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Converging the innovation ecosystem - military leadership, industry scouts, non-traditionals, startups, and investors. Connecting the top DOD offices with the world's best technologies.

due July 17


2019 Speakers Included:

Stacey Cummings Stacey Cummings
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Enablers (PDASD(AE)), U.S. Department of Defense
 James 'Hondo' Geurts Honorable James "Hondo" Geurts
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), US Navy
Roberto Guerrero Roberto Guerrero
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, US Air Force

Captain Steven Lauver Captain Steven Lauver
USAF, Director, Technology Accelerators - AFWERX

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

Daryl Haegley Daryl Haegley
Principal Cyber Advisor, U.S. Secretary of Defense

 Lawrence Pleis Lawrence Pleis
Chief, Programs & Assessments Office (J49) Logistics and Engineering, U.S. Central Command

Helen Greiner Helen Greiner
Advisor, U.S. Army HQE Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and AI
Maria Roat Maria Roats

Troy Warshel Troy Warshel
Director of Operations, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy

Tyler Bennett Tyler Bennett
Project Manager for Deployed Medical Systems, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity

Tom Gillespie Tom Gillespie
Partner, In-Q-Tel

Barb Carson Barb Carson
Deputy Associate Administrator, SBA

Brett Scharringhausen Brett Scharringhausen
Technology Scout for the Commander, Chief, Discovery & Integration of Science & Technology, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)
Karen Moore Karen Moore
Operational Energy Manager, U.S. Army Central (USARCENT)

 G. Nagesh Rao G. Nagesh Rao
Director of Business Technology Solutions (BiTS, Office of the Chief Information Officer, US Small Business Administration

Manny Oliver Manny Oliver
Director, SBIR/STTR Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy

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


"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 Warfighters and Civilians."


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


"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

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

US Air Force Space Command






industry matches


agency one-on-ones



sbir/sttr seed funding


sourced industry funds