Day 1 - Thursday, September 29, 2022

8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15

Keynote

UAS Needs Requirements: Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
9:45

Panel Discussion

Redefining the Autonomy Battlespace: Connective Tissue for Mission Autonomy
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

Panel Discussion

Tactical UAS Platforms, Payloads & State of the Art Emerging ISR Capabilities
12:15

Special Address Presentation

Affordable Runway Independent UAS for Manned/Unmanned Teaming
12:45
Lunch Break
1:45

Panel Discussion

Unmanned Surface Vessels
2:45
Networking Break
3:15

Presentation

FAA Assure Center of Excellence Capabilities
3:45

Panel Discussion

Air Force UAS applications for Adversary Air and More
4:45

Special Presentation

SoCal Tech Bridge NavalX Industry Innovation Needs and Requirements


5:15
Message from the Gary Sinise Foundation
5:30
Adjournment Day 1

Cocktail Reception Sponsored By:

Day 2 - Friday, September 30, 2022

8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15

Keynote

Test and Evaluation of Unmanned Systems – Shifting Left and Looking Right
9:45

Keynote

Air Force Autonomous Systems and Digital Transformation
10:15

Panel Discussion

DoD Autonomous & Robotic System’s Needs & Requirements
11:15

Presentation

AFRL Air Force Accelerator Agile Innovation Opportunities for Industry
11:45
Networking Break
12:15

Panel Session

Autonomous & Counter Defense Systems Industry Perspectives
1:15
Lunch Break
2:15

Special Army Presentation

Army UAS Sensors Intelligence
2:45

DHS Presentation

U.S. CBP (Air Land /Sea) Platforms, Needs, Requirement, & Capabilities
3:15
Networking Break
3:30

Panel Session

UAS Platforms, Payloads & State of the Art ISR Warfighter Capabilities
4:30
Navy Unmanned Task Force: Needs, Requirements & Opportunities
5:00
Adjournment & Closing Remarks

Day 1 - Thursday, September 29, 2022

8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs

Layne Merritt
Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Elbit Systems of America

Dr. N. Andrew Browning
Senior Program Director of Autonomy
AeroVironment

9:15

Keynote

UAS Needs Requirements: Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Bryan Scurry, SES
Executive Director, Naval Air Forces
U.S. Pacific Fleet

9:45

Panel Discussion

Redefining the Autonomy Battlespace: Connective Tissue for Mission Autonomy

Captain Patrick Thien
Deputy Director, Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)
Mine Warfare Division
USN

Mike Tall
Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSSTM), Project Overmatch Autonomy Lead, Integrated Autonomous C4ISR,
Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC)

Dr. Nick Ernest
Chief AI Architect
Thales USA

Mike Atwood
Senior Director
Advanced Programs

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

Panel Discussion

Tactical UAS Platforms, Payloads & State of the Art Emerging ISR Capabilities

Dr. N. Andrew Browning
Senior Program Director of Autonomy
AeroVironment

Wayne Prender
Senior Vice President of Air Systems
Textron Systems

Maj David “Jon” Lilja
Assistant Product Manager, Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office
Program Executive Office, Army Aviation

Moderator:

Dave Ogburn
Capture Manager, Undersea and Seabed Technologies
Aerojet Rocketdyne

12:15

Special Address Presentation

Affordable Runway Independent UAS for Manned/Unmanned Teaming

Joe Valenzuela
Vice President of Strategy
Tactical Platforms

Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems

12:45
Lunch Break
1:45

Panel Discussion

Unmanned Surface Vessels

Dave Ogburn
Capture Manager, Undersea and Seabed Technologies
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Commander Jerry Daley, USN
Commanding Officer
Unmanned Surface Vehicles Division ONE

Rebecca Boxerman
Science Advisor, ONR, Science Advisor to Commander
Naval Surface Forces, Surface Development Squadron (SURFDEVRON) 1

Neil Zerbe
CEO
AeroSpace & Defense Industry Partners

Moderator:

Lt Col (USAF-ret) Jerry L. Frazier, Jr.
Managing Partner, Director,
Integrated Air and Missile Defense

Amalgam Defense Solutions, LLC

2:45
Networking Break
3:15

Presentation

FAA Assure Center of Excellence Capabilities

Colonel (USAF-ret) Stephen “Lux” Luxion
Executive Director
ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence for UAS

3:45

Panel Discussion

Air Force UAS applications for Adversary Air and More

Dr. John Matyjas
SES, Chief Scientist
Air Combat Command

Alyson Turri
Program Manager
Air Force Research Laboratory

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Dr. Doug Meador
Air Vehicles Lead
Autonomous Collaborative Enabling Technologies (ACET) Portfolio

Air Force Research Lab

LtCol Lawrence Ware, USAF
Director of Autonomous Collaborative Enabling Technologies
Air Force Research Laboratory

Moderator:

Joe Murray
Principal
Blue Force Technologies

4:45

Special Presentation

SoCal Tech Bridge NavalX Industry Innovation Needs and Requirements


Captain Ben Cohen
Director The NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge
USMC

5:15
Message from the Gary Sinise Foundation

Ray Chaney
San Diego Chapter Board member
Gary Sinise Foundation

5:30
Adjournment Day 1

Cocktail Reception Sponsored By:

Day 2 - Friday, September 30, 2022

8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15

Keynote

Test and Evaluation of Unmanned Systems – Shifting Left and Looking Right

Chris Henry
Deputy Director
Naval Warfare

Office of the Secretary of Defense
Director, Operational Test & Evaluation

9:45

Keynote

Air Force Autonomous Systems and Digital Transformation

The Honorable Andrew P. Hunter
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L)

Kevin D. Stamey, SES
Director for Information Dominance Programs
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L)

10:15

Panel Discussion

DoD Autonomous & Robotic System’s Needs & Requirements

Sgt. Nicholas Link
UAS Unit Sergeant
San Diego Police Department Operational Support

Major (P) Michael P. Brabner
Robotics Requirements Division / Air Branch Chief Maneuver Capabilities Development & Integration Directorate
Army Futures Command

Chan Saunders
Technical Director
Naval Surface & Undersea Systems

Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Carson L. Wakefield
Product Lead
Soldier Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office
Program Executive Office (PEO) Army Aviation

Moderated by:

Colonel (USA-ret) Rob Menti
Business Development
Armament Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation Defense Systems

11:15

Presentation

AFRL Air Force Accelerator Agile Innovation Opportunities for Industry

Darshan “Dash” Divakaran
Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation & Partnerships
Company - AFWERX, United States Air Force

11:45
Networking Break
12:15

Panel Session

Autonomous & Counter Defense Systems Industry Perspectives

Erik Grant
Vice President
C-UAS Solutions, CACI International Inc.

Lt Col (USAF-ret) Jerry L. Frazier, Jr.
Managing Partner, Director,
Integrated Air and Missile Defense

Amalgam Defense Solutions, LLC

Colonel (USA-ret) Rob Menti
Business Development
Armament Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation Defense Systems

Moderated by:

Layne Merritt
Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Elbit Systems of America

1:15
Lunch Break
2:15

Special Army Presentation

Army UAS Sensors Intelligence

Dennis Teefy
Project Director
Sensors Aerial Intelligence (PDSAI), Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S)

2:45

DHS Presentation

U.S. CBP (Air Land /Sea) Platforms, Needs, Requirement, & Capabilities

Keith Jones
Executive Director, Domain Awareness Security Operations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations

3:15
Networking Break
3:30

Panel Session

UAS Platforms, Payloads & State of the Art ISR Warfighter Capabilities

Col Steven Beattie II, USAF
Commander, 49th Operations Group
Holloman AFB, NM

Travis Burdine
Director of Domestic Business Development & Strategy
Insitu (A Boeing Company)

Chris Pehrson
Chief Growth Officer
Parry Labs

Moderator:

Erik Grant
Vice President
C-UAS Solutions, CACI International Inc.

4:30
Navy Unmanned Task Force: Needs, Requirements & Opportunities

Vinny Capobianco
Rapid Innovation Cell, Navy Unmanned Task Force
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona

5:00
Adjournment & Closing Remarks