Preliminary Agenda

In 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 2019 Aviation Week DefenseChain Conference contact Joanna Speed or call +1-424-465-6501.

 

The preliminary agenda for the 2019 DefenseChain Conference will be available in July. In the meantime, please refer to the agenda for the event held in 2018.

Day 1: Tuesday October 23, 2018

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast, Salon II   

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

1:15-1:30
Program Outlook
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL
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) - Mark F. Cancian, Senior Adviser, International Security Program 
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
Preview of International Opportunities: A Data-based Scenario Outlook on International Defense Sale Demand and Opportunities
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
Mike Cadenazzi, Associate Partner

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

Carole Rickard Hedden, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

SAMFORD GLOBAL STRATEGIES
Kenneth J. Krieg, Founder & Principal

RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Frank Kendall, Executive in Residence

 



DAY 2: Wednesday October 24, 2018

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

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, Salon I Foyer, 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
THE BOEING CO. - Travis Sullivan, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
DEFENSE INNOVATION UNIT - Mike Madsen, Director, Strategic Engagement
LOCKHEED MARTIN - Daniel G. Rice, Vice President, Global Research and Development

10:45-12:00 PM
PANEL: PROGRAM BREAKTHROUGHS: APPLYING AGILE TO DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
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
NORTHROP GRUMMAN - Joshua Sagucio, Program Manager GAP-CIE
RAYTHEON - Anthony Bush, Director, Common Ground System, Joint Polar Satellite System
ROCKWELL COLLINS - Nicholas Paxton, Manager, Displays Engineering, KC-390 Cargo Handling System 

12:00-1:00
Lunch, Salon ll

1:00-1:45
PANEL: IT’S A MOSAIC FUTURE
Moderated by Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network
DARPA - Dr. Timothy Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office

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

2:00-3:00
PANEL: PROGRAM BREAKTHROUGHS: DEEP DIVE - LESSONS IN TEAMING, LEADERSHIP AND PROGRAM EXECUTION
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.

Moderated by Catherine Meyn, Corporate Director, Programs, Northrop Grumman
BOEING - Jason Brandstetter, Program Manager, Advanced Display Core Processor II
HONEYWELL AEROSPACE - Jeffrey Carabajal, Senior Customer Business Manager
U.S. AIR FORCE - Martin T. Kendrick, Chief, F-15 Avionics Programs 

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

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