2018 C4ISR Symposium Agenda

May 8-10, 2018, San Diego, Liberty Station Conference Center

“Coalition Warfare”

8 May 2018 (Day 1)


0700 – 0900: Breakfast
0800 – 0805: National Anthem
0805 – 0815: Opening Remarks
0815 – 0900: Keynote Address:  RDML Chebi, PEO C4I (Confirmed)
0900 – 1000: Strike Group Post-Cruise Brief: CAPT Russ Smith, CCSG-9 IWC
1000 – 1015:  Break
1015 – 1115: Panel Session:  Coalition Networks
                       Moderator:  CAPT Rothenhaus
1115 – 1200:  Networking Break/Lunch Buffet
1200 – 1300:  Lunch Keynote:  “The Strategic Landscape” – George Galdorisi
1300 – 1330:  Networking Break/Lunch Cleanup
1330– 1430:  Panel Session: Dev Ops
                      Moderator:  Red Hat
1430 – 1530: Panel Session –Coalition Communications

                      Moderator:  Joel Cabana, APME PMW-170
1515 – 1530: Break
1530 – 1630: Panel Session – Coalition Space Operations
                      Moderator:  Jeff Matthews, LA SMC

1630 – 1900:  Symposium Social Mixer (onsite)

9 May 2018 (Day 2)


0700 – 0900: Breakfast
0800 – 0805: Pledge of Allegiance
0805 – 0815: President’s Opening Remarks
0815 – 0915: Panel Session – CDS Colloboration
                      Moderator: BAE

0915 – 0930: Break
0930 – 1030: Panel Session – Geospatial Intelligence in a Coalition Environment
                      Moderator:  R.W. “Space” Kraft, NGA Liaison to SPAWAR

1030 – 1130: Panel Session – Fleet Operational Experience with Coalition C4I
                      Moderator:  Bryan Lopez, SPAWAR HQ

1130 – 1200:  Networking Break / Lunch Buffet
1200 – 1300:  Lunch Keynote – “Foreign Military Sales” – Sean Moone, PMW 740
1300 – 1330:  Networking Break / Lunch Clean Up
1330 – 1430:  Panel Session – Information Sharing in Coalition Civil Support Operations and International Disaster Relief
                      Moderator:  Todd Stansfield, CEM
1430 – 1530: Panel / Speech – Naval Coalition Networking
                      Moderator/Speaker:  Terry McKearny

1530 – 1545:  Break
1545 – 1645:  Final Keynote Speaker (Senior Foreign Liaison Officer)



10 May 2018 (Small Business Day)


0800 – 0805: Pledge of Allegiance
0805 – 0815: President’s Opening Remarks
0815 – 0915: Panel Session – Export Control and ITAR
                      Moderator: 

0915 – 0930:  Break
0930 – 1030:  Panel Session – Roles of  Liaisons in Coalition Operations
                       Moderator:  CAPT Yokoyama, CO SSCPAC

1030 – 1130:  Panel Session – Women in Defense Tech
Moderator:  Rebecca Unetic

1130-1200: Closing Speaker – “Role of Intl Coalition C4ISR in Trump     Administration Def Strat & Policy” – Sam Tangredi

0700 – 0900: Breakfast

0800 – 0805: National Anthem

0805 – 0815: AFCEA San Diego President’s Opening Remarks

0815 – 0830:  SPAWAR “Environmental Scan” Introduction – CAPT Gisele Bonitz, Commanding Officer SPAWAR System Center Pacific

0830 – 0915: “The Strategic Landscape facing DoD and the Navy” – Rachel Volner, SPAWAR System Center Pacific

0915 – 1015: Keynote Address: RADM David Lewis

1015 – 1030: Break

1030 – 1130: Panel Session – Architecting a Digital Navy

  • Moderator: Nick Freije, SPAWAR System Center Pacific
  • Panel Member: Greg Shaffer (SES), SPAWAR HQ Deputy Chief Engineer
  • Panel Member: CAPT Christopher Sund, Third Fleet Asst. Chief of Staff for Requirements, Innovation, and Experimentation (N8N9)
  • Panel Member: Cameron Chehreh, Dell EMC Federal Chief Technology Officer

1130 – 1200: Networking Break/Lunch Buffet

1200 – 1300: Lunch Keynote: Digital Transformation, Cameron Chehreh, Dell EMC Federal Chief Technology Officer

1300 – 1330: Networking Break/Lunch Cleanup

1330 – 1430: Panel Session – Using Open Standards to Drive Interoperability

  • Moderator: Lee Zimmerman, SPAWAR System Center Pacific Technical Director
  • Panel Member: Tim Lunderman, World Wide Technologies Principal Consultant
  • Panel Member: A.T. Monroe

1430 – 1530: Panel Session – Lessons Learned in Visualizing the Future of War Through Fiction

  • Moderator: Aaron Marx, Deloitte
  • Panel Member: Peter Singer, best-selling author of “Ghost Fleet”
  • Panel Member: CAPT (ret) George Galdorisi, SPAWAR System Center Pacific
  • Panel Member: LtCol Patrick Kirchner, USMC Warfighting Laboratory

1530 – 1545:  Break

1545 – 1645: Cyber Strategy Forum sponsored by USD Center for Cybersecurity Engineering & Technology – US Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy and their Impacts on Public and Private Digital Transformation

  • Moderator: RDML (ret) James. H. Rodman, Jr., USN
  • Panel Member: RADM (ret) Ken Slaght, USN, President San Diego Cyber Center Of Excellence
  • Panel Member: Ryan Griffin, Senior Vice President, Credit, Political & Security Risks, JLT Specialty USA
  • Panel Member: Dr. Chell Roberts, Dean University of San Diego Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering
  • Panel Member: Dr. Jack Furay, Senior Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service

1645 – 1900:  Social Mixer (onsite)

0700 – 0900: Breakfast

0800 – 0805: Pledge of Allegiance

0805 – 0815: President’s Opening Remarks

0815 – 0915: Panel Session – Operating in a Cloud Environment

  • Moderator:  Trudi Morgan, SPAWAR System Center Pacific
  • Panel Member: Steve Mitchell, Lockheed Martin Engineering Fellow
  • Panel Member: Jay Hum, Pivotal Labs
  • Panel Member: Barry Barlow, Vencore (former head of NGA GEOINT services and Chief of Acquisition)

0915 – 0930: Break

0930 – 1030:  Panel Session – Data Management Strategies for the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Moderator:  Delores Washburn, SSC Pacific Chief Engineer
  • Panel Member: Craig Owen, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation
  • Panel Member: Manuel Terranova, Chief Executive Officer, Peaxy
  • Panel Member: Michael Patrick Moran, Research Director, Gartner

1030 – 1130: Panel Session – Mobility and Security in a Digital World

  • Moderator:  CAPT (ret) Bryan Lopez, SPAWAR Special Advisor for Cyber Security
  • Panel Member: Tim Adams, WWT, Mobility Technical Solutions Architect
  • Panel Member: Eugene Liderman, Director for Airwatch Product Management at VMWare
  • Panel Member: Steve Schmalz, Principal System Engineer, RSA
  • Panel Member: Dr. Henrik Christensen, Director of the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego

1130 – 1200:  Networking Break / Lunch Buffet

1200 – 1300: Lunch Keynote – Steve Brown, Vice President of Innovation Labs, CoreLogic

1300 – 1330:  Networking Break / Lunch Cleanup

1330 – 1430: Looking forward to Next Year’s Symposium

  • Moderator: Jack Turner, AFCEA San Diego Symposium Chair
  • Panel Member: VADM (ret) Ted Branch – President, DroneAviator
  • Panel Member: Mr. Tom Tiernan – Executive Portfolio Manager
  • Panel Member: Mr. Jamie Schlosser – Production Installation and In-Service Engineering Business Portfolio Manager
  • Panel Member: Mr. John D. Morrison, Director of ONR Naval and Industry Innovative Research Partnerships

1430 – 1445: Break

1445 – 1600:  Keynote Speaker – Peter Singer, author of “Ghost Fleet” – Confirmed

1600 – 1900: Speaker’s Reception – Liberty Station Courtyard Marriott Patio

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