Defense Daily Confirms High-Ranked Speakers from the Armed Forces to Speak at Modular Open Systems Summit in May in Washington, D.C.

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Now more than ever with new types of advanced warfare, our Military must be properly equipped to meet and defeat new advancing threats. These subjects will be discussed by subject matter experts in May.

James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition, U.S. Navy

Keynote Speaker - James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition, U.S. Navy

Implementation of new defense technologies and platforms continue to be critical not only to the modernization efforts of the US Military’s fleet but also to the logistical IT and cyber efforts happening across the entire US government.

When it comes to discussing the in-field use of our current defense and weapon systems and current issues, the best insight comes from the leaders that use them. Introducing, our distinguished Military speakers to discuss this topic at Modular Open Systems Summit:

  • James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition, U.S. Navy
  • Lt Gen Robert Walsh, Chief of Marine Corps Combat Development Command and Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration, Marine Corps
  • Maj Gen David Bassett, Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications Tactical, U.S. Army
  • Maj Gen Peter Gallagher, Director, Network Cross-Functional Team, U.S. Army
  • Col Drew Cukor, Chief, ISR Architecture Division, ISR Operations Directorate, Warfighter Support, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, USMC MCSC
  • Randall G. Walden, Member of the Senior Executive Service, Director and Program Executive Officer for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, U.S. Air Force
  • John C. Bowling, Technical Expert, Avionics Architectures and Interoperability AFLCMC/EZAC, U.S. Air Force    
  • Ryan D. McCarthy (Invited), Under Secretary of the Army, U.S. Army

In addition to our leaders from the Armed Forces, confirmed speakers from the Industry will complement their insight:

  • Vince Tobin, Executive Vice President, Military Business, Bell Helicopter
  • Reggie Brothers, Former Under Secretary for Science and Technology at Department of Homeland Security, and Executive Vice President & CTO, Peraton
  • Matthew Hederstrom, Chief Executive Officer, Varley
  • Mark J. Laustra, Vice President, Global Business Development & Government Relations, Chairman, Security Manufacturers Coalition, Analogic Corp.
  • Keith Goll, Senior Technical Advisor, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Tom McVey, Attorney, Williams Mullen
  • Timothy Meyers, Senior Cybersecurity Specialist, Attain
  • Ahmed Aboulnaga, Senior Manager, Attain
  • Steve Nunn, Chief Operating Officer. The Open Group
  • Judy Cerenzia, FACE™ Consortium Director, The Open Group
  • Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group
  • Nick Guertin, Senior Systems Engineer, Systems Planning and Analysis Inc.

For the first time ever, U.S. Federal government and U.S. Military can attend this Summit for free, leading to the most Federal employees we’ve ever had register for a Defense Daily event. Networking opportunities are endless.

To learn more and to register, click here. We are only 5 weeks out from the Summit, and space is limited – so don’t wait!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available; please contact Tom Williams at 703-522-1440 or tawilliams(at)accessintel(dot)com to learn more.

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