Conference Schedule

Learn how to work with the NAVY, hear from the NAVY and display your solution for them.
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  • JUNE 5 2018 (Proposed- Subject to Changes)


  • 07:00 - 08:00
    Where
    Lobby

  • 08:00 - 08:15
    Join the color guard in honoring our flags.
    DON ONR
    General
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 08:10 - 08:55
    KEYNOTE - The next Decase in Hampton Roads: New Naval Initiatives, New Regional Oportunities
    Business
    DON ONR
    General
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 09:00 - 09:50
    Moderator, Ray White Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority Panelists: Warren Harris, Virginia Beach EDA Chuck Rigney, Norfolk EDA Florence Kingston, Newport News EDA
    Business
    Government Contracting
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 09:55 - 10:40
    Panel II – Regional Technology Resource Overview Academia Moderated by Karen Jackson (Virginia Secretary of Technology) Hear from regional academia on the resources available to you through the university.
    Business
    Regional Resources from Universities
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 10:30 - 10:50
    Business
    Where
    Exhibit Hall/ Lobby

  • 10:55 - 11:50
    Moderated by Jeff Palumbo What is the venture capital community seeking with commercialization and investing in government contracting companies? How does commercialization opportunities meet with the strategy of investing in a company and their customer relationship with the government? Here from regional Venture Capital experts and entrepreneur community leadership.
    Business
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 13:00 - 13:55
    Panel III – Naval Research Enterprise (DON NRE) - What Should You Know About the Office of Naval Research - What Do We Need and look for? - Where Are Our Opportunity On-ramps?
    DON ONR
    Government Contracting
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 14:00 - 14:55
    What Can Hampton Roads Bring to the Fight? Hear from regional resources on what they have for you and how they are here to help you be successful!
    Business
    Growth
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 15:10 - 16:20
    - What New Practices Are Emerging? - What Should Entrepreneurs Expect? - How are we simplifying engagement with us? - What should businesses and Universities expect?
    Business
    Government Contracting
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 16:20 - 17:00
    Hear from experts on Government contracting vehicles and how to use them effectively.
    Business
    Government Contracting
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 17:00 - 17:10
    Hear closing remarks from a few key individuals on the days activities.
    Business
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • JUNE 6 2018 (Proposed- Subject to Changes)


  • 08:30 - 08:55
    DON ONR
    General
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 10:15 - 11:10
    ....Matching opportunity with scale capability... a dialogue to model new collaborative approaches
    Business
    DON ONR
    Government Contracting
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 11:15 - 11:45
    DON ONR
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

  • 11:20 - 12:15
    What’s New in Naval Acquisition? Are the Old Obstacles for Business Being Resolved? • ASN (RDA) James Geurts, introduced by Ms. Emily Harman, DON OSBP
    DON ONR
    Government Contracting
    Growth

  • 12:00 - 1:00
    US Rep. Rob Wittman US Rep. Scott Taylor State Sen. Frank Wagner
    Business
    Government Contracting
    Where
    Open Campus

  • 15:00 - 15:30
    Here from CATAPULT Honorary Chairman Vice Admiral David Architzel (ret) and Bob Smith DON SBIR/STTR Director on the findings of the event and the next steps for attendees to get engaged. Learn about upcoming DON, ONR, Regional and CATAPULT events and opportunities.
    Business
    DON ONR
    Where
    Sandler Theatre

Daniel R. Morris, J.D. L.LM.

Daniel R. Morris, J.D. L.LM.

Executive Director at the National Institute of Aerospace’s REaKTOR
Eric Weisel PhD

Eric Weisel PhD

Research Associate Professor Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center
Nneka Chiazor

Nneka Chiazor

Regional VP of Government and Public Affairs, COX Communications
Thomas Strickland

Thomas Strickland

GDPR, CISO-as-a-Service DPO-as-a-Service (fractional), NERC CIP, Cyber/Physical Security, Compliance, IT/OT/IOT, Advisor
Honorable John Uhrin

Honorable John Uhrin

Virginia Beach City Council

Kyle Ellis, Ph.D

Kyle Ellis, Ph.D

NASA Langley Research Center with a PhD in industrial engineering
John E. Williamson

John E. Williamson

Communications Analyst Sr| SAIC
Senator Mark Warner

Senator Mark Warner

Senator Mark Warner
Ben Loyola

Ben Loyola

Loyola Enterprises
John Paris

John Paris

Partner, Securities/M&A attorney - Williams Mullen