Asia Pacific Nations to deliver briefings at Global MilSatCom 2018

Global MilSatCom 2018

Global MilSatCom 2018

SMi Group Reports: Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Australia to present at the 20th annual Global MilSatCom, this November in London.

LONDON, WATERLOO, UNITED KINGDOM, July 4, 2018 / — High-ranking military experts from the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Australia, are set to give high-level briefings on SatCom capabilities, updates and challenges at this year’s Global MilSatCom conference. This year’s 20th annual event will be taking place on the 6th to 8th November 2018 in London, UK, with a pre-conference focus day on the 5th November.

Asia Pacific Featured Presentations and their Respective Speakers:

“Progression of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and What It Means for Japanese SATCOM Capability” presented by Colonel Shinichiro Tsui, Counsellor, National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office:

• Status of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and its role in supporting JSDF communication and situational awareness
• How the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle drives development within QZSS
• Initial feedback from the 4-satellite constellation and what this means for independent MILSATCOM capability
• An international pivot: enhancing future constellations to provide sovereign communication coverage outside of the Asia – Oceania region
• Effectively enforcing reliability and resilience within QZSS – the Japanese approach
• Next steps for exploitation of commercial capability at the Superbird C2 lifecycle end
• Utilising high precision positioning to develop more effective automated robotics
• Space Industry Vision 2030 – driving space capability in the Asia-Pacific region

“A Hybrid Approach: Future MILSATCOM Within the Korean Armed Forces”, presented by Colonel Jae Soong Lee, Chief, Defence Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces:

• The unique challenges the ROK (Republic of Korea) poses for SATCOM – considering communications within mountainous terrain
• Exploiting the ROK’s large LTE (long-term evolution) 4g wireless communication network penetration for military communications
• The next generation of MILSATCOM: developing multiband transmitter-receivers for full spectrum connectivity
• Overcoming survivability challenges within commercial SATCOM by running it in parallel with military networks
• End user requirements: moving away from a hierarchical approach towards an integrated approach
• Optimising blue force situational awareness through a hybrid approach

“SATCOM in the Southern Hemisphere: Unique Challenges and perspectives”, presented by Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, Director Service Integration (DSI) CIS Branch, New Zealand Defence Forces*:

• Consideration of the Area of Responsibility (AOR) for the New Zealand Defence Forces and what this unique operating domain means for MILSATCOM provision
• Cross-domain capability: developing communications for NZDF contributions to international missions
• Balancing the SATCOM requirements by operational branch – key technologies and updates
• How to deploy satellite communications within disaster relief operations – case studies of note
• An overview of the Combined Services Pool (CSP) initiative and current traction
• Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) – optimising international partnerships for MILSATCOM
• Future 2035 SATCOM – developing an integrated communications vision

“Australia’s future Defence SATCOM System balancing partnership, national interest and emerging technology opportunities”, presented by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hose, Deputy Director – Australian Defence SATCOM System Joint C4 Capability Branch, Australian Defence Forces:

• Current partnerships ensuring Australian Defence Force satellite communications.
• Roadmap to future satellite communications.
• Strategic guidance for the Australian Defence Force satellite communications.
• Australian Defence SATCOM System (ASDSS) requirements.
• Formation of the Australian Space Agency.
• Balancing partnership, national interests and emerging technology opportunities

This year’s four-day event (5th-8th November 2018) will also include a pre-conference focus day on Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology on the 5th November, with region-specific focuses on the following days:
Conference Day 1: Western Europe Focus
Conference Day 2: US Focus
Conference Day 3: International Focus

Attendees will also benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities, with a pre-conference gala dinner (invitation only), two networking receptions and an evening dinner (invitation only) hosted with a few of the conference’s leading sponsors.

An early bird is available for the event, register by the 28th September to receive a £100 discount on your booking. Visit the website to book your place, download exclusive event content and view the latest agenda at:

Lead Sponsor: SES Networks | Gold Sponsor: Airbus | Sponsors: COMSAT, Eutelsat, GOVSAT, Hughes, Intelsat General (IGC), Kratos, Laser Communications Coalition, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, Raytheon, SES GS, Thales, Viasat | Exhibitors: Advantech Wireless, Baader Planetarium GMBH, Comtech Telecommunications Corp., Datapath, Inster Integrasys, SCISYS, US Air Force, XTAR

Have already signed up, opportunities for industry to contribute to the conference will be extremely limited. For more details on how your company can get involved please contact:

Alia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or email:


20th Annual Global MilSatCom
Conference: 6th – 8th November 2018
Focus Day: 5th November 2018
London, UK

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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Shannon Cargan
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Message from the CEO: Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday America and Happy Fourth of July to You All!

Happy Birthday America and Happy Fourth of July to You All!

We now have a national footprint, serve customers nationwide are extremely proud of our community, and our legacy of creating permanent jobs right here at home

The American Dream more alive than it ever was, because no matter what our differences are, we are all Americans.”

— Nicky Smith, Founder, CEO and Patriot!

GREENSBORO, NC, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2018 / — Birthdays are associated with parties, cakes, and gifts. But at the heart of every birthday celebration — small or big — is an expression of something very powerful and special: gratitude.

That’s because we aren’t just saying “happy birthday” to a family member, neighbor, friend or colleague. At the heart of it, we’re saying THANK YOU for being a part of our lives.

Well, today on behalf of the team — including our family members who support us each day — I’d like to take this opportunity to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and THANK YOU to the United States of America. was born almost 20 years ago right here in Greensboro, North Carolina. And while we now have a national footprint and serve customers in many states, we are extremely proud of our community roots, and for our legacy of creating high quality, permanent jobs right here at home. We believe in America — always have, and always will!

Now, if you’re expecting me to go on some political rant here about my political opinions, then that’s not going to happen. Yes, I have strong — and informed — views about what I think our country is doing right, and what I think our country is doing wrong (and if you know me personally, then I’m sure you already know what these are, anyway!!!).

But what is more important to me than what we need to fix, is who we are together: we are all part of the greatest country in the history of the world. Even while we deal with some major issues — and we absolutely need to deal with them! — people from around the world are literally risking their lives just to get here. That tells you something, doesn’t it?

Don’t let anyone tell you that the spirit and vision that took us from a colony to the most powerful country in the world in less than 200 years (!!!) is dead and buried. That is total BS. The American Dream more alive than it ever was, because no matter what our differences are, we are all Americans.

Will fixing our problems be easy? No it won’t. But so what? As always, we will roll up our sleeves, rise to the challenge, and solve any problem. That’s that we do. And anyone who thinks otherwise — inside our borders or outside — is going to get a very shocking reminder. As history has shown time and time again, while we don’t go around starting fights, but we sure as hell finish them. Winning isn’t just something we do. It’s who we ARE.

Happy Birthday America and Happy Fourth of July to You All!
Nicky Smith Founder, CEO and Patriot!

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Telo Appoints Veteran Industry Executive Joe McNulty Chief Revenue Officer to Head Up Sales and Growth for the Company.

In his role, Mr. McNulty will oversee Telo’s go to market and sales functions to help further accelerate the company's growth.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2018 / — Atlanta, GA: Telo has hired industry veteran Joe McNulty as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Mr. McNulty will oversee Telo’s go to market and sales functions, building on Telo’s momentum and ensuring the company’s market-driven focus continues to generate value and customer success in the form of data quality, service innovation, and performance.

Chris Brunner, Chief Executive Officer at Telo, said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Joe to Telo. He has worked with data-driven Fortune 100 and 500 companies solving key business problems and helping them take advantage of new market opportunities. His deep product, sales, and customer experience in, telecom, financial, ad tech, retail will help us spread our value-proposition more effectively.’ Brent James, Chief Operating Officer at Telo, added, “Joe has demonstrated that his vision for the evolution of caller identification services aligns with that of ours here at Telo. It is a natural fit for us. His proven track record of ensuring customer-success arms Telo with a key member of our leadership team that can access a vast network of decision-makers within our target audience.’

Before joining Telo, Mr. McNulty served as Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Cloudistics, an enterprise software company offering an on-premise cloud platform. Prior to that, he served in several executive roles leading product, sales and operations both at fledgling and established data, software, security and IoT businesses. Most notably, Mr. McNulty served as Senior Vice President of Operations at the pioneering TARGUSinfo where over seven years he helped to expand and scale their identification and verification services, leading up to TARGUSinfo’s acquisition by Neustar, Inc. in 2011. Mr. McNulty continued his executive leadership at Neustar through mid-2016 leading sales engineering and product functions.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. McNulty said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Telo team. Telo has uniquely redefined how the market services data-driven organizations. Integration simplicity and configuration flexibility continue to resonate with customers whose businesses demand speed to market but also seek new and more performant alternatives to the status quo. It is great to be with an agile and forward-thinking team that is so adept at applying data science and emerging technologies to bring data solutions to bear where customer experience is paramount.”

About Telo: Telo pioneered the first developer-friendly telephony data API in 2011 with the launch of OpenCNAM. Since then, Telo has expanded its developer-focused product line to include EveryoneAPI, a highly advanced reverse phone append API, and released subsequent versions of OpenCNAM that have extended Caller ID coverage to over 180 countries. Today, Telo is committed to lead data services innovation for businesses by providing APIs that supply systems worldwide with information that is rooted in exhaustive research and avant-garde technology.

Brent James
Chief Operating Officer
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5G Technologies, Key For More Effective Mission Critical Communications

The ultimate promise of 5G lies in its ability to deliver new essential services which go well beyond instant gratification for Netflix and Hulu aficionados

In 5G Networks, First Responders will go far beyond basic Push-to-Talk to add Push-to-Video, video sharing, group chat, file sharing, location sharing and much more”

— Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, July 3, 2018 / — 5G networks will see rates of up to 10 times faster than current 4G networks while having the capacity to connect trillions of objects. This degree of connectivity will prove to be economic game changers for every nation, supporting widespread adoption of emerging applications such as autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, smart cities, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Connecting economies to 5G-enabled, high-speed networks will have deep impacts in terms of innovation, productivity and efficiency gains beyond those of current mobile broadband.

5G Networks, currently actively developed in 3GPP, IEEE, ITU-T and other standards organizations, hold the promise of going well beyond increased network bandwidth. Of course, consumers have an insatiable appetite for “more data now,” so wider pipe might seem like a key strategic agenda item, warranting the development of a new class of faster, more efficient and reliable communication technologies and infrastructure.

But in reality, “bigger pipe” might be the last priority item driving the need for the new 5G networks.

The ultimate promise of 5G technologies lies in its ability to deliver new essential services which will go well beyond delivering “instant gratification” to Netflix and Hulu aficionados – these new services will help to dramatically improve the quality of life, and even beyond the quality – they will help to save lives.

Mission Critical Communications (MCC) is one of the key elements of the new 5G build out. Started with 3GPP Release 13, Mission Critical Communications are delivered as the core network service allowing First Responders – police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel – to replace outdated radio with modern communication capabilities which are readily available to any smartphone user today.

In 5G Networks, First Responders will go far beyond basic Push-to-Talk to add Push-to-Video, video sharing, group chat, file sharing, location sharing and much more – all with the proper prioritization of mission critical traffic above anything else.

5G networks will also include cars and “things” into the communication flow from the very start – services such as V2X (vehicle to anything) and MTC (Machine Type Communications) are natively supported, which allows users of 5G networks to take full advantage of all the advanced capabilities and create types of solutions not even thought as possible before. Other technologies which will be enabled and facilitated by the 5G networks are the so called Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), both of which need full support of the faster and more capable network.

Think about dealing with a natural disaster such as a wild fire. Armed with the traditional LMR (Land Mobile Radio), firefighters can talk to each other, but to be able to see the spread and intensity of the fire they have to rely on external, unconnected tools. Their communications to the rest of the world might be also affected if a nearby cellular tower is jeopardized. Of course, firefighters can deploy planes or even drones for visual assessment of a fire, but all the data coming from those high-tech channels will not reach First Reponder teams in real-time.

Let’s look at what can happen once we deploy advanced networking capabilities – what’s important to note is that while 5G networks are still in the early design stages, many services, such as MCC, are already available in the LTE networks, as specified in the 3GPP Release 13 and above.

Using MCC over LTE, we can already greatly enhance communication capabilities of First Responders. Even if the tower becomes unavailable, a mobile network can be provided via the antenna on any truck, drone, emergency vehicle or even the backpack. Such private LTE networks will support all of the communication capabilities among all First Responders.

Firefighters will be able to share a live video of a disaster site among team members, as well as receive videos from drones, surveillance cameras, planes and satellites in real time. They will also be able to share their location, greatly improving teamwork and team communication.

Adding AR into the mix will put yet another twist on the way First Responders communicate. For example, a first responder might wear special goggles or a helmet, where all the visuals will be displayed directly on the goggle’s screen, including video, object identification, any type of maps, location of the team members and more, coupled with ability to simply use your eyes as a control interface.

Going beyond traditional communication modalities, 5G networks will also facilitate the inclusion of “other participants” into a mission critical exchange. Think about all the sensors which are now becoming part of the communication network – temperature sensors, humidity sensors, wind speed and direction sensors, thermal sensors and many more. Each one of those “things” can become a “life-saving thing”, greatly assisting in an important critical mission. We can also see an army of robots being useful in case of natural disasters, or search and rescue operations.

5G networks will change all aspects of human life – from such simple qualities as unconstrained network bandwidth for everyone in our increasingly mobile, but ever more connected society, to new profound capabilities for the First Responders, allowing them to use advanced tools such as real-time video, location sharing, and connectivity to the Internet of life-saving things to be a lot more efficient in their jobs, which means saving more lives, to connecting and optimizing things never connected before, be it smart cities, farmer fields, wild animals or simply truck pelotons. There will not be an area unaffected by this change, and we can be sure that the world will happily embrace this new, ever more connected planet Earth.


About the Author

Sagi Subocki is VP Products and Marketing of Softil. He specializes in Mobile Communication, Video over IP and Internet of Things, and leads the company’s pioneering product strategy in Mission Critical Communications over LTE and 5G, IMS/VoLTE and WebRTC video communication solutions. Subocki is a frequent speaker at IP communication industry events and conferences, webinars and seminars covering his specialist areas.

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Whoosh PR
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Baker Communications Wins Top 20 Content Development Award

Top 20 Content Development Company

Baker Communications announces that it is the recipient of Training Industry’s Top 20 Content Development Company Award

World-class performance never happens by accident.”

— Baker Communications, Inc.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2018 / — Baker Communications, Inc. (BCI) announced that it was selected as one of the Top 20 Content Development Companies of 2018. Since 1979, BCI has developed custom courseware for over 50% of the Fortune 500.

BCI’s training uses a proprietary blend of award-winning sales training content, acclaimed sales methodologies and patented technologies that produce learners that outperform peers who were trained in traditional classroom environments alone. This unique approach combines learning reinforcement methodologies such as individual, manager and team coaching; learning-reinforcement with gamification; 24×7 online e-learning; and a proprietary method of embedding custom and standard online training into most CRMs and HTML software applications.

Most recently BCI announced the next generation of e-learning platforms called L.E.A.P. That platform is showing 95% completion rates, when other e-learning platforms are only achieving 13% on average. L.E.A.P. combines some of the latest e-learning functionality to accomplish that achievement, and states that the platform has been producing Net Promoter Scores of 9/10.

On the content development front, BCI’s uses Agile/Scrum or traditional ADDIE design methodologies, depending on the client’s development preferences. Coupled with proprietary tools that combine live coaching, with accountability teams, and the sharing of work products via communities; and their proprietary tools for embedding training into an application; BCI clients have consistently ranked amongst the top finishers in the coveted Learning! 100 Award.
In 2017 alone, Baker Communications had 7 of their clients receive the Learning! 100 Award, including 4 top place finishers Amazon Web Services, T-Mobile, American Heart Association, and Ingersoll Rand. Their success stories are shown here:

In 2018, BCI has six more clients notified of their inclusion in the award. According to Walter Rogers, “Our success is measured by our customers’ success, which has always been our first priority.” Rogers went on to say, “That’s why our customers continue to partner with us for decades.”

The company’s unique approach to training combines learning reinforcement and spaced learning to help learners achieve high results. Educators have known for a long time that classroom training is never enough. The forgetting curve described by Ebbinghaus shows that up to 90% of the material is quickly forgotten, 30 days after the class ends. The company points to a multitude of learning research that documents how the stacking of these learning tools create the higher achievement levels. In a landmark study by Benjamin Bloom at the University of Chicago, he showed that students who were coached in a one-on-one format outperformed 98% of their classroom-only trained counterparts. That same study also showed that when learning retention tools were utilized, those learners outperformed 84% of their classroom-only trained peers.

“We understand what it takes to drive performance to upper levels of achievement, and we’ve dedicated ourselves to that pursuit of excellence,” said Chief of Staff Joe DiDonato. “Even our tagline describes our philosophy of commitment: World-class performance never happens by accident.”

To learn more about this unique approach to improving learning performance, the company suggests this page for more information: At the bottom of that page, an eBook is downloadable that will show the more detailed approach used by BCI with their clients.


As one of America's fastest-growing corporate training companies, Baker Communications has helped over 1.5 million professionals reach maximum performance for over 37 years. Globally recognized companies and government agencies, including ExxonMobil, Amazon and Honeywell depend on Baker Communications to equip their employees with skills to increase market share and produce immediate results. Baker provides customized targeted practice-driven performance improvement solutions that produce rapid, measurable results. Baker Communications' solutions have been utilized and delivered worldwide, throughout Europe, South America, North America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

BCI offers a full-range of options for learners. These options include our proprietary and custom workshops, as well as a full line of technology such as the new L.E.A.P. platform, a next generation e-learning system, Sales Mastery online library, and KnowledgeNow/MessageNow which allow embedding training into your CRM and other applications.

For more information:

Joe DiDonato
Baker Communications, Inc.
(805) 823-3552
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Black Businesses Decimated by Lack of Federal Procurement Contracting Opportunities

Solutions to Be Discussed at National Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference, A More Dynamic Economy

Black businesses have been decimated by lack of federal procurement contracting opportunities.”

— Harry C. Alford, National Black Chamber of Commerce, president and CEO

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2018 / — “Black businesses have been decimated by lack of federal procurement contracting opportunities,” says Harry C. Alford, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC). The federal government is the biggest potential customer to American business. If Black owned businesses are to develop a major business client base it will be the federal government with all of its agencies. The numbers are kept by the General Services Administration’s Federal Procurement Data Systems. They count every procurement dollar by race, gender, economic level, disabilities, veterans, and other categories.

In the year 2001, the George W. Bush Administration came in power and under his two administrations Black business procurement started growing at a steady rate. By 2008 Black businesses were at nearly 8% participation at the federal level. The growth meant hundreds of billions of dollars into the Black community replete with new employment.
Businesses have fallen from 8% Black participation in the Bush Administration to the following after President Obama’s years: Fiscal Year 2016: Blacks accounted for 1.8% percent of the total federal spend. Fiscal Year 2017: Blacks accounted for 1.8% percent of the total federal spend. Fiscal Year 2018 to date (June 22, 2018) Blacks accounted for 1.6%. (Fiscal years are from October 1 – through September 30. Fiscal year 2018 will end this September 30.)

One glaring example of the decimation is Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which did over 30% with Black businesses during the Bush Administration and dramatically dropped to 1.4% in 2017. “We are planning to work with Federal Agencies to turn this situation around” says Alford.

Solutions to increase federal procurement levels will be discussed at the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual conference, A More Dynamic Economy – How to Transfer Our Analogue Economy with 21st Century Solutions. The conference will take place in Washington, DC July 19-21, 2018. Other discussions include Project Labor Agreements, economic empowerment through the church, future infrastructure projects and 5G wireless deployment. For more information go to

About the organization
The National Black Chamber of Commerce® is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.

Kay DeBow
National Black Chamber of Comm
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