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2012 GROUND ROBOTICS CAPABILITIES CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

"What Will It Take To Achieve The Vision?: Requirements, Technology, Acquisition, ROI"

SAN DIEGO, CA

21 - 23, March 2012

 

Agenda

Conference Brochure

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

POINT/COUNTER-POINT PANEL: FOCUSED TECHNOLOGY
“Which Will Best Serve: Interface Control Standards or Open Systems?”

Panelists:

  • Ms. Mary E. Lacey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, PhD, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
    Technology and Logistics; Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair, Public Policy and Private Enterprise,
    University of Maryland

POINT/COUNTER-POINT PANEL: BALANCED REQUIREMENTS
“Requirements Pull or ‘Technology/Capability Push’ Based Acquisition — Can Our Requirements
be What We are Capable of?

Moderator:

  • Mr. Thomas Gonzalez, Vice President, Corporate Development, Stratom, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Ms. Susie Alderson, Program Manager, SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific
  • LTC Stuart Hatfield, USA, Chief, Lethality Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, & Soldier Division,
    TRADOC

JGRE UPDATE

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Panelists:

  • Mr. Howard Leyda, Vice President, Marketing, Home Business Unit, iRobot Corporation
  • Mr. Tim Trainer, Interim General Manager, Military Business Unit, iRobot Corporation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Mr. Chuck Thorpe, Assistant Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Executive Office of the
    President, Office of Science and Technology Policy

STREAMLINED ACQUISITION
“Test and Evaluation of Autonomous Ground Robots”

Topic Introduction:

POINT/COUNTER-POINT PANEL: STREAMLINED ACQUISITION
“Do We Optimize for Technology Insertion or Logistics Efficiency?”

Panelists:

  • Dr. Marilyn Gaska, Strategic Planning Director, Corporate Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin
    Corporation

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