The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) will host the first NATO Edge conference from 25 to 27 October 2022.

This year's conference theme is "Technology in Focus." NATO Edge will feature discussions on the Agency's work on emerging and disruptive technologies, which include artificial intelligence (AI) and data.

We are looking forward to join this conference with a speaker session.



Excellence in Cyberspace Learning

In the context of fast-paced technology evolution and shorter technology lifecycles, education and training also needs to be dynamic. Education and training must be able to adapt flexibly to new technologies, while still achieving high levels of excellence aligned with the operational requirements and constraints. Digitization, augmented reality and high-performance wireless access networks provide instructors with new tools to facilitate cyberspace-focused learning.

This session will address emerging concepts and technologies that will support education and training in this dynamic defense environment.



Dr Khurram Jamil

2_KhurramDr. Khurram Jamil is President of Strategic Initiatives at Area9 Lyceum where he focuses on regional expansions and partnerships, as well as oversees projects for all levels of education and training. Dr. Jamil’s entrepreneurial experience extends over 20 years. He has successfully led dozens of teams comprising of medical professionals and educational scientists, spearheaded large development and partnership efforts, and managed multi-million-dollar educational software development projects.

After earning his medical degree in Denmark in 2002, Dr. Jamil chose to advance health care outside the clinical arena through the development of novel educational simulators at Laerdal Medical. These simulators were used in the U.S. Department of Defense for Combat Medic Training. Following this, revolutionary screen-based simulators were created for the American Heart Association (HeartCode ACLS & PALS) used by millions of providers.

He co-founded Area9 in 2006 to evolve and expand these concepts beyond health care, while partnering with McGraw-Hill Education to deploy adaptive learning technology. Since then, more than 30 million students have used LearnSmart & SmartBook (property of McGraw-Hill Education – acquired in 2014).

Dr. Jamil is a cultural bridge builder and is involved with various cultural & art organizations to support building creative and reflective societies. He is a board member at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library – a center than develops programs to inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues. He is a board member of American Friends of SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark. He also serves on the Education Council of the Center for Global Education (CGE) at Asia Society.





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