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IT²EC 2020 conference committee finalised

RusmatThe technical steering committee for IT²EC, the international forum for the military training, simulation and education communities, has been finalised. The committee is responsible for delivering IT²EC 2020’s overarching theme of “the Digital Twin Approach”, shaping conference content to ensure that the expectations of the wider community are fully met.

Taking on the position of committee chair for 2020 is Rusmat Ahmed of Bohemia Interactive Simulations. Rusmat has been SVP Sales, EMEA for Bohemia Interactive Simulations since 2014, leading all sales and business development activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has a wealth of business experience in defence, particularly around projects for armies and air forces, and in both civil and military training and simulation.

Mr Ahmed said, “Content submissions so far point to an exceptionally interesting and useful conference for training and simulation professionals. With the explosion of AI and Big Data in the everyday world around us, Digital Twins (one of this year's themes) are already finding their way into important areas of defence training and simulation. Welcoming new committee members adds further to the breadth and wealth of experience of the Committee, helping to keep the conference fresh and topical.”

New faces on the IT²EC committee for 2020 include: Steve Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer of the European Training and Simulation Association (ETSA); Sanjay Khetia, Director of Strategic Alliances and Director, UK for PLEXSYS Interface Products; David Elsey, Business Development Manager – Training Services, and Ian Crews, Training Solutions Lead Engineer, both from BAE Systems They join a well-established group of industry experts from every part of the military training technology value chain.