Dual Use Tech Summit Held to Discuss Strengthening US Defense (Day 1, Part 2)

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The America’s Future Series, a non-partisan civil forum to discuss U.S. Global Competitiveness and National Security, holds a Dual Use Tech Summit from March 7  to 8 to discuss “leading innovations, disruptive technologies, and creative collaboration models for strengthening our defense industrial base and supply chain resilience across all domains.”

March 7 (part 2):

China – Near Peer Adversary (10:15 a.m. CT)

Jan Jekielek, The Epoch Times Senior Editor

Zhou Fengsuo, Humanitarian Activist​

Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding, Ret. Sempre AI,  CEO & Founder

Dr. Wen Chen, Human Rights Activist and CCP Expert


Tactically Responsive Technologies (11:15 a.m. CT)
Bong Gumahad, US GOV, Former Senior Executive Service (SES)
Daniel Gizinski, Comtech, Chief Strategy Officer
Jason Mello,  The KMC Group, LLC, CEO and Founder
Bryan Terlecky, Pacific Defense, VP, Space Systems
Andy Lapsa, Stoke Space, CEO

AI in Space (12:15 p.m. CT)
Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle, (Ret), Space Foundation, CEO
Tory Bruno,  United Launch Alliance, CEO
Maj Gen Kim Crider (Ret), Elara Nova, Founding Partner
Brian Morrison, General Dynamics Mission Systems, VP & GM, Space, Cyber and Intelligence Systems

Public/Private Partnerships: Facilitating Dual Use Innovation (1:15 p.m. CT)
Richard Jackson,  State of Oklahoma, Dep Attn Gen for Cybersecurity, Technology, and Digital Assets
Lt. Col. Charlie Bahk, USMC, Officer in Charge, USMC Software Factory
James Grimsely, Choctaw Nation, Exec Dir, Advanced Technology Initiatives
Brig Gen Chad Raduege (Ret), University of Tulsa Cyber Innovation Institute, Executive Director

Frontiers of Innovation: Shaping the Future of Defense & Security with Dual-Use Technology (2:15 p.m. CT)
Shelli Brunswick,  SB Global LLC, CEO and Founder
Dr. Vivek Lall,  General Atomics Global Corporation, Chief Executive

Beyond 2030: Developing Dual Use Technology with Foresight (2:45 p.m. CT)
Laura Winter, The DownLink, a Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, Editor & Host
Zachery Tyson Brown,  The Aerospace Corporation,  Senior Project Engineer – Strategy and Foresight
Col Rhet Turnbull (Ret), Space Systems Command, Deputy Director, Space Systems Integration Office

Silicon Meltdown (3:45. p.m. CT)
Laura Winter, The DownLink, a Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, Editor & Host
Bucky Butow,  DIU,  Director, Space Portfolio
George Pullen, MilkyWayEconomy,  Chief Economist

Cyber – Future Defense (4:15 p.m. CT)
Lauren Knausenberger, SAIC, Chief Innovation Officer
Venice Goodwine, USAF, CIO

Closing Remarks – Review (4:45 p.m. CT)
Ken Peterman, Comtech, Chairman, President & CEO
David Hamilton,  America’s Future Series, Founder & CEO

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