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 IT²EC 2024 - defence training and technology event
Simon Skinner

Simon Skinner

Product Policy Leader, Thales Training & Simulation

Simon Skinner has 30 years' experience in the training and simulation industry, and was for 11 years the CEO of XPI Simulation Ltd. before it was acquired by Thales, currently he is the Product Policy Leader for the worldwide Thales Training & Simulation business. Simon has an honours degree in Electronic Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the UK Institution of Engineering Technology. He conducts paper reviews for both I/ITSEC and NATO conferences, and is one of the UK national members of the NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) where he is also co-chair of the recently formed MSG-205 group on Digital Twin interoperability. He is a recipient of the UK Ministry Of Defence Chief Scientific Adviser’s commendation for research in military driver training, and is the author of several papers at previous IT2EC conferences including one selected as a best paper.