POC - 2024 Army Summit

2024 Army Summit | Potomac Officers Club


The Potomac Officers Club’s 2024 Army Summit serves as a crucial platform for Army officials, government leaders and industry executives to share their most urgent priorities, their most promising strategies and solutions to their toughest challenges. Be a part of the conversation with thought leaders and decision makers as they discuss all things Army.

This year, the Honorable Doug Bush, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, ASA(ALT) Principal Deputy Young Bang, and Michael Monteleone, director of the Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate within the Army's C5ISR Center, will be delivering keynote speeches. 


Thursday, June 13, 2024
7:00am - 3:45pm
Eastern Time Zone


7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA


Ray Ali

VP, Tech Solutions for Army


Dan Andrew

Software Systems Architect with the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Data, Engineering and Software

U.S. Army

Young Bang

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics & Technology

U.S. Department of the Army

Larry Barisciano

Senior Vice President and Business Area Manager for Land Systems


Clif Basnight

VP, Strategic Technologies

Ultra Intelligence & Communications

COL Anthony Behrens

Senior Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) Advisor to the Joint Program Executive for the Guam Defense System

U.S. Army

Dr. Peter Beling

Director, Intelligent Systems Division,

Virginia Tech National Security Institute

Matt Beran

Industry Lead, Global Defense & Intelligence


Dr. Sek Chai

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Latent AI

Rodney Davis

Deputy Program Executive Officer, Aviation

U.S. Army

COL Bettye Dufour

Chief, Force Development Division

Army National Guard (ARNG)

COL Vito Errico

Director, U.S. Army Software Factory

U.S. Department of the Army

Dan Ford

Chief Executive Officer


Leonel Garciga


U.S. Army

Maj Gen (Ret.) John George

Vice President, Strategic Account Executive Army


Aarish Gokaldas

Chief Executive Officer

Highlight Technologies

CPT Grayson Gordon

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

U.S. Army Cyber Command

COL Glenn Henke

Military Deputy Director Joint Counter-Small UAS Office (JCO)

U.S. Army

Josh Jackson

Executive Vice President, Army Business Group


Dr. Tom Karako

Senior Fellow International Security Program

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Mark Kitz

Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)

U.S. Department of the Army

MAJ Michael Krogh

Commander of the Army Intelligence and Security Command Operations Support Element & Director of Cyber Solutions Development

U.S. Army

Ki Lee

Senior Vice President

Booz Allen

Kevin Long

Vice President, National Security Solutions

Highlight Technologies

Dr. Andrew Midzak

Strategic Research Program Integrator

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Lisa Mitnick

Americas Portfolio Lead


Michael Monteleone

Director, Army Futures Command, Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing/Space – Cross Functional Team

U.S. Army

Dr. Don Reago

Executive Director of Research & Technology Integration Directorate, C5ISR

U.S. Army

Bob Ritchie

Chief Technology Officer


Nicholaus Saacks

Deputy Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (PEO IEW&S)

U.S. Department of the Army

Jennifer Swanson

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Data, Engineering & Software for ASA(ALT)

U.S. Department of the Army

Brandi Szczesny

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Army for Research and Technology SBIR and xTech Portfolio Liaison, ASA(ALT)

U.S. Department of the Army


7:00am 8:00am Networking Reception
8:00am 8:05am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am 8:45am Opening Keynote: Hon. Doug Bush
Keynote Introducer: Aarish Gokaldas
8:45am 9:20am Morning Keynote Fireside Chat: Young Bang
Moderator: Dan Ford
9:20am 9:55am Keynote: Mike Monteleone
Keynote Introducer: Maj Gen (Ret.) John George
9:55am 10:25am Networking Break
10:25am 11:25am Panel A: Joint and Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense in the Face of Evolving Threat Environments: Larry Barisciano (Moderator), COL Anthony Behrens, COL Glenn Henke and Dr. Tom Karako
10:25am 11:25am Panel B: Software Development Driving Advancement for Army Missions: COL Vito Errico, CPT Grayson Gordon, MAJ Michael Krogh, and Kevin Long (Moderator).
11:25am 11:35am Break
11:35am 12:35pm Panel A: How Do We Accelerate Speed of Development to Speed of Decision: Clif Basnight, Dr. Don Reago, Mark Kitz, Bob Ritchie (Moderator) and Nicholaus Saacks
11:35am 12:35pm Panel B: Harnessing Technology for Force Readiness in Multi-domain Environments: Rodney Davis, COL Bettye A Dufour, Dr. Andrew Midzak and Lisa Mitnick (Moderator)
12:35pm 1:35pm Lunch Break
1:35pm 2:35pm

Panel A: Accepting Risk in leveraging AI at the Pace of Need: Ray Ali (Moderator), Dr. Peter Beling, Dr. Sek Chai and Brandi Szczesny

1:35pm 2:35pm

Emerging Approaches to Digital Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Army: The Way Forward

2:35pm 3:05pm Networking Break
3:05pm 3:35pm Closing Keynote Fireside Chat: Leonel Garciga
Moderator: Josh Jackson
3:35pm 3:45pm Closing Comments
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