September 26 - 27, 2019
Washington DC

Main Conference Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Morning Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson's Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Ensuring Efficient USTRANSCOM Operations and Seamless Interface via Logistics Modernization

Major General Kotulich, Chief of Staff of U.S. Transportation Command will provide a senior-level look into the efforts to modernize USTRANCOM Logistics practices in order to provide a more efficient and streamlined means to project and sustain military power globally. 

Major General Deborah L. Kotulich, Chief of Staff of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

Major General Deborah L. Kotulich

Chief of Staff of U.S. Transportation Command
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

9:45 am - 10:30 am Logistics in Support of Modernization and Readiness Objectives

As the United States continues its transitions to multi domain operations, the role technology places in pushing readiness and modernization becomes central to success. An overview will be presented on how technology and doctrinal practices focusing on increasing the flexibility and efficiency of sustainment to further enable an agile, expeditionary, and responsive Military.
 
•           Organizational changes enabling readiness
•           How the Army is building capabilities around modern technology
•           Industry advancements necessary in contributing to Army agility and responsiveness
 
William F. Moore, SES, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff at G4, Headquarters, U.S. Army

William F. Moore, SES

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff
G4, Headquarters, U.S. Army

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Advancing Aerospace Applications of Advanced Manufacturing

AFRL will provide an Air Force perspective of how Additive Manufacturing fits into current sustainment and the future of the warfighter. This perspective will provide a summary of current effort implementing those AM technologies which are highly developed, as well as ongoing research into emerging AM technologies.
 
·         Examining technical and cultural hurdles which exist holding the technology back from widespread adoption.
·         The road-map for technology adoption in the Aerospace domain.
Adam Hicks, Additive Manufacturing SME/MAMLS Deputy Program Manager at Air Force Research Laboratory, United States Air Force

Adam Hicks

Additive Manufacturing SME/MAMLS Deputy Program Manager
Air Force Research Laboratory, United States Air Force

In order to maintain the Department of Defense’s strategic edge as we enter an era of great power competition, it is necessary that we continue to innovate for future fights. This talk will discuss the future direction of research and development within the Department. 
Dr. JihFen Lei, Deputy Director, Research, Technology and Laboratories at Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Dr. JihFen Lei

Deputy Director, Research, Technology and Laboratories
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

This panel discussion, led by USSOCOM’s Advanced Manufacturing Lead and OSD's Joint Additive Manufacturing Model EXchange (JAMMEX) Co-Chair, Michael Guinn, will provide an overview of the efforts to leverage additive manufacturing practices that promote greater agility across the Department of Defense pertaining to the upcoming JAMMEX capability.

Michael Guinn, Advanced Manufacturing Lead at USSOCOM

Michael Guinn

Advanced Manufacturing Lead
USSOCOM

Joe Veranese, Business Systems Manager at America Makes

Joe Veranese

Business Systems Manager
America Makes

Michael Schall, Business Systems Manager at America Makes

Michael Schall

Business Systems Manager
America Makes

Catrina Murphy, DLA IT AM Program Manager at Defense Logistics Agency

Catrina Murphy

DLA IT AM Program Manager
Defense Logistics Agency

Victoria Navazio, DLA IT Deputy Portfolio Manager at Defense Logistics Agency

Victoria Navazio

DLA IT Deputy Portfolio Manager
Defense Logistics Agency

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Increased Readiness with Artificial Intelligence

AI-powered solutions and tools are revolutionizing sustainment operations, refining inventory management techniques and leaving behind the preventative maintenance paradigm. Machine learning (ML)-based tools can incorporate far more sophisticated data sets and generate predictions tailored to each problem's data set, resulting in far more accurate predictions. This enables optimal stocking levels for required replacement parts. When combined with ML-based predictive analytics, the benefits of this technology to readiness are profound.
Jim Fitzgerald, Director, Defense and National Security at SparkCognition

Jim Fitzgerald

Director, Defense and National Security
SparkCognition

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking Break and Demo Drive

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for the Advancement of Global Logistics

Whether logistic systems are designed around the sustainment of a Warfighter, or the execution of business services, the core objective is the same; ensuring end customer fulfillment. This session will examine how economic success, like Military success, is built upon innovative and efficient logistics.
 
·         Strategies and innovations that have enabled efficiency in operations.
·         Logistic planning, design, and maximizing worker efficiency.
·         Leveraging analytics, data, automation, and material management to increase the speed at which supply chains operate.
Francesco Pontrandolfo, AI/ML Technical Business Development, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services

Francesco Pontrandolfo

AI/ML Technical Business Development, Worldwide Public Sector
Amazon Web Services

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Post Conference Networking