Past event: Disruptive Technology for Defense Transformation USA 2023 Summit

Accelerating Innovation To Achieve Strategic Overmatch

Disruptive Technology for Defense Transformation Summit (DTDT) will bring together a diverse and rich ecosystem of Military, Government, SES, Political, Tactical and Commercial personnel including innovators, federal and military leaders, systems integrators, start-ups and industry with the purpose of discussing how to integrate next generation technology into military capabilities.

DTDT enables the robust effort between leaders and authority to make significant changes to exploit technology across defense and transform the way we think and operate, in pursuit of maintaining a military advantage in the future.

Addressing the critical priorities outlined by the current Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, we will be taking a deep dive into priority areas and critical technologies, including:
  • Fostering a culture of innovation
  • Accelerating the procurement process to ensure timelier outcomes
  • AI/ML
  • MUM-T
  • JADC2
  • 5G networked capabilities
  • Integrated sensing and cyber
  • Cloud computing capabilities, advanced computing and software
  • Big Data
  • Quantum Computing
Join us on August 30 - September 01, 2023 in Austin, Texas at the Hilton Hotel alongside our partners at the Capital Factory to learn how the U.S. is leveraging advancements in disruptive technology for the future multi-domain battle.

Benefits for the Military Community

  • Achieve operationalisation and exploitation of disruptive technologies by hearing case studies and learning how to advance experimentation, prototyping, and R&D efforts
  • Transform C2 and enhance decision-making by hearing briefings from the main military decision-makers, industry, and academia
  • Revolutionise intelligence, unlock the power of AI, and achieve data-drive decision-making by meeting leading solution-providers of advanced software and data management technologies
  • Multiply your force and adopt a manned-unmanned mix of capability for future multi-domain warfare by enhancing your understanding of what is in the art of the possible
  • Advance hard and soft power for hybrid warfare by embedding innovation and learning how to accelerate procurement from non-traditional defence suppliers

Benefits for the Technology Industry

  • Present your solutions to decision-makers, who are shortening their procurement cycles and accelerating integration of technologies from traditional and commercial solution providers
  • Gain first-hand insights into near, mid, and long-term development plans of the US and NATO militaries to align your systems to capability requirements and secure future partnerships
  • Learn about how your organisation can benefit from defence innovation initiatives, focusing on military exploitation of SME and start-up technologies
  • Be the first to showcase your C5ISR and RAS solutions to US Armed Forces' thought leaders, as they finalize and communicate requirements for the future force
  • Enhance your understanding of current experimentation, trialling, and R&D to inform budgetary decisions and develop winning business proposals

2023 Industry Speakers

  • Shawn Purvis, President and CEO, QinetiQ
  • Stephen Iwicki, EVP & General Manager, C5ISR, QinetiQ
  • Mike Edwards, Chief Growth Officer, Intelligent Artifacts
  • Steve Loori VP, Strategy and Technology, SMX Mission Solutions Group
  • Daniel ''DJ'' Gile, VP, Government & Funders, Digital Science

2023 Speakers

  • The Honorable Douglas Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology), United States Army
  • General James E. Rainey, Commanding General, Army Futures Command
  • Vice Admiral Frank Whitworth, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Lieutenant General Dimitri Henry, Director for Intelligence, J2, Joint Staff
  • Lieutenant General Kevin Kennedy, Commander, Sixteenth Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber, and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber, US Air Force
  • Major General Jeth Rey, Director, Network Cross Functional Team, United States Army Futures Command
  • Rear Admiral Mike Bernacchi, Deputy Commander, Tenth Fleet, US Navy
  • Dr. Dev Shenoy, Principal Director for Microelectronics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, OUSD(R&E)
  • Dr. Matt Turek, Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office, DARPA
  • Sean Anderson, Project Manager, Autonomy Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
  • Brigadier General (ret.) Guy Walsh, Founding Executive Director, National Security Collaboration Center, University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Mr. Robert Vietmeyer SES, Director for Cloud and Software Modernization, Office of the CIO for Information Enterprise, Department of Defense
  • Colonel Chris Anderson, Project Manager Intelligence Systems & Analytics (PM IS&A), US Army
  • Colonel Adam Shelton, Commander, 505 Test and Training Group, USAF
  • Ms. Cindy Bedell, Director, Army Research Directorate, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
  • Colonel Arnel David, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (DACOS) G5, NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • William McHenry, Senior Engagements Advisor, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
  • Christine Buzzell, Program Officer, Office of Naval Research
  • Alfred Williams, PMP, Program Manager Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

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Hilton Austin Airport
9515 Hotel Dr, 78719
Austin, TX, USA

Group Rate: $169 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees.

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on the reservation link below. We have reserved a selection of rooms at a discounted group rate, subject to availability;

Cut-off date: Saturday, 5th August (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.) Rate is available 3 days prior and 3 days post the event dates. However, these rates are subject to availability and will not be available past the group cut of date.
Event details
Organizer : IDGA
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24032