2021 SUMMIT AGENDA

October 25 - 26, 2021
Indianapolis, IN

Opening Reception

Monday,

October 25, 2021

5:30 P.M. (ET)

Speaker
Brad Chambers, IN Secretary of Commerce and CEO, Indiana Economic Development                                                                                                                         Corporation (IEDC)

Join speakers, sponsors, and fellow attendees for an evening of networking!

Kickoff to the Midwest Defense Innovation Summit

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

8:00 A.M. (ET)

More information coming soon.
 

Welcome and Remarks

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

8:15 A.M. (ET)

Speaker
Governor Eric Holcomb (Indiana)

 

Governor's Panel: The Impact of Defense Innovation in the Midwest

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

8:30 A.M. (ET)

Panelists
Governor Eric Holcomb (Indiana)
Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan)
Governor J.B. Pritzker (Illinois)
Governor Andy Beshear (Kentucky)

Break

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

9:30 A.M. (ET)

During the breaks we encourage you to check out the exhibit booths in the foyer and on our virtual platform. Register today to get an early look!

Autonomous Systems - The Midwest Role in Future Mobility

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

9:45 A.M. (ET)

Speakers
Gary Parker, Engineering Program Director, Cummins, Inc.
Alberto Lacaze, Co-Founder & President, Robotic Reseach
Dr. Chris Atkinson, Director, Smart Mobility Initative, The Ohio State University
Dr. Bogdan Epureanu, University of Michigan
Rear Admiral Casey Moton, PEO USC
Brigadier General Aurthur Pasagian, Marine Corps Systems Command
Lt. General Eric Smith, Combat Development & Integration
Dr. Tom Drake, ONR Code 32

Cybersecurity

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

10:25 A.M. (ET)

Moderator
Dr. Gene Spafford, Professor, Purdue University

Panelists
Dr. Robert Templeman, Senior Scientific Technical Manager, NSWC Crane
Juliane Gallina, Central Intelligence Agency
Rebekah Michael, Ohio Cyber Range Institute

Break

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

11:05 A.M. (ET)

During the breaks we encourage you to check out the exhibit booths in the foyer and on our virtual platform. Register today to get an early look!

Academia in the Spotlight -
                           Universities Taking a Leading Role in Defense Innovation

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

11:20 A.M. (ET)

Moderator
Dr. Mark Lewis, Executive Director, NDIA Emerging Technologies Institute

Speakers
Dr. Teresa Mayer, Executive VP for Research and Partnerships, Purdue University
Dr. Fred Cate, Vice President for Research, Indiana University
Dr. Kevin Gardner, Executive VP for Research and Innovation, University of Louisville
Steven Ringel, Ph. D, Professor, The Ohio State University

Congressional Panel and the Hypersonics Caucus

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

12:00 P.M. (ET)

Moderator
Dan DeLaurentis, Director, Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation & Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

Panelists
Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), United States House of Representatives
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), United States House of Representatives
Rep.  Mike Turner (OH-10), United State House of Representatives

Sen. Todd Young (IN), United States Senate

 

Entrepreneurship and Building Strategic Partnerships with the Department of Defense

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

1:15 P.M. (ET)

Moderator
Ryan Whelan, Strategic Engagement Lead, Defense Innovation Unit,
                                                                                                     U.S. Department of Defense

Speakers
Jim Abercrombie, President, Trek 10
Alex Calfee, Executive Vice President, Oplign, LLC
Zach Lichaa, Partner, Taulman3D
Carlo Scalo, CEO & President, Hysonics

Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

1:55 P.M. (ET)

Moderator
Dr. Bill Kiser, Exec VP for Science & Technology, IN3

Speakers
Frank Tanner, Chief Engineer Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy, Raytheon Technologies
Dr. Paul "PJ" Maykish, Director for Technology Competition, National Security Council
Jonathan Alboum, Principal Digital Specialist, ServiceNow
Dr. Matthew Gaston, Director, SEI Emerging Technolgy Center & Director, SEI Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineering Division, Carnegie Mellon University

Break

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

2:35 P.M. (ET)

During the breaks we encourage you to check out the exhibit booths in the foyer and on our virtual platform. Register today to get an early look!

Regional Influencers - Global Impact
                                         Midwestern Laboratories and Warfare Centers

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

2:45 P.M. (ET)

Moderator
David Beering, Managing Member & Owner, Intelligent Designs, LLC

Speakers
Mark Tschopp, Research Lead, Army Reseach Laboratory, Central
Susan Motil, Deputy Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H.
                                                                                                           Glenn Research Center
Dr. Jason Stack, Technical Director, Office of Naval Research AFRL Representative

Research and Engineering Panel

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

3:25 P.M. (ET)

Moderator
Ian Crone, Acting Principal Director for Cyber, U.S. Department of Defense

Speakers

More information coming soon.

Closing Remarks

Tuesday,

October 26, 2021

4:05 P.M. (ET)

Speaker
The Honorable Lloyd Austin III, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
Those listed in italics have been invited.