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Defense Innovation Unit Track

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Defense Innovation Unit Welcome Message and Overview

The Defense Innovation Unit is where companies come to succeed. Welcome to DIU's mission and vision for pushing the edge of defense possibilities. Join us for an exciting and eye-opening day.

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DIU Fireside Chat: SECDEF Innovation Priorities

"Build Back Better" sounds cool, but you know what's cooler? Maximizing our national security with planned investment. Come listen to how the Department of Defense will open opportunities for non traditional companies to take advantage of the Departments resources. Get the down-low from leadership within the Office of the Secretary of Defense as they present how the administration's defense innovation priorities fit within the Build Back Better plan.

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DIU DODX Ecosystem Counter-Intelligence Brief: The Threat Walks Among Us

A session worthy to spy on. Mark your calendars and listen in on this mission-critical Counter-Intelligence briefing.  DIU will examine critical points of entry for bad actors seeking to exploit your companies. You'll learn how to identify adversarial capital and protect your company from investors with malicious intent as well as how to stay alert and take proactive measures.

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Networking

Catch your breath, grab a coffee, and chat with changemakers. Get energized and inspired by the world-class professionals in the room and expand your network to the next level.

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DIU Powering our Future: Our Greatest Challenge and Greatest Opportunity

Need Energy? Yep, that's what we thought. Hear from DIU's newest portfolio, Advanced Energy & Materials, which is dedicated to tackling the DoD's growing energy needs. Capital Factory invites you to learn how industry is integrating advancements in energy and materials technology into DoD installations and distributed operations.

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DIU National Security Innovation Capital: Get Hardware to Market Faster
Tex Schenkkan (TBD)
Tex Schenkkan (TBD)
NSIC, Director

Hardware doesn't have to be a hard problem. Join DIU for a briefing on how hardware startups uniquely benefit from government funding. Don't miss out on understanding how non-dilutive capital can actually surpass the value of private investment when driving national security innovation.

- CDT (Part 1 of 2)
Networking

Catch your breath, grab a coffee, and chat with changemakers. Get energized and inspired by the world-class professionals in the room and expand your network to the next level.

- CDT
DIU Artificial Intelligence: Innovation at the Speed of Trust
Jared Dunnmon (TBD)
Jared Dunnmon (TBD)
DIU, Technical Director, AI & Machine Learning Portfolio

Artificial intelligence pushes the limits of known possibility. Yet, AI creates unique challenges for public servants just as much as philosophers. Learn how DIU and others are helping to apply the DoD's ethical principles for AI development and acquisition.

- CDT (Part 2 of 2)
Networking

Catch your breath, grab a coffee, and chat with changemakers. Get energized and inspired by the world-class professionals in the room and expand your network to the next level.

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DIU Building a Capable and Trusted Drone Ecosystem for the US and Our Partners

We can promise you one thing: this session won't make you wonder for how long it'll drone on. Capital Factory invites you to learn how DIU facilitates the drone acquisition process. We'll dive into DIU's Blue UAS project, which established trusted small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for broader Department of Defense government partners. Don't miss out on this one!

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DIU Scaling Success: Building The Future We Were Promised
MG Tracy Norris (TBD)
MG Tracy Norris (TBD)
Texas National Guard, Adjutant General
Evan Loomis (TBD)
Evan Loomis (TBD)
ICON, Co-Founder
Tom Foldesi (TBD)
Tom Foldesi (TBD)
DIU, Director of Commercial Products and Partnerships

DIU's success goes hand-in-hand with startups' successes. By leveraging scaling opportunities from DIU, startups can gain massive payoffs and become the next big thing. Come hear from companies about how they leveraged DIU to go from early stage startup to Unicorn!

- CDT
Networking

Catch your breath, grab a coffee, and chat with changemakers. Get energized and inspired by the world-class professionals in the room and expand your network to the next level.