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Led by an experienced British Army Officer, this workshop will consider ways for organisations to improve through-life supportability and systems integration for combat vehicles - common challenges for armed forces throughout the world. The subject will be addressed from both the user and industry perspectives with a focus on future trends and potential solutions

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the topic from both the user and industry perspectives. The current situation will be determined and the question, “what does good look like?” analysed. Using own experiences and lessons learned by other delegates, attendees should be able to develop better through-life support strategies and systems integration approaches for their own organisations
 

Military and Government
 

• Land capability development
• Combat vehicle programme managers
• Army engineering leaders
• Defence procurement and support
• Defence research and development
• Test and evaluation


Industry


• Leading land system OEM’s
• Platform managers
• Senior engineers
• Technical directors
• Trials managers
 

Workshop LEADER

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Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Former Head of Wheeled and Specialist Vehicles, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence

Brigadier (Retd) Ian Simpson served with the British Army for 33 years, leaving active service in 2012. Initially commissioned into the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) he served in a number of posts around the world. His later appointments included time in the British Army Headquarters as Assistant Chief of Staff Equipment Support (ES) followed by time as an integrated project team leader (IPTL) and as a director responsible for all in service aspects of the British Army’s armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) fleet in the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO). He then became responsible for all support vehicles on the formation of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S). He finished his time in DE&S as Head of the Combat Wheels Group, responsible for a number of successful protected patrol vehicles (PPV) acquisitions. Since leaving the British Army he has worked in a consultancy role assisting a number of equipment suppliers and a strategic consultancy organisation involved in the design and implementation of major logistics transformation programmes for overseas countries

Workshop programme

12:15 Registration and Coffee

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Wheeled and Specialist Vehicles, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence
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13:00 Introduction: Improving Combat Vehicles through-Life Supportability and Systems Integration

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Wheeled and Specialist Vehicles, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence
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13:30 Through-Life Supportability: A User Perspective

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Wheeled and Specialist Vehicles, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence
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14:00 Through-Life Supportability: An Industry Perspective

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Wheeled and Specialist Vehicles, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence
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14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Systems Integration Challenges

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Wheeled and Specialist Vehicles, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence
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15:30 Informal Question and Answer Session

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Wheeled and Specialist Vehicles, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence
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16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Wheeled and Specialist Vehicles, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence
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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

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