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Aerospace & Defense Programs
The leading annual event focused on program performance and production forecasts

6 November, 2012 - 7 November, 2012, Phoenix, AZ, United States

Join top defense program leaders for discussions on complexity, lessons learned, and affordability aimed at improving program performance!

Aerospace & Defense Programs is the industry’s leading event for leaders in the areas of program management, engineering/ technology, supply chain (and associated areas), lifecycle management, and strategic planning.

Aerospace & Defense Programs is the only conference to evaluate program performance in a thorough manner, highlighting what is going right and what needs improvement in program performance.

Themes for Aerospace & Defense Programs 2012 include:

  • Achieving should-cost/efficiency
  • Disrupting and improving current systems performance
  • Driving improvement in cycle times, cost
  • Supply/value chain optimization
  • Workforce and team effectiveness
  • Analyzing the 2012 election results


PLUS, get a debrief on Space X's launch and ISS docking and special insights from DARPA’s Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) advancements in systems engineering and design flows!

Who Should Attend and Who Will you Meet at Aerospace & Defense Programs?

Aviation Week's Aerospace & Defense Programs is a must-attend for Managers, Directors, VPs, SVPs, and GMs in Supply Chain, Strategic Planning, Program Management, Engineering/Technology, and others who lead organizations throughout the supply chain.


Venue & Lodging

Arizona Biltmore
2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-955-6600
Reservations: 1-800-950-0086
Web: www.arizonabiltmore.com

Special Room Rates for Attendees:
Aviation Week has arranged for a special discounted room rate of $199 per person/per night plus tax and service charges for event attendees. The cutoff date is Monday, September 24, 2012. Reservations received after the cut-off date are subject to availability and room type at the prevailing resort rates. Please make your reservations directly with the Arizona Biltmore by calling 1-800-950-0086 or online quoting group/convention code "AVWEEK".

All attendees will be required to provide a first night’s deposit (refundable up to 14 days in advance of the arrival date, after which it is non-refundable).  Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment.  All credit cards used to prepay will be charged immediately.  The Arizona Biltmore will deduct any collected nonrefundable prepayment fees from the amount you may owe as performance or cancellation damages.  Please note that the resort fee has been waived however the following service charges will be posted to the individual guest room portfolio: Porterage (currently at $12/per person – includes both check-in and check-out) and room attendant ($3/per room, per day). 

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and checkout time is 12:00 p.m.  Please note that early departure fees are in effect.

Last Updated: September 9, 2012

DAY ONE - Tuesday, November 6

8:00 a.m.

Coffee & Registration

8:30 a.m.

It’s Election Day!

The 800-pound gorilla in the room is that today is Election Day. From sequestration to tax policy, defense drawdown to a new dawn in space strategy – here’s what one of the A&D enterprise’s top thinkers is pondering today.

§  Moderator: Michael Bruno, Managing Editor – Defense, Space & Security, Aviation Week

§  Speakers:

§  General Charles F. Wald (USAF, Ret), Director, Deloitte Services and Leader Deloitte DoD Practice

Foundations for Efficient Performance in a Should-Cost Environment Thought Leadership Segment

Sponsored by Oracle

9:00 a.m.

Creating a Foundation for Value

One certainty of post-election is that the industry must apply precise strategies in assuring the technologies, programs, and people for the future. The massive changes required of remaining programs will require the science of proven cost accuracy and performance to allow the art of leadership to be applied where it is essential. Our A&D Programs Conference kicks off with a look at how to apply the science first.

§  Speakers:

§  Ralph Carpenter, A&D Industry Lead, Oracle

§  Charles F. Dabundo, VP/Program Manager P-8, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

§  Capt Scott Dillon, Deputy Program Manager P-8, US Navy

9:45 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m.

Defining Value – A Tale of Should Cost

There are two tales of Should Cost – the intended and the tale of woe that occurs when contracting and program leaders aren’t aligned to the same set of values, requirements, and assumptions. Our speakers will focus on eliminating unnecessary cost so the focus remains on using the best in should-cost analysis to reach common goals.

§  Speakers:

§  Mark Husband, Professor Systems Engineering & Cost Analysis, Defense Acquisition University School of Program Managers

§  J. David Patterson, Executive Director, National Defense Business Institute, University of TN

10:30 a.m.

Getting Down to Business – Driving out Waste

Based on the best of the best, this session will focus on Program Excellence nominees who have found ways to drive out waste from processes that eat time and money – from development to contracting.

§  Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

§  Boeing IntelSat 4-Pack

§  Lockheed Martin MH-60 R&S Multi-Year 1 Contract

§  Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye

Workforce/Organizational Effectiveness Thought Leadership Segment

Sponsored by Deloitte

11:30 a.m.

Luncheon Presentation: The Who of A&D

Among the most critical issues facing the A&D industry is how to bring into the 21st century the way we organize work effectively around customers, business objectives, and the people performing the work. In this session, Aviation Week and Deloitte LLC will dive deep into the data and research to provide some of the answers. The luncheon presentation will be followed by a one-hour open roundtable discussion with the audience.

§  Moderator: Tom Captain, Vice Chairman, Deloitte

§  Speakers

§  Carole Rickard Hedden, Special Projects Editor, Aviation Week

§  David Rizzo, Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Complex Systems and Lessons Learned Thought Leadership Segment

Sponsored by IBM

2:00 p.m.

Reinvent Systems to Accelerate Design/Development Cycles and Success

To respond to increasingly complex problems, program teams must manage requirements, design elements, test cases, plans, studies, change requests, risks, opportunities -- the full breadth of every contingency -- while understanding the relationships between all the data. This session shares a look at one model for achieving this integration, allowing people to focus on defining, designing andvalidating smarter products.

§  Moderator: Michael Mecham, Sr. Editor, Aviation Week

§  Speakers:

§  John F. Arnold, Global Solution Leader-Complex Systems & Software Engineering/A&D Industry, IBM

§  Barclay Brown, Global Solutuions Exec-Systems Engineering, IBM

§  Ronald Valles, Virtual Solutions Development, Raytheon Missile Systems

2:45 p.m.

Disrupting What We Do and How We Do It in Complex Systems

This session provides an overview of how Space and Defense are taking different routes to achieve shorter development cycle times, reduce costs, and reduce the unexpected interactions when sub-systems come together. Among the topics will be DARPA’s Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) initiatives for leap-ahead advancements in systems engineering and design flows.

§  Speakers:

§  Paul Eremenko, Acting Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA

§  Dinesh Verma, Professor/Dean School of Systems & Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology

§  Jeff Wilcox, VP Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corp. Engineering & Technology

3:30 p.m.

Breaking the Development Dilemma – Lessons Learned in Reducing Cycle Time and Cost

The Lessons Learned for this session will be identified through Aviation Week’s Program Excellence evaluation process. Programs to be highlighted are Esterline CMC Cockpit 9000, Honeywell Army Prepositioned Stocks-3 Afloat, and NASA Aquarius.

§  Moderator: Nan Mattai, SVP Engineering & Technology, Rockwell Collins

Programs:

§  Esterline CMC Cockpit 9000

§  Honeywell Army Prepositioned Stocks-3 Afloat

§  NASA Aquarius

4:15 p.m.

End of Day

DAY TWO - Wednesday, November 7

8:00 a.m.

Coffee & Registration

8:30 a.m.

Welcome

 

How Elections Affect Acquisition
As the aerospace and defense enterprise heads toward additional budget cuts, history may hold some of the answers as to what to expect in the coming months. First up on this “day after” -- a review tracing acquisition, from Sputnik to 2012.  

§  Moderator: Michael Mecham, Senior Editor, Aviation Week

§  Speaker:

§  Elliott Converse III, Author of “The History of Acquisition in DoD”

9:10 a.m.

Analysis: Election Outcomes and Volatility

From sequestration to commentary on the November 6 election, this session calls upon some of the industry’s leading analysts to sort through what we can expect in the next 12 months.

§  Moderator: Tony Velocci, Editor in Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

§  Speakers:

§  Byron Callan, Director, Capital Alpha Partners

§  Pierre Chao, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Renaissance Strategic Advisors

§  The Honorable Kenneth J. Krieg, Founder, Samford Global and Former Undersecretary of Defense/AT&L

10:10 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

DoD Budget/Strategy in the Next Cycle

While the unknowns abound inside the Beltway, Aerospace & Defense leaders are taking action designed to preserve core capability while stretching into new areas of need in national security, operations and space.

§  Speakers:

§  Bill Gostic, VP Advanced Programs & Technology, UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems

§  Scott Seymour, CEO and President, Aerojet/GenCorp

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

Supply/Value Chain Optimization Thought Leadership Segment

1:00 p.m.

What Happens When We Consolidate, Attempt Efficiency and Generally Disrupt a Program-Centric World?

Managing a portfolio of capabilities and technologies provides the opportunity to drive out cost. However, it must be done with care to preserve the laser-like focus required for today’s complex programs.

§  Speakers:

§  Tom Klementowski, Global Supply Chain & Sourcing, Moog Defense & Space

§  Lisa Kohl, Sector VP Global Supply Chain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

§  Allan Swan, VP Supply Chain Planning and Control, Rolls-Royce

§  Robert A. Watts, Acting VP Supply Chain Operations/Dir Enterprise Procurement, Raytheon Co.

2:00 p.m.

Mid to Small Businesses: The Industrial Base Survival Strategy
While debate continues on which programs will go and which will remain, and how to move through the minefields of a much down-sized industry, the lower tiers of the supply chain are focused on survival and growth in a much-changed environment.

§  Speakers:

§  Kris Ganase, President, L-3 Aviation Products Business , L-3 Communications Holdings Inc

§  Rob Mionis, President and CEO, Standard Aero

§  Jim Stameson, President and CEO, Plasma Ruggedized Solutions

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

How Do You Know the Supply Chain is Broken and Fix It?

Nominees in the 2012 Program Excellence Evaluation initiative were asked to respond to this query.Hear from the programs that figured out how to predict supply chain success or problems – and what they did with what they found out.

§  Boeing Apache Block III

§  Boeing F-15 Radar

§  Lockheed Martin MH-60 R&S

4:00 p.m.

SpaceX Docks It!

When the Dragon connected with the International Space Station last spring, it was a first on many fronts – particularly in allowing a non-government sponsored vehicle to dock at ISS. SpaceX and NASA will team up to discuss this first launch/docking experience and how each organization adapted to an entirely new relationship – space travel as a service!

§  Speakers:

§  Barry Matsumori, SVP Commercial and Business Development, SpaceX

§  Holly Ridings, Flight Director, Mission Operations Directorate, NASA

5:00 p.m.

Conference Adjourns

6:00 p.m.

Program Excellence Awards Cocktail Reception

(separate registration required)

Cocktail Sponsored by IBM

 

Program Excellence Awards Dinner

(separate registration required)      

Dinner Sponsored by Arizona Commerce Authority

§  Speakers:

§  Governor Jan Brewer, State of Arizona

§  Tony Velocci, Editor in Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

§  Michael Bruno, Managing Editor – Defense, Space & Security, Aviation Week

9:00 p.m.

End of Event

 

Complete Speaker List

  • Joe Anselmo, Managing Editor, Aviation Week
  • John F. Arnold, Global Solution Leader-Complex Systems & Software Engineering/A&D Industry, IBM
  • Governor Jan Brewer, State of Arizona
  • Barclay Brown, Global Solutuions Exec-Systems Engineering, IBM
  • Michael Bruno, Managing Editor – Defense, Space & Security, Aviation Week
  • Byron Callan, Director, Capital Alpha Partners
  • Ralph Carpenter, A&D Industry Lead, Oracle
  • Tom Captain, Vice Chairman, Deloitte
  • Pierre Chao, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
  • Elliott Converse III, Author of “The History of Acquisition in DoD”
  • Charles F. Dabundo, VP/Program Manager P-8, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Captain Scott Dillon, Deputy Program Manager P-8, US Navy
  • Paul Eremenko, Acting Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA
  • Kris Ganase, President, L-3 Aviation Products Business , L-3 Communications Holdings Inc
  • Bill Gostic, VP F135 Programs, UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems
  • Mark Husband, Professor Systems Engineering & Cost Analysis, Defense Acquisition University School of Program Managers
  • Tom Klementowski, Supply Chain and Sourcing, Moog Space & Defense
  • Lisa Kohl, Sector VP Global Supply Chain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace
  • The Honorable Kenneth J. Krieg, Founder, Samford Global
  • Barry Matsumori, SVP Commercial and Business Development, SpaceX
  • Nan Mattai, SVP Engineering & Technology, Rockwell Collins
  • J. David Patterson, Exec Dir, National Defense Business Institute, University of TN
  • Holly Ridings, Flight Director, Mission Operations Directorate, NASA
  • David Rizzo, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
  • Scott Seymour, CEO and President, Aerojet/GenCorp
  • Jim Stameson, President and CEO, Plasma Ruggedized Solutions
  • Allan Swan, VP Supply Chain Planning and Control, Rolls-Royce
  • Ronald Valles, Virtual Solutions Development, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Tony Velocci, Editor in Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology
  • Dinesh Verma, Professor/Dean School of Systems & Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • General Charles F. Wald (USAF, Ret), Director Deloitte Services and Leader Deloitte DoD Practice
  • Robert A. Watts, Acting VP Supply Chain Operations/Dir Enterprise Procurement, Raytheon Co.
  • Jeff Wilcox, VP Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corp. Engineering & Technology

Event details

Aviation Week
6 November, 2012
7 November, 2012
Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore
Arizona
United States
Conference
ASDE-2385


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