Defense TechConnect Conference & Expo


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Defense TechConnect


Smart Cities Connect


Key Speakers Include:

Peter Atherton

SBIR/STTR Program Director, NSF

Alf Carroll

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon

Barb Carson

Deputy Associate Administrator, SBA

Susan Celis

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

Winston Chang

Creative Ideation Chief, Oasys International Corporation

Doug Deason

CEO, Deason Research LLC

Colin Dunn

CEO and Founder, Fend Incorporated

Jere Glover

Executive Director, Small Business Technology Council

Jim Greenwood

Founder, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

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

Daryl Haegley

Principal Cyber Advisor, U.S. Secretary of Defense

Jerry Hollister

Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

William Hurley (Whurley)

Founder, Strangeworks

Ed Jameson

CPA, Managing Partner, Jameson & Company LLC

Rich Julien

Public Sector Venture & Startups, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Daniel Kim

Managing Partner, Chevron & Rockers

Brian LaCroix

Partner, Jameson and Company

ML Mackey

CEO and Co-Founder, Beacon Interactive

Kevin McGrath

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

Manny Oliver

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

Geoff Orazem

CSO and Co Founder, Eastern Foundry

Craig Owens

Systems Engineer, Principal SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

Vladimir Popov

Director, Partnership Development Office, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

G. Nagesh Rao

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

April Richards

SBIR Program Manager, EPA

Maria Roat


Rick Schwerdtfeger

SBIR/STTR Program Director, NSF

Bob Smith

Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy

Paul Staszak

BDS Technology Strategy SBIR/STTR Focal, Boeing

Will van Kampen

CTO, Xoran Technologies

John Williams

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

Keith Woodman

Space Technology Mission Directorate, SBIR, NASA


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