POC - 2022 Air Force Summit

2022 Air Force Summit | Potomac Officers Club


Throughout the past year, the U.S. Air Force has spearheaded multiple efforts to sustain critical defense systems and equipment, integrate advanced technology and modernize outdated infrastructures to stay ahead of the constantly changing multi-domain battlespace and retain the nation’s competitive edge over our adversaries.

During the Potomac Officers Club’s Annual Air Force Summit, distinguished public and private sector leaders will gather to examine the strategies, challenges, global issues and opportunities influencing the Air Force today as it continues its mission to fly, fight and win anytime, anywhere.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022
7:00am - 1:00pm
Eastern Time Zone


Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA


Richard Bangs

Air Force Account Director


Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William "Bill" Bender

Senior Vice President – Customer Excellence


Michael Berger

Defense & Aerospace Market Leader

Capgemini Government Solutions

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Mike "Boe" Boera

VP, Air Force Strategic Account Executive


Robert Carey

President of Government Solutions


Brig. Gen. Jason Cothern

Deputy Commander, Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California

U.S. Space Force

Vincent DiFronzo

Senior Vice President, Air Force, Combatant Command and DoD Agency Business Unit


James Kyle Hurst

Chief, Digital Transformation Office [DTO]

Department of the Air Force

Maj. Gen. Robert Scott Jobe

Director, A-5/8/9 Plans, Programs and Requirements Directorate, Air Combat Command [ACC]

Department of the Air Force

Hon. Kristyn Jones

Assistant Secretary and Comptroller

Department of the Air Force

Wanda Jones-Heath

Principal Cyber Advisor

United States Air Force and United States Space Force

Frank Kendall


Department of the Air Force

Erik King

Senior Solutions Architect – Vice President


Lauren Knausenberger

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

U.S. Air Force

Denise Oberndorf

VP, Defense and Intel

Capgemini Government Solutions

Joe Sublousky

Vice President, Joint All Domain Command and Control


Brig. Gen. Jeff “Spaniard” Valenzia

Joint All-Domain Command and Control Cross-Functional Team Lead, Air Force Futures [HAF A5/7]

Department of the Air Force

Col. William Young Jr.

Commander, 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing

Department of the Air Force


7:00am 8:00am Networking Reception
8:00am 8:05am Welcome & Introductions
8:05am 8:45am Keynote: Frank Kendall
Keynote Introducer: Denise Oberndorf
8:45am 9:45am Integrating Advanced Technology and Modernizing Infrastructure Panel: Lt. Gen. William "Bill" Bender (Ret.) (moderator), Robert Carey, Brig. Gen. Jason Cothern, Vincent DiFronzo, Maj. Gen. Robert Scott Jobe and Brig. Gen. Jeff Spaniard Valenzia
9:45am 10:00am Break
10:00am 11:00am The Digital Battlefield: The Digital Future with Joint, Multi-Domain Environments Panel: Michael Berger (moderator), James Kyle Hurst, Wanda Jones-Heath, Erik King, Joe Sublousky and Col. William Young Jr.
11:00am 11:40am

Fireside Chat: Lauren Knausenberger
Keynote Introducer: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Mike "Boe" Boera

11:40am 12:20pm Fireside Chat: Hon. Kristyn Jones
Keynote Moderator: Richard Bangs
12:20pm 12:30pm Closing Comments
12:30pm 1:00pm Networking Lunch
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