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Data & AI for Defense 2021


Join the best and leading representatives in defense and industry to learn how data & AI can be used to advance the services and better defend the United States. 

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Bringing Defense and Enterprise Together to Unleash the Power of Data & AI

AI and Data are now at the forefront of the DoD's agenda to defend the US. America has accelerated its investment and research in AI and Data innovations that will win what is now being called the 'AI Race'. Alongside this is the ever increasing need for data-centricity within the Defense sector, to aid decision makers both on and off the battlefield.

Following on from the success of CDAO Government, ‘Data and AI in Defense’ is our virtual event wholly dedicated to Data and Artificial Intelligence within the US Defense space.

Bringing together representatives across military, government and industry, D&AI Defense will provide a platform for Data and AI professionals to discuss the hottest topics.

From broader discussions on the top level DoD digital strategy and attaining VAULTIS goals, to talks on how to best grow a data-centric workforce and attract the right talent, this event will bring together the best in Defense and Industry to showcase how Data and AI can help the services better defend the USA.

Spanning two afternoons, this forum will allow delegates to network with CDOs, Directors, Strategists and AI professionals in industry, whilst accessing engaging, dynamic and insightful panel discussions on the latest projects and advancements across the US Defense structure.

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12:00 - 12:30pm ET / 9:00 - 9:30am PT

Opening Keynote: Create Data Advantage

  • Transformation of the DOD to a data-centric organization
  • Using data at speed and scale for operational advantage and increased efficiency
David Spirk, Chief Data Officer, Department of Defense

12:30 - 1:15pm ET / 9:30 - 10:15am PT

Panel Discussion- Route to Success – Leveraging Data to Attain DoD Strategy Goals in the US Army

  • Discussing the current progress in attaining Data Strategy goals and finding out what more needs to be done
  • Tackling the V.A.U.L.T.I.S aims (Visible, Accessible, Understandable, Linked, Trustworthy, Interoperable and Secure Data)
  • Visualization and the need for clear, accurate and explainable analytics
  • Safe collaboration – making collection, storage and use of data secure

Joyce L. Myers, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Army Aviation and Missiles Command, US Army

Jillian Klug, Director of Innovation, US Army

Kevin Larrabee, Chief Data Scientist, US Army

Henry Sowell, Chief Information Officer, Cloudera Government Solutions, Cloudera

1:15 - 1:45pm ET / 10:15am - 10:45am PT


Time for informal networking with your peers, grab a drink, or have a pause


1:45 - 2:30pm ET / 10:45- 11:30pm PT

Panel Discussion: Winning the AI Race

  • Establishing where the US is in the Artificial Intelligence race – what will it take to beat the enemies and win wars
  • New administration, new opportunities! Will Biden’s term in office bring increased support for investment in AI and technological advancement in defense?
  • Route to normalization – where are we and what more can be done to make AI an integral part of military structure
  • Mosaic warfare – developing interfaces to strengthen layered battlefield tactics

Kristin Saling, Acting Director, People Analytics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)

Joel Nantais, Chief Data Scientist, US Department of State

Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow & Director of the Hudson Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute 

2:30 - 3:00pm ET / 11:30 - 12:00pm PT

Happy Hour Meet & Greet

Grab a drink and catch up face-to-face with fellow attendees, plus the day’s expert speakers will be on hand for you to follow up with them directly!

 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT

End of Day One

1:00 - 12:45pm ET / 10:00 - 10:45am PT

Panel Discussion: Myth Busting AI in Defense – Ethics and Security
  • Discussing the common misconceptions and fears surrounding the use of AI in military that still pervade forces and civilians alike
  • Route to standard rules of engagement – When can we start to build a common rulebook of AI usage on the battlefield and what would that look like?
  • Bigger is better? Data collection en-masse is clearly the best way to inform AI technology to better defend the US, but how can this be done in a responsible and accountable way whilst protecting the rights of the average American citizen? Where is the line drawn?
  • Overcoming bias in AI – how can we make sure bias is eradicated when using AI and algorithms in warfare, recruitment and prediction

Bryce Goodman, Chief Strategist AI/ML, Defense Innovation Unit (DoD)

Jared Dunnmon, Technical Director AI/ML, Defense Innovation Unit (DoD)

Alex Van Deusen, Design Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

1:45 - 2:30pm ET / 10:45 - 11:30am PT

Panel Discussion: Operationalizing Data and Utilizing Technology to Support the Mission

  • Enabling troops with better tactical foresight through data & predictive analytics, to alleviate cognitive load on the battlefield
  • Investigating the current uses and benefits of UVT, and the future potential of its uses on air, land and sea
  • LAWS ban – what can be done by the industry to build trust in the use of autonomous weapons systems
  • Warfare Robotics – plans for the future and how AI/ML can expedite growth in this area
Dr. Robert Toguchi, Chief of Concepts Division, USSOCOM 
Matthew Benigni, Chief Data Officer, Army Futures Command
Grant Kluzak, Data Director, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, US Navy
Isaac Faber, PhD, Chief Data Scientist AI Task Force, US Army

2:30 - 3:00pm ET / 11:30 - 12:00pm PT


Take a break, grab a drink or meet fellow attendees in the chatroom


3:00 - 3:45pm ET / 12:00 - 12:45pm PT

Panel Discussion: Accelerating Acquisition and Upskilling Talent – Building a Data-Centric Network in Defense

  • What is the DoD’s plan on attracting the best talent to bolster their tech workforce?
  • Data-centricity – how democratizing data and increasing “explainability” can boost the talent pool
  • Is it ever too late to teach an old dog new tricks? Exploring the ideal time to educate the workforce on data analytics and AI
  • Acquiring enterprise partnerships – where are the roadblocks? Delving deeper into the acquisition route to nurture defense-enterprise relationships

Capt Brian Baller, Director of Analytics and Data Science, Naval Sustainment System – Aviation, US Navy

Col Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton, Director, USAF/MIT Accelerator

Capt Kyle Palko, Chief, AI Development, Air Force/MIT Accelerator

3:45 - 4:15pm ET / 12:45 - 16:15pm PT

Speaker Meet & Greet


4:15pm ET / 1:15pm PT

End Of Day Two

Why invest your time?

Defense Specific


A dedicated forum, focusing specifically on the issues that face Data & AI Leaders in the Defense Sector. Your challenges differ from those completely from the civilian industries ; this event allows you to deep dive into specific issues with other people in your position.  

Intimate & Exclusive


Don't get lost in the crowds - we bring together 200+ leaders from across the Defense & Military Services. Our limited size means we focus on quality attendees, not the quantity of them.

This approach means that you will meet the key people who you will actually benefit from talking to - Everyone you meet will matter, and everyone who matters you’ll meet!

Unique Formats 


Through a combination of keynote presentations, expert panel discussions, and interactive ‘self-help’ style roundtable discussion groups, we provide a forum in which to knowledge share, benchmark, network, and tackle the most timely challenges as well as identify strategies to overcome them.

Through this mix, so you will benefit from the collective wisdom of all in attendance. 

Registration Options

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$ 1099
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Across 2 days we broadcast multiple sessions straight to your laptop, Mobile or ipad. Throughout the week you will benefit from our insightful sessions, delivered by outstanding information security executives, covering your most pertinent challenges.

The event will be using the latest browser-based technology meaning you won't need to download any software to join the event. Simply ensure you have a wifi connection and a web browser such as Chrome, Safari, Edge or Internet Explorer.

Yes, all approved sessions will be made available on-demand after the event to registrants. You must sign-up to receive access to the recorings. 

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