Advancing National Security Innovation: Fostering DoD/New England Industry Collaboration
June 16, 2016
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0700-0745 Registration & Continental Breakfast
0745-0800 Welcome
  • Paul Serotkin, President, NDIA New England
  • Craig R. McKinley, President, NDIA, USAF Gen. (ret.)
0800-0815 Plenary Speaker
  • Paul Ferraro, Vice President of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Seapower Capability Systems
0815-0845 Kick-Off Keynote
  • Marianne Bailey, Principal Director, Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, DoD CIO
0845-1000 Perspectives on Adopting Cybersecurity Solutions
Moderator: Dr. Starnes Walker, Founding Director, University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative; CTO of New Technology Ventures

Due to rapidly changing threats, cybersecurity solution adoption is different than other national security innovation areas. Panelists provide perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for cybersecurity solution development and adoption.
  • DoD Perspective - John Mills, Chief, Cybersecurity Strategy Division, DoD CIO
  • Defense Contractor Perspective - Michael Daly, CTO, Raytheon Cybersecurity
  • Academia Perspective: Kevin Powers, Program Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance, Boston College
  • State Perspective - Hans Olson, Assistant Undersecretary for Homeland Security, Senior Advisor, Anti-Terrorism & Cyber Security, Massachusetts EOPSS
1000-1020 Break
1020-1145 DoD/Industry Collaboration to Advance C4ISR/UAS Innovations
Moderator: Adam "AJ" Jarnagin - Founding Partner & CEO, EXPANSIA

The future of open architecture innovation in C4ISR requires the government to define and publish open standards to enable innovators to provide more cost effective products and services. New technologies for safe C4ISR and UAS operations in the nation's commercial airspace are needed as unmanned systems continue to expand. This panel reviews how C4ISR and UAS programs can take full advantage of technology innovation while navigating issues like security, integration, bridging the "valley of death" and cost control.
  • Steven D. Wert, Program Executive Officer for Battle Management, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
  • Ray Young-Technical Director, FAA National UAS Test Site Program NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integrated Research Alliance)
  • Ed Freeborn, Chief Technology Officer, Unmanned Experts
  • Dr. Arthur Mabbett, Director, Advanced Technology, Raytheon
  • Paul Parent, Vice President, Radio Products & Programs, General Dynamics
1145-1300 Luncheon
  • Dan Kelly, Partner, McCarter & English, NDIA NE Recognition Award
Luncheon Keynote: US Air Force Rapid Acquisition Initiatives
  • Dr. Camron Gorguinpour, Director of Transformational Innovation for the United States Air Force, Office of the Assistant Secretary (Acquisitions)
1300-1345 Afternoon Keynote - Developing Disruptive Technologies
  • Dr. Brian Pierce, Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office (I2O), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
1345-1500 "Spin In and Spin Out" - Challenges & Opportunities for Disruptive Technology Commercialization
Moderator: Charlie Benway, Director, Massachusetts Innovation Bridge

The panel will explore best practices, challenges, and opportunities for innovators to connect with defense and intelligence agencies. Panelists will discuss how they "Spin In" innovations to meet pressing government national security needs, as well as "Spin Out" innovations for commercialization in the private sector.
  • Lee Ann Cochran, Vice President, Business Development and Sales, Battelle
  • Chris Whalen, Managing Director, New Technology Ventures
  • Barry Costa, Director, Technology Transfer, The MITRE Corporation
  • John Serafini, Vice President at Allied Minds
  • Dr. Israel Soibelman, Assistant to the Director for Strategic Initiatives, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
1500-1520 Break
1520-1600 Updates from Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Marty Jones, President and CEO, MassDevelopment
  • Charlie Benway, Director, Massachusetts Innovation Bridge
1600-1630 Afternoon Keynote
  • Governor Charlie Baker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1630-1700 Summation & Closing Remarks
  • RADM (Ret.), Clarke Orzalli, Sr. Business Development Officer, Dassault Systèmes
1700-2000 Innovation Martketplace Evening Networking Event 
Sponsored by: G2 Capital Advisors
Evening networking event features drinks, eats and information tables for 1:1 sessions with organizations looking to meet with small businesses to discuss teaming, investment, licensing and procurement opportunities.

Organizations Hosting Information Tables:
  • Raytheon Supplier Innovations
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • New Technology Ventures
  • UMASS Lowell
  • Massachusetts Innovation Bridge/MITRE
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Hanscom Collaboration

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