Defense TechConnect

OCTOBER 19-21, 2021

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 20+ 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.


 Amy Murray Amy Murray
Deputy DASD for Industrial Policy and Director for the Office of Small Business Programs, Department of Defense
 James 'Hondo' Geurts Honorable James "Hondo" Geurts
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), U.S. Navy
Captain Steven Lauver Captain Steven Lauver
USAF, Director, Technology Accelerators - AFWERX

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

Brigadier General Michael Talley Brigadier General Michael Talley
Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command

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, U.S. Air Force

Dr. George Ka'iliwai III Dr. George Ka'iliwai III
Director, Requirements and Resources (J8), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Mary Margaret Evans Mary Margaret Evans
Executive Director, Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX)

Toniann Fisher Toniann Fisher
Chief of Logistics and Sustainment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy, U.S. Air Force

 Lawrence Pleis Lawrence Pleis
Chief, Programs & Assessments Office (J49) Logistics and Engineering, U.S. Central Command
Susan Celis Susan Celis
Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Manager, OUSD, (R-E) Small Business and Technology Partnerships, U.S. Department of Defense

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

George Galdorisi George Galdorisi
Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, NIWC, U.S. Navy
Sean Hendrix Sean Hendrix
Managing Director, Indiana 5G Zone

Ying Liu Ying Liu
Technology Scout, Covestro

Michael O'Connor Michael O'Connor
Director Strategy and Project Management, Corporate Science and Technology, Medtronic

Aruna Subramanian Aruna Subramanian
Managing Director, SABIC Ventures

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

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

Kawakahi Amina Kawakahi Amina
Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Info-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)

Kathleen Gisser Kathleen Gisser
Staff Scientist, Sherwin-Williams Company

Kevin McGrath Kevin McGrath
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Mission Systems Global Supply Chain (GSC), Northrop Grumman

Charles Paul Charles Paul
VP - Technology, Henkel

Craig Owens Craig Owens
Systems Engineer, Principal SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin


"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


2020 Sponsors & Partners

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2020 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

2020 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

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