Preliminary Agenda

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MONDAY - OCTOBER 18, 2021

Aviation Week Network's 64th Annual Laureate Awards will be in conjunction with DefenseChain, and held on the evening of Monday, October 18, 2021 (Separate registration required). For details about the event, please visit laureates.aviationweek.com.


6:00-6:45 pm 
Cocktails, Salon III Foyer

7:00-8:45 
Aviation Week Network's 64th Annual Laureate Awards
Dinner and Presentation, Salon III

8:45-9:45 
Dessert and Networking

 



TUESDAY - OCTOBER 19, 2021

7:00-8:00 am 
Registration, Salon III Foyer, Sponsored by Raytheon Intelligence & Space 
Breakfast, Salon I, sponsored by Alderman & Company  

8:00-8:15 
Welcome Address, Salon III 
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Conferences, Aviation Week Network 
Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network 

8:15-8:45  
Opening Address - CEO Keynote 
Moderated by Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network
COLLINS AEROSPACE - Stephen J. Timm, President 

8:45-9:45  
PANEL: 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 ATLANTIC COUNCIL - Steven Grundman, Principal & Senior Fellow 
RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS - Pierre Chao, Founding Partner  

9:45-10:15
Coffee & Tea Break, sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software 

10:15-10:45 
INSIDE NASA'S ARTEMIS PROGRAM 
NASA - Thomas Whitmeyer, Deputy Associate Administrator - Exploration System Development 

10:45-11:30 
DISCUSSION PANEL: PENTAGON AQUISITION IN THE NEW ADMININSTRATION  
Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space & Washington Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network 
Officials Invited
  

11:30-12:15 pm 
DISCUSSION PANEL: PARSING THE BUDGETS FOR OPPORTUNITY 
Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space and Washington Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network 
AVIATION WEEK INTELLIGENCE & DATA SYSEMS - Craig Caffrey, Senior Aerospace Industry Analyst, Forecast & MRO 
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC BUDGETARY ASSESSMENT - Travis Sharp, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Defense Budget Studies  
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (CSIS) - Todd Harrison, Director, Aerospace Security Project & Director, Defense Budget Analysis & Senior Fellow 

12:15-1:30  
Lunch, Salon I, sponsored by Raytheon Intelligence & Space 

1:30-2:15 
DISCUSSION PANEL: CRITICAL SUPPLY CHAIN 
Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space and Washington Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network  
Speakers invited  

2:15-3:00  
DISCUSSION PANEL: BUILDING THE DIGITAL TWIN  
Moderated by Barry Chapman, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, Federal and Marine Industries, Siemens Digital Industries Software  
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR AVIATION RESEARCH - John S. Tomblin, Ph.D., Executive Director  
U.S. AIR FORCE - Richard Welch, B-1 Structurals Technology Expert  

3:00-3:30 
Afternoon Tea Break, sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software 

3:30-4:00
KEYNOTE: DEFENSE AND SPACE CHALLENGES 
Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor-Defense and Space, Aviation Week Network 
HONEYWELL - Ricky L. Freeman, President, Defense & Space

4:00-5:00  
DISCUSSION PANEL: SUPPLIER PRESSURE   
Moderated by Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity  
ALDERMAN & COMPANY - William H. Alderman, President 
ASTRONAUTICS CORPORATION OF AMERICA - Chad Cundiff, President  
BAE SYSTEMS - Lisa Aucoin, Vice President, F-35 Solutions, Electronic Systems
CONWAY MACKENZIE - PART OF RIVERON - David A. Nolletti, A&D Practice Lead  

5:00-5:45 
DISCUSSION PANEL: MITIGATING PARTS OBSOLESCENCE   
Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space and Washington Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network  
CTG (Crestwood Technology Group) - Col Rick Bowyer (Retired), Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Development 
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND - Dr. Peter Sandborn, Director, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute

5:45-6:00
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Conferences, Aviation Week Network 
Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network

6:00-7:30 
Cocktail Reception, Old Dominion, 4th Floor, sponsored by CTG (Crestwood Technologies Group) 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 20, 2021

8:00-8:30 am 
Breakfast, Old Dominion, 4th Floor, sponsored by Alderman & Company 

8:30-8:45  
Welcome Address, Salon III  
Carole Rickard Hedden, Executive Editor, Custom Content/Program Excellence, Aviation Week Network
Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space & Washington Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network

8:45-9:15 
KEYNOTE - MEETING CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS IN A DIGITAL WORLD 
Moderated by Carole Rickard Hedden, Executive Editor, Custom Content/Program Excellence, Aviation Week Network
RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES - Wes Kremer, President, Raytheon Missiles & Defense 

9:15-9:45 
FUTURE OF U.S. AIR FORCE 
Speaker invited  

9:45-10:15 
Presentation topic to be announced  

10:15-11:15 
DISCUSSION PANEL: INNOVATION STRATEGY USING TECHNOLOGY CURVES 
Moderated by Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network 
COLLINS AEROSPACE - John W. Borghese, Executive Director, Advanced Technology, Mission Systems 
BOEING DEFENSE, SPACE & SECURITY - Steve Nordlund, Vice President & General Manager, Phantom Works 
PWC - William J. Lay, Principal 

11:15-12:00 pm 
DISCUSSION PANEL: USING OPEN SYSTEMS TO CREATE A NEW PROGRAM ENVIRONMENT 
Moderated by Steve Trimble, Senior Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network 
U.S. AIR FORCE - 1LT Calder Kempema, KRADOS Portfolio Engineer Lead 
U.S. AIR FORCE - Colton Fairley, KRADOS Portfolio Engineer Lead  

12:15-2:00  
Lunch, ENTYSE Bistro & Old Dominion, sponsored by Raytheon Intelligence & Space 

2:15-3:00  
DISRUPTIVE PROGRAM LEADERSHIP 
Moderator (Chair of Program Excellence – To be announced in September)

6:30-7:15 
Program Excellence Cocktail Reception, Salon lI and III Foyer, sponsored by CTG (Crestwood Technologies Group)

7:15-9:30
Program Excellence Awards Banquet, Salon III, sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software