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Tue, Oct 27


Defense Innovation Summit

Defense Innovation Summit "Advanced Technologies and National Security"

Convening thought leaders, connectors, investors, entrepreneurs, and influencers from across the Department of Defense, industry, academia for a day of amazing opportunities. Please note: Tickets from this event cover both days- Oct. 26 & 27th.

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Defense Innovation Summit "Advanced Technologies and National Security"
Defense Innovation Summit "Advanced Technologies and National Security"

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2020, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Defense Innovation Summit


About the event

Please join General John "Mike" Murray of the AFC, Secretary James "Hondo" Geurts, Secretary Patrick Murphy, Congressman Pete Sessions, Secretary Gordon England, LTG Neil Thurgood, LTG Laura Richardson and other prominent business, government, academic and military leaders in meaningful discussions on the future of advance technologies, the needs of our military and investment opportunities. 

Registration: Oct 27, 2020  7:30am to 8:15am Central


Registration 8:30 to 9:00am EDT

  • Opening Keynote: 9:00 to 9:35am EDT    GEN Mike Murray – Army Futures Command

Morning Theme: Advanced Technologies and National Security

  • Morning Sessions Honorary Host: Sec. Patrick Murphy

Panel Session #1: 9:45 to 10:55am EDT

Leading Technologies and Applications / Development Success Factors​

  • Mr. Nand Mulchandani - Acting Director Joint AI Center
  • CAPT Frank Futcher - Director NavalX
  • COL Len Rosanoff - Director Army Applications Lab
  • Tambrein Bates
  • Michael Brown - Director Defense Innovation Unit

Panel Session #2: 11:00 to 12:10pm EDT

Requirements and Capabilities / Needs and Use Cases​

  • LTG Neil Thurgood - Director Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition
  • Lt Gen Tom Sharpy - Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development
  • BG Ross Coffman - Director Army Futures Command NGCV CFT​

12:15 to 1:15pm EDT  ~  Transition/Break (45 min) - Virtual Hospitality Suites with Speakers Q & A ~ and interaction

  • Lunch Keynote 1:30 to 2:15pm  EDT Sec. James “Hondo” Geurts

Afternoon Theme: Partnerships for Defense Innovation

Afternoon Sessions Honorary Host: Secretary Gordon England

Panel Session #1: 2:30 to 3:40pm EDT

Small and Mid-Sized Business Strategies for Defense Innovation​

  • Michael Howe and Geoff Howe- Founders and Senior Vice Presidents Howe & Howe Technologies Inc.
  • Rob Rosenberger - CEO, Co-Founder Blackdragon
  • Dr. Lisa Kearney – Engineering Fellow Raytheon
  • Dr. Larry Schuette – Director of Global Science and Technology Engagement Lockheed Martin


Panel Session #2: 3:45 to 4:55pm EDT

Prime Contractors​

  • Lisa Atherton - President and CEO Textron Systems
  • Roy Azevedo - President, Raytheon Intelligence & Space at Raytheon Technologies (confirmation pending)
  • Raanan Horowitz - President and CEO Elbit Systems of America
  • Rick Ambrose - Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space (confirmation pending)

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR 5:00 to 6:00pm EDT for live interaction, meaningful discussions and Q & A with speakers


  • Free Pass - 3D

    Visit the 3D virtual event venue just to check it out and see if you would like to join in! - the free pass does not include any access to lounges or presentations.

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  • Main Event Ticket - Virtual

    See the main stage and get access to the lounge to chat with other attendees.

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  • Pitch Day-Tech Company Oct 26

    Does your company have a unique capability for national security challenges? Enter our pitch event to get exposure to investors, partners, lenders, and clients. Pitches are limited to 7 minutes and must be prerecorded. Companies not selected for inclusion will be refunded registration fee.

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  • Investors and Buyers

    Are you looking to invest in or purchase a unique capability for national security challenges? Purchase special access to engage with top solutions providers and industry innovators.

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  • VIP-full access all sessions

    This ticket allows access to every session and all hospitality rooms with live interaction.

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