Disruptive Technology for Defense Transformation USA 2023 Summit

August 30-31, 2023- Austin, TX, United States

Embedding Innovation Across The Battlespace

With a rapidly changing battlespace, it is integral that US and Allied forces are prepared for the next generation of warfare. The ongoing war in Ukraine presents a pressing need for military, government and industry leaders to collaborate on technology. As great power competition in key S&T areas heats up, the US needs to take advantage of expertise in key areas like data management and digital technologies to help transform cloud adoption, C5ISR, cyber and the manned/unmanned/autonomous mix on land, at sea, in the air and in space. Ongoing efforts in JADC2 alignment within and across US forces highlights the continued focus that the military is taking in this realm.

With this in mind, we are hosting our first annual Disruptive Technology for Defense Transformation (DTDT) Summit on April 18-19, 2023 in Austin, Texas. We plan to host our event at the Omni Hotel alongside our partners at the Capitol Factory.

Our event will cover programs like the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, Navy Cyber Situational Awareness, efforts on the Army's Project Convergence and Joint Exercise Scarlet Dragon, overviews of the Titan and Linchpin AI/ML program efforts, and explore the roles of newly stood up DoD offices like the Chief Digital Artificial Intelligence Office and the Office of Strategic Capital, among many others. With 300+ attendees, including a mix of leaders from across the US military, federal government, academia, industry and US military allies, there are ample opportunities for networking and collaboration. Join us this April in Austin to learn how the US is leveraging advancements in disruptive technology for the future fight.

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 Conference Chair

  • Vice Admiral (ret.) Ross Myers, Commander, Fleet Cyber Command, US Navy

2023 Speakers

  • Lieutenant General Ross Coffman, Commanding General, Army Futures Command
    Vice Admiral Frank Whitworth, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Lieutenant General Dimitri Henry, Director of 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
  • Rear Admiral Mike Bernacchi, Deputy Commander, Tenth Fleet, US Navy
  • Rear Admiral Andrew Betton, Director, Joint Warfare, UK Strategic Command
  • Major General Odd-Harald Hagen, Defense Attaché to USA and Canada, Embassy of Norway
  • 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
  • Dr. Jason Stack Phd, SES, Director, Ocean, Atmosphere, and Space Research Division, Office of Naval Research
  • Dr. Mark Brady PhD, Chief Data Officer, US Space Force
  • Maynard Holliday, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Critical Technologies, US Department of Defense
  • Colonel Eileen Vidrine, Incoming Chief Data and AI Officer, Department of the Air Force (subject to final confirmation)
  • Colonel Chris Anderson, Project Manager Intelligence Systems & Analytics (PM IS&A), US Army
  • Colonel Adam Shelton, Commander, 505 Test and Training Group, USAF
  • Captain Colin Corridan, Commodore - Task Force 59, Commander Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Integration, US Navy
  • Colonel Garry Floyd, Director, MIT AI Accelerator, US Air Force
  • Colonel Molly Solsbury, Chief Data Officer, Airborne Corps, US Army
  • Colonel Arnel David, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (DACOS) G5, NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • William McHenry, Senior Engagements Advisor, 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: Monday, March 27th, 2023 (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
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-24032