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Keynote Sessions

Hear directly from military and defense leaders on their vision and perspective on how unmanned systems are changing the landscape of military and intelligence operations and what that means for procurement, technology development and inter-agency collaboration. These Keynote sessions will give you insight you won’t find any place else.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 0900 - 1200

0900 – 0950

The Honorable Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

0950 – 1010

Transforming the DoD Through Artificial Intelligence

1010 – 1030

Marine Corps Vision for Unmanned Systems
Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command

1100 – 1120

Improving Naval Agility with Unmanned Systems

1120 – 1140 

Lisa Atherton, President and CEO, Textron Systems

1140 – 1200

Airborne ISR and the National Defense Strategy: Challenges and Solutions
Maj. Gen. Peter J. Lambert, Deputy Director for ISR Operations, Joint Staff J32




Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 1100 - 1200 and 1330 - 1500

1110 – 1140

JIDO/ Defense Threat Reduction Agency

1140 – 1200

U.S. Army Futures Command Perspectives on Unmanned Systems
BG Ross Coffman, Director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) – Cross Functional Team (CFT)

1330 – 1350

Tony Melita, Executive Director, National Advanced Mobility Consortium

1350 – 1410

DARPA and the Future of AI, Autonomy and Unmanned

1410 – 1430

Keynote Presentation

1430 – 1455

Chris O'Donnell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management