Two Chairmen and New Sponsor Revision Military, Announced for Future Soldier Technology 2017

Press Release ( - Nov 16, 2016 - SMi Group is thrilled to announce two new conference chairmen for the third annual Future Soldier Technology, formerly known as Soldier Equipment and Technology Advancement Forum, taking place in London on the 13th -14th March:

·         Colonel (Ret’d) Richard Hansen, Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

·         Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Rob O’Connor, Former Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army

QUOTE FROM THE CHAIRMEN: “There is a need for a high level meeting that brings together military experts involved in solder technology development and integration alongside leading industry solution providers to discuss how the latest advancements in technology can help soldiers succeed in their missions.

Through focused networking and soldier programme updates, Future Soldier Technology will bring together key stakeholders from across the community, to help the soldier of today and tomorrow advance. We firmly believe Future Soldier Technology is the perfect environment for this discussion, hence we will lend our support as chairmen.”

Colonel (Ret’d) Richard Hansen and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Rob O’Connor will also be leading their own post-conference workshops on:

1) How to Do Business with the British Army for Soldier Modernisation Lieutenant Colonel

2) Black Swans and Soldier Programme Management: A Look inside the US Army Technology and Equipment Acquisitions from Capability Setting To Procurement

They will be joining an unrivalled speaker line-up of senior soldier modernisation experts from: Canadian Forces, Czech MoD, US Army Northern Warfare Training Center, United States Marine Corps, UK MoD, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, British Army, PEO Soldier Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Rheinmetall Electronics, Thales, DSTL, T N O Human Factors Research Institute and many more still TBA.

Visit the event website at:… to view the full conference agenda, or download a PDF brochure.

SMi are also pleased to announce Revision Military have confirmed their participation. Revision Military build high-performance protective solutions for the evolving needs of the modern soldier. Delegates will get the chance to meet them at this year’s event.

Future delegates are advised to book before the 30th November to save £400 GBP.

For media enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on +44 20 7827 6138 or

Future Soldier Technology 2017
13th and 14th March 2017
London, United Kingdom

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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

Source : SMi Group

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