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2007 Disruptive Technologies Conference

“Disruptive Technologies: Turning Lists into Capabilities”

4 – 5 September 2007


Washington, DC





Tuesday 4 September 2007


Keynote Speaker: Mr. Rich Engel, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Science & Technology, National Intelligence Council


Lessons and Successes: Adapting Technology to Enhance the Warfighter


Evolving Joint Needs and Desired Joint Military Capabilities:

Moderator: Mr. Mike Knollmann, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Joint & Coalition Operations Support)


         USSOCOM: Mr. Doug Richardson, USSOCOM Washington Office Liaison for Advanced Technology

         USPACOM: Mr. Mel Chaloupka, Chief, Transformation and Joint Experimentation

         USSTRATCOM: Mr. Shawn Spencer, Director, Technologies & Capability Development


Panel 1: Industry’s Disruptive Technologies


         Weaponizing the Spectrum,” Mr. Kalle Konston, Alion Science & Technology

         Self-Powered Autonomous Next Generation Chem-Bio Sensors,” Dr. Richard Waters, SPAWAR Systems Center

         Robots: Changing the Way We Fight and Live,” VADM Joseph Dyer, USN (Ret), iRobot Corp.


Panel 2: The Need for Blue Force Disruptive Technologies


         “Informatics as the Next Engine of Innovation,” Dr. Zachary Lemnios, Chief Technology Officer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

         “Perspectives on Disruptive Technology,” Dr. Frank H. Akers, Junior Chairman, Army Science Board and Associate Laboratory Director for National Security, Oak Ridge National Lab

         “Science & Technology for Naval Warfare, 2015-2020,” Dr. Mark Lister, Member, Naval Research Advisory Council


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Wednesday, 5 September 2007


Panel 3: Technology Challenges: Ultra Hard Problems


         “Predictive Human Behavior, CDR Sean Biggerstaff, USN Assistant Director, Human Systems, Office of the Director, Defense Research & Engineering

         “Stand-off Biometric Identification,Mr. Thomas Dee, Director, Biometrics, Rapid Reaction Technology Office, Office of the Director, Defense Research & Engineering


Panel 4: Disruptive Technology: Happenings and Prospects

         “Disruptive Sensor & Electronic Technologies for Land Operations,” Dr. John Pellegrino, Director for Sensors and Electron Devices, Army Research Laboratory

         “Propulsion/Hypersonic Technologies,” Dr. William Borger, Director, Air Force Research Laboratory/ Propulsion Directorate

         “Naval Innovation & Disruptive Technology,” Dr. Lawrence C. Schuette, Director of Innovation, Office of Naval Research

         “Training and Mission Rehearsal,” Mr. Frank DiGiovanni, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness

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