Roundtable Luncheons

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Roundtable Luncheons

Make your selections by August 9!

Make new connections, share your ideas and gain valuable insights into what’s next for defense unmanned systems during interactive roundtable luncheons.

Attendees have until Friday, August 9* to self-select topics of interest during registration and be assigned to a luncheon table that best match your preferences, each conference day.

Each day, up to seventeen topics** will be offered spanning industry issues, technology trends and service specific program discussions.

Each table will be facilitated by a DoD or industry representative well-versed in the assigned topic. See below for a list of confirmed discussion leaders!

Roundtable Topics:

Key Industry Issues

  • Acquisition Innovation
  • Acquisition Innovation: OTA Based – Limited Availability
  • Engaging Silicon Valley Start-Up – Limited Availability
  • Working with the U.S. Government – Limited Availability
  • Rapid Equipping and Prototyping – Limited Availability
  • Advancements in Training

Technology Trends/Challenges

  • UAS Detection – Limited Availability
  • UAS Mitigation 
  • UAS Remote Identification 
  • Ground Robot Autonomy
  • Artificial Intelligence – Limited Availability
  • Swarming Technology – Limited Availability
  • Manned/Unmanned Teaming

Service Specific Discussions

  • Air Force Initiatives
  • Navy Initiatives – Air
  • Navy Initiatives – Maritime – Limited Availability
  • Marine Corps Initiatives – Limited Availability
  • Army Initiatives – Air 
  • Army Initiatives – Ground – Limited Availability
  • DARPA Initiatives – SOLD OUT 

Roundtable Discussion Leaders

  • Altavian, John Perry, CEO
  • Army G-8, Stu Hatfield, Robotics Branch Chief
  • Auterion Government Solutions, Dave Sharpin, VP & GM
  • DJI, Mark Aitken II, Director of U.S. Legislative Affairs
  • Echodyne, Jeff Finan, VP Business Development
  • Echodyne, Tom Driscoll, CTO & Co-Founder
  • FlightSafety International, Jennifer Birdsong, Director of UST Innovation and STEAM
  • FlightSafety International, Nora Ann Mishler, Director of Unmanned Systems Training
  • FlightSafety International, Peter Riley, Director of Training Product Solution
  • Fortem Technologies, Adam Robertson, CTO
  • Fortem Technologies, Alan Kraft, Director, Government Sales
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems, Rand LeBouvier, Sr. Strategy & Business Development Manager
  • National Advanced Mobility Consortium, Bill Thomasmeyer, Consultant
  • National Advanced Mobility Consortium, Dan Pierson, Consultant
  • National Advanced Mobility Consortium, Alissa Roath, Director of Operations
  • Northrop Grumman, John Pesaturo, Engineering Fellow
  • Overwatch Imaging, Greg Davis, Founder & CEO
  • Stratom, Mark Gordon, CEO
  • Textron Systems, Chris Baumeister, Vice President of Engineering
  • Textron Systems, David Phillips, Senior Vice President & General Manager
  • Textron Systems, Sean Baity, Director of Engineering
  • U.S. Navy, Dorothy Engelhardt, Director, Unmanned Systems, DASN Ships
  • VENTUS Solutions, Duane Ashton, Principal
  • VolAero Drones, Ido Gur, CEO (EasyAerial)

Check back often for updates!

*After the August 9 deadline, attendees will make their Luncheon topic selections onsite

**Topics and table allocations subject to change

Register Now to Secure Your Top Choices

Interested in sponsoring to lead a Roundtable?
Companies A – L: email or call Eric Hallberg at +1 571-858-4364
Companies M – Z: email or call Wes Morrison at +1 571-255-7763