Washington, DC (June 16, 2021) — Defense One, the leading provider of news, analysis, and commentary to the national security and defense communities, will host its 2021 Digital Defense One Tech Summit on June 21-25, 2021. Defense and military branch leaders, including Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, will join the virtual event to examine the priorities of the new administration, the impact of developing technologies, and the emerging trends driving the evolution of national security. Now in its sixth year, the Tech Summit will explore the battlefield of tomorrow, biotechnology on the front lines, next steps in space, 5G, the AI revolution, the role of big tech, and more. Media interested in attending the Tech Summit should RSVP to Liz Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: The Defense One Tech Summit
When: June 21-25, 2021
- June 21: 1:00 pm - 3:55 pm ET
- June 22: 1:00 pm - 3:25 pm ET
- June 23: 1:00 pm - 3:55 pm ET
- June 24: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm ET
- June 25: 1:00 pm - 2:25 pm ET
Where: To receive the live webcast link, please register here. All media can register free of charge.
Who: Curated by Defense One’s Technology Editor Patrick Tucker, the event’s keynotes and panels feature top-level speakers, including:
Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Gen. John M. Murray, Commanding General, Army Futures Command
Mieke Eoyang, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Department of Defense
Walter S. Chai, Director of Space Sensors and Director of Missile Integration and Operations Center, Missile Defense Agency
Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall, Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers/Cyber; and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff J6
Rep. Jim Langevin, (RI-02), United States Congress
Rob Joyce, Director of the Cybersecurity Directorate, National Security Agency
Col. Eric Felt, Commander, Phillips Research Site and Director of the Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratory
Ylli Bajraktari, Executive Director, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Kelly D. Hammett, Director, Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr. Kerri Dugan, Director of the Biological Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Lisa R. Sanders, Director of Science and Technology for Special Operations Forces, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOF AT&L), U.S. Special Operations Command
Dr. Tim Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Lt. Col. Brandon Newell, Director of Technology and Partnerships, Installation Next program, U.S. Marine Corps
Derek M. Tournear, Ph.D., Director, Space Development Agency
The Tech 365 underwriters for the Defense One Tech Summit are Verizon, Leidos and Ciena. The Elite underwriters for this event include HP and Intel, Government Acquisitions and NVIDIA, Alion, DLT and Oracle, Red Hat, World Wide Technology and Cisco Systems. Further support provided by Boeing, MarkLogic, CTG Federal and Cohesity, Pluralsight, Equinix Government Solutions, Box, Dell Technologies, DocuSign, NetApp and immixGroup, ServiceNow, Rubrik, LookingGlass, Adobe, Google Cloud, Centrify, Cloudera, Forcepoint, Infor, Rebellion Defense, Thales, BluePrism, Leonardo DRS, Lockheed Martin, Crystal Group, Security Information Systems, CalypsoAI, Palantir, and Thycotic.
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