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SPACE
INNOVATION

SUMMIT

July 25, 2023

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Gen john Raymond
First Chief of Space Operations of the U.S. Space Force

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We strive to push the global communications landscape forward with new technology, outside-the-box thinking, and best-in-class customer service.

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SPACE INNOVATION SUMMIT

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Welcome / Opening Remarks

Comtech President & CEO, Ken Peterman, and Founder & CEO of America's Future Series, David Hamilton, begin the day with with some opening remarks.

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One Team-One Fight:  Supporting Guardians and their Families

Maj. Gen. Kim Crider, USAF (Ret), founding partner of Elara Nova, hosts President & CEO of the Air Force Association, Lt. Gen. Bruce "Orville" Wright, USAF (Ret), President and Founder of the Space Force Association, Col William Woolf, USAF (Ret), and Executive Director and Founder of the NSSA, Steve Jacques in an insightful discussion on how private enterprise can support the important mission of the United States Space Force. 

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Partnerships Driving Our Future in Space

Chief Operating Officer of the Space Foundation, Shelli Brunswick is joined by Col Pamela Melroy, USAF (Ret), Deputy Administrator at NASA in conversation about public and private partnerships internationally and domestic to the US driving collaborative space exploration.

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Thunderbird School of Management / Arizona State University

Maj. Gen. Kim Crider, USAF (Ret), founding partner of Elara Nova, brings on Dr. Greg Autry, Clinical Professor & Director of Space Leadership, Policy and Business Initiative at ASU - Thunderbird School of Global Management to give insight into what Thunderbird School of Management is all about.

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The Obstacles to Dual-Use Innovation

Maj. Gen. Kim Crider, USAF (Ret), founding partner of Elara Nova, hosts Founder & CEO of Slingshot Aerospace, Melanie Stricklan and Jordan Noone, Co-Founder and General Partner of Embedded Ventures & Co-Founder and Founding CTO of Relativity Space in a discussion about Dual-Use Innovation.

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Investing in the Space Economy

Maj. Gen. Clint Crosier, USAF (Ret), Director, Aerospace & Satellite Solutions at Amazon Web Services, hosts Founder of C5 Capital, André Pienaar,  President & CEO of SES Space & Defense, David Fields, and Chief Growth Officer of Comtech, Nicole Robinson for an eye opening conversation on investing in the Space Economy.

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Fireside Chat

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, Deputy Commander of U.S. Space Command joins Congressman Pete Sessions in an intriguing discussion on strengthening collaboration with partners and other agencies.

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Protecting Critical Space Infrastructure
Cyber and A.I. in Space

President & CEO at the National Cybersecurity Center, Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege, hosts Technical Fellow, Sam Visner, and CEO & Founder of CalypsoAI, Neil Serebryany in a thought provoking discussion revolving around the growing world of AI.

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Space Acquisitions and Innovation

President & Chief Executive Officer of Business Acquisition Consulting, Jenny Poisson, speaks with Program Executive Officer for Military Communications and Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, Space Systems Command of the USSF, Cordell DeLaPena, about space acquisitions and innovation.

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Public/Private Collaboration - Advancing the commercialization and defense of Space

Clinical Professor & Director of Space Leadership, Policy and Business Initiative at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Greg Autry. Dr. Autry is joined by Ajay Malshe, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University for an insightful discussion on advancing the commercialization and defense of space related to public/private collaboration.

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Joint Domain Integration - Innovation and Collaboration

Chief Strategy Officer at Comtech, Daniel Gizinski, is joined by Maj. Gen. John Olson, Chief of Space Operations Mobilization Assistant of the United States Space Force, for an insightful discussion on partnerships driving our future in space.

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Our Enlisted Force - The Future of our Airmen and Guardians

Comtech President & CEO, Ken Peterman, is joined by Gen. John E. Hyten, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to discuss the future of our airmen and guardians

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Closing Remarks

Comtech President & CEO, Ken Peterman, and Founder & CEO of America's Future Series, David Hamilton, close out the day and share some messages from Secretary Of The Air Force Frank Kendall and Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.

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