea in the year 2008, he worked in Medical School in Centre for Military Medicine over 20 years of his career. He worked as a director of the Simulation Centre of Field and Disaster of the Medicine Centre of Military from year 2004. Jorma Jokela has a wide range of publications and presentations in international conferences in the field of primary health and simulating for nursing. In addition he has an award-winning poster presentation in the 114th Annual Meeting of AMSUS in San Antonio, Texas in the year 2008. The presentation concerned to Implementing RFID technology in a novel triage system during a simulated mass casualty situation. He has also several stipends and grants at the field of emergency health and military health from various foundations.

Cory Kumm

Vice President of Corporate Development, Bohemia Interactive Simulations

Cory Kumm

Cory is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Bohemia Interactive Simulations responsible for overseeing Bohemia’s global OEM strategy, increasing OEM adoption, industry-driven roadmap definition and building processes to facilitate Bohemia’s technology partner collaboration. Prior to Bohemia, Cory spent 5 years as Worldwide Director of M&S of Havok (a video game technology business) where he established and ran a new simulation division responsible for adapting game-based technologies to the needs of the simulation community.Prior to Havok, he held several successful technology management roles in entertainment, aerospace and defense industries. Cory is a computer science alumnus of Concordia University.

Mark Philips

Chief Architect LVC, Lockheed Martin

Mark Philips

Mark Phillips is the Chief Architect for LVC technologies, Training and Logistics Solutions for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the Corporation’s development of technology and methods that support the integration of weapon systems into synthetic training and test environments. He is also presently the Principal Investigator on a US DoD program to develop LVC Technologies to support Operational test in the US. Prior to Lockheed Martin Mr. Phillips served in the Australian Army for 20 years culminating in positions such as Chief Engineer Combat Simulation & Staff Officer Training Technology for the Australian Army in the late 90’s. After transferring to the RoyalAustralian Air Force (RAAF) reserve in 2000 he supported RAAF interests providing advice on simulation and training. In late 2000 Mr. Phillips was recruited to Old Dominion University as a Senior Research Scientist in support of a US Office of Naval Research project (Virtual Environments for Training – VET) at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) where he later created the first University Battle Laboratory under Virginia state funding and served as Director until late 2005. In 2015 he was brought under contract to support the transformation for the Royal Australian A ir Force (RAAF) as part of the Plan Jericho team to develop the 15 year LVC roadmap for the RAAF.

Col. Peter Mahoney

Consultant Anaesthetist and Visiting Professor, Cranfield University

Col. Peter Mahoney

Col Peter Mahoney was the inaugural UK Defence Professor of Anaesthesia. He has deployed widely with the British military undertaking work with both surgical teams and prehospital helicopter services. His research interests include management of ballistic injury and realistic simulation for trauma training.

Dr Graham Ong-Webb

Research Fellow, Military Studies Programme,, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies

Dr Graham Ong-Webb

Graham Ong-Webb is a Research Fellow with the Military Studies Programme (MSP) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He belongs to the MSP faculty that delivers teaching to the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Training Institute (SAFTI Military Institute). He has published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of International Studies, Jane’s Intelligence Review, and World Defence Systems. Prior to joining RSIS, he was a Senior Consultant with the Control Risks Group, a global risk consultancy headquartered in London. He was also a Managing Editor at IHS Jane’s where he was responsible for the publication of the fourth edition of the Jane’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Handbook. Graham also taught at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (Royal Defence Academy) in the United Kingdom. A Commonwealth Scholar, Graham read for his PhD at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. A Singaporean national, he is a military reserve (National Service, NS) army officer in the SAF at the rank of Major. He is currently a Commanding Officer of an NS armoured infantry battalion and also an Honorary Aide-De-Camp to the President of the Republic of Singapore.