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Co-moderators  Matthew Warren, Director, International Armaments Cooperation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) (Confirmed) & MG. Bengt A. Svensson, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Sweden (Confirmed)


Introduction of Moderators


Defense Innovation

  • Hon. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology & Logistics, DoD  (Confirmed)


International Perspective

  • Ambassador Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States (Confirmed)
  • Göran Mårtensson, National Armaments Director, Sweden (Confirmed)


International Engagement and Partnerships

  • VADM Joseph W. Rixey, USN, Director, DSCA (Confirmed)
  • MG. Stephen E. Farmen, USA, Commanding General, United States Army Security Assistance Command (Confirmed)
  • Heidi Grant, DUSD, International Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force (Confirmed)
  • RADM. James J. Shannon, USN, DASN(IP)/Director, Navy International Programs Office (Confirmed)

Moderator: Frank Cevasco, President, Cevasco International, LLC (Confirmed)




A Conversation about Defense Budgets, Innovation and Future Enablers

  • Niklas Alm, Director Strategy / Deputy Secretary General, Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association (Confirmed)
  • Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Confirmed)
  • John Luddy, Vice President, National Security Policy, Aerospace Industries Association (Confirmed)

Moderator:  Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense & Aerospace Report (Confirmed)


Future Innovative Technology Programs

  • Earl Wyatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Emerging Capability & Prototyping (Confirmed)
  • Jan-Olof Lind, Director General, FOI, Sweden (Confirmed)
  • Jan Drobik, Minister-Counsellor Defence, Science & Technology, Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
  • Moderator: Richard L. Rumpf, Rumpf Associates International (Confirmed)


Lunch: Future Operating Environment

  • BGEN. Michael Claesson, Deputy Director Plans and Policy, Joint Staff, Sweden (Confirmed)
  • Dr. Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the Strategy and Statecraft Program, Center for a New American Security (Confirmed)
Moderator: Jeff Bialos, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (Confirmed)


Cybersecurity: Managing Your Risk in Global Supply Chains   

  • Rob Gold, SES, Director of the Engineering Enterprise, Office of DASD(SE) (ODASD(SE)), AT&L / SE, on "HwA & SwA in DoD" (Confirmed)
  • Vicki Michetti, Director, Defense Industrial Base (DIB CS) Program in the Deputy DoD CIO (CS), on "DIB Cyber Incident Reporting" (Confirmed)
  • Robert Metzger, Rogers Joseph-O'Donnell, PC, "Using Acquisition Measures to Improve Cyber and Supply Chain Security" (Confirmed)

Moderator: Don Davidson, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity (CS) Implementation and CS/Acquisition Integration (and Division Chief for CS Lifecycle Risk Mgt), DoD-CIO (CS) (Confirmed)

1445-1455 BREAK


Export Reform – Legacy and Next Steps

  • Craig Healy, Director, Export Enforcement Coordination Center “E2C2” (Confirmed)
  • Michael R. Laychak, Deputy Director DTSA (Confirmed)
  • Brian H. Nilsson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls (Confirmed)
  • Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration (Confirmed)

Moderator: Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, P.C.  (Confirmed)


Global Industrial Partnerships for Innovation

  • Michael Andersson, President and CEO, Saab North America Inc. (Confirmed)
  • Erwin Bieber, President, Platforms & Services sector, BAE Systems (Confirmed)
  • David M. Van Buren, Corporate Senior VP, Business Strategy, L-3 Communications Corporation (Confirmed)
  • Thomas A. Vecchiolla, President, Raytheon International, Inc. (Confirmed)
  • Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin International. (Confirmed)

Moderator: Steve Grundman, M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges, Atlantic Council (Confirmed)


Conference Reception 

The organizers reserve the right to change the program based on speaker availability and world events