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Some of the world's leading thinkers and industries will take part in the PLATH GmbH Intelligence Workshop preceding the EW Europe conference on 5 June 2018.


PLATH Intelligence Workshop 2018



Time                                Topic   Speaker 
10:00 - 10:10 Chairman welcome Air Marshall Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI
10:10 - 10:40 Opening keynote Colonel GS Ernst Grossenbacher - Head of Military Operations and Doctrine EWar, Swiss Armed Fores, CSO, CEOP, Switzerland


Session 1 - From C-ESM up to SIGINT Ships: Challenges and Solutions for Naval Platforms


10:40 - 11:05 Capabilities for Submarines To be confirmed
11:05 - 11:30 Systems for surface platforms To be confirmed
11:30 - 11:55 SIGINT Ships To be confirmed
11:55 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:15 Fish Bowl Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI


Session 2 - Challenges beyond traditional COMINT


13:15 -13:40 How to handle encoding and deception To be confirmed
13:40 - 14:05 Predictive Analytics - "Minority Report" meets reality To be confirmed
14:05 - 14:30 Mashup ideas and the intelligence cycle  To be confirmed
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break To be confirmed
15:00 - 15:15 Fish Bowl Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI


Session 3 - Electronic Warfare for Multinational Operations


15:15 - 15:40 Learnings from (recent) multi-national operations To be confirmed
15:40 - 16:05 Standardisation and Interfaces To be confirmed
16:05 - 16:30 The rat race between (civil) communication and reconnaissance To be confirmed
16:30 - 16:45 To be confirmed To be confirmed
16:45 - 17:00 Fish bowl & Closing remarks Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI


PLATH Intelligence Workshop 2017



TIme  Topic Speaker
1000-1010 Chairman welcome Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI, RAF (Retd) UK
1010-1040 Opening keynote

Bruce Wynn OBE FBCS CITP, Independent Cyber Consultant, Special 
Advisor (Cyber) to the City of London Police 

                   Session 1- Intelligence evolution driven by software  
1040-1105 COMINT for mission critical voice content and metadata - the value of
Constantin Blümel, CEO & Co-Founder, Decodio AG
1105-1130 Information fusion requirements from sensor data to intelligence Bernd-Otto Wolf, Senior Sales Manager, Saab Medav Technologies GmbH
1130-1155 Pre-evaluation and evaluation Alexander Gruchmann, Product Manager Software,PLATH GmbH
Axel Möhring, Sales Manager, innoSysTec GmbH
1155-1300 Lunch  
1300-1315 Fish bowl Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI, RAF (Retd) UK
                                  Session 2- ELINT meets COMINT  
1315-1340 User requirements on ELINT Lieutenant General (retired) Michel Pinaud, French Air Force
1340-1405 Next generation of ELINT software, receiver agnostic Stephane Sabatier, Managing Director, Serpikom
1405-1430 Combining COMINT and ELINT to enrich the tactical picture Dr Andreas Schwolen-Backes, CTO, PLATH GmbH
1430-1500 Coffee break  
1500-1515 Fish bowl     Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI, RAF (Retd) UK
         Session 3- Extend your baseline by combining tactical systems  
1515-1540  Tactical collection requirements for EW Lieutenant Colonel Georg Fuchs, Special Forces, Germany
1540-1605 Land EW systems for the FOE Mike McCombie, EW Product Manager, Chemring Technology Solutions
1605-1630 Form follows mission: considerations Kai-Michael Lilie, Sales Director, PLATH GmbH
1630-1645 Intelligence- future outlook Dr Nitzan Barkay, CTO SIGINT, EW & Comm. Div., ELTA Systems Ltd.
1645-1700 Fish bowl & Closing remarks  
1700 EW Europe 2017 Exhibition opening Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI, RAF (Retd) UK

Drinks reception- sponsored by



Sponsors & Partners

Workshop Sponsor


Gold sponsor

  • Novator Solutions

Gold Sponsor

Elbit Systems

Silver Sponsor


Supporting Media Partners

Lead Media Partner



  • Shephard Media


  • GDT


  • Mittler Report


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