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speakers

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keynote speaker

Raymond Tony Thomas Updated Photo
GEN (Ret.) Raymond A. "Tony" Thomas III​ | Former Commander USSOCOM
GEN (Ret.) Raymond A. “Tony” Thomas, III served in the United States Army for 39 years, culminating his career in the highest echelons of the U.S. military as the 4-star Commanding General of the more than 85,000 men and women who comprise U.S. Special Operations Command.

Master of Ceremonies

Jared N. Shepard

Host, Founder and Director, Warriors Ethos

John Gallagher

Diamond Sponsor, CEO, Klas

MajGen (Ret.) Mark "Droopy" Clark

Master of Ceremony, U.S. Marine Corps, former Commander of MARSOC

Brigadier (Ret.) Mark Smethurst

Master of Ceremony, Deployment Support Command, Australian Defence Forces

MG (Ret.) Lawrence "Wayne" Brock III

Master of Ceremony, U.S. Army, former Commanding General of 311th Signal Command

Brigadier (Ret.) Mark Smethurst, DSC, AM

Master of Ceremony, Australian Defence Forces

MG (Ret.) Lawrence W. Brock III

Master of Ceremony, U.S. Army, former Commanding General of 311th Signal Command

MajGen (Ret.) Mark "Droopy" Clark
Master of Ceremony, U.S. Marine Corps, former Commander of MARSOC

Speaker Line Up

CW5 Jeramy Cosner

Chief Technology Officer, N-CFT, Army Futures Command

Presenting:

Network Modernization to Enable the Army of 2030 and 2040

Ryan McLean

Director, TAK Product Center | Chief Engineer, PEO-SOF Digital Applications

Presenting:

TAK: The Allied Forces Platform for Information Dominance

Michael McFadden

Chief Technology Officer, Solute Inc.

Presenting:

Quantum Computing

Frank Murray

CTO, Klas

Presenting:

Extending High Performance Compute to the Edge

LTC Ryan Kenny

Ph.D., Commander 112th Signal Battalion (SO) (A)

Presenting:

Pivoting to AI at the Tactical Edge

LTC (Ret.) Charlotte Rhee

Director of Business Development, Kyrus Tech

Presenting:

Realities and Fallacies of “Digital” Safety

Oleksandr “Sasha” Danylyuk

Chairman of the Centre, Ukrainian Defense Reforms

Presenting:

A Use Case in Operating in a Contested Environment; Russian Actions in Ukraine from a Firsthand Viewpoint Location

COL (Ret.) John E. McLaughlin

President of IPR Consulting, former Director of C4 Operations, SOCOM, U.S. Army

Presenting:

Cyberspace and Electromagnetic Warfare Readiness Initiatives

Panelist & Moderator Line Up

COL (Ret.) Wade Johnston

Director of Innovation at Klas Government

Moderator for:

JADC2

Kathleen “Kat” Cassedy

Senior Consultant, Xanda Digital Platform at VOS Intelligence

Moderator for:

Enabling Multi Domain Operations

COL (Ret.) John E. McLaughlin

President of IPR Consulting, former Director of C4 Operations, SOCOM, U.S. Army

Moderator for:

Cloud & Data Analytics at the Tactical Edge

MajGen (Ret.) Mark "Droopy" Clark

Master of Ceremony, U.S. Marine Corps, former Commander of MARSOC

Moderator for: 

How to Communicate, Survive, and Sustain in the Contested Environment/WEZ

Col Christopher "CJ" Johnson

USAF HAF AF/USSF/OCSO

Panelist for:

JADC2

CW5 Jeramy Cosner

Chief Technology Officer, N-CFT, Army Futures Command

Panelist for:

JADC2

Matt Jones

CEO at Sigma Defense

Panelist for:

JADC2

Col Justin Collins

Upper SML, Enterprise IT & Cyber Infrastructure Division, U.S. Air Force

Panelist for:

Enabling Multi Domain Operations

LTC Brian Wong

Commander JCU, U.S. Army

Panelist for:

Enabling Multi Domain Operations

COL Jesse Phillips

Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Director, J6/CIO

Panelist for:

Enabling Multi Domain Operations

Col Ian Fletcher

Director of Combat Development, Integration & Resourcing at Marine Corps Special Operations Command

Panelist for:

Enabling Multi Domain Operations

LTC Betty Myrthil

Deputy Division Chief, Cyberspace and Electromagnetic Warfare Division, HQDA G-3/5/7

Panelist for:

Enabling Multi Domain Operations

LTC (Ret.) Quay Barnett

Executive Vice President at Striveworks, Inc.

Panelist for:

Cloud & Data Analytics at the Tactical Edge

CW4 Shawn E. Petermann

Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Army

Panelist for:

Cloud & Data Analytics at the Tactical Edge

LTC (Ret.) Michael “Mike” Parsons

Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services

Panelist for:

Cloud & Data Analytics at the Tactical Edge

CW5 James Adams

CCWO, JCSE

Panelist for:

Cloud & Data Analytics at the Tactical Edge

LTC Randall “Randy” A. Linnemann

Assistant Chief of Staff G6, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), U.S. Army

Panelist for:

Cloud & Data Analytics at the Tactical Edge

How to Communicate, Survive, and Sustain in the Contested Environment/WEZ

Thomas "Tom" Holschuh

Manager of the Spectrum Innovation Department at Idaho National Laboratory

Panelist for:

How to Communicate, Survive, and Sustain in the Contested Environment/WEZ

Wesley "Wes" Cook

Director Global Defense Connected Solutions at Honeywell Aerospace, Services and Connectivity

Panelist for:

How to Communicate, Survive, and Sustain in the Contested Environment/WEZ

LTC Scott "Mac" MacDonald

Director Of Operations, White House Communications Agency

Panelist for:

How to Communicate, Survive, and Sustain in the Contested Environment/WEZ

Tech talk and breakout session speaker LINE UP

Ming Ling

Customer Engineer, Infrastructure Lead at Google Cloud

Caleb Moss

Customer Engineer, Machine Learning Lead at Google Cloud

MAJ (Ret.) Gerhard Schulz

Vice President at By Light

Michael Geist
President, ATG
Greg Moore
OEM EMEA Field Chief Technology Officer at Dell Technologies
Captain (Ret.) Florent "Flo" Groberg
Senior Director Mission Solutions and Customer Experience at Microsoft Federal
Marlin McFate
Public Sector CTO at Riverbed
CW4 (Ret.) Carl Couch

Director of Engineering at Klas Government

Suman Mallick

VP of Systems Engineering at CodeMettle

Patrick Perry
Sr. Director, Federal Strategy at Zscaler
Jason Myers
Technical Director at Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH)
Don Bailey
Enterprise Solutions Architect at VMware
Mike Maice

Chief Technology Officer at Archon

Suman Mallick

VP of Systems Engineering at CodeMettle

Patrick Perry
Sr. Director, Federal Strategy at Zscaler
Kyle Dufresne
Sr. Vice President, OEM Solutions at Dell Technologies

Training speaker LINE UP

Evan Mills
Technology Strategist – SOF at Microsoft Federal
Vivek Warrier

Sr. Architect at Microsoft Federal

Josh Morgan
SOF Technical Account Manager at NexTech Solutions (NTS)
Will Lester
VP of Engineering at NexTech Solutions (NTS)
Sean MacKirdy
District Manager – Federal DoD at Cohesity
Ron Nixon
Federal CTO at Cohesity
Suman Mallick
VP of Systems Engineering at CodeMettle
Brendan Kelly
Data Protection Account Executive at Dell Technologies
Clayton "Clay" Coppernoll
Systems Integration Architect, Klas Government
CW4 (Ret.) Carl Couch​

Director of Engineering at Klas Government