Agenda

Monday 6/21

Tuesday 6/22

Wednesday 6/23

Thursday 6/24

Friday 6/25

Main Stage Sessions

All times EDT and subject to change

1:00pm

Monday June 21

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Opening Remarks

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One

1:05pm

Monday June 21

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Editorial

Opening Keynote Interview

Dr. Kathleen Hicks

Deputy Secretary of Defense

Department of Defense

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One

1:40pm

Monday June 21

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Five Key Drivers of JADC2

A Session Presented by our Underwriter Leidos: In this wide-ranging, informative fireside chat, veteran news producer George Jackson sits down with Leidos Chief Technology Officer Doug Jones, Senior Solutions Architect Erik King, and Director of the Digital Modernization Accelerator Derrick Pledger to discuss the five key drivers of JADC2 and why ensuring the resilience of the network and achieving a distributed kill chain to facilitate a compressed decision cycle are critical to sustaining the U.S. military’s competitive edge.

Erik King

Erik King

Senior Solutions Architect, Vice President

Leidos

Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Senior Vice President and Defense Group Chief Technology Officer

Leidos

Derrick Pledger

Derrick Pledger

Vice President | Director, Digital Modernization

Leidos

George Jackson

George Jackson

Director of Events

GovExec

2:05pm

Monday June 21

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Editorial

JADC2 and the Battlefield of Tomorrow

Future wars will require greater speed and greater autonomy. How is the Department of Defense ensuring that they are able to stay ahead of their adversaries on the battlefield of tomorrow? How do all the services make sure their connections are resilient and secure? This session will explore the future of multi-domain operations, the emerging technologies needed to make it a reality, and the challenges ahead.

Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall

Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall

Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers/Cyber; and Chief Information Officer

Joint Staff J6

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One

2:45pm

Monday June 21

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Decision Dominance at the Edge

A Session Presented by our Underwriter Red Hat: The goal of JADC2 MDO strategies is to overwhelm the adversary's decision making ability by accelerating the (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) OODA-loop. This talk will describe an Edge architecture built on Cloud-Native Integration feeding AI/ML and human-in-the-loop decision-making systems that enables Decision Dominance.

Christopher Yates

Christopher Yates

DoD Strategic Solutions Architect

Red Hat

3:05pm

Monday June 21

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Editorial

Biotechnology on the Frontlines

In the beginning of 2021, the White House announced there would be increased U.S. investment in emerging technologies like biotechnology. How will these investments improve the development and adoption of biotechnology to support soldier operations? This session will highlight biotechnology’s role in addressing national security priorities.

Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad

Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Dr. Dimitra Stratis-Cullum

Dr. Dimitra Stratis-Cullum

Program Manager, Transformational Synthetic-Biology for Military Environments

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory

Tara Copp

Tara Copp

Senior Pentagon Correspondent

Defense One

3:35pm

Monday June 21

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JADC2 and Enabling Decision Superiority

A Session Presented by our Underwriter Cisco Systems: The ability to orchestrate military operations across all domains will speed up information delivery ultimately driving Decision Superiority. This panel will discuss emerging IT capabilities like zero trust, intent-based networking, and their ability to enhance JADC2.

Joe Beel

Joe Beel

Director, Defense Business Development and Capture team

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones

Senior Systems Architect

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mike Younkers

Mike Younkers

Senior Director, Systems Engineering

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Micah Yount

Micah Yount

Senior Business Solutions Architect

Cisco Systems, Inc.

3:55pm

Monday June 21

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Closing Remarks

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One