Small Business Opportunities
AFCEA San Diego Chapter Small Business Training Forum
Tuesday, January 24 - Thursday, January 26, 2012
Location: Small Business Theater (adjacent to the Cyber Cafe)
Attention Small Businesses! The AFCEA San Diego Chapter is once again sponsoring a Small Business Training Forum at West 2012. Content is designed to provide small businesses valuable, straightforward information to help them succeed and grow. From the latest technology opportunities, to forming alliances and partnerships, to maximizing government small business resources, this is a “must attend” event!
Sessions are free - no additional registration necessary.
Schedule: (Subject to change. Please see the West Program Addendum available at the registration desks in Hall A or view the schedule on the mobile website at www.westconfexpo.org)
Tuesday, January 24
10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
Welcome and Agenda Introduction
Mr. Joseph Bulger
Vice President for Small Business, AFCEA, San Diego Chapter
Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin MS2
10:25 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.
Technology Collaboration Center – West
Small Business innovation incubator within an operationally relevant maritime domain environment
Mr. Dan Phelan
Program Manager, Technology Collaboration Center - West, Lockheed Martin MS2
President, International Test & Evaluation Association, San Diego Chapter
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Building Innovation in the US Marine Corps ISR Enterprise
Specific technology areas of interest within the MCISR-E
Mr. Terry Simpson
Enterprise Information Management Officer,
Headquarters Marine Corps Intelligence
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Leveraging Government Small Business Resources
Featuring representatives from the SBA and SPAWAR
Mr. Lou Kelly
San Diego Advanced Defense Technology Cluster, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Ms. Elizabeth Altman
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program PM, SPAWAR
1:45 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.
Protecting the lifeblood of small businesses within the collaborative, open systems, government purpose data rights environment
Mr. John L. Haller
Patent Attorney, Gordon & Rees LLP
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
International Opportunities for Small Business
With declining DoD budgets all but certain, what international opportunities are on the horizon that small businesses should consider pursuing?
Mr. Joe Orechovesky
Deputy Program Manager, PMW-740 International Programs Office
Program Executive Office (PEO) C4I
Wednesday, January 25
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Growing Your Business
Small business peers discuss actionable strategies for growth
Moderator: Ms. Karen Conti
Chief Operating Officer, Rite Solutions
Mr. Jerry Ellis
President, Ki, LLC
Mr. Allen Maxwell
Ms. Gioia Messinger
President and CEO, Linked Objects
Mr. Rob Ashworth
Vice President and Chief Information Systems Officer, Barling Bay LLC
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The State of the Department of the Navy IT
The Department of the Navy’s CIO will provide his view of future opportunities and challenges for small businesses.
Mr. Terry Halvorsen
Chief Information Officer
Department of the Navy
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Contract Strategy
Informative update on the US Navy’s strategy for achieving Full Deployment of the future shipboard networking technology
CAPT DJ LeGoff, USN
Program Manager, PMW-160 Tactical Networks
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Spotlight on Small Business: Gov Solutions Group
Mr. Bob Bush
Senior Vice President
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Overview of Doing Business with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Center (SPAWAR)
Mr. Robert “Zach” Zaccaria
Deputy, SPAWAR/PEO Small Business Program Office
Thursday, January 26
9:30 a.m. – Noon
Meet the Primes
What are primes looking for in small business teammates? Rapid fire thoughts, followed by an informal opportunity for small businesses to discuss capabilities with representatives from prime Integrators
Ms. Pat Mercado
C4 Systems Division Director and Senior Principal, SRA International
Mr. Jeff Dunlap
Business Development Executive, BAE Systems
Mr. John Pettitt
Corporate Lead Executive, San Diego, Northrop Grumman
Mr. Rich Lockwood
Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin MS2
Mr. Jim Abbott
Senior Account Manager, C4 Information Technology, SAIC
Mr. Jim Loiselle
Vice President, Accenture
Mr. Ed Riley
Business Development Executive, Navy and Marine Corps Programs, CSC
Mr. Ken Slaght
Vice President and General Manager, General Dynamics Information Technology
(Schedule subject to change. Please see the West Program Addendum available at the registration desks in Hall A or view the schedule on the mobile website at www.westconfexpo.org)
Small Business Program Questions?