Agenda

Agenda will change as we adjust to virtual setting and reconfirm speaker availability

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Conference Welcome

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

10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Conference Purpose Overview

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

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Day One Opening Keynote Address: "Strategic Intel Brief"

Speaker:
COL Candice E. Frost, USA
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2
Director of Foreign Intelligence
 

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Address: "Data: Information Warfare"
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.

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

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Panel Session: "Data at the Speed of War"
Moderator:

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

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

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

Gregory L. Garcia 
Deputy Director, Intelligence and Requirements
Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command

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

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Solution Reviews
Facilitator:

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

Participants:
TBD

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Industry Keynote Address: “Cyber Threat to Our Data and Lessons Learned”
Estonia is a small country in the Baltics however it is in the forefront of innovation and technology for many years dating back to 2002.  This session will describe how a nation state interfered with the 2007 elections in Estonia and the actions taken to strengthen the security and initiatives starting from this post cyberwar event.   The actions taken by Russia continue to this present time which means Estonia always has to remain vigilant.  Systems that create, store, and move data across the public and private world as well as the battlefield have increased dramatically with the adoption of Blockchain for Data Integrity and Veracity, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning.  New projects including the latest Machine Intelligence project such as KrattAI.   

Attendees will gain the important knowledge from the impact of a cyber-attack against Estonia, the changes in technology, and how enhancements in technology focused on the ability to reduce the risk to data and reduce the risk of a cyber-war.

 
Speaker:
Joseph Carson, CISSP  (invited)
Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO
Thycotic
 
 
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Networking Break
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Day One Closing Keynote Address: “Securing the DODIN-A”
Speaker:

MG Maria B. Barrett, USA
Commanding General
NETCOM

5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Day One Summary & Closing

Speaker:

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Day Two Welcome and Introduction

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

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Army Keynote

Speaker:
The Honorable James E. McPherson
General Counsel
Department of the Army

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Panel Session: "Tactical Cloud: Computing at the Edge!"
Moderator:

LTG Robert Ferrell, USA (Ret.) (invited)
Vice President, Federal Strategy
World Wide Technology

Panelists:
MG Peter A. Gallagher, USA (invited)
Director
Network Cross-Functional Team

Paul Puckett, III
First Director
Army Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO)

COL Carl J. "Jeff" Worthington, USA (invited)
CIO and Director, J6
JSOC
 

12:45 - 2:00 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:
MG Douglas Crissman, USA (invited)
Director
Mission Command Center of Excellence

Dr. Julie Cruz (invited)
CP-34

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

 
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break/View Exhibits
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Solution Reviews
Facilitator:

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

Participants:
TBD

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Panel Session: "Data & Cloud Cyber Security"

Moderator:
Ronald W. Pontius (invited)
Deputy to the Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Command

Panelists:
Richard Breakiron (invited)
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
Commvault

COL Paul Craft, USA (invited)
Chief of Cyber and Commandant
U.S. Army Cyber School

Dr. Miriam Marwick, Ph.D. (invited)
Research Analyst
Institute of Defense Analyses

Nick Psaki
Principal Engineer
Pure Storage, Inc.
 

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Networking Break/View Exhibits
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Fireside Chat: "A Perspective on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on the DoD"
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
 
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Day Two Summary & Closing

Speaker:

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

Thursday, July 16, 2020

 

8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Day Three Welcome & Introduction

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

8:10 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address: "Leveraging Data for Success"
Speaker:

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

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Fireside Chat: "Training, Operating and Sustaining for Signal Success"
Moderator:
MG Randy Strong, USA (Ret.) (invited)
Army Client Executive
CACI International, Inc.

Panelists:
BG Robert L. Edmonson, II, USA
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6
U.S. Army Forces Command

BG Christopher L. Eubank, USA (invited)
39th Chief of Signal
Signal School Commandant
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

MG Neil S. Hersey, USA (invited)
Commanding General, Army Cyber Center of Excellence

MG Mitchell L. Kilgo, USA
Commanding General
CECOM

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Networking Break/View Exhibits
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Solution Reviews
Facilitator:

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

Participants:
TBD

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Panel Session: "Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning"

Moderator:
Maj Gen Paul D. Nielsen, USAF (Ret.) (invited)
Director and CEO, Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

Panelists:
BG Matt Easley, Ph.D. USA (invited)
Director of Army Artificial Intelligence
Army Futures Command

Lt Gen John N.T. "Jack" Shanahan, USAF (invited)
Director
Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Industry Keynote: "5G Update"
5G is much more than “just another G” with increased data throughput – it’s an entirely new software defined network architecture designed to complement Cloud Computing at the Edge as well as the Enterprise, in order to deliver data for both real time as well as near as non-real time applications.  This session will provide an overview of how 5G networks are being architected to support these new applications, including latency-sensitive applications such as Augmented Realty and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). 

Speaker:
Chris Smith 
Vice President - Civilian and Shared Services, Chief Technology Officer
AT&T Government Solutions and National Business

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Networking Break/View Exhibits
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: "Computing at the Edge"
Speaker:

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

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Panel Session: "Data Innovation—Leveraging Private Equity"

Moderator:
Nick Sinai
Senior Advisor
Insight Partners

Panelists:

Elizabeth Lawler (invited)
Founder
AppLand

Stu Solomon
Chief Strategy Officer
Recorded Future
 

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Networking Break/View Exhibits
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Keynote Address
Speaker:

Dana Deasy (invited)
Chief Information Officer
Department of Defense

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Conference Wrap-Up & Closing
Speakers:

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

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

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Orange Call

 

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