Agenda

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

0700 - 0830

Registration and Continental Breakfast

0830 - 0845

Welcome
Singleton Ballroom

LtGen Robert Shea, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)
President and CEO
AFCEA International

0845 - 0900

Forum Purpose Overview
Singleton Ballroom

LTG Bruce T. Crawford, USA (confirmed)
Chief Information Officer/G-6
U.S. Army

Overview: This presentation will focus on the purpose of the Symposium, objectives for the sessions, and outcomes in terms of action steps ahead.  While education, training, and industry engagement are key goals for the event, the real payoff will be measured in a strengthened Network in the Era of Great Power Competition

Presentation

0900 - 0945

Keynote Address: "The Future of the Army"
Singleton Ballroom

GEN James C. McConville, USA (confirmed)
36th Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Army

Overview:  The Army is undergoing a Renaissance in terms of its doctrine and operational focus (Near Peer, MDO, CFT’s, etc.), its capabilities (air, ground, C4, EW, logistics, etc.), and its personnel programs (Training, Education, Personnel Development, Families, etc.).  This presentation presents this path as seen from the Army’s most senior perspective.

0945 - 1030

Networking Break

1030 - 1100

Keynote Address: "The Evolving Threat"
Singleton Ballroom

COL Candice E. Frost, USA (confirmed)
Director of Foreign Intelligence
HQDA G-2

Overview: Regional, nation state, and non-nation state threats continue to evolve. An understanding of these evolving threats and the reality of near peer competition is central to Symposium discussions.  How is the Army accounting for these threats and adapting plans, capabilities, and operations? 

Presentation

1115 - 1230

Panel Session: "Modernizing the Tactical and the Enterprise Network"
Singleton Ballroom

Moderator:
LTG Susan Lawrence, USA (Ret.) (confirmed)
Managing Director - Army and Air Force
Accenture Federal Services

Panelists:
MG David G. Bassett, USA (confirmed)
Program Executive Officer, Command, Control, and Communications-Tactical

MG Peter A. Gallagher, USA (confirmed)
Director, Army Network Cross-Functional Team

BrigGen James Adams, USMC (confirmed)
Director, Capabilities Development Directorate

Overview:  This panel will address portions of the Army Network Plan Framework that seeks to modernize the network, make it more agile, insure interoperability, and survivable on the Battlefield.  The discussion will also address command and control coordination with the Marine Corps and address Allied government support needs.

1230 - 1400

Networking Lunch

1400 - 1445

Panel Session: "Artificial Intelligence"
Singleton Ballroom

Moderator:
Adam Estrada (confirmed)
Director, Analytics
Radiant Solutions

Panelists:
BG Matthew P. Easley, USA (confirmed)
Director, Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force

COL Mark Orwat, USA (confirmed)
Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Scott Tousley (confirmed)
Senior Executive for Cyber Programs, Splunk

Overview:  This panel will address the emerging role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is beginning to enhance applications across all portfolios of electronics and equipment.  Tied closely to IA is Machine Learning (ML) that is transforming many of our household and handheld devices, vehicles, aircraft, and more.  Examples of AI and ML will be discussed that have a military/government application or impact.  An outcome is that attendees will have a better understanding of the importance of AI in our everyday life, but even more, the impact on military operations and that the DOD must engage to gain the benefits and understand the challenges that face our government and the Armed Forces.  

1445 - 1530

Panel Session: "Race for Talent - Recruiting, Retaining, and Training"
Singleton Ballroom

Moderator:
BG(P) Joseph P. McGee, USA (confirmed)
Talent Management Task Force Directorate, Army G-1

Panelists:
Gregory L. Garcia, SES (confirmed)
Deputy Chief Information Officer/G6, U.S. Army

Brian A. Gouker (confirmed)
Division Chief, College of Cyber, National Security Agency/Central Security Service

Jennifer Mantooth (confirmed)
Acting Chief, Career Program 34 (IT Management) Proponency Office, HQDA CIO/G-6, SAIS-PRC

Overview:  This panel will address the great race across our military, government, and industry for the talent needed for research, operations, and the general workforce.  Some jobs will be replaced by machine learning, but others will develop, especially within the Cyber Domain.  How is the Army addressing the talent needs of today and tomorrow?

1530 - 1545 Networking Break

1545 - 1630

Panel Session: "As a Service Model"
Singleton Ballroom

Moderator:
COL(P) Jeth Rey, USA 
Director of Operations
U.S. Army Cyber Command

Panelists:

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

William E. Marion, II, SES
Deputy Chief Information Officer
HQ USAF

 

Overview:  This panel will explore our armed forces as a Service Model.  As networks collapse and the Cloud becomes more user friendly, the DOD can and maybe should run their own Service.  The best example was the formation of the Navy-Marine Corps Internet (NMCI).  Challenging in the beginning, the Navy has adopted an “as a Service Model” the Next Generation (NGEN) and currently competition is in place and bids are in for the next phase.  Where does the Army stand and how can lessons learned be applied and how can DISA or Industry assist in a Service model?

1630 - 1715

Keynote Address: "A New Way to Sustain the New Network"
Singleton Ballroom

MG Randy S. Taylor, USA (confirmed)
Commanding General
U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command

Overview:  This session will explore the emerging strategies the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) is undertaking to enable the Army's future Integrated Tactical Network.  This includes sustainment of both leading-edge COTS and legacy Program of Record hardware and software systems that connect Soldiers during Multi-Domain Operations on the 21st century battlefield.

1715 - 1730

Summary & Closing
Singleton Ballroom

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

1730 - 1830

Icebreaker Social

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

0700 - 0800

Registration and Continental Breakfast

0800 - 0815

Welcome & Introduction
Singleton Ballroom

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

0815 - 0900

Opening Keynote Address: "Signal Role in CEMA"
Singleton Ballroom

MG John B. Morrison, Jr., USA (confirmed)
Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon

Presentation

0900 - 0945

Panel Session: "Mission Partners & Interoperability"
Singleton Ballroom

Moderator:
MG Douglas Crissman, USA (confirmed)
Director, Mission Command Center of Excellence

Panelists:
MG Mitchell L. Kilgo, USA (confirmed)
Director, J-6, U.S. Army Central Command

BG John Phillips, USA (confirmed)
Chief Information Officer/G6, U.S. Army European Command

COL Eulys (Bert) Shell, USA (confirmed)
Director, Network Integration Division, Joint Modernization Command

Overview:  Our Army and any of the U.S. Forces will not work alone in the future.  The role of Mission Partners is reality and the goal of interoperability is a key essential to warfighting success.  This panel will address how the Army works with Mission Partners and identify the key factors of interoperability.

0945

Exhibits Open

0945 - 1015 Networking Break
1015 - 1115

Solution Reviews 1-4

Singleton Ballroom

Facilitator:
Col Mike Warlick, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)
Vice President, Defense Operations
AFCEA International

Presenters:
Jason Scanga, Staff Systems Engineer, VMware: "Secure Software Defined Data Center for the Cyberspace Battlefield" (confirmed)

Chris Anthony, Founder & CEO, TeamWorx Security: "Automating and Scaling Data Cleaning" (confirmed)

Presentation

Dean Hullings, Senior Solutions Strategist, Forescout Technologies: "Comply-to-Connect (C2C) for TAV" (confirmed)

Presentation

Louis Albuerne, Army Account Executive & Brad Sollar, Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat, Inc.: "ATO Automation via Trusted Software Factory: ComplianceAsCode Project - Evoling Red Hat's Security Automation" (confirmed)

Presentation

1115 - 1145

Networking Break

1145 - 1230

Keynote Address: "The "Deep" Future Operating Environment (A Technological Perspective)"
Singleton Ballroom

Giorgio Bertoli, SES (confirmed)
Senior Scientific Technology Manager of Offensive Cyber Technologies, C5ISR-I2WD
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

The pace of technological innovation is continuing to increase. This is especially pronounced within the Cyberspace Domain; where new technologies are introduced regularly as software upgrades and applications. Several technological innovation to include “internet of things, “human machine Interface”, “Artificial intelligence” and “robotics” are at a tipping point to revolutionize how society and the military will operate in the future. This briefing provides a “humorous” prospective on what technologies are likely to impact the future operating environment over the next 10-30 years and their implications to military operations. 

1230 - 1330

Networking Lunch/View Exhibits

1330 - 1400

Keynote Address: "Industry Perspectives on Space"
Singleton Ballroom

Kenneth Peterman (confirmed)
President of Government Systems
ViaSat, Inc.

Presentation

1400 - 1500

Solution Reviews 5-7
Singleton Ballroom

Facilitator:
Col Mike Warlick, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)
Vice President, Defense Operations
AFCEA International

Presenters:
Gavin Kerr, Strategic Programs, Agile Defense, Inc.: "Automated Information Governance - Agile Defense and MinerEye" (confirmed)

Presentation

Mike Colson, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services: "A Tale of 2 Cloud Migrations" (confirmed)

Presentation

Dan Carayiannis, Public Sector Director, RSA: "Risk Management Framework Enhances Security and Efficiencies" (confirmed)

Presentation

1500 - 1530

Networking Break

1530 - 1615

Panel Session: "Protecting Our Data"
Singleton Ballroom

Moderator:
Dr. David Markowitz, SES (confirmed)
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G8, HQDA

Panelists:
Mike Anderson (confirmed)
Chief Federal Strategist, Informatica

Thomas Sasala, SES (confirmed)
Director, Operations and Architecture, CIO/G6 and Chief Data Officer

Jennifer Zbozny, SES (confirmed)
Director, Software Engineering Center, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command
 

Overview:  Every day we hear about breaches of security, cyber-attacks that impact millions.  What do we need to know about the ordinary user of information on our iPhone or our iPads?   And what about our household appliances and yes, our vehicles?  You can see that protecting our data through strong security processes and systems that we can trust is important.  This panel will explore how the DOD is protecting data, highlight some challenges, and bring the awareness up a notch.

1615 - 1700

Closing Keynote Address: "Cyber, Electronic Warfare, and Information Systems"
Singleton Ballroom

LTG Stephen G. Fogarty, USA (confirmed)
Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Command

Overview: The convergence of Cyber, EW, Intelligence, and Network capabilities continues to build the Army’s strength to execute information warfare.  What is being done now to build this strength further and what is planned for the Army’s future.

1700 - 1715

Summary & Closing
Singleton Ballroom

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

1715 - 1830

Reception & Networking

1830

Exhibits Close

Thursday, March 14, 2019

0700 - 0800

Registration and Continental Breakfast

0800 - 0815

Welcome & Introduction
Singleton Ballroom

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

0815 - 0900

Opening Keynote Address: "The Future of 5G"
Singleton Ballroom

Maj Gen Robert E. Wheeler, USAF (Ret.) (confirmed)
CEO, Strategic Consulting Unlimited, LLC

Overview: The growth of 5G capabilities promises dramatic increase in the speed and capacity of data transmission.  Commercial 5G growth leads military growth particularly in IoT and Cellular systems.  What does this portend for military uses?

Presentation

0900

Exhibits Open

0900 - 0930

Networking Break/View Exhibits

0930 - 1030

Solution Reviews 8-11
Singleton Ballroom

Facilitator:
Col Mike Warlick, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)
Vice President, Defense Operations
AFCEA International

Presenters:
Phil Hoyle, Army Global Enterprise Manager, Splunk: "Is Your SOC Snoring or SOARING?" (confirmed)

Presentation

Mark Harman, Federal Cyber Architect (CSE), Palo Alto Networks Public Sector, LLC: "Zero Trust: An Alternative Network Security Model" (confirmed)

Presentation

Robert Mathieson, Senior Analytics Specialist, Forcepoint G2CI: "Protecting Data Through Dynamic Analytics" (confirmed)

Presentation

Steve Grimes, Sales Engineering Manager, SafeNet AT: "Who's Protecting Your Keys?" (confirmed)

Presentation

1030 - 1115

Keynote Address: "Joint C4/Cyber Initiatives Supporting Multi-Domain Operations"
Singleton Ballroom

Lt Gen Bradford J. Shwedo, USAF (confirmed)
Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber & Chief Information Officer
The Joint Staff, J6

Overview: Joint operations demand common standards, compatible capabilities, and practiced Joint TTP.  JIE, JRSS, and DODIN integration are important elements of an integrated infrastructure underlying C4I support to the COCOM’s.  What is the state of this support and what actions are underway in insure needed security and capabilities?

1115 - 1130

Networking Break

1130 - 1215

Keynote Address: "Agile Acquisition"
Singleton Ballroom

The Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette (confirmed)
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

Overview: The Army is continuously reviewing its acquisition and procurement practices IAW standing guidance and policies to increase the speed to need and insure fulfillment of the Army’s warfighting needs.  What is being done to field and equip our Army to meet evolving threats?

1215 - 1330

Networking Lunch/View Exhibits

1330 - 1415

Panel Session: "Venture Capitalist Insight on Technology Advances"
Singleton Ballroom

Moderator:
Nick Sinai (confirmed)
Insight Venture Partners

Panelists:
Mike Madsen (confirmed)
Director, Strategic Engagement, DIU Pentagon

Meagan Metzger (confirmed)
CEO, DCODE

Overview:  Venture Capitalists are emerging organizations that take risks to expand a new or emerging market of technology, equipment, transportation, etc.  This panel will introduce local Venture Capitalists and the discussion will center on how they started, how they acquired funds or “capital” to start or expand their businesses, and how their method of acquisition might apply to the government.  An outcome is a greater knowledge of venture capital professionals and how the Army can engage with them through DIU.MIL, which is the new DIUx to accelerate commercial innovation.

1415 - 1500

Keynote Address: "Lifecycle Management: Agile Management from Concept to Capability: Resourcing the Way Forward"
Singleton Ballroom

MG John G. Ferrari, USA (confirmed)
Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E)
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army

1500 - 1530 Networking Break
1530 Exhibits Close

1530 - 1615

Closing Keynote Address: "If I Knew Then What I Know Now"
Singleton Ballroom

LTG Robert Ferrell, USA (Ret.) (confirmed)
Vice President of Public Sector Strategy
World Wide Technology, Inc.

1615 - 1645

Final Thoughts
Singleton Ballroom

LTG Bruce T. Crawford, USA (confirmed)
Chief Information Officer/G-6
U.S. Army

1645 - 1700

Summary & Closing
Singleton Ballroom

LtGen Robert Shea, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)
President and CEO
AFCEA International

Friday, March 15, 2019

 

0800 - 0900

Networking Breakfast

0900 - 0945

Network Cross-Functional Team Session
N-CFT and PEO C3T educate and inform key members of the Signal Corps about the Integrated Tactical Network and Expeditionary Signal Battaltion - Enhanced and OTMPLF implications

Speakers:
COL Garth Winterle
COL Greg Coile
Matt McCoy

1000 - 1200

Breakout Sessions (open to Government/Military only)

1200 - 1300 Lunch Break

1300 - 1400

Breakout Session Outbriefs/Conference Wrap-Up 

 
1730 - 2300

2019 Regimental Signal Ball
(Separate registration required)