Agenda

 Agenda is current as of July 14, 2020


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

 

8:00 - 10: 00 a.m.

Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors

View Solution Presentations including the following:

Modernize - Critical Data Enablers
Explainable AI

Modernize: Visible - Content Discovery & Retrieval/Discovery of Metadata
 
Modernize: Understandable
 
Modernize: Trusted
 
Modernize: Interoperable
 
Modernize - Cloud & Data/Application Migration/Enterprise/Hybrid Cloud Strategy
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Conference Welcome

Speaker:
LtGen Bob Shea, USMC (Ret.)
President & CEO
AFCEA International

10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Forum Purpose Overview

Speaker:
LTG Bruce T. Crawford, USA
Chief Information Officer/G-6
U.S. Army

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors
 
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Panel Session: "Data at the Speed of War"
The Army CIO has the responsibility for strategy to support digital transformation in support of information sharing and providing critical data to support the warfighter. Technology continues to rapidly change and there is a need to leverage the enhancements of the information age. With these changes, communications within the Army and Joint Forces are more critical than ever and our adversary competitors are closing the gap to disrupt the U.S. battle rhythm.  This panel session will explore how the U.S. Army is addressing the challenges of supporting the warfighter by providing data at the right place and at the right time to warfighters and serve to provide an advantage to our Army and the Armed Forces at the speed of war.

Moderator:
LTG Susan Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
Managing Director
Accenture Federal Systems

Panelists:
MAJ Adam Brinkman, USA
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
USASOC

David Cerjan
Senior Director, US Defense and Intelligence Community
Veritas Technologies, LLC

BG Paul T. Stanton, USA
Deputy Director of Operations, J3
U.S. Cyber Command

1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors
 
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Army Under Secretary Keynote

Speaker:
The Honorable James E. McPherson
Under Secretary of the Army
 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: "Defending the DoDIN-A:  It Takes a Team"
If Data is the Ammunition of the Future Fight, then the Army's network is its critical weapons system and the Signal Corps is our vanguard.  To compete and win in Multi Domain Operations the Army is working to increase its speed in cyberspace operations--through technology; partnerships; and by adopting best practices.   This session will provide an overview on what the Army is doing to operate, secure, and defend the global infrastructure that supports the Army portion of the Department of Defense Information Network, or the DoDIN-A.

Speakers:
LTG Stephen G. Fogarty, USA
Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Command

Ronald W. Pontius
Deputy to the Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Command

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors
 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address "DISA Issues and Insights"

Speaker:
VADM Nancy A. Norton, USN
Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
Commander, JFHQ-DODIN

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Panel Session: "Tactical Cloud: Computing at the Edge!"
The U.S. Army has engaged in a network modernization program in 2018. A part of this effort is how the Army will take advantage of the tactical Cloud.  The Cloud offers flexibility to the Army Enterprise and the goal is to embed an interconnected, high-powered computing capability to support a wide array of capabilities that include drones, soldier-worn sensors, vehicle mounted intelligence on the move, and an array of surveillance and reconnaissance tools.  The U.S. Army recognizes that the last mile, the tactical edge is critically important to empower the warfighter   This panel session will discuss the current state of the tactical cloud and how the Army plans to move forward to enable the warfighter to compute at the edge.

Moderator:
Carl Tegen 
Client Executive-Vice President, DoD and National Security
AT&T Government Solutions

Panelists:
Patrick Dedham
Deputy to the Commander
NETCOM 

MG Peter A. Gallagher, USA
Director
Network Cross-Functional Team

Paul Puckett, III
Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Office
Army CIO/G-6

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors
 
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Panel Session: "Re-Imagining the Workforce of the Future"
The U.S. Army went to the drawing board and recently developed a new talent alignment process that was announced during October 2019.  The new guidance and changes that begins with officers, addresses recruiting and assignment of Army officers and will be based on a more “decentralized, regulated, market-style hiring system that aligns officers and eventually enlisted soldiers with jobs based on preferences.  This new approach includes, but is not limited to career coaching, merit based promotions, and Brevet promotions for critical skills.  This session will address the dynamic changes within the Army as well as how the talent workforce is being addressed. This session will explore how this new process will impact the Army Workforce and address an industry perspective.

Moderator:
CAPT Glenn Hernandez, USCG (Ret.)
Former USCG CISO
Senior Consultant, OpEdge Solutions

Panelists:
Dr. Julie Cruz
Director for the Information Technology Management (ITM) Workforce Career Program (CP-34)
Department of the Army

MG Joseph McGee, USA
US Army Talent Management Task Force Director
Army G-1

Dr. Bryan M. Shone, PhD
Director, Policy and Resources and Chief Financial Officer
Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6

 
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat: "Strategic Perspectives, AI, ML, and DoD"
The U.S. National Defense Strategy lays out three lines of effort for the Department of Defense – Build a more lethal force, strengthen traditional alliances while building new partnerships, and reform DoD’s business practices for performance and affordability.  This more lethal force is strongly enabled by advances in technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, but also such technologies as data analytics, autonomy, robotics, hypersonics, and more.  Achieving strategic ends with new operational means while attending to necessary performance and affordability objectives is a challenging but necessary task for the department.  Priorities and choices must be made and consequences considered. The Army is certainly engaged in adapting to both the demands of this defense strategy and the availability of new tools and practices.  This conversation takes a look at strategic issues as well as both technical and operational risks and opportunities. 

Facilitator:
LTG Bob Wood, USA (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
AFCEA International 

Members:
Michèle Flournoy
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
WestExec Advisors 

Peter L. Levin
Co-Founder and CEO
Amida
 
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors
 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

 

8:00 -10:00 a.m.

Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors

View Solution Presentations including the following:

Modernize - Critical Data Enablers
Explainable AI

Modernize: Visible - Content Discovery & Retrieval/Discovery of Metadata
 
Modernize: Understandable
 
Modernize: Trusted
 
Modernize: Interoperable
 
Modernize - Cloud & Data/Application Migration/Enterprise/Hybrid Cloud Strategy
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: "Computing at the Edge"

Speaker:
Terry Halvorsen
CIO/EVP
IT & Mobile Communications B2G Business
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors
 
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Panel Session: "Data Innovation—Leveraging Venture Capital Backed Companies"

New technologies make it easier and cheaper to collect, store, analyze, use, and disseminate data.  But how does this occur?   What role does venture capital (VC) and VC-backed companies have in providing data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation to the U.S. Army?  How can the U.S. Army best leverage products provided by hyper-growth start-ups and scale-ups?  In this session, a longtime venture capitalist and a panel of leading serial entrepreneurs will discuss what they have learned from their failures and successes in founding and growing next-generation companies – and how those lessons are surprisingly relevant to the U.S. Army.

Moderator:
Nick Sinai
Senior Advisor
Insight Partners

Panelists:

Elizabeth Lawler
Founder
AppLand, Inc.

Andy Palmer
Co-Founder and CEO
Tamr

Stu Solomon
Chief Operating Officer
Recorded Future
 

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: "The Future is Bright"

Speaker:
LTG Bruce T. Crawford, USA
Chief Information Officer/G-6
U.S. Army
 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: "Data, Software, and Expanding Missions in Support of Multi-Domain Operations"
In an increasingly software-defined Army operating environment, a unit with out-of-date software for its C5ISR systems is not ready. This session will explore the emerging concept of software readiness and CECOM's multipronged efforts to make it easier for unit commanders to assess their software readiness and ensure their data is protected against the latest cyber threats. It will also explore CECOM's latest integration of hardware and software during depot-level maintenance, allowing for advanced functional testing and fielding of the latest software baselines. In addition, it will highlight CECOM's role in the extension of the Strategic Support Area into forward theaters.

Speaker:
MG Mitchell L. Kilgo
Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command
Senior Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Speaker:
LtGen Bob Shea, USMC (Ret.)
President & CEO
AFCEA International

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors
 

 

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