Tuesday, June 16

Wednesday, June 17

Thursday, June 18

All times EST and subject to change

Main Stage Sessions



Welcome Remarks

Daniela Fayer, Publisher, Defense One


Welcome to Day One of the Defense One Tech Summit



Linking Land, Air, Sea, and Space to Dominate the Battlefield of Tomorrow

Cynthia Bedell, Director, Computational & Information Sciences Directorate, Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory

Preston Dunlap, Chief Architect, Department of the Air Force

Dr. Tim Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Lisa Sanders, Director, Science and Technology, Special Operations Command (SOCOM)

Patrick Tucker - Moderator, Technology Editor, Defense One

Yasir Saleem, Senior Solutions Consultant, Adobe


The most important element in the battlefield of the future won’t be rockets, bullets, or robots, but data, the ability to collect it at any point and send it precisely to where it needs to be. The shareability of data is at the heart of the U.S. military’s next-generation Multi-Domain Operations concept, a vision of the future in which every tool in the U.S. arsenal, in the land, air, sea, space and cyberspace, can communicate instantaneously at high bandwidth. This panel will look at the future of that idea, what it means for tomorrow's warfare and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Featuring a session presented by our underwriter Adobe.

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The Future of All Domain Operations for Defense

Joe Beel, Senior Defense Strategist, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Chuck Louisell, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Defense Strategist, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Andrew D. Stewart, Senior Federal Strategist, Cybersecurity, Cisco Systems, Inc.


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D Lab Break


What does the future of defense technology look like? Visit the Virtual D Lab to check out our underwriter and partner demos of the most sophisticated and forward-thinking technologies and ideas and participate in conversations directly with these thought leaders and experts.



R&D to the Frontlines: Dual-Use Innovation in Military Technology

COL Mike McGinley, Director of Defense Engagement, Defense Innovation Unit, Department of Defense

Lauren Knausenberger, Chief Transformation Officer, Air Force

Josh Marcuse, Head of Strategy and Innovation for Global Public Sector, Google Cloud

Meagan Metzger, Founder and CEO, Dcode

Sharon Weinberger - Moderator, DC Bureau Chief, Yahoo News


From innovation to implementation, this panel will look at how the military is transforming technology to defend against threats on the battlefield and beyond.

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