Defense TechConnect

SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2022

Innovation for National Security

Connecting top DOD offices and industry scouts with the world's best innovations. Connect with more non-traditional innovators than ever before as we co-locate Defense TechConnect with our 25+ years private-sector innovation community of TechConnect World. Don't miss this year as we offer a best-in-class program, networking opportunities, and expanded access for U.S. military and industry S&T leadership worldwide.


Lisa Sanders Lisa Sanders
Director of Science & Technology for Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

John Williams John Williams
Director of Innovation, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation

Tom Gillespie Tom Gillespie
Managing Partner, In-Q-Tel

Major General David Maxwell Major General David Maxwell
Vice Director for Logistics, J4, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense

Reginald Thomas Reginald Thomas
Deputy Director, Branch Head, Logistics Combat Element (LCE) Division, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), U.S. Marine Corps

Ross Roley Ross Roley
Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)

Colonel Gina Adam Colonel Gina Adam
Commander, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Kawakahi Amina Kawakahi Amina
Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)

Bob Smith Bob Smith
Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy
Susan Celis Susan Celis
Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Manager, OUSD, (R-E) Small Business and Technology Partnerships, U.S. Department of Defense

Harley Parkes Harley Parkes
Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense Program Lead, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Tim Fowler Tim Fowler

Becky Aistrup Becky Aistrup
Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting

Isabella Casillas Guzman Isabella Casillas Guzman
Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Roberto Guerrero Roberto Guerrero
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force-IE&E, US Air Force

Major Steve Lauver Major Steve Lauver
Division Chief, AFWERX

George Ka'iliwai, III George Ka'iliwai, III
Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)
Colonel Jay Wisham Colonel Jay Wisham
Director, Army Applications Lab

Makini Byron Makini Byron
Director of External Technology, Linde

Harry Dreany Harry Dreany
Artificial Intelligence Development Lead, U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
Anne Fischer Anne Fischer
Program Manager, DARPA

Sharon Myers Sharon Myers
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Focal, Boeing

Lawrence Pleis Lawrence Pleis
Chief, Logistics Programs & Assessments Division (CCJ4), U.S. Central Command
Charles Paul Charles Paul
Vice President Technology, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

G. Nagesh Rao G. Nagesh Rao
Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security U.S. Department of Commerce

James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.) James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)
Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Kevin McGrath Kevin McGrath
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Mission Systems Global Supply Chain (GSC), Northrop Grumman

Michael Wu Michael Wu
Principal, Converge Strategies

Christine Galib Christine Galib
Senior Director, Programs, The Ion
Jerry Hollister Jerry Hollister
Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

Loucas Tsakalakos Loucas Tsakalakos
Senior Engineering Manager, Space & Sensors Division, L3Harris Technologies, Inc.


"What a great show this year. Thank you for letting us be a part of it and we are already volunteering for next year in DC. A technology we found at this event will have an impact on War fighters and Civilians."



"It was an absolute pleasure to work with TechConnect and we look forward to working with you again soon."



"We are already looking forward to our participation next year."

US Air Force Space Command




industry/agency scouts



industry matches


agency 1-on-1s



sbir/sttr seed funding


sourced industry funds

"We made some really good contacts. I have been sharing the information with my colleagues. See you next year in DC!"

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Sustainment, US Department of Defense


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