DEF2021

22-23 October, 2021

Delivering a Culture of Innovation

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Daniella Mestyanek Young

Author UNCULTURED, Fall 2022

Friday, Oct., 22, 2021 at 9:10 AM EST

Expired
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Dr. Beam Maue

Author, The Experiment That

Succeeded

Saturday, Oct., 23, 2021 at 13:00 EST

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Safi Bahcall

Author of LOONSHOTS

Friday, Oct., 22, 2021 at 16:00 EST

FEATURE SPEAKERS

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Abi Desjardins

Portfolio Director for Acceleration, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)

Friday, Oct., 22, 2021 at 15:15 EST

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Richard Kuzma

Richard Kuzma brings ML solutions via research, engineering, and policy.

Friday, Oct., 22, 2021 at 10: 00 AM EST

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Paul Puckett

Director / Enterprise Cloud Management Agency

Saturday, Oct. 23 at 910 AM EST

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Pamela A. Clegg

Pamela is the Vice President of Financial Investigations for CipherTrace. 

Friday, Oct. 22 at

13:00 EST

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 Jessica Mila Schutzman

Head of Regulatory Relations
Electric Coin Co

Friday, Oct. 22 at

13:00 EST

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Joy Shanaberger

Founding Partner & CEO of the Boone Group

Friday, Oct. 22 at

13:00 EST

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Mark Jacobsen

Assistant Professor
USAF School of Advanced Air & Space Studies (SAASS)

Saturday Oct., 23, 2021 at 10:00 EST

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 Ben Radford

Ben Radford is a AI/ML data lead.

Friday, Oct., 22, 2021 at 10: 00 AM EST

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Jim Perkins

Co-Founder & Board Chair MilitaryMentors.

Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1145AM EST

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Spencer Macdonald

Spencer Macdonald is a cofounder of Spearbit

Friday, Oct. 22 at

13:00 EST

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 Dolores Kuchina-Musina

Director of Growth for the Boone Group

Saturday, Oct. 23 at 09:10 EST

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Peter Dolch

President, AEON Foundry

Friday, October, 22

at 1200 EST

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Dan Ward

Author of LIFT
Innovation Catalyst at the MITRE

Friday, Oct., 22, 2021 at 16:00 EST

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Captain John McGunnigle

Special Assistant, AI, COMSUBFOR
Task Force Turing, Project Harbinger

Friday, Oct., 22, 2021 at 10: 00 AM EST

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Chevy Cook

Executive Director, MilitaryMentors

Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1145AM EST

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Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi

VP, Deloitte Advisory

Friday, Oct. 22 at

13:00 EST

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Dan Manning

Innovation Culture is Collective Thinking

Friday Oct., 22, 2021 at 10:00 EST

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 Jennifer Cuccaro

COO/ Head of ESG Investing at Reformation Group and a Senior Advisor at grIP Venture Studio

Friday, Oct. 22 from 1200 EST

DEF ZOOM SESSIONS

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Dan Manning

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Friday

Human Intelligence

Innovation Culture is Collective Thinking -- How to build and lead small teams to do big things.

10:00 AM EST

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Raising Angel Capital: Advice for 1st-time Entrepreneurs

Friday

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DEF CORNERSTONE

Advice for 1st-time Entrepreneurs 

DEF CORNERSTONE (Peter Dolch)

12:00 EST

Jennifer Cuccaro

COO/ Head of ESG Investing at Reformation Group and a Senior Advisor at grIP Venture Studio

Joy Shanaberger

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Friday

Boone

"#giveadamn"

13:00 EST 

Riya Patel

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Friday

DCODE

Gov. Perspective

Speaker Intro. Brendan Karp

14:15 EST

Agora Lead Roundtable

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Friday

DEF Agora

 Agora Leads Roundtable

Modetator: Trish Martinelli

12:00 EST

expired

Rich Kuzma

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Ben Radford

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Friday

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John McGunnigle

AI Tradecraft

AI Tradecraft: Sharing and Scaling Lessons Learned

10:00 EST

expired

Pamela A. Clegg

CAMS VP of Financial Investigation, CipherTrace

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Spencer Macdonald

Co-Founder, Spearbit

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Combiz Abdolrahimi

VP, Deloitte

Friday

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Jessica Mila Schutzman

Head of Regulatory Relations
Electric Coin Co

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Blockchain

Blockchain a Technology Innovation

Speaker Intro.: Sergio Rodriguera

13:00 EST

expired

Zach Baumann

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Friday

Accelerate People Or Lose

Accelerate People Or Lose: Air Force Gaming Origins.

Speaker Intro. Chau Nguyen

14:15 EST

expired

Josh Kaplowitz

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Friday

USNA Midshipmen

15 min

15:00 EST

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Abi Desjardins

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Friday

NSIN

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Intrapreneurs - How NSIN Brings Them all Into the National Security Space

Speaker Intro: Trish Martinelli

15:15 EST

DEF ZOOM SESSIONS

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021

Dolores Kuchina-Musina

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Saturday

Signal vs. Noise

How to Solve the Problem with the Right Contract Dolores Kuchina-Musina

9:10 AM EST

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Robert Jones

Lisa R. Sanders

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Saturday

Leslie Babich

USSOCOM

Customer Discovery with USSOCOM

Speaker intro: Mike MacKay

10:00 EST

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Dan Ward

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Saturday

Mark Jacobsen

Failure

Failure: a discussion with Dan Ward and Mark Jacobsen

10:00 EST

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Jim Perkins

Co-Founder & Board Chair MilitaryMentors.

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Saturday

Chevy Cook

Executive Director, MilitaryMentors

Military Mentors

Harvesting the Fruits of DEF2015 Seeds

11:45AM EST

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DEF2019 Conference Washington, DC

Nearly 300 good rebels and virtuous insurgents from around the world descended on Washington D.C. to engage and empower others. From the Pitch Event to the final panel and everything between, the community shared some incredible stories and progress that is changing the nature of national security and how our tribe has been intimately involved.

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We are excited to have Chau Nguyen as the lead planner for DEF2021. He serves as the DEF2021 Conference Director.