ITEC 2019

2018 Speaker Interviews

Speaker Interview with James Kelly

james kellyMr James Kelly
Chief Technology Officer
ATLAS Elektronik UK

James is a physicist and Chief Technology Officer of Atlas Elektronik UK. After graduation he initially worked on the development of helicopter based ASW systems. In 1994 he joined the MCM department of DRA specialising in novel mine countermeasure systems research. As CTO at AEUK his responsibilities include leading the development of its maritime technology products and directing the underpinning R&D programmes. Recent project highlights include the creation of the ARCIMS products for unmanned MCM and ASW.

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Speaker Interview with Derek Hughes

derekMr Derek Hughes
CanPM Consulting Inc

Derek Hughes is a senior project manager and retired military officer (35 years in Canadian Submarines and Canadian Patrol Frigates (CPFs)), with a range of experience in complex program management, marine engineering and complex systems engineering.



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Speaker Interview with Thierry Oblin

Thierry OblinMr Thierry Oblin
Combat System Simulator Delivery Manager
DXC Technology Australia Pty Limited

October 1989 - Thales Underwater System (TUS) in France for 5 years integrating the Sonar New Generation within “Le Triomphant” class SSBN Combat System. In November 1994 - Australia with TUS to integrate the Scylla Sonar within the Australian Collins class Combat System. May 2000 - Raytheon Australia to continue that integration and to sell off the Combat system as well as the Shore facilities. In 2007, I was the CS Architect for the Joint Support Ship bid in Canada. April 2008 to September 2014 - Principal Systems Engineer to lead all the Systems Engineering activities to purchase 19 subsystems required to build the AWD Combat System Through Life Support Facility. May 2015 - Naval Group (former DCNS Australia) as CS Manager to support and win the Competitive Evaluation Process for the Australian Future Submarine Program. September 2017 - DXC Technology Australia (former CSC Australia) to lead the delivery of the ANZAC Ship Combat System Simulation. I have been recognised in 2013 as CPEng by Engineers Australia. I have also been recognised in 2014 as Raytheon Certified Architect.

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Speaker Interview with Megumi Hirota

Dr Megumi Hirota
Naval Ship Magnetic & UEP Research Committee 

Megumi joined Technical Research and Development Institute, Ministry of Defense, Japan, (then Japan Defense Agency) in 1979, and was appointed to the Chief of Magnetic Detection Research Section in 1989. Her research was on magnetic detection using SQUID and ship UEP signatures control. In 2010, she retired from civil service while she was assigned as the Deputy Director, Naval System's Development Division, TRDI. In 2012, She established with a few retired officers Naval Ship Magnetic & UEP Research Committee (NMURC) and from 2017 she is the president.

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Speaker Interview with Cameron Williamson

Cameron Williamson Mr Cameron Williamson,
Research & Development Engineer, 
MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd.

Cameron Williamson is a Research and Development Engineer at MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd. He obtained an MEng in Robotics and Cybertronics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh in 2013 and since then has been working at MacTaggart Scott. He led the improvement of the company's Noise and Vibration analysis process, developing the programs and methods which are used to record, process and analyse high frequency and high throughput N&V data. He is also the Lead Engineer on the development of an innovative, electrically driven, helicopter handling system; capable of moving aircraft across ship decks for stowage and deployment in high sea states and developing new programs and methods for the analysis of relevant ships motions and system responses.

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Speaker Interview with Sven Los

Naval Architect, Nevesbu

During is Marine Technoligy study at the Technical University Delft Sven Los has specialized himself in Submarine Design. During his Master Thesis he researched the feasibility of total battery powered submarines.


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UDT 2019 date & time:

Mon 13th May - 09:00 - 17:30
Tues 14th May - 09:00 - 19:30
Weds 15th May - 09:00 - 15:30

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