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I/ITSEC 2016 Update

Simulation & Training in high profile at I/ITSEC

 I/ITSEC,  the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference, as well as a major technology conference, will again this yeat attract hundreds high-tech businesses and thousands of professionals back to Orlando, FL/USA.

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) will be happening 28 November to 2 December, i.e. in two weeks.

The event at the Orange County Convention Center is expected attract more than 15,000 attendees and has 380 companies exhibiting on the showroom floor during the expo, with more companies still signing up, according to the organisers.

I/ITSEC gives business professionals and competing companies an inside look at the newest simulation training gear being developed. Most exhibitors are in the high-tech, defence industry. About 83 exhibitors are Florida companies and more than 70 are based in Orlando. I/ITSEC is not just a way for attendees to see the newest equipment, but also meet top executives that attend to perhaps make a connection to land a contract.

The event also will feature panel discussions and keynote speakers. One special event is how various companies can find and attract cyber security talent, or “cyber-Jedi.” It’s an industry that is seeing rapid growth due to the advancements of online technology and the threat of hackers.

This year’s event again will have a special focus on cyber attacks and global disasters. Operation “Blended Warrior,” a live, virtual simulation conducted between the US Department of Defense and defence companies, will again showcase a detailed scenario involving a fictitious country that is in distress from a combination of natural disasters and militant forces.

The scenarios will involve detailing live news reports on the country’s status, social media updates, how the US military should respond to the attacks and how to keep the country’s citizens under control. The exercise will again involve participation from more than 30 defence companies at the conference.

The point of all of this is to help military branches save money on training procedures, which is more important than ever due to government budget cuts. Normal training can be expensive. But thanks to modern technology, more soldiers are being trained in combat and operations by using digital equipment.

We will cover all technology and all the buzz from the floor, so please check back.

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