POC - 2024 Air Defense Summit

2024 Air Defense Summit | Potomac Officers Club



Part of the Potomac Officers Club’s recurring series of military-focused events, the 2024 Air Defense Summit brings together the top Air Force leaders and decision-makers, alongside industry experts and government officials, to discuss the future of the service. Join this event to hear important updates on peer competition, modernization efforts, cutting-edge technology adoption, and more.

What will be discussed?

  • How AI is transforming mission-critical collaboration and security for decision advantage
  • The fight of 2030 and beyond
  • Enabling an agile, adaptive, and innovative force
  • How technology is providing supplies, data, intelligence and a common operating picture to fight in a unified joint force against our near-peer adversaries

Why should you attend?

  • Gain exclusive access to an elite GovCon executive crowd
  • Hear strategic insights directly from government, Air Force, and industry leaders
  • Stay educated on major trends and movements within the sector

**Use of the terms “Air” and “Defense” and appearance of Department of the Air Force personnel does not imply endorsement by DoD, the USAF or USSF. This conference is not an official DoD, USAF or USSF hosted or sponsored event. There is no official affiliation between this event and the DoD, USAF or USSF.**


Tuesday, July 23, 2024
7:00am - 2:15pm
Eastern Time Zone


7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102


7:00am 8:00am Networking Reception
8:00am 8:05am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am 8:45am

Opening Keynote: Melissa Dalton
Keynote Introducer: Vincent DiFronzo

8:45am 9:20am

Morning Keynote: Venice Goodwine
Keynote Introducer: Berry Duplantis

9:20am 9:50am Networking Break
9:50am 10:50am

Panel A: Accelerating with IT: Frank Biancardi, James Crocker, Pat Kumashiro, and Bob Ritchie (Moderator)

9:50am 10:50am

Panel B: Drive USAF Decision Advantage: Practical Use Cases for AI/ML: LTC Timothy Heaton, Corey Hulen (Moderator), Maj. Matthew Jordan, and Leslie Shing and COL Matt Strohmeyer.

10:50am 11:00am Break
11:00am 12:00pm Panel A: Harnessing technology, science, and innovation for Force Readiness in Multi-domain Operations: Scott Ariotti (Moderator) and Lora Muchmore
11:00am 12:00pm

Panel B: Maximizing Impact: Strategies to Replicate Successful Air Force Case Management Solutions: Matt Beran (Moderator), Edwin Herchert, Daniel O'Connor and Justin Soderlund

12:00pm 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm 1:35pm Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Timothy Grayson
1:35pm 2:10pm Closing Keynote
2:10pm 2:15pm Closing Comments