SAE Media Group Group are proud to present the 4th Annual Network Centric Warfare conference, taking place in Rome on the 3rd and 4th February 2020.

The modern battlespace requires agile, dynamic forces able to act with speed and precision. Militaries are increasingly equipped to do so by harnessing cutting-edge network technology to exploit an information advantage. By linking shooters, commanders and sensors in a fully networked environment, militaries can streamline decision-making, enhance situational awareness and increase mission effectiveness.

The Network Centric Warfare conference is designed to enable programme managers, military professionals and industry experts to discuss and explore the latest developments, technology and opportunities across the world. Given the critical need for seamless interoperability between allied forces and the nature of NCW as a force multiplier, attendees will gain valuable information for optimising their network capabilities both internally and in coalition.

The main themes for 2020 include: Network resilience, Artificial intelligence, Tactical network modernisation, Enabling Interoperability, Research and future advancements, and many more

  • At the only event with a focus on the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme, meet and network with the senior leadership of the Italian Army including the Chief of Army Staff and Commander Logistics Command
  • Learn more about the world's leading network modernisation initiatives, including the Integrated Tactical Network, Tactical Edge Network, Mission Partner Environment and Mime programme
  • Hear from new speakers from across the world, such as the United States, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, France and Estonia
  • Explore opportunities and initiatives for greater interoperability between allied forces and meet senior military leaders from NATO, the Federated Mission Network Initiative and the EU CIS Group
  • Discover cutting-edge network technology from industry, military R&D and academia

Agency for Defence- Korea; Aosta Brigade IT ARMY; Avaya ; Bittium; Canadian Army; Center for Applied Studies; Comfordot; Comtech Systems, Inc; Czech Army Foreign Relations Office; Danish Defence Research Estab; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; ECI Telecom Ltd; EU Military Staff; Finnish Defence University; Fischer Connectors SA ; General Dynamics Mission Systems; German ArmyHQ; Insta DefSec Oy; Italian Army; Italian Army Aviation HQ; Italian Army General Staff; Italian Army Staff; Italian Army Transmission Command; Jane's Information Group; Leonardo; MBI Group; Military University Of Technology; Ministério da Defesa; Ministry of Defence, Austria; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; NATO Defence College Foundation; NATO M&S COE; NATO SHAPE; NC3A/NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); Rafael - Advanced Defense Systems Ltd; Rajant Corporation; RNLAF; SatADSL S.A; The Elastic Network; UAE GHQ; UK MOD; Viasat, Inc.

Agency for Defence- Korea; Aosta Brigade IT ARMY; Avaya ; Bittium; Canadian Army; Center for Applied Studies; Comfordot; Comtech Systems, Inc; Czech Army Foreign Relations Office; Danish Defence Research Estab; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; ECI Telecom Ltd; EU Military Staff; Finnish Defence University; Fischer Connectors SA ; General Dynamics Mission Systems; German ArmyHQ; Insta DefSec Oy; Italian Army; Italian Army Aviation HQ; Italian Army General Staff; Italian Army Staff; Italian Army Transmission Command; Jane's Information Group; Leonardo; MBI Group; Military University Of Technology; Ministério da Defesa; Ministry of Defence, Austria; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; NATO Defence College Foundation; NATO M&S COE; NATO SHAPE; NC3A/NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); Rafael - Advanced Defense Systems Ltd; Rajant Corporation; RNLAF; SatADSL S.A; The Elastic Network; UAE GHQ; UK MOD; Viasat, Inc;

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army

9:00 Enhancing the Italian Army by Prioritising Communication Capabilities

Lieutenant General Giovanni Fungo

Lieutenant General Giovanni Fungo, Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Italian Army

• The importance of technological innovation in battlefield communications to equip an army for future warfare
• Network-enabled communications and their importance for modern militaries and coalition interoperability
• The Italian Army’s plans for optimising its networked communication systems as part of wider modernisation initiatives
• Plans for strengthening interoperability with key Italian allies

9:40 Defence Industry and European Strategic Autonomy: Land Perspective

Brigadier General Gianluca Carai

Brigadier General Gianluca Carai, Commander Italian Army General Planning Division, Italian Army

  • European defence Fund has demonstrated the appeal for success in strengthen the strategic autonomy and the EUGS objectives with particular emphasis on Land forces
  • Perhaps it seems a certain degree of risks has to be considered whether the EDF is to step up as the main – exclusive and predetermined – ways to set the vital ground in research and development supporting the EU defence strategic autonomy.
  • Common Foreign Policy and Common Defence are to be the vital ground for the implementation Strategy of the EDF in the Land perspective
  • Army Perspective and strategy for implementation of CDP planning.


  • 10:20 Netcentric C2 capability for Dismounted Applications

    Mr Carmine Apice

    Mr Carmine Apice, International Market Sales Manager, Leonardo S.p.A
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  • Land Open System Architecture
  • Tactical Interoperability Standard
  • Targeting Communication Control Kit Interoperability
  • Generic Open Soldier System Reference Architecture
  • 10:40 Solutions for Information, Communication & Interoperability

    Mr Giovanni Cocca

    Mr Giovanni Cocca, Comm & Ident CTO & Capability Manager, Leonardo Electronic Division, Leonardo S.p.A
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  • Information capture and dissemination
  • Passive Engagement for Distributed Weapon System
  • Intra Flight Wideband Link for Joint Combat Capabilities
  • Intra Flight Wideband Link
  • Software - Defined Radio technology
  • Enhanced Tactical Data Link technology
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Exploiting the Information Advantage through a Networked Force: US Battlefield Management and Network Architecture

    • Strategic benefits of a fully networked force through streamlined decision-making and enhanced operational effectiveness
    • Current US network capabilities and equipment
    • Maintaining and training network-capable soldiers: proven strategies for network support and optimisation
    • Plans for further network implementation and modernisation in the US military

    Mr Stuart Whitehead, SES

    Mr Stuart Whitehead, SES, Deputy Director Cyber and C4 Integration, Joint Chiefs of Staff J6
    View Bio

    12:10 Star Pan Mission Success

    Mr Simon Coverdale

    Mr Simon Coverdale, Market Development, Glenair, Inc

  • Scalable Network Solutions
  • Smart Power Management
  • How the Mission Manager solves many issues today
  • 12:50 Exploiting the Information Advantage through the Mission Partner Environment (MPE)

    Colonel Neil Khatod

    Colonel Neil Khatod, Commander, 2nd Theater Signals Brigade, US Army
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  • US MPE as our contribution to NATO's federated mission network (FMN)
  • MPE in Defender 2020
  • Continued Integration of MPE into Training and Joint Operations with NATO Partners
  • 13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Tactical Edge Networking: DEU/NLD Program Connecting Mobile Forces

    Colonel Robert Miedema

    Colonel Robert Miedema, Tactical Edge Networking Program Manager, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
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    • Scope and organization of DEU/NLD program
    • Interaction with partners
    • First glance of spiral 1 (solution package for a NLD and a DEU battlegroup)

    15:10 Delivering Fully Digitized Land Forces to Enhance Operational Effectiveness

    Colonel Eduard Schnabel

    Colonel Eduard Schnabel, Head of Department Digitization Landbased Operations, German Armed Forces
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  • Progress of Land Forces digitization and modernisation programmes
  • German Digitization Strategy
  • Optimising integration of new and old technology
  • German Test and Trial Structures and the System Center Digitization Land
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 NATO C2 Centre of Excellence (C2COE): Driving Innovation in Network Enabled Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Paul Serné

    Lieutenant Colonel Paul Serné, Branch Chief, C2 Centre of Excellence

  • An introduction to the role of the C2COE
  • Conclusions of the Future of the Command Post study: technical and human aspects
  • An update on the MDO C2 Demonstrator project: incorporating state-of-the art technology with C2

  • 17:00 Maximising Operational Effectiveness through French NCW Capabilities: Today and Tomorrow

    Captain Jean-Baptiste Colas

    Captain Jean-Baptiste Colas, Associate Director, French Ministry of Defence
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    • Bringing new battlefield perception through the Scorpion program to gather forces and follow the heart of the action
    • Creating deep networks closer to the human experience
    • Good and bad data killers
    • The digital funnel dilemma

    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army

    9:00 Network Centric Warfare and the Forza NEC Programme: Delivering the Italian Army's Network Centric Warfare Initiatives to Optimise Soldier Capability and Lethality

    Lieutenant General Francesco Figliuolo

    Lieutenant General Francesco Figliuolo, Commander Logistics Command, Italian Army

    • Strategic implications of programme delivery
    • Managing a staggered introduction
    • Ensuring coalition interoperability throughout programme development
    • Future of the Forza NEC programme and upcoming equipment requirements

    9:40 The Russia Challenge and Defence Innovation in Ukraine

    Mr Mark Opgenorth

    Mr Mark Opgenorth, Strategic Development, Trident Defence

  • Russian advances in network-centric warfare
  • Lessons from the conflict in Eastern Ukraine
  • Volunteers, entrepreneurs and the defence ecosystem
  • 10:20 The Role of the ITB in the Development of the Forza NEC

    Major General Claudio Minghetti

    Major General Claudio Minghetti, Commandant, Simulation Centre, Italian Army
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  • FNEC programme objectives
  • The Concept Development & Experimentation method – ITB
  • Training & Experimentation – how they support each other
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Increasing Task-Force Effectiveness through the NATO Federated Mission Network Programme

    Colonel Giuseppe Montesi

    Colonel Giuseppe Montesi, Federated Mission Networking Secretariat Director, NATO Shape
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  • Current state of the Federated Mission Networking initiative
  • Overview of current partners’ progress along the spiral specifications
  • Reports on the use of the Federated Mission Networking Framework Products in recent NATO exercises
  • Future of the programme and looking ahead to the next stage of
    The Federated Mission Networking initiatives

  • 12:10 Promoting Interoperability Within EU-Led Missions through the Optimisation of Networked Communications

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler, Deputy Director and Branch Chief Policy and Requirements, EU Military Staff
    View Bio

    • Current EU networked C4ISR capabilities and plans for development to maximise operational effectiveness
    • Ensuring interoperability between multinational coalitions and standing EU infrastructures
    • Effective strategies for enabling a robust crisis response through networked communications

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Increasing Cyber Interoperability Between European Armies

    Mr Mario Blokken

    Mr Mario Blokken, Director Permanent Secretariat, European Army Interoperability Centre

  • Integrating cyber command structures in the modern army
  • The challenge of communication: could European armies use common cryptographic systems?
  • Raising awareness of the weakest link: training the European soldier to behave in the cyber environment
  • 14:30 Future Pathways of Network Centric Warfare Within Europe

    Ms Karolina Muti

    Ms Karolina Muti, Junior Researcher, Istituto Affari Internazionali

  • The concept of Network Centric Warfare and its evolution
  • Network Enabled Capabilities and Command and Control systems
  • The added value of networking systems in international missions
  • Mapping trends and developments thanks to European programs
  • Network Enabled Capabilities: a potential game-changer in the civilian domain
  • Potential collaborative opportunities arising from multilateral frameworks
  • 15:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army

    15:20 Afternoon Tea and Closing Networking

    15:50 End of Conference


    Commander Italian Army General Planning Division
    Italian Army
    Associate Director
    French Ministry of Defence
    Head of Department Digitization Landbased Operations
    German Armed Forces
    Federated Mission Networking Secretariat Director
    NATO Shape
    Deputy Director and Branch Chief Policy and Requirements
    EU Military Staff
    Commander, 2nd Theater Signals Brigade
    US Army
    Tactical Edge Networking Program Manager
    Netherlands Ministry of Defence
    Branch Chief
    C2 Centre of Excellence
    Former Commander Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command
    Italian Army
    Commander Logistics Command
    Italian Army
    Deputy Chief of Army Staff
    Italian Army
    Commandant, Simulation Centre
    Italian Army
    International Market Sales Manager
    Leonardo S.p.A
    Comm & Ident CTO & Capability Manager, Leonardo Electronic Division
    Leonardo S.p.A
    Director Permanent Secretariat
    European Army Interoperability Centre
    Strategic Development
    Trident Defence
    Market Development
    Glenair, Inc
    Deputy Director Cyber and C4 Integration
    Joint Chiefs of Staff J6
    Junior Researcher
    Istituto Affari Internazionali
    Junior Researcher
    Istituto Affari Internazionali

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Preliminary Attendees (As of 29th January 2020)


    Short Programme


    Full Programme


    Network Centric Warfare 2020 Brochure


    Speaker Interview with Colonel Heinrich Krispler, EU CIS Directorate


    Speaker Interview with Stuart A. Whitehead (SES), Joint Chiefs of Staff J6


    Speaker Interview with Colonel Giuseppe Montesi, Federated Mission Networking Secretariat


    Invitation to Network Centric Warfare 2020 from the Chair


    Past Attendee List


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Gold Sponsor

    At the forefront of battlefield digitization and air & coastal defence, Leonardo develops integrated command and control centres, soldier systems and full vehicles, leveraging a complete range of state of the art C4ISR sensors, communications, advanced artillery and smart ammunition. Leonardo provides airborne solutions that range from components through to full ISR/ISTAR, airborne sensors and effectors that operate across the full electromagnetic spectrum from DC to Light (and beyond into UV). With a broad customer base that includes platform and system integrators Leonardo provides integrated ISTAR solutions based on proprietary sensor technology for air, land and sea applications. Leonardo is a world player in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Glenair – Tactical Interconnect Hubs and Power Management Solutions

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Glenair is a global manufacturer of interconnect technology for high-reliability applications. Our lightweight/miniature connectors are used on a wide variety of platforms from fixed wing and rotor aircraft, to ground vehicles and every class of UAV. Glenair MouseBud interconnects are designed for direct incorporation into soldier vest personal area networks. Our Series 804 Mighty Mouse tactical soldier interconnects have become industry standards and are used on more JTAC and DACAS systems than all other miniaturized connector series combined. Glenair multiport STAR-PAN™ USB hub and power distribution systems are designed for maximum open-system compatibility incorporating Ethernet and USB data interfaces. GSA compliant USB 2.0. STAR-PAN™ is both Nett warrior and NATO compatible. The STAR-PAN™ System is capable of smart charging and power distribution utilizing the broad range of current in-service military batteries, as well as Direct Current (DC) power sources. Newly released STAR-PAN™ Mission-Manager adds on-the-fly device integration and hardware management to complex C4ISR systems. The STAR-PAN™ product line is an open architecture system and is compliant with the NATO standard.

    Trident Defence

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Trident Defence is a commercial enterprise established by Noosphere Ventures with the mission of ensuring the success of Ukraine through defense investment and security cooperation with the US, NATO, and the EU. ArtOs is one of the most essential project of Trident Defence. ArtOS – is an artillery fire control complex designed to optimize the work of artillery batteries of different type (towed, self-propelled, rocket) and acts as all-in-one solution for communication, collection of intelligence data and ammunition accounting. https://tridentdefence.com/ https://artos.tech/en/

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    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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