December 03 - 05, 2019
| Suburban Collection Showplace

Main Conference Day 2

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

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Major General (R) William Hix

Managing Partner, Next Horizon Partners, LLC
Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters US Army

·· Robotics & Autonomous Systems and preparing to fight in urban environments
·· Why do we need the RAS capabilities and how RAS enhances combat leaders in maneuver in Multi-Domain Operations?
·· How RAS capability can save lives and led to a decisive advantage in combat operations
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Brigadier General Kevin Admiral

Armor School Commandant
U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

9:45 am - 10:30 am Testing Weapon Systems on Current and Future Ground Combat

Dr. Robert Miele - Executive Technical Director/Deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
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Dr. Robert Miele

Executive Technical Director/Deputy to the Commander
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command

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


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Colonel Warren Sponsler

Deputy Director
NGCV CFT, Army Futures Command

·· Historical lessons and examples
·· Harnessing S&T efforts in the future
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Colonel Christopher Barnwell

Chief, Field Experimentation Division
Joint Modernization Command, U.S. Army

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Army’s Robotics Efforts in SMET, Leader Follower and Future of Autonomy with AI

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Bodenhamer - Product Manager, Appliqué and Large Unmanned Ground Systems, PEO CS&CSS, US Army

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Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Bodenhamer

Product Manager, Appliqué and Large Unmanned Ground Systems
PEO CS&CSS, US Army

·· Designing new systems that are “autonomy ready”
·· Identifying capability gaps
·· Upgrading current platforms for interoperability
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Mark Mazzara

Robotics Interoperability Lead | Project Manager Force Projection
U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Combat Support & Combat Service Support

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break



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Matthew Boyer

Co-Founder and COO
Zylter Inc.

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Major General (R) William Hix

Managing Partner, Next Horizon Partners, LLC
Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters US Army