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Learn exactly how unmanned systems are changing the way military and defense leaders conduct operations and what it means for you. In-depth sessions, roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, a solutions showcase and networking events give you an insider’s edge you simply won’t find any place else.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

0800 – 0900

Registration Open

0900 – 0910

Keynote Welcome

0910 – 0920 Congressional Address
0920 – 0950 Keynote Presentation
  • The Honorable Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
0950 – 1010 Keynote Presentation
Transforming the DoD Through Artificial Intelligence
1010 – 1030 Keynote Presentation
Marine Corps Vision for Unmanned Systems
  • Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
1030 – 1100 Break + Solutions Showcase
1100 – 1120 Keynote Presentation
Improving Naval Agility with Unmanned Systems
1120 – 1140 Keynote Presentation
  • Lisa Atherton, President and CEO, Textron Systems
1140 – 1200 Keynote Presentation
Airborne ISR and the National Defense Strategy: Challenges and Solutions
  • Maj. Gen. Peter J. Lambert, Deputy Director for ISR Operations, Joint Staff J32
1200 – 1330 Roundtable Luncheons
1330 – 1500 Solutions Showcase
1500 – 1630 Breakout Sessions + Solutions Showcase

   

BREAKOUT 1 — UAS Plans, Programs and Progress Across the Services
  • Brig. Gen. James "Cliffy" Cluff, Director, RPS/Big Wing ISR, HAF/A2
  • Lt. Col. Philip Root, Program Manager, TTO, DARPA
  • Cmdr. Jeff Sullens, USCG Office of Aviation Acquisition
  • Maj. William Taylor, APM-ISR, United States Special Operations Command

   

BREAKOUT 2 — Capability Advancements for Surface and Subsurface Unmanned Systems
  • Dr. Jason R. Stack, Portfolio Manager for Autonomy, ONR
  • Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager, PMS 406, Unmanned Maritime Systems PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants, U.S. Navy
  • PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants, U.S. Navy
  • CAPT Daniel Malatesta, Program Manager, Expeditionary Missions (PMS 408), U.S. Navy
  • John A Moses, Navy Battery Development Safety Enterprise Program Manager, NAVSEA 05Z
  • Dr. Andrew Nuss, Program Manager, DARPA

BREAKOUT 3 — USDPS Innovation Challenge




Wednesday, August 21, 2019

0800 – 0900

Registration Open

0900 – 1030

Breakouts + Solutions Showcase

BREAKOUT 1 — UAS Threat Detection and Mitigation
  • Elizabeth Neumann, Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy, DHS

BREAKOUT 2 — Defense Acquisition Innovation
  • Ben McMartin, Chief of the Acquisition Management Office, CCDC, Ground Vehicle Systems Center

BREAKOUT 3 — Defense Robotics, Autonomy, and Artificial Intelligence

1030 – 1100

Break + Solutions Showcase

1100 – 1200 Keynote Presentations
1100 – 1110 Welcome
1110 – 1140 Keynote Presentation
JIDO/Defense Threat Reduction Agency
1140 – 1200 Keynote Presentation
U.S. Army Futures Command Perspectives on Unmanned Systems
  • BG Ross Coffman, Director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) — Cross Functional Team (CFT)
1200 – 1330 Roundtable Luncheons
1330 – 1500 Main Stage Addresses
1330 – 1350 Keynote Presentation
  • Tony Melita, Executive Director, National Advanced Mobility Consortium
1350 – 1410 Keynote Presentation
DARPA and the Future of AI, Autonomy and Unmanned
1410 – 1430 Keynote Presentation
1430 – 1455 Keynote Presentation
  • Chris O'Donnell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management
1500 – 1630 Reception + Solutions Showcase