AFCEA DC Hosting Its 4th Annual Emerging Technologies Summit on June 13th

Jun 04, 2014, 17:00 ET from AFCEA DC

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA DC, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Washington, D.C., will host its 4th Annual Emerging Technologies Summit on June 13th at the Capital Hilton in downtown DC.  This year's theme is:  "Operationalizing Innovation in the Mil-Gov Marketplace: The Roadmap from Lab to Implementation."

The conference provides for cross-agency dialogue in an ethical public forum between Mil-Gov executives, program managers, technical SMEs, and other interested parties across DoD, the Intel Community, DHS & Civilian Agencies with a heavy security concern.

Emerging Tech Summit sponsors and attendees will have an opportunity to:

  • Rapidly learn about a plethora of new technologies - all in one place at one time, without having to travel;
  • Understand market forces (public & private) that are driving or impeding innovation; and,
  • Explore opportunities and strategies to rapidly on-board new technologies, and identify roadblocks that are standing in the way of progress.

Keynote speakers include:

The Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army (ALT) and Army Acquisition Executive

Dr. Tom Christian, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, (ST&E), Air Force Acquisition

Mr. Alfred Rivera, DISA, Principal Director for Enterprise Services

RADM Matthew Klunder, Chief of Naval Research, ONR (invited)

Main-stage panel discussions include:

Panel 1: Private Capital successes in commercializing federal technology: Venture capital and M&A perspective on federal market opportunities, and the private sector's capacity to impact barriers to market entry

Mr. Mark Fitzgerald - Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Moderator)

Mr. Michael Pozmantier - Program Manager – Transition to Practice, Cyber Security Division S&T, DHS

Mr. Kenneth Epstein - Principal, NewCap Partners

Mr. Bob Smith - Advisor, Amplifier Ventures and TandemNSI

Mr. Mark Spoto - Managing Director, Razor's Edge

Panel 2: Innovation in Gov R&D: Meeting agency requirements by driving technology to the operational edge, and the pathway from the lab to tactical solution

Mr. Steve Dennis - Innovation Director, HSARPA, S&T Directorate, DHS (Moderator)

Mr. Mike Geertsen - Program Manager, DARPA/Information Innovation Office

Dr. Meredith Lee - AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, HSARPA, DHS

Dr. Terry Pierce - Special Advisor for Disruptive Innovation, DHS Center of Innovation

Mr. Don Preuss – Head of Systems, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH

Mr. Adam Tarsi - Chief of Staff, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

Afternoon breakout sessions will feature discussions around six leading topics for innovation in the federal market.

DHS Mission use of Evolving Tech / Social Analytics and Humans as Sensor / Interoperability of Information Architecture / Technology Innovation in Health Care / Additive Manufacturing / Evolution of Cloud at the Tactical Edge

Breakout discussion moderations include:

LTC Chad Bates - Project Lead, HQDA G2 Intelligence Futures (invited)

Ms. Ann Barron DiCamillo - Director, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) (invited)

Dr. James Cimino - Chief, Laboratory for Informatics Development, NIH Clinical Center

Mr. Josh Gray - Vice President, Athena Health

Dr. James Kadtke - Expert on Converging Technologies, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University (NDU)

Mr. Gregory Knapp - PM Technology Acquisition, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense for Readiness & Force Management

Mr. Frank Konieczny - CTO, CIO/A6, U.S. Air Force

Mr. Wolf Tombe - CTO, Customs & Border Protection (CBP), DHS

Our current Partners and Sponsors for this event include:

Diamond Sponsors: Red Hat, Accenture, FedScoop

Along with contributions and support from Cleversafe, Defense Systems, Deltek, Federal News Radio, Fluke Networks, IBM, Juniper Networks, Skyera, Skytree and Widepoint.

Visit for more information, to register for this exciting program, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association:  Washington, D.C. Chapter   |   tel: 202-701-5808   |   fax: 703-552-2875