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Michael J. Vaccaro, Paula Folkes-Dallaire,
Acting Executive Director, International Cooperation, DoD (A&S) (Confirmed) Director General Defence Procurement, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (Confirmed) 





Keynotes: Accelerated and Adaptive Procurement

Gregory M. Kausner, performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (PTDO USD(A&S)) (Confirmed)
Troy Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), Department of National Defence, Canada (Confirmed)


Innovating Defense Capabilities of the Future…..

Colonel Nathan P. Diller, USAF, Director, AFWERX (Confirmed)
Eric Fournier, Director General Innovation, Department of National Defence, Canada (Confirmed)
MGen. Odd-Harald Hagen (Army), Defense Attaché, Embassy of Norway, Washington, DC  (Confirmed)
Moderator:  Brett B. Lambert, Managing Director, The Densmore Group, LLC (Confirmed)




Funding Defense Post Pandemic

Frederico Bartels, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting, The Heritage Foundation (Confirmed)
Major General John Ferrari (ret.), Visiting Fellow, AEI (Confirmed)
Michael E. O'Hanlon, Ph.D, Senior Fellow and Dir., Research in Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institute  (Confirmed)
Stacie Pettyjohn, Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)  (Confirmed)
Moderator:  Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense & Aerospace Report  (Confirmed)


Industrial Base Resilience

Jesse Salazar, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, DoD (Confirmed)
Edna Conway, Vice President, Chief Security & Risk Officer, Azure at Microsoft  (Confirmed)
Donald R.  Davidson Jr., Director Cyber-SCRM Programs, Synopsys, Inc. (Confirmed)
Bobby Kwon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) (Confirmed)
Moderator:  Robert S. Metzger, Partner, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell, PC. (Confirmed)


Fireside Chat: Enhancing Defense in the North

Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Huyck, USAF, Director of Operations for headquarters, U.S. Northern Command (Confirmed)
John G. McGinn, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting, George Mason University  (Confirmed)


Enabling Security Cooperation:

Aaron Harding, Assistant Director, Office of Business Operations, DSCA (Confirmed)
Stephen J. Bowdren, Executive Director, Department of the Navy International Programs Office (NIPO) (Confirmed)
Kelli L. Seybolt, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs  (Confirmed)
Elizabeth (Liz) F. Wilson, Dep.Assist. Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports & Cooperation (Confirmed)
Moderator: Paula Folkes-Dallaire, Director General Defence Procurement, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC and Chair, Foreign Procurement Group (FPG) (Confirmed)


Imperative of Future International Industrial Cooperation: Supporting the US Defense Industrial Base

Rutha Astravas, Director Continental Materiel Cooperation, DGIIP/ADM(MAT), DnD Canada (Confirmed)
Omer Haim, Ministry of Defense Representative in Washington D.C., Embassy of Israel (Confirmed)
Lois Nicholson, Counsellor Defence Acquisition and Technology, British Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Håkan Söderstedt, Counselor for Defense Procurement, Embassy of Sweden, Washington, DC  (Confirmed)
Moderator: Pieter-Henk Schroor, Defense Cooperation Attaché, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)



Export Control Update

Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration (Confirmed)
Christopher Haave, Vice President, International Operations and Disclosure, Raytheon Technologies (Confirmed)
Michael Laychak, Director, DTSA   (Confirmed)
Mike Miller, DAS, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, DDTC   (Confirmed)
Moderator: Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, P.C. (Confirmed)


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