Agenda

In 2018, we redeveloped AerospaceDefenseChain to create the DefenseChain Conference and integrated the Program Excellence initiative. This combines two valuable events in one, both of which will provide attending Delegates with valuable and actionable business intelligence.

For details contact Joanna Speed or call +1-310-857-7691.

 

MONDAY - OCTOBER 19, 2020
1:00 PM EDT


1:00-1:40 PM
DISSECTING PROGRAM TRANSFORMATION
Part 1:
Moderated by Guy Norris, Senior Editor, Aviation Week Network
Robert F. Leduc, President (Retired), Pratt & Whitney 
Part 2:
Moderated by Carole Rickard Hedden, Executive Editor-Aviation Week Executive Intelligence and Program Excellence
Wesley D. Kremer, Missiles & Defense, Raytheon Technologies

6:00-7:00 PM
Aviation Week Network’s 63rd Annual Laureate Awards
A Virtual Event

 



TUESDAY - OCTOBER 20, 2020
9:00 AM EDT


9:00-9:05 AM
WELCOME ADDRESS 
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Events, Aviation Week Network
Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network

9:05-9:25
OPENING ADDRESS
Moderated by Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network 
HONEYWELL AEROSPACE - Mike Madsen, President & Chief Executive Officer

9:25-9:35
Refresher Break

9:35-10:15
THE FOUR HORSEMEN - OUTLOOK AND TRENDS WITHIN THE A&D INDUSTRY
Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network
CANACCORD GENUITY - R. John Stack, Managing Director, Head of A&D Investment Banking
CAPITAL ALPHA PARTNERS - Byron K. Callan, Managing Director
GRUNDMAN ADVISORY AND THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL - Steven Grundman, Principal & Senior Fellow
RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS - Pierre Chao, Founding Partner
Discussion and Questions

10:15-10:25
Refresher Break

10:25-10:35
SUPPLY CHAIN PROGRAM EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Presented by Barry Chapman, Barry Chapman, Vice President, Aerospace, Defense, Federal and Marine, Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager
Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software

10:35-11:05
MANAGING THE DEFENSE SUPPLY CHAIN 
Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week Network 
AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION - John Luddy, Vice President, National Security Policy  
US ARMY - Patrick H. Mason, Deputy Program Executive, Aviation
Discussion and Questions

11:05-11:15
Refresher Break

11:15-11:40
THE NEW REQUIREMENTS TO BE A U.S. DEFENSE SUPPLIER
Moderated by Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Events, Aviation Week Network
KEARNEY - Ryan Elliot, Partner, Kearney
ITEROS - Jennifer Bisceglie, Chief Executive Officer
Discussion and Questions

11:40-12:30 PM
SUPPLIER PRESSURE
Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network
ACORN GROWTH COMPANIES - Rick Nagel, Managing Partner
DESTINY EQUITY PARTNERS - Chris R. Celtruda, Managing Principal   
ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA - Raanan Horowitz, President & Chief Executive Officer
JEFFERIES - Sheila Kahyaoglu - Managing Director, Equity Research 
Discussion and Questions

12:30-12:40
Refresher Break

12:40-12:55
OEM PROGRAM EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Presented by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager
Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 21, 2020
9:00 AM EDT

9:00-9:05
WELCOME ADDRESS 
Carole Rickard Hedden, Executive Editor-Aviation Week Executive Intelligence and Program Excellence, Aviation Week Network
Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week Network

9:05-9:30
A NEW ERA IN BUYING SPACE-BASED SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT 
Moderated by Lee Hudson, Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week Network
US AIR FORCE - Shawn A. Barnes, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration

9:30-9:35
Refresher Break

9:35-9:50
THE EDGE OF INNOVATION: INSIDE THE TRANSFORMATION OF LEIDOS
Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network  
LEIDOS - Roger Krone, Chief Executive Officer 

9:50-9:55
Refresher Break

9:55-10:30
EDGE OF INNOVATION: ADVANCING AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES 
Moderated by Graham Warwick, Executive Editor-Technology, Aviation Week Network 
BOEING - Mark Cherry, Vice President & General Manager, Phantom Works 
LOCKHEED MARTIN - Jeff Babione, Vice President & General Manager, Skunk Works 
RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES - speaker to be confirmed 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN - Richard Sullilvan, Vice President, Advanced Programs, Aerospace Systems
Discussion and Questions

10:30-10:45
SPECIAL PROJECTS PROGRAM EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Presented by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager
Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software

10:45-10:50
Refresher Break

10:50-11:15
DEFINING NAVY ACQUISITION OF THE FUTURE
Moderated by Lee Hudson, Aviation Week Pentagon Editor
US NAVY - James F. Geurts, Undersecretary for Acquisition
Discussion and Questions

11:15-11:20
Refresher Break

11:20-11:50
PROGRAM DEEP DIVE: MODEL-BASED ENGINEERING
Moderated by Barry Chapman, Vice President, Aerospace, Defense, Federal and Marine, Siemens Digital Industries Software  
HUNTINGTON INGALLS NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING - Tim Sweitzer, Director, Digital Shipbuilding 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN - Jeffrey Reed, Director, Engineering - Model Based Tool Development
Discussion and Questions

11:15-12:00 PM
Refresher Break

12:00-12:35
PROGRAM DEEP DIVE: RETURNING TO THE MOON
Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week Network
DYNETICS - Kim B. Doering, Vice President, Space Division
ASTROBOTICS - invited
Discussion and Questions

Wrap-up - Carole Rickard Hedden