In the ever-evolving landscape of military training, collaboration is key to unlocking innovative solutions that redefine how armed forces prepare for their missions. At I/ITSEC 2023, just a month ago, Hadean and 4C Strategies forged a transformative partnership to combine pioneering AI-powered spatial computing with leading military training and exercise management solutions. This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in the pursuit of enhanced training experiences and more effective mission outcomes. To mark the occasion, Hadean Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Mimi Keshani, and Mike Edqvist, 4C Strategies Co-founding Partner & VP of North America, met up onsite to discuss the importance of the team-up and the common objectives.
The Importance of Strategic Partnerships
During the conversation, both parties emphasised the significance of partnering with innovative companies that share the same passion for excellence. From the perspective of 4C Strategies, Mike highlighted that the orchestration capabilities and existing connections of Hadean’s spatial computing platform will bring tremendous value to customers globally. Adding to this, Mimi explained that Hadean’s role as an enabling technology is to add a layer of capabilities to 4C Strategies’ resilience and training readiness solution, Exonaut, and drive more meaningful training and better outcomes from training.
Expectations from the Collaborative Solution
Ultimately, the key objective of the partnership between Hadean and 4C Strategies is to accelerate the development of new capabilities and integrate novel technologies rapidly, for the benefit of the end-user. Thanks to Hadean’s flexible open architecture, the collaboration promises not only kinetic simulations but also multi-domain synthetic environments that can integrate cyber and space at an unprecedented pace. By combining the AI and spatial capabilities of the Hadean Platform with Exonaut, the partnership will push the boundaries of training exercise control and planning and improve automation for faster scenario generation.
Highlighting the importance of quick iterations and the need for more virtual training due to its cost-effectiveness, Mimi also spoke about the aim of the collaborative solution to seamlessly integrate individual and collective training and create a unique system that adjusts for complexity, fidelity, and realism, providing a more meaningful training experience. She said: “We want to do more virtual training because live training is expensive, but you can’t ever fully substitute live training, so making sure you have got systems that seamlessly fall into both is another reason I am excited about this partnership.”
Criteria for Selecting a Partner
A strategic partnership involves seeking complementary technologies and teams that go beyond mere integration. This is about creating synergies that benefit both companies commercially and generate solutions greater than the sum of their parts. The agility of two SMEs collaborating as one team allows for rapid progress, creating a harmonious and effective working relationship. This resonated with 4C Strategies and Mike who emphasised the importance of not only complementary technology but also the people behind it. The partnership should feel like an extension of the corporation, where teams work seamlessly together, creating a cohesive and collaborative environment.
Impact on the Training Spectrum
Wrapping up the conversation, Mike shared his vision of integrating individual and collective training solutions to offer comprehensive value to customers in defence and national security. The key takeaway is the ability to bring richness and data to the customer, enhancing the overall training experience. Underscoring the significance of high-quality data, Mimi argued that the “quality of AI is as good as the quality of data”. Building large-scale systems with complexity similar to the real world enhances the power and effectiveness of AI, reinforcing the potential for meaningful advancements in military training.
The collaboration between Hadean and 4C Strategies promises to reshape the landscape of military training. By leveraging each other’s strengths, these innovative companies are poised to deliver solutions that accelerate the pace of technological integration, provide richer training experiences, and ultimately empower armed forces worldwide. We are tremendously excited about the team-up and look forward to working together.
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