Tuesday, March 23, 2021

10:00 - 10:10 am All times are in EDT
Gen Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret)
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)  
10:10 - 11:00 am
LtGen Michael Groen, USMC
Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), U.S. Department of Defense

Session Description:
As the Department of Defense’s AI accelerator, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is leading the military’s adoption of AI. JAIC Director Lt. Gen. Michael Groen will discuss the most promising areas for building AI applications in the near term and the critical role industry and academia will play in the military’s approach to AI.  
11:00 - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Joan Johnson
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Research, Development, Test, & Engineering, U.S. Navy  
12:20 - 12:45 pm
12:45 - 1:45 pm
Moderator: Gen Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret)
President and Chief Executive Officer, NDIA

Rep Jim Langevin (D-RI)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, & Information Systems

Rep Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, & Information Systems

Session Description:
Congress has taken important steps to address the challenges of AI and national security through the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Building on the release of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s Final Report, learn what’s next on the congressional agenda for AI.  
1:45 - 2:05 pm
2:05 - 2:45 pm
Mike Brown
Director, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

Session Description:
DIU Director Mike Brown will discuss the role of AI in great power competition and the need for a national approach to geoeconomic competition with China. The U.S. must bring industry, academia, and government together rapidly to develop and deploy AI for national security or risks falling behind its competitors.  
2:45 - 3:45 pm
Concurrent Breakouts Include:

- AI for Manufacturing and Supply Chain: AI for Manufacturing and Industrial Applications

Session Description: Advanced manufacturing using new methods powered by AI lies at the center of America’s economic power and is a pillar of its national security. U.S. Government and industry experts will discuss how AI will transform U.S. manufacturing, with an emphasis on emerging opportunities for new public-private partnerships.

- AI for Energy and Infrastructure: AI at DOE

Session Description:
In September 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) established the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office to coordinate the Department’s work on AI. Learn more about DOE’s AI initiatives and opportunities for industry and academic partners to engage.

- AI for Transportation and Logistics: AI for Flight Simulation and Training

Session Discription:
In 2020, an AI-controller system defeated an experienced Air Force fighter pilot in a series of virtual combat flight simulations led by DARPA. Find out what the future holds in AI and flight simulation with a focus on emerging opportunities as DoD plans for the first-ever real-world competition involving AI and full-scale tactical aircraft in 2024.  
3:45 - 4:05 pm
4:05 - 5:05 pm
Concurrent Breakouts Include:

- AI for Defense Intelligence and Homeland Security: DoD Disrupted: The New AI Companies for Defense

Session Description:
A group of startups in the aerospace and defense market are bringing Silicon Valley-style disruption to the military by applying cutting-edge software development to the toughest national security challenges. Find out what “DoD disrupted” means for the government, firms, and U.S. national security.

- Using AI to Understand Relationships Between People, Places, and things: What are Knowledge Graphs and Why Should DoD Use Them Now?

- Harnessing the Pace of Innovation in AI: University Research Perspectives Panel

Session Description:
World-class U.S. universities represent one of the nation’s greatest strengths in AI research and innovation. This panel brings together top leaders from academia and government to discuss opportunities for deeper collaboration at the intersection of AI and national security.  
5:05 - 5:25 pm
5:25 - 5:55 pm
Concurrent Breakouts Include:

- AI Priorities, Requirements, and Funding Opportunities: JADC2/ABMS Requirements

Session Description:
JADC2 and ABMS are bringing decision superiority to the battlefield. But achieving next generation command and control requires innovation from firms of all types and sizes. Learn how you can bring your solutions to the Air Force’s top modernization priority.

- AI for Manufacturing and Supply Chain: AI & Microelectronics

- AI Priorities, Requirements, and On-Ramps for Industry-Military Teaming

Session Description:
Big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning represent some of the most cutting-edge technologies today, and will likely be the dominant technologies for the next several decades. Sadly, there is vastly more heat than light on the subject of inserting AI into military systems. This presentation will highlight urgent needs where industry can provide AI solutions for military applications.
5:55 - 6:00 pm
Gen Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret)
President and Chief Executive Officer, NDIA  
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

10:00 - 10:05 am
Gen Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret)
President and Chief Executive Officer, NDIA  
10:05 - 11:00 am
Dr. Peter Highnam
Acting Director, DARPA
11:00 - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Concurrent Breakouts Include:

- AI Capabilities Center Presentations

Robert Miller, Head, Federal Sales

Allen Badeau, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Gage Rindt, Vice President, Business Development

- Emerging Technologies and the Future of Defense
Dr. Mark Lewis
Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute, NDIA  
12:20 - 12:35 pm
12:35 - 1:35 pm
Bob Work
Vice Chairman, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI)
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense  
1:35 - 1:55 pm
1:55 - 2:55 pm
Concurrent Breakouts Include:

- AI Capabilities Center Presentations

Tectus Corporation
Sean Singleton, Vice President, Business Development

Cougaar Software, Inc.
Todd Carrico, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Eric Fiterman, Chief Technology Officer

- From Prize Challenge to Operations: Lessons from the xVIEW Challenge  
2:55 - 3:10 pm
3:10 - 4:10 pm
Concurrent Breakouts Include:

- AI Capabilities Center Presentations

Wil Myrick, Chief Engineer, Positioning, Navigation, & Timing

Chuck McGraw, Director, Federal Sales

Ashraf Gaffar, Technology Director

- AI for Public Health, Biosecurity, and Humanity: AI for Health, Homeland Defense, and Disaster Relief

Session Description:
The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically highlighted the threat posed by disease to national security. AI-enabled approaches to health and biosecurity offer the chance to improve well-being while reducing the risks the U.S. faces from future biothreats.

- AI for Defense Intelligence, and Homeland Security: DoD AI  
4:10 - 4:30 pm
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Breakouts Include:

- AI Capabilities Center Presentations

Siemens Digital Industries Software
Glenn Rosen, Business Developer, Digital Solutions

Orion Labs, Inc.
Greg Albrecht, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Gantz-Mountain Intelligence Automation Systems, Inc.
Greg Wilson, Co-Founder and Vice President

- National Security Commission on AI Report: Industry Response

- AI for Manufacturing and Supply Chain: AI and the Defense Supply Chain after COVID-19

Session Description:
COVID-19 has upended the global supply chain for AI and emerging technologies. Hear former DoD Chief of Staff Eric Chewning’s perspective on the steps the U.S. government and firms must take to build resiliency into the supply chain for AI by working with national security innovation base.  
5:30 - 5:35 pm
Gen Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret)
President and Chief Executive Officer, NDIA  
Thursday, March 25, 2021

10:00 - 10:05 am
YII Bajraktari
Executive Director, NSCAI  
10:05 - 11:05 am
Hon. Katharina McFarland
Commissioner, NSCAI

Dr. Steven Walker
Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin

Dr. Christopher Kirchhoff
Senior Fellow, Schmidt Futures  
11:05 - 11:25 am
11:25 am - 12:25 pm
Dr. Eric Schmidt
Chairman, NSCAI  
12:25 - 12:30 pm
Kevin McGinnis
Director, Research & Analysis, NSCAI