Defense TechConnect Conference & Expo

OCTOBER 8-10, 2019 | NATIONAL HARBOR, MD

2019 DEFENSE INNOVATION PROGRAM

INNOVATION INDUSTRY INVESTMENT SECURITY

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019   Registration 11:00am – 6:00pm

Time Registration (11:00 - 6:00). Monday Workshops (require additional fee, 1:00 - 5:00)

1:00 - 5:00

DOD 101 for Private Sector Innovators - Funding Routes & Access (Workshop) Artificial Intelligence for IoT connected devices ~ Smart City & Smart Bases Use Cases (Workshop) Smart City 101 - Pathways to Effective Smart City Projects (Workshop)

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019   Registration 7:00am – 6:00pm

Time Energy/Mobility/
Logistics
C5ISR/Electronics/
Sensors
Medical/Biotech Cyber/Resilience SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

8:30-8:35 Welcome and Singing of National Anthem. Chief Master Sgt Christine Adamick Germain, Soprano Vocalist and Superintendent of the Singing Sergeants, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. SBIR Workshops (additional fee required), 8:30-12:00

Keynotes Workshop
8:30-10:00 DOD Innovation Leadership - Keynote Program
  • Honorable James "Hondo" Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)).
  • Lisa Sanders, Science & Technology Advisor, USSOCOM.
  • Keynote Fireside Chat: The National Defense Strategy and How the DoD is Leveraging and Prospecting for Next Generation Technologies.  
    • Captain Steven Lauver, US Air Force, Director, Technology Accelerators, AFWERX;
    • Lisa Sanders, S&T Advisor, USSOCOM;
    • Troy Warshel, Director of Current Operations Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy;
    • Colonel Lawrence Pleis USMC (Ret), Strategy and Programs Office, CENTCOM
    • Moderator: Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director-Innovation Programs, TechConnect

  • Honorable Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) (9:45am)

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Sessions Workshop
10:30-11:45 Energy and Logistics in Theater C5ISR Innovation Challenge I The US Army Medical Materiel Activity Cyber Resilience for National Security SBIR Workshops (additional fee required)

11:45-1:00 Lunch (on own)

Sessions & Challenges Workshop
1:00-2:00 Defense Energy Technology Challenge I C5ISR/Sensors Innovation Challenge II Defense Medical Technology Challenge I Cyber Innovation Challenge I SBIR Workshops (additional fee required)


2:15-3:15 Defense Energy Technology Challenge II C5ISR/Drones Innovation Challenge III Defense Medical Technology Challenge II Joint planning for RISC - Resilient Installations and Secure Communities SBIR Workshops (additional fee required)

4:00-5:00 SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet, Expo Hall

3:00-6:00
Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception: Expo Hall

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019   Registration 7:00am – 6:00pm

Time Innovation Energy/Mobility/
Logistics
AI/Big Data/Analytics Medical/Biotech SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

Keynotes
8:30-10:00 Joint DTC-SBIR/STTR Keynotes
  • Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy.
  • Daryl Haegley, Control Systems Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Helen Greiner, Army HQE Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and AI, ASAALT, Co Founder iRobot.
  • John Williams, Director of Innovation, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation
  • Keynote Panel: Defending the Frontier in a Globally Connected World: A Robust Dialogue on the nexus between DoD, Tech, Innovation, & EShip:
  • Moderator: Nagesh Rao, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Keynote panelists:
    • William Hurley (Whurley), Founder, Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age
    • Barb Carson, Deputy Associate Administrator, SBA
    • Geoff Orazem, CSO and Co Founder, Eastern Foundry Amazon Web Services (AWS)

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Sessions
10:30 - 11:45 Show Me the Money: Non-DoD Funding for Defense-Related Technologies Large Format Energy Storage In Defense Applications DOD AI Strategy DOD and Security in Biotech Development SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings (10:30-12:00)


11:45-1:00 Lunch (On Own)

Sessions & Challenges
1:00 - 2:00 Working with the Primes Defense Energy Technology Challenge III AI/Data Technology Challenge I Defense Medical Technology Challenge III Working with the Primes

2:15 - 3:15 SBIR 101: Required Homework Before Submitting Your SBIR/STTR Proposal Defense Energy Technology Challenge IV AI/Data Technology Challenge II Defense Medical Technology Challenge IV SBIR 101: Required Homework Before Submitting Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

3:00 - 4:00 Defense Innovation Poster Session

3:30-4:30 SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet, Expo Hall

3:00 - 5:00 Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception. Poster Session
 


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019   Registration 7:30am – 12:00pm

Time Smart Bases & Cities Smart Bases & Cities Medical/Biotech Advanced Materials & Manufacturing SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit


Sessions & Challenges
9:00 - 9:55 The Modern Military Base – Realizing the Operational Advantages of Autonomous Vehicles Cloud vs. Fog: The Infrastructure of Advanced Networks Innovating for Military Medicine Advanced Materials for Defense Legal and Accounting Requirements of the SBIR Program

10:00-10:55 Waste to Energy within Theatre Living Intelligence Supports Faster, Better Decision Making Defense Medical Technology Challenge V Materials & Manufacturing Challenge I Phase II Success: Lessons Learned From Awardees

11:00 - 12:00 Muncipal Data Monetization And Privacy - Guidelines For Usage Smart Logistics - Using Smart City Innovation to Accelerate Defense Solutions Defense Medical Technology Challenge VI Materials & Manufacturing Challenge II Supporting Small Businesses: SBIR and Venture Capital Funding Roundtable


 

DETAILED PROGRAM


TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2019


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 

Defense TechConnect DoD Keynotes

National Anthem: Chief Master Sgt Christine Adamick Germain, Soprano Vocalist and Superintendent of the Singing Sergeants, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Jennifer Rocha (Welcome Remarks), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Honorable James "Hondo" Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)), U.S. Navy
Lisa Sanders, Director, Science & Technology, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Brad Chedister, CTO, DEFENSEWERX
Matthew Laudon, CEO, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, TechConnect
DOD Innovation - Keynote Fireside Chat

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
 

Keynote Fireside Chat: The National Defense Strategy and How the DoD is Leveraging and Prospecting for Next Generation Technologies

Last year, the Department of Defense released the National Defense Strategy (NDS), a comprehensive report outlining objectives and advanced technology areas of interest pivotal to maintaining and strengthening our forces here and abroad. One year later, how has the DoD and its components mobilized and moved the innovation needle? This fireside chat brings together DoD leadership from across the services and combatant commands to discuss how they are leveraging and prospecting for next generation technologies.

Captain Steven Lauver, US Air Force, Director, Technology Accelerators, AFWERX
Lisa Sanders, Director, Science & Technology, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Troy Warshel, Director of Current Operations Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, U.S. Department of Defense
Colonel Lawrence Pleis USMC (Ret), Chief, Programs & Assessments Office (J49) Logistics and Engineering, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)

9:45 AM
 

Defense TechConnect DoD Keynote

Honorable Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S), U.S. Department of Defense

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 

Coffee and Networking Break


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 

Cybersecurity of DOD Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Defense faces a generational challenge in defending its critical infrastructure from cyber attacks on Facility Related Control Systems (FRCS) such as electrical systems, water systems, building management systems, and oil/gas pipelines. The adversary has shown both the means and the intent to damage these systems by cyber means alone in the event of a conflict, thereby severely degrading any ability to execute the mission. This session includes numerous national experts on the subject who offer lessons learned and possible solutions to the problem.

Chair: Ross Roley (Chair and Speaker), Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)

Jordan Henry, Senior Technical Staff, Critical Infrastructure Systems R&D, Cyber Security, Sandia National Laboratories
Joel Langill, Director ICS Cyber Security Services, AECOM
Jonathan Butts, Founder, QED Secure Solutions, LLC
Eric Byres, CEO, aDolus Inc.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 

The US Army Medical Materiel Activity

This session present mechanisms for engaging the Department of Defense (DOD) across the medical innovation life cycle. Panel of military experts will provide overviews of military medical research programs and policies, medical logistics, and procurement and funding opportunities.

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

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

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 

Energy and Logistics in Theater

Chair: Michael Mazzocco, President & CEO, Alytic

Karen Moore, Operational Energy Manager, U.S. Army Central (USARCENT)
Harold Sanborn, Program Manager, USACE ERDC-CERL
James Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.), Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Scott McCain, Catalyst-Operational Energy Resilience, Office of Deputy Assistance Secretary of Defense - Energy Resilience
Jordan Eccles, Senior Analyst, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 

C5ISR/Sensors Innovation Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Review Panelists
Alf Carroll, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon
U.S. Special Operations Command
U.S. Central Command
10:40 AM
10:50 AM
Man-Portable Doppler Radar (MPDR), Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc., New Jersey
11:00 AM
Reconfigurable Conformal Imaging Sensor (RCIS), ChemImage Corporation, Pennsylvania
11:20 AM
LightShift Video-Rate Spectral Imagers, Surface Optics Corporation, California
11:30 AM
Premise, Premise, California
11:45 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
 

Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 

Energy/Logistics Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Joe Bryan, Principal, Muswell Orange, LLC

Review Panelists
Karen Moore, Operational Energy Manager, U.S. Army Central (USARCENT)
Harold Sanborn, Program Manager, USACE ERDC-CERL
James Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.), Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Paul Roege, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Typhoon TIL, Inc.
Ron Owens (invited), Operational Energy (OE) LNO, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
Scott McCain, Catalyst-Operational Energy Resilience, Office of Deputy Assistance Secretary of Defense - Energy Resilience
1:25 PM
Microvanes Drag Reduction Technology, Metro Aerospace LLC, Texas

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 

Cyber/Resilience Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Jeffrey Johnson, NDW ED (Acting), Naval District Washington

Review Panelists
Ross Roley, Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
Jeffrey Johnson, NDW ED (Acting), Naval District Washington
Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, Idaho National Laboratory
Jonathan Butts, Founder, QED Secure Solutions, LLC
Eric Byres, CEO, aDolus Inc.
1:05 PM
Alkemist Cyberhardening, RunSafe Security, Inc, Virginia
1:45 PM
DNA Encryption, GeneInfoSec Inc, Colorado
1:55 PM
Robust Machine Learning, Robust Intelligence, Massachusetts

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
 

Defense Medical Technology Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

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

Review Panelists
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
Lindsay Longobardi, Deputy Project Manager for Warfighter Deployed Medical Systems, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Tyler Bennett, Project Manager for Deployed Medical Systems, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Richard Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.
1:05 PM
Rapid Portable Medical Diagnostic System, Botanisol Analytics, Inc, Massachusetts
1:15 PM
1:55 PM
, Columbia University, New York

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 

C5ISR/Aerospace and Drones Innovation Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Review Panelists
Alf Carroll, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon
U.S. Special Operations Command
U.S. Central Command
Lockheed Martin
1:15 PM
Portable Door Locks, Air Force Research Laboratory / 711th Human Performance Wing, Ohio
1:35 PM
Smart Aerial Monitoring System ("SAMS"), Easy Aerial Inc., New York
2:05 PM
SPARK Radio, SPARK Microsystems International Inc., Canada

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


2:15 PM - 3:10 PM
 

Energy/Logistics Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Joe Bryan, Principal, Muswell Orange, LLC

Review Panelists
Michael Mazzocco, President & CEO, Alytic
Karen Moore, Operational Energy Manager, U.S. Army Central (USARCENT)
Ron Owens, Operational Energy (OE) LNO, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
Joe Bryan, Principal, Muswell Orange, LLC
Scott McCain, Catalyst-Operational Energy Resilience, Office of Deputy Assistance Secretary of Defense - Energy Resilience
2:30 PM

2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
 

Defense Medical Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

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

Review Panelists
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Tyler Bennett, Project Manager for Deployed Medical Systems, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Lindsay Longobardi, Deputy Project Manager for Warfighter Deployed Medical Systems, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Richard Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.
2:30 PM
plasma care®, terraplasma medical GmbH, Germany
2:40 PM
Personalized Long Acting Low Dose Pain Nanomedicine, Chronic Pain Research Consortium, Duquesne University, Pennsylvania
2:50 PM
Non-addictive long-term pain relief, Navega Therapeutics, California
3:10 PM
SanFlow, AntiRadical Therapeutics, LLC, South Dakota
3:20 PM
NuCress™ bone filler scaffold technology, NuShores Biosciences LLC, Arkansas

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
 

C5ISR Innovation Challenge III

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.


2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
 

Joint planning for RISC - Resilient Installations and Secure Communities

Military bases, utilities, and cities face common challenges preparing for an uncertain future. This session will facilitate a discussion about integrated resilience planning within broader urban communities and between DoD installations, their utilities, and their neighboring communities. The goal is to uncover some keys to proactive planning processes to implement advanced technologies for optimized, “smart”, and interconnected systems to ensure urban- and military-readiness to support long-term stability for broader communities.

Moderator: Jerry Davis, Laboratory Program Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Richard Kidd IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Strategic Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, U.S. Army
Aaron Frank, Senior Information Scientist, RAND Corporation
Sherry Stout, Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Caleb Phillips, Senior Scientist – Data Science Computational Sciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet, Expo Hall


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 

Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2019


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 

Joint Defense TechConnect-SBIR/STTR Keynotes

Jennifer Rocha (Welcome to Day 2), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
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
Daryl Haegley, Principal Cyber Advisor, U.S. Secretary of Defense
Helen Greiner, Advisor, U.S. Army HQE Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and AI
John Williams, Director of Innovation, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 

Defending the Frontier in a Globally Connected World: A Robust Dialogue on the nexus between DoD, Tech, Innovation, & EShip: Keynote Panel

Maria Roat (Panel Introduction), CIO, U.S. Small Business Administration

Moderator: G. Nagesh Rao, Director of Business Technology Solutions (BiTS, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration

Barb Carson (Colonel, USAFR), Deputy Associate Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Geoff Orazem, CSO and Co Founder, Eastern Foundry
William Hurley (Whurley), Founder, Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age
AWS

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 

Coffee and Networking Break


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 

Show Me the Money: Non-DoD Funding Sources for Defense-Related Technologies

Venture capital and federal agency grant programs provide additional sources of investment capital to fund innovative technologies. Learn more about how private and agency investment programs are supporting dual use technologies.

Chair: Monica Kang, Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

Thomas Gillespie, Partner, In-Q-Tel
Elana Duffy, CEO, Founder, Pathfinder Labs Inc.
U.S. AID
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 

Large Format Energy Storage In Defense Applications

This panel of experts from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Industry will discuss present and future applications and opportunities in each of the Services. Presented applications will include Unmanned Systems, Ground Vehicles, and Directed Energy, among others.

Chair: Eric Shields, Deputy Director for Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, for Research Development & Test and Evaluation (DASN RDT&E)

John Moses, Senior Technical Manager, NAVSEA
Larry Tooney, Team Leader - Energy Storage Team, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
Scott Ferguson, Director of Cell Development, Saft America Inc.
Tom Layne, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO), Air Force Research Laboratory
Major Jake Bowen, Program Developer, Office of Transformational Innovation, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisitions), U.S. Air Force

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 

DOD AI Strategy

Are we on the precipice of a landmark shift in military technology? Come listen to military and thought leaders on how their organizations approach AI and how it will drive the next revolution in military affairs.

Chair: Winston Chang, Creative Ideation Chief, Oasys International Corporation

Harry Dreany, Artificial Intelligence Development Lead, U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
Samuel Bendett, Advisor, Russia Studies Program at the Adversary Analysis Group; Member, Center for Autonomy and AI, CNA
Riley Repko, Senior Advisor for Innovation, Office of the U.S. Air Force Secretary & Chief of Staff

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 

DOD and Security in Biotech Development


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 

SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings

Agency presentations to focus on current and upcoming funding opportunities. In the afternoon, Agency reps will be available to speak with attendees in the Expo Hall 1:00-5:00pm.

10:30 AM
Manny Oliver, Director, SBIR/STTR Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy
10:35 AM
Vladimir Popov, Director, Partnership Development Office, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
10:40 AM
April Richards, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, EPA
10:45 AM
Vince Garcia, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, NOAA
10:50 AM
Ed Metz, Education Researcher, Technology Program Director, U.S. Department of Education
10:55 AM
Bob Smith, SBIR/STTR Program Director, U.S. Navy
11:00 AM
Rick Schwerdtfeger, SBIR/STTR Program Director, NSF
11:05 AM
NASA
11:10 AM
SBIR/STTR Program Director, DARPA
11:15 AM
Susan Celis (invited), SBIR/STTR Program Director, DoD

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
 

Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

Expo Hall


1:00 PM - 2:05 PM
 

Defense Energy Challenge III

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Paul Roege, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Typhoon TIL, Inc.

Review Panelists
John Moses, Senior Technical Manager, NAVSEA
Tom Layne, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO), Air Force Research Laboratory
Scott Ferguson, Director of Cell Development, Saft America Inc.
Major Jake Bowen, Program Developer, Office of Transformational Innovation, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisitions), U.S. Air Force
James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.), Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Larry Tooney, Team Leader - Energy Storage Team, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
1:05 PM
New Paradigm Supercapacitors, Naval Postgraduate School, United Kingdom
1:15 PM
Graphene Supercapacitor-Battery, Microtron Technologies, Inc., District of Columbia
1:25 PM
Methods of Recycling and Replacing Lithium Ion Batteries, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Georgia

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 

AI/Data Technology Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Nick Kacsandi, Executive Director, TechConnect Ventures

Review Panelists
Winston Chang, Creative Ideation Chief, Oasys International Corporation
Harry Dreany, Artificial Intelligence Development Lead, U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
Samuel Bendett, Russia Studies Program, CNA
Riley Repko, Senior Advisor for Innovation, Office of the U.S. Air Force Secretary & Chief of Staff
1:05 PM
Velocity AI Services, ALEX - Alternative Experts, LLC, Virginia
1:15 PM
Minerva – Synthetic Data Generator, Altamira Technologies Corporation, Virginia
1:35 PM
Vidrovr Platform, Vidrovr Inc., New York
1:45 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 

Defense Medical Challenge III

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Review Panelists
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Lindsay D'Ambrosio Ryan, Venture Development Director, University System of Maryland
U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
1:05 PM
1:35 PM
Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility in Under 2 Hours, Microbial Pulse Diagnostics LLC, Colorado
1:45 PM
DigiBioMarC, Medable, California

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 

Working with the Primes

According to SBIR.gov, "With over 40% of the SBIR/STTR budget going to the Department of Defense, it is important to understand the role large Defense prime contractors play and how small businesses can develop relationships with these lead systems integrators, also known as LSI." Hear from SBIR/STTR leads within the major defense primes as to how they work with small companies and universities and how your organization can best engage with them.

Al Carroll, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon
Craig Owens, Systems Engineer, Principal SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
Kevin McGrath, Northrop Grumman
Paul Staszak, BDS Technology Strategy, SBIR/STTR Focal, Boeing

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
 

AI/Data Technology Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Monica Kang, Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

Review Panelists
Winston Chang, Creative Ideation Chief, Oasys International Corporation
Harry Dreany, Artificial Intelligence Development Lead, U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
Samuel Bendett, Russia Studies Program, CNA
Monica Kang, Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox
Riley Repko, Senior Advisor for Innovation, Office of the U.S. Air Force Secretary & Chief of Staff
2:20 PM
Augmented Reality Monitoring System for Aircraft Wiring, United Aircraft Technologies, New York
2:30 PM
2:40 PM
AI on the Fly™ Systems, One Stop Systems, Inc., California

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
 

Defense Energy Challenge IV

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect

Review Panelists
Harold Sanborn, Program Manager, USACE ERDC-CERL
Ross Roley, Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
Major Jake Bowen, Program Developer, Office of Transformational Innovation, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisitions), U.S. Air Force
Paul Roege, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Typhoon TIL, Inc.
Jerry Davis, Senior Partnership Manager, Defense Sector, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
2:20 PM
Smart Measurement Units for Online Situational Awareness in Power Grids, George Washington University, District of Columbia
2:40 PM
Fuel cell catalyst, Pajarito Powder, LLC, New Mexico
2:50 PM
Thin, flexible high efficiency silicon solar cells, Arizona State University, Arizona
3:00 PM
eVinci Micro Reactor, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Pennsylvania

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
 

Defense Medical Challenge IV

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Nick Kacsandi, Executive Director, TechConnect Ventures

Review Panelists
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Lindsay D'Ambrosio Ryan, Venture Development Director, University System of Maryland
U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
2:20 PM
Nanotech Anti-Counterfeit Solution, Lavoisier LLC, Tennessee
2:30 PM
HEMOTAG, Aventusoft LLC, Florida
2:50 PM
High-Precision Microphone for Body-Worn Devices, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Georgia

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
 

SBIR 101: Required Homework Before Submitting Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

Chair: Jim Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Rick Schwerdfeger, SBIR/STTR Program Director, NSF
Susan Celis, SBIR/STTR Program Director, DOD

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

SBIR/STTR Agency Meet and Greet, Expo Hall


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 2019


9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
 

The Modern Military Base – Realizing the Operational Advantages of Autonomous Vehicles

Out of the DoD’s $1 billion in annual transportation costs, the Department of Defense spends $435 million each year for non-tactical passenger vehicles and light trucks alone, with a use rate of just 7%. However, new autonomous vehicle (AV) technology can help reduce those costs and increase transportation safety by ensuring more coordinated transport and cutting down on single-occupancy ridership. This panel will examine the use of military bases as AV testbeds, and the opportunity to accelerate AV innovation both within bases and in partnership with their surrounding communities.


9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
 

Cloud vs. Fog: The Infrastructure of Advanced Networks

Cloud technology through voice and broadband has the power to completely change communities and to improve the lives of local residents and businesses. Partnering with a cloud provider has proven to be the most cost effective and time efficient way to start offering cloud services. Together, we’ll walk through the cloud, and provide you with the understanding, working knowledge and questions should be asking in order to make a profitable decision.

Chair: Colin Scott, Vice President of Sales and Account Management, Momentum Telecom

Todd Henecke, Business Development and Sales Manager, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
Terie Hannay, Senior Vice President of Planning & Integration, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
Chris Odom, Manager of Voice Services, Conway Corporation

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
 

Innovating for Military Medicine

In addition to critical needs in the battlefield, the administration and practice of health care for military service members and their dependents in non-deployed (peacetime) settings and medical R&D specific to defense needs are vital for long term health and well being of the military. This panel of military, health, and technology experts will discuss current and future work being implemented across the spectrum of military care.

Chair: Winston Chang, Creative Ideation Chief, Oasys International Corporation

Joseph Caravalho, President & CEO, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Jennifer Perusini, Founder & CEO, Neurovation Labs, Inc.
Albert Chan, Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
 

Advanced Materials for Defense


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
 

Materials Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

9:05 AM
9:15 AM
Helicoid Architecture for Composite Materials, Helicoid Industries Inc., California

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
 

Legal and Accounting Requirements of the SBIR Program

Ed Jameson, CPA, Managing Partner, Jameson & Company LLC
Jere Glover, Executive Director, Small Business Technology Council
Brian LaCroix, Partner, Jameson & Company LLC

10:00 AM -10:55 AM
 

Waste to Energy within Theatre


10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
 

AI in a Time of Crisis: How Aurora Illinois, Leveraged Data Analyitics to Help Manage a Mass Shooting

Earlier this year, the City of Aurora, IL, made national headlines due to a mass shooting. This panel will tell the story of how Aurora used technology to respond to the mass shooting, manage national communications and communications with residents, and more. More generally, the panel will discuss the City’s smart city vision and how it’s using technology to engage with residents and make more data-driven decisions.

Chair: Traci Siegel, Customer Success Manager, Zencity

Clayton Muhammad, Director of Communications, City of Aurora, IL
Michael Pegues, Chief Information Officer, City of Aurora, IL

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
 

Living Intelligence Supports Faster, Better Decision Making

The speed of information is increasing and technology (especially technology available in the intelligence community) needs to keep up with the demands for knowledge – particularly curated knowledge. This interaction panel and discussion will provide recommendations to the intelligence community, including embracing a common Object framework to ensure all information is driven to the Object, creation of a DoD mandate, and common defense ontological framework.

Chair: Geoff Davis, Program Team Lead, Analytics and Simulation, SAIC

David Lattimore, Services Director, Defense and Intelligence, Carahsoft
Mike Gilger, Principal Software Engineer, Modus Operandi, Inc.

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
 

Defense Medical Technology Challenge V

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Monica Kang, Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

Review Panelists
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Monica Kang, Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox
Jennifer Perusini, Founder & CEO, Neurovation Labs, Inc.
Albert Chan, Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health
TBA, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
10:15 AM
10:35 AM
Artificial Pancreas, ECMedical, Pennsylvania
10:45 AM
Intra-Operative Positioning System (IOPS), Centerline Biomedical, Inc., Ohio

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
 

Materials & Manufacturing Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

10:15 AM
Integrated Multimaterial 3D printing for RF and IoT applications, Obsidian Advanced Manufactruing, Connecticut
10:25 AM
Industrial Scale Metal 3D Printing, Big Metal Additive, LLC, Colorado
10:45 AM
Distributed Recycling and Additive Manufacturing, MolyWorks Materials Corp., California

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
 

Phase II Success: Lessons Learned From Awardees

Jerry Hollister, Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Colin Dunn, CEO and Founder, Fend Incorporated
Will Van Kampen, CTO, Xoran Technologies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

Municipal Data Monetization And Privacy - Guidelines For Usage


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

Smart Logistics - Using Smart City Innovation to Accelerate Defense Solutions


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

Defense Medical Technology Challenge VI

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight

Review Panelists
Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
John David, Director, National Security Science & Technology, LMI
Monica Kang, Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox
Jennifer Perusini, Founder & CEO, Neurovation Labs, Inc.
Albert Chan, Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health
11:05 AM
PainQx Platform, PainQx, Pennsylvania

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

Materials & Manufacturing Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

Creating and Supporting Small Businesses: Entrepreneurship and Funding Roundtable

 

 
 

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