Your Connected Future

April 11 & 12, 2019 • Marriott at City Center, Newport News VA
Your Connected Future is an annual, two-day event focused on our connected world, the ever-changing technology climate, and how to navigate through the digital storm. Join keynote speakers Brian Ball, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and Daniel Dumbacher, Executive Director of AIAA, along with other special guest speakers and moderated panels as they provide insights on topics such as how to overcome technology adoption challenges, measure innovation, bridge the gap between R&D and new technology success, enhance STEM diversity and inclusion, and much more.
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  • 11 April
  • 12 April

Welcome and Opening Remarks

08:00 AM 08:15 AM

Dr. David Bowles

Richard Wineman

Opportunities in Virginia's Connected Future

08:15 AM 09:15 AM

The Honorable Brian Ball

What Makes Technology "Smart"

09:15 AM 09:45 AM

David Ihrie

Break

09:45 AM 10:00 AM

SMART Technology Moderated Panel Discussion

10:00 AM 11:15 AM

Lilianna Fernandez

Jeff Johnson

Reuben Maher

Dr. Monica Tremblay

Jeremy Yagle

Networking Break

11:15 AM 11:45 AM

Break

11:45 AM 12:00 PM

What if We Showed You? The Power of Connected Digital Disruption

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Heather Wishart-Smith

Networking Break

01:00 PM 01:30 PM

Elements of SMART Infrastructure

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

Steven Enck

Natasha Luthra

Lynn McDaniel

Dr. Avinash Patwardhan

Steven Velotas

Break

02:30 PM 02:45 PM

SMART Infrastructure Moderated Panel Discussion

02:45 PM 04:00 PM

Steven Enck

Natasha Luthra

Lynn McDaniel

Dr. Avinash Patwardhan

Steven Velotas

Closing Remarks

04:00 PM 04:15 PM

Dr. Lisa Monaco

Reception

04:15 PM 06:00 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

08:00 AM 08:15 AM

Dr. Lisa Monaco

Embracing the Future

08:15 AM 09:15 AM

Daniel Dumbacher

SMART Vehicles: Today and Tomorrow

09:15 AM 10:30 AM

Dr. Timothy Coats

Dr. Max  DePiro

William Fredericks

Michael Fry

David Woessner

Break

10:30 AM 10:45 AM

SMART Vehicles Moderated Panel Discussion

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

Dr. Timothy Coats

Dr. Max  DePiro

William Fredericks

Michael Fry

David Woessner

Break

11:45 AM 12:00 PM

Unmanned Systems Initiatives in Virginia

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Jon Greene

Tracy Tynan

Networking Break

01:00 PM 01:30 PM

Examining the Required Ecosystem for Technology Driven Economic Development in Hampton Roads

01:30 PM 01:55 PM

Dr. Steven Dunn

SMART Resources Moderated Roundtable Discussions

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

Chris Carter

Jerry Cronin

Daniel Hunter

Marla Schuchman

Tracy Tynan

Mike "Yaz" Yaskowsky

Break

03:30 PM 03:45 PM

Roundtable Overview and Next Steps

03:45 PM 04:15 PM

Dr. Steven Dunn

Closing Remarks

04:15 PM 04:30 PM

Richard Wineman

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Featured Guests

Dr. David Bowles

LaRC Center Director
NASA Langley Research Center
DR. DAVID E. BOWLES is the Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. NASA Langley, founded in 1917, is the nation’s first civilian aeronautical research facility and NASA’s oldest field center. Dr. Bowles served as the Deputy Director of NASA Langley from November 2013 to February 2015.

When he served as the Associate Director, Dr. Bowles was the Center Director's chief operating officer and senior adviser on institutional administration, and manages day-today operations with a focus on meeting the Center’s commitments.

Dr. Bowles served as director of Langley’s Exploration and Space Operations Directorate from 2007 until being selected as Associate Director in March of 2012. In this position he had overall management responsibility to identify opportunities, define implementation strategies, and deliver on mission commitments in support of the needs of NASA’s Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate, and the Office of Chief Technologist's Space Technology Program.

Prior to serving as Langley’s Director of Exploration and Space Operations, Dr. Bowles had spent 11 years involved with program and project management for both aeronautics and space related activities at the Center, including serving as Manager for the Airframe Structures Integrity and Composites elements of NASA’s Advanced Subsonic Technology Program, and as the Vehicle Systems Research & Technology Project Manager of NASA’s Next Generation Launch Technology Program.

A NASA Langley employee for 35 years, Dr. Bowles began his career conducting research in the area of advanced materials for use on aerospace vehicles. His field of specialization was the response of composite materials in the space environment, and he has published numerous research papers concerning the effects of materials degradation on structural and thermal properties.

Dr. Bowles earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1978, 1980 and 1990, respectively. The recipient of numerous awards, He’s received NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2005. He lives in Suffolk, Va., with his wife Michele
and they have three children.

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Dr. Lisa Monaco

Vice-President and Deputy General Manager
Jacobs
Dr. LISA MONACO is currently Vice President and Deputy General Manager at the Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group (JTOG) in Hampton, VA. In this role, she supports Jacobs customers including NASA’s Langley Research Center, Center Operations Directorate.

Lisa has supported the space industry since the beginning of her professional career and earned her PhD in Materials Science as a NASA Fellowship recipient. She has served as a Project Scientist, a Principal Investigator, an external reviewer for NASA HQ Science Mission Directorate. In addition, Lisa helped lead and manage the 1000+ workforce for Jacobs in support of their Marshall Space Flight Center contract in Huntsville, AL for the last 20 years.

Lisa in active in the community and with the Huntsville, Madison County Chamber of Commerce through their Leadership Program, as well as represented the National Space Club – Huntsville chapter as both the Chairperson and as the Programs Chair for over four years.She is currently a board member for both the National Space Club and Foundation, Washington DC, and the Virginia Aerospace Business Association (VASBA). Lisa was recently inducted into the AIAA Associate Fellows Class of 2019.

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Richard Wineman

Vice-President and General Manager
Jacobs
RICHARD WINEMAN is Vice President and General Manager of Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group (JTOG) where he provides executive contract oversight and direction on the Center Maintenance, Operations and Engineering (CMOE) contract which provides research operations, maintenance, engineering, and IDIQ project services to NASA Langley Research Center in support of world-class aerospace research. Additional responsibilities include providing contract oversight and management for several small commercial services contracts.

Prior to this role, he led Jacobs facility engineering work at LaRC for over three decades; first as Director responsible for all design and construction then as JTOG Deputy General Manager. Rick received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University in 1992. He is the 2016 recipient of NASA’s Outstanding Public Leadership Medal. Rick is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) as recognized by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

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The Honorable Brian Ball

Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Commonwealth of Virginia
BRIAN BALL was appointed Secretary of Commerce and Trade in April of 2018. He previously served in the Northam Administration as Special Advisor for Economic Development and Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade.

Prior to joining the Northam Administration, Brian was an attorney at Williams Mullen where he concentrated his practice in mergers and acquisitions, securities laws and corporate governance matters. Brian served as a trusted advisor to senior management, boards of directors and audit and special board committees handling such matters as internal investigations and activist shareholders. He also regularly represented clients before state and federal administrative agencies and the Virginia General Assembly. Brian served on the firm’s board of directors and as its General Counsel.

Brian graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia and California. He served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California from 1981 to 1982.

Brian and his wife Jennifer, formerly of Waynesboro, reside in Richmond. They have two children.

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Daniel Dumbacher

Executive Director
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DANIEL (Dan) DUMBACHER is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Before joining the AIAA staff in January 2018, Dumbacher was a Professor of Engineering Practice in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, where he taught courses in systems thinking, systems engineering, and space policy.

Prior to Purdue, Dumbacher served as the Deputy Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Development Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. In that capacity, he provided leadership and management as the Program Director for Exploration Systems Development, which included: the Space Launch System, Orion, and Ground Systems Development and Operations development and integration efforts. He led a national team of over 5,000, spanning all NASA centers and industry, and was responsible for a $3 billion annual budget.

During his career, he has received numerous awards and honors including the coveted Silver Snoopy Award and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. In 2015, Purdue recognized him with the Gustafson Teaching Award.

Dumbacher earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has also completed the Senior Managers in Government program at Harvard University.

Dumbacher is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He and his wife Lee have three grown children.

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Heather Wishart-Smith

Vice President, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Advanced Facilities
JACOBS
HEATHER WISHART-SMITH, P.E., PMP, LEED AP BD+C is the Vice President, Innovation and Jacobs Connected Enterprise (JCE), for Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities, a $8B, 35,000 person global business.JCE is Jacobs’ strategy to evolve into a digital professional services company delivering technology-forward solutions that seamlessly integrate enabling technology with domain knowledge and expertise.Prior to this role, Ms. Wishart-Smith led the Buildings & Infrastructure Mid-Atlantic region, a $150M business including design, consulting, and program management/construction management projects in the rail, highway, transit, Federal, corporate/commercial, science & technology, and related markets.Other notable roles include Federal Department of Defense Market Sector Leader, Sales Executive, and Principal of multiple large, full-service programs for the Army, Navy, and Air Force worldwide.

Ms. Wishart-Smith joined Jacobs through the acquisition of Carter & Burgess, where she was the Area Manager of the 70-person Washington, DC office.She started her civilian career as a Project Manager then Deputy Managing Director with Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR).A former Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, Ms. Wishart-Smith served at the Presidential Retreat, Camp David, among other duty stations.She has published and presented articles on several leadership, architectural, engineering, construction topics in the military and transportation sectors.

Ms. Wishart-Smith holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.Awards include the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award (2018); Eno Center for Transportation “Top 10 Women to Watch in Transportation” (2016); University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate (2013); and ENR “Top 20 Under 40” Mid-Atlantic (2013).Ms. Wishart-Smith is a Fellow of SAME who is currently one of two national Vice Presidents, and has held numerous leadership positions in the Society that include member, National Board of Direction; Vice Chair for Mentoring of the Academy of Fellows; and has been a member of the board of the Northern Virginia Post for over eleven years.She is also a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Jon Greene

Associate Director, Strategic Planning and Development
Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
JON GREENE joined Virginia Tech in September 2009 after a 28 year Navy career. While on active duty he served as Commanding Officer of USS MCINERNEY; Reactor Officer in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT; COMNAVSURFLANT N6; and most recently, as Commanding Officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dam Neck.

Jon joined Virginia Tech as a Program Manager for the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), and now serves as ICTAS Associate Director for Strategic Development; he also has positions as the National Security Research Solution Space Leader and the Technical Director of the Center for Naval Systems. He was the founding executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Virginia Tech’s FAA sponsored UAS Test Site. Jon focuses on assisting faculty members to develop research opportunities, building interdisciplinary research teams, developing the business practices that permit the university to successfully execute contract research and serving as the “impedance matching network” between DoD and the university culture.

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Tracy Tynan

Director for the Virginia Unmanned Systems Center
Center for Innovative Technology
TRACY TYNAN is the Director for the Virginia Unmanned Systems Center at CIT with the goal of growing unmanned systems economic activity and benefit in the Commonwealth. She had been a consistent producer within Virginia’s economic development community for over 15 years. Her initial position was as an International Project Manager at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, where she focused on the rapidly developing investments coming from Japan and other Asian countries. She then joined the regional team at The Greater Richmond Partnership and served as a Vice President for Business Investment. In that capacity she worked to promote the City of Richmond, Hanover, Henrico and Chesterfield counties. Returning to VEDP in 2011, Ms. Tynan worked highly visible corporate headquarters relocation and expansion projects while also pursuing opportunities for growth within the aerospace and unmanned systems sectors. She forged numerous strategic relationships within the aero community and gained first hand understanding of the issues and challenges of growing this important industry in Virginia.

Prior to her economic development experience, Ms. Tynan held several positions within commercial airlines. She was hired by Japan’s All Nippon Airways after their inaugural USA flight service from Tokyo to Washington DC, as their Senior Sales and Marketing Manager. Her background also includes more entrepreneurial experience as she was part of the start-up teams at People Express, Presidential and Jet Aspen airlines.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Tracy earned her B.S. in Education while being the University’s top competitive diver and record holder on the Swimming and Diving Team. She was also a professional ski instructor in Colorado prior to meeting her husband Joe Croce and settling in Midlothian Virginia.

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David Ihrie

Chief Technology Officer
Center for Innovative Technology
Mr. DAVID IHRIE has over 35 years industry experience as a direct innovator in the fields of satellite and terrestrial communication, computing, and information science, and has been a principal in seven startup companies. In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Mr. Ihrie has helped build four national scale business accelerators for the Intelligence Community, for DHS, and in the areas of cybersecurity and smart cities. Currently he is leading Virginia's Smart Communities initiatives, and along with CIT Broadband is helping bring this new generation of capability to all Virginians.

Mr. Ihrie has a Master of Science degree in Business from MIT, specializing in the Management of Technological Innovation, and a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.

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Dr. Steven Dunn

JACOBS
Dr. STEVEN DUNN works for Jacobs at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia. He started there in 2004 as Director of Research Facility Operations, moved to a Chief Engineer role from 2008 to 2014, and is now an Engineering Specialist. Before that he worked for Jacobs at Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee (continuous since 1979) in various roles, including test engineer (air breathing propulsion ground testing), project/program manager for ground test facility infrastructure and test capability efforts, wind tunnel business manager, and manager of wind tunnel test projects.

Dr. Dunn is an Associate Fellow in the AIAA, recent past Chair of the AIAA Ground Test Technical Committee, and current member of the AIAA Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Dunn has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Michael Fry

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
QinetiQ North America
MICHAEL "Mike" FRY is Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Maritime Systems at QinetiQ North America. Mike is responsible for developing maritime systems strategies for the company along with the business development functions and customer relations.

Joining QinetiQ North America in January 2018, he has over 34 years’ experience in submarine design, construction, and repair; design and build of manned and unmanned submersibles; specialized maritime mission systems; and maritime business development functions.

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Natasha Luthra

JACOBS
NATASHA LUTHRA is the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Director of Emerging Technologies at the Platform Technology group at Jacobs. Currently, she runs an Incubator and Emerging Ideas Innovation program which is focused on incubating transformational ideas, technologies, and tools in parallel to cultivating and validating emerging ideas based on client needs as well as the Jacobs strategic mission, to advance the practice through innovative processes.

Natasha has spoken about technology, innovation and architecture at conferences such as the Leadership Forum at Autodesk University, BILT NA, BILT Asia, BIMForum and the AIA National Convention. She has been featured in and written articles for the Architect Magazine, YAF Connection and AUGI World.

Natasha is also the 2018 Chair for Technology in Architectural Practice, the AIA knowledge community focused on the intersection of technology and architecture. In this capacity, she hosted the most recent Building Connections Congress in Washington DC, a conference that looked at the themes of the future of design in the age of AI and Machine Learning.

While she trained as an architect, she has found that her true impetus is to be the tip of the spear as it related to technology in design.

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Reuben Maher

Principal, Jacobs Connected Enterprise (JCE)
JACOBS
REUBEN MAHER brings over 20 years of experience providing visionary, strategic C-level direction to government and commercial clients. He is the Principal and Data Analytics Lead for the Jacobs Connected Enterprise digital strategy team across the Aerospace, Technology, and Nuclear (ATN) line of business. Rueben is also leading Jacobs' enterprise-wide BlueSpark Predictive Analytics initiative to stand up a global Innovation Hub incorporating leading edge artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to facilitate rapid idea generation and agile solutioning. He is both an innovator and data strategist, as well as an evangelist for smart data sharing while maintaining strong cybersecurity controls.

Reuben collaborates with clients to approach data as one of their most valuable corporate assets and thus analyze and derive insights from their data to inform business strategy and realize actual value with confidence that their data is secure. At his previous company (Blue Canopy), Mr. Maher served as Managing Partner responsible for solutions development, sales leadership, and line of business P&L. In this capacity, he was awarded the Chairman’s Award twice (2007 and 2011) for exemplary leadership and innovation across the firm.

Reuben authored the Earned Value Management (EVM) Readiness Guide and has been a featured speaker at the Project Management Institute (PMI) College of Performance Management’s EVM World conferences. He holds an MBA from American University as well as PMP, ITIL, and AWS Business Professional certifications.

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Dr. Timothy Coats

Manager, USV & Controls Engineering
NSWC Carderock, Combatant Craft Division
Dr. TIMOTHY COATS is the Branch Head for NSWC Carderock Combatant Craft Division's Unmanned Surface Vehicle and Controls Engineering Branch. Dr. Coats served NASA Langley Research Center as a NRC Post Doc, then worked various Navy-related efforts with Materials Sciences Corporation and Northrop Grumman before joining the Combatant Craft Division in 2003.

As R&D Director from 2008 to 2018, he focused on identifying emerging maritime technologies, served as the lead for the Carderock Human Research Protection Program, participated on the warfare center’s Innovation Advisory and Science and Technology Councils, chaired the ABCD Working Group on Human Performance at Sea, and was the co-founder and principal author of the Craft Motion Mechanics and Wave Slam Phenomenology program at Combatant Craft.

Recently, Dr. Coats has been focusing on enabling technologies and
collaborative opportunities for the development and advancement of
autonomous unmanned surface vehicles, and is Carderock’s USV POC for the Warfare Center Enterprise’s Unmanned Vehicle and Autonomous Systems Working Group. Dr. Coats’ current role at the Combatant Craft Division involves leading a multidisciplinary team uniquely qualified for unmanned systems research and development, integration of unmanned system capability into manned and unmanned craft, and leading collaborations across the Naval Research & Development Enterprise with government, industry, and academia.

Dr. Coats received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Old Dominion University in 1996.

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Dr. Max DePiro

Founder & CEO
Casper Drones LLC
MAX DePIRO has a unique perspective on the world stemming from his technical background, and passion for using economics as an engine for innovation. In 2016 he founded a company Casper Drones, LLC. to make drones friendly for people. A huge problem with the proliferation of drones is the increasing risk they present to people’s safety and comfort. In the modern world, every company needs to find its unique competitive advantage; and, when deployed effectively, drones can provide significant improvements in business efficiency.

Prior to founding his company, Max was a hypersonics systems engineer at NASA Langley Research Center. He led research efforts to understand fuel injection, mixing, and combustion in supersonic airflows to power scramjet engines. While full-time at NASA, he also completed his PhD. from the University of Virginia in the same field. In addition, Max also holds a MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UVa, and a BSME from the University at Buffalo.

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Steven Enck

Consulting Manager
SAS Institute
STEVEN ENCK is a consulting manager at SAS with more than 20 years of analytical experience in a variety of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals to education to healthcare to IoT. He prides himself on using the latest technology to solve complex problems, holds one approved patent, and is awaiting approval of a second. He has led the development and implementation of the SmartCampus solution at SAS, which allows clients to monitor, analyze, and alert on data in real-time from switchboards and HVAC system components. Piloted on the SAS Campus, this solution is now being rolled out to external clients. Steve was recognized by SAS as a CEO Award
recipient in 2018 for his contributions to the company.

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Lilianna Fernandez

IIoT Business Development Executive
SAS Institute
LILIANNA FERNANDEZ is part of the SAS Industrial Internet of Things division, where she enables the digital transformation through innovative technology applications. In collaboration with experienced cloud technologists and facility domain experts, she supports the implementation and maintenance of a customer application of the SAS Smart Campus. This equips customers to apply the same analytics to their facilities and drive operational cost reduction.

From data aggregation all the way to analytic deployment, Lilianna understands the need for collaboration amongst key partners to structure a maintainable and repeatable IoT strategy. Lilianna’s expertise on analytics for IIoT applications aids in identifying strategic partnerships that optimize Smart Technology.

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William Fredericks

Founder & CEO
Advanced Aircraft Company
WILLIAM "Bill" FREDERICKS graduated from Purdue University in 2006 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He began working at NASA Langley Research Center as a co-op student. His most notable project at NASA was the Greased Lightning UAS project, where he performed the conceptual design of the aircraft and lead the project thru its flight testing phase.

Bill is also a former artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 with a rocket artillery battery (HIMARS).

Bill founded Advanced Aircraft Company to design and manufacture long endurance VTOL UAS.

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Jeff Johnson

Tech Center Director
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
JEFF JOHNSON is the Director of the Tech Center Research Park located in Newport News, VA. Jeff began spearheading the Tech Center project in 2014 and currently leads development and innovation, actively seeking out companies and entrepreneurs who are focused on commercializing discovery and growing businesses that matter.

And who better to understand what entrepreneurs need than an entrepreneur himself? In 2009, Jeff founded his own consulting company, Averitas, to help small and medium-sized businesses profitably grow both nationally and internationally. Prior to that, he was Founding CEO and Executive Director of an innovative healthcare-based workforce training program for adults and an arts-based education program for high school students in Cleveland, Ohio. Jeff has more than 20 years of corporate experience and has held director and senior-level executive leadership positions with profit and loss responsibilities at global industry-leading companies.

As a certified Six Sigma Champion Trainer, Jeff also holds an Executive M.B.A. from Tulane University and a B.A. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech. 

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Lynn McDaniel

Consultant
Center for Innovative Technology
With twenty plus years’ experience as a consultant and business executive, LYNN McDANIEL has broad and deep expertise in management, design thinking, data analytics, security, technology, strategic and tactical planning, governance strategies, organizational structure, and strategy development. Her experience in innovation includes leadership in functionally universal broadband, smart infrastructure, and unmanned system solutions serving as a service advisory for industry clients, business accelerators, government entities, and academia.

Lynn served as a former Board Chair and a fundraising committee chair for Girls on the Run of Great Richmond. During this time the working board added Heart and Sole middle school programming as well as an increased available scale for girls and scholarship recipients in Richmond community elementary schools. She serves on the Executive Board of Leadership Metro Richmond, the Finance committee and the strategic planning committee. She is a twelve-time Ironman finisher, marathoner, an avid reader, and world traveler.

Lynn earned her Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Auburn University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of West Alabama and graduated Cum Laude on an academic scholarship. She completed a Leadership Business Program at Virginia Commonwealth University and Leadership Quest offered by Leadership Metro Richmond.

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Dr. Avinash Patwardhan

Managing Director - Smart Cities
JACOBS
Dr. AVINASH "Avi" PATWARDHAN is Managing Director of Jacobs’ Smart Cities Practice. With over 30 years of problem-solving, systematic thinking, and delivering high quality results using best-in-class collaborative style, his background experience includes 50+ clients in North America and overseas—both in the public (local, state and federal) and private sectors.

Dr. Patwardhan’s passion is spotlighting how emerging technologies are impacting cities, utilities and organizations as they plan, build, and manage infrastructure assets. Using time-honored best practices and cutting-edge technologies from different business sectors and geographies around the globe, Dr. Patwardhan has spent his career helping dramatically improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people—from water resource allocation, sustainability planning, smart and connected place transformations, economic development, and real time asset management.

Dr. Patwardhan has published over 60 papers and holds two U.S. patents for Water Quality Trading & Method System for Evaluating Water Usage and was named a 2004 Recipient of the Young Engineers of the Year Award by the National Academy of Engineers. He is currently service as the Senior Consultant on six Smart City projects.

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Dr. Monica Tremblay

Professor of Business Analytics
William & Mary
Dr. MONICA CHIARINI TREMBLAY is an Associate Professor of Business at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Dr. Tremblay received her PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems and a Masters in Information Systems from the University of South Florida, and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida. Prior to joining William & Mary, Dr. Tremblay was the department chair of the Information Systems and Business Analytics Department at Florida International University School of Business. While at FIU she received the university wide Top Scholar award and several service and teaching awards.

Dr. Tremblay’s research is focused on data analytics and technology adoption and sustainability in the healthcare context. Some of her publications appear in Decision Sciences, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, and Communications of the AIS. She has been the principal and co-investigator on several federal, state and private grants in the area of Health Information Technology including:

  • "Evaluation of the State of Rhode Island HIE", Rhode Island Quality Institute
  • "Evaluation of the Florida Medicaid Reform Demonstration to Deter Fraud and Abuse", Agency for Healthcare Administration
  • "Use Case Stories As A Tool For Demonstrating Helpful Business Practices And Policies Of The Multi-State Implementation And Use Of Direct", RTI, as a subcontract for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, State Health Policy Consortium Project
  • "Evaluation of Outcomes Through the Use of Electronic Medical Passports at Our Kids", Health Foundation of South Florida
  • "Evaluation of the “Implementation of the Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the State of Florida", Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
  • "Stakeholder Distrust as a Barrier to Health Information Exchange (HIE) participation”, HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) of North Central Florida
  • "Using Knowledge Discovery Strategies to Identify Fall-related Injuries in the VA", Veterans Administration, Health Services Research and Development
  • "Using Text Mining to Differentiate Between PTSD and Mild TBI in OEF/OIF Veterans" Veterans Administration, Health Services Research and Development
  • "Consortium for Healthcare Informatics Research", Veterans Administration, Health Services Research and Development

Dr Tremblay served as a permanent member of the study session for the Health Information Technology section of Agency Healthcare Research Quality (National Institute of Health). She serves as the co-editor in chief of Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA), a senior editor Production and Operations Management Journal (POM), an associate editor Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ), an associate editor Health Systems and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). Dr. Tremblay is the President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Healthcare.

Prior to her academic career Dr. Tremblay worked as a systems analyst at Exxon Mobil. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

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Steven Velotas

Center Transformation Portfolio Manager
NASA Langley Research Center
Mr. STEVEN “Steve” VELOTAS is the Center Transformation Portfolio Manager at NASA Langley Research Center and has over 27 years of experience in the aviation domain as a leader, project manager, systems analyst, and Naval Flight Officer. As the LaRC Transformation Portfolio Manager he leads the planning, execution, and management of the center’s Transformation Implementation Plan, an enterprise approach to nurture our workforce culture and modernize our environment to enhance connection of technology partners to mission challenges; to advance the maturation, application and integration of promising discoveries to create system-level breakthroughs; and to accelerate infusion of solutions into NASA’s missions and America’s markets.

Previous to the Transformation Portfolio Manager position, Steve served as the Associate Director for Intelligent Flight Systems (IFS) in the Research Directorate, where he led the formulation, advocacy, implementation, and execution of Intelligent Flight System (IFS) budget, workforce, and infrastructure strategy and co-led IFS vision, partnership, and RDT&E strategy. IFS includes skills and research and development across areas such as controls, flight dynamics, autonomous systems, human-automation integration, aviation and airspace operations, safety assurance, and electromagnetics and sensor fusion.

With NASA Langley, Steve has also served as both the Branch Head and Assistant Branch Head for the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch (CSAOB), and as the Deputy Project Manager for LaRC for the Concepts and Technology Demonstration (CTD) and Systems Analysis, Integration, and Evaluation (SAIE) Projects for the Airspace Systems Program.

Before joining NASA, Steve was the Vice President of Operations for AeroTech Research Inc., where he guided research and development in turbulence and weather mitigation systems for aircraft. Steve has also led evaluations of systems engineering projects in communications, command and control, and information technology for the United States Joint Forces Command’s Joint Battle Center; and served for 10 years as a Naval Flight Officer (U.S. Navy) on E-2C Hawkeye command and control aircraft, including two squadron tours, a joint tour to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a tour as director of fleet information warfare support.

Steve earned an M.B.A. in Information Systems from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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David Woessner

Executive Vice President
Local Motors Industries Group Inc.
DAVID C. WOESSNER is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Regulatory Affairs for Local Motors Industries (the parent company of Local Motors and Launch Forth) and also serves as the General Manager of Local Motors in National Harbor, MD.

After finalizing the launch of an award-winning facility in 2016 and revealing the world's first self-driving, cognitive, low speed,electric shuttle, “Olli”, Woessner is now responsible for operations of the global sales and demonstration facility at National Harbor. He also represents Local Motors in the Northeast region of the United States. Woessner’s focus is demonstrating,piloting, and selling “Olli” in the Washington, D.C. region and beyond.

Woessner also leads global Corporate Development and Regulatory Affairs, where his focus is on global go to market approach, end to end customer value proposition and to inform public policy and regulation of self-driving vehicles and other innovative technologies relevant to LM Industries.

Woessner is a regularly sought-after advisor, board member and speaker. He currently serves on the Greater Washington Board of Trade’s Smart Cities Taskforce. Previously, Woessner served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Transportation Corporation.

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Jeremy Yagle

Data Science Team Technical Lead
NASA Langley Research Center
JEREMY YAGLE is the Technical Lead of the Data Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC), and the Assistant Head of the Information Management Branch within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. The LaRC Data Science Team supports a strategy of digital transformation at NASA, with the goal of developing long-term capabilities for data analysis and machine learning in aerospace domains. Over the past five years, their efforts have focused on developing pilots projects through a strategy of collaboration between scientists, engineers, mission support organizations, and external partners from universities and industry.

Before joining the team at LaRC, Jeremy worked at NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility to develop algorithms for the strategic assessment of new technologies, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(Pittsburgh District) in the Navigation Design Branch of the Engineering and Construction Division, as a CPS casework investigator, and served in the US Navy.

Jeremy holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Pennsylvania State University, and is a graduate of Naval Nuclear Power School.

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Chris Carter

Deputy Director
Virginia Space Grant Consortium
CHRIS CARTER is the Deputy Director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) where he oversees the Consortium’s comprehensive higher education, precollege, and outreach programs including VSGC’s scholarship and fellowship program and several internship programs. The VSGC receives seed funding from NASA to coordinate and develop STEM education, research, and workforce development programs statewide.

Chris currently serves as the PI on the Geospatial Technician Education – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (GeoTEd-UAS) project funded by the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. GeoTEd-UASis a statewide project with Virginia’s community colleges to develop UAS courses and academic pathways and provide faculty professional development.

Chris holds a B.S. in Management Science from Virginia Tech and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Prior to joining the VSGC, Carter served as Training Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at ETSU. He has also worked as a Workforce Training and Development Instructor with the Adult Education Department Virginia and as an adjunct faculty at several community colleges.

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Mike "Yaz" Yaskowsky

Business Development Manager
City of Hampton
MIKE “Yaz” YASKOWSKY is the Business Development Manager for the City of Hampton’s Department of Economic Development. He has been employed with the City since June 1996 and served as Interim Director in 2012. Mike is responsible for managing all economic development efforts for multiple strategic industries in Hampton: Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing and Homeland Defense. As a member of the Business Development Team, he is responsible for strategic development of Hampton’s current Existing Business Program assisting hundreds of businesses.

Mike received his Business Administration degree from Christopher Newport University in May, 1995, and is a 2003 graduate of the Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. He also received his CEcD (Certified Economic Developer) in October 2009.

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Daniel Hunter

Technical Director
Jacobs - National Security Solutions
Mr. DAN HUNTER is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of operations and technical experience and currently serves as the Technical Director for Jacobs-NSS. Dan joined Jacobs in 2017 in his original role as Director of Advanced Programs and Program Manager leading network operations, service delivery and procurement for an Intelligence Community (IC) client. Prior to his tenure at Jacobs, Dan led the analytics, cloud and data center practice for Cisco Federal's National Security Operation (NSO) covering the Intelligence Community and Department of State.

Prior to Cisco, Dan served as Vice President for Operations at Ascolta (an analytics-as-a-service and cybersecurity company) and as Senior Director of Business Development and Capture at the Intelligence Solutions Division (ISD) of General Dynamics IT (GDIT). Other positions Mr. Hunter has held include Director of Capture at Terremark Federal Group (acquired by Verizon) and Global Operations Manager at IMOBIX (a GSM wireless and mobile industry consultancy). He holds a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University.

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Marla Schuchman

Owner
Three Sheep Consulting
MARLA SCHUCHMAN has spent the last decade assisting startups and tech companies with customer development and go to market strategies. She is CEO and Co-founder of Momentum Enterprises, a childcare tech startup that provides flexible, demand-driven playcare anywhere parents need a moment. She also owns Three Sheep Consulting, a fractional CMO firm that works with early-stage entrepreneurs and their teams on everything from prototyping to pitching investors. Her diverse global experience includes ARX (acquired by Docusign), Wix, and Virginia Beach based 7 Cups (YCombinator S2013). A lover of world cuisine, Marla enjoys exploring local international food markets hiding in plain sight.

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Jerry Cronin

Director, TempO Program
ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
JERRY CRONIN’s background is applying creativity and systems thinking to solving business problems – particularly helping clients increase their bottom line or go after new markets. In approaching issues, he draws upon broad and diverse experience which spans commercial and government work in both domestic and international settings. As a child he mowed lawns, delivered newspapers, and created a business selling praying mantic egg cases. As a Coast Guard officer, he was instrumental in redesigning maritime law enforcement training. He participated in business start-ups related to environmental regulatory compliance. He developed and ran the commercial and civil government practice at a Fortune 500 center of excellence and was a corporate go-to solutions architect for main thrust ($50M+) business pursuits. He is experienced with reviewing technologies and helping develop the delivery and client engagement models that make them into something of value to the market.

The TempO Program is the general consulting arm of Old Dominion University’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. TempO helps innovative individuals, companies, and regions create high-growth scalable businesses, and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems. Utilizing individualized consulting, processes based upon lean startup methodologies and other best practices, TempO helps take opportunities from ideas to market valued solutions to business execution.
It’s three customer segments are: (1) entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs with ideas for high-growth, scalable businesses, (2) capital and industry investors looking for more opportunities with a higher probability of success, and (3) regional leaders and influencers looking to improve their economies through innovation & entrepreneurship.

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www.jacobs.com

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in proforma revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

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City of Hampton, VA

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Virginia AeroSpace Business Association

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IntellecTechs

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JCE Data Analytics Lab

Digital solutions for a connected world.
In an increasingly digitized world, industrial systems that were once analog, manual, and disconnected are now digital, smart, and connected. Cars, factories, ports, refineries, roads, office buildings, and even entire cities will be wired together in ways that will fundamentally change how people and systems interact.

Today, businesses across a broad range of industries and geographies have an opportunity to leverage the power of digitization to revolutionize their operations and realize a vision of a connected enterprise.

The Jacobs Connected Enterprise Data Analytics Lab (DAL), conveniently located in Hampton, VA, is one of five integrated labs across Jacobs that provides innovation capability and collaboration, as well as a platform for developing, testing, prototyping, and piloting of new technologies and capabilities.

The DAL includes an Integrated Operations Center suitable for customer demonstrations and client operations and serves as an innovation center for facility and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) solutions. Our lab offers innovative solutions for maximizing the availability and uptime of facilities and assets through data-driven decisions and predictive analytics. These capabilities include Analytics as a Service (AaaS), building management systems, and IIoT.

NASA LaRC Office of STEM Engagement

NASA’s journeys have propelled technological breakthroughs, pushed the frontiers of scientific research, and expanded our understanding of the universe. These accomplishments, and those to come, share a common genesis: education in science, technology, engineering, and math.

In NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement, we deliver tools for young Americans and educators to learn and succeed. We seek to:
  • Create unique opportunities for students and the public to contribute to NASA’s work in exploration and discovery.
  • Build a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging students in authentic learning experiences with NASA people, content, and facilities.
  • Strengthen public understanding by enabling powerful connections to NASA’s mission and work.

To achieve these goals, NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement strives to increase K-12 involvement in NASA projects, enhance higher education, support underrepresented communities, strengthen online education, and boost NASA's contribution to informal education. The intended outcome is a generation prepared to code, calculate, design, and discover its way to a new era of American innovation.

Office of Strategic Analysis, Communications & Business Development

At Langley Research Center, collaborations and partnerships are vital to our research in aeronautics, Earth science and space technology. Working together, we create new technologies and relationships that are mutually valuable in cutting research-and-development costs, expanding capabilities, accelerating solutions to technical challenges, and creating new products.

We are Langley's entry point for exploring partnership opportunities. We can help by matching skill sets with needs, developing requirements and facilitating the negotiation of agreements allowing use of NASA’s unique expertise, facilities, data and technologies. Come explore how you can partner with the NASA missions.

Verizon Wireless

Virginia AeroSpace Business Association (VASBA)

The Virginia AeroSpace Business Association (VASBA) is the premier statewide nonprofit trade association representing all aspects of the aerospace industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founding membership includes more than 25 companies, nonprofits, and individuals representing many facets of the industry with the intent to make VASBA an effective advocate for the aerospace industry before federal, state and local policy-makers. VASBA held events provide networking opportunities for participants with colleagues, industry leaders, and key policy makers. All manner of aerospace companies, research labs, academic institutions, individuals and professional service firms are welcome to participate.

VASBA and Aerospace States Association
VASBA became the VA Chapter of the Aerospace States Association (ASA) in 2017. ASA is the voice of aerospace for the states where government, industry and education come together.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is a coalition of five Virginia colleges and universities, NASA, state educational agencies, Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology and other institutions representing diverse aerospace interests.

VSGC acts as an umbrella organization, coordinating and developing aerospace-related and high technology educational and research efforts throughout the Commonwealth, and connecting Virginia’s effort to a national community of shared aerospace interests.

The VSGC leverages each dollar of NASA support with more than five dollars of state and other funding to offer a wide range of programs and activities in concert with NASA’s national Space Grant goals.

In 1987, a joint congressional study panel met to address a number of issues facing the aerospace industry and the Nation, among them a looming shortage of workers prepared for a high tech workforce and a decline in scholastic achievement, especially in the disciplines of math and science.

Congress was also concerned with building research infrastructure at our Nation’s institutions of higher education. Congress passed legislation in 1988 which established the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The Virginia Space Grant Consortium received its designation from NASA in 1989.

William & Mary

The William & Mary School of Business embraces the spirit of revolution by educating the next generation of principled leaders who will imagine the great business opportunities of the day and seize them.

The Center for Corporate Education offers professional development at the individual level and customized experiences for organizations developing top talent. Our open-enrollment programs provide professionals with fast-track credentials to sharpen their business acumen or gain new knowledge outside their area of expertise.

Our part-time evening Flex MBA Program combines the best of our world-class faculty, small discussion-based classes, and executive mentorship with the convenient scheduling and location that busy professionals need to balance business school, a growing career, and family. Classes are taught at our Newport News Campus and includes a powerful support network of faculty, staff, and executive mentors that set the William & Mary Flex MBA Program apart from the rest. Technical professionals have two concentrations to choose from: 1) Business Analytics and 2) Management of Engineering and Technology Development, and international coursework and global immersions are available each year.

The William & Mary Executive MBA Program is specifically designed for experienced leaders who are preparing to move into strategic, senior level roles, to transition into a new industry or career path, or to begin a venture of their own. The program meets about every other week on our historic campus in Williamsburg and also includes two international residencies, making the William & Mary’s Executive MBA Program one of the most globally-focused programs available. In less than two years, our Executive MBA students significantly improve their strategic-level mindset, expand their global awareness, and position themselves as true leaders.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

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Opportunities in Virginia's Connected Future

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What Makes Technology "Smart"

09:15 AM 09:45 AM

If you ask most people for a definition of "smart" technology or "smart cities" they will talk about the Internet of Things, ubiquitous sensors and communications, artificial intelligence or autonomous vehicles. But if you are responsible for building an infrastructure or a town center that is supposed to last fifty years or more, "smart" cannot mean chasing the latest glitzy technology. Instead, smart technology must be the set of technologies that answer issues that people care about: livability, sustainability, and resilience. There are now a number of examples from around the world where starting with the technology has resulted in total failure, and examples from here in Virginia where even simple changes can improve or reduce costs. Changing our mindset about smart technology provides an opportunity to rethink the role of technology in our lives and the types of public policies that make sense in a quickly evolving future.

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Break

09:45 AM 10:00 AM

SMART Technology Moderated Panel Discussion

10:00 AM 11:15 AM

Moderated by Reuben Maher

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Networking Break

11:15 AM 11:45 AM

Break

11:45 AM 12:00 PM

Please pick up lunch and return to main conference room for our special guest speaker.

What if We Showed You? The Power of Connected Digital Disruption

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

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Networking Break

01:00 PM 01:30 PM

Elements of SMART Infrastructure

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

  • What Does It Take To Become An Innovator? presented by Natasha Luthra
  • Real-Time Analytics on the SAS® SmartCampus presented by Steven Enck
  • Behind The SMART presented by Lynn McDaniel
  • An Overview of SMART and Connected Places presented by Dr. Avinash Patwardhan
  • Smart Center for a Smart NASA Future by Steven Velotas

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Break

02:30 PM 02:45 PM

SMART Infrastructure Moderated Panel Discussion

02:45 PM 04:00 PM

Moderated by Natasha Luthra

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Closing Remarks

04:00 PM 04:15 PM

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Reception

04:15 PM 06:00 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

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Embracing the Future

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SMART Vehicles: Today and Tomorrow

09:15 AM 10:30 AM

  • Enabling Technologies for Collaborative Seabed/Subsea Operations presented by Mike Fry
  • Propulsion, Power, and Autonomous Applications for UAS presented by Dr. Max DePiro
  • USV Autonomy Lab and Integration Center: An Open and Collaborative Environment for Development and Integration of Autonomous Solutions and Systems Support presented by Dr. Timothy Coats
  • The Challenges and Opportunites of Unmanned Aerial Systems presented by William Fredericks
  • Re-defining the Ride in the New Age of Mobility presented by David Woessner

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Break

10:30 AM 10:45 AM

SMART Vehicles Moderated Panel Discussion

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

Moderated by Michael Fry

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Break

11:45 AM 12:00 PM

Please pick up lunch and return to main conference room for our special guest speaker.

Unmanned Systems Initiatives in Virginia

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

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Networking Break

01:00 PM 01:30 PM

Examining the Required Ecosystem for Technology Driven Economic Development in Hampton Roads

01:30 PM 01:55 PM

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SMART Resources Moderated Roundtable Discussions

02:00 PM 03:30 PM Roundtable Break-Out Room

  • Creating New Business: Marla Schuchman, Owner, Three Sheep Consulting
  • Education, Training, & Workforce: Chris Carter, Deputy Director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium
  • Making Connections: Tracy Tynan, Center for Innovative Technology
  • Region Unity: Mike Yaskowsky, Business Development Manager, City of Hampton
  • The Market: Jerry Cronin, TempO Director, ODU Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Cybersecurity: Daniel Hunter, Technical Director for OT/IT Cyber & Advanced Capabilities, Jacobs

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Break

03:30 PM 03:45 PM

Roundtable Overview and Next Steps

03:45 PM 04:15 PM

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Closing Remarks

04:15 PM 04:30 PM

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