28 - 30 April 2020 | London, UK

Rebranded for 2020, IT²EC is Europe’s primary forum for representatives from across the military, civil sector, industry and academia to connect and share knowledge on simulation, training and education.

The event’s three-day exhibition and conference agenda is shaped around supporting the development and the supply of solutions that deliver individual excellence within complex joint, combined and inter-agency frameworks for today’s military forces.

Experts agree, this requires both training at the individual level, and the ability to develop collective excellence – and the blending of digital technology developments with more traditional methods is key.

The concept of the ‘Digital Twin’ or ‘Digital Thread’ has come to the fore here. As a digital replica of a living or non-living physical entity, Digital Twins have the potential to accelerate and de-risk activities such as design, procurement, manufacturing, mission planning and training, and better enable enterprises to take a whole life approach to projects.

The Digital Twin construct can be extended to include synthetic representations of human teammates and is also complementary to the growing application of Industry 4.0, the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

IT²EC 2020 will provide a platform for the military and civil security/resilience communities to exchange knowledge on these ideas and the innovation that will make them a reality. The main conference theatres will focus on three inter-related aspects of this goal: ‘Human factors and performance in a Digital Twin age,’ ‘propelling today’s advances to surpass the requirements of tomorrow,’ and ‘designing resilient technologies and architectures to withstand and adapt to their new usages.’

In addition, the free-to-attend DisTec showfloor experience will demonstrate the very latest in innovative designs for simulation training technology. Visit to view the agendas for more details.