Conference Chairmen

Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr, Chairman

Stimson Center, Chairman Emeritus Fmr Asst. SecState
Political Mil. Affairs
Dep Asst. to the VP, Natl. SEC Affairs, Prin. Dep Asst. SecDef
Intl. SEC Affairs
US Special Envoy

Lieutenant General (USMC-ret) Steven R. Rudder, Co-Chairman

Former Deputy Commandant for Aviation, USMC, Former Commanding General United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific


Dr. John Matyjas, SES

Chief Scientist Air Combat Command

Captain (USN-ret) Ted Venable

CNT/UAS Program Manager, (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) U.S. Fourth Fleet Counter Illicit Trafficking

Captain Jim Bamberger

Branch Chief of Requirements and Analysis Transportation Security Administration

Doug Brouwer

Senior Director for International and Naval MQ-9B Programs General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Edward Dolejsi

President Autonomous Flight Systems Inc. (AFSI)

Gregg Skinner

Program Manager, Small Tactical UAS (sTUAS) PMA 263, NAVAIR

Bryan Scurry

President Scurry Associates Former Executive Director, Commander, Naval Air Forces, Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Darshan “Dash” Divakaran

Airspace Innovation and Prime Partnerships Head AFWERX

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Luger, USMC

Commanding Officer Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1)

Neil Zerbe

CEO Aerospace and Defense Industry Partners

Charlie Dean

Vice President, International Business AeroVironment

David Breede

PEO, C4, Center for Special Operations
Forces, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (SOF AT&L)

Colonel Clark Bramante

Commander, 163rd Attack Wing, CA ANG, March ABF U.S. Air Force

Colonel John Whelahan

Executive Director of Transformation
Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control
Partner Nations (CJADC2-P)
XVIIIth Airborne Corps
3rd Infantry Div/10th Mountain Div/ 82d
Airborne Div/101st Airborne Division

Craig Riedel

Project Manager, Tactical Aviation & Ground Munitions (TAGM) PEO Missiles and Space

John Vona

SES, Director Center 2 (Requirements and Capability Development), Air Force Futures AF/A5/7D)

Maia B. Cook, PhD

Director, Human-Autonomy Integration & Chief Scientist Pacific Science & Engineering

Angel McDowell

Engineer, Program Development Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

Cynthia L. Perazzo

Executive Director Weapon and Software Engineering Center,
US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center,
Picatinny Arsenal

Ethan Brown

Technical Director Engineering in Advanced Programs,
General Atomic Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Bhavanjot Singh, PMP

Senior Scientific Technical Manager Autonomy and Automation for Armament Systems Weapons,
Engineering and Software Center,
U.S. Army DEVCOM Armaments Center

Dennis Teefy

Project Director Program Executive Office,
Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO, IEW&S)

Alex Weintraub

Senior Program Manager, Advanced Programs Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Mark McKinnon

Partner Fox Rothschild LLP
FAA Senior Representative
FBI Representative

Michael Stewart, SES

Director Disruptive Capabilities Office (DCO),
United States Navy

Justin Pearce

Vice President of Programs Engineering and Flight,
Insitu, a Boeing Company

Eddy Butler

Sr. Director of Solutions Development Teledyne FLIR Defense

Captain Laura McLean

Captain, Operational Support San Diego Police Department

Richard “Rich” Bonnett

Chief Technology Officer Kratos Unmanned Systems Former VP, UAS Engineering

Benjamin Tran

Chief ISR-SOF Capabilities Development Office (CDO), WPAFB

Andy Lowery

Chief Executive Officer Epirus

Michael MacKay

Former National Security Advisor
Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Lt Colonel Pavlo Khazan

Chief of the Territorial Defense Forces (TDF)
Unmanned Systems Department
Armed Forces of Ukraine

Craig Burns

Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) Special Agent, FAA

Colonel Stefano Bianca

Italian Air Force NATO ISR Force (NISRF) Deputy Commander and Training Centre Commander

Commander Jerry Daley, USN

Commanding Officer Unmanned Surface Vessel Division ONE (USVDIV-1)

Damien Tyrrell

Regional Director Sentient Vision Systems

Dr. Raymond O’Toole, Jr.

Acting Director Office of Secretary of Defense
Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)

Mr. Travis Sinclair

Deputy, Project Manager UAS Project Office General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

Mike Butler

Director of Navy Programs Launched Effects Anduril Industries

Lt Col Chase “Milk Toast” Thompson

Cunningham Group
Advanced Development Team, Deputy Commandant for Aviation Headquarters

Lt Col Joshua “Shiva” Trimble

Director of Operations, 558th Flying Training Squadron Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX

Hector Ubiñas

Aviation Operations Lead San Diego Gas and Electric

Jim Ryan

Senior Director, Global Military Sales and Strategy, Air Domain Systems Textron Systems

Andrew Guion

Flight Safety and Operations Engineer Air Traffic Management eXploration Project NASA Ames Research Center