Trideum demonstrated conference-wide thought leadership at the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event.

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) brings military services and industry from all over the world together to educate and demonstrate the newest innovations in modeling, simulation and training. The conference, held Nov. 26-30, boasted nearly 19 thousand participants from government, industry and academia. Whether at I/ITSEC tutorials, demonstrations, special events and even the exhibit floor, Trideum held a presence in training, simulations and education innovation.

“I/ITSEC continues to be the premier event for those of us in the modeling, simulation, training and education community,” said Favio Lopez, director of Operations at Trideum. “The National Training and Simulation Association, along with the hundreds of volunteers making up the I/ITSEC Committee, made this such a successful event and we feel honored we played a role in the planning and execution of this year’s I/ITSEC.

A featured project in I/ITSEC’s first Launch Pad event, Trideum’s SimChEC was presented to an audience of military and industry acquisition leaders for potential procurement. The program is a game-changing innovation enabling live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) event managers to identify and resolve configuration or architectural compliance issues before training activities begin, identify systems requiring critical software updates and schedule updates so that they do not impact the readiness of training missions. With broad applications and impacts to all military services’ LVC training event needs, SimChEC was selected from dozens of program nominations for presentation at the conference.

The Trideum team also led a number of tutorials and presentations at the event:

  • The Live Virtual and Constructive (LVC) Simulation Interoperability tutorial, which provided an understanding of LVC interoperability and the supporting standards, technology and processes. The presenter was Kurt Lessmann the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Trideum.
  • The Planning and Execution of Large LVC Multi-Architectural Distributed Events tutorial, which provided the design of the simulation architecture, planning of integration spirals, scenario development and rehearsal, conduct of the event, data collection and analysis. The presenter was Trideum’s Chief Technologist, Michael J. O’Connor.
  • A Using Modeling and Simulation to Design the Future Squad presentation where Andrew Gross, a Trideum operations manager, explained how the military’s acquisition process must embrace emerging technology and capability development to help soldiers maintain overmatch in complex environments and contested spaces. Gross asserted that embracing these technologies will improve the acquisition process by reducing design time, improving quality of delivery, and more easily integrating the soldier and squad as complex systems.
Trideum also sponsored two I/ITSEC special events, including the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge, which exhibited the best-in-class learning games submitted by business, government and student developers, and Trideum awarded the most noteworthy games. Trideum also sponsored the Annual I/ITSEC 5K Run, Walk and Roll with proceeds benefitting the Camaraderie Foundation.

In addition, a number of Trideum personnel served on I/ITSEC committees including:

Favio Lopez – Simulation Subcommittee Chair Michael O’Connor – Knowledge Management Subcommittee Matt Spruill – Special Events Chair Alex Steiner – Human Performance, Analysis and Engineering Subcommittee

In addition, the National Training and Simulation Association announcement at the 2018 I/ITSEC Awards Banquet named Matt Spruill, Trideum operations manager, as the 2019 I/ITSEC Deputy Program Chair. The announcement was made by the current Program Chair, Robert Kleinhample. The Deputy Conference Chair role for 2019 ensures Spruill will be the Program Chair for 2020 and Conference Chair in 2022.

“Trideum is looking forward to I/ITSEC 2019, said Lopez. “We are truly humbled that Matt joined our team. His selection is a direct reflection of who he is as a leader and recognizes his continued contribution to this community.”