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The Secret to Building an Outcomes-based DoD Software Culture

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Captain America, 8th Floor & Virtual

Hannah Hunt
Army Software Factory, Chief Product and Innovation Officer

Hannah Hunt (Forbes 30 under 30 Class of 2021 in the Enterprise Technology category) currently serves as the Chief Product & Innovation Officer for the Army Software Factory within Army Futures Command, which has an ultimate objective to teach soldiers and civilians how to solve Army problems with cloud technology and modern software, and to better prepare Soldiers for disconnected warfare on an information-centric battlefield. She is charged with developing and delivering a cohesive suite of products for soldiers and evangelizing agile acquisitions in the Army. Prior to that role, Hannah served as the Chief of Staff at Kessel Run, the Air Force's premiere software factory, with the mission of building and delivering software that warfighters love.. In that role, Hannah managed a cross functional team of business, personnel, manpower, commander support staff, and strategic initiatives experts that enabled Kessel Run to complete its mission. Hannah was the youngest Chief of Staff in the Air Force and strives to emphasize a lean startup and agile work environment for the organization. Hannah is now focused on building the next generation of Army coders to increase readiness and lethality.

Capt Rachele Szall
Kobayashi Maru (Kessel Run), Chief of Product

Captain Rachele Szall currently serves as the Chief of Product for the Space Command and Control Software Factory, also known as Kobayashi Maru. Kobayashi Maru is focused on enabling the digital workforce in continuously delivering Operational C2 software that US Space Force operators love. In her role, Rachele leverages her experience in software development and streamlining organizational processes to drive the product strategy across all six product portfolios within Kobayashi Maru. Prior to that role, Rachele was with Kessel Run, the Air Force’s premiere software factory. Rachele served in several roles starting as one of the Air Force’s first active-duty Product Designers, the Product Design Practice Lead and stood up the Air Forces’s first Customer Success team.

Austen Bryan
Platform One, Chief Operations Officer

Maj Austen R. Bryan, Chief Operating Officer, Platform One, Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. In that capacity Maj Bryan leads over 250 personnel on the engineering and acquisition teams responsible for the development and operations of the core Platform One Enterprise Information Technology (IT) services that enable the Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) transformation for the Department of Defense (DoD). Maj Bryan led the stand up and growth of the program from concept to operations which now executes over $80 million annually. Platform One delivers 4 key IT services and is continuously deploying applications to production for all military branches.

Meagan Metzger
Dcode, CEO

Meagan Metzger is the founder and CEO of Dcode, a privately owned company connecting the technology industry and government to drive commercial innovation in the federal market. Dcode shows tech companies how to break into and scale in the public sector effectively and trains government organizations to implement new tech solutions. Dcode has worked with more than 100 tech companies and dozens of government organizations, driving more than 200 implementations of new technology in government and millions in federal contracts.

FCW recognized Meagan as one of the Federal 100 winners, and Fedscoop named her one of 2018’s Top Women in Tech for her influential work with Dcode. Prior to Dcode, Meagan worked as Chief Operating Officer of a government-focused mobile and cloud company, leading 200% growth in its first two years. Meagan was also previously Chief Strategy Officer at a government-facing IT consultancy and established it as one of the fastest-growing small businesses on Washington Technology’s Fast 50 for three years in a row. Meagan has worked closely in several roles with senior leadership across DoD and civilian agencies, using her expertise in federal IT acquisitions to execute a billion-dollar IT program.


Building software is hard. Doing it in the DoD is even harder. How have the Army, Navy, and Air Force figured out how to deliver outcomes in their software development organizations? The answers will surprise you. Join this session to learn more!


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Wayne Polatkan
Wayne Polatkan
Tuloy, Chief Executive Officer
Romeo Augustine
Romeo Augustine
Mobilize VISION, Account Manager
Jade Baranski
Jade Baranski
Mobilize VISION, CEO
Bruce Altmann
Bruce Altmann
SonarFastAi, ceo
Allison Williams
Allison Williams
VMware Tanzu Labs, Sr Manager, Public Sector
Lynne O Hamilton
Lynne O Hamilton
Lawelawe Defense, Inc., President
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Steve Amos
HealthCode, CEO/Founder
Sergio Gallucci
Sergio Gallucci
SCOUT Inc., CTO
Jerry Ramey
Jerry Ramey
Mobilize VISION, CTO
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Activate, VP, Defense Innovation
Matthew Schuler
Matthew Schuler
Saint Industries Inc, Chief Strategy Officer - PCADS HALO
Matthew Craig
Matthew Craig
Boone Group, Client Success Strategist
Judson Crane
Judson Crane
Defense Innovation Board, Research Director (People & Process)
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Michael Ertmer
@AUSAPittsburgh & Army AI2C
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Randy Groves
Exabyte.io, Business Development Public Sector
Michael Williams
Michael Williams
Boeing, Principal Advanced Technologist
Ramon Sellers
Ramon Sellers
Siemens, National Federal Business Manager
Zachary and Levy
Zachary and Levy
Cognovi Labs, Managing Director
Jeanne Walter
Jeanne Walter
Leidos, Product Owner
Nelson Salas
Nelson Salas
Grug Group / JetX, Founder
Karen Fray, PMP
Karen Fray, PMP
National Security Innovation Network, National Service Portfolio Director
Mahdi Schindelheim
Mahdi Schindelheim
GridRaster, / Head of Enterprise Sales & Strategy
Liya Smolina
Liya Smolina
AWS, Air Force Account Manager
Daniel Foley
Daniel Foley
D2IQ Federal, Sr. Strategic Account Leader
Jeff Ribel
Jeff Ribel
Dark Wolf Solutions, LLC, Director, Strategic Accounts
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