Envitia exhibited at I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modelling, simulation and training conference, which was organised by the National Training and Simulation Association in Orlando, Florida from 30th November to 4th December 2015. The conference had an exhibit hall and featured peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, and events for teachers and secondary school students.
It was certainly well attended, with around 3550 conference delegates and 1850 international registrants from 75 countries in attendance, as well as 500 exhibiting companies.
Members of our US and UK teams manned our booth at the event. We had product demonstrations and literature available to our stand visitors. While our stand was tucked away in a corner of the exhibition hall, we were pleasantly surprised to find it was still a high-traffic location, with plenty of people stopping by to see us.
We did a live demonstration of a complete workflow for handling the velocity and volume of big data: automated and federated cataloguing, intuitive web-based search and discovery, and data export for exploitation in simulation and operational systems. Envitia Discovery and Envitia GeoRegistry provided the robust geospatial data infrastructure to manage and provide access to data resources to end users building simulation environments, providing tools and metrics for easy reuse of geospatial and model data. Data identified through the web portal was exported to a common operating picture and loaded into command and control operator simulation systems using Envitia MapLink Pro to deliver military-focused data interaction and performance.
Overall we captured a very high number of leads and we had a number of discussions with senior people from both the US and UK training and simulation (T&S) communities. High on everyone’s agenda was the issue of standards to support data discovery and the sharing of T&S data. It’s widely thought that policy is the biggest inhibitor of this, rather than the technology. Andy Cullington, one of our GIS Consultants, shared his knowledge of, and work in the UK T&S community, which was hugely valuable in these discussions.
Another theme that emerged strongly from the conference was a focus on T&S and GEOINT standards.
In 2016, we are exhibiting at the ITEC – Defence Training Simulation and Education Conference, which is at ExCel London on 17th to 19th May.
See you there.