Preliminary Agenda

For 2018, we redeveloped the 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 more information about the 2018 Aviation Week DefenseChain Conference contact Joanna Speed or call +1-424-465-6501.

 

Day 1: Tuesday October 23

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast, Salon II, sponsorship available   

9:00-9:15
Welcome Address, Salon I
AVIATION WEEK NETWORK
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Conferences
Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager

9:15-10:00
Opening Address
RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Jeff Roncka, Senior Partner

10:00-10:45
Keynote Address
L3 TECHNOLOGIES
Todd W. Gautier, Senior Vice President & President – Electronic Systems

10:45-11:15
Coffee & Tea Break - Salon I Foyer, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software

11:15-12:15 PM
PANEL: THE FOUR HORSEMEN - OUTLOOK AND TRENDS WITHIN THE A&D INDUSTRY
Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network
CAPITAL ALPHA PARTNERS - Byron K. Callan, Managing Director
GRUNDMAN ADVISORY & ATLANTIC COUNCIL - Steven Grundman, Principal & Senior Fellow
THE MCLEAN GROUP - R. John Stack, Managing Director & Aerospace Practice Leader
RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS - Pierre Chao, Founding Partner
Discussion and Questions

12:15-1:15
Lunch, Salon II, sponsorship available

1:15-1:30
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL
Program Outlook
Raymond Jaworowski, Senior Analyst, Military & Commercial Aircraft, Rotorcraft, and Stuart Slade, Senior Analyst, Warships, Industrial & Marine Turbines

1:30-2:30
PANEL: DEFENSE BUDGET
Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Managing Editor, Defense, Space & Security, Aviation Week Network        
AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (AIA) - John Luddy, Vice President, National Security Policy
BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE - George Ferguson, Senior Analyst, A&D and Airlines
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (CSIS) - Todd Harrison, Director, Aerospace Security Project & Director, Defense Budget Analysis
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL - Raymond Jaworowski, Senior Analyst, Military & Commercial Aircraft, Rotorcraft, and Stuart Slade, Senior Analyst, Warships, Industrial & Marine Turbines
Discussion and Questions

2:30-2:45
Refresher Break, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software

2:45-3:30
PANEL: SUPPLIER PRESSURE
Moderated by Kenneth Herbert, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity
ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA - Raanan I. Horowitz, President & CEO
KRATOS DEFENSE & SECURITY SOLUTIONS - Eric M. DeMarco, President & CEO
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS - Krisstie Kondrotis, Senior Vice President, Defense Programs & Business Development
Discussion and Questions

3:30-4:00
Refresher Break, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software

4:00-4:45
PANEL: INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE OPPORTUNITIES
Moderated by Byron Callan, Managing Director, Capital Alpha Partners
Panelists to be confirmed


6:30-8:00
VIP Cocktail Reception, Old Dominion, 4th Floor, sponsorship available

SAMFORD GLOBAL STRATEGIES
Kenneth J. Krieg, Founder & Principal

RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Frank Kendall, Executive in Residence

 



DAY 2: Wednesday October 24

8:00-8:30 AM
Breakfast, Salon II, sponsorship available

8:30-8:45
Welcome Address, Salon I
AVIATION WEEK NETWORK
Jennifer DiMascio, Managing Editor-Defense and Washington Bureau Chief

8:45-9:30
Keynote Address: Solving the Software Situation
The challenge for programs is to develop software at the "speed of app" — but the issue is how to buy software as it is being developed.

OFFICE OF UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION AND LOGISTICS
Dr. Jeff Boleng, Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics and Head of Software Acquisition Task Force

9:30-10:00
Coffee & Tea Break, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software

10:00-10:45
PANEL DISCUSSION: REINVENTING INNOVATION
With myriad challenges facing them, aerospace and defense companies are rereformulating how they approach innovation at all stages — pursuit of new business, technologies and systems required for programs, and futuristic research that may be developed internally or come in the form of investment. Technology leaders explain how and why this new approach will speed much-needed solutions into the hands of the people who need them.

Moderated by Graham Warwick, Managing Editor-Technology, Aviation Week Network
Travis Sullivan, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, The Boeing Co.
Daniel G. Rice, Vice President, Global Research and Development, Lockheed Martin

10:45-12:00 PM
PANEL: PROGRAM BREAKTHROUGHS: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT VELOCITY - SPEED IT UP
Among the challenges from A&D customers is how to move new technologies and products into the hands of users faster.

Moderated by Barry Chapman, Vice President, A&D Industry, Siemens PLM Software
Panelists will be selected as part of the Program Excellence Awards process and announced September 5.


12:00-1:00
Lunch, Salon ll, sponsorship available

1:00-1:45
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Pentagon Lays Out Priorities. Challenges for Program Leaders
Speaker to be confirmed

1:45-2:00
Refresher Break, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software

2:00-3:00
PANEL: PROGRAM BREAKTHROUGHS: DISRUPTING A&D MANUFACTURING
Normally, innovation focuses on R&D initiatives, but with the pressure on to break the learning curve, innovation is required to make manufacturing more efficient, of higher precision, and using data that ties the program from start to finish.

Panelists will be selected as part of the Program Excellence Awards process and announced September 5.

6:30-7:15
Program Excellence Cocktail Reception, Salon l and ll Foyer, sponsorship available

7:15-9:30
Program Excellence Awards Banquet, Salon l