Recent events such as Paris, Barcelona and London demonstrate the threats that civil security forces have to deal with. In the current climate, first responders are expected to eliminate individual terrorists armed with automatic weapons in crowded city streets whilst also treating casualties in a response time that is synonymous with a military battlefield. The importance of simulation and training within police, fire and medical services is as paramount as within military and the means in which training is delivered is becoming increasing similar. The co-ordination and exchanging of methods and technologies is vital to ensure the best possible practises are utilised.
ITEC provide a unique opportunity for the communities to come together and share best practice, explore new technologies and understand how to achieve collaborative and immersive training. ITEC 2018 has its eyes firmly fixed on the next decade and beyond. The conference facilitates the training and education communities for those engaged in the most testing environments – in the military and civil sectors – to come together to explore the context, and significant technological developments that impact training and education of current, next, and future generations.
Readiness is a function of how people and machines are prepared, and kept ready, for missions and tasks. ITEC 2018 is focused on how people whether individually, in units, or in formations may be best educated and trained for their missions and tasks over the coming decade and beyond. Speakers and panellist come from military professionals, police, fire and ambulance services, medical practitioners, industry and the research and development communities working in the fields of training and education.