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The Warfighter Simulation & Training podcast provides a glimpse into the fascinating future that is being built by militaries and government agencies around the world. The current convergence of emerging technologies brought together from key sectors will deliver an ever increasing force-multiplying benefit to the Warfighter, across all domains.

Recent Episodes

DSET 2023 Teaser & Overview

June 2, 2023

In advance of the very first Warfighter Live event at DSET Bristol, we speak to Tess Butler (CEO of Ruddy Nice Ltd), who has been delivering DSET with her team since 2016 - so now in its 8th year. For those that haven’t hear…

Ep. 018: What’s all the fuss about Platforms? - Len Granowetter

May 23, 2023

In our final education episode for this season, we are very pleased to welcome Len Granowetter, CTO for MAK Technologies. For those that don’t know Len, he has been at the forefront of some of the most demanding simulation c…

Ep. 017: How to Disrupt Without Destroying with Luke Shabro

May 3, 2023

This episode we are very pleased to be joined by Luke Shabro, a former Intelligence Analyst and US Navy veteran, he is now the Deputy Director at Army Futures Command TRADOC and jointly runs the US Army Mad Scientist initiat…

Ep. 016: Horizontal Scaling of Synthetic Environments - Jason Kennedy

April 20, 2023

Following on from our previous episode with Joe Robinson, we are joined by Jason Kennedy who is the VP of Engineering at Improbable. Jason has an impressive background in, having previously directed large teams of engineers …

Ep. 015: The Thing About HLA - Björn Möller

April 7, 2023

Continuing our Education series we are very pleased to Welcome Björn Möller who, whilst serving as the President of Pitch Technologies, is also one of the leading authorities in distributed simulation standards. Bjorn has be…

Ep. 014: From Coalface to Creation, Why Bottom-Up Innovation Matters - Ed Ebbern

March 28, 2023

We know we talk a lot about innovation on this podcast, but this week we look into an interesting initiative to stimulate and grow ideas across all arms of the UK Armed Forces. The military relies on harnessing the latest te…

Recent Blog Posts

The Role of Gamification in Military Training: Serious Games and their Applications

Introduction Gamification, the art of incorporating game-like elements into non-game contexts, is taking the world by storm - and the military is no exception! The role of gamification in military training: serious games and their applications have…

Breaking Down the Jargon: A Beginner's Guide to Military Simulation Terminology

Introduction Well, well, well, look who's here! You've ventured into the realm of military simulations, and you're probably feeling a little lost with all those TLA's (the letter acronyms) flying around. Don't you worry, my friend! We're here to he…

The Exciting Frontier: What is the Future of Gamification in Military Training?

Introduction What is the future of Gamification in Military Training? As technology evolves, so too does the way we prepare our armed forces for the challenges they'll face. Gamification, a term coined in the early 21st century, has gained signific…

About the Hosts

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Colin Hillier

Co-Host | Former British Royal Navy Officer

A graduate in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Southampton University, Colin previously served in the Royal Navy, and has over 17 years’ experience in the defence industry.

On leaving the armed forces, Colin joined Leonardo Helicopters, working on the assembly line supporting the build of AH-64, Merlin and Lynx aircraft at Leonardo Helicopters. From there he moved to the training division where he led the design, development, and implementation of advanced mission training systems. He was

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Tom Constable

Co-Host | Former British Army Officer

British Army Officer turned technology entrepreneur; In 2014 Tom deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, providing British rotary wing support (in close partnership with the US Marine Core Aviation Wing) to coalition forces.

Since leaving the military Tom has used his passion for taking business ideas and innovations from “zero to one” and has founded start-ups in the digital media and defense technology sectors. Most recently, as the Chief Product Officer at SimCentric, Tom has been the