The Emerging & Disruptive Technologies (EDT) for Defense Conference is the inaugural event for military decision-makers, leading industry, academia, and non-traditional defense companies, who are transforming joint capabilities and facilitating the integration of disruptive technologies in the defense enterprise. The conference will focus on modernization priorities and cutting-edge technologies, which will enable JADC2 architecture, expanded maneuver, and information advantage.

Over the course of the two conference days, the forum will explore the integration of data-driven capabilities, transformation of intelligence PED, institution of cloud architecture, the power of AI/ML-enabled technologies, unmanned and autonomous systems, robotics, and cyber resilience across all networks and platforms. The conference will provide a wholistic and much anticipated opportunity to network with senior decision-makers and subject matter experts in an in-person environment.

Featured Speakers

Brigadier General Ed Barker

Deputy PEO
Electronic Warfare and Sensors


Tanya M. Skeen

SES, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
U.S. Department of Defense


Doug Cossa

Chief Information Officer
U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency


Mr. Christopher Ristich

SES, Director of Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory


Major General Edmond ‘Miles’ Brown

Commanding General
US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM)

This summit will be closed to press