Tuesday, February 12, 2019

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Room 1B

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

Welcome and Symposium Overview
LTG Bob Wood, USA (Ret.), Executive Vice President, AFCEA International

Sandra A. Brown, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished Professor, University of California-San Diego

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Emerging Technologies
Room 1B

Overview: The Emerging Technologies panel will highlight emergent technologies in the fields of robotics, data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and health sciences.  These categories were chosen to showcase what is taking place within the Southern California region and how it impacts government, industry, and academia.


RADM Michael C. Bachmann, USN (Ret.), Ph.D., Vice President for Enterprise Solutions, Scientific Research Corporation (Confirmed)

Panel Members:

Henrik I. Christensen, Ph.D., Qualcomm Chancellor’s Chair of Robot Systems, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, San Diego  (Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) (Confirmed)

- LTG Ed Cardon, USA (Ret.), former Commanding General, Army Cyber Command and, Director U.S. Army Business Office of Transformation (Confirmed)

Raj Minhas, Ph.D., Vice President and the Director of Interactive and Analytics Laboratory at PARC (Expertise (IA)) (Confirmed)

Larry Smarr, Ph.D., Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Health Sciences (HS)) (Confirmed)

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Marine Corps Perspective on Enhanced Warfighting Technologies
Room 1B

Overview: The mission of the Marine Corps includes warfighting “from the sea” as well as land based operations.  As a result, new technologies are constantly needed to support operations in all domains – air, land, sea, space, and cyber.  Cyber Operations, in particular, present a variety of challenges for both the Corps and all other elements of the Department of Defense.  General Crall has unique qualifications to discuss these challenges as a distinguished operational leader in the Marine Corps and, now, a senior policy leader in the Department.  He is tasked to find solutions to these challenges in his position as the Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense.

BGen Dennis Crall, USMC (Confirmed)
Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Transition to a Networking Reception
LTG Bob Wood, USA (Ret.), Executive Vice President, AFCEA International 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
City Side Corridor